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Quick Play: Previewing Codemasters’ Grid 2

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For a long time there were two types of racing video games –the racing simulator, like Gran Turismo, and the arcade-style street racer, like the Need for Speed series. More recently, video game makers have been skirting the line between the two types of racers, seeking to appeal hardcore and casual racers, as evidenced by games like Forza Horizon. For game developer Codemasters, Grid 2 is that game. Grid 2, the follow-up to 2008’s Grid, has ...

Hot Rod Unlimited Puts 2013 Ford Mustang SEMA Car Through Its Paces

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Sometimes when we’re presented with show cars or one-offs, we’re given the caveat to treat them with kid gloves. But Mickey Thompson gave no such special care instructions to Hot Rod when it gave them the keys to its 2013 Ford Mustang GT show car. And Hot Rod’s Jesse Kiser happily obliged by taking the car to the 2013 Run to the Coast event in Irvine, California, just following one of the weekly Cars and ...

Go Behind the Scenes of Our 2013 Truck of the Year Program on Latest WOT

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Ever wonder how we pick the winner for our Truck of the Year award? On this week’s episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang tags along with the rest of the Motor Trend team to see just how we determine which truck is worthy of being called the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Lang starts out by explaining the criteria for our Truck of the Year award, and talks a bit about the ...

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. ...

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Cheats Death Valley on Latest Epic Drives

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On this week’s episode of Epic Drives, host Arthur St. Antoine takes the updated 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor into the Mojave Desert to explore what this punishing environment has to offer gearheads. St. Antoine begins at the site where conspiracy theorists suspect the moon landings were faked, due to the inhospitable environment and its extraterrestrial appearance. Next, St. Antoine turns his rig toward Nevada, where he visits a ghost town named Rhyolite and encounters a ...

Torque Steer Battle: Ford Focus ST Takes on Mazdaspeed3 on Head 2 Head

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Hot hatch fans have been waiting to find out how the Mazdaspeed 3 compares to the turbocharged, front-drive newcomer, the Ford Focus ST. With our three-car comparison test  and host Carlos Lago driving the cars back to back on this week’s Head 2 Head, the wait is over. On paper, the two hatchbacks appear very similar. The Mazdaspeed3 makes an ample 263 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 2.3-liter I-4, while the Focus ...

2013 Ford Focus ST Goes up Against VW Golf R, Subaru BRZ on Head 2 Head

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On this week’s episode of Head 2 Head, associate road test editor Carlos Lago hits the track to see if the new 2013 Ford Focus ST has what it takes to challenge the direct descendant of the original hot hatch, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R. Lago starts out by comparing how the Focus ST and Golf R stack up in the canyons. The front-drive Focus ST clearly has the most boy-racer appeal of the two, with ...

J-Turn Series Debut Features 2013 Ford Mustang Doing J-Turns and Rockfords

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Host Jessi Lang kicks off the second season of Motor Trend videos on YouTube with a fresh new show called The J-Turn. Not surprisingly, the first episode is dedicated to the special maneuver from which her show is named – the J-Turn. She teams up with Roadkill host David Freiburger as the two tear up a wide-open parking lot with a 2013 Ford Mustang and a Dodge Challenger. Freiburger starts the episode by distinguishing J-Turns from ...