Car of the Day 12/6/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. It’s from the third generation of the Dodge Challenger, 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 Hemi 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. A total of 3,300 were built. 3,000 were sold in America, and the remaining 300 were sold in Canada.

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Car of the Day 12/2/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2019 Shelby GT350 that was at the 2018 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. This is from the sixth generation of the Mustang, which has been in production since July of 2014 (the first model year was 2015). The engine is a 5.2 liter V8 that produces 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car can do 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds and tops out at about 180 mph.

Car of the Day 11/13/18

Today’s car of the day is this Corvette Z06 that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. It’s from the C6 series, which was made between June of 2004 and February of 2013. The Z06 was made between 2005 and 2013 (model years between 2006 and 2013), and was unveiled at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The engine is the LS7, which is a 7 liter V8 that produces 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 197 mph. This car weighs 3,130 pounds since the chassis is made of aluminum, and the body panels are carbon fiber and composite.

Car of the Day 11/8/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’98 Corvette Indy Pace Car Edition that was at the 2013 Daytona Spring Show. It’s from the C5 generation, which was made between 1996 and 2004 (model years between 1997 and 2004). A total of 1,163 of the Indy 500 Pace Car Edition were made, and this is one of the 547 with a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine is a 5.7 liter LS1 V8 that produces 345 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. This car does 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 172 mph.

Car of the Day 10/14/18

Today’s car of the day is this Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The CTS-V is a high performance version of the CTS, and has been in production since 2004. This is from the second generation, which was made between 2008 and 2014 (model years between 2009 and 2015). The engine is the LSA, which is a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 that produces 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 6-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 4 seconds and has a top speed of 191 mph.

Car of the Day 10/3/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2007 Shelby GT500 that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. It’s from the first phase of the fifth generation of the Mustang, which was made between September of 2004 and December of 2008 (model years between 2005 and 2009). This generation of the Shelby GT500 was made between 2006 and 2009 (model years between 2007 and 2009). The engine is a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 that produces 500 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This Shelby was auctioned off for $47,300.

Car of the Day 9/28/18

Today’s car of the day is this 2006 Ford GT that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. The Ford GT was made in 2005 and 2006 as a spiritual successor to the legendary GT40. The concept model was unveiled at the 2002 North American International Auto Show. The engine is a 5.4 liter supercharged Modular V8 that produces 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. This car weighs 3,391 pounds since the body panels are composite and the chassis is an aluminum spaceframe. This Ford GT was auctioned off for $244,200.