While You Were Sleeping: 137 Shelbys, Eight Cylinder Porsches and One Lost Car

while you were sleeping 137 shelbys eight cylinder porsches and one lost car

In Los Angeles and Detroit, Ford took the covers off their two track-ready Mustangs – the GT350 and GT350R.

And Ford is only going to build 137 of them for 2015. Ehh?

What we’re driving this week:

Only two of us have press vehicles this week and both are full-size sedans, albeit aimed at very different consumers.

  • Alex Dykes is driving around in the brand new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T
  • Mark Stevenson (that’s me) is cruising in the top-trim 2015 Toyota Avalon Limited
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  • ClutchCarGo ClutchCarGo on Apr 28, 2015

    I wonder what percentage of the cars stolen with keys left in the vehicle are actually insurance fraud by the owner?

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    • DenverMike DenverMike on Apr 28, 2015

      @SunnyvaleCA Thieves usually don't leave the keys behind. A friend calls me for help, said he lost his keys at the sports bar, or someone stole them. He was sitting in his Expedition when he calls (window he could force down). I get there in 10 minutes and he's standing where his truck was. He had went back inside to look again. Oops! He remembered had put his keys on the bar and left them when he went into the bathroom. Yeah he was drunk. But still. It was recovered by police the next day without keys. Minor damage, plus a re-key, towing and storage. Insurance paid up. It was $2,000 blunder.

  • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Apr 28, 2015

    Alex Dykes is driving around in the brand new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Mark Stevenson (that’s me) is cruising in the top-trim 2015 Toyota Avalon Limited I can think of many ways to have fun in either one of those cars.

  • IBx1 For all this time with the hellcat engine, everything they made was pathetic automatic scum save for the Challenger. A manual Durango, Grand Cherokee, Charger, 300C, et al would have been the real last gasp for driving enthusiasts. As it is, the party is long over.
  • MaintenanceCosts The sweet spot of this generation isn't made anymore: the SRT 392. The Scat Pack is more or less filling the same space but it lacks a lot of the goodies, including SRT suspension, brakes, and seats. The Hellcat is too much and isn't available with a manual anymore.
  • Arthur Dailey I am normally a fan of Exner's designs but by this time the front end on the Stutz like most of the rest of the vehicle is a laughable monstrosity of gauche. The interior finishes suit the rest of the vehicle. Corey please put this series out of its misery. This is one vehicle manufacturer best left on the scrap heap of history.
  • Art Vandelay I always thought what my Challenger really needed was a convertible top to make it heavier and make visability worse.
  • Dlc65688410 Please stop, we can't take anymore of this. Think about doing something on the Spanish Pegaso.
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