Saturday, May 21, 2011
It has been 10 years since Dale Earnhardt died at the Daytona 500 but to this day he remains one of the most popular and profitable names in NASCAR. So it seems natural to slap his name on just about anything. If you combine that fact with the empire that is Dale Earnhardt Inc., it is actually a bit surprising that there isn't two dozen special editions already out there.
Looking past my own jaded opinions it is actually a pretty stout vehicle. It boasts 704 HP and 695 ft-lbs of torque via a Eaton supercharger. Other performance highlights include a one inch drop all the way around, 2" exhaust, cross drilled rotors, high flow injectors, and chassis stiffening through sub frame connectors.
Obviously a lot of the appeal of the car is that it's officially a product of DEI, and Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet. It sure has a lot of badges to make sure you don't forget too. I mean lets be honest, the macho of having the latest baddest super ultra mega special edition is what moves the new muscle car market. If it didn't, there wouldn't be a million versions of the Mustang out there.
I guess it really comes down to if it's cool. Yes... But is it worth the $79,993 base price? ehhh...
You can find more pictures and specs here