Tag archives for Tuner Cars

Feature Flick: Tanner Foust Drifts a Ford Mustang

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We never tire of watching a Ford Mustang burn off its rear tires, and this new video featuring Tanner Foust indulges that insatiable craving. In the video, Foust slides a Mustang GT for the camera before touring Recaro’s performance seat factory. After a few sideways laps around a race track, Foust discusses the importance of having a good seat in your performance car, explaining that a proper-fitting seat will allow you to get the most feedback. ...

Cross-Cultural Custom: 1928 Ford Model A Pickup Powered By A BMW V-8

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If you follow the hod-rodding scene with any regularity, you’re well aware of the basic formula for a street rod. A ’32-’34 Ford body with some variation of a Chevrolet small-block V-8 (usually around 350 cubic inches) between the front wheels. While the combination of a Ford body and Chevy engine is a proven and time-honored formula, for some, it’s just too common and formulaic. Mike Burroughs is one of those people. But Burroughs had enough ...

Lamborghini Gallardo and Factory Five Kit Cars Face Off on Hot Rod Unlimited

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On this week’s episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, the team pits four Factory Five kit cars against a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 to find out if a ride you build in your own garage can be faster than an Italian supercar. The Hot Rod team starts out in Las Vegas at the drag strip to see which car can put down the faster time. All four kit cars make big power. The 1933 Ford replica is ...

Thread of the Day: Would You Spend $40,000 on a Modified Focus ST?

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The 2013 Ford Focus ST already packs quite a punch with its 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, but that hasn’t stopped aftermarket companies from putting their own spin on the new hot hatch. We’ve driven the Shelby Focus ST and today shared details on the Tanner Foust Edition Focus ST, and it’s got us wondering: Would you spend about $40,000 on a highly modified Ford Focus ST or drive a stock version of another car? Both the ...

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 ...

2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Halo 4 Edition Quick Drive

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Gaming geeks may note the mean 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Halo 4 Edition shown here is not actually featured in the game, but that makes the 550-hp customized truck no less thrilling to experience and drive. We were recently invited to preview and actually drive the grand-prize truck for Microsoft’s Halo 4 Infinity Challenge, the construction and customization of which was done by Galpin Auto Sports in the Los Angeles neighborhood of North Hills. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...