Jay Leno tests drives the 2017 Acura NSX which he loves. He talks about the original NSX which he says was the original Japanese supercar, and made the Italians up their game. Now we have the new NSX and Leno gets to have some fun with it.
Any Trans Am fans out there?
Everyone remembers the classic Trans Am that Burt Reynolds drove around in “Smokey and the Bandit.” Now you can get a new vehicle inspired by that classic Pontiac from the movie as Trans Am Depot introduced its SE Bandit Edition at the New York Auto Show. The car is a converted new Chevrolet Camaro with details from the classic Trans Am Bandit car, including t-tops and white-letter tires.
Check out the video above and see if the new one matches the classic design of the original.
The styling and performance of American cars have always historically reflected the feelings of the times that they were made in. Just like the land yachts of the 1950s with their elevated tail fins were a symbol of post-WWII prosperity, the powerful muscle cars of the 1960s illustrated the fascination America was developing with pure performance and speed. Courtesy of Browns Jeep Chrysler, we survey some examples American Sports cars that perfectly represented the feelings of the times.
A new breed of automobiles called Muscle Cars emerged from Detroit in the 1960s. This was during an era when drag racing was highly publicized and winning race cars sold briskly at car dealerships. In general, muscle cars were simple to build. They had large-displacement engines and drivetrains optimized for maximum acceleration. Back in the day, genuine factory-built muscle cars were relatively affordable but today command considerable prices in the collector car marketplace. Here are ten models that command some major money when they are offered to the public via auction or private sale.
The DeLorean DMC-12 was made famous by the 1985 Bob Zemeckis movie: Back to the Future. In the movie, the car is turned into a time machine by one of the main film characters, Dr. Emmett Brown, and it plays a central role in the film. Besides the starring role in Back to the Future, few know that there is a fascinating history behind the Delorean DMC-12 and, as you might imagine, it revolves around its creator: John Z. DeLorean. Here’s the story: