The new commercial for the 2013 Ford Mustangs has been an instant hit and is one of the greatest car commercials of all time. Surprisingly, it isn’t only the Mustangs that have been catching everyone’s attention. The song that plays throughout the commercial has become very popular and many people are asking about it.
The first Shelby Mustangs first came on the scene way back in 1965 and stuck around through 1970. The earlier models featured the popular K-Code 289 cubic inch engine, modified to produce 306 horsepower. In the mid sixties this was considered high performance. Fast forward to model year 2013, when the newest version of the Shelby GT500 is scheduled to be released. Coming as a surprise to Mustang enthusiasts all over the world, Ford more than doubled the amount of power that came in the original Shelby Mustang.
Chevrolet first introduced the C 6 Corvette in 2005. Visually the biggest change to the car was the exposed headlights – a first since the 1962 model. The C 6 was first introduced with the 6.0L (364 cu in; 5967 cc) V8 engine, commonly referred to as the LS2, which remained available through 2007. This engine produced 400 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 400 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm.
Does more cubic inches always mean worse gas mileage? Not in the case of the new Dodge Charger Srt8. Dodge replaced the already powerful 6.1L engine with the new, even more impressive 6.4L Hemi. On the highway the 6.4L Hemi was 25% more efficient than its predecessor. But don’t get too excited, during everyday driving the Charger Srt8 was only able to achieve 17 mpg’s. When compared to some of the other modern day muscle cars this number is less than impressive.
Chevy and Ford have been at war for many years with the Mustang vs. Camaro battles. In the late 1990′s Ford jumped into the lead with mighty 5.0 Mustang. The 305 Camaros were no match – even the more limited 350 Camaros weren’t able to run with the much lighter Mustangs. It wasn’t until 1993 when Chevy upped its game and released a worthy component, taking the lead from Ford. Jump ahead 14 years when Ford ups the ante and releases the 2007 Mustang Shelby Cobra. GM doesn’t have a Camaro in its lineup that can compete with the new muscle car from Ford…until now.
Adding new technology to modern muscle cars is a growing trend. Recently Microsoft has joined forces with Ford to create Ford Sync – a voice-activated technology that allows you to control many of your cars features just by saying the word. Microsoft decided to take this one step further and teamed up with West Coast Customs to create Project Detroit – the Microsoft Mustang.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the American version of the popular BBC series, Top Gear is muscle car television show hosted by professional racing driver Tanner Foust, actor and comedian Adam Ferrara, and automotive and racing analyst Rutledge Wood. The series first aired on the History channel on November 21, 2010.
Now that 2010 is in the books, 2011 brings in a new and exciting year for all us gear heads. We have a handful of exciting projects to get moving on here at LowOnFuel.com and the industry has a hand full of 2011 Super Cars that we’re all eager to see. We hope you’re as excited as we are to see what’s in store.