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WOT Opinion: What the 2015 Ford F-150 Needs to Stay on Top

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The hard-working Ford F-Series is the best-selling truck in the U.S. for good reason. In fact, the current generation Ford F-150 has won the coveted Motor Trend Truck of the Year award twice: first when it arrived in 2009 and again in 2012 when new engines and a six-speed automatic transmission replaced the aging power plants and base four-speed automatic. With the competition stepping up their game, though, the next generation F-150 needs more than ...

Thread of the Day: What New Car Would You Put in a Time Capsule for 25 Years?

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While we have a rough idea of where the automobile is headed, it’s difficult to predict exactly what the automotive landscape will look like in 25 years. Will we all merely be passengers in our autonomous, self-driving cars? Will fossil fuels still power our vehicles? Whatever the case, chances are you won’t be able to buy anything similar to the new vehicles of today in the year 2038. That notion led forum user SickSeries to ...

Spied: 2015 Ford F-150 Prototype May Have Five-Lug Wheels

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The disguised pickup trucks caught by our spy shooter are most likely early development versions of the next-generation Ford F-150. The new truck will probably debut next year as a 2015 model. While it’s too early to draw any real conclusions about styling, it appears these prototypes retain the chrome Gillette-style front grille of today’s model. Our spy photographers suggest this could be a prototype of a Ford F-100, a sub-model designed to offer a smaller ...

We Hear: 330-HP Ford Focus RS on Sale in 2015, More Power Than Euro-Spec Mustang

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We’ve heard tons of rumors on the new Ford Focus RS; reports have suggested we would see one as early as 2013, while others have claimed a 380-hp coupe version was in the works. This time, we’re hearing the RS will go on sale in select markets in 2015, boasting 330 hp thanks to a turbocharged 2.3-liter I-4, more output than the Euro-spec Mustang may get with the same engine. Although we already expected the new ...

Goes Like Hell: 2013 Ford Shelby Focus ST Debuts in Detroit

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Those familiar with Carroll Shelby’s full body of work know that V-8-powered cars weren’t the only vehicles he was able to tune. Now, Shelby American has unveiled its latest car, and – believe it or not – it’s not a Mustang (though the specialty car builder did unveil a Mustang at the same time). Instead, Shelby unveiled the 2013 Ford Shelby Focus ST – a modern-day take on the original turbocharged Shelby hot hatch, the ...

Redesigned Ford Edge Crossover Shown by Accident in Corporate Presentation

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With the debut of the 2013 Ford Fusion last year, we knew that the next-generation Ford Edge crossover — which is based on the Fusion — couldn’t be far behind. Now, we have our first look at the more fashionable 2015 Ford Edge, thanks to Ford’s own presentation. There’s a fair bit to chew over in this presentation, which was apparently given to analysts at Deutsche Bank, but the second-generation Ford Edge caught our eyes. Like ...

On the Money? Hagerty’s Top Future Collectibles List Includes VW GTI, Audi RS5

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Hagerty has released its annual “Hagerty Hot List” of the top 10 cars the insurance company believes will become collectible in 20 years. Hagerty’s list is comprised completely of 2013 model-year vehicles that the company thinks will still be desired by enthusiasts in 20 years. Unlike our own list of future collectibles, Hagerty’s rules are a bit less stringent. To qualify as a future collectible on the Hagerty list, the vehicle must be mass-produced, and available ...

Quick Play: Previewing Codemasters’ Grid 2

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For a long time there were two types of racing video games –the racing simulator, like Gran Turismo, and the arcade-style street racer, like the Need for Speed series. More recently, video game makers have been skirting the line between the two types of racers, seeking to appeal hardcore and casual racers, as evidenced by games like Forza Horizon. For game developer Codemasters, Grid 2 is that game. Grid 2, the follow-up to 2008’s Grid, has ...

We Hear: Plans for Ford Sub-Mustang Coupe in Europe Put on Hold

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The idea of a sub-Mustang sports coupe from Ford sounds enticing, but if the latest rumor from Autocar is to be believed, Ford of Europe has just put on pause the development of such a model. Most likely with the European automotive market’s troubles in mind, a sub-Mustang Ford sports coupe that could potentially have come to the U.S. at some point — you never know — has been shelved. Based on one of Ford’s existing ...

New Year’s Surprise: Ford May Preview 2015 F-150 At Detroit Show

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The past week may have been all about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, but if a Reuters report is to be believed, Ford may have its own debut not far behind. The news outlet is reporting that Ford will show a concept version of the upcoming 2015 F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show in January, upstaging its Motown rival just a month after the long-awaited reveal of GM’s 2014 half-ton trucks. The F-150 ...