Archives for August 19th, 2013

[UPDATED] Towing War between Toyota and Detroit 3 Continues

The marketing war over towing claims for light-duty pickups between the Detroit Three–Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler–and Toyota will continue until 2015. The Detroit automakers continue to ignore towing standards for pickups negotiated with SAE International for the 2013 model year. Because each automaker is using its own tests to measure towing capacity instead of the agreed-upon standardized test procedures, they are reporting ...

2013 Shelby GT350

Shelby is a name as synonymous with the Ford Mustang as marshmallows are with campfires. But unlike the short-lived sugary confection that is prepared on a stick, the late Carroll Shelby's name on the placard means added performance and exclusivity. Launched in 1965, the automaker's celebrated early cars were in production for a limited run - today, a mint concours-quality 1965 Shelby GT350 can sell for upwards of $350,000. To coincide with the 45th anniversary of ...

Exotics Roundup: 2013 New York International Auto Show

Shelby Raptor The Shelby Raptor marks the return of the Shelby muscle truck, based off the 2013 Ford SVT Raptor with enhanced power and handling. This is one of the most powerful and collectable off-road production trucks, and features the “Shelby Style” inside and out. With a 2.9-liter supercharger mounted on the 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Shelby Raptor produces 575 horsepower, a significant ...