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1964 Ford Mustang 1/2

Every great car starts with an idea. This particular idea was to design and build a luxury car  with seating for four, a floor-mounted shifter, a weight of less than 2,500 pounds, a length no longer than 180 inches, and a price tag of less than $2,500. Enter, the 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang. Each model came standard with a 170-cubic inch incline-6 engine. Additional options included 164-horsepower 260, 210-hp 289 4-valve low-compression, and 271-hp 289 cubic inch Hi-Po V-8s.

In the first year alone, Ford sold almost 700,000 Mustangs between the 1964 1/2 and the 1965 models. The brand would go on to partner with the legendary Carroll Shelby and create the Shelby GT350. After that, the rest is history. One thing is for sure, and it’s that the Blue Oval has consistently produced Mustangs since the first one rolled off the line. What other automakers can say that?

Source: Motor Authority

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

On a special mini-episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company Jim Farley swings by to talk about the Ford F-150 Lightning. Jim talks with Jay about how the company needed to change their image in order to increase production and overall sales of the new all-electric truck. When others wanted to start small, Jim wanted to go big or go home while also making it affordable for customers.

There’s a delicate line that the company had to tow, being the best-selling truck and vehicle for four decades. They know their customer well, and they don’t like change. Check out the video below to hear how they are marketing the electric truck to their typically conservative consumer, and how they are using experience to inform strategy.

Source: Jay Leno’s Garage

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Hennessey Velociraptor Catches Serious Air

Hennessey recently tested the Velociraptor 600 and it was truly nuts. The brand’s tuned-up dune runner knows no bounds, and this video shows exactly what the truck is capable of. During testing at Glamis Sand Dunes in California, temps climbed past 100 degrees which on its own can push vehicles to their limits. Hennessey wanted to make sure the F-150 Raptor-based Velociraptor isn’t limited by thermodynamics, and they were right. Check it out, right here.

Source: CarBuzz, Hennessey Performance

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C2 Corvette Road Test

On this episode of Roadkill, Finnegan and Newbern take this LS-powered C2 Corvette from Oakland to Las Vegas on a road trip. On the way they hit some burnouts that are not lacking on the smoke. Check out the ep, right here.

Source: MotorTrend Channel

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2014 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Stops By Jay Leno’s Garage

Actor Jim Caviezel paid a visit to Jay Leno on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. He brought with him his 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake. The proud owner has turned the car into a tribute to honor the members of SEAL Team Six aboard Extortion 17. Caviezel was inspired to do this by a novel detailing the experience the SEALs had serving their country. The spear belonging to Chris Kyle sits beneath the hold along with the names of 19 fallen SEAL team members who lost their lives in Extortion 17.

The actor has been heavily involved with the military in the past. After Caviezel helped raise money for soldiers returning home, he wanted to do something more, which is why he teamed up with car designer Chip Foose. Together, they created the Shelby Mustang you see here. In addition to serving as a beacon of remembrance, the car also packs some serious power. The GT500 features a 5.8-liter supercharged V-8 producing 850 horsepower. Other noteworthy specs include “sword-tipped” wheels designed by Foose, wide-body rear fenders, and wheel caps. There is also a special emblem on the rear which incorporates the Extortion 17 trident, a knight’s helmet, and the American flag. You can’t miss this one, watch the episode, right here.

Source: Jay Leno’s Garage, Motor Authority