Archives for September 18th, 2013

Shelby Tribute Car Show Scheduled For May 11

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May 11 marks the first anniversary of Carroll Shelby’s passing – but rather than mourn his loss, you could spend the day celebrating the man’s legacy by spending a day at tribute car show in Gardena, California. “Carroll Shelby changed the course of history and touched millions of lives through his racing, his companies, and his charity,” Randy Richards, president of the Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club chapter, said in a prepared release. “He challenged ...

Exotics Roundup: 2013 New York International Auto Show

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Bentley Flying Spur Bentley furthers the success of the previous Flying Spur with the new model, combining driveability, luxury and craftsmanship, and state-of-the-art technology. The new Flying Spur features a new athletic design that uses traditional Bentley styling cues as well as contemporary details. The Flying Spur is powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine, with a ZF eight-speed transmission.  With 616 horsepower, ...

What’s Not “World Car” About Ford’s 2013 Focus ST

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The 2013 Ford Focus ST is a world car. Important bits like the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the six-speed Getrag gearbox, chassis tuning, and even the Goodyear summer performance tires are fitted to all STs, no matter what the country. Still, some changes are necessary for the North American model. What you are about to read enters a world that only savants like myself wander. If you recognize some of the following, it’s because I wrote the ...

Hennessey Turns Up the Heat on the Ford Taurus SHO

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When we typically think of Hennessey, Vipers, CTS-Vs and Raptors come to mind, and of course, the epic Venom GT. But those aren’t the only options the company offers. And if you don’t have a five-to-six figure tuning budget, Hennessey still offers a reasonably wallet-friendly option to get your kicks. If you’re the owner of a Ford Taurus SHO, and crave just a little more kick than is offered by the stock configuration, Hennessey’s got ...