It’s the 20th Anniversary of Hot Import Nights Saturday June 3rd 2017 hosted at West World Scottsdale Arizona. Roll-in times for the show were said to be around noon that Saturday, but I showed up a bit before noon and was welcomed by an already long line to be let into the venue.
It appears that the head Hoonigan himself, Ken Block, may have had a lot of say on how the newest version of the Ford Focus RS turned out. Ready to hit the states in 2016, it has definitely already caught our eye. Lets take a look at what we currently know this amazing vehicle has to offer.
To start with this tasty little hatch has a 2.3 turbo four-cylinder engine, which was sourced from the Mustang EcoBoost, with “at least” 320 horsepower and “at least” 320 pound-feet of torque right off the factory floor. Link that to a six speed manual gearbox. Along with rally inspired AWD that has torque vectoring. This means it can send up to 70 percent of the drive torque to the rear axle, and 100 percent of that torque can be diverted to a single wheel. This amazing smart AWD system monitors conditions between front and
Unveiled at SEMA 2014 is the racy new Mustang RTR. The RTR is a concept designed by Pro Drifter Vaughn Grittin, Jr. for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. “Ford has really done an amazing job with the new 2015 Ford Mustang,” Gittin Jr. said at the RTR’s reveal. “The all new platform has very easily allowed us to mesh RTR’s tastefully-aggressive styling and modified performance to offer our most capable, best-handling fun-to-drive RTR’s to date.” Fans can get the RTR package with any of the 2015 Mustangs engine options. However there are several different levels of Spec packages to choose from. So many Options. The Spec 1 package really just focuses on the appearance of the car while the Spec 2 package includes both the looks and the power upgrades.
During a week of overwhelming automotive industry giants, GRC (Global Rally Cross) is not an event to overlook. The Supercar title is at stake and these four drivers are looking to take it home : Joni Winman, Ken Block, Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. This battle is going to take place Wednesday, Nov. 5th at 8 p.m.
The track is a .627-mile counterclockwise course held at the LINQ that consists of a 38% dirt spill and %62 pavement with a sweeping first courner and plenty of hairpins. The wide course has many opportunities for passing in this wheel to wheel race. With a small 12 point lead over Ken Block, Wiman still needs to put in some work to win the title. Nelson Piquet Jr. is only 28 points back, and Scott Speed 29. Scott Speed was fortunate enough to make it in as the last driver for this [...]
Big bulky vehicles are everywhere these days. Handling is subpar and gas mileage is horrendous. But, there is hope yet. It appears that some manufacturers are planning to put their vehicles on some serious diet plans.
One such company is Ford who has recently launched an aluminum body F150 and a concept vehicle made of lightweight materials. Foregoing the typical steel design on the new F150 and going with aluminum Ford has managed to drop 700 pounds from the total weight of the vehicle. Other companies such as General Motors and Fiat Chrysler are taking notes with plans to follow in that direction as well. By the year 2025 it is projected that seven out of every ten new pickup trucks produced in North America will be aluminum bodied.
The Huracan, Lamborghini’s successor to its top selling Gallardo, was revealed in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show. Who would’ve guessed it would end up helping fight crime, but that’s exactly what happened when Lamborghini decided to donate the Huracan to Italy’s state police. In fact, the new super car is replacing two of its predecessors that were also donated to Italy’s police force in 2004 and 2008.
The donation is to further improve the relationship that Lamborghini has with the Italian police. “We have a strong and fitting relationship with the Italian State Police. The new Lamborghini Huracan stands for Italian super sports car excellence and we are proud to provide it to the Italian State Police to carry out the specialist tasks these police cars undertake,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President [...]