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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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Sep 22 2014 5:41am CDT | Source: AutoRacing.com

Team Penske is leading the pack in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, with Brad Keselowki on 2097 points and Joey Logano on 2096. Logano took the checkered flag in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with his #22 Ford leading 73 laps, including the final 30 laps, of the race. Teammate Keselowski came in at seventh place on Sunday, nonetheless retaining the top spot in the standings. Kyle Larson took second place in the Sylvania 300, with Ke ...
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Sep 22 2014 12:45am CDT | Source: Mustang & Fords

Stuffed full of performance products to help your late-model Mustang on the street or the track, JMS Chip & Performance’s new catalog has what your M ...
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Sep 22 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: Mustang & Fords

Owning and modifying a Mustang is truly a labor of love. That would accurately describe New Jersey native, Joe Ferro’s five-year project—still ongoing with no ...
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