Archives for April 27th, 2013

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Road Test & Review

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Road Test & Review: Introduction OK, signal’s green, ease out clutch, ease on throttle… Damn! Wheel spin… OK, ease off throttle, let it hook up, OK good, now back on the throttle… Wheel spin again? Good Lord this thing is powerful! OK, ease out the cutch, feather the throttle…whew…it hooked up. Now, let’s run it up in first gear…just over 60 miles per hour at redline—wow! Now…shift to second…WHEEL SPIN! And so went my test drive of the 662-horsepower, ...

MT Poll: What’s Your Favorite 2013 Chicago Auto Show Debut?

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The 2013 Chicago Auto Show might not be filled with fast and dangerous new cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, but quite a few interesting and important new concept and production-ready vehicles have debuted including the updated 2014 Toyota Tundra, the 2014 Ram Promaster, and the diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD. After reading about the Chicago auto show cars below – and visiting our 2013 Chicago Auto Show page – tell us which debut was your ...

Shelby unveils tuned Ford Focus ST, widebody GT500 Super Snake

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Shelby American has made its name tuning various Ford products, and now the Focus ST can be added to this list. Just introduced at the Detroit Auto Show, the Shelby Focus ST doesn't add any extra horsepower under the hood, but it should still make sizable gains in performance thanks to an upgraded suspension, brakes and exhaust systems. Also on hand at the Shelby display was a widebody version of the powerful Shelby GT500 Super ...

Autoblog Podcast #321

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2013 Ram 1500 Diesel, unibody Ford Ranger replacement, 2014 Chevrolet SS, Mitsubishi doubles its US marketing budget Episode #321 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about the 2013 Ram 1500 getting a diesel engine, rumors of a unibody replacement for the Ford Ranger, the 2014 Chevrolet SS and Mitsubishi doubling its US marketing budget. We wrap with a couple of your questions, and for ...