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Tacoma Extreme Limited Edition Unveiled in Texas

Filed under: Truck , Toyota , Off-Road Ford took everyone by surprised when it unveiled the F-150 SVT Raptor back in 2008, not only with the truck’s capability but by the fact that they had the guts to produce it at all. The success of the Raptor left other automakers scrambling to produce something similar, although everything yet has fallen short in one way or another Continue reading

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Toyota smashes electric vehicle record with 7.47:79 Nürburgring lap time [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports , Toyota , Electric , Racing Toyota ‘s TMG EV P001 – perhaps trying to outrun its boring name – smashed the existing lap record for an electric vehicle on the famed 12.93-mile N Continue reading

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2012 Toyota Camry chosen as Daytona 500 pace car

Filed under: Motorsports , Sedan , Toyota , Specialty , Racing While Toyota competes with Ford , Chevy and Dodge on this country’s NASCAR tracks, the pace cars leading them around have remained defiantly American – at least at Daytona, anyway. In the 50 years they’ve been running the Daytona 500 , only once has the pace car been an import: the Porsche 914 that paced the race in 1971. Apart from that one exception, it’s been all Detroit – Pontiacs mostly, but also Buicks , Chevrolets, Dodges, Plymouths and Fords. Continue reading

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“Track Attack” Lets Drivers Experience Mustang Boss 302 Capabilities

Owners of the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 now have the opportunity to see what their muscle car is really made of. Instructors at the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School at Miller Motorsports Park are offering all Boss 302 owners a chance to hit the track in the all-new complimentary Track Attack program. The Boss Track Attack provides owners with a full immersion into the Boss experience, with driving instruction and extensive track time with professional instructors. Continue reading

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United States Grand Prix set to move to November 18, 2012

  Take a look at what’s going on in Automotive News, courtesy of Auto Concepts Northwest! Be sure to check out Auto Concepts Northwest for all of your Auto Detailing needs. Sitting outside for several hours under the beating sun … Continue reading

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Chrysler to take next-gen Viper back to Le Mans?

Filed under: Motorsports , Chrysler , Dodge , Racing Mending a rift in motor racing is good for everybody. It was good for American open-wheel racing when the Champ Car and IndyCar Series put aside their differences to rejoin forces. Continue reading

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Ralph Gilles named President and CEO of SRT brand

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs , Chrysler Chrysler has announced a rash of personnel changes. Continue reading

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New Shelby GTS: Affordable Shelby Performance For Today’s Ford Mustang

Gearheads today know that seeing the iconic “Shelby” name on hi-po Fords like the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 guarantees some serious upgrades have been added to the Mustang mix. Continue reading

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Ford Racing’s 2011 Mustang GT Sets Half-Mile Speed Record

When the Ford Racing team visits the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., it’s usually to compete against NASCAR’s finest with a squad of race-prepped Ford Fusions. That made for a notable difference when the team brought David Ragan—who normally pilots one of those aforementioned Fusions in the Sprint Cup Series—to Bristol recently for an attempt to break the world record for fastest half-mile closed-course lap in a production vehicle. Continue reading

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Red Bull Racing Partners with Infiniti

Formula One World Champions Red Bull Racing Renault signed a marketing agreement with Infiniti for the 2011 and 2012 Formula One racing seasons. The agreement between Red Bull Racing, Infiniti and the Renault-Nissan Alliance allows the brand to take advantage of both the marketing and technical activities involved in Formula One racing. Infiniti will have a visible branding image on race cars, driver’s clothing, team uniforms and other racing equipment. Continue reading

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