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Dodge Let Us Drive One of the Most Powerful Muscle Cars Ever Produced and It Blew Us Away – TheStreet.com

With all due respect to Tesla’s (TSLA) ludicrious mode, it has nothing on the thrill of driving a Dodge Hellcat around a track. Billed by Dodge, a unit of Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , as one of the world’s fastest production muscle cars at 707-horsepower, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat could easily torch the Ford (F) Mustang GT — which has a minuscule 435 horsepower. Even the 526-horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Ford F-150 Raptor Crashes Into Pool With Lady Still Inside – The Drive

At approximately 4:30 pm yesterday a Ford Raptor crashed into a pool in the Allied Gardens area of San Diego, California. According to various social media accounts and news outlets, the Ford Raptor was driven by a 68 year-old male directly leading up to the accident. The male exited the vehicle to drop something off at his kid’s house when the Raptor began to roll down the hill with his…

Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017

Toyota’s Human Support Robot Helps a Disabled War Veteran … – Fortune

Toyota may be known for making cars, but it’s also working on robots—and not just the factory droids that help build its vehicles. The auto giant said last week that it successfully completed an initial test in which one of the company’s experimental robots helped disabled war veteran Romulo Camargo in Florida with basic tasks in his home for two days. Romulo Camargo, who became paralyzed from the neck down…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

2017 Ford F-150 review: – CNET

Out on a video shoot for the 2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch, I went to reposition this luxury pickup, but the doors wouldn’t open. After a pocket pat-down, I looked through the windows, and there was the key fob, sitting in the cupholder. The 2017 Ford F-150 may be pretty fancy pants, but you can still wear your Wrangler jeans.  Emme Hall/Roadshow Yes, you can still lock your keys in…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

O’Reilly Automotive: Buy On The Drop? – Seeking Alpha

This article is the 65th installment in a segment called “Buy on the Drop?” in which I choose a stock that recently experienced a large decrease in price and give a recommendation on whether investors should “buy on the drop” or not. The recommendations are Sell, Hold, Speculative Buy, Buy, and Strong Buy. O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) reported Wednesday that it missed comparable store sales guidance by a wide margin, sparking…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

2017 Ford GT: A $450000 Road Rocket That’s Two Cars in One – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

STRAPPED INTO the slim-hipped driver’s seat, my helmet bumping the roof, my heart in my throat, I swung the nose of the pharmaceutical-yellow Ford GT toward the main straight of Le Mans and opened the taps. Destiny. Officially, and for tax purposes, I went to France last month to test this car, the DOT-approved version of Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT, now being built at a rate of one per day…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

Ford found inspiration from an F-22 for their F-150 Raptor at the EAA AirVenture – Fox News

Each year, Ford pulls a crew together to build an aircraft-inspired vehicle for the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture aircraft show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The vehicles are auctioned off at the show’s Gathering of Eagles event to help raise funds for training of the next generation of pilots. Typically, the vehicles auctioned off are Mustangs but this year an F-150 Raptor has been selected. And the inspiration for the build? None other than…

Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017

3 injured in explosion reported at GM plant outside Detroit – USA TODAY

Michigan State Promo(Photo: Shane Music) DETROIT — Detroit firefighters were called to the scene Wednesdah of an explosion at the General Motors assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., that injured three workers. The Detroit Fire Department confirmed that a pump led to the explosion at the Hamtramck plant, causing one employee to be sent to the hospital with minor burns and others with minor injuries. “The call came in about 10:03 (a.m….

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weak sales at O’Reilly Automotive send shares tumbling 20% – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Ford improves Mustang’s dismal Euro NCAP safety rating – Telegraph.co.uk

But three stars remains a low score, and puts the Mustang in the same category as the tiny Ford Ka+, the elderly Fiat Doblo, and the budget Suzuki Swift without its optional safety pack. “In just a few months, Ford has responded to improve on the initial low safety rating given to the Mustang,” said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research. “Our advice to buyers is to always…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Baidu partners with Ford, Nvidia, and others to boost its self-driving car platform – The Verge

Chinese search giant Baidu today announced that more than 50 companies, including big names in the auto and tech industries, have joined its Apollo self-driving car platform. Those companies include Ford, Daimler, Nvidia, Intel, Microsoft, and popular LIDAR-supplier Velodyne. The partnerships alone aren’t a huge milestone. Rather, it’s how Baidu plans to work with these companies to turn Apollo into a global initiative that can compete with the biggest names…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Honda Civic Type R Has No Automatic Transmission Because It’d Be Too Heavy – The Drive

The 306-horsepower Honda Civic Type R is a sporty front-wheel-drive hoon machine. In order to maintain the proper handling characteristics to keep its status of an affordable backroad carver, engineers needed to maintain a fine balance throughout the vehicle. That meant the car couldn’t be equipped an automatic transmission of any kind.  The additional weight that goes along with an automatic transmission would put even more weight upfront, throwing off the…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

3 hurt following explosion at GM plant in Hamtramck – Detroit Free Press

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Weak sales at O’Reilly Automotive send shares tumbling 20% – CNBC

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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Best Way To Invest In Ford – Seeking Alpha

Although I have been bearish in my commentary regarding Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) as a capital gains investment, there few stocks that match Ford as an investment from a dividend standpoint. The current dividend yield is 5.2% and despite the auto industry in the US consistently reporting falling auto sales, Ford’s cash flows looks healthy at present which means there is no immediate risk to the dividend. Ford’s share price…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Ford improves Mustang’s dismal Euro NCAP safety rating – Telegraph.co.uk

But three stars remains a low score, and puts the Mustang in the same category as the tiny Ford Ka+, the elderly Fiat Doblo, and the budget Suzuki Swift without its optional safety pack. “In just a few months, Ford has responded to improve on the initial low safety rating given to the Mustang,” said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research. “Our advice to buyers is to always…

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Despite Fears, Ford and General Motors Post Solid Sales in June – Madison.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017

GM, Ford US Sales Down, but Japanese Automakers Report Gains – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep, Ram Pickup Production Capacity Boosted By Half A Million Units Going Into 2018 – Seeking Alpha

Tesla (TSLA) tends to get almost all the attention when it comes to speculation about increasing U.S. automotive factory capacity these days. Not that there aren’t other automakers who aren’t also expanding in the U.S. by building out other automobile factories, as Subaru (OTCPK:FUJHY), BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVY) and others have been working on the last year or two. However, there is yet another kind of production expansion that doesn’t…

Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017

Ford CEO pushing speed to shake up automaker – CNBC.com – CNBC

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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017