Author Archives: Patricia Canales

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 ...

Week in Review: Growing a Sixth Finger Edition

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Week in Review posts have been a five-day affair for us. This week, we were bestowed with more than a few newsworthy pieces dropping over the weekend, making our lives a little busier. This week was trucktacular, as Chevrolet started its press drives for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. We’ll have a review up for you in no time to report back on ...

Feature Flick: Is the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST a Mini Focus ST?

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Fans of affordable and sporty hatchbacks have another car to look forward to this summer, when the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is slated to arrive. In the latest episode of Ignition, host Carlos Lago travels to France to find out if the small hatch is a shrunken-down version of the bigger Focus ST. The Fiesta’s ST formula essentially mimics the Focus. The hot hatch gets upgraded brakes, a sportier suspension, and interior and exterior tweaks that ...

Top 10 March Sales Surprises: Big (and Small) Sales From Unexpected Places

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Lincoln MKZ: Or How to Botch a New Car Launch Lincoln has sunk to its lowest point in about three decades, and that’s in no small part due to the miserable introduction of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. It looks like a luxury car should, and while Infiniti Lately? ' href='http://blogs.automotive.com/how-to-revive-a-luxury-brand-or-lincoln-have-you-seen-infiniti-lately-125399.html' target='_blank'>there have been those of use who’ve criticized its purpose in the future ...

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Your Mileage May Vary As difficult as it is to write this, I was actually excited about the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. With the beautiful looks of the newest midsize fighter from Ford and a fuel economy estimate capable of shaming even the stalwart Camry Hybrid, the battery-augmented four-door seemed like a recipe for unabashed success. But appearances love nothing more than swapping our boundless enthusiasm for cold platters of disappointment. The 2013 Fusion Hybrid gets ...

Feature Flick: 2015 Ford Mustang Prototype Caught On Video

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We’ve seen plenty of photos, but now we have our first look at the 2015 Ford Mustang on video. The pony-car fans at Mustang6G.com spotted a camouflaged Mustang prototype and managed to film it driving. The 2015 Ford Mustang spotted in this video looks almost identical to the one our spy photographers spotted earlier this month. As in our spy shots, this video shows that the 2015 Ford Mustang will have a more steeply sloped windshield, ...

GM’s Reuss Champions Compact, Affordable Rear-Drive Coupe for Chevy

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GM's head of North American operations would like to see Chevy develop a compact, affordable rear-drive coupe similar to the Code 130R concept. Mark Reuss, head of GM's North American operations, recently told Automotive News that he feels there’s plenty of room in the Chevrolet lineup for a rear-wheel-drive coupe. 'A really nice, light, rear-drive car that's inexpensive; that'd be a huge win for us if we had that.' Reuss’s comments echo the positive responses ...

Detroit Throws in Bid to Host X-Games

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Los Angeles has been home to the X-Games for as long as many can remember, but in a recent turn of events, Detroit has issued a bid to have the X-Games moved from the streets of downtown L.A. to those of Detroit. The video below was created as the city’s bid to bring the X-Games to their turf. The video showcases the different ...

Shelby Mustang stars with Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez in Getaway movie

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Car movies. We keep watching them, they keep making them. Despite Fast & Furious 6 still blowing up the box office (No. 1 in theaters for the second straight week) and production on Transformers 4 being well underway (check out the Bugatti Veyron and Corvette Stingray as new cast members), there's still room on the marquee for more car movies. Next one up is an Ethan Hawke joint called Getaway, which prominently co-stars a Ford ...

Ford May 2013 Sales Up 14 Percent to 246,585 Vehicles

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General Motors may have outsold Ford in May 2013 by roughly 6300 cars, but the folks in Dearborn aren’t too distressed. Instead, they’re happy to point out that the 246,585 Ford and Lincoln vehicles sold in the U.S. last month is not only a 14-percent increase over May 2012, but the automaker’s best May sales results in seven years. Better yet, it’s also Ford’s best monthly showing thus far in 2013, beating March’s impressive results ...