Car of the Day 12/3/18

Today’s car of the day is this Mustang Mach 1 that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the second phase of the fourth generation, which was made between 1999 and 2004. The Mach 1 was introduced at the 2002 New York Auto Show and was made between 2003 and 2004. The engine is a 4.6 liter Modular V8 that produces 305 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 5-speed manual, but it can also come with a 4-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 5 seconds and has a top speed of 156 mph. It can also run the quarter mile in 13.88 seconds at 101.9 mph. This car weighs 3,465 pounds since the chassis is unitary steel. A total of 7,182 of the Mach 1 were made, and this is one of the 814 that came in Oxford white.

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Car of the Day 12/1/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’68 Mustang that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the second phase of the first generation, which was made between August of 1966 and August of 1968 (model years between 1967 and 1968). The engine of this one is a 4.7 liter Windsor V8 that produces 200 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic.

Car of the Day 11/27/18

Today’s car of the day is Jan Thompson’s ’63 Corvette Stingray, and I saw it at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the C2 generation, which was made between 1962 and 1967 (model years between 1963 and 1967). This Corvette in particular is a dragster. I’m not sure what the engine is, how powerful it is, or what the transmission is. This Corvette can do the quarter mile in 7.16 seconds at 157.43 mph.

Car of the Day 11/22/18

Today’s car of the day is this Chevy Camaro SS that was modified to look like a Pontiac Trans Am, and I saw it at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. This is from the fifth generation, which was made between March of 2009 and November of 2015 (model years between 2010 and 2015). The engine is the LS3, which is a 6.2 liter V8 that produces 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 6-speed automatic.

Car of the Day 11/6/18

Today’s car of the day is this Camaro that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. It’s from the fifth generation, which was made between March of 2009 and November of 2015 (model years between 2010 and 2015). The engine of this one is a 3.6 liter LTT V6 that produces 312 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 6-speed automatic.

Car of the Day 11/5/18

Today’s car of the day is this Dodge Challenger SRT8 that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. This is from the third generation, which has been in production since 2008. The engine is a 6.1 liter Hemi V8 that produces 425 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 6-speed manual.

Car of the Day 11/3/18

Today’s car of the day is this Mustang II Ghia that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. The Mustang II is the second generation of the Mustang, which was made between 1973 and 1978 (model years between 1974 and 1978). The engine of this one is a 2.8 liter Cologne V6 that produces 105 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 12.9 seconds and has a top speed of 99 mph. The reason why the Mustang II wasn’t as powerful as its predecessor is because of the oil crisis of 1973, which caused automakers to build smaller and fuel efficient vehicles. The Mustang was one of many vehicles affected by this. The Mustang II also shares the same platform as the Ford Pinto.