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2005-2009 Mustang Gets Shelby Wide Body Kit

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Shelby may have turned its attention to the Ford Focus and F-150 lines lately, but it hasn’t forgotten the Mustang faithful. Shelby American announced this week that its 2013 Shelby GT500 wide body kit will now be available for owners of 2005-2009 Ford Mustangs. The fiberglass body kit is designed to enhance the look of the 2005-2009 Mustang and be functional, as well. The package adds up to six inches of extra fender, which will allow ...

Hennessey Debuts SVT Raptor-Based VelociRaptor SUV

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The Velociraptor was one of the most feared dinosaurs, but Hennessey Performance’s VelociRaptor is a bit nicer than that: it’s a 411-horsepower three-row SUV based on the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. We know the statistics by now: the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has a 411-horsepower, 434 lb-ft, 6.2-liter V-8 and a set of Fox Racing Shox with 11 inches of front and 12 inches of rear suspension travel. The result is one of the most ...

Land Cruiser, Cherokee, F-150 Face Off in Cheap Truck Challenge

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The Cheap Truck Challenge is exactly what it sounds like. On this episode of Dirt Every Day, the guys from Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road take their beaters — including a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, and 1979 Ford F-150 — to Arizona to compete in a series of challenges. The purpose of the Cheap Truck Challenge is to prove you don’t need to spend big money to have fun on unpaved roads, as each ...

Hennessey Turns Up the Heat on the Ford Taurus SHO

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When we typically think of Hennessey, Vipers, CTS-Vs and Raptors come to mind, and of course, the epic Venom GT. But those aren’t the only options the company offers. And if you don’t have a five-to-six figure tuning budget, Hennessey still offers a reasonably wallet-friendly option to get your kicks. If you’re the owner of a Ford Taurus SHO, and crave just a little more kick than is offered by the stock configuration, Hennessey’s got ...

Feature Flick: Tanner Foust Drifts a Ford Mustang

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We never tire of watching a Ford Mustang burn off its rear tires, and this new video featuring Tanner Foust indulges that insatiable craving. In the video, Foust slides a Mustang GT for the camera before touring Recaro’s performance seat factory. After a few sideways laps around a race track, Foust discusses the importance of having a good seat in your performance car, explaining that a proper-fitting seat will allow you to get the most feedback. ...

New York 2013: Shelby Raptor Debuts With 575-HP V-8, Custom Graphics

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As we suspected when Shelby hinted its next vehicle won’t be Mustang-based, the tuning firm has unveiled a Shelby version of the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor at the New York auto show. The Shelby Raptor boasts unique graphics and a supercharged engine, and joins the Shelby Focus ST and 1200-hp Shelby 1000 S/C on stage in the big apple. A 2.9-liter supercharger is used to raise power of the stock SVT Raptor’s 6.2-liter V-8 from ...

Lamborghini Gallardo and Factory Five Kit Cars Face Off on Hot Rod Unlimited

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On this week’s episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, the team pits four Factory Five kit cars against a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 to find out if a ride you build in your own garage can be faster than an Italian supercar. The Hot Rod team starts out in Las Vegas at the drag strip to see which car can put down the faster time. All four kit cars make big power. The 1933 Ford replica is ...

2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Halo 4 Edition Quick Drive

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Gaming geeks may note the mean 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Halo 4 Edition shown here is not actually featured in the game, but that makes the 550-hp customized truck no less thrilling to experience and drive. We were recently invited to preview and actually drive the grand-prize truck for Microsoft’s Halo 4 Infinity Challenge, the construction and customization of which was done by Galpin Auto Sports in the Los Angeles neighborhood of North Hills. The ...

Your Move, Ford: Galpin Auto Sports to Build 1000-HP Ford GT Successor

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Galpin Auto Sports president Beau Boeckmann announced plans to build an unofficial successor to the Ford GT supercar during the 2012 LA Auto Show. If built, the proposed supercar would be called the GTR-1. Our friends at Hot Rod learned some new info about Galpin’s latest creation, which hopes to continue where the Ford GT left off. The GTR-1 will be based on the 2005-2006 Ford GT, with the goal of bringing the supercar up to ...

Ford Fiesta ST RallyCross Car, Ken Block-Modified Focus TrackSTer Debuts in Chicago

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Show floor update: Although the TrackSTer won’t be available to the masses, enthusiasts can outfit their Focus STs to look similar to Ken Block’s blue pocket rocket you see below. We talked to fifteen52′s Brad Beardow, who estimated making a TrackSTer of your own would cost about $75,000 on top of the price for a Focus ST.” Yikes. There’s a much cheaper route, though. Beardow said some of the parts seen on the TrackSTer, such ...