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The Ford GT Will Cost $400,000, Sell 250 Per Year

 

 

Ford GT prototype  -  2015 Chicago Auto Show live photos

 

 

” Revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show to a shocked and awed audience, the Ford GT has lit the world afire with its dramatic styling and promised performance. Now, it has a price tag to match the heat of its debut: about $400,000.

  The word comes from Dave Pericak of Ford Performance at the Geneva Motor Show. Pericak said the price of the Ford GT would be near that of the Lamborghini Aventador, which stickers at a brisk $397,500, base.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” With “more than” 600 horsepower on tap from a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6, a carbon fiber and aluminum structure, and serious aerodynamics, the Prototype-racer in production form should prove to be among the world’s most impressive sports cars—if not quite on par with the $1-million-plus hypercars from McLaren, Porsche, and Ferrari.”

 

 

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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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 … Without Getting Screwed

 

 

 

 

 

 

” One of the best ways to save a little money is to buy stuff used—whether we’re talking computers, smartphones, or even cars. Buying used comes with a bit of extra responsibility, though. Here are some guides on how to avoid getting screwed, no matter what you’re buying.

  We’ve shared a ton of tips for selling your old junk online, but what about when you’re buying? That’s a little trickier, since you not only want a good deal, but you also want a product that’s working, reliable, and in good condition. Here are some of the guides and tips we’ve featured over the years on buying used stuff.”

 

 

Here’s the dope on used car buying

 

 

” There’s a lot of debate over whether buying a used car is better than buying new, but we won’t get into that here—this pros and cons list at Car and Driver should help you out. However, if you are set on buying a used car, we’ll leave it to our friends at Jalopnik to help you avoid getting screwed. Their advice? Inspect the owner, not just the car, and have your own mechanic look at it. Most importantly, do some serious research on the model you’re looking at. Forums are a great resource. That way, you know its pain points, what a fair price is, and repair costs (which is so often ignored). Check out their guide for more.

  Those aren’t the only items you can buy used, of course, but they are some of the most common—and some of the ones that really require your due diligence. No matter what you’re buying, don’t be afraid to walk away if you don’t trust the seller—and if you can, buy locally so you can do your inspection in person. Good luck!”

 

 

Other categories covered include Computers , cameras , tablets and more . Check it out .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World’s Largest James Bond Car Collection For Sale

 

 

” While a license to kill is hard to come by, the next best thing would surely be owning one of the many amazing cars driven by James Bond in the 23 films he’s been featured in since 1962.

  Why settle for one car though? The Daily Express reports that the world’s largest collection of James Bond vehicles is up for sale, and the owner–real-estate mogul Michael Dezer–insists that it be bought as one lot. The asking price is 20 million pounds, or about $33 million at current exchange rates.”

  The collection includes 59 vehicles, from a Fairey Huntress boat used in 1963’s From Russia With Love to an Audi A5 and Land Rover Defender used in the opening car chase of the most recent Bond movie, Skyfall.”

 

 

WHAT JAMES BOND CARS CAN YOU GET FOR £20M?

 

” Land Rover (Casino Royale) 

 

Russian T55 tank (Goldeneye) 

 

 

 

Cagiva motorcycle (Goldeneye) 

Lotus Esprit Turbo white (For Your Eyes Only) 

Aston Martin DB5 with gadgets (Man from Uncle George Lazenby) 

BSA Lightening motorcycle (Thunderball) 

Aston Martin DBS (OHMSS) 

Toyota 2000GT (You Only Live Twice) Not used in film.

Triumph Stag (Diamonds are Forever) 

Jaguar XKR (Die Another Day) 

BMW 750il (Tomorrow Never Dies) 

BMW R1200 motorcycle (Tomorrow Never Dies) 
Aston Martin V8 with skis (The Living Daylights)

Lotus Esprit Turbo bronze with skis(For Your Eyes Only) 

Lotus Esprit S1 (The Spy who Loved Me) 

Aston Martin V8 (The Living Daylights) 

Aston Martin DB5 (Goldeneye) 

Lotus Esprit (Spare for parts) 

Helicopter shell (The Spy Who Loved Me) Not used in film.
Lotus Esprit Submarine (The Spy Who Loved me) 

 

 

 

Aston Martin Vanquish (Die Another day) 

Fairey Huntress (From Russia With Love) 

Cagiva motorcycle (Goldeneye) 

Parahawk & figure (The World is Not Enough) Skidoo (Die Another Day ) 

Q Boat (The World in Not Enough) 

Road version Hovercraft (Die Another day) 

 

Glastron GT150 (Live and Let Die) 

 

 

 

Alfa Romeo 159 (Quantum of Solace) 

Wetbikes x 2 (The Spy Who Loved Me) 

TUK TUK Taxi (Octopussy) 

Kawasaki Z900 & sidecar (The Spy Who loved Me) 

Renault 11 half car (A View to Kill) 

 

Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Diamonds are Forever) 

 

 

 

BMW Motorcycle (Tomorrow Never Dies) 

GP Beach Buggy (For Your Eyes Only) 

TUK TUK Taxi (Octopusy) 

Speedboat (Live and Let Die) 

Litte Nellie Autogiro (You Only Live Twice) Not used in film 

 

Dragon tank (Dr No) 

 

 

 

Replica Mini Bede Jet (Octopussy) 

Gaz Volga (Goldeneye) 

Mini Citroen 2CV (For Your Eyes Only) 

Yellow 2CV (For Your Eyes Only) 

Replica Yellow 2CV (For Your Eyes Only) 

Replica AMC Hornet (The Man with the Golden Gun) Not used in film 

MP Lafer (Moonraker) Not used in film 

BMW Z8 (The World is Not Enough) 

Q Boat (The World is Not Enough) hull 

Renault 11 Taxi (A View to Kill) 

Rolls Royce Sedanca de Ville (Goldfinger) Not used in film 

Ford Thunderbird (Die Another Day) Not used in film 

Land Rover (Skyfall) 

Lada Riva (The World is Not Enough) 

Lockheed Jetstar Jet(Goldfinger) Not used in film 

Land Rover (Skyfall) 

Audi A5 (Skyfall) 

Lotus Mould (The Spy Who Loved Me) 

Reef Ranger Mini submarine (Licence to Kill)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing The All–New Mustang

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE

” There’s a 3.7-liter V6. And the available 5.0-liter V8 will benefit from increased power this year. But the real news is how we’ve paired Mustang performance with the EcoBoost® engine.

  • Available 2.3-liter EcoBoost

    The EcoBoost delivers efficiency with real power to the Mustang powertrain lineup. A high-capacity direct injection system precisely controls fuel delivery, while a new twin-scroll low-inertia turbocharger means incredibly fast time-to-torque.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ” Exhilarating driving dynamics

    The thrill you get behind the wheel of a Mustang is a given. But now you can thank a fully independent rear suspension for that rush. This design change not only improves body roll, but also isolates road imperfections for a better feel.”

 

 

 

 

This is one hot looking car 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Want Thaaaat (55 Photos)

 

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Another Teaser

 

 

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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 & Carroll Shelby

“Looking back at Carroll Shelby during the GT500 development with the SVT engineers. Read the full 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 review here: http://bit.ly/JhEksV “

WE NEED TO REGULATE CARS THE WAY WE REGULATE GUNS

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” I keep hearing people say they want to regulate guns the way we regulate cars. They don’t really mean that, of course. What they mean is they want to make it
acceptable to find more ways to intrude on the right to keep and bear arms.

I propose instead, we regulate cars the way we regulate guns.

Let’s start:
To buy or operate a standard car, one will have to be 18 years old. Under that age, adult supervision will be mandatory. This means the adult must be in the vehicle with the underage driver. To buy a sports car, you will have to be
21.

A “Sports car” will be defined as any
combination of any two of the following: 2 doors instead of 4, spoked rims not requiring hubcaps, aerodynamic effects such as spoilers or air dams, a wheelbase under 100 inches, a manual
transmission, a curb weight under 3000 lbs, fiberglass or other non-metal construction, or painted logos. For every purchase, you will have to fill out a questionnaire confirming you’re a US citizen, do not use drugs or abuse alcohol, have never had a conviction for
alcohol related incidents or reckless
driving. Lying on this form will be
punishable by 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

New cars will only be purchased from Federal Automobile Licensees who must provide fingerprints, proof of character, secure storage for all vehicles, and who must call the Federal Bureau of Motor
Vehicles to verify your information
before purchase. They may approve or decline or delay the sale. If they decline, you may appeal the decision in writing to
a review board. If they delay, it becomes an approval automatically after 10 days. However, the dealer may decline to complete such a sale in case of later problems. “

 

 

 

Low Information Voters Guide

 

Ramirez Low Info

Detroit Motor Show 2013

 

 

 

” After the four horsemen of the apocalypse rode into Detroit with the actual or near bankruptcy of all three, you might wonder why we still make this crazy pilgrimage to Motown. What can these failed deadbeats possibly tell us Europeans about building desirable cars? Actually, quite a lot. For although a lot of American cars still look like skips and contain lacklustre technology and poor build quality, they are really quite profitable. And that’s even on quite modest market sizes – American car-making break-even levels have tumbled.

So 2012 was the third straight year of market growth, with sales up 13 per cent to 14.5 million light vehicles. GM and Ford lagged behind with GM’s sales of 2.59 million units up 3.7 per cent and Ford sales of 2.24 million up 4.7 per cent. The big winner, albeit from an incredibly low base, but with a fine range of profitable sport utilities and pickups, was Fiat-owned Chrysler with sales of 1.65 million units up 20.6 per cent on 2011. Other strong sellers in the year include a revitalised Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen, as well as Kia and Hyundai.

Yet the US economy isn’t that strong, so what’s going on here? “Americans are genetically incapable of saving,” said an old friend who lives in LA. “The second they have money in their pockets, or even the hope of some, they’re out there spending it.” “

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