This year is shaping up to be an iconic one for American muscle cars. Several shiny rides hitting the streets have some of the richest car lovers beefing up their collections. To give you an edge at your next cocktail party, we dug up fun facts on five modern marvels that’ll show your auto knowledge reaches far beyond horsepower.
2014 SRT Viper GTS: Each SRT Viper, including the new special 2014 GTS Anodized Carbon Edition pictured, is hand painted in a process that takes up to 120 hours. The racing stripes alone, if ordered, take 18 hours to complete.
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28: The first production model of the 2014 Camaro Z28 shocked the car world early this year by beating the auction price paid for the first 2015 Ford Mustang by $350,000. The Chevy sports car, bought by NASCAR team owner and automobile collector Rick Hendrick, crossed the blocks at a cool 650K.
2015 Ford Mustang: Despite the Mustang’s iconic appeal around the world, 2015 is the first model year in which the pony car will be sold by Ford dealers globally in the 50 -year history of the car. Previous models have been sold around the world through specialty import companies.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is the first model to carry the Stingray name since 1976 and only the third to ever wear the iconic badge. In addition to this seventh-generation ’Vette or (or C7), other production model years for the Stingray include the 1963 to 1967 C2 and the 1969 to 1976 C3.
2015 Equus Bass 770: Touted as a contemporary spin on Detroit-forged American muscle, the $250,000 Equus Bass 770 is a tribute to the Motor City in every sense of the word. While the body resembles a ’67 Mustang Fastback, the vehicle is actually powered by a 6.2-liter Corvette ZR1 engine.