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2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE and 2013 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack Face Off on Head 2 Head

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On this week’s episode of Head 2 Head, the 2013 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack and 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE face off on the track to see which coupe is king of the pony cars. Back in the good old days, a Mustang-versus-Camaro duel was simple: head to the drag strip. That’s how this week’s Head 2 Head kicks off, with senior features editor Jonny Lieberman taking the two V-8-powered beasts to the drag strip ...

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 ...

Legends Collide: The Custom Mustang-GT40 Ford Mach 40

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The original Ford Mustang and the GT40 are arguably the two most legendary cars the Blue Oval has ever built. But what would happen if the two legends collided? The result isn’t a spectacular (and expensive) crash; rather it’s the one-off Ford Mach 40, and our sister publication Hot Rod has the details on how it came to be. The Mach 40 was originally the brainchild of Terry Lipscomb, who wanted to know how a 1969 ...

Video Find: Go Behind the Scenes of Gymkhana Five, Watch Ford’s Stop-Motion Tribute to Ken Block

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As of this morning, more than 36,000,000 people have watched Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco. To celebrate, Block and company has released a behind-the-scenes look at how Gymkhana Five was made. Also hopping on the Gymkhana bandwagon is Ford, which has just released Snowkhana One – a holiday-themed tribute to Mr. Block and his famous videos. The extra Gymkhana Five footage gives us a good look at all the hard work that ...

Video Find: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST Gets Track Tested

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To say we’re excited to get our hands on the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST would be an understatement. The Fiesta ST’s big brother, the 2013 Focus ST, recently wowed us on the track against the Mazdaspeed3 and Subaru Impreza WRX Special Edition, earning it a first-place finish in our comparison test. To show off that the little ST has the same track chops as its big brother, Ford just released a video of the Fiesta ...

Official: 197-HP 2014 Ford Fiesta ST Coming to U.S. – 2012 L.A. Auto Show

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Ford has finally confirmed what we’ve suspected for quite a while: the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST will come stateside in the 2013 calendar year. Packing an estimated 197 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque, the Fiesta ST could be seen as a competitor to the Chevrolet Sonic RS as well as to compact-segment sporty front-drivers. The subcompact hot hatch is debuting at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Not surprisingly, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST release ...

Top 10 Cars That Could Use a Corvette V-8

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General Motors makes a damn good V-8. The company’s small block pushrod V-8s are among the most loved by enthusiasts not only because of the power and reliability they offer, but also because its compact size allows it to squeeze into all but the smallest of engine bays – even engine bays designed to accommodate a four-pot and some electric motors. To celebrate the mighty LS series V-8 as it makes way for the 2014 ...

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 ...

On the Road Again in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible on Epic Drives

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What better way to experience the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500′s intoxicating exhaust note than hitting the open road in the convertible version? Technical director Frank Markus did just that on the latest episode of Epic Drives, driving the drop-top Mustang across the Mohawk Trail. Markus’ drive with his 662-hp mount starts out in Lowell, Massachusetts at the house Jack Kerouac once called his home. Then Markus hops in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible to hit ...

Top 8 Wagons We Want in the U.S. – With Poll

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American car enthusiasts read about a ton of foreign-market cars that we just don’t get. Though we would love to have in the U.S. vehicles like the Ford Ranger and Australia’s V-8-powered utes, most automotive forbidden fruit are of the station wagon variety. With so many wagons offered overseas, here are the Top 8 we want most in the U.S. Click through to see all eight choices and to vote in our poll! 2014 Audi RS6 Avant: ...