Ford preps a wild stable of Mustangs for SEMA

Ford continues to tease its SEMA lineup and is previewing at least six Mustangs and two Fusion Sports before the show. In regular SEMA fashion, a different aftermarket company has customized each of the vehicles, which range from lightly-modified examples to ones that are absolutely bonkers.The Mustangs include: a tribute to soldiers with an 851-horsepower 2017 Mustang GT concept by VMP Performance, a Pearl Candy Orange 2017 Mustang with a bright paint job by Stitchcraft, an 825-horsepower missile based off the 2017 Mustang GT by Speedkore, a sport-touring inspired 2017 Mustang by MRT, a 2017 Mustang by CJ Pony Parts with a host of Ford Performance components, and a 1966 Shelby GT350 with a few modern touches by Revology Cars.As far as the Mustangs go, Revology Cars’ 1966 Shelby GT…

PERFECT FOR THOSE WITH AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE Ford S-MAX Vignale Ford has extended its desirable Vignale trim package into top versions of its sporting S-MAX family MPV model. If you'd normally buy an executive saloon or estate but need space for a family, it could be a tempting package. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer. Ten Second Review Just how far can the appeal of family MPV models be extended up-market? That's the question posed by the car we're looking at here, Ford's S-MAX Vignale. The S-MAX we know about: it's the best handling and arguably most desirable large-ish seven-seat family People Carrier out there. But could it also really appeal at a more exalted £35,000 to £40,000 price point if Ford were to up the ...

Audi goes out on top with 1-2 finish at WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain Audi bowed out of the Prototype ranks with a dominant one-two victory in the Bahrain World Endurance Championship finale on a day that Porsche wrapped up the drivers’ title. Loïc Duval, Oliver Jarvis and Lucas di Grassi took only the second WEC victory of the season for the German manufacturer to claim runner-up position in the points behind new champions Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas. A delayed sixth-place finish was more than enough to give the long-time championship leaders the title. Di Grassi crossed the line just over 16 seconds ahead of the sister Audi shared by Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer at the end of a race exclusively fought out by the two R18 e-tron quattros.Duval led...

The motorbike born of a child's drawing Electric scooters — and motor-assisted bicycles — are all the rage these days. Most do little more than integrate a battery-electric powertrain in a traditional two-wheeled form factor. But some go further, prodding the evolution of the species with arresting style, advanced technical features or both. The Ryno self-balancing electric unicycle is one of our favourites, as is the retro-styled Lithium Cycles Super 73. And this week, an oddly wonderful contraption from Singapore, unveiled at China's Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, joins the list. Meanwhile, in Italy With Vespa Elettrica, Piaggio reboots the scooter Not to be outdone in the segment it popularised, Italy's Piaggio aims to do some reinventing of its own. At this week's Esposizione Mondiale del Motociclismo motorbike show in ...

'GST good economics; demonetisation is not' NEW DELHI: Former World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu on Friday said the Modi government's decision to demonetise high denomination currency notes is not 'good economics' and the collateral damage of demonetisation is likely to far outstrip the benefits."GST was good economics; the demonetisation is not. Its economics is complex and the collateral damage is likely to far outstrip the benefits," Basu, who was also Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance, said in a tweet. Basu is currently professor of Economics and C Marks Professor at Cornell University. Basu on November 8 had said that with demonetisation, it is very likely that there will be a spike in gold and silver prices in India. In its biggest crackdown ever on black money, the government ...

Norton V4 SS, V4 RR Revealed British motorcycle brand Norton has unveiled its new V4 superbike in two variants with the 1200cc V4 engine making over 200bhp at 12,500rpm and 130Nm of torque at 10,000rpm. The engines are equipped with titanium inlet valves, twin injectors per cylinder, ride-by-wire throttle for each bank and chain-driven cams. The V4 RR certainly has racing in its genes with three engine modes - road, track and pro-race, and gets a six-axis inertial measurement unit along with multiple setting traction control, launch control, anti-wheelie system, adjustable engine braking, cruise control as well as a slipper clutch, quickshifter with auto blipper and an intermediate idler gear. (Norton V4 SS) Suspension consists of a fully adjustable Ohlins NIX30 front fork and TTXGP fully-adjustable rear ...

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What's holding back the Jeep Grand Wagoneer? Development of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer -- the $100,000-plus, premium, three-row SUV the FCA brand intends to slot against competitors’ top-end SUVs -- has been placed on hold, two supplier sources say.Fiat Chrysler won’t comment. Autoline Daily reported last month that the vehicle has been scuttled. But that’s not the case. It has been placed on hold.I have two strong suspicions of what’s happened, and they involve cash and the Commander.Let’s start with the easy one to deal with: cash.FCA doesn’t have any to spare.The company, now six years into a recovery, remains the only major automaker in the world with more debt than cash. It’s working diligently to right its accounts, including a promise to get to less than 5 billion...