..And just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, too! Ford has decided to join in on the celebration and reveal the new Grabber Lime exterior color for the 2020 Mustang. The ride you see here is the Mustang Shelby GT500 in the bright green hue that is certainly a show stopper. Although the Grabber Lime is one of Ford’s vintage colors, they have updated it to be brighter (as you can probably tell). Ford’s color and materials manager called it, “lime green on steroids.” And we concur.
In addition to the green, the automaker is also bringing Twister Orange, Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic color options to market in 2020. Though we don’t have the full details yet for the Shelby GT500, we know that it will pack a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 producing over 700 horsepower. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission will help the car go from 0-60 in the 3.0-second bracket and do the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds. Check it out, right here.
If you’re like us, you have a sweet spot for Shelby Mustangs. The 2020 GT500 muscle car is set for release this summer, but we’ve just learned some interesting specs. The cars top-speed is slower than it’s leading competitor, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. According to Car and Driver, the Shelby GT500 will have a top speed of 180 mph, while the Camaro ZL1 sits at about 202 mph.
Of course, the decision to cap the top-speed at 180 was not one that came lightly. A slew of other upgrades were added and unfortunately, speed had to pay the price. The most noteworthy performance goodie is an advanced aero package, including an available wing from the Mustang GT4 race car. Ford has yet to release official specs, so more to come on that. Until then..
The Hennessey Performance Exorcist Camaro ZL1 has returned to the Dyno. But this time, it’s fueled by 93-octane pump gas. Although the horsepower has gone down with this change, the torque has gone up. It’s all about give-and-take, right? The result is 902.1-hp and 795.2 lb-ft of torque at the wheels.
Noteworthy Hennessey upgrades include a 6.2-liter V8 with a revised valvetrain, new camshafts, improved valve springs, revised valves, and ported cylinder heads. And the list goes on: a high-flow supercharger, upgraded intercooler tech, stainless steel exhaust headers and midpipes, new catalytic converters, etc. Okay, okay.. we’ll stop rambling. See it for yourself, right here.
Oh, the treasure troves found on Craigslist. Building a car collection of your own can take quite some time. Last month, four of the most popular GM classics were put up for sale as a bundle for a bargain price of $120,000. Included was a 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible, a 1969 Camaro, a 1970 Chevelle convertible, and a 1987 Grand National. The posting, which has since been deleted, was pretty vague, but the most notable vehicle was the 1969 Chevy Camaro in a white and orange color scheme. The Camaro packs a 502ci Big Block Chevy V8 powerhouse.
It’s unclear whether someone has purchased the bundle or if the seller took the cars off the market. In any case, this sale is a steal. Check it out.
The first time we saw this ride was at the 2018 SEMA Show. And now, SpeedKore Performance Group’s Demon-powered, carbon fiber-bodied 1970 Dodge Charger has rolled into Jay Leno’s Garage for a visit. The car, known as the Evolution may look like a ’70 Charger but was actually built on a custom frame. Under the hood is the familiar 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 from the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. When all of SpeedKore’s modifications are said and done, the engine produces 966 horsepower (that’s up from the stock 840-hp.)
Check out the episode below to hear SpeedKore boss Dave Salvaggio explain the build in full detail. Enjoy.