Yes, you read that right. We knew a mid-engine 2019 Corvette was in our future, what we didn’t know is that it would be so soon. According to The Drive and Bowling Green Daily News, the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette will begin production as soon as January 2018.
The Corvette factory located in Bowling Green, Kentucky has been shut down since July. Why? To be re-tooled for the C8. Don’t worry, though. This upgrade does not mean the existing C7 Corvette’s production run is over. Once the factory is back up and running, the C7 will resume production for a few more months. Production of the C7 will officially end on January 22nd. Until then, speculation will continue about the upcoming C8. We know that it will be mid-engined. But what else? What engine(s) will be placed directly behind the driver? And what about the C7 ZR1?
Chances are one of these beauties will debut before Detroit in January. Will Chevy go big and reveal both the C7 ZR1 and C8? We can only hope. For now, enjoy some spy shots, courtesy of CarBuzz.
Let’s start out by saying we never encourage any sort of run in with the law. But, we sort of knew this was going to happen at some point. It was inevitable that one of FCA’s bad boys would be involved in a car chase with police sooner or later. Combine the Challenger Hellcat’s aggressive looks and angry engine and it’s all over. And that’s what happened on this (usually) calm Texas highway.
There’s no way to determine exactly why 25 year-old Mohmed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba decided to steal a white Challenger Hellcat. But we can only imagine how badly he wanted to take it for a spin. The police initiated a pursuit and quickly learned that their cruisers were no match for a 707 horsepower supercharged Hemi V8. The driver managed to evade police going at insane rates of speed, without losing control. He put himself and the entire road in danger with this stunt. The police were able to stop the driver thanks to a Helicopter and a GPS tracker installed in the vehicle. It also helped that being a true muscle car, the Challenger ran out of gas. Check out the full story, right here:
To put it simply, The Ford GT Supercar is a total badass. I mean, have you seen this set of wheels? It’s a true race car for the road. With a few simple clicks, drivers can choose their preferred driving mode. Now let’s be clear, you probably don’t want to be in Track Mode if you’re driving through residential neighborhoods. But if you are heading to the track, well fire it up! Chris Harris does just that at Scotland’s Knockhill Circuit.
The twin-turbo V6 churns out a solid 647 hp with a 216 mph top speed. Switching into Track Mode is what has enthusiasts (Chris Harris included) drooling over the GT. See for yourself:
Monday morning is here, so hop in this ’66 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu alongside our favorite host: Mike Musto. Owner Enzo Morales has transformed stock into something spectacular. Check out the specs and see why they call it the American Aston Martin:
When Ford launched the original Mustang back in 1964, we’re sure the automaker had no clue that it would grow to be the best selling American sports car. The model was originally marketed as a “secretary’s car,” and Ford projected it to be pretty popular. There was one person in particular who not only took a special interest in the Mustang, but also saw the cars full potential. If you haven’t guess it yet, its Carroll Shelby.
Shelby, a former chicken farmer turned Le Man-winning race car driver from Texas, saw immediate areas of opportunity for the ‘Stang. He thought he would swap out the V6 for a V8, perform the necessary suspension and chassis modifications and there you have it. But, the Mustang, like other icons in the industry, kept its essentials over the decades. Watch the video below to experience the evolution of America’s favorite sports car.