Muscle And Performance Car Histories
- The dawn of a new era in Corvette's illustrious history commenced with the introduction of the Chevrolet C8 Corvette. A revolution in design and engineering, this iconic American muscle car took a leap of faith, embracing the mid-engine layout for the first time in its storied lineage. It was a gamble that paid off, catapulting the Corvette into the realm of the world's finest performance cars.
Then in 2016, the R8 Spyder made its debut. With a retractable roof that let you feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, it took the exhilaration of driving an R8 to new heights. While initially only available in the base V10 trim, the high-performance V10 Plus Spyder soon followed in mid-2017.
- The 6.2L Murciélago came as an All-Wheel-Drive coupe with scissor doors and a mid-mounted 6.2-liter V12 engine capable of delivering 572 horsepower. Notably, unlike its predecessor, this Lamborghini featured a more refined, yet aggressive look. It was, in a way, a LS2 or an LS3, wrapped in a sleek, aerodynamic skin, just like its American Corvette counterparts.
With a mission to create a high-performance Mustang worthy of the Shelby name, the design and engineering teams worked tirelessly to develop a vehicle that would take the world by storm. The result was a car that boasted not only a powerful engine but also a refined suspension, aggressive styling, and plenty of horsepower to back it all up.
Under the hood of the 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1, you'll find a 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 V8 engine that generates an earth-shattering 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. This monstrous powerplant was mated to a 7-speed manual transmission or an optional 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters, ensuring that every drive would be an adrenaline-pumping experience.
In 2018, Dodge took the Charger Hellcat to new heights with the introduction of the RedEye. This high-performance variant boasted an upgraded supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that churned out a mind-blowing 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. The Charger SRT Hellcat RedEye was also fitted with a cold air intake system, a strengthened drivetrain, and a performance-tuned suspension.