WWE Stars With Their Classic Muscle Cars – Here Are Our Best Picks
You cannot separate WWE stars from their classicmuscle cars. Whether based on the fact that the cars are loud and fast, or just a general appreciation for the culture they represent, we can agree that they have quite good taste. Here are some favorites.
John Cena – 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger
Cena has quite the collection of classicmuscle cars, from Plymouths to Ford and Dodge. However, this ride stands out from the rest just like its owner. A truly raw classic muscle car.
The Rock – Chevrolet Chevelle
Having stared in several car movies including the Fast and the Furious franchise, he is no stranger to sweet rides. This particular car featured in the movie Faster. It is a combo of '71 & '72 body panels and a '71 chassis.
Hulk Hogan – 1994 Dodge Viper
Easily one of the most recognizable wrestlers of all time, Hogan went all out with custom painting of this machine to match his red and yellow colors with additional custom graphics and a Hulkmania logo.
Bill Goldenberg – 1970 Ford Mustang
Owning a decent collection of muscle cars, his favorite is a hard decision to make. However, the “Lawman” stands out with an impressive 780 HP.
Stone Cold – Pontiac Firebird formula
Stone Cold is an avid car collector, owning a sweet and rare Steve Austin. He continues to purchase and collect vintage muscle cars.
The Maserati Gran Turismo is a 2+2 coupe, introduced in 2007 at the Geneva Motor Show. The basic offering’s power came from a 4.2-liter, 259-cubic-inch V8 of Ferrari design and produced 405 PS (298 kW; 399 hp). It bolted to a ZF automatic six-speed transmission. This GT (Grand Tourer) had a double wishbone front suspension with a multi-link in the rear to help produce “comfort in harmony with speed and driver enjoyment.”
Maserati produced the S version between 2008 and 2012, but North American saw only the 2009 edition. This model comes with fixed-setting, steel damper suspension with a skyhook-adaptive suspension available as an option. The “S” engine was 4.7-liter, 286.3-cubic-inch V8 that produced 440 PS (324 hp; 434 kW) at 7000 rpm and came equipped with a robotic, six-speed sequential semi-automatic transmission. From 2009 to 2012, the “S” was also available with the “ZF” fully automatic, six-speed and also had under-door rocker skirts, 20-inch rims, and Bluetooth wireless as well as iPod interface as standard equipment.
The limited-production Gran Turismo Concept MC was an offer in 2009 and 2010; that version had six-point seat belts, a large fuel tank, and carbon fiber shocks, while the driver did the braking with large rotors, six-piston calipers in front and four-piston calipers in the rear stopping the 18-inch wheels.
Maserati introduced a sport model of the GT MC Concept called the Gran Turismo MC Sport line in 2009, which is still available in showrooms. The Sport has carbon fiber (CF) spoilers front and rear, CF mirror housings, and CF door handles. The interior also liberally uses CF for the steering wheel rim, paddle shifters, instrument panel, dash, and door panels. The included handling package has the custom Maserati Stability program software, stiffer springs, heavy-duty shocks, and a lower profile. The software portion of the package went into all Maserati automobiles in 2009.
The Granturismo S version replaced the “S” model in 2012 with the same 4.7L engine but somewhat modified and produced 460 PS (338 kW; 454 hp). The other newly integrated features include a unique front fascia, revised headlights, and the ZF six-speed became standard equipment and the six-speed sequential an option. Newly styled seats and a sportier steering wheel round it out.
In 2010, Maserati announced the future release of the GT-MC McStradale, limited-edition, two-seater variation, featuring the 4.7L engine that produced 450 PS (331 kW; 444 hp). The engine has a diamond-like coating on high wear engine components such as the cams and followers. This engine was also 110kg lighter than its predecessors and had the same fuel consumption as earlier versions. The featured transmission was the robotized six-speed, which the operator can change from the normal mode to a manual shift mode; this change automatically affects the suspension, traction, and even the engine sound.
The McStradale comes with two splits in the hood, a front splitter, and rear air dam with all working together to produce more down-force and better aerodynamics. This was the first GT model to achieve 300 km/h and has a claimed top speed of 303 km/h (188 mph). The Brembo braking and the carbon-fiber rotors (60 percent lighter than steel) stop the 20-inch rims with custom-made Pirelli extra wide PZero tires. So equipped, the stopping distance is only 33 meters from 100 km/h.
The Chevy tri-five, refers to the Nomad and Bel Air models 1955-through '57 in particular. This period marks a time of change for Chevrolet, GMC and the whole auto industry in North America. The 265 (4.34 L) small block engine introduced in '55, is the base for the complete line-up of GM small and large block engines for the next 40 years or more. The top model, the Nomad wagon, has a MSRP of $2,608 with the entry level 2-door sedan valued at $2,025 in '56. New options available in '56 include a rain sensing automatic convertible top, padded dash, and seat belts complete with shoulder harnesses. There were no takers in '56 for the rain sensing top and only about 7% of customers opted for the seat belts.