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How Rich Do You Need To Be To Afford The New Ford GT Supercar?

 

 

 

 

 

 

” At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Ford went for the gold – both in honors and price tags.

  Its new Ford F-150 won the North American Truck/Utility of the Year award, and the company was runner-up for the North American Car of the year with its Mustang, which lost to the Volkswagen Golf.

  But the golden child of the show was the new Ford GT, which had been a mere rumor for months.

  The verdict: It was worth the wait – and possibly even the price tag.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In time for the 50th anniversary of the original GT40 winning the LeMans races, the new GT is all about flash. The machine has a 600-horsepower EcoBoost V-6 engine and is no gas sipper. The sleek, “futuristic” body is made completely of carbon fiber, which posed a huge engineering challenge. CNET quoted the car’s creator and Ford vice president of design, Moray Callum, as saying, “We wouldn’t have been able to build [this] car 60 years ago. Even 20 years ago.” “

 

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Spendy, Special-Edition Snake: Shelby To Offer 50th Anniversary 427 Cobra

 

 

 

 

” Over five decades ago, when Carroll Shelby wedged a Ford 260 V-8 into an AC Ace, who would’ve thunk the damn-hard-to-kill Shelby would be in the ground, yet new Cobras bearing his name would still be available for sale? Yet they are. A year after Shelby American announced the 50th Anniversary 289 FIA Cobra, 2015 sees the commemorative launch of that car’s bigger, altogether more monstrous brother, the heavily-mythologized 427.

  Like the 289 FIA car released last year, the 50th Anniversary Edition 427 Cobra is delivered sans engine. For maximum authenticity, you’ll want to pick up an FE side-oiler displacing — duh — 427 cubic inches and a four-speed Toploader. Alternately, put a boosted-to-Venus EcoBoost in the thing and utterly befuddle the masses. If you’re an extreme weirdo, source an early AC two-liter straight six. We’ll buy dinner for the first character who pulls that move. We’ll also happily proclaim his or her undying supremacy. Alternately, you can purchase the unspecified powertrain package that Shelby’s currently developing for the car.

  Pricing, as you’d expect, nudges itself firmly into eye-watering territory. A fiberglass-bodied roller will set you back $119,995. Adding $60k to your bank draft will snare you an aluminum body with a snappy polish job. Fiberglass cars are finished in Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes, a classically Cobra-esque color scheme even a grump like Destro could appreciate. Special Anniversary-oriented bits include a 23-gallon racing-style tank, fancier interior materials, special gauges, and unique badges.

  Shelby is only turning out 50 examples of the Anniversary 427s, so prospective snake-handlers should prepare to shell out the ducats sooner rather than later. The car will say hello in the flesh at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction on January 12th. Orders open the following day, leaving metallic herpetologists plenty of time to turn over the couch and hit the Coinstar machine.”

 

Thanks to Car & Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Cars

The Best Automotive Photos in HD Pt. 7 [17 Pics]

 

Ford GT

 

 

 

 

 

50th Anniversary of the Pagoda SL — Mercedes-Benz Classic Vehicles

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Photos: Dakar Rally 2013

 

Dakar Rally 2013

 

48 Hours of Snowy, Gritty, Grueling Rally Racing

 

 

 

 

” At first blush, rally racing—or, simply, rally—is a pretty innocuous pastime. You buy a car. You install a roll cage and safety equipment, including a fire suit and a helmet. You find a friend to ride shotgun and navigate. You drive off into the woods—and then things get exceptionally weird. Races start in the morning and last well into the night. They are staged in asphalt-melting heat or face-freezing cold. Lasting two or more days, they require driving flat-out on unfamiliar roads—many of them unpaved and rutted—guided only by your reflexes and the shouted instructions of a co-driver.

Wrecks are common and can be severe: Roadside hazards include 100-foot drop-offs, Airstream-size boulders, and stout hardwoods. The course, more than 100 miles long, is completed at highway-travel speeds. If you are slow, you lose. If you kill your car and don’t make it home, you lose. And if you don’t have fun, you miss the point. Now take all of this mayhem and stick it in a deep freeze in Atlanta, Mich., 25 miles northeast of nowhere. This is the location of the Sno*Drift Rally, held for two days almost every January since 1973. Entrants range from six-figure Subarus and Mitsubishis to $500 hoopties held together with duct tape and Bondo. “

 

 

Cool Rides Of The Day

Out With The Friday Randomness (64 Photos)

 

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“Galpin Autosports hosted a VIP party to celebrate 50 years of Carroll Shelby, a tribute to the past, present, and future. CoolFords had the inside tip on this exclusive party, compliments of Galpin’s social media guru, thanks Laurel. The party was held at the Premier Collection at GAS and featured Shelby’s throughout the years including the one-of-a-kind Shelby Cobra CSX2000.”

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