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Video Find: 2013 Ford Fusions Star in Race With F1 Rivals Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell

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Formula 1 legends Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet relive their on track rivalry in a pair of 2013 Ford Fusion sedans in a new campaign called “Fusion Grand Prix.” These four videos from Ford Brazil cover the former Formula 1 champions’ modern-day rival from beginning to end. With Piquet’s win in 1981, he became the first Brazilian to win Formula 1. He won again in 1983 and 1987, while Mansell won the race in 1992. After ...

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 ...

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 ...

Camaro 1LE vs. Mustang GT, LS Engine Swaps Debated on Wide Open Throttle

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Jessi Lang and other Motor Trend hosts answer questions about the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE/Ford Mustang GT Track Pack comparison on the latest Wide Open Throttle episode. Additionally, Angus MacKenzie, Jonny Lieberman, Ed Loh, and Scott Mortara discuss the future of autonomous cars and talk about our recent top 10 list, asking which cars should have a modern small-block Chevy V-8 under hood. The hosts begin by answering the most frequently asked question about Lieberman’s Chevrolet ...

New Roadkill: Alaska or Bust (Again) in a 1968 Ford Ranchero

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On the second episode of Roadkill, Hot Rod magazine’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan headed to Big Lake, Alaska in a 1968 Ford Ranchero, aka the “Raunchero,” for some ice racing. The duo never made it on that trip, but after parking the Raunchero for more than a year, Freiburger and Finnegan reattempt their ice racing trip in the Raunchero on this episode of Roadkill. Despite the car’s refreshed 363 cubic inch small-block Ford stroker engine, ...

Shakespearean Bard Defends Ford Fiesta in Response to Jeremy Irons’ Comments

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British actor Jeremy Irons is getting some heat from both fans of a TV drama and the folks over at Ford following a comment he made earlier this month. According to Entertainment Weekly, Irons slammed TV drama Downton Abbey as “the Ford Fiesta of television” during a panel discussion about the PBS series Shakespeare Uncovered. “Watch the Shakespeare productions,” Irons said. “You’ll see what real writing, what real stories, what real characters are about.” While Downton ...

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 ...

Get Personal with the Motor Trend Video Hosts on New Wide Open Throttle

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We can always depend on Motor Trend readers and viewers to ask good questions about the cars we feature in the magazine, website, and on our video channel. Some of you want to take it a step further and get the personal 411 on our hosts, and that’s exactly what’s featured in the latest Wide Open Throttle video. Many viewers want to know how our hosts landed their gigs. Almost all of them said a bit ...

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 ...

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 ...