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Ford Police Interceptors Kill Coronavirus with Extreme Heat

Ford Police Interceptors Kill Coronavirus with Extreme Heat
In the course of duty, Police officers have to transport strangers in their vehicles. This can create all kinds of health risks, as you don’t know what sort of illnesses their passengers might be carrying. Cop cars often use plastic rear seats that can be hosed down and cleaned with disinfectants.
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What’s New in FCA’s UConnect 5?

What’s New in FCA’s UConnect 5?
Every car manufacturer these days has its own high-tech infotainment system. One of my favorites has been Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ UConnect system. In recent years, it’s been considered one of the most reliable and intuitive systems on the market, making its way into vehicles from Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and Chrysler.
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10 Great Mustang Movies to Watch While You’re Staying Home

10 Great Mustang Movies to Watch While You’re Staying Home
Most of us our doing our part to stay home as much as we can these days, so that means less time behind the wheel, and more time on the couch. The good news for gearheads is that there are tons of great car movies for you to enjoy from the comfort of your living room.
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Tesla Cybertruck Camper Add-on: Camp to the Future

Tesla Cybertruck Camper Add-on: Camp to the Future
Tesla’s upcoming electric Cybertruck drew both cheers and jeers when it broke cover. With its primitive stainless steel body, its looks have divided opinions on whether it’s something a first grader would have come up with, or an innovative new approach to vehicle design.
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Putting 13-inch Rims on a Hummer H2 Looks as Stupid as It Sounds

Putting 13-inch Rims on a Hummer H2 Looks as Stupid as It Sounds
Over the years, I’ve seen some really stupid things done to cars. One trip over to Reddit’s Awful Taste but Great Execution subreddit will fill your eyeballs with all kinds of automotive sins (among other horrors.) 
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Pontiac Aztek + Trans Am = Trans Aztek

Pontiac Aztek + Trans Am = Trans Aztek
The Pontiac Aztek is arguably one of the ugliest vehicles ever created. While the early take on a crossover certainly wasn’t Pontiac’s proudest design moment, the brand did make lots of great sports cars over the years, with the 1970s Firebird Trans Am being one of the most iconic of its cars.
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Crash Testing Sprint Cars Includes Dropping Them from the Ceiling

Crash Testing Sprint Cars Includes Dropping Them from the Ceiling
Since crash testing of vehicles first started, the practice has saved countless lives, influencing the design and engineering of just about every aspect of modern cars, trucks, and SUVs. But cars designed for racing must handle much more extreme forces in order to protect their occupants, with reinforced roll cages, protective head restraints, and form-fitting racing seats with five- or six-point harnesses among their standard equipment.
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Simulating Driving on Other Planets

Simulating Driving on Other Planets
These days, automakers use virtual reality and simulation software to figure out everything from ergonomics and aesthetics to visibility. Car companies also use things like wind tunnels to simulate drag, and treadmills to test wear and tear.
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Comparing the Bloodhound LSR with a Bugatti Chiron and an F1 Car

Comparing the Bloodhound LSR with a Bugatti Chiron and an F1 Car
If you’ve been following any of our coverage of the Bloodhound LSR, you know that this jet-powered vehicle is insanely fast. Not too long ago, it achieved a speed of 628 mph, as it tore across the South African desert during a testing run.
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From the Vaults: Ford F100 Exploding Balloon Commercial

From the Vaults: Ford F100 Exploding Balloon Commercial
Take a trip back in the wayback machine to 1976, back to a time when automotive companies loved to show off the capabilities of vehicles using outlandish stunts. In this vintage commercial for the Ford F100, they rigged up the pickup truck with a couple of propane torches then ran it alongside a bunch of balloons.
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Fiat and LEGO Built a Life-size Fiat 500

Fiat and LEGO Built a Life-size Fiat 500
While the modern-day Fiat 500 may be going away here in the U.S., it’s still an iconic little car, with lots of fans around the globe since its inception way back in 1957. To celebrate the heritage of the 500, LEGO has announced the release of a new Creator set based on the classic version of Italian subcompact.
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Concepts from Future Past: 1958 Ford Nucleon

Concepts from Future Past: 1958 Ford Nucleon
These days, the use of nuclear energy is pretty much limited to power plants and submarines, but there was a time when it was thought the controversial power source could be used to drive our cars.
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Tearing Down a Toyota GR Supra to Bare Metal

Tearing Down a Toyota GR Supra to Bare Metal
When I first drove the Toyota GR Supra, I was quite impressed with its handling and ability to get around a track pretty quick. But as is the legacy of the Supra, there will always be tuners who can eke more power and capability out of these cars.
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Horsepower… Why Not Duckpower?

Horsepower… Why Not Duckpower?
Everyone who drives a car understands the basic concept of horsepower as a way of measuring their vehicle’s engine capabilities. Counting power based on the pulling strength of horses dates back to the 18th century as a way to measure the output of steam engines, when it helped buyers understand how many draft horses they could replace with a given engine.
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2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition Close-up Photo Gallery

2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition Close-up Photo Gallery
It’s been a few years since the Ford GT first appeared on the scene, and it’s still one of the most beautiful and exotic cars being made today. For 2020, Ford Performance has given the car a couple of performance tweaks, bumping its 3.5-liter
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