Chevrolet’s YouTube series Corvette Academy gives viewers the top to bottom on all that is the brand and their fleet. Recently, they’ve let us in on the new Corvette Z06. The video covers some of the more technical aspects of the car through interviews with the team behind it, including chief engineer Josh Holder, system engineer Yoon Lee, and Sports Car Racing Program Manager Laura Wontrop Klauser. Check out the video below to see what makes the Z06’s 670-horsepower flat-plane crank V8 so special. You don’t want to miss this one. Enjoy.
The world’s rarest 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona recently broke an auction record. It’s one of only twenty two Hemi Daytona 4-speeds produced in 1969 with the original 426 CI Hemi V-8 engine. Check it out for yourself, right here. Enjoy.
Talk about an ultra-luxury car on steroids. Jon Olsson, swedish skier and self-proclaimed motorhead, is known for his custom rides. Previous projects include the DTM-Inspired Audi RS6 and the supercharged 800-hp Lamborghini Huracan with a ski box on the roof. Well, he’s traded his Lambo for a more.. practical, set of wheels. He explored other options like the Nisan GT-R and Ferrari FF, but landed on a Rolls-Royce Wraith. Solid choice. The Wraith, nicknamed George, has been fitted with a winter camouflage vinyl wrap. As the summer months rolled in, the roof rack was modified to carry a surfboard instead of skis and a huge set of spotlights. This custom Rolls was built by Absolute Motors, and they hooked up “George the Rolls” with some serious modifications in the power department. Packed with a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12, the modified Wraith packs a whopping 810-hp and rides on 24-inch forged rims. He wrote, “Who would have thought that you could have a race car sounding, smoke shooting, cage carrying monster machine with a RR badge in the front?” Not us, Jon.
Roadkill by MotorTrend Channel has long been into all things burnout. Freiburger and Finnegan could realistically be considered masters of their burnout craft. Surprisingly enough, this is the first time they’ve entered a burnout competition. With a rusted ’76 Camaro in tow, they enter the competition at the Spring Break Jam car show in South Padre Island, Texas. So place your bets on what goes first, the engine or the tires? Enjoy.
Every great car starts with an idea. This particular idea was to design and build a luxury car with seating for four, a floor-mounted shifter, a weight of less than 2,500 pounds, a length no longer than 180 inches, and a price tag of less than $2,500. Enter, the 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang. Each model came standard with a 170-cubic inch incline-6 engine. Additional options included 164-horsepower 260, 210-hp 289 4-valve low-compression, and 271-hp 289 cubic inch Hi-Po V-8s.
In the first year alone, Ford sold almost 700,000 Mustangs between the 1964 1/2 and the 1965 models. The brand would go on to partner with the legendary Carroll Shelby and create the Shelby GT350. After that, the rest is history. One thing is for sure, and it’s that the Blue Oval has consistently produced Mustangs since the first one rolled off the line. What other automakers can say that?