Place your bets. Jay Leno is coming in hot in a Corvette C6. His competition? The Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragster with Elaine Larsen behind the wheel. That’s right, Jay’s facing-off with the Jet Dragster World Champion. Let’s see how this plays out:
All we have to say is buckle up, everyone. This might just be the most riveting in-car footage we’ve seen from the ‘Ring. Thanks to Bavarian MOPAR Works on YouTube, we get to experience a 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat navigate the twists and turns of the iconic Nurburgring track. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, right here.
Ford announced recently that production of the GT has been extended. As a result, the Blue Oval has revealed a new special addition GT at the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The GT is based on the Competition Series and is officially the lightest model yet, weighing 40 pounds less than the standard GT. This is all thanks to a slew of new lightweight parts including carbon fiber wheels, a titanium exhaust, titanium lugnuts, and a polycarbonate rear hatch with additional venting.
Herman Salenbauch, Global Director of Ford Performance said, “The Ford GT Carbon Series stands out on the road with its striking carbon fiber-rich design and on the track with its athleticism,” “It is yet another example of how we can bring to life our Le Mans-winning supercar in new and exciting ways so our customers can share in that magical legacy.”
Nothing like a new Hennessey Performance package to brighten up your Monday, right? This time, the ultimate tuning shop got its hands on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. The added HPE1000 package brings the horsepower from 797 to a staggering 1,035 and torque from 707 to 808 pound-feet. We don’t have any specs regarding a 0-60 mph or quarter-mile times, but we can imagine the HPE1000 Hellcat will outrun the standard version any day.
Included in the HPE1000 package is a 4.5-liter supercharger, a supercharger pulley upgrade, new throttle body, long-tube headers, high-flow catalytic converters, new fuel injectors, and a high-flow induction system. And of course, a few Hennessey badges, consistent with all projects that come out of the HPE garage. Interested? The package alone costs $34,950. So what do you think, is it worth it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Nothing like an old garage find to help you kick-off the weekend. Our friends over at BarnFinds.com reported that this 1966 Ford Shelby GT350H was found in an elderly woman’s garage, where it has been parked for three decades. We don’t have any details about the cars life, but we can gather it’s been through a crash of some kind. A few of the body panels don’t match and the driver’s side door is a different color.
Under the hood is a Cobra 289 cubic-inch V-8 engine producing 306-hp and 329 pound-feet of torque. As for that “H” in the GT350’s name, it is because the car was a Hertz Rent-A-Racer Shelby Mustang. Pretty sweet rental, right? Check out this barn gem, right here. Enjoy.