Archives for August 9th, 2013

PickupTrucks.com’s latest test results in a familiar winner [w/video]

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PickupTrucks.com has gone and thrown the latest batch of half-ton pickups into a cage match to see who would come out on top. The site put the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, 2013 Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan through a battery of tests. Those included 0-60 miles per hour acceleration, 60-0 mph deceleration, fuel economy, a hill climb, and payload and towing. They even threw the rigs on an ...

Ford GT Crashes into Motor Trend Headquarters

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Yesterday at 6:30 pm, a blue 2005 Ford GT crashed in front of the Motor Trend headquarters in El Segundo, California. Nobody was hurt in the crash, and only the Ford GT was involved. While heading south on Douglas Street toward Rosecrans Avenue, the driver exited its lane, climbing the curb in front of the Source Interlink Media Building. The vehicle managed to ...

Exotics Roundup: 2013 New York International Auto Show

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Shelby 1000 The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C, with 1,200 horsepower is the most powerful production car on the list. Built upon the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 that offers 662 horsepower, the completely street-legal Shelby 1000 has Ford’s new 5.8-liter V8 that has been stripped down to strengthen the internals and the power has been cranked up. A finely tuned adjustable suspension and performance ...

Feature Flick: Behind The Scenes Of The Rossion Q1

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Back in 2007, Noble Automotive ceased production of the M12 and M400. That’s when South African company Rossion stepped in to continue building the specialty sports car under a new name, the Rossion Q1. This week’s episode of The Downshift explores the improvements made to the car over the years, and shows it’s still a potent track weapon. The video begins with Rossion president Ian Grunes explaining how the Q1 came to be. The Rossion team ...

Ford Posts $2.1 Billion First-Quarter Profit, Despite Struggles In Europe

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Ford Motor Company announced today a profit of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of 2013, down $147 million year-over-year, while net income of $1.6 billion represents a $215 million gain. That’s Ford’s 15th consecutive quarter of profitability. The positive results were driven by continuing strong sales in North America and the Asia Pacific Africa divisions. In North America, pre-tax profits of $2.44 billion represent Ford’s best quarterly result for at least 13 years. (Prior to ...