Classic muscle cars look great and exciting, and they have as much presence on the road as would an exotic Italian supercar. Their carbureted V8s and less restrictive exhausts means that they tend to sound good as well. However, the harsh reality of owning a classic muscle car, especially in the 21st century, is that you realize how much they lack in the handling department.
Hennessey Performance have gotten their hands on the all new Chevy Camaro SS, and have wasted no time in trying to make it angrier. A supercharger, a freer breathing exhaust, sports air intake, upgraded ECU, and drag radial tires make up their HPE550 package. As the number suggests, the Camaro packs north of 550 hp, enabling it to make a sub 12 sec run to the quarter mile.
Here is the latest Roush 427R complete with a supercharged 4.6l V8 making 435 hp. We're still waiting for a proper review, but in the meantime a little noise and action will do just fine.
Jay "The ultimate petrol head" Leno, has taken his time to review a special edition Dodge Challenger. The car comes complete with a Paxton blower enabling the 6.1l Hemi V8 to produce 570 hp and 525 lb ft of torque. The video is complete with burnouts, noise and Jay's sense of humor. Enjoy.
Probably the meanest muscle car you can buy today, and Inside Line have been lucky enough to torture its tyres. Definitely worth watching for Muscle car enthusiasts.
For those who follow drifitng, you know very well that it originated from the land of the rising sun. So drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. decided to make his wish come true by taking his all new, souped up, 2010 Mustang GT to Japan. The video below is a must see for those of who enjoy seeing an American beast going sideways accompanied by the angry exhaust roar of a supercharged V8.
The Chevrolet Camaro is back and is hungry to show Ford's Mustang and Dodge's Challenger a thing or two of what a modern muscle car should be all about. Edmunds' Inside Line was quick to put the all new Chevy Camaro SS against the Mustang GT and Challenger R/T. The war of the Muscle cars is definitively on.