Go Wide: Shelby Announces Super Snake Wide Body Concept Mustang ""

Shelby American’s history is inextricably entwined with sports car racing. From the Cobra to the original GT350 and on to the GT40 program, Carroll Shelby’s company competed from Riverside to Le Mans. Ol’ Shel didn’t get into the street-machine business until the GT500 arrived in 1967; its big-block FE engine…

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The 750-HP 2017 Shelby F-150 Super Snake Costs as Much as Two Raptors ""

The Ford F-150 Raptor is mean, intimidating, imposing, and capable, but it doesn’t exactly scream, “LOOK AT ME!” Its styling statement is more “If you look at me, I will crumple you into submission, then jump over a Focus RS just because I can.” The new 2017 Shelby American F-150 Super…

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Mark Fields Out at Ford in Leadership Shakeup ""

Mark Fields is out as president and CEO at Ford. It’s part of a big executive shakeup in which Fields will be replaced by Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase and current head of the Ford Smart Mobility subsidiary. James Farley, head of Ford’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa business,…

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IIHS Wants Guards on the Sides of Semis to Prevent Roof-Peeling Crashes ""

When semi-trailer trucks and passenger vehicles collide, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says, mandatory under-ride guards on the sides of tractor-trailer rigs could save lives. The trucking industry, though, says a better solution would be to hasten the rollout of advanced safety technology. This spring, IIHS has been dramatizing…

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BMW, Mazda, Toyota, and Subaru Settle $553 Million Civil Suit for Takata Airbags ""

Four automakers—Toyota, Subaru, BMW, and Mazda—have agreed to pay a combined $553 million for economic losses related to the Takata airbag recalls. The automakers have jointly settled a class-action lawsuit demanding owners be compensated while their cars are undergoing repairs. Miami-based law firm Podhurst Orseck announced it filed an agreement…

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2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive Review: The XC90’s Mini Me ""

The redesigned Volvo XC90 kicked off the brand’s renaissance in 2015. Now that the 90-series family (XC90, S90, V90, V90 Cross Country) has been fully fleshed out, Volvo has launched the first of its mid-size 60-series models: the XC60. Like its still-to-come sedan and wagon brethren, the XC60 is built…

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Cutting Corners: Mapping America’s Roundabouts ""

From the June 2017 issue In and around the vicinity of C/D headquarters, roundabouts are proliferating. This follows a national trend from the past two decades, particularly between 2005 and 2010. It has also led to an all-too-common phenomenon, in which those who understand the key benefit of these European-style…

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2018 Subaru Forester Adds Black Edition Because Everyone Else Has Black Editions ""

Getting tired of Black Edition models from any number of automakers? Too bad! Subaru has belatedly entered the fray with a new $1150 Black Edition option package for its 2018 Forester crossover. The kit is only available on the 2.5i Premium model, which sits above the base 2.5i and below…

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New York State Greets Autonomous-Car Testers with a Welcome Mat of Red Tape ""

New York’s governor signed legislation last week that paves the way for the testing of autonomous vehicles, a development trumpeted by state officials as an official welcome mat for the self-driving industry in a sought-after location. But manufacturers interested in testing on the state’s roads may find the process about…

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GTI Fridays: Volkswagen Up! GTI Concept Is Like a Modernized Mark 1 Golf GTI ""

Back in 1975, Volkswagen unveiled the original Golf GTI at the Frankfurt motor show. At the time, it was a rare combination of both sportiness and practicality, and today it’s still one of the most revered vehicles on the market for that exact reason. Now, Volkswagen is trying to recapture some…

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