“It’s the Holy Grail for a car guy, opening the doors, seeing the cars covered in dust, untouched for years…it’s like you’re in a time machine” Antonio Brunet, chairman and founder of Motostalgia Auctions said it best: we all love a good barn find. A recent discovery in Texas may be one of the best ones yet. The rides sat untouched for more than four decades and all hail from the pre-war era. They call it the “Texas time capsule” and here’s what was inside:
– 1932 Cadillac 370B V-12 Victoria Covertible
– 1933 Cadillac Model 370C V-12 Town Coupe
– 1938 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Fleetwood Limousine
– 1923 Milburn Electric Model 27L
– 1908 REO Model G Boattail Roadster/Sedan Tonneau
It’s no surprise that aftermarket exhausts get a bad name, (cue the tin can buzzing around the neighborhood.) But when it’s done right, it can be a sweet, sweet symphony. But in this instance, we’re not featuring upgraded exhaust pipes, but instead modified engines that make the car sound even more beautiful. Hennessey Performance has managed to make the already great-sounding Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R sound even better with its HPE850 upgrade. The upgrade adds a 2.9-liter supercharger to the naturally aspirated flat-plane crank Voodoo V8 to put out almost 800 horsepower.
Does the modification improve performance? Yes. Does it sound amazing? You bet. Check it out:
Dodge has definitely not been shy when bragging about the coveted Challenger SRT Demon. Topics at the top of conversation include its ability to dominate the drag strip and crush the quarter mile run in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. Some tuning shops set numbers like these as performance benchmarks, and give themselves a real challenge. In this instance, that tuning shop is Vengeance Racing. Remember that 1,000-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZR1 we reported about? Vengeance Racing has dubbed the car the VR1100, and they’ve taken it to the track to face the Demon.
And it delivered. The 1,100-hp Camaro ZL1 ran the quarter mile in 9.58 seconds at 152.97 mph using factory 20-inch wheels fitted with Mickey Thompson Drag Radials. Yes, you read that right. It defeated the Dodge Demon. Not by a ton, but it still counts. If you think we’re lying, see for yourself:
Callaway has a long standing reputation of being one of the best Corvette tuning shops of its kind. We’re taking you back in time today. Back to when the Callaway SuperNatural Corvette LM was undoubtedly the coolest Corvette of the early 90s. Callaway first showed off this iconic set of wheels during the grueling 24 hours of Le Mans.
Only nine total models were made. Four for racing, and five for the street. Back in the day, MotorWeek tested the road version and recently released it again for our viewing pleasure. The video below features a street version ‘Vette powered by a LT1 Chevy V8 with 435 hp.
Noteworthy numbers include a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 12.3 at 118 mph. Sure, these aren’t exactly overwhelming for today, but remember what year this was. These stats aren’t half bad for the 90s. We’re thinking that the SuperNatural Corvette LM was years ahead of its time, in performance, aerodynamics, and materials. Not many automakers were using carbon fiber components back then. Enjoy the throwback of this classic.
We know that Ford was extremely selective with who got the keys to its GT halo supercar. Hopeful customers were put through an extensive application process to even be considered. Among the many celebrities that applied, was Jay Leno. And he was one of the lucky ones, as many celebs were denied. This makes sense to us, seeing that Leno is a true American muscle car aficionado (the two million subscribers of his YouTube channel doesn’t hurt, either).
Leno received the 12th model to roll off the production line, and was stoked to show off his new 647-horesepower supercar. What he didn’t fill us in on was the price point of his beloved GT. Ford hasn’t been particularly transparent about the money part of this equation. Lucky for us, one Reddit user discovered that Leno’s GT had an MSRP of $505,750. He found this by looking up the VIN listed on the car that could be seen in the video Leno posted. This also confirms that the base price for the GT starts at a whopping $450,750. It’s not shocking that Jay packed his wheels with $55,000 worth of upgrades (we don’t blame him). This ride seems absolutely insane. Enjoy.