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These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars

These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars

As it turns out, cars with three-cylinder engines can be pretty fun to drive!

Gone are the days when three-cylinder engines were only meant for urban commutes. These engines were light and focused more on fuel efficiency than performance. However, things are changing, and with upsizing not an option anymore, thanks to stricter emission regulations, automakers are making the best they can with fewer cylinders and lower displacements. Companies don’t just offer them with forced induction now; they even pair them with electric motors and batteries to generate all the oomph possible. Believe it or not, there are a handful of high-performance three-cylinder engines that can blow larger engines out of the water.

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Ford Mustang GTT By Zero To 60 Designs Combines Ford GT And Ferrari Design Cues

Ford Mustang GTT By Zero To 60 Designs Combines Ford GT And Ferrari Design Cues

If you ever wondered what a Ford Mustang GT would look like if it was styled in Italy, a California-based tuner has answered that question

The Ford Mustang GT is a subject of affection for many tuners and custom shops. But among them, Zero to 60 Designs seems to have made one of the most controversial, yet aesthetically pleasing versions of the car. The design for the S550 Mustang was actually introduced back at the 2016 SEMA Show. The idea is to bridge the gap between the Ford Mustang and Ford GT, both in terms of looks and performance.

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A New Ford Thunderbird Could Serve As a Direct Rival to the Chevy C8 Corvette

A New Ford Thunderbird Could Serve As a Direct Rival to the Chevy C8 Corvette

Can Ford really offer a new sports car that is not the GT?

Ford Thunderbird (or the T-bird) was announced for the first time in 1953 as a direct competitor to the just launched – at that time - Chevrolet Corvette. In just a year it went from an idea to a prototype and was unveiled to the public during the 1954 Detroit Auto Show. Sales started shortly after for the 1955 model year. The Thunderbird was produced without interruption for ten generations - from 1955 to 1997, then discontinued until it was brought back to life in 2002. However, the eleventh generation was produced only for 3 years, so in 2005 the name was discontinued again.

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The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors

The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors

We finally see how the manual and automatic Nissan Z perform against each other and their direct competitors

With the Nissan Z about to go on sale, the Japanese company finally handed out press cars in order for us to find out how it stacks up to its competitors. Hagerty was lucky enough to get two cars – a manual and an automatic - and pit them not just against one another, but against a GR Supra, a Mustang Mach 1, and as a bonus, a 2010 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage. The results are as much surprising as they are not.

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This 1,700-HP Foxbody Is The Rowdiest 1993 Mustang Cobra R You Have Ever Seen

This 1,700-HP Foxbody Is The Rowdiest 1993 Mustang Cobra R You Have Ever Seen

What started out as a 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra was turned into a tire-smoking, drag strip weapon

A 1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R is something of a collector’s car, which is why seeing heavily-modified examples like this one, is quite rare. However, the horsepower junkies at Addiction Motorsports don’t care about collecting cars, which is why they’ve turned the red ’93 Cobra into a one-of-a-kind, 1,700-horsepower dragstrip-slaying Foxbody Cobra.

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An Early S197 Ford Mustang GT Desperately Tried To Close The Performance Gap Between Itself And America's Best Sports Cars

An Early S197 Ford Mustang GT Desperately Tried To Close The Performance Gap Between Itself And America’s Best Sports Cars

This 4.6-liter all-motor Ford Mustang GT wants to be as quick as a modern Mustang GT as it challenges a C5 Corvette and a Dodge Viper GTS

The fifth-generation Ford Mustang is not the most admired American car. Granted, it was the first modern American car (after the Ford Thunderbird) to introduce the retro-futuristic design, but its 4.6-liter DOHC, three-valve V-8, although based on proven technology, left something to be desired on the performance front. Over the past few years, YouTuber Four Eyes has set out to turn a 2007 Ford Mustang GT into a proper performance machine – one that can run with Corvettes, modern Mustangs, and even Vipers.

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Fox-Body Mustang SVO Vs Fox-Body Mustang Cobra R: How Much Horsepower Do They Really Make

Fox-Body Mustang SVO Vs Fox-Body Mustang Cobra R: How Much Horsepower Do They Really Make

These dyno tests of a 1986 Mustang SVO and a 1993 Mustang SVT Cobra R reveal their true horsepower figures, and one of them packs way more power than advertised

Knowing how much power a car makes is a good starting point, especially in times when carmakers seem to be throwing random or approximate numbers. Ford, among others, is a manufacturer known to underrate their high-performance vehicles, and Late Model Restoration helps us find the truth. We have talked about them previously when they tested a high-mileage Shelby GT500. Now, they are dyno-testing two very different versions of the Fox-Body Mustang – a 1986 SVO and a 1993 Cobra R. Here’s how much power they actually make.

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Supercharged Vs Twin-Turbo: Which Ford Mustang GT Is Quicker?

Supercharged Vs Twin-Turbo: Which Ford Mustang GT Is Quicker?

This 1,900+ horsepower drag race between two Ford Mustangs answers an important question: Supercharged or twin-turbocharged?

While drag races are usually nothing more than plain fun, this one answers an important question: Which is the better route for high-horsepower figures? Supercharged or twin-turbocharged? YouTube channel, Officially Gassed, answers the question by bringing two Ford Mustang GTs that make similar power with two very different setups, based on the 5.0-liter V-8.

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This Ultimate Drag Race Format Gives The Shelby GT500 And The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing A Chance To Prove Their Mettle

This Ultimate Drag Race Format Gives The Shelby GT500 And The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing A Chance To Prove Their Mettle

The U-Drag race lets you analyze how a car performs in a standing quarter-mile, a roll race, and under hard braking all at once

Drag and roll race videos are all the rage in the present day. But, the good folks at Edmunds have come up with a unique way to make them all the more interesting. The method adopted by them inculcates the madness of a drag race, the excitement of a roll race, and shows us how good the cars’ driving dynamics are, all in one race! The contenders for this fun race were two powerful American-bred cars – the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Which car do you think will be able to prove its all-around worthiness?

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Ford GT40 by Ruffian Cars Is An Homage To The 1966 Ford GT

Ford GT40 by Ruffian Cars Is An Homage To The 1966 Ford GT

The Ruffian 40 will blow you away with attention to detail, performance, and an epic V-8 soundtrack

Modern performance cars have a tough job replicating the feel and presence of iconic models, a case in point being the Ford GT40. Ford, itself, has been trying to come up with a proper successor for about half a century before coming up with the 2005 Ford GT and later the 2017 Ford GT. Chris from “Ruffian Cars”, however, may have come up with the best homage to the 1960s legend, with his 1966 Ford GT40-inspired, all-carbon-fiber, wide-body creation, presented by AutoTopiaLA.

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This 1966 Ford Mustang Speedster Is Pure Sacrilege

This 1966 Ford Mustang Speedster Is Pure Sacrilege

Someone beheaded a 1966 Ford Mustang to create a one-off Mustang Speedster

There are certain cars that should be left untouched, but apparently, the owner of this 1966 Ford Mustang decided otherwise. Not long ago, we shared with you what could be described as the worst modified Jaguar E-Type. While the Mustang is far easier on the eyes (or, at least, less disturbing), it would still cause some purists to fall off their chairs, as this classic pony car has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind, open-top speedster.

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20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don't Want to Pass Up

20 Affordable Classic Cars You Don’t Want to Pass Up

Our pick of 20 Classic cars (10 American Cars + 10 Imports) that can be had for under 20 grand

Now when people mention classic cars, most people automatically assume that it is an expensive hobby. While that may be true up to some degree, especially with regards to collector cars, i.e cars that were produced in extremely small numbers or Concours-worthy cars, pretty much anybody can get into the hobby of classic cars if you know where to look. 

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These Are The Cars With Most Horsepower Per Dollar in 2022

These Are The Cars With Most Horsepower Per Dollar in 2022

’Donut Media’ does a deep dive to reveal the cars that offer the most horsepower for your dollars

Despite the ongoing chip crisis, there are some fantastic choices of new cars (if you can get your hands on one, that is) out there, and James from Donut Media gives us a run down the rides that offer the most ‘HRSPRS’ i.e horsepower for your dollar.

His end goal? To find out which new car offers the most value, when it comes to the number of ponies on tap.

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Watch The Ford Fusion Sport Drag The Honda Accord Down In Hellfire

Watch The Ford Fusion Sport Drag The Honda Accord Down In Hellfire

The Honda Accord couldn’t do much other than stare at the Fusion’s taillight every single time

Remember how the Ford Fusion Sport obliterated the Mustang on the drag strip? Well, it is now back to Sam CarLegion’s channel for a drag race against a Honda Accord. The Accord, in every sense, is an underdog heading into the race. But, unlike some heroes that emerge from the bottom, the Accord couldn’t do much here other than kneeling down in front of the Fusion. Too dramatic, eh?

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Drag Battle: Kia Stinger GT With a Tune Messes With a ROUSH Ford Mustang GT

Drag Battle: Kia Stinger GT With a Tune Messes With a ROUSH Ford Mustang GT

The Kia Stinger GT is surprisingly capable with only a tune, but a 750-horsepower, ROUSH Ford Mustang GT has something to say about it

When the Kia Stinger came out in 2017, it changed many people’s perceptions of the Korean brand. It also turned out to be a very quick car that responds very well to minor modifications. With this in mind, YoUTube channel Sam CarLegion has arranged for a tuned Kia Stinger GT to show up on the drag strip. However, it’s not going to run by itself, as it is joined by a ROUSH-modified Ford Mustang GT.

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Watch A Ford Mustang Mach 1 Try To Cha-Cha-Cha With A Porsche Cayman GT4 And A 718

Watch A Ford Mustang Mach 1 Try To Cha-Cha-Cha With A Porsche Cayman GT4 And A 718

Watch three cars with very different dynamics go up against each other on the drag strip

The ‘Carwow’ team created a nice ensemble of three cars with very different dynamics. First up, there’s the Porsche Cayman GT4 that features a naturally aspirated flat-six and a manual gearbox. Then there’s a Cayman 718 with a smaller turbocharged four-cylinder mill, but paired to an automatic gearbox. And, then there’s a powerful naturally-but-heavy aspirated V-8 from the Ford Mustang Mach 1, also with a manual gearbox. Which car do you think has the higher chances of winning here?

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