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Is $53,000 Too Much For A Ford Mustang GT

By   May 25, 2018

2018 Ford Mustang GT

2018 Ford Mustang GT

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT starts at $35,190, but when optioned up the price tag can rise to $53,000. That’s a lot of money, but then the Mustang GT does offer 460 horsepower. The question is, should you purchase a we’ll optioned GT for that price?

For $53,000 you get into the price range of a few different high performance cars.

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Jeremy Clarkson Sets Social Media On Fire With A Tweet

By   May 5, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson has a knack for getting people worked up. The former Top Gear presenter says what he thinks and often this gets people’s attention.

For a bit after being let go from the pokey little motoring show on BBC2, Mr. Clarkson stayed mainly quite. But, he has been back active on social media and has posted something a bit ago that has social media buzzing.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to see just what Jeremy posted that has caused such a stir.

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Corvette Stingray Art Car

By   October 10, 2014

Three Designers Will Turn A 2014 Corvette Into An Art Car

Three Designers Will Turn A 2014 Corvette Into An Art Car

Can cars be art? Many have said “no” because art has no purpose except itself. However, many artists have turned cars into rolling art works. Examples of this include the BMW Art Cars that were made by artist such as Andy Warhol.

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) Gala Fundraiser that is happening tonight, the three designers pictured above will be turning a 2014 Corvette Stingray into an art car. The designers are all employed by GM and are:

Casey Swanseger, 30, a creative designer and graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art
Tyler Mars, 28, digital sculptor and a graduate of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies (CCS)
Haneif Katebi, 25, creative designer, sculptor and a graduate of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies

The Corvette will be wearing a white vinyl wrap to make it easier to paint and the painting will take about 45 minutes while onlookers watch it being created.

“Creativity is the basis of everything in life, from fine arts to innovation, from design to manufacturing,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of Global Design and honorary chairman of the MOCAD gala. “What better way to demonstrate inspiration and creativity than by having these young GM designers, who helped create the new Corvette Stingray, transform it into an art car during this event.”

“There is a lot of creative energy in the city and helping our youth harness it early is essential to a vibrant Detroit and museum,” said MOCAD Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder. “In the past year, MOCAD’s Teen Council, workshops, teacher K-12 advisory group, and student docent programs have made contemporary art and design accessible to nearly 12,000 youth.”

We look forward to seeing the finished piece of art.

Video: Corvette Stingray Goes Against The Porsche 911, Audi R8 And Jaguar F-Type

By   February 8, 2014

Porsche Cayman S

Corvette Stingray Takes on the Porsche 911 Carrera S, Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type

The new C7 Corvette Stingray is a lot of car for the money. It provides huge amounts of power and on the road a good ride.

We know from Chris Harris that it isn’t always as composed on a track as the Porsche 911 Carrera S, but this isn’t as noticeable on the road. Chris came to the conclusion that the 911 was worth the higher premium, but that the American sports car was still very good and had more available power.

In this video Autocar tests the new Corvette against some of the best cars out of Europe. They compare it against the 991 Carrera S for acceleration and braking which the findings appear to match what Chris Harris experienced. Then it is put up against the Jaguar F-Type to compare the sound and how much fun the driving experience is. Finally it is compared to the R8 for its composure.

While we aren’t sure if they compared it against all the strengths of each European car, it is still interesting to see how much closer the new Corvette is to its rivals across the pond.

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Question: Porsche 911 Carrera S Or Corvette Stingray?

By   January 30, 2014

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 991

Porsche 911 Carrera S

Earlier today we shared a video of Chris Harris driving both the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Corvette Stingray. The cost difference of the two car as tested was massive with the options alone on the 911 costing about the same as the entire Stingray

C7 Corvette Stingray

Corvette Stingray

Does this cost difference result in a better, more desirable car? To put it plainly, yes it does.

But, if it was your money and you could afford either would you buy the 911 Carrera S or the Corvette? Let us know in the comments.