Not everyone is an asshole. Sometimes, that’s a tricky thing to remember, but it’s quite true. In fact, many people are the exact opposite of assholes, whatever you call that. A mouth? It doesn’t matter. There’s so many of these non-assholes in the story of this man’s SVT Focus that you’ll get the idea. »
Why did Top Gear USA host and hooning legend Tanner Foust bring a Ford SVT Raptor to the Nürburgring? Because he could, that's why, which is the best reason to do something like this.
Here's the situation: You're an ad executive for the Ford Motor Company in the mid-90s. Your goal is to sell the latest generation of V8 Mustangs to the apathetic, too-cool-for-school Generation X, a group now awash in money thanks to the awesome 90s economy. (Remember that?) »
I found the Ford SVT engineers to be a great group of guys. They all seem to genuinely love their jobs, and each of them seems to have a real passion for their products. So that's great. Still, it doesn't mean I couldn't annoy them to the verge of tears and with my inane suggestions, which is what I did. Because… »
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup emerged in 2007 as a desert runner, was recast as a Michigan mudder and then as a snowbird-slash-missile-site-transporter. For its fourth phase, Ford is positioning the long-travel-suspension pickup as a rock crawler. Having never scrabbled the Earth's craggy layer in a truck… »
The CIM-10 Bomarc surface-to-air missile was a lunatic collaboration between the Michigan Aerospace Research Center and Boeing. A rocket/ramjet hybrid of the rip-roaring postwar military-industrial complex, the Bomarc was designed to hurtle itself into an advancing formation of Tupolevs at 2 1/2 times the speed of… »