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Police Shootout: Ford Crown Victoria, Chevy Caprice Go Off-Road on Roadkill

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No one ever wants to be chased by a fleet of cop cars, but if you found yourself in that position, which vehicle would you least want to have in pursuit? It’s an age-old question (one we asked last year in our cop car shootout): Which law enforcement vehicle is best when it comes to chasing down bad guys? To find out, Hot Rod’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan buy a pair of retired Ford ...

Hot Rod Unlimited Episode 26 – Fun and Stupid ’32 Ford Roadster Road Trip

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We’ve come to expect the unorthodox or unadvisable from the Hot Rod Magazine editors, and although it might make for their discomfort or lack of sleep, it makes for some great storytelling and entertainment. In this episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, Hot Rod Magazine staff editor Thom Taylor goes back to Nashville, Tennessee in the dead of winter to drive out Bill Akin’s 1932 Ford roadster that graced the cover of the December 1979 edition ...

Desert-Proofing the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor on Dirt Every Day

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Which modifications does a hard-working, desert-dwelling Ford F-150 SVT Raptor need? On the first full episode of Dirt Every Day, Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Technical Editor Fred Williams takes his buddy’s SVT Raptor for some upgrades. The first item on the list for the black Raptor is a Mossy Oak vinyl wrap, which will help protect the paint and look cool at the same time. Keeping with Ford’s digital dirt graphic scheme, the wrap features a ...

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 ...

Discussing the Tesla Model S Controversy, Diesels in the U.S. on New WOT Video

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On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Angus MacKenzie and other Motor Trend hosts discuss the Tesla Model S controversy stemming from a review in The New York Times after discussing the unexpected popularity of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Additionally, Ed Loh, Carlos Lago, Arthur St. Antoine and Mike Floyd ponder the possibility of diesel-powered sports cars in the U.S. The hosts begin by discussing the relevance of the F-150 SVT Raptor with its high ...

2013 Ford Focus ST Turns Up the Heat on Newest Ignition Video

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While Europe has been enjoying fast versions of the Ford Focus for years, we’ve been left with nothing since the Focus SVT was lasted until  2004. We’re glad the 2013 Focus ST is finally here and it’s ready to heat things up. Ignition host Carlos Lago discovers just how hot the hatch is in this week’s episode. The ST badge on the back of the Focus means the car is infused with “sport technologies,” which begins ...

Video Find: Watch a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Jump, Botch the Landing

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We all enjoy watching a car launch off a jump – just as long as it’s not our car. That may be true for most people, but a few brave individuals don’t mind subjecting their own vehicles to the extreme punishment that often follows the landing. In these two videos, a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor gets some serious air, but pays the price afterward. In the videos, two people attempt to jump a Ford F-150 SVT ...

Singing its Praises: 2013 Ford Fusion Ads Remix Comments into Songs

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Listening to feedback from potential customers and critics is important when launching a new car, and Ford is taking to heart the feedback it’s received for the 2013 Ford Fusion. To share some of the comments the new Fusion has inspired, Ford is incorporating them into its new ad campaign in a unique way: hiring versatile musical artist Reggie Watts to turn them into songs. The campaign, called “Fusion Remix,” has Watts pulling comments from various ...

Video Find: Tanner Foust Hot-Laps Ford F-150 SVT Raptor on the Nurburgring

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Last summer, we spoke with Top Gear host and racer Tanner Foust, who shared an interesting story with us during the interview: the time he raced around the Nürburgring in a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. The Raptor isn’t available in Germany, and not surprisingly lots of heads turned once Foust arrived at the ‘Ring with the big, blue, SuperCrew truck. The video shows Foust and the Raptor towering over a sea of sports cars before attacking ...

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 ...