It can be said that we are in the middle of an American performance renaissance. The vehicles that are coming out of Detroit these days are simply astounding. It is these cars that truly keep the spirit of exceptional performance alive in this time of self driving, autonomous vehicles. The self driving car could be the death of the casual driver but fortunately enthusiast vehicles are still going to be around for many years to come. If you have one of these modern classics it is time to think about making them last because for all intents and purposes the self driving car will signal the end of driving as we know it. Performance Paint Protection is committed to preserving the immaculate factory paint that your car wia delivered with. We utilize a proprietary paint protection film that will keep your vehicle looking brand new for years to come. So bring us your modern classics, tree classics, and even your daily drivers but it is critical that your paint is protected with Performance Paint Protection. Without further ado we bring you a list of some modern classics.
The Ford GT
In keeping with the Ford tradition of performance the brand new GT is something that purists have been waiting for for years. The previous generations of Ford GTs were elevated to an almost mythic status. Based off of the incredibly successful race car of the 1960s and ‘70s the current crop of GTs are just as exclusive and will undoubtedly be equally as coveted. The GT is unique in the American market as it is designed to directly compete with the European supercars like Ferrari. In fact the first generation GT40 was purpose built to give the Ferrari a run for the money at the prestigious 24 Hours of LeMans. Ford was able to beat Ferrari and establish a foothold in international racing. The current GT became available last year but getting your hands on one was not an easy task. Ford actually held an application process in order for the privilege to buy a GT. Prospective buyers had to submit an application for review but Ford and just because they had the most money, did not necessarily mean that they would get to buy a GT. It is speculated that they weeded out collectors that would simply let the car sit and not drive it. The favor seemed to go with the enthusiast that would take the car out and give it a good flogging every so often. This is exactly the way a car of this caliber should be owned, by a driver that isn’t afraid to get it a little dirty.
The Dodge Demon
On the opposite side of the spectrum is the insane Dodge Demon, a factory drag racer that is one of the fastest cars in the world. Harkening back to the factory drag racers of the 60s and ‘70s this purpose built, fire breathing car is destined to be an instant classic. Based off of the Dodge Challenger, which was one of the most popular muscle cars of all time, the Demon is a pumped up version of the sport coupe. The classic Challengers of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s were a force to be reckoned with and included a might 426 Hemi engine that cemented the Hemi name into the vocabulary of every enthusiast for years to come. Dodge makes it very clear that this car is not a toy and includes a ton of paperwork that reads like a liability waver for a skydiving outfitter. The language is very clear as to what you should and should not do with the vehicle. Much of it is due to the fact that the Demon is factory shod with drag slicks and while these are perfectly street legal they are a far cry from your typical radial tire. Upstream from the drag slicks is the most impressive part of the Demon is the engine. Producing an astounding 840 horsepower, the supercharged 6.2 liter engine is almost a force of nature. Oh, and if you want to load up the family and go for a Sunday drive you will need to buy extra seats because all that comes in the stock Demon is the driver’s seat. What do you expect from a car that was actually banned by the National Hot Rod Association?
The Camaro ZL1
While they existed at the same time the Hemi Challenger and the GT40 could not have been much more different. The Camaro ZL1 on the other hand is the perfect compromise for the consumer who wants a high performance car with all of its seats. The Camaro is a legendary pony car that was originally designed to compete with the Ford Mustang. While the horsepower numbers may seem a little anemic next to the insane Demon and the track specific GT the Camaro holds its own as a real world vehicle that you could rip up the asphalt with on Saturday night and take grandma to church on Sunday morning. Even with 650 horsepower the Camaro is capable of defeating many of the European exotics with names like Porsche and Ferrari.The power of the Demon and the exclusivity of the GT might make one wonder if these vehicles are truly built for the real world or some racing playground that only the elite are privileged enough to know about. The Camaro on the other hand, is right at home in the hands of pretty much every responsible driver out there.
So which is the best of the three? With such dramatic differences between the three, that is really a difficult question to answer. It truly depends on what you want to get out of a vehicle but ultimately these three cars are for the owner that is willing to get out in the wind.
What do these three vehicles have in common? They will all be sought after in the years to come and if you are a vehicle owner that believes that vehicles were made to be driven then you need a plan to keep the car looking its best while utilizing it for what it was intended for and in the case of these three that purpose is to go fast. At Performance Paint Protection we are committed to protecting your ride with our clear film technology. We only use the finest materials and make each paint protection film specifically to fit your vehicle. Gone are the days of yellowing clear bras and ill fitting paint protection at Performance we prep the car right to get the finest results. If you are interested in paint protection film please contact Fort Lauderdale’s finest Performance Paint Protection.