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 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 10/26/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’84 Mustang Anniversary Edition GT350 that I saw in town yesterday. This is from the third generation of the Mustang, which was made between 1978 and 1993 (model years between 1979 and 1993). This version of the GT350 was only made for 1984 to commemorate the Mustang’s 20th anniversary, and a total of 5,260 were built. The engine of this one is a 2.3 liter turbocharged straight-4 that produces 145 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, and 350 ’84 GT350s had this engine. The transmission is a 5-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 121 mph.

Car of the Day 10/8/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’78 Corvette Limited Edition Indy 500 Pace Car that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. Only 6,503 of this variant were made. This is from the C3 generation of the Corvette, which was made between 1968 and 1982. The engine of this one is a 5.7 liter V8 that produces 220 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The transmission of this one is a 3-speed automatic. This car does 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds and has a top speed of 121 mph. This Corvette was auctioned off for $28,600.

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.

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.

Car of the Day 9/14/18

Today’s car of the day is this ’98 Corvette Indy Pace Car Edition that was at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. 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. This Corvette was auctioned off for $20,900.