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Ford teases 5 custom Mustangs racing into SEMA

This year's SEMA show is nearly upon us and Ford has previewed an assortment of modified Mustangs that are set to star. They've been prepared by some of most famous names in the aftermarket business, showcasing why the Mustang is one of the most popular vehicles to customize. First up is the Mustang of CGS Motorsports, a company that always brings a clean...

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Hennessey: 0-60 irrelevant, Bugatti sandbaggin’

Hennessey Performance Engineering in Texas is focused on building speed machines, and its latest goal is hitting the 300-mph mark with the F5 Venom, then flying past it. With such otherworldly numbers on his mind, company founder and CEO John Hennessey said 0-60 mph times are basically irrelevant. "How many cars, most of them electric, can go 0-60 in under...

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2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots and video

Porsche isn't even finished with new variants of the current 991-generation 911 but the automaker is already deep into development of new variants for the car's successor, the 992. The latest spy shots and video show an early tester for the new 911 GT3. The footage follows shots of prototypes for the Carrera and Carrera Cabriolet, as well as the Turbo. We...

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Jaguar Project 8 XE reveals its full fury on the dyno

There are many examples of automakers underrating their performance products. The latest data point is Jaguar's XE SV Project 8. Harry Metcalfe of the Harry's Garage YouTube channel took his own example of the super sedan over to a friend's dyno and discovered that the quoted 592 crank horsepower figure is well on the conservative side. Jaguar has built a...

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John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT takes 6-figure hit on latest sale

The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena crossed a Mecum auction block in Dallas last week, fetching $1,320,000 in the process, a steep discount to the $1,540,000 it sold for during Russo and Steele's Monterey Car Week auction just in August. We'll remind you that this is the car that Ford sued Cena over late last year...

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Mazda CX-5 gets punchy 2.5-liter turbo, GVC Plus handling

Mazda has introduced a round of updates for its CX-5 small crossover SUV including the addition of a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4. The updates were announced Thursday for the Japanese market and should be announced for more markets shortly. Mazda's 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 is a punchy unit already found in the Mazda 6 and CX-9, where it delivers a...

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All-female race series coming in 2019

Women racers of the world will soon have a top-level competition to showcase their skills. The new W Series launch in spring 2019 and is open to 18-20 female racing drivers. The series aims to hone female drivers' racing skills and promote their talents across all avenues of motorsport. While critics will balk at the idea of segregated motorsport series...

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2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots

Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned A6 Allroad soft-roader, and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The A6 Allroad is a high-riding wagon with all-wheel drive and underbody protection, providing buyers with an alternative to the ubiquitous crossover SUV. Other Allroad traits include steeper approach and departure angles as well...

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James Murdoch could take chairman role at Tesla

James Murdoch, son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is the leading candidate to take over the chairman role at Tesla, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. However, Elon Musk, current CEO and chairman at Tesla, hit Twitter shortly after the report was published with the statement, “This is...

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2020 Opel Mokka X spy shots

Opel engineers are out testing the first redesigned model post the brand's sale by General Motors to France's PSA Group one year ago. The model is a replacement for the current Mokka X, which does duty in the United States as the Buick Encore. The Mokka X is one of the most popular models in the subcompact crossover SUV segment. It was only...

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