2011 Shelby GT500 vs. 600 HP 2011 "Firebreather" Camaro
The Smoking Tire hits the Mailbu canyons for one last hurrah with our Shelby GT500, and we brought along our closest competitor: the Classic Design Concepts/Exxodus Pictures "Firebreather," a 600-horsepower Firebird-converted Chevy Camaro. For more info about the Firebreather, check out www.Firebreathercar.com
Turbo V8 Chicken: Pontiac Trans Am - /BIG MUSCLE
Mike Musto tests the iconic 1981 Pontiac Trans Am. It had the first mass-produced turbocharged V8, and more graphic art than a basement gallery showing. Icon. Legend. Famous. Fast?
Firebreather from Classic Design Concepts
This is the Pontiac Firebird we all wish would have happened if ....well Pontiac was still around! Exodus Studios(a Michigan-based film studio) collaborated with Classic Design Concepts of Novi, Michigan, to build and designed the custom Firebreather. The one-off Camaro was designed by Ajmal Ahmad, the writer and director of the upcoming sci-fi film Jinn, in which the FireBreather will make its big screen debut. Underneath the slightly reworked sheetmetal is a fresh out of the factory Camaro SS! but the creative team from Classic Design Concepts have outfitted it with a new front fasica, hood, rear fascia and some extraordinarily hot-looking wheels. The new nose has a bit of Pontiac Trans-Am in it and that I really digg. No modifications have been made to the Camaro's 6.2-liter V8, but CDC has fitted an Eibach Pro-Plus Performance handling package, stickier Pirelli PZero Rosso tires, as well as what appears to be custom stiched headrests with the Firebreather logo. With a limited build of only 50 its sure to be a collectible. If you want one it will run you about 60K, but you better hurry before they sell all 50!
The Woodward Dream Cruise and the Firebreather
The Smoking Tire heads to the Motor City for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the biggest single-day car show in the USA. But we need a ride, and what makes a better show car in Detroit than the Firebreather Prototype?