The Corvette ZR-1 is Chevrolet’s beloved two-door coupe sports car. The reason it is beloved lies behind Chevrolet’s economic pitfalls of the decades before this cars inception. The 1990 ZR-1 was Chevrolet’s saving grace, so to speak. It provoked a lot of anticipation as the American car manufacturer was promising big things. However, these promises were met with considerable skepticism and doubt from within the wider auto industry, especially given that generally speaking, European enthusiasts never really respected American cars. Chevrolet’s decline only added fuel to the European opinion of cars from across the pond as, ‘all talk, no walk’. What happened to Chevrolet’s production of high performing cars?
The Shelby GT350 is a classic car lover’s dream. It is powerful and loud, resembling what American car makers and buyers are all about. The Mustang is an all around fun and exhilarating car to drive. In Australia, collector editions can set you back up to $300,000.
In 1957 Ferrari launched the 335 S to take on it’s international peers. This was a legendary age for racing. An era that saw innovation at its finest and racing at its most daring. This 335 S was designed for one reason only, to be as fierce as its competition. A car to be marvelled and one to be feared.
This Ford Mustang, among many variants that have come and gone over the years, is known in autophile circles as the biggest and baddest of them all. The legendary Mustang carries weight and prestige with enthusiasts for its style and aura. The Mustang remains a cultural icon, perfectly capturing the American spirit and demand for big, loud and powerful cars. It was first introduced in 1969 for the aim of Nascar domination, drawing thousands of fan’s attention. These people came because of its captivating style, and stayed for it’s road tearing power. Its this combination of style and power that bottle the American spirit, mirroring their self perception.