Formula Drift VW Passat Pumps Out 900 HP

When you think of the Volkswagen Passat, thoughts of drifting don’t usually come to mind. 

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Wide Body VW Beetle Shines At SEMA

You’re looking at the latest crazy creation out of SEMA, a wide-body VW Beetle that’s designed thanks to some help from Tanner Foust and Porsche tuner RAUH-Welt Begriff.

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VW Beetle Widens Its Waistline for SEMA

There’s a special version of the Volkswagen Beetle heading to the SEMA Show this year and you won’t want to miss it.

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Volkswagen Does Its Best Gymkhana Impression

Volkswagen wants to have a little bit of its own Gymkhana fun.

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Customized Ford Focus STs Video, First Look: 2012 SEMA Show

Ford unveiled five individually customized versions of its new Focus ST hot hatch at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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Ford Unleashes Gang of Focus STs on 2012 SEMA Show

Ford unveiled five individually customized versions of its new Focus ST hot hatch today at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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Tanner Foust, Ken Block Preview WRC Race Two

Rally Cross is gaining a name for itself in America. After already finding a solid foothold in Europe, the second race in the series is scheduled to take place in Texas this weekend. 

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2013 Ford Focus ST Commercial Shot by Fans Revealed

Last month, Ford made a call out to its fans to help film its new Focus ST commercial on the streets of Key West, Florida.

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Ford RallyCross Team Release Video

The first 2012 Global RallyCross Championship took place this past weekend, and the Ford race team took home the two top spots. 

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Win a Ford Focus ST, Mustang GT or F-150 Courtesy of Rockstar

Want a chance to win yourself either a  Ford Focus ST, Mustang GT, or F-150? Rockstar Energy has teamed up with Ford for what they call “the sickest giveaway of the year!”

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It's Viper Versus Cobra Attack Helicopter On Top Gear USA

The American version of BBC’s Top Gear has released a video taken from the debut episode of the first season. This footage features a dramatic chase between a Dodge Viper SRT and a Cobra attack helicopter.

The challenge was for hosts Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood to take the Viper on a 10 mile round trip through Griffin, Georgia, all while being hunted by the Cobra. Just like a video game, the Viper had three lives to make it to the finish line. If the Cobra got close enough for the kill three times, game over. The Viper tries to outrun, outwit and out maneuver the Cobra – it even tries to hide out in a car wash and a cemetery in an effort to shake the Cobra off its tail.

We won’t give away anymore spoilers, you can watch it for yourself below.

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Focus ST-R Put Through Its Paces by Tanner Foust [Video]

Tanner Foust recently spent the day at Homestead-Miami Speedway, putting the new Ford Focus ST-R turnkey race car to the test. The Global RallyCross Champion and founding member of the Octane Academy, not to mention Top Gear television celebrity and former Formula Drift champion, came away impressed with what the Focus ST-R could do on the track.

The Focus ST-R is scheduled to make its racing debut at the upcoming Grand AM weekend at Daytona on January 26-27th in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The ST-R is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost engine mated to a six-speed Getrag transmission. Unfortunately Ford hasn’t disclosed how much power the ST-R puts out, but based on the video it appears that the Focus will be quite impressive in its competition debut.

Check out the video after the break.

[Source: YouTube via Ford Racing TV]

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Ford's Octane Academy Series Coming To FUEL TV

Ford fans, start your engines! Ford’s new TV series, Octane Academy, is coming to FUEL TV and its adrenaline-pumping challenges will get your motor revving.

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Tanner Foust Looking For Indy Car Ride, Puts Drifting On Hold [video]

Multi-talented driver Tanner Foust is looking for a new challenge in 2012, hoping to get himself behind the wheel of an Indy Car towards the end of this year. With a busy schedule of rally racing this year, Foust put aside the sport of drifting (where he is a two-time champion) this year and it looks like drifting will be without Foust for at least another year.

The interview with Foust was conducted at this past weekend’s X-Games 17 courtesy of MotorWorldHype and Foust looks determined to get an Indy Car ride for 2012. He did state that he would like to return to drifting down the road, saying that he misses the sport and the driving, but it’s a very good chance it won’t happen for 2012.

Check out the interview after the break.

[Source: Youtube via Wrecked Magazine]

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Ford's Octane Academy Features Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr. And Brian Deegan [Video]

With their team of star drivers behind them, Ford is launching the Octane Academy that will bring their ultimate fans face to face with their favorite action sports driver. The all-star cast of Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Brian Deegan will be hosting four different camps throughout the year, one by each driver. At each camp, contestants that are selected through video submissions will get to go head-to-head in testing their driving skills.

Each driver will design their own playground, allowing participants to experience out-of-this-world driving lessons while being recorded for the Octane Academy series. And participants that compete to the level that each driver is satisfied with, will win prizes including an overall grand prize of a one-off vehicle created by each of the drivers.

Those interested in entering to possibly become a participant will need to do a video submission telling their story of why they think they have what it takes to survive in the crazy world of Ford’s top tier drivers. The first camp will be hosted by Deegan in November and will feature the theme of Ford RallyCross and Off-Road truck racing. Drivers will get to participate in a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Those wanting to meet up with Block, will get to get behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta in probably a Gymkhana-themed academy. No doubt Gittin Jr. will get his participants amped up and behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang looking to go sideways. Lastly, Foust will be able to train his drivers in a Ford Focus with an X-Games inspired theme.

Check out a video announcing the Ford Octane Academy after the break.

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