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Ford Atlas Concept Breaks Cover and Looks Good Doing It
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Ford Atlas Concept Breaks Cover and Looks Good Doing It

Jan 16 2013, 1:52pm CST | by

Future F150 is what this is

Ford unveiled a new concepts truck this week called the Atlas Concept. You can bet that a lot of the styling cues and features in this concept will be seen in a future F150. The truck looks like...

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Ford Atlas Concept Breaks Cover and Looks Good Doing It

Jan 16 2013, 1:52pm CST | by

Future F150 is what this is

Ford unveiled a new concepts truck this week called the Atlas Concept. You can bet that a lot of the styling cues and features in this concept will be seen in a future F150. The truck looks like something that can go into production today with no outlandish parts or designs.

The concept uses a fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine and has a number of features to help improve aerodynamics making fuel economy even better. The vehicle has active grill shutters that open when extra cooling is needed and stay closed to improve aerodynamics when not needed. The concept also has active wheel shutters that close at speed to improve aerodynamics even further.

The truck concept also has a drop-down front air dam to improve underbody airflow and power running boards to tuck away all in an effort to get the most fuel economy possible. Other features of the concept include a dual purpose tailgate step and cargo cradle, 360° point of view cameras, LED headlamps and tail lamps, LED cargo box lighting, and hidden cargo ramps. I'm not a truck guy, but I would definitely drive this truck.

 
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MW's new Driftmob video shows the M235i like you've never seen it before

Jul 30 2014 7:03pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, BMW, Luxury Last month, we went behind the scenes of the filming of BMW's new Driftmob, web video, bringing you one post from the practice sessions, and another from the shoot itself, which took place in an enormous traffic circle in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, BMW has launched the final version of Driftmob, and it's pretty damn cool. The plot is pretty simple: just like a flashmob, in which people invade a loca ...
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Watch Rob Ford Go For A Ride In Deadmau5's Ferrari

Jul 30 2014 3:12pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

You are noted Canadian electronic artist Deadmau5. You have a shiny blue Nyan Cat-themed Ferrari 458 Italia for the Gumball 3000. What do you do when you go on a coffee run? Why, you take Toronto mayor (and occasional crack user ) Rob ...
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Ford And GM Sued Because You Can Use A Car To Pirate Music

Jul 30 2014 2:25pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Sure, devices like iPods and laptops are handy for ripping music from CDs, but wouldn't they be better if they weighed 2500lbs and had gas-burning motors making hundreds of horsepower? Sure they would. But the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies d ...
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The Jokes Practically Write Themselves

Jul 30 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Thanks for the coffee @deadmau5 #Coffeerun #toronto #topoli pic.twitter.com/bU8ACqmuPo — Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) July 30, 20 ...
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Video: Ford GT GT3 by Lambda Performance Sounds Brutal

Jul 30 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

Production of the Ford GT may have ended in 2006, but the American supercar is still roaming the streets and charging the tracks in 2014. After many successful racing seasons throughout its production years and after, the race-spec GT is still alive and kicking, thanks to a number of companies, with one of them being Lambda Performance.Still racing GT3-spec versions of the Ford GT, the German outfit had a successful ADAC GT Masters campaign in 2013, when it won three events. The Ford GT faced s ...
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Top 7 Oddball Picks from Auctions America; Winnebago, Lamborghini, Bronco

Jul 30 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Check out our Top 7 oddball picks from the Auctions America auction! See what oddball rigs we'd bid on if we had lots of cash burning a hole in our pocket! Yesterday we gave you the full scoop on a bad ass vintage Class 8 off-road race truck that will be going on the auction block later this week. (You can read more about that here) While we still wish we had the disposable income to toss up a bid that nobody could top, it’s not likely we’ll end up behind the wheel of su ...
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Dick Cepek Fun Country Tire Review

Jul 30 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

We mounted up a set of Dick Cepek Fun Country Tires on our Ford Super Duty, which sees double duty as both a tow rig and a light-duty wheeling rig. It gets used on the freeway, in the dirt, and frequently in the snow.New tires come on the market every day, but when you label a tire “Dick Cepek Fun Country” there are certain expectations from the get-go. In the early ’60s, Dick Cepek the man saw a need for off-road products and was one of the first people to ...
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AMA Pro Flat Track Heads to Pacific Northwest for Castle Rock TT

Jul 30 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 Castle Rock TT AMA Pro Flat Track Preview AMA Pro Flat Track began its West Coast stint earlier this month when the series rolled into Elma, Wash., for Round 7. Last weekend, the Sacramento Mile marked the first of three scheduled California races. This weekend, the series reverts back to the Pacific Northwest as it makes its way up to Castle Rock, Wash., for the Castle Rock TT at Castle Rock Race Park. The event ...
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10 hours ago

How A Flight Sim Taught Me To Fly And Kill With The F-35 Lightning II

Jul 30 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

When Ford contacted me as a media member who would be attending EAA AirVenture 2014, with the opportunity to fly Lockheed Martin's F-35 simulator, I jumped at the chance! Now, I'm happy to report that I'm highly proficient at flying the military's biggest boondoggle mo ...
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Toyota GT86 CS-R3 Rally Car

Jul 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

The Toyota GT86 was launched in 2012, along with its Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S siblings. Although the GT86 was only sold in Europe, both the BRZ and the FR-S arrived in the United States for the 2013 model year. All three sports cars share the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, boxer engine that delivers 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant mates to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic and enables each of the triplets to sprint from naught to 60 mph in 6.9 ...
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