What do you get when you pin a 550 horsepower Mustang against a Lamborghini Murcielago good for 650 horses? An all out battle. It all unfolds in the “Russian Village” Niigata, Japan and the rest is up to the machines. Check out the video below to see #BATTLEDRIFT:
Historically, Rolls-Royces are refined and elegant. A high-end luxury vehicle sported by celebrities and the rich alike. That being said, a Rolls-Royce is not a usual choice for a widebody kit. An aftermarket tuning treatment on a car like this is unexpected for sure, but German tuner Spofec (SPirit OF ECstacy) has pulled it off masterfully. Spofec is a division if the renowned German tuner Novitec Group that specializes in Rolls-Royces.
Now the Dawn isn’t exactly a subtle car to begin with. It’s huge size and gaping front grille make the car a stand-out, but Spofec has managed to make it even more eye-catching.
The widebody kit adds carbon fiber front and rear bumps along with new side skirts and flared wheel arches that widen the Rolls Royce Dawn by 13 cm. Woah. Other enhancements include specially created 22-inch wheels, and a significant power boost. The tuner has increased the Dawn’s power from 570-hp to 685-hp thanks to its 6.6-liter V12 engine. The torque is up to 723 lb-ft and the car now can go 0-62 in 4.6 seconds. Check out the Rolls Royce Dawn “Overdose” here thanks to Novitec Group. Enjoy.
By now, you’re familiar with the new Corvette Stingray. But, just in case, we thought we’d bring you the must-know deets about the next generation ‘Vette. Thanks to the good people over at CarBuzz, we have a list of 11 things you must know (if you don’t already). So, tell us, did you already know these quick facts? Enjoy.
It has a new engine (6.2-liter V8 dubbed the “LT2”)
There is no manual transmission option
The base model does 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds
It has a special chassis
Pricing starts under $60,000
There are 3 suspension levels
The base C8 is still called Stingray
New Interior and unconventional steering wheel design is causing controversy
This supercharged V8 Mustang truly looks unlike any muscle car that has come before it. A few years back Henrik Fisker designed a crazy custom Ford Mustang called the Galpin Rocket. Now, it goes by a different name: The VLF Automotive Rocket V8. VLF brought the Rocket V8 to the 2017 Detroit Auto Show to stir up interest for its anticipated production run. Yep, that’s right, this 725-horsepower Mustang is set for production. Rumor has it the custom muscle car will start at $120,000, a price which includes the Mustang it’s based on.
Sure, spending $120,000 on a custom Mustang sounds a bit crazy, but the package is pretty sweet. The V8 engine has been upgraded with a supercharger, giving it a power output of 725 hp and 700 lb-fit of torque. Top speed? 200 mph. It hits 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, with 15-inch Brembos providing the stopping power. The body was designed by Fisker and is a huge upgrade from the standard ‘Stang. Most importantly the front end. The Rocket V8 will come in both coupe and convertible. No word on those prices just yet.
The interior redesign features leather Recaro seats and a revised dashboard. As far as custom muscle cars go, this ride is at the top of our list. It might even see more interest than the Destino or Force 1, VLF Automotives other offerings in the luxury muscle car space. Check out these shots from the Detroit show of Henrik Fisker’s take on the Ford Mustang.
Talk about hitting the jackpot. More than 1,000 muscle cars are set to cross the auction block at Mecum’s even in Dallas, Texas. A few of the cars you can expect to see include:
1969 Dodge Daytona
1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX (one of 19 produced with an automatic transmission)
1968 Dodge Hemi Dart LO23 Super Stock (one of 80 produced)
1970 Buick GSX
1970 Buick GS
Oh, and as a special treat, the 1968 Highland Green Mustang in Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” will be on display for the duration of the auction. The Bullitt is set to hit the auction block in January next year. The Dallas event runs from September 4th – 7th. More to come.