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Racing to the Future: How Ford Created the GT Supercar to Test Technologies for Tomorrow’s Vehicles

Racing to the Future: How Ford Created the GT Supercar to Test Technologies for Tomorrow’s Vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich., May 12, 2017 – In creating the all-new high-performance Ford GT, the pioneers behind the supercar designed it not only to win races but also to serve as a test bed for new technologies and ideas for future vehicles across Ford’s vehicle lineup. “When we began work on the all-new Ford GT in 2013, the team had three […]

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Pulls the Wheels

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Pulls the Wheels

April 11, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge rocked the high-performance car world in 2014 with the 707-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat, building supercar performance at affordable prices. They were the most powerful muscle cars ever – until now. Today, Dodge is shaking the foundation of the entire performance car industry, launching New York International Auto Show week […]

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INDYCAR unveils new images of 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series car design

INDYCAR unveils new images of 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series car design

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, March 29, 2017) – The design of the car to be used in Verizon IndyCar Series competition in 2018 is coming more into focus. INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the premier North American open-wheel racing series, released new images today of the universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will be used by all competitors in 2018. Following along with this […]

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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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