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 |  Jun 27 2013, 10:31 AM

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Last year, a new refrigerant was at the center of controversy when Daimler raised concerns about it igniting on the hot surface of an engine.

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 |  Dec 17 2012, 7:15 PM

Recently, engineers at Mercedes-Benz were shocked when a new refrigerant being tested ignited into a ball of fire before their very eyes.

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 |  Dec 12 2010, 4:49 PM

Silver better watch its back – black is right behind you and poised to overthrow you as the most popular car color, says the 2010 DuPont Global Automotive Color Popularity Report.

According to the study, silver and black are running a close race for the title of “world’s most popular car color.” The 58th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report includes automotive color popularity information and regional trends from 11 leading automotive regions of the world, and 2010 marks the first time trends from South Africa have been included.

There are two percentage points separating silver from black, while white and gray are tied for third place. Red, the only non-neutral color in the top five, moved up to take the fifth spot. The top 10 global vehicle colors are as follows:

1. Silver – 26 percent
2. Black/Black Effect – 24 percent
3. White/White Pearl and Gray – 16 percent each (tie)
5. Red – 6 percent
6. Blue – 5 percent
7. Brown/Beige – 3 percent
8. Green – 2 percent
9. Yellow/Gold – 1 percent
10. Others – <1 percent

 |  Oct 27 2010, 6:24 PM

The Tjin Edition Mustang is no longer under any sort of car cover, and we have a first peek at the revealed rendering. In true Tjin Edition fashion, the Ford Mustang will sport functional and sporty modifications, without any over-the-top aesthetics.

The custom kit designed by Tjin Edition / Gurnade and manufactured by Extreme Dimensions outfits the exterior along with a Dupont paint job. Lowering the car to the ground is an Air Lift fully digital air system. The fenders sit nicely on a set of Forgestar C5 wheels sporting a classy orange pinstripe and Tjin Edition logo.

Peeking behind the stylish five-spoke wheels is a set of Baer big brakes (with matching orange caliper of course). For performance, Tjin Edition has revealed that the Mustang GT gets a Vortech supercharger system with a nice front mount intercooler.

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT will debut in the Air Lift booth (#23533) at the 2010 SEMA Show. AutoGuide’s live SEMA coverage starts November 2nd. Until then, check out our SEMA Preview here.