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Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

Cadillac has been making some really cool stuff for years, but the latest CT6 V-Sport has really caught our eye. Previously these vehicles had a twin-turbo V6, but now they’ve moved up to a twin-turbo V8. This new engine should really be interesting for tuning and will have a ton of potential for power. We can’t wait to see some of these in the wild and see what the tuning potential is!

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More Upcoming Ford Platforms

It truly is a great time to be a Ford enthusiast. With the current Focus ST / RS and the Fiesta ST, Ford has the hot hatch market cornered. They also have a fun, affordable coupe in the form of the Mustang EcoBoost. All of these cars are exciting stock, but can become a totally different creature when they’re modified.

Ford is taking this working formula and applying it to other vehicles in their lineup. Ford has already hinted at what to expect with the upcoming Edge ST, but now they’re also confirming an Explorer ST. With a stronger move toward SUV’s in the American market, this makes perfect sense and gives enthusiasts hope for less boring daily drivers.

We’ll always prefer the performance focused variants, especially the smaller hatchbacks, but we love that Ford is getting creative and making fun versions of vehicles that are typically boring.

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In addition to the Explorer ST, they also announced plans to bring a small, off-road focused vehicle to market. Presumably, this would be a Bronco-based design aimed directly at the Wrangler. With Ford’s commitment to the EcoBoost, we can see a lot of potential for cool engine choices in this car and can’t wait to see them on the road.

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Finally, Ford teased the upcoming GT500 and gave us the best look at the car to date. We’re still expecting a monumental supercharged V8 that will produce over 700-hp in the proven S550 body. It still isn’t clear whether this will be a Coyote or Voodoo based engine, but our bet is on a modifed Coyote.

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Upgrading from Stage 2 Engine to Stage 3 engine with our prototype cylinder head

Ford NXT Tests Out the Drift Stick

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The coast is clear. The road is empty. The cul de sac is clear. I make my move accelerating into the circle. Flicking the handle adds that glorious angle. The winter tires sling snow it brilliant arc behind the 2017 Focus RS’ rear tires. For a Florida boy, this is the ultimate snow day, and its fun was delivered courtesy of one of the cleverest bolt-on parts in recent memory — the Drift Stick.

-Full Story at FordNXT.com

Limited Edition Orange Focus RS on Sale in UK

With 2018 bringing the end of the Focus RS and the limited edition red color way; it was just a matter of time until Ford released some type of special edition. Ford did a similar stunt with the end of the MK2 Focus RS and the matte black RS500. This time, things are looking much brighter.

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Raptor Flanges

We’re doing a little after-hours prototype machining for our Ford Raptor EcoBeast test subject on the lift in the R&D Room. We’ve created a Billet 304 Stainless Steel flange with a Wider opening.

This gives us spot-on OEM Like connection for perfect seal. We’ll be using this in our upcoming downpipes and exhaust. Stay tuned for more information and photos of the samples and testing.

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2014 F-150 EcoBoost Tune

2014 F150 Ecoboost came in for CP-E Downpipes and a custom dyno tune via SCT Livewire TS. With less than 4 psi increase of peak boost, the truck was able to get an increase of 85whp and 90ft lbs of torque at the rear wheels. Thank you SCT!

Could This Be the Next Car for cp-e™?

We’ve always been fans of fun SUVs. The CX-7 was a huge hit with us because it had the engine from the Mazdaspeed3 and Mazdaspeed6, but in a platform that many of us could justify as a family car. Sometimes as we get older, we have to expand our horizons and definition of a “fun” car. Luckily for us, Ford is making the choice much easier nowadays.

Review at Motor Trend

Pandem Raptor

We’ve always been fans of the Rocket Bunny and Pandem kits that are ever-present at the SEMA Show. Now that same look has been applied to the Raptor. We can’t wait to see some of these in person!

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Should You Buy an R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R?

One of our favorite classics is now becoming more and more commonplace, and actually legal to own in the United States. But the question is, should you own one? This article explores that thought.
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Today, you taking advantage of the R32 GT-R’s age is your best bet at legally importing one. Since it’s more than 25 years old—the federal government’s cutoff—all of a sudden things like crash tests, emissions, and DOT requirements aren’t as important as they once were. There are caveats, though. First, that GT-R had better have its original engine or an EPA-approved equivalent. And second, depending on the state you’ll be registering it in, that GT-R still might not be emissions-compliant even though the feds say it is.

Ford Ranger Spotted

We’re extremely excited for the return of the Ford Ranger. We always have loved the small pickup truck segment because it lends itself to some workhorse vehicles that can still be affordable and fun.

Here are some leaked photos of the Ranger in testing, this should be a sweet truck!

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