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 |  Jun 16 2013, 1:37 PM

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We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’.

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 |  May 11 2013, 12:01 PM

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We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’.
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 |  May 08 2013, 4:08 PM

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If he were real, Andy Dufresne would be impressed with Hyundai CEO John Krafcik who despite the obstacles is being named the 2013 Automotive Executive of the Year

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 |  Mar 26 2012, 3:32 PM

Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne was featured yesterday on CBS’ 60 Minutes discussing his life as the head of both Fiat, Chrysler and how he brought the American brand back to health from the brink of collapse.

In the interview, Marchionne addresses the state Chrysler was in when he came on board to resurrect the company, saying employees were afraid and that the hierarchical corporate structure in place was crippling to operation.

The 13-minute clip also looks at the upcoming Dodge Dart, which first debuted in January at the Detroit Auto Show. We also get a peek into Marchionne’s life in Italy, where he isn’ allowed to go anywhere without being in a bullet-proof car with police escorts.

Watch the video below, it’s well worth the time.

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 |  Sep 25 2011, 12:00 PM

A special one-off Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca will be auctioned for charity for the benefit of the Henry Ford Health Systems. Painted in a gorgeous, attention grabbing coat of “School Bus Yellow,” this Boss will also sport the personal signature of famous racing driver and Indy 500 winner, Parnelli Jones.

Standard Laguna Seca hardware applies in this special one-off, complete with a 5.0 V8 good for 444-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Redline reaches a staggering 7500. Bembro brakes, quad exhaust, Recaro seats, and an array of gauges including a G-meter are included in the package as well.

The auction will be held on October 15th, at the Ford Motor Company Conference And Event Center located in Dearborn, Michigan.

[Source: MustangDaily]

 |  Apr 30 2011, 8:10 AM

Nothing thrills us more than a show-quality built car getting thoroughly abused on the track. And in true Vaughn Gittin Jr. form, his 1969 Ford RTR-X Mustang has finally gone sideways. Originally built as a SEMA project vehicle, Gittin Jr. promised many that he would take it out on the track proving that every bit of the car was as functional as it was show.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to witness it first hand, but the photos prove that Gittin had no reservations in whipping the RTR-X around Willow Springs Raceway. There’s no denying Gittin probably put the Boss 302 5.0L V8 through some work and clearly all the suspension tweaks that Gittin wanted done on the project paid off. We’re digging the color scheme of the car on the track and those Work Meister’s do a good job on some old school American muscle.

Hit the link below to see all the pics.

[Source: Autoblog]

 

 |  Apr 29 2011, 2:50 PM

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Ford Racing is now offering a 302 5.0L V8 crate engine from the truly awesome B0ss 302 Mustang. The fully-built crate engine comes with 11.0:1 compression ratio forged aluminum pistons, a lightweight aluminum cylinder block, a large sump 8.5-qt oil pan, revised composite intake system with shorter runners, 80-mm single bore drive-by-wire throttle body, ported cylinder heads with sodium-filled exhaust valves and sinter-forged connecting rods. The complete longblock is good for 444-hp.

Some wiring must be done as the vehicle harness and PCM is not included. A manual transmission engine harness and flywheel are included however. The engine weighs in at 444-lbs and options include Ford’s blue coil pack covers and NVH insulator pads. Those interested in the crate engine, the part # is M-6007-M50B.

Pricing is steep at $11,999 – a $5,000 premium over a regular 5.0L V8 crate motor.

[Source: Mustangs Daily]