Archives for Sport Car

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 ...

Rumors Video Roundup: Peugeot Car vs. Bike, Battle of the Z Cars, and Classic Cars in Cuba

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In this week’s Rumors Video Roundup, we give out a variety of different videos, and two comparisons, one of classic versus modern sports car, and another comparing a car versus a bicycle. We also take a sneak peek at the coming 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and see if it lives up to the promise of its bigger brother, the excellent Ford Focus ST. Infiniti CEO Johan De Nysschen talks about the future of the brand, ...

Chevrolet Camaro Leads March Sports Car Sales

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The Chevrolet Camaro is again the best-selling sports car in the U.S., edging out its crosstown pony car rivals at Ford and Dodge for first place. Together, the three American muscle cars lead the sub-$100,000 sports car segment, besting vehicles like the Scion FR-S and Nissan 370Z. Even though an updated model is just around the corner, the Chevrolet Camaro still leads the segment by a decent margin with 8102 sold last month, bringing its year-to-date ...

Inside The 2013 Ford Focus ST

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It’s frustrating that many people in the USA continue to see the Ford Focus as a cheap, basic economy car. Maybe it’s a hangover from the small-car hatchback stereotype. Maybe it’s that Ford only recently begun to improve its image here. Given the features and available options inside the newest Focus, it’s anything but an economy car. The Focus ST can be had with items that were only found on luxury cars not long ago. ...

Feature Flick: Ken Block Slides a Ford Fiesta ST in Budapest

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The Ford Fiesta ST may have a smaller stature and fewer horsepower than its bigger brother, the Focus ST. No worries: rally star Ken Block borrowed a closed ice rink in Budapest to show that the Fiesta ST is probably no less fun to drive, and we’ve got the video to prove it. The ice rink in question in the capital city of Hungary, although it didn’t appear to have any ice on it. No worries: ...

Ford Mustang To Star In “Need For Speed” Movie

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A customized Ford Mustang will serve as one of the stars in an upcoming movie adaptation of the “Need For Speed” video game franchise. A modified Ford F-450 truck, dubbed “The Beast,” will also star in the new film. UPDATE: A report from Jalopnik suggests that the movie car doesn’t actually produce 900 hp. Instead, that figure may represent what the fictional car will make in the film. We reached out to Ford for comment on ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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