This should be interesting. Hennessey Performance has put two powerhouses against each other in an unlikely match-up. In one corner we have a Ford GT, a stock supercar with 647-hp. In the other, we have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, a surprisingly quick SUV for its size, with 1,000-hp (all thanks to Hennessey, of course). But even with that amount of power, there’s no way an SUV could beat a Ford GT in a drag race, right? You shouldn’t be so sure. Watch the video below to find out.
Classic Recreations, the Oklahoma-based custom car shop has been modifying high-performance vehicles for more than 15 years. Each project is built-to-order and takes about four months to complete. The shop produces some of the finest custom cars in the world, and we can’t get enough. More recently, the shop has acquired a license from Ford to bring back some oldies but goodies from the 1960s: The Boss 302, Boss 429, and the Mach 1.
The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 will debut at the 2018 SEMA show at the end of the month. And if this teaser sketch is any indication, it will be absolutely epic. The sketch hints at a black design with modern wheels and a rear spoiler to boot. The car is fit with a 429 V-8 engine with a stroker kit boosting displacement to 514 cubic inches. The estimated horsepower is about 815. You probably could’ve guessed, but the cost of a Classic Recreations vehicle isn’t exactly cheap. For a Boss 429, you’re looking at about $209,000 to start. The 2018 SEMA show starts October 30th in Las Vegas. Oh and don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated as soon as this beauty is unveiled.
Meet the 1948 Davis Divan: a three-wheeled rarity. Between the bullet shaped body and close distance to the road, this car is all aerodynamics. On this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay spends some time with Curator Leslie Kendall of the Petersen Museum. Take 30 minutes to learn a little more about this blue beauty and the man behind it all, Gary Davis. Enjoy.
People can get seriously creative with the projects they take on. Case in point. Someone took a sixth-generation Falcon sedan and turned it into a Ford Mustang sedan featuring the design of the fifth-generation model. The car was posted on two different (kind of hilarious) Reddit threads, lame car mods and awesome car mods. Amazing.
Whoever is responsible for this impressive build certainly channeled the GT500 as best he or she could. The car is currently on sale in Australia. Ford ended production in the country back in 2016, which ultimately took away the rear-wheel drive Falcon. This might be one of the only 4-door ‘Stangs you’ll see that look this good. Check it out, right here.
The purpose of ICON Derelict Projects is simple (or so it seems). Take classic vehicles and re-imagine them for modern use. The idea is to honor the original design as much as possible, but pump the car with modern power. In this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, founder Jonathan Ward stops by with his latest Derelict project: a vintage 1948 Buick Super Convertible.
Under the hood of this classic is a supercharged LS9 engine from a Corvette ZR1 that produces nearly 700 horsepower. Check out the video below for a detailed look into the car that hides modern functionality with classic style.