Archives for September 19th, 2013

Video of the Day: Architect Builds House Around His Ferrari 512i BB

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Have you ever owned a vehicle that you loved so much you wished you could build your house around it? Meet Holger Schubert, the architect who did just that. Schubert is the proud owner of a Ferrari 512i BB, one of only 929 units ever produced by the Prancing Horse, and designed the “main space” of his home around it.  The 512i ...

2014 Ford Fiesta SFE Hits 41 MPG Highway

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE (Super Fuel Economy) is now boasting the highest highway MPG in the subcompact class. The EPA rates the 2014 Fiesta SFE at 30 City/41 Highway/34 Combined. The SFE Package adds to a Fiesta hatchback or sedan equipped with the PowerShift automatic transmission and a set of low rolling-resistance tires, unique aerodynamic parts, and underbody shielding that reduce the car’s aerodynamic drag. “The 2014 model is shaping up to be a game changer ...

All-American Ford Explorer to be Built in Russia

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For the first time in the vehicle’s history of the vehicle, the Ford Explorer will be produced outside of the U.S. at Ford Sollers Elabuga Assembly Plant in the Republic of Tatarstan, solely for the Russian market. Before this, only partially assembled Explorers were built outside of the states, including the Russian plant. As consumers worldwide have embraced the Ford Explorer, sales increased ...

Ford’s Flat Rock, MI Plant Celebrates Millionth Mustang

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It’s a good year for the Ford Mustang: the iconic muscle car turns 50 at next year’s New York Auto Show, and now we hear that the Flat Rock, Michigan plant responsible for making the cars just made its one-millionth Mustang. While the Mustang’s been in continuous production for some 49 years now, the plant that makes the pony car hasn’t always been the same. The Mustang’s home base was the famous River Rouge assembly plant ...

Ford Introduces A Special Edition F-150 SVT Raptor

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Ford announced a new Special Edition model of its F-150 SVT Raptor truck for the 2014 model year. This Special Edition is being introduced to give buyers of the Raptor a more exclusive model. Starting with the F-150 SVT Raptor equipped with the Luxury Package, Ford adds two exclusive colors: Tuxedo Black or Ruby Red Metallic. The Ruby Red Metallic also gets a gets a set of matching box-side graphics. Inside, Ford has fitted a ...

Week in Review: Luxury Cars, Spy Shots, and a Modern Stone-Age Family

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It’s Saturday! Other than sleeping in and watching the Stanley Cup finals tonight–or stocking up for tomorrow night’s NBA Finals game–you can spend a little time finally taking a step back, relaxing, and reading what went on this week in the auto industry. That’s why we write up our Week in Review every weekend, breaking down what you ought to know in ...

April 2013 Sports Car Sales: Challenger Rises Again

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They battle at the track and in showrooms too: Sports car sales are just as important to automakers as their performance is to enthusiasts. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at April sports car sales of vehicles that start at around $100,000 or less. Not surprisingly, the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Dodge Challenger lead the pack. As expected the top three is filled with Detroit muscle: the Camaro was in first ...