Meet the 1959 Chevrolet Viking 60 – completely maintained, restored and modified. Purchased back in the ’60s by the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this truck was likely preserved for use in parades. Check out some specs on this oldie but goodie:
Dealership markups are inevitable. Automakers do their best to keep them from upping the prices, but there’s only so much they can do. In this instance, the markup is absolutely insane. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has an MSRP of $86,090 and is a street legal drag racer that pumps out 840-hp. What a great deal… cue the markups. Custom Cars West, a dealership based out of Englewood, CO is a prime example.
They are selling a Challenger Demon for an outrageous $175,999. That’s more than double the MSRP. Custom Cars West is a high-end used car dealership that shockingly was able to get their hands on a Demon order. Only 3,300 Demons are being built – 3,000 for the US and 300 for Canada. So this set of wheels is in high demand. So high that dealerships are charging double. Here’s the best part … more than likely, they’ll get it. A mere $200K for one of the greatest muscle cars of all time? There’s got to be a market for it. Interested? Expected delivery is the first quarter of 2018.
Fast and the Furious star collaborates with aspiring automotive technicians? This has got to be good. Actor Sung Kang has been exposed to his fair share of rides in the Fast and the Furious saga and now he’s bringing the movies to life. It’s a project car that debuted at SEMA 2017 thanks to three Alhambra, California students + Pure Vision’s Steve Strope. Lucky for us, it was documented by the guys at Garage Monkey. Enjoy.
…Because, why not? It has been only a few short weeks since Chevrolet debuted the 755 hp ZR-1. And can you believe that there are people out there who feel 755 isn’t enough? Well, Texas-based Hennessey Performance is on the case. Hennessey has announced plans for three upgrade packages for the ZR-1. The first is the HPE850, then the HPE100, and finally the HPE1200. And yes, you guessed it, each package has more power than the previous.
The HPE850 will be upgraded to 850-hp and buyers will receive a lower pulley, high-flow cylinder heads, upgraded valve springs, intake and exhaust valves and new pushrods and filters. The HPE1000 packs a full 1,000-hp and 966 lb-ft of torque thanks to a new supercharger. This package features most of the upgrades as the HPE850. As for the star of the show, (the HPE1200), well Hennessey didn’t hold back on this one. Under the hood is a 7.0-liter supercharged V8 with 1,200-hp and 1,066 lb-ft of torque. The HPE1200 will go 0-60 in just 2.2 seconds, a quarter-mile in 9.2 seconds at 147 mph, and will have a top speed of 230 mph. Woah. Expect Hennessey to roll out the Corvette ZR-1 upgrade packages in 2018 – prices to come after that. We’ll keep you posted.
We might be seeing the first pictures of the new special edition 2018 Ford Bullitt Mustang, sans camouflage. Rumors have been flying that Ford is developing another Bullitt-edition Mustang based on the current model. A user on Mustang6G.com snapped a photo of a Ford during an apparent commercial shoot in Chicago. Unfortunately for us, the photos aren’t great quality, but you can make out the Highland Green finish and five-spoke wheels with black spokes and chrome accents. Exactly the kind of details we would expect on a Bullitt-themed Mustang.
A leaked window sticker also revealed that the 2018 Ford Bullitt Mustang will be sold exclusively with the 5.0-liter Coyote V8. Also available will be either a 10-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Ford hasn’t confirmed the existence of the 2018 Bullitt, but if these photos really are of a Bullitt commericial in-the-making, a reveal at the Detroit Auto Show in January seems fitting. It would also coincide with the 50th anniversary of Bullitt’s initial release. Interesting. Hopefully we’ll get to see more of this beauty at Detroit in January. Stay tuned.