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Under The Skin of the Ford GT: 8 Cool Facts About the 647-HP Supercar

What makes America's newest supercar special<p>Aside from engine components, some minor switch hardware, and Ford’s Sync 3 software, the new Ford GT is otherwise unique. Here’s a look under the skin of the newest all-American supercar.<p>Carbon-Fiber Tub and Integrated Rollcage<p>The central structure of …

2005 Ford GT Vs. 2017 Ford GT: Capturing Lightning In A Bottle. Twice

<i>(Note: A newer article covering all three generations of the Ford GT can be seen here)</i><p>It is my obligation as a journalist to provide full disclosure on my relationship to the 2005 Ford GT and the 2017 Ford GT. I’ve owned a 2005 Ford GT for 12 years, and I’ve put over 30,000 miles on it. I’m also on …

You Can Buy a Brand-New 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R Right Now

Long before the GT350R became a track-day superstar, the ultimate modern Ford Mustang you could buy was the 2000 Cobra R. With only 300 ever built, the cars became instant collectibles, and some owners hid them away from the public in the hopes they’d appreciate. This is one such Cobra R, with …

Success Stories #6: About Henry Ford’s Attitude Towards Life

He was born 1863 in Michigan in a farmer family as the oldest of six children.<br>Ford always had special manual skills. After he worked for several …

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

RM Sotheby's set to auction first-ever Shelby Cobra

There are special cars, and then there are <i>special</i> cars. The Shelby Cobra is a special car, but the first one ever made? That's something that belongs in a museum. But, instead of a museum, it's about to head to the auction block for the first time ever.<p>The first Cobra ever, chassis designation CSX …

51 of the Coolest Trucks and 4x4s of All Time

Pickup trucks, SUVs, 4x4s. We love 'em all.<p>In no particular order, and with the only criteria being our own personal tastes, here are our picks for the 51 coolest trucks, SUVs, and off-roaders ever produced.

Let This Adorable Gasoline Droplet Teach You How a Car's Fuel System Works

This vintage 1935 film shows you the life of the fuel that powers your car.<p>You know we love these vintage engineering films. Previously, we've showed you classic films explaining engine lubrication, cooling systems, your car's suspension, and an open differential. This week, we're digging a film …

Rams owner Stan Kroenke bought a Texas ranch that was listed at $725 million and is bigger than New York and LA combined

According to Bloomberg, the terms of the purchase were not disclosed, but the asking price was $725 million.<p>The ranch is the biggest in the US within a single fence — bigger than New York City and Los Angeles combined!<p>Bloomberg shot a video of the ranch before the sale showing the sprawling …

Los Angeles

Duck Paradise: Create a Haven Where Ducks and Geese Feed, Rest, and Roost

With the right land and hard work, you can create a haven where ducks and geese feed, rest, and roost—and where the hunting is off the charts. These …

Jaguar C-X75 gives Spectre’s Mr. Hinx the coolest car

Just because you root for James Bond in the new flick Spectre, doesn’t mean you can’t think that the bad guy, Mr. Hinx, has the coolest car in the …

Chromecast Can Now Stream Live Television With Added Sling TV Support

Sling TV, Dish’s streaming live TV service that offers a variety of cable TV channels, including ESPN, is now available on Google’s Chromecast. The forthcoming addition of Sling TV support was first announced in September, when Google unveiled its updated Chromecast dongles which changed the design …

Sling TV

11 Things You Never Knew About the Incredible, Edible Acorn

Deer and hunters alike often find themselves at the mercy of this modest nut. A poor acorn year can spell disaster for a herd headed into a hard …

Saudi Arabia to run out of cash in less than 5 years

Not even the mighty Middle East can survive cheap oil forever.<p>If oil stays around $50 a barrel, most countries in the region will run out of cash in five years or less, warned a dire report from the International Monetary Fund this week. That includes OPEC leader Saudi Arabia as well as Oman and …

Oil

Use This Rifle Caliber Chart to Pick the Right Ammo for Hunting

When I first started big game hunting, most serious hunters handloaded their own ammunition. This was because the quality of the factory ammunition …

Ammunition

Not just one, but 200 barn finds go to auction

The Bullock Family collection goes under the hammer in Nebraska.<p>VanDerBrink Auctions of Minnesota has managed to ferret out one of those legendary barn find situations in Nebraska. And it's not just one car, it's about 200 of them, plus an unquantifiable amount of parts. It has all the hallmarks of …

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, Mercedes S-Class Pullman, Hennessey Venom F5: This Week’s Top Photos

Reports of the Bugatti Veyron successor being capable of hitting 286 mph emerged this week, but while the reports are yet to be substantiated …

Before the GT40 owned Le Mans, Ford built a GT 108 prototype

7-liters behind you, open air above.<p>As part of the money-no-object throw down between Henry Ford II and his arch-rival Enzo Ferrari, Ford had his Advanced Vehicles Division burning the midnight high-test trying to build Eric Broadley's Lolas into something that would whup all comers at Le Mans. …

Sports Cars