Cars. Is there anything else on earth that drives us as crazy as the smell of burnt tires on the tarmac or the hum of a V12 engine? But while, like people, cars come in all shapes and sizes, from large and commanding to small and easy to manage, others were built with just one purpose – to be sexy. Whether you’re lucky enough to own your dream car, or get your kicks from staring at a model version on your desk at work, you’ll appreciate this compilation from the elite of the auto world. Check out the five sexiest cars ever to speed down our highways.
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Autosport International will be hosting the incredible all-new Ford GT racing car, giving visitors a chance to be among the first in the world to see the new WEC racer in the flesh, and hear from two of its star drivers.
The Ford GT will be taking to the race circuits of the world in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, including the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race in June, 50 years on from Ford’s now-legendary 1-2-3 finish.
Now Available for the 2016 Ford Performance Shelby GT350 Mustang Equipped with the Voodoo 5.2L V8 Engine
- 1.75-inch stainless steel long-tube headers.
- Stainless steel mid-pipe exhaust upgrade.
- High-flow catalytic converters.
- HPE engine management upgrade & chassis dyno calibration.
- Professional installation
- All necessary gaskets & fluids.
- Chassis dyno testing. You’ll receive a before & after dyno graph report showing power and torque measured at the rear wheels.
A unique example of Ford Mustang history is offered here in the muscular form of this Raven Black 1969 Boss 429 fresh from long-term ownership in a private collection. Built to homologate the new 429 “semi-hemi” engine for NASCAR, the Boss 429 was the most powerful Mustang offered by Ford and one of the rarest and most brutish muscle cars ever. The engine, intentionally under-rated at 375 horsepower, packed a forged steel crank, NASCAR rods, 4-bolt main-bearing caps and large-valve aluminum heads with crescent-shaped combustion chambers.
Ford is returning to CES in January with even more news on the company’s holistic approach to create products and services that make people’s lives better.
“Ford was the first automaker to have a significant presence at CES nine years ago, and we are proud to continue that legacy of innovation in 2016,” said Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “As we move forward with our Ford Smart Mobility plan, CES is the perfect venue for sharing news on our efforts to change the way the world moves and provide new solutions in the areas of connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics.”
The legendary father of the Geodesic dome house, Buckminster Fuller, made automobiles too. If you don’t know about “Bucky” he was a real maverick. Billing himself as “a gentle revolutionist, a loveable genius, an anti-academician, doctor of science-arts- design,” among many other roles, “Bucky” changed the way the world viewed consumer products. He used the word Dymaxion to describe many of his futuristic creations. Bucky had designs for Dymaxion houses, Dymaxion appliances, entire Dymaxion communities and Dymaxion cars. His line of Dymaxion automobiles were revolutionary and were designed to be the most fuel-efficient and practical cars on the road.
When car batteries are new, they don’t complain much and just do their job. But when they get old, they can crank a vehicle’s engine too slow to start a car. And, just about every driver has a horror story about this being discovered late at night and/or long ways from home. A natural question is: “When should my car’s battery be replaced so it doesn’t let me down?” A rough rule of thumb according to amesford.com is that a car battery lasts about four, maybe five,
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing officially announced today the four drivers who will compete in the all-new Ford GT for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Drivers Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs that will compete in the full IMSA WeatherTech schedule next year.
Hand and Müller will co-drive the No. 66 Ford GT, while Briscoe and Westbrook take the reins of the No. 67 Ford GT. Fans of Ford lore and sports car racing will immediately take note of the historic significance of the car numbers – the original predecessor of the Ford GT, the Ford GT-40, won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. Ford marks the 50th anniversary of that first significant win with the return of the Ford GT to Le Mans in 2016.
Car and Driver magazine has named the Shelby® GT350 and GT350R Mustang to its 2016 10Best list, which recognizes the best new cars available in the United States for under $80,000. This marks the 10th time a version of Ford’s pony car has been named to the prestigious list.
The Ford Shelby® GT350R Mustang has been named 2016 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year by a runaway vote – beating out seven of the world’s best new sports cars in a competition that evaluated the vehicles on both road and track.