Who doesn’t love a good joy ride? Enter the Cadillac ATS-V. This ride is built on GM’s lightweight, rear-drive Alpha platform (which Cadillac shares withe the Chevrolet Camaro). The ATS-V is powered by a 3.6-liter, twin-turbo V-6 that churns out 464 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque. We have a feeling that a V-8 would fit under the hood, but we’ll try to keep that one to ourselves. This might be last years model, but we still love it. Buyers have the choice of a six-speed manual or a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic.
/DRIVE gives us the inside scoop and takes the car for a test ride. Check out the video below and see what one of America’s best marque’s is all about. Enjoy.
What do we have for you today? Oh, just the next chapter in the (hopefully) never ending pony car war that is the Mustang vs. Camaro. The Chevrolet Camaro was brand new in 2016, but is already undergoing some updates, which will arrive in the 2019 model year. Since the Camaro’s last debut, Ford has been busy refreshing its Mustang, so we knew that the Camaro wouldn’t be far behind.
So far, we don’t know much. What we do know is that the Camaro’s overall dimensions will stay the same, which tells us that the styling updates will be minor. We can expect new headlights, grille, and taillights. Chevrolet is also eager to cut prices by restructuring the Camaro’s trim lines. As far as power goes, the 2019 Camaro will have tons, specifically the Camaro SS. The Mustang GT has a 460-hp V8, and the 2018 Camaro SS has 455-hp. The 2019 Camaro SS’s V8 could be churning out 470-hp. Considering the Mustang and Dodge Challenger are outselling the Camaro, we’re going to assume Chevy knows what it has to do to make some sales.
Other possibilities for the 2019 model include GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, that would improve fuel economy, and maybe a new Z/28. These are unconfirmed upgrades, but we can brainstorm, right? We’ll be sure to keep you posted on this one. Hopefully we’ll have some answers as soon as this January from Detroit.
The original Batmobile was based on a 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept. The car was designed by the late George Barris and driven by the late Adam West. George Barris is famous for several TV cars like the General Lee, KITT from “Knight Rider” and the Munster Koach. The Batmobile was by far the most well-known, and (we think,) the most special. So special, in fact, that it sold for $4.62 million. Dang. Okay, let’s not get distracted by the original. What we have for you today is a pretty sweet replica, that offers the Batman nostalgia with an unreal price tag.
This Batmobile replica is for sale right now in Treasure Coast, Florida for $5,000. Yes, you read that correctly. The ride might not be as detailed as the original (which is expected) but for $5,000, this is a great deal. The car is based on a 1987 Mustang convertible that resembles the original George Barris Batmobile. Under the hood we have a 5.0-liter V8 with a manual transmission. The exterior has copied the black and orange pinstripe scheme of the original, and the same goes for the body work. Some original touches include three exhaust pipes on the rear deck-lid, a video-game-styled steering wheel, and built-in Batphone (we’re assuming this is just for show). It might not be the real Batmobile, but it’s pretty damn close. And for $5,000, we’re positive the buyer will agree that it’s a small price to pay for this beauty.
How do we know? It’s all thanks to a leaked window sticker. Yep, that’s right. A few months ago, a Ford commercial for the 2018 Mustang featuring brand ambassador Dwayne Johnson, inadvertently leaked a new 2018 Mustang Bullitt edition. Unfortunately, nothing is confirmed yet, seeing that all we have are blurry background sketches of a dark green Mustang driving by. If our assumptions are true, this will be the latest in the special edition muscle car run that nod to the iconic Mustang 390 GT driven by Steve McQueen.
Mustang6G reported that they have uncovered a leaked image of a window sticker suggesting that the 2018 Mustang Bullitt Edition is in fact real. The sticker shows that the ‘Stang will be called the ‘2018 Bullitt GT’. We’re hoping the Bullitt Edition will be based on the GT version, packing a 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Cosmetic details? According to the window sticker, the ride will be offered in ‘Highland Green Metallic’ to resemble the original Bullitt Mustang, and separate it from the standard models. Other noteworthy features include Bullitt-style rear window louvers and a rear faux gas cap.
Want to get your hands on one? It’ll be slightly more expensive than a regular Mustang GT, which goes for around $37,590. The Bullitt version (according to the sticker) has an MSRP of $56,080. Sure, you get a roster of extras that are usually add-on options such as dual-zone climate control, different drive modes, and SYNC3. But let’s not forget that you are paying premium for a rare car with an extremely limited production life. We’ll keep you posted if we catch wind of any official announcements.
We know what you’re thinking. The best chases of the 80s? What about the 60s and 70s, the quintessential golden era of movie car chases with Bullitt, The French Connection and The Driver topping the lists of greatest car chases of all time. These chases are insane due to the lack of CGI that modern movies use for stunts. So, why are the 1980s often overlooked when it comes to reviewing the best car chases in film? That, we don’t know. Especially since this list compiled by Donut Media shows plenty of scenes that are well worth revisiting.
Our favorite from the list? Well that’s easy. The Blues Brothers. The comedic chase scenes are balanced out by some very impressive driving, a combination we can’t help but love. Check it out below, and let us know which is your favorite.