Archives for October 22nd, 2013

Watch the Hennessey Ford GT makes its record run at Texas Mile

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We said they'd probably be out with an official video, we did not lie. The Hennessey-powered camouflage Ford GT sat at one end of the runway at the Texas Mile sitting still. At the other end of the runway it had broken its own speed record, the twin-turbo 5.7-liter V8 pushing the aerodynamic supercar up to 267.6 miles per hour, a 4.3-mph improvement over the old mark. There's not much in the video you haven't already ...

AAA Says Voice-to-Text Functions are Distracting

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Hands-free technology might make it easier to text, talk on the phone, or look up directions while driving, but the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that mental distractions exist even if drivers keep their hands and eyes on the road. As the most comprehensive study of its kind, AAA appeals to the public to not use voice-to-text functions while driving. “There is ...

Ford to show special edition Raptor on April 9

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There are precious few details, but what we do know is that Ford will be revealing images of 'appearance upgrades' for a special-edition 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor on April 9. The slideshow will happen during a Motor Press Guild luncheon at Ford's Design Center Showroom in Irvine, California. Without photos or further details, we're left to wonder about the extent of these changes, but aren't expecting anything too significant given the venue. Ford is understood to ...