All four Bumblebee Camaros from the Transformers movies were auctioned off as a group last Saturday. The auction took place during Barrett-Jackson’s annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The final bid? A cool $500,000. The proceeds will go towards Operation Homefront, a non-profit that supports military families in more ways than one. The only downside for whoever snagged these rides? They were all sold with scrap titles, which means they can’t be driven on the street. Alas, check out the 4 iconic bees right here. Enjoy.
707-HP. Need we say more? Enter the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that’s been souped-up to perfection. Original planning capped horsepower at 650, until the developer rolled-up with 57 more. Check it out, right here:
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and certainly stunned audiences. And now, the Blue Oval has auctioned off the first production example and donated the profits to charity. The auction took place at Barrett-Jackson’s annual event in Scottsdale, Arizona where the final bid came in at $1.1 million. The bidder? Barrett-Jackson’s own chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson. And who better to facilitate the bidding than Edsel Ford II and Aaron Shelby, the grandson of Carroll Shelby.
The proceeds will benefit JDRF, a diabetes research foundation that helps fund continued research to cure the disease. Ford has worked with the foundation for decades and has donated $70 million over the past 35 years.
The specs we know you want:
5.2-liter supercharged V-8
2.65-liter Eaton blower
Over 700 horsepower
7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Quarter mile time of under 11 seconds
0-60 mph in the mid 3.0-second range
Congratulations to Craig Jackson for snagging the first example of this legendary muscle car and contributing to diabetes research. And to those interested in getting one for themselves, the car goes on sale this fall. Details to follow. Enjoy.
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 debuted on Monday in Detroit. White the power it’s packing stole the spotlight, few took notice of its standard hood pins. The six-generation monster will have over 700-hp from a 5.2-liter V-8 and a 2.65-liter Eaton supercharger with 12 psi. It’s said to run the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds, and go from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.
Carl Widmann, Ford Performance boss told Motor Authority that the hood pins are necessary to ensure the hood stays in place when the car picks up speed. “If you took the hood pins off and ran it, it’ll lift,” he said. Well, we have to say we’re grateful for those hoodpins, since whoever gets their hands on one of these speed demons will more than likely take it straight to the track. Hoodpins or no hoodpins, the GT500 is as beautiful as it is powerful. Check it out, right here.
A very special Mustang sold at auction this past weekend. The 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold at Mecum’s annual auction in Kissimmee, Florida for a whopping $2.2 million. The car was last sold back in 2013 for $1.3 million, which makes this ride now the most expensive Mustang in the world, and also means the car has been appreciating in value at a rate of $200,000/year.
Believe it or not, though, it was not the most expensive car at the auction. That title was claimed by a Ferrari LaFerrari that went for $3.3 million. Other highlights from Mecum included a pair of 1969 L88 Corvettes that sold for $990,000. Check out the Super Snake for yourself, right here.