It’s rare that an L88 Corvette ends up on the auction block, never mind two. But who doesn’t love a package deal? The two C3 L88 Corvettes you see here will head to Kissimmee, Florida for the Mecum auction. Included in the pair is a 1969 Corvette coupe and a 1969 Corvette convertible. Both pack the L88 big-block V-8 engine. Only 216 L88’s were made, which makes this one rare set of cars.
A few more specs on the rides:
427-cubic-inch L88 V-8 engine
430 horsepower (although dyno test results showed well over 500-hp)
Muncie M22 4-speed manual transmission
More to come on these beauties once they appear on the Mecum stage. Until then, enjoy these shots of the big-block classics.
Introducing the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. For 2019, the car will maintain the 8-speed automatic transmission and the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 producing 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. So, what’s new? Updated styling as well as a slew of new performance features.
Styling includes a new grille with dual inlets which assist in getting cool air to the engine. As for the performance features, Dodge will offer Launch Assist, Line Lock, After-Run Chiller, and Torque Reserve. See below for a definition of each, thanks to the good people over at Motor Authority.
Launch Assist: Wheel speed sensors watch for driveline-damaging wheel hop at launch and, in milliseconds, modified the engine torque to regain full grip
Line Lock: Engages front brakes to hold the car stationary while the rear pair are free for a burnout
After-Run Chiller: Keeps cooling the supercharger/charge air cooler after the engine is shut off
Torque Reserve: Closes a bypass valve to prefill the supercharger and manages fuel flow and spark advance to balance engine rpm and torque, thus generating a reserve of torque to be delivered upon acceleration from a standing stop
One of the main attractions from the 2015 SEMA show was this 900-HP Mustang EcoBoost. Like most of the amazing rides that show up to Vegas, it’s not simply stock. This Ford has been tuned by Bisimoto: a company known for its prowess in extracting huge power numbers from four-cylinder engines. Check out some of the key specs that make this Mustang really run:
We all love a good Corvette but today we’re bringing in the big guns. This is the 1979 Custom Duntov Turbo Corvette. The one pictured is number 24 of 32 and it all started with Bob Schuller of American Custom Industries. When Schuller teamed up with Zora Arkus-Dontov (aka father of the Corvette) great things were bound to happen. They called these great things the Duntov Turbo Series. These ‘vettes pack a turbocharged L48 350 V8 under the hood and the custom interior is just the cherry on top. It’s not officially Friday until you’ve checked out this ride. Enjoy.