American sports cars
18 December 2018
A sports car is a motor vehicle generally equipped with a powerful engine, a chassis and a braking system performance. The majority of these vehicles are two-seater. Performance is privileged, sometimes to the detriment of comfort. While some sports cars are intended for motor racing, they remain marketed for driving on the road. Franck Peltier was kind enough to review them.
History of the automotive industry in America
It was in America at the beginning of the 20th century that the automobile industry took off with the introduction of the assembly line system. After Ford making the Ford T the world’s best-selling car at the time, and General Motors, several major American car brands were born in the 1920s-1930s: Chrysler, Pontiac, Plymouth. Over the years, these American car brands will focus to give birth to the Big Three and make the United States the world’s largest car producer.
On the verge of bankruptcy in 2009 following the sub-prime economic crisis, the US automotive sector will restructure strongly to avoid the disappearance. With its potential for direct and indirect jobs, it is considered the backbone of US industry and a strategic issue.
Some American historical brands
The American brand Chevrolet owes its name to Louis Chevrolet, a car driver and mechanic born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1878. In 1900, Chevrolet emigrated to Quebec, then to New York, where he worked for Dion –Button.
Born in 1863, Henry Ford is a farmer’s son … that the work of the farm is of little interest. He is passionate about mechanics and watchmaking. After the death of his mother, he leaves the family farm to work in the industry.
The Ford Mustang is Lee Iacocca’s darling, a visionary man and a savvy salesman who joined Ford right after the war. In 1960, Iacocca was appointed Vice President of Ford.
Co-founded by Elon Musk, an entrepreneur from South Africa who made a fortune by selling his PayPal startup, Tesla Motors is a manufacturer specialized in electric vehicles.
American brands are numerous and we cannot name everything. Nevertheless, the country of Uncle Sam still counts other behemoths automobiles namely: CADILLAC, JEEP, and DODGE
Some of the fastest American cars
Nothing compares to the excitement of being behind the wheel of a racing car powered by a few hundred wild horses. Who says American cars says beasts under the hood. So, here are the cars offered by Uncle Sam the most powerful on the market:
CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 2017 DE 640 CH
With its aggressive lines, its cabin worthy of great sports and its 640 blazing horses, the Camaro ZL1 2017 impresses. In addition to its devastating look, this beauty accommodates many advanced technologies, such as its new 10-speed automatic transmission.
CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 2016 OF 650 CH
The 2016 Corvette Z06 combines performance and new technologies brilliantly. Equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 and a lightweight and very rigid aluminum frame, its 650 horsepower just waiting to be released in the fresh air.
DODGE VIPER ACR 2016 DE 645 CH
A true beast of the road, the Dodge Viper is intimidated by its provocative silhouette and its fierce 8.4-liter V10 engine. Embellished with several aerodynamic components, the ACR version allows its master to abuse without remorse the countless horses it generates.
TESLA S P90D 2016 DE 762 CH
One of the most powerful cars available in the world is powered by a 100% electric motor. Comfortable, safe and on the cutting edge, the Tesla S P90D can decouple most supercars without emitting toxic gases.