Archives for October 10th, 2013

Hennessey’s Ford Raptor–Based VelociRaptor SUV: Eight Seats, 600 hp

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Texas is a big state with big ambitions—the home of big trucks with big horsepower. Thanks to John Hennessey, the pride of Sealy, Texas (at a population of 6019, we might point out that's not so big) the list of bigs now includes his VelociRaptor, a custom-built SUV converted from Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor that will carry up to eight people and produce up to 600 horsepower. Hennessey says that this is meant to be 'the ...

Ford shows off Fiesta with in-wheel motors in Belgium

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Ford is looking to find ways for more folks to drive sideways, and we're not talking 'Tokyo Drift' variety. The US automaker is working with Germany-based Schaeffler at developing in-wheel motors and is showing off a concept version of a modified Fiesta in Belgium this week. Ford's eWheelDrive concept car has motors in both rear wheels, which saves space (in the area that used to be the engine compartment), cuts weight and allows for better urban ...