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Our media coverage of the 2010 Paris Auto Show begins tomorrow, September 30th, AutoGuide.com will have some of our editors over in the land of wine and baguettes to give us all the latest and greatest auto news coming out of the ‘City of Love’. We know you have your preferences on how you like to get your news so we are happy to give you some options on how to follow the big stories coming out of Paris this year.
Here are 3 ways to keep track of Paris Motor Show news:
This is our main hub for Paris Motor Show coverage. We will be updating this page with every breaking story that is posted on our AutoGuide.com news feed. Its going to come fast and furious so you better hold on and fasten your seat belts!
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All of our news gets posted to Twitter for consumption but we’ve asked our editors in Paris to also tweet their experiences over there. Think of those tweets like DVD extras!
Another addition to the viral video campaign
DieHard Battery has asked in the all-in-one Seattle based entertainer, Reggie Watts, to help show once again how the DieHard Platinum battery can handle even the toughest of situations, powering the amp, mic, 100 LED lights, and of course the car. Hit the jump to watch this very funny video.
The 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 edition was just unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, combining distinctive Harley-Davidson styling with the best-selling F-150. The 2010 Ford is officially the first Harley-Davidson edition truck to be constructed from the award-winning 2009 F-150 chassis.
This niche market co-branding exercise marks the 14th Harley-Davidson edition of an F-Series truck dating back to 2000. The collaboration between these two companies has produced eight F-150 models, as well as six Super Duty F-250, F-350, and in 2009, the first Harley-Davidson F-450 edition truck. “Our successful co-branding, unmatched in the industry, offers customers true specialized truck luxury,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development.
Unique features to the HD Edition truck are the front fascia and grille, model-specific badges, sport suspension, a custom premium interior with a limited-edition serialization plate and standard 22-inch polished, forged aluminum wheels, the largest in the F-Series lineup.
The paint selection is Tuxedo Black and the first Ford application of Lava, a deep maroon with three-color metal flake. “There’s a real tie-in between the truck’s interior and exterior designs,” said Patrick Schiavone, Design director. “It’s very much like how some customized Harley-Davidson motorcycles have a prominent theme that runs through them. That’s how we tie it in with custom bikes.”
The custom luxury truck also ties in the Harley related elements in the smallest of details. “The theme of the seat was designed to resemble a Harley biker jacket,” Schiavone said. For instance, seat backs feature ribbed leather treatments, engraved Harley-Davidson button snaps and even zippered map pockets featuring zippers identical to those on Harley jackets.
The 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 is equipped with a 5.4-liter engine rated at 320 hp and 390 ft-lbs of torque and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a sport-tuned exhaust and a top speed of 115 mph. The truck is available with 4×2 or an optional all-wheel drive, which features settings of 4×2, AWD and 4×4 high, unique to the Harley-Davidson edition on the F-150 platform. All 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 models will be SuperCrews.
2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition:
Official release after the jump: