The late Gilbert Speed (convenient last name, we know), was a true Mustang lover though and through. More than that though, he was a father of seven. He realized that an actual pony was too small for his seven kids to ride. Instead of selling the pony and getting a real horse, Speed purchased a 1965 Ford Mustang. A purchase we fully support, by the way. Today, his children carry on his legacy. They are in the business of buying and restoring old Mustangs.
Their collection has grown over the years to include three 1969 Mach 1s, two 1970 Mach 1s, two 1971 Mach 1s and a 1973 convertible. The youngest brother, Chester, is the one who started the restoration projects, and the other siblings followed suit. The siblings bring their Mustang collection to shows in the American south at least twice a year. One of the bothers said, “We really enjoy getting the Mustangs out on I-75 and just kind of have our own little parade – our own rolling car show.”
The “Demon Lite” hit the proving ground and definitely did not disappoint. Sure, it’s not the 840-hp SRT Demon, but the Hellcat Redeye is nothing to overlook. In fact, it’s the next-best thing, producing 797-horsepower and a handful of other insane features such as:
Reinforced ZF eight-speed automatic transmission
SRT Power Chiller
Watch the video below to witness the Redeye hit a staggering 177-mph in the standing mile. Enjoy.
When you get a new car, it can be overwhelming to learn its new features along with the quirks and maintenance needs right out of the gate. It’s even harder when the car in question is a unique, high-performance sports car. Lucky for us, Chevrolet released this video to give owners (or potential owners) an in-depth run down of the car. The video covers everything from vehicle break-in to routine maintenance, from racetrack preparation and drive modes.
The most noteworthy tip is the recommended break-in procedure. It’s so important, in fact, that GM went ahead and limited engine torque for the first 500 miles of use, to let all engine components get settled in properly. Sure, this isn’t the same as the in-person tutorial, but hey, it does the trick for now. Enjoy.
Going head-to-head today we have a 2020 C8 Corvette and a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, both bone stock (for now). In one corner we have the C8, packing 495 horsepower. In the opposite corner we have the GT500 Mustang Shelby, with a power output of 760-hp. Which one wins? We wouldn’t spoil it for you like that! Click the video below and watch it all go down. Enjoy.
Happy Friday, everyone. We thought we’d cap off the week with a clip courtesy of CAR JUNGLE on YouTube. The clip appoints the Dodge Demon, Camaro Exorcist, and Ford Mustang as the 3 best American muscle cars. So, what do you think? Do we agree or disagree? Oh, and you can watch full episodes of The Grand Tour on Amazon. Check it out, you won’t regret it.