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Rare, Unrestored 1967 Shelby GT500 with 9841 Miles Headed to Auction Block

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Although in 2012 we lost one of the most iconic names in American automotive history, Carroll Shelby’s legacy lives on. In honor of what would’ve been Shelby’s 90th birthday, Barrett-Jackson will be auctioning off Shelby cars, including a unique 1967 GT500. The car is one of the first GT500′s ever produced by Shelby American, and everything is original: its Nightmist Blue exterior paint color, black interior, 428 Police Interceptor engine, dual four-barrel carburetor, wheels, tires, and ...

Camaro 1LE vs. Mustang GT, LS Engine Swaps Debated on Wide Open Throttle

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Jessi Lang and other Motor Trend hosts answer questions about the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE/Ford Mustang GT Track Pack comparison on the latest Wide Open Throttle episode. Additionally, Angus MacKenzie, Jonny Lieberman, Ed Loh, and Scott Mortara discuss the future of autonomous cars and talk about our recent top 10 list, asking which cars should have a modern small-block Chevy V-8 under hood. The hosts begin by answering the most frequently asked question about Lieberman’s Chevrolet ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Cars to Put in a Time Capsule for 25 Years

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With concerns of depleting nonrenewable energy sources and constantly evolving automotive technology, we have no idea what the automotive landscape will look like in 2038. Highways full of autonomous and fully electric cars are a possibility, though anything is possible. Earlier this month, we asked our readers what new car they would put in a time capsule for 25 years, and we’re sharing 10 of our favorite responses in this top 10 list. Commenters had to ...

New Saleen 351 Mustang Announced with 700 Horsepower – 2012 L.A.

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It’s been 13 years since Saleen last produced a Mustang model powered by a 351-cubic-inch engine, but with company namesake Steve Saleen finally back in charge, a new Saleen 351 Mustang is on the horizon. The Saleen-engineered 351 is based on the Ford Mustang GT’s stock 5.0-liter V-8 and is projected to produce 700 hp and 655 lb-ft of torque as equipped with the Saleen 296 supercharger and Red Butterfly intake system. The 351 will serve ...

MT Poll: 2013 Ford Focus ST vs 2013 Subaru BRZ – Which Would You Choose?

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The Subaru BRZ has taken on all comers in the sub-$30,000 sporty car field, and in its latest bout with the 2013 Ford Focus ST, the boxer-powered coupe again emerged victorious. Still, the Focus ST’s ability to keep pace with a rear-drive sports car was impressive. Though the two cars are as different from one another as can be, both are worthy enthusiast machines. If it were your money, which budget sporty car would you ...

Muscle Car Wars 2012: Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang Sales Fight to the Finish

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While the 2012 muscle car sales pecking order didn’t change from the year before, the gap between the first place Chevrolet Camaro and second place Ford Mustang shrunk considerably. With Chevrolet Camaro sales down and Ford Mustang sales up from 2011, the sales race was much closer in 2012. Dodge Challenger sales saw a small increase, locking it in third place. As for Hyundai, the automaker doesn’t break out sales of the rear-drive Genesis coupe ...

Thread of the Day: Name an Upcoming Car You Hope Will Perform Well

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With the auto show season well underway, many concept cars and future production models are on display. While futuristic concept cars often get our attention, the vehicles heading to showrooms make the biggest difference for automakers and enthusiasts. In light of all the upcoming production cars on the way this year, we want to know which new car you’re hoping will perform well. Motor Trend forum member MSIDUDE hopes the upcoming Cadillac ATS-V will be the ...

Sleigh Showdown: Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser vs. Ford Transit Connect Wagon Sleigh

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Without fail, around this time of the year, holiday-themed releases start flooding our inboxes. Some show more creativity than others, but having received concepts from Ford and Lexus, we thought we’d put the two head-to-head, and let you, the WOT readers, decide which one you think is best suited for gift delivery duty. Let’s break down what we know of the scant specifications provided for the two modern-day sleighs. Propulsion: The Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser is ...

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 ...

Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the U.S. of A, might I add. As we did last year, we’re taking a look back at the hundreds of vehicles ...