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Georgia Ford dealer will build you a new F-150 Lightning, and it will kick up smoke

Since exiting production in 2004, the Ford F-150 Lightning has become a fond memory of not only Ford fans, but truck enthusiasts at large. Ford's decision to replace the Lightning with the F-150 Raptor has left a noticeable absence of high-performance pickups built for straight-line speed. Pioneer Ford, based in Bremen, Georgia, remedied that with its own...

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Did Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS just set a sub-7:00 ‘Ring time?

We all know the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a fast car. The 700-horsepower rating will tell you that. But is it the fastest in production car history? Possibly. Porsche has been out testing the 991-series GT2 RS at the Nürburgring, and according to enthusiast site Bridge to Gantry the car needed less than seven minutes to complete a lap. Bridge to...

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There’s an AMG Hammer wagon, and it’s as awesome as you think

Back in the day, if you were a wealthy enough individual with a penchant for cushy Autobahn crushers, you'd give the folks at AMG a ring on the phone. They started life as a Mercedes-Benz tuning company before being fully absorbed by the mothership in 2005. In the late 1980', you could buy a powerful Mercedes and then have AMG kit it out with a massive V-8...

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Experience Mercedes’ ice driving school by playing "Project CARS 2"

Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment Group, the programmers and publishers behind "Project CARS 2," to bring you a unique interactive gaming experience. It's also a learning experience for drivers because it lets gamers pilot Mercedes cars virtually on the brand's winter driving school course...near the Arctic...

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Ken Block says twin-turbo 1,400-hp Hoonicorn is frightening

Horsepower is a dangerous thing. Fast may be fun, but it can also be pretty darn scary. 1,400 horsepower? That's "frightening," according to Ken Block. The star rally driver used the adjective to describe his Hoonicorn, which is based on a vintage Ford Mustang body. In conjunction with his upcoming Climbkhana at Colorado's Pikes Peak, the team installed a...

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German customers can now track their new Mercedes-Benz as it’s being built

Buying a new car is an exciting time, but waiting is the hardest part. While most American buyers will take delivery directly from dealer inventory, that's not the case in Europe. To help placate its customers in Germany, Mercedes-Benz is letting customers make that waiting time a little more bearable with its new "Joyful Anticipation" program. "Joyful...

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Ken Block’s "Climbkhana: Pikes Peak" locked in for Sept. 25

Ken Block is almost ready to reveal his next Internet-shattering drift video: "Climbkhana: Pikes Peak." The video launches September 25 and should result in some gripping, edge-of-your-seat drift action. Some of the scenes from the brief trailer already provide plenty of nerve-racking thrills. Announced a year ago, the video will see the...

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Toyota launches GR performance sub-brand, but new Supra noticeably missing

Toyota has a penchant for launching performance sub-brands that's bordering on neurotic. The latest is GR which was launched in Japan on Tuesday. GR is a reference to Toyota's Gazoo Racing motorsport department, and cars from the sub-brand will fall into one of three performance categories. At the top is GRMN, a reference to Gazoo Racing Masters...

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5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG Project One

The closest thing to a homologation special we're likely to see out of Formula 1, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is one very special car. On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor show, we sat down with AMG's Rene Wollman. His business card calls him the Project One's "Project Leader," but he's much more than that. He was the one that AMG boss Tobias Moers...

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2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo takes familiar route to high performance

Porsche knows chemistry. Take an engine from the Porsche Panamera Turbo that can reach 150 mph (ask me how I know), and add the third-generation Cayenne. The solution is the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo that appeared Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Or maybe it's alchemy because the specs look magical. The new Cayenne Turbo uses the the same...

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