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Meet the man who sculpted the softer side of Ford’s hardcore 2016 GT

Ford’s 2016 GT may be known for its wicked exterior styling, but Interior Design Manager Bill Mangan had to make sure it’s as fun to sit in as it is to look at.

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The American Way: Confederate Motors unveils the G2 P51 Combat Fighter

Confederate Motors has introduced the second-generation P51 Combat Fighter motorcycle. As with all of Confederate’s machines, the G2 version will be custom designed for each owner.

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Do bolt-on performance parts really work? Not the way you hoped.

Aftermarket car-part manufacturers would love to sell you expensive parts you can merely bolt on and drive, but do these types of performance modifications really produce any gain in modern cars?

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Kia’s 2016 Sportage gets a fresh face, engines, and premium attitude

Kia's 2016 Sportage crossover leaks online ahead of its reveal with new corporate styling and engines. The fourth-generation Sportage's underpinnings are shared with the redesigned Hyundai Tucson.

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The Ford Mustang Mach 1 may show up in 2018 along with a 10-speed automatic gearbox

News has surfaced regarding future plans for the Ford Mustang, including another mention of it gaining a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Mustang may also see another one of its classic nameplates return as a Mach 1 edition is rumored to be in the works.

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Has Volkswagen delayed its next S-Class-fighting Phaeton flagship for cost reasons?

Volkswagen is busily developing a new Phaeton, but the flagship has reportedly been delayed. The company is trying to boost its operating profits so it's redesigning certain parts of the Phaeton in order to make it more affordable to build.

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor struts its stuff in off-road testing video

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor undergoes off-road testing, but still won't arrive in showrooms for roughly one year. Enthusiasts will have to deplete their stores of patience for this one.

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Nissan’s old school Xterra SUV won’t be climbing mountains anymore

The Nissan Xterra is being discontinued after 15 model years and 750,000 sales. The body-on-frame SUV withered in the face of newer crossover competition and declining interest in off-road ability.

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Toyota’s sub-FR-S coupe could be shown as a concept in Tokyo this fall

Eager to build cars that stand out, Toyota could travel to this October's Tokyo Motor Show to introduce a heritage-laced sports car positioned below the Scion FR-S. If built, the 2,100-pound Small FR Concept will pack a 130-horsepower four-cylinder.

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Sorry, oligarchs: Bugatti isn’t interested in building a sedan or a SUV

High-end crossovers are in hot demand right now, but Bugatti has ruled out building an off-roader in the foreseeable future. Similarly, the company won't build a sedan because four-door models don't fit its image and its positioning on the market.

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This electric car will boast ‘neo-futuristic’ engine noise thanks to a Roland synthesizer

Japanese carmaker GLM and musical equipment manufacturer Roland have developed a synthesizer to produce engine noise for electric vehicles. Meant to be used on the GLM ZZ, the synthesizer produces something called a “neo-futuristic driving sound.”

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Ferrari’s new model wave will get edgier styling and smaller, more powerful engines

Ferrari's next generation of sports cars will feature more aggressive styling and smaller displacement engines. Plans for the Dino, California, FF, and F12 Berlinetta are coming to light.

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Jeep may put some extra pep in its Renegade’s step via Trackhawk performance upgrades

Jeep is reportedly planning to provide its upcoming Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with the same performance upgrade as its Renegade subcompact. It may be powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 300-plus horsepower.

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