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Hennessey GT350 Mustang

Just when you thought the 5.2L V8 engine in the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 / GT350R couldn't get any crazier, Hennessey Performance comes along and cranks things to a whole new level. Officially called the HPE1000 Twin Turbo GT350 Mustang, this beast now generates over 1,000-horsepower, and the video above shows exactly what it sounds like on the road. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Ford Mach 40

Eckert's Rod & Custom has built the world's first and only Ford Mustang Mach 40, which combines the classic 1969 Mustang Mach 1 design with the modern performance of a 2006 GT40, First, the team at Hardison Metal Shaping created the body, based on design sketches, and then Eckert installed a 4L Wipple on a mid-mounted 5.4L Flex Fuel V8. This powertrain delivers 850 hp to the rear wheels, making it a beast on the streets and drag strip. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.

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2020 Bronco

Photo credit: Mo Aoun

You can rest assured that the first run of 2020 Ford Bronco vehicles will go for a hefty premium, especially any premium / limited edition models, but for now, we'll have to settle for these new images, based on previous leaks. Set to give the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner a run for their money, the new model will retain its iconic boxy shape, complete with an upright front fascia and a blacked-out front grille. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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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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