Muscle cars. Just hearing those two words is enough to send your testosterone production into overtime. But there’s one question that has remained unanswered since the ‘70s: which muscle car reigns supreme on the streets.
You’ve got 2 options to find that answer. First, you could drive around and tally up the urinating-Calvin window stickers to see which of the Big Three are golden-showered the least. But that’s a tad unscientific. The second option is a lot more accurate: take a poll! We’re counting on you to give us the definitive answer once and for all. Check out these 3 mean machines and cast your vote at the bottom. Continue reading
AutoWeek has gotten the inside line on the new 5.0-liter that Ford plans to ship in the 2011 Mustang. Brace yourself, as it sounds like Ford has made plans take hold of the reins in the American muscle ring.
412 ponies will be driven by 390 ft-lbs of torque…from a 5.0 V8… with a redline of at least 6,500 RPM. That’s 83 horsepower per liter. The all new aluminum block and cylinders have been designed to let the engine breathe like an Olympian running the 100-meter dash. Cast iron sleeves help protect the light-weight block while distributing large amounts of heat away from the cylinders.
Now compare this to is American breathren. The Camaro SS outputs 422HP from it’s 6.2-liter V8, and the Challenger puts out a healthy 425 HP from its 6.1-liter SRT8 hemi. Both vehicles should weigh considerably more than the 2011 Mustang, which should give the Blue Oval a significant advantage.
So, which would you take down to the strip?
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Tagged 2011, American Muscle, Camaro, Chevy, Chevy Camaro, Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Ford, Ford Mustang, Muscle, Muscle Cars, Mustang
Tickets for Top Gear’s studio audience are currently being sold for Wednesday, October 29th. This would be for the first episode of Top Gear’s new season, which would indicate that the first episode should air on Sunday, November 2nd. Can’t wait to see what trio has in store for us.
Sneak Peak: Judging by the photos I’ve seen, there will be a shootout between Chevy’s ZR1, the Dodge Challenger and Cadillac’s CTS-V. Whether that will be featured in the first episode or not will remain to be seen, but it’s definitely in the works.
Sources: Final Gear and AutoBlog
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Tagged Cadillac CTS-V, Captain Slow, Cars, Corvette, Corvette ZR-1, Corvette ZR1, CTS-V, Dodge Challenger, Fast Cars, James May, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Super Cars, Top Gear, TV Shows, UK Top Gear, ZR1