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Shelby Cobra Hypercar

Created by automotive designer Benjamin Hogan, this Shelby Cobra hypercar concept draws inspiration from the new GT, as well as the classic GT40. Install some weapons, add some body armor, and this futuristic vehicle would fit right into the next Batman or Justice League movie. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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GT350R Police Interceptor

At first glance, this may appear to be a real police interceptor, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just a cleverly disguised Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. It's powered by a 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 engine producing 526-horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, perfect for taking on the Camaro Z28, Porsche GT3, as well as the BMW M4. Notable features are track-focused chassis tuning, significant aero-dynamic changes to include lowering the hood around the engine, 2-piece, cross-drilled brake rotors paired with Brembo calipers, MagneRide damping option, light weight Tremec six speed manual transmission, Recaro seats, and various light weight components. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about the strangest coincidence ever recorded.

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Cargo Craft Trailer Home

Hennessey Performance took a 2017 Ford Focus RS and boosted its output to 405-horsepower and 425 hp of torque, all from a 2.3L EcoBoost engine - the stock boasts 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The Hennessey HPE400 package for the Focus RS is comprised of a reprogrammed ECU, a high-flow air filter, and a stainless steel exhaust upgrade with electronic dumps for a deep grumble. Continue reading for a dyno test video and more information.

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Ford GT40 MK 1

This 1966 Ford GT40 MK 1 is just 1 of 31 built for the street, and was used as a daily driver early in its life, before restoration expert Robert Ash acquired it in 1984. It saw a complete restoration, from the exhaust, carburetors, body panels, and paint, right down to the factory wires. One new addition is a competition-style crossover exhaust. The current owner also recently had its original 4.7L 400-horsepower-plus V8 engine rebuilt. Want to purchase this gem? It'll set you back at least $3.25-million. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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1700HP Twin-Turbo Ford GT

Johnny Bohmer, owner of this heavily modified, twin-turbo 1700-horsepower Ford GT took this car to the landing facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and set a new, verified Guinness World Record for the fastest standing mile in a street car. He managed to hit an eye-watering 283.3mph (456 km/hr). Powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.4-litre Ford V8, complete with an upgraded intercooler and fuel system, the gearbox had to be strengthened to support the massive power, while the chassis remains completely stock. However, it's not just a show car, as Bohmer regularly drops off and picks up his kids from school in the monstrous vehicle. Continue reading for more interesting, yet random, photos.

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The Great Depression Hot Rod

"The Great Depression" isn't normally associated with hot rods, or any cars in general, but that's exactly what this highly-customized 1930s five-window Ford Model A is called. It's been completely revamped and features side air intakes, a hood-mounted air scoop, a massive wing with rear diffuser and Honda S2000-sourced rear suspension. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Ford GT Time Machine

Sure, Back to the Future Day (October 21, 2015), may have come and gone, but the tributes are still rolling in, and the latest is this Ford GT time machine by OmniAuto.it. For those who don't know much about the Ford Gt, it's basically a mid-engine two-seater sports car that was produced by Ford for the 2005 through 2006 model years. The designers drew inspiration from Ford's GT40 racing cars of the 1960s. A completely redesigned Ford GT is planned to enter production in 2016. Continue reading for more pictures of this time machine.

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Shelby 50th Cobra Daytona Coupe

Shelby officially unveiled the 50th Anniversary Cobra Daytona Coupe. Available in aluminum ($349,995) or fiberglass ($179.995) models and limited to just 50-units, the vehicles will still require you purchase an engine separately, with both built to the same specs and measurements as the original 1960s era cars. Continue reading for a video of the original and more information.

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Ford Mustang Rocket

If 418-horsepower just isn't enough, and you have $125,000 to burn, Fisker-Galpin's Ford Mustang Rocket should do the trick. The tuners added a Whipple supercharger, Magnaflow exhaust system and a performance tune to boost output to a beastly 725 horsepower. On the outside, you'll find plenty of carbon fiber body parts, and 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires to top things off. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Ford GT90

You've probably heard of the Ford GT / GT 40, now here's a rare look at the GT90. It was first unveiled in January 1995 at the Detroit Auto Show as "the world's mightiest supercar". It's powered by a quad-turbocharged 720hp V12 engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, enabling it to hit a top speed of 235mph. The exhaust, which was claimed to be hot enough to damage the body panels, required ceramic tiles similar to those on the Space Shuttle to keep the car from melting. Continue reading for two videos, including a Top Gear test by Jeremy Clarkson, and more information.

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