Throwback: 2006 Ford Shelby GT500 "Germany" Commercial
2006 seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? At the very least, it feels like a different lifetime. Social media was still in its infancy and the world felt a lot bigger back then. 2006 was also a big year for Ford. The Blue Oval was bringing the Shelby Mustang back to life after a 25-year absence. Ford went all-out in marketing the return of the Shelby nameplate, and one commercial, in particular, effectively hammered Ford’s point. The Shelby Mustang was a beast, and there really was just one road in the world that could have a proper dance with it: the German Autobahn.
The ad, called “Germany,” puts the spotlight squarely on the 2006 Shelby Mustang GT500 and what it could do on a stretch of road that didn’t have any speed limits. It’s a fascinating commercial to look back on given that the Shelby Mustang is now deep into its third generation.
This Electronic Exhaust Can Make Your EV (or any other car) Sound Like a Fighter Jet or Muscle Car
Electric cars are a great way to save money by not using gas or diesel and to help the world cut down on emissions, but we can all agree that EVs sound dull at low speeds and a bit annoying under full throttle. Thanks to Thor Tuning, now we can fix that with an electronic exhaust that will make your EV sound like any car out there or even a jet fighter. And it also works on hybrids or any other car, powered by gasoline or diesel.
Naran Automotive Comes Up With A 1,000+ Horsepower Hyper Coupe
Amidst the horde of EV hypercars, U.K.-based automaker Naran Automotive has come up with a 1,048-horsepower internal combustion-engined hypercar. This bespoke build doesn’t have a name yet, so, let’s just call it Naran for now. Naran will be powered by a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine that’s not supplemented by any electric motors or batteries whatsoever. The automaker says it will build only 49 examples of this beast and each one can be highly customized as per the owner’s needs.
The Volkswagen ID.4 Will Travel Further Per Charge Than the Ford Mach-E
EPA fuel economy estimates for the new, 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 are in and the German EV is just as efficient as the company claimed it would be. The Environmental Protection Agency says that the ID.4 will be able to travel for up to 250 miles on a single change, which is identical to Volkswagen’s forecast for the U.S. market. This figures places the ID.4 above the Standard Range version of the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Lamborghini’s V-12 Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon
The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 wasn’t brought to life just because Lamborghini had a fraction of its yearly budget left in the tank and wanted to burn through it. Now more than ever, it’s clear that the Aventador-based Sián was created with an eye on the brand’s future.
More precisely, the brand’s future in relation to ICEs, and specifically, to its V-12 engine which according to a new report, will live on to throne inside the Aventador’s replacement, albeit as part of an electrified powertrain.
See more of the new and hot Porsche 911 GT3 in this Top Gear video
Porsche has already shown a lightly camouflaged version of the new 911 GT3, but it’s still delaying the official unveiling. The presentation car, which we already know it’s painted blue, is being kept in the company’s GT Hall, a big room where several GT3 and GT2 models from the past are being preserved. Chris Harris recently got the chance to visit the hall together with 911 GT3 mastermind Andreas Preuninger and got a glimpse at the uncamouflaged car.
Here’s What the 1994 Ford Mustang Cosworth From An Alternate Universe Looks Like
We know we’ve been bombarding you with a lot of Subaru BRZ-related content lately especially of the how-would-it-look-in-STI-clothes variety, so let’s switch it up a little, shall we?
Just check out this 1994 Ford Mustang Cosworth digital unicorn that Abimelec Arellano created and somehow managed to flawlessly piece together. I mean, come on, this looks like it’s fresh out of an unpublished, secret book of Blue Oval concepts that never made it into production.
Those Who Purchased a Ford GT Two Years Ago Are now Cashing in Hand Over Fist
When Ford imposed a two-year resale ban on Ford GTs, it put a lot of people in precarious positions, specifically those who lucked into purchasing a GT with the intent to flip them afterward. Fortunately, two years isn’t a long time these days, and those who purchased their Ford GTs in 2018 are now able to reap the rewards from all the waiting.
A 2018 Ford GT is up for auction on the Bring A Trailer site, and with eight days still remaining in the auction, the GT is now close to doubling the amount the original owner paid for the supercar in 2018. If bidding continues at its current pace, there’s a reasonable chance that this 2018 Ford GT could fetch seven figures. That’s not a bad return on investment, is it?
A Flea Market in Estonia Is The Last Place You’d Find a DMC DeLorean
Cars aren’t typically sold in flea markets, especially one that’s as unique as a DeLorean DMC. And yet, a flea market in Estonia — yes, Estonia — has one. More importantly, it’s for sale, and you can take it home with you. It’s not exactly the kind of transaction you’d normally see from this flea market, but I think we already established that this isn’t your typical Estonian tag market, either.
This Special Porsche 911 Carrera S Features Gijs van Lennep’s Fingerprint
Porsche is celebrating one of its most prominent racing drivers with a special, one-off 911 Carrera S model. Designed by Porsche Netherlands on special order through Porsche Exclusive, this unique sports car pays tribute to Dutch racing driver Gijs van Lennep by featuring his fingerprint of the front hood. The coupe also boasts extra features like a a carbon-fiber roof, the Turbo SportDesign Package, and adaptive sports seats.
Please Santa, Bring Us This Ferrari 488 GTE Lego Technic Set
The coronavirus pandemic is keeping us indoor more than usual and with winter just around the corner outdoor activities are becoming a rare treat. If Netflix and board games aren’t enough to keep your weekends entertaining, we have good news for you: Lego is releasing a new Technic kit. And it’s a Ferrari 488 GTE. It’s red, it comes with colored decals, and it will brighten up your room. Not to mention the hours of fun you will have building it.
GM Just Showed How Cool the Hummer EV Could Have Been
There’s been so much buzz surrounding the Hummer’s resurgence since the beginning of this year. Right from the Super Bowl advertisements to the delay in launch. Finally, last month, GMC launched the Hummer EV in all its glory. While the talking point was how it went from being a fuel guzzler in its past life to an environment-friendly vehicle, there were some talks about its looks as well. It seems to have a strong road presence, but no one called it a handsome truck exactly.
Now, GM revealed a few sketches of what the Hummer EV could’ve been and we can’t stop banging our heads against the walls. That good? Oh yes!
Jay Leno Has Some Interesting Thoughts On the Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche’s most common sports cars are powered by flat-six engines, but the German company has made a few exceptions from this rule. The most iconic example is the Carrera GT, a supercar produced from 2003 to 2007. While some of Porsche’s modern vehicles are powered by V-6 and V-8 engines, the Stuttgart-based brand opted to drop a V-10 into the Carrera GT. And this is one of the main reasons why Jay Leno bought one. And he just showcased it in a new episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.
The Baja 1000 Just Let the SCG Boot Prove That It’s Infinitely Better Than the Ford Bronco R
Ford entered the off-road Bronco prototype, the Bronco R, at last year’s Baja 1000 and it took a lot of people by surprise because the Bronco was not unveiled yet. It couldn’t complete the race, but it managed to add to the ongoing buzz surrounding it. This year, the Bronco R completed the race, but couldn’t beat its rival, the SCG Boot. The SCG Boot just scored its second consecutive Class 2 victory despite a punctured tire during the run. Is the Boot on the verge of becoming a legend in the Class 2 category?
The Maserati Rekall Can Become a Reality Only If You’re Willing to Pay for It
We feel forced to interrupt our usual schedule for an absolute gem of a post uploaded on Instagram by Maserati Fuoriserie, the Italian carmaker’s arm that handles the sort of personalization that usually ends up in one-of-a-kind cars for supposedly very happy and proud customers.
In the said post, Maserati is actually asking for help to turn the so-called Rekall into reality and hoping it would spur the interest of (possibly wealthy) wannabe customers, it even dropped five photos of the design study.
The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo Doesn’t Back Down from the VW Golf R or Subaru WRX
The fourth-generation Mazda3 looks hotter than its predecessor, but it’s also available with a selection of updated SkyActiv engines. But the really big news is the 2.5 Turbo trim, which features a beefed-up 2.5-liter four-cylinder that puts the Mazda3 into hot-hatchback territory. Much like the Mazdaspeed3 did more than 10 years ago. But is it powerful and fast enough to take on the market’s most popular performance compacts? The folks over at Throttle House hosted a three-way drag race to find out.