Car of the Day 9/24/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2018 Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 Edition that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the C7 series, which has been in production since 2013 (the first model year was 2014). The Carbon 65 Edition is being made to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Corvette, and only 650 are being built. The engine is the LT4, which is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 that produces 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 7-speed manual, but it can also come with an 8-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph.

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Car of the Day 9/23/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2018 McLaren 720S that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The 720S is a supercar that was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and is the successor to the McLaren 650S. The engine is a 4 liter twin turbo V8 that produces 720 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 7-speed DCT. This car weighs 3,128 pounds since the chassis is a carbon fiber composite monocoque with aluminum subframes. This car does 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 212 mph. The starting price of the 720S is $300,000.

Car of the Day 9/22/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’72 Ferrari Dino 246 GT that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Ferrari Dino 246 GT is a sports car that was made between 1969 and 1974, and 3,761 were built. The engine is a 2.4 liter V6 that produces 192 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 5-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 146 mph.

Car of the Day 9/21/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’86 Ferrari Testarossa that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Ferrari Testarossa is a supercar that was unveiled at the 1984 Paris Motor Show, and was made between 1984 and 1996. A total of 7,177 were built. The engine is a 4.9 liter flat-12 that produces 390 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 5-speed manual. This car weighs 3,320 pounds since the body is made of aluminum and the chassis is a steel tubular frame. This car does 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 178 mph. This Ferrari was auctioned off for $104,500.

Car of the Day 9/20/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2016 Dodge Viper ACR that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the Phase VX, which was made between 2012 and 2017 (model years between 2013 and 2017). The concept for the ACR was unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Show, and it was made between 2015 and 2017. The engine is an 8.4 liter V10 that produces 645 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 206 mph. This car weighs 3,430 pounds since the body is made of carbon fiber and aluminum. The chassis is a steel tubular spaceframe backbone. The front splitter and rear spoiler are carbon fiber. This Viper was auctioned off for $134,200.

Car of the Day 9/19/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. This is from the third generation, which has been in production since 2008. The Hellcat has been in production since 2014 (the first model year was 2015). The engine is a 6.2 liter supercharged Hemi V8 that produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is an 8-speed automatic, but it can also come with a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 199 mph. This Hellcat was auctioned off for $63,800.

Car of the Day 9/18/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the third generation, which has been in production since 2008. The Demon was unveiled at the 2017 New York Auto Show, and even made it’s film debut in The Fate of the Furious. Tim Kuniskus is the man behind the project, and he presented the car while the song “Fuel” by Metallica was being played. The engine is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 that produces 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic. This car weighs 4,279 pounds since the chassis is unitary steel. This car does 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds. I’m not sure what the true top speed is because one source says that it’s 207 mph, and another says it’s 168 mph. This Demon was auctioned off for $143,000.