Tag archives for Los Angeles Auto Show

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 ...

Thread of the Day: Ford Fiesta ST, Fiat 500 Abarth, or Chevrolet Sonic RS

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There’s a battle brewing for king of the pint-sized hot hatch segment. For years the Mini Cooper S was the only entrant in the segment, but recently a slew of contenders have joined the fray looking for pint-sized hot hatch supremacy.  First came the Fiat 500 Abarth, then the sporty Chevrolet Sonic RS, and as of the L.A. auto show, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST. For today’s Thread of the Day (inspired by mconsbruck), we want ...

Jim Farley Discusses Ford Transit Connect Wagon at Motor Trend Garage

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Among Ford’s new or upcoming U.S.-bound people-movers is the 2014 Ford Transit Connect wagon, and Jim Farley as well as other executives recent visited the Motor Trend Garage to let us have a look and kick the tires. Though the Transit Connect is primarily a commercial van, Ford hopes a new three-row wagon variant will be considered by those who don’t want a minivan as large as the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey, but still ...

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 ...