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The 10 Most Expensive Cars, According To Forbes

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Bugatti Super Sport tops the list.

If you ever see me giving stock tips on RideLust, be afraid. I’m not a “play the stock market” kind of guy, and every spare dollar I’ve ever made has gone into cars, bikes, racing or travel (usually centered around cars, bikes or racing). With that in mind, you have a certain right to be skeptical when Forbes publishes a list of the most expensive cars. First, it’s only a snapshot in time, as new supercars are introduced every year. Next, there’s no clarification on where the prices are from, so I assume they’re a manufacturer’s list price, translated in to U.S. dollars. That’s hardly an accurate representation, as cars typically sell for higher prices in the EU than they do in the United States. Finally, any car’s price is based on supply and demand: since the entire run of Bugatti Veyron Super Sports has been spoken for, good luck finding one at the list price of $2.6 million.

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2011 SSC Ultimate Aero II: Does 1,350 horsepower = 275 mph?

Posted in Bugatti, Cool Stuff, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Ferrari, General, Shelby Supercars by MrAngry | October 11th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

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Remember when 450 hp in a car was unheard of? No… well, then you’re a very lucky person because it wasn’t too long ago that that number was reserved for cars with high 6-figure price tags. Take the iconic Ferrari F40 for example, back when it was released in 1987 it put out a then astonishing 471 hp from it’s twin-turbo V8 and was priced at around $400,000. Back then this was the pinnacle of what a super car was and by all accounts the motoring press didn’t think it would ever be topped. Nowadays though you can run out to your local Cadillac dealer and order up a car like the CTS-V, a four door sedan that makes 556 hp and more torque than the Ferrari could ever dream of.
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No more cars for Carroll: Shelby to concentrate on parts only.

Posted in Ford, Mustang, Shelby Supercars by MrAngry | June 5th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

2011 Shelby GT350

Now here is something that should have happened a long time ago. Carroll Shelby has finally decided to stop building cars and concentrate on aftermarket parts only. I mean lets face it, the last bunch of Shelby offerings, albeit being good cars, aren’t much more than Mustang GT’s with a supercharger and some stickers on them and because of this, the brand, in my opinion has become devalued. It used to be that when you saw Shelby on a car it meant something, but in today’s marketplace seeing Shelby’s name is like seeing a car with “Limited” on the back, it just doesn’t have that much of an impact.
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2011 Shelby GT350 Is Good News For Club Racers

Posted in Fast Cars, Ford, New Cars, Shelby Supercars by Kurt Ernst | May 8th, 2010 | 4 Responses |
2011 Shelby GT350

Photo: Shelby American

When the new Shelby GT350 was introduced last year, SCCA Club Racers let out a collective groan. The SCCA does not allow aftermarket supercharging or turbocharging to a factory motor, hence the supercharged GT350 was ineligible for SCCA competition. Shelby American is a big believer in the adage “win on Sunday, sell on Monday”, so they’ve announced a version of the GT350 that incorporates the original car’s suspension and braking upgrades, but leaves Ford’s 412 horsepower V8 untouched. The new car will be eligible for SCCA competition, and will even come in an automatic version for customers that prefer not to row their own gears.

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2011 Ford Shelby GT350

Posted in Car Reviews, Domestic Review, Ford, Mustang, Shelby Supercars by Corey | January 22nd, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Its been more than forty years since the last release of a new Shelby GT350, and its been worth the wait. Shelby and Ford first teamed up back in 1965 but only after a few years Ford took over the Shelby production and ran it into the ground before the decade was over. Ever since Ford and Shelby got back together a few years ago, the lingering question in every car enthusiasts mind was, “Where is the GT 350?” Well the the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 was just recently unveiled and it is every thing the people at Shelby America needed to kickstart their efforts. All we know now is that  base sticker price of the new Shelby will be $63,000 but expect to pay a lot more for the available upgrades.  The 2001 Shelby GT350 will go from 0-60 in an estimated 4.2 seconds, but other than this there is not much known about this recently revealed car. Carrol Shelby recently said, “We’ve come full circle with the GT350….Some people will be building their hydrogen cars and electric cars and hybrids. But Shelby will not be going down that road….We’re about performance and this car is built around the latest technology from Ford and the new 5.0 liter engine.”  Whatever the car delivers, expect it to be something special.

Ford Shelby GR-1 Makes Ford GT Look Ugly

Posted in Auto Show, Cars, Design, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Ford, Ford GT, General, Shelby Supercars, Supercars by Geoff | August 28th, 2009 | 3 Responses |

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It has been a few years now since the Ford GT arrived, lived its short life in production and then passed through the gates into supercar Valhalla. But as awesome as the GT was, it may not have even been the best performance model Ford had in its arsenal. The car that helped reinvigorated the automaker’s performance future, and paralleled the GT’s production, was actually one that was never built: the Ford Shelby GR-1. Read More…

GOODBYE 2000’s: The Ten Cars That Defined The Decade

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Now that the calendar reads ‘2009’ and summer is upon us, we can already begin shutting the book on the first decade of the new millenia. All the cars that will be produced have either made it to dealerships or have half a dozen reviews already printed in some magazine collecting dust on your shelf.

This decade closes much like the 1960s, in an atmosphere of uproar and protest, with rumors of war and peace and revolution at hand. The auto industry has experienced a second Golden Age, bigger and grander than the first, and has again sunk into crisis, darker and dimmer than the one Baby Boomers remember. And enthusiasts young and old fear that a similar fate awaits them in the coming years with news of outrageously stringent CAFE standards, and fear-mongering legislators fuel anxieties that we’ve already seen the best cars of the next thirty some odd years.

So it is that we turn back to this decade already a bit nostalgic. Here lie the future legends, the autos of myth and lore. With the future unclear, we ask ourselves which cars made the glorious 2000’s the decade we will all miss more than we know?

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Win A New 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 Tribute Car

1967 Ford Mustang GT500 "Eleanor"

1967 Ford Mustang GT500 "Eleanor"

Students enrolled in a unique degree program at a southeastern Michigan community college are building an “Eleanor” tribute car to benefit charity. With the help of Chip Foose, Dynacorn and Roush Performance, students taking automotive restoration and customization coursework at Washtenaw Community College will finish the car in advance of an October drawing to benefit the Salvation Army of Washtenaw County and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.
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SSC Aero EV: The World’s Fastest Production Electric Car

The performance gurus at Shelby Super Cars have seriously upped the ante with their newest introduction into the supercar fray: the Shelby Aero EV. Powered by an All-Electric Scalable Powertrain (AESP), the SSC Aero EV is capable of producing 1,000 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. Leaving former hybrid performance heavyweights like the Tesla Roadster in the dust, the Shelby Aero EV also boasts the ability to sprint from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds before maxing out at 208 mph. Shaving hours off the Roadster’s 3-hour recharge time, the SSC Aero EV’s 150-200 mile-range battery can be fully recharged via a standard 220V outlet in a mere 10 minutes. Scheduled to begin production during the fourth quarter of 2009, pre-production prototypes of the SSC Ultimate Aero EV are expected to debut in June. No word yet on how much one of SSC’s mean green machines will cost, but if previous history is anything to go on, expect it to hurt.

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2009 SSC Ultimate Aero Gets 15% Power Boost, 1,287 Horsepower

Posted in Fast Cars, Newsworthy, Shelby Supercars by Suzanne Denbow | December 17th, 2008 | 2 Responses |

Literally outdoing themselves in terms of record-breaking speed, Shelby Supercars has engineered the 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero to be 15% more powerful than last year’s model. Since the SSC Ultimate Aero has already earned the official distinction as the fastest production car in the world, there obviously isn’t any sort of record Shelby is attempting to break (other than how quickly they can make a passenger lose control of their bowels), so 2009’s performance upgrade must be purely because they can, dammit.

Slightly retooled and newly outfitted with a single-piece billet aluminum engine block, the 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero gets a 104 unit boost in horsepower, from 1,183-hp to 1,287-hp. Currently documented by The Guinness Book of World Records with a top speed of 257 mph, Shelby Supercars says the new Aero is capable of reaching 270 mph, shattering its very own record. Pricing for the 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero has yet to be announced, but we expect it the tag to fall somewhere in the current Aero’s $700k range (read: “You still couldn’t afford it even if you offered your firstborn and your wife”) Read More…