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ICE’s Live! – Muscle Car

by Dave Ashton

Just when we thought the party was over for the internal combustion engine muscle car, Ford announced the latest Mustang GT with a 5.0-litre V8 engine. The 7th generation Mustang was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, with a statement from Ford CEO Jim Farley, ‘Investing in another generation of Mustang is a big statement at a time when many of our competitors are exiting the business of internal combustion vehicles.’

Mr. Farley goes on to say, ‘Ford is turbocharging its ICE growth plan, adding connected technology, opinionated derivatives, and hybrid options to our most profitable and popular cars – all in the Ford Blue family – on top of investing $ 50 billion in electric vehicles through 2026.’


The new Mustang promises to be the best yet with an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine. A new air induction system, dual air intake and throttle, six driving modes,

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Where We Are Currently At With EV Muscle Cars – Muscle Car


By Dave Ashton

If you have been following the tricky transition between gas and EV muscle cars, you’ll understand the rocky years ahead for both makers and consumers. There are lots of areas to consider such as government mandates, public perceptions, emerging technologies, infrastructure, and the obvious lack of real ‘vroom’ noises. No matter how up-to-date you are with the current developments in the muscle car world, a nice summary report is always needed.

In the video below, Lauren Fix provides straightforward and eloquent answers to the present state of play. In a nutshell, the move to EVs is due to government mandates. Traditional gas-powered muscle cars are still hot property(old and new), especially in the collector’s market. It may even be worth buying a rare edition to store away as a future asset.

Dodge is arguably the first out of the blocks with a mainstream EV muscle car, in

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Dodge Reveal Concept EV – The First E-Muscle Car – Muscle Car

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By Dave Ashton

Dodge has finally revealed the beginnings of their electric muscle car concepts, which have come with a few surprises. The latest announcements also include interim vehicles such as the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT hellcat, the new SUV Hornet (also available in the future as a BEV), a drop-top Challenger, and new Charger and Challenger models. However, dissenters and advocates alike have all been on the edge of their seats wondering how Dodge will migrate from the V8 to electric motors.

The initial public release comes in the form of a concept Charger Daytona SRT EV as seen on the header image of this page. The initial impressions of the outer shell look very promising. Not that dissimilar from current Charger and Challenger models, and with what looks like a more traditional front grille.

What we know so far…

There are no power ratings released as yet, but

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Will Dodge’s Electric Muscle Car Satisfy Its Die-Hard Fans? – Muscle Car

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By Dave Ashton

This is the question not just on Dodge fans’ lips, but for anyone with a passing interest in performance vehicles. The EV revolution is coming, and classics such as the Dodge Charger and Challenger will soon be replaced in a few years going from V8’s to electric powertrains. The accompanying video highlights mainly the perspective of a few diehard muscle car fans, and their take on the scene moving forward.

At 15 minutes long, the video doesn’t just highlight the muscle car perspective on EVs, but how the technology will infiltrate all areas of the motor industry.
Without going into the fine details of the pros and cons of EVs, right or wrong, it’s more about how fans are trying to make peace with the upcoming changes. The muscle car fans featured in the video, show off their own V8-powered muscle car collections and highlight what makes

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Pre-Production Ford Mustangs (1962-1964) – Muscle Car

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By Dave Ashton

We generally take for granted the final production design of any vehicle. All those elements that seamlessly work together are the result of many meetings, arguments, cost evaluations, plus sleepless nights…and that’s just on the first day. The iconic Ford Mustang is no exception.

Introduced to the public in 1964-ish, the Ford Mustang had to go through many design changes, some of these looking completely alien from the final version. Luckily for us, the guys over at classiccars.com have put together a photo essay of some of the initial design iterations from those early Mustang mockups.


Choosing which elements to go into the final design must have been a bloody nightmare.
Take for instance the initial badging. The iconic Mustang logo could have been a Cougar. But, what design of Cougar should we choose? Which way should it

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