A collection of some of the worlds weirdest and ugliest Muscle cars on the planet
FastLane Rod Shop 1940 Ford Pickup
Engine: 350 cu in Chevy V8
HP: 385 hp
(from FastLane Rod Shop) George bought this truck several years back on the Power Tour. He put plenty of enjoyable miles on it, making several updates to it along the way. The black primer with the flames really made for a cool ride. He decided that it was time for a quick redo and some paint We pulled the TPI/700r4 and replaced it with a FastBurn 385hp crate motor with a 5 speed.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette SS
In the early days before the Corvette was an American icon, and at the time even in danger of being discontinued by GM management, one obvious tactic to shore up the Corvette’s sports car image and spur sales was to institute a racing program. Thus was born the short-lived Corvette SS project, with the initial goal of winning at Sebring. Led by the gifted Zora Arkus-Duntov, a team of engineers created this ultra-lightweight (1850 lbs) and powerful (307 bhp) racecar.
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado of Jay Leno
Engine: 425 cubic inch V8
Aspiration: intercooled twin turbos
Torque: 1000 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
HP: 1070 hp @ 6350 rpm
HP/Liter: 153 hp per liter
(from GM Press Release) Combining the vintage style of the 1966 Olds Toronado with the contemporary punch of a 1,070-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-8 GM Performance Parts prototype crate engine, Jay Leno cruises Burbank , Calif. in a sophisticated blend of classic style and cutting-edge technology.
1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst
The 1970 Chrysler 300-Hurst was not a return of the fabled letter-series 300s, but a specially produced non-letter 300 hardtop built by Hurst Performance Products and sold through Chrysler dealers.Features included special road wheels, wider-than-stock tires, the 375-bhp version of Chrysler’s big-block 440 V-8, heavy-duty suspension, and, of course, a Hurst shifter for the standard Torque Flite automatic. The exterior was dressed up by a snazzy gold and white paint job, twist-lock hood tiedowns, a subtle scoop at the rear of the hood near the cowl, and a loop-type rear spoiler.
Foose ‘70 Challenge
The limited edition supercar, based on the 1970 HEMI Challenger, will stoke the imaginations of MOPAR fans worldwide! Unique Performance and Foose Design will turn a limited number of the Dodges into world-class performance machines with ultra-cool design and 21st century speed technology including parts from Georgia based Year One.
2000 Rinspeed Tatooo Concept
The RINSPEED TATOOO.COM can’t hide the fact that its roots lie in the traditional American hot rod. Its lines are reminiscent of the classic pick-up trucks of the Fifties. The dominating hood with its large air intakes lends a sporty and dynamic appearance to the showstopper.
2004 Chevrolet SSR Push Truck
Engine: Gen IV Aluminum 6 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed Tremec manual
Torque: 405 lb-ft
HP: 390 hp
HP/Liter: 65 hp per liter
(from GM Press Release) The Chevrolet SSR Bonneville Push Truck, which will be used as a push truck for the 2004 Bonneville Salt Flat Speed Record, will make its public debut at the 2004 Hot Rod Power Tou
2004 MG XPOWER SV-R
MG Sport & Racing announces today a higher-powered version of its high performance sports car, the MG XPOWER SV-R, at the Geneva Show.
The extra performance comes from a 5-0 litre, XPOWER version of the all aluminium, 32 valve, double overhead camshaft V8 engine. Built in conjunction with V8 tuning specialist Sean Hyland the car accelerates from standstill to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Top speed is circa 175 mph/ 282 kph.
2008 Chevrolet HHR SS
Engine: 2 liter inline-4
Aspiration: turbocharged & intercooled
Torque: 260 lb-ft
HP: 260 hp
HP/Liter: 130 hp per liter
1/4 mile: 14.8 seconds @ 98.5 mph
0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds
Top Speed: over 150 mph
(from General Motors Press Release) With the SS moniker on its front doors and liftgate, GM Performance Division (GMPD) engineers made sure the ’08 Chevrolet HHR SS lived up to the heritage of those badges. The HHR SS is not the first production SS model developed by GMPD, with such standouts as the TrailBlazer SS and Cobalt SS Supercharged under its belt, but it is certainly the most important since the group is now responsible for the “go, stop and turn” credibility of all future SS models.