Today we’re featuring one of Jay Leno’s favorite generations of Corvette. Enter, the 1957 Chevrolet Corvette. With an American-built V8 and twin four-barrel carburetors, this classic is an absolute beaut. Check out the episode below to hear more about this muscle car and why Jay still considers it one of his all-time favorites. Enjoy.
We’re wrapping up this week with a trip back to the ‘80s, GM style. This decade was packed with performance vehicles and things only went up from there. We’re talking Regal GN, Monte Carlo SS and the list goes on. MotorWeek’s retro flashback pays homage to three long-lost GM performance icons and it’s just what the doctor ordered. Enjoy.
Mopar fans everywhere are rejoicing over the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. Leno got to spend some quality time in a 1971 Plymouth GTX – the final model year of the standalone GTX model. The current owner snatched up this beauty at Mecum years ago, and says the car is basically stock. The one modification the owner made was adding a vacuum-operated Air Grabber hood intake.
We have to say, this car is stunning, sporting an orange and black paint job. And the 440 CID V-8 sounds even better. Watch the episode below and take a look under the hood of this classic, we promise it won’t disappoint.
The C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is an amazing machine. The $80,000 price tag? Not so amazing. While there are many affordable supercharger cars on the market, few are quite as fast as the Z06. A close runner-up is the Callaway C7 Corvette, a supercharger which produces 610 hp. It can hit 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and do the quarter-mile in 11 seconds. Sure, that’s pretty fast, but doesn’t come close to the monstrous procharged C7 with over 1,000 hp.
The car was fitted with drag radials when it conquered the quarter-mile in 9.69 seconds at 143 mph. Making it one of the fastest Corvettes we’ve ever seen. See for yourself:
Ford Mustang GT’s are great whether they’ve been modified or not. That’s just a fact. No one should feel lame about buying a GT and keeping it stock. Its 400 hp and 5.0-liter V8 is plenty to keep things interesting. We’ve seen all kinds of sick modified Mustangs over the years, with the occasional bad apple (it happens.) Gears and Gasoline recently got together with Mustang GT owner Ryan who decided to give his ride an extra 600hp, just for kicks.
The additional power comes from a 930whp ProCharger centrifugal supercharger, which gives the GT a total of just under 1,000 hp. That winds up being more than the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Woah. Check out the video below to see just what it’s like to be behind the wheel of a Mustang GT with this much power. Enjoy.