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The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Just Proved Itself Against the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Video

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Just Proved Itself Against the Ferrari 812 Superfast and Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Video

Ford really nailed it with the new Shelby GT500

Ford did a lot of things right with the Mustang Shelby GT500. It updated the Voodoo 5.2-liter V-8 used by the Shelby GT350 with a 2.65-liter supercharger, ditched the innovative flat-plane crank design of the GT350, and went for a more traditional cross-plane crankshaft, all while considerably upping the power output.

Plus, we don’t have to tell you just how much weight the Shelby name holds in the automotive industry. Then again, so does Ferrari. Or Porsche. However, as you’re about to see, that wasn’t enough to throw off the Shelby GT500.

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Richard Hammond Drives The Porsche 918 Spyder: Video

Richard Hammond Drives The Porsche 918 Spyder: Video

The loveable trio over at Top Gear are used to getting their senses shattered anytime they get behind the wheel of a powerful supercar. Recently, Jeremy Clarkson got his fill of the McLaren P1 and he was gushing so much you would’ve thought his digestive system was doing things it should only be doing in a bathroom. Clarkson may have gotten his socks blown off by the P1, but co-host Richard Hammond wasn’t about to be overshadowed when he got behind the wheel of a Porsche 918 Spyder at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to have his own kind of fun with the Porsche hybrid supercar.

As you can expect, Hammond was equally snake-bitten by the sheer power and speed of the 918 Spyder. He didn’t quite have Clarkson’s contorted faces down pat, but he did spend plenty of time squealing in that high-pitched voice of his to make you wonder if he himself may have done something inside his trousers.

Hammond did have enough time gathering his wits together to talk shop about the 918, marvelling at the technology that seems to ooze out of the hybrid supercar at every mind-bending turn around the Yas Marina circuit. The Top Gear host gushed about the 918 Spyder’s hybrid engine that works together to produce an ungodly 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque, doing so while boasting a fuel economy rating of 67 miles per gallon, head and shoulders better than the Toyota Prius.

But Hammond didn’t just stop at the topic of power and performance. He also talked about what the P1 lacked relative to the 918, namely the amount of time and attention Porsche engineers used to bring luxury and creature comforts to the 918 Spyder. Its roof, for one, can be taken out, allowing a driver to enjoy some open-top cruising. The interior of the 918 also has a treasure-trove of on-board amusements, including a glove box, something the P1 notoriously lacks.

Hammond ultimately nailed it on the head when he differentiated the two. Whereas the P1 is really more of a hardcore spitfire with evil intentions on the track, the 918 Spyder is a little more refined, capable of alternating personalities at a turn of a knob.

Either way, you can’t go wrong with the two hybrid supercars. It ultimately boils down to what your preference is.

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Dream Car Week on The Price Is Right

Dream Car Week on The Price Is Right

Ever long to own a serious sports car like and Audi R8 or Porsche 911, but can’t seem to find one at the right price? Perhaps the $106,700 price tag on a new Mercedes SL550 is outside your budget. Well, the television network CBS plans to give contestants a chance to win one of five dream cars, but only if the price is right.

Drew Carey and his long-stemmed microphone will be giving game show contestants on The Price Is Right the chance to drive home an Audi R8, Jaguar XK touring convertible, BMW 640i convertible, Mercedes-Benz SL550, or a Porsche 911 Carrera, plus a chance at winning more than 1 million dollars in cash and other prizes.

The cars are center stage in The Price Is Right’s first ever “Dream Car Week” that begins Monday, November 18th and runs through the following Friday. Each day will feature a different car and will be presented by a cast member from CBS’s soap opera The Young And The Restless.

Tickets to be a contestant on The Price Is Right are free, so head on over to the CBS studios if you live in Hollywood or gamble on a one-way plane ticket to LAX. Either way, there’s never been a better incentive to be on a game show.

Click past the jump for more info on the five dream cars

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