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Barn find Aston Martin was maybe the world's best unmarked cop car

Abandoned in an English garage for 50 years<p>Finding a previously unknown Aston Martin DB2-4 is the stuff of gearhead dreams. Discovering the 1955 coupe in near-perfect condition, ferreted away in a dry, heated garage and forgotten for half a century, is rarer still. But this isn't just a barn-find …

Sports Cars

The secret racing test tunnel no one wants to talk about

Lost in rural Pennsylvania, hidden from prying eyes, there is a tunnel.<p><b>SOME 300 FEET BELOW MY</b> perch, a road disappeared into the side of a mountain. I made my way down the heavily wooded, steep slope, sliding as often as walking. My shoes filled with dirt that was still moist from the spring …

Motorsport

That Ford Performance 3.5-liter EcoBoost? It's all new

The magic words are "anti-lag."<p>Calling the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that's destined for the new Ford GT and second-generation Raptor pickup a high-output version is a bit disingenuous. Ford basically wiped the slate clean to make it, retaining only the displacement measurement—and, you know, the fact …

Ford GT

New F-150 Raptor gets a crazy combo AWD/4WD system

The best of both worlds, as they say.<p>Until now, you had two choices for four-wheel-drive systems in trucks.<p>The electronic torque-on-demand route is more of an all-wheel-drive setup, using clutches to engage and disengage the not-normally-driven axle—in a full-size pickup's case, the front. …

Trucks

2016 Shelby GT350R: The ultimate Mustang. Period.

The Camaro Z/28 just wet its pants.<p>And here we were, all excited about the Shelby GT350's debut back in November. Turns out, <i>that wasn't even the good one</i>. This morning, as part of the 2015 Ford Performance Mic-Dropping Festival at Joe Louis Arena, we got the Shelby GT350R.<p>[embed_gallery gid='6005' …

Sports Cars

The new Ford F-150 Raptor brings EcoBoost V6 to party

The lightweight truck we've really been waiting for shows its muzzle in Detroit. Ford promises it'll make more power than the 6.2 V8.<p>Let's face it—the aluminum Raptor is the reason we've all really been excited for the new F-150. Ford managed to pull 500 pounds out of the new truck (less than the …

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