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Peak Retrofuturism and the Man Responsible for the Ford GT

The retrofuturism movement among American car companies in the early 2000s spawned some truly awful looking cars, chief among them was of course the Chrysler PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser, and by extension the Chevy HHR, became the wayback machines of choice for boomers desperately looking for any way to relive their… »8/19/15 5:59pm8/19/15 5:59pm

Let's Try Something Car Designer J Mays Specifically Told Me Not To Do

A while ago, I had the genuine pleasure of interviewing one of the best-known and accomplished modern automotive designers , J Mays. Mays is known for, among many other things, designing the New Beetle, Audi TT, and defining Ford’s current design language. He also once told me not to try and modernize the Model T. I’m… »8/13/15 4:30pm8/13/15 4:30pm

How Would You Spec Your Ford Mustang Shelby GT350?

There are two types of buyers who will drop serious cash on a muscle car. The first is the sick burnout crowd. For them, the 707 hp Challenger Hellcat fits the bill. Then there is the buyer who wants to lay the smack down on more expensive sports cars at the local track. This is why the Shelby GT350 and GT350R exist. »8/11/15 2:59pm8/11/15 2:59pm

Ford's New Luxury Car Seats Adjust To Your Individual Butt Cheeks

Leather interiors and copious legroom used to be the hallmarks of a luxury sedan. But Ford is about to completely redefine what luxury means when it introduces a 30-way adjustable power seats for its Lincoln brand that even lets drivers ensure that both of their bum cheeks are comfortable with individual settings for… »8/10/15 11:09am8/10/15 11:09am

I Fondled The New Stick Shift Filipino Ford Ranger

While my home base may be in Japan, one of the coolest parts of my job as Correspondent Asia is having the chance to report on vehicles in other Asian markets in person. This week I’m in Manila and Malapascua in the Philippines, and Ford Philippines let me crawl all over the new Philippines-spec Ranger. »8/07/15 12:22pm8/07/15 12:22pm

How A Ford F-150 Aluminum Repair Cost $17,000 And Took A Month

Ford says their certified repair centers can fix the 2015 Ford F-150 and its all-new aluminum body “no problem.” But this crazy story of a month-long job and an unbelievable service bay bill — $17,000! — proves there are still some serious challenges to getting this truck back on the road after an accident. »7/23/15 3:39pm7/23/15 3:39pm

Ford's New Headlights Spot and Turn to Illuminate Hazards at Night

Self-driving smart cars might still be years away, but the technology that makes them so smart is already benefitting drivers. Ford is currently perfecting a headlight system that uses infra-red cameras to illuminate unexpected curves and hazards on the road ahead that might be invisible to drivers otherwise. »7/20/15 12:02pm7/20/15 12:02pm