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Watch Hot Rod Garage Stuff a 630-HP LS7 V-8 into a Van

What would you do with a short-wheelbase quarter-ton 1974 Chevrolet delivery van with an underpowered inline-six under the hood? If you’re the guys from <i>Hot Rod</i>, you’d swap in a modern GM LS Series engine. On this episode of <i>Hot Rod Garage</i>, Dave Freiburger shows us how to fit a modern LS engine into …

Hot Rods

2015 Ford F-150 Build-Your-Own Feature Goes Online

As we inch closer and closer to the 2015 Ford F-150’s on-sale date, Ford has now released the online build-your-own feature for this hugely important new pickup truck. While we already knew <b>pricing for most configurations</b> of the F-150, this configurator shows the myriad combinations available in …

Ford F-150

Ford Begins Retooling Dearborn Truck Plant for 2015 Ford F-150

The last steel-bodied 2014 Ford F-150 pickup rolled off the assembly line at the automaker’s Dearborn Truck Plant this weekend, and removal of the old tooling and equipment has already begun, the <i>Detroit Free Pres</i>s reports. The complete changeover to build the aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 is …

Ford F-150

2017 Ford Mustang SVT Caught Attacking the Nurburgring

Another 2017 Ford Mustang SVT prototype has been spotted – this time lapping the Nürburgring. Where the last prototype we spotted was covered with loose fitting camouflage on the front and rear clips, the latest mule features skin-tight camo revealing more of the high-performance model’s figure.<p>Up …

Sports Cars

Next-Gen Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Spied, Could it be EcoBoost-Powered?

On paper, the standard 2015 Ford F-150 is impressive enough, and we’re eager to finally get behind the wheel of the aluminum-bodied pickup. But we’re perhaps more eager to learn what Ford will do with the next SVT Raptor variant. Today, we get a look at what Ford has planned in these spy shots.<p>The …

Nextgen

Mike Ryan drifts a 200,000-pound dump truck

Some vehicles are better suited for drifting than others. Light weight, rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission make for a good hoonage platform, but that doesn't mean you couldn't get an all-wheel drive, automatic family sedan like, say, my mom's Passat into a four-wheel drift (which this …

Volkswagen Beetle Celebrates 65 Years in America

Music fans may be gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, but today Volkswagen is celebrating 65 years of <i>Beetle</i>mania. It was 65 years ago this month that the first Volkswagen Beetle made its way to America, launching both a cultural icon and VW as an automaker here in the …

Volkswagen Beetle

2015 Equus Bass770 First Look from the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Modern Muscle Mélange<p>Probably the biggest surprise of the 2014 Detroit auto show was learning that another new car company has sprung up in the greater Motor City and built three apparently fully hatched examples of their new model almost completely from scratch without making much of a splash. The …

Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept First Look

The Return of the Baja Bug?<p>Based on the Beetle R-Line, the Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept shown at the 2014 Detroit auto show rekindles fond memories of the custom Baja Bugs built from the original rear-engine car. While the Beetle Dune concept sports a more aggressive look and stance than the …

Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Teases Beetle Dune Concept Ahead of Detroit

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept, set to be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit show, looks ready to take on just about anything, as a newly released sketch teases a rugged, adventure-bound concept with VW skis bolted to the back of the car.<p>Based on the Beetle R-Line, the Dune Concept has been given an …

Auto Shows

Volkswagen Super Beetle Show Car First Test

Make Boost, Not War<p>A couple months ago I drove a modified Volkswagen Beetle built by our sister publication <i>European Car</i> magazine for the 2012 SEMA Show. You can read my thoughts about the 370-hp retro-cool monster here, but if you don’t have time, let me sum up. It looks awesome and gets tons of …