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Five Drive Modes Optimize Ford GT Performance for Every Condition from Racing to Rain to Straight-Line Speed

Five Drive Modes Optimize Ford GT Performance for Every Condition from Racing to Rain to Straight-Line Speed

DEARBORN, Mich., Mar. 28, 2017 – There once was a time when owning a supercar meant compromise. Undeniably, the thrills were real, but the effort required to operate many a high-performance machine could overwhelm. With the all-new Ford GT, there is no such tradeoff. Ford Performance engineers set out to ensure being behind the wheel of the 647 horsepower carbon […]

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Great Start Takes Patrick Long to Pirelli World Challenge GT Victory Sunday at St. Petersburg

Great Start Takes Patrick Long to Pirelli World Challenge GT Victory Sunday at St. Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 12, 2017) – Veteran Patrick Long of Manhattan Beach, Calif., took advantage of a wild first turn skirmish Sunday and drove his No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R to victory in the GT Round 2 of the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by Case●It on the harborside 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street […]

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Camaro ZL1 goes for 200 MPH

Camaro ZL1 goes for 200 MPH

DETROIT — Slide over to the next lane. The Camaro ZL1 Coupe has a top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h). Chevrolet tested the max velocity of the ZL1 (with 10-speed automatic) on the High Speed Oval at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg GmBH proving ground. Compensating for wind speed, the top speed is the average achieved from running the ZL1 […]

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Cadillac Racing ready for 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season

Cadillac Racing ready for 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season

NEW YORK — Cadillac V-Performance Racing drivers Johnny O’Connell (Flowery Branch, Georgia) and Michael Cooper (Syosset, New York) are returning for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT season. Joining the duo will be Jordan Taylor (Orlando, Florida) and Ricky Taylor (Apopka, Florida) for the five SprintX rounds behind the wheel of the Cadillac ATS-V.R Coupe. The Taylor brothers are celebrating […]

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Mopar Celebrates 80 Years with Debut of Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger

Mopar Celebrates 80 Years with Debut of Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger

February 10, 2017 , Chicago – The Mopar brand continues the celebration of its 80th anniversary with the introduction of the limited-edition Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger. The vehicle offers a pair of hand-painted, custom, show car trim options. Only 80 models will be available in Pitch Black/Contusion Blue, with another 80 in Pitch Black/Billet Silver, in a nod to 80 years […]

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Record Entries set for 2017 Pirelli World Challenge  With new USAC Online Registration System

Record Entries set for 2017 Pirelli World Challenge With new USAC Online Registration System

AUSTIN, Tex. (Feb. 1, 2017) – The 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Championships have already processed a record 105 pre-entries as another highly-competitive road racing series is set to kick off in the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida on March 10-12. From the Championship-deciding last-lap finish last October in the 2016 season wrap-up at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the largest GT […]

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Gurney Exhibit now open at the Petersen Museum

Gurney Exhibit now open at the Petersen Museum

Los Angeles, Calif. (February 1st, 2017) – The Petersen Automotive Museum has unveiled its newest exhibition of racing cars, titled “The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers.” The exhibition, which opened Saturday, January 28th, 2017, celebrates the life and career of one of America’s greatest racing drivers, Dan Gurney. The exhibit, which is in the Nearburg Family Gallery […]

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