Tag archives for Supercar

Rumors Video Roundup: Off-Roading on the Cheap, Spock vs. Spock, Jaguar F-Type

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This week’s Rumors video roundup brings everything from the pristine and posh to the low-buck down and dirty. We start off with a first drive of Jaguar’s new F-Type roadster, Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have a battle of Vulcan wits courtesy of Audi, and Jonny Lieberman pits two icons of upscale SUVs, the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen against each other off-road and on-pavement. Finally, we get a detailed explanation of what makes Subarus Subarus, ...

Feature Flick: Behind The Scenes Of The Rossion Q1

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Back in 2007, Noble Automotive ceased production of the M12 and M400. That’s when South African company Rossion stepped in to continue building the specialty sports car under a new name, the Rossion Q1. This week’s episode of The Downshift explores the improvements made to the car over the years, and shows it’s still a potent track weapon. The video begins with Rossion president Ian Grunes explaining how the Q1 came to be. The Rossion team ...

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 ...

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 ...

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Top 5 Most Watched Motor Trend Videos from 2012

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We launched our new Motor Trend YouTube video channel at the beginning of this year, allowing us to share even more of our entertaining videos packed with all types of hot cars, trucks, and more. Below are five videos uploaded in 2012 that accumulated the most number of page views this year, and they range from everything to Rat-Rods to lots of Lambos. Enjoy. 5. Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! – Head 2 Head Episode 14 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Auto Painting 101: Mercury Grand Marquis Gets a Respray on Wide Open Throttle

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What do you do with a 10-year-old car with parking lot scars? Take it to a professional body shop for a complete repaint. On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes video production manager Brett Adkins’ 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, aka the “Grampsmobile,” to Duran’s Quality Painting for a new look. After chatting with the owner about some of his past projects, Lang gets her hands dirty with dent removal and some sanding. ...