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    Ken Block Teases New Video: Darkness And Lasers? (VIDEO)

    Ken Block and his Ford Fiesta have certainly made a name for themselves; and it seems the next move is a video in the famous Gymkhana style.

    But Ken Block will be joined by a number of other famous drivers, including Adrian Zaugg and Mike Rockenfeller; so it’s sure to be a star-studded video.

    Combining his usual style with a TRON-like neon laser appearance, it looks epic.

    Awaiting the full video to drop May 27. For now, see the previews below.

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  • Videos

    How Did This Rally Driver Not Die After Epic 100mph Crash? (VIDEO)

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph
    This is literally a miracle escape after rally driver Marius Aasen and co-driver Marlene Engan somehow escaped unhurt from a 100mph crash in Norway.

    The young driver misread a bump which caused his Ford Fiesta to hit a roadside rock before proceeding to flip and roll across the road, landing upside down in an icy cold river.

    “Luckily we managed to get out on our own, and were able to swim to the river bank without panicking.”

    This could have been so much worse!

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph

    Rally Drivers Fly Into Icy River At 100mph

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  • Tech/ Videos

    Watch the Making of The Real Life ‘Ford Fiesta’ Transformer In Epic Time Lapse Video

    Man builds Fiesta Transformer

    Man builds Fiesta Transformer
    Back in October we brought you news of artist Hetain Patel’s creation of a Ford Fiesta real life transformer. Now we have an even better time lapse video to show you how it was built.

    A British Ford Fiesta might not be the most glamourous of Transformers, not compared to the Bumblebee and co anyway, but it was Patel’s first car so what better way to make the most out of an old banger!

    Patel is also quick to state that this creation isn’t a symbol of the frivolous popular culture but something that has much deeper meaning: “the car is not a high-powered sports car or truck transformed into a powerful warrior, but a small inexpensive Ford Fiesta transformed into a human-like figure calmly squatting. This posture forges a link between the lower classes in India and my immigrant family in the U.K, both of whom sit comfortably this way.

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  • Top 10s

    Should These ‘Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow’ Really Be On This List?

    Should These 'Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow' Really Be On This List?

    Should These 'Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow' Really Be On This List?
    Let’s start this off by saying the folks at Hagerty know classic cars. They know them really well, and that’s why they’re good at pricing them, insuring them, and generally understanding the world of collector cars from minor muscle machines to top-flight European exotics. So when we hear that Hagerty had just put out a list highlighting the new vehicles that it feels should be considered future classics, we expected to be in total agreement. We aren’t.

    The rules: They must be new cars and they must start below $100,000. Out of ten on the list… we agree with about three of them. Maybe four.

    Let’s go through this list one vehicle at a time, shall we?

    1. Jaguar F-Type R

    2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

    No question, an easy pick and we would put it atop our list as well. However, we feel this one gets in by the skin of its teeth based on the rules. Hagerty is going off MSRP, but if you find someone who had actually paid just $99,000 for this crazy kitty we’d be shocked. Your author has driven a V8 S… which wore a sticker price of $104,000.

    2. BMW M5 Sedan

    2014 BMW M5

    Not a chance. If the E39 M5 hasn’t made the leap yet, then the latest iteration won’t either. We’re not saying the E39 won’t get there, because it definitely will… but it’s not there yet. If you have your eye on owning one though, you’d better do it now. As for the current car, just wait for it to depreciate… massively.

     3. Chevrolet COPO Camaro:

    2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

    Instant collectible. It’s produced in small batches, so its limited availability makes it instantly desirable for collectors.

    4.  Maserati Ghibli S:

    Maserati Ghibli

    You know how much current collectors love theoriginal Ghibli… wait, they don’t? Ah, got it. Look, the old Ghibli is a pretty cool looking machine, and the new car is, well, actually rather excellent, but it’s no future classic. No one will be pining for a vintage (current) Quattroporte 25 years from now, and no one will be pining for the baby version either.

    5.  Alfa Romeo 4C:

    2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

    Yes, a thousand times yes.

    6.  Chevrolet Corvette Stingray:

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

    This will inevitably be a future classic, but that’s practically cheating. It’s going to take some time, of course, but it will eventually get there. Buy one for your great grandkids… because you’re not likely to see it rise in value in your lifetime.

    7.  Nissan 370Z NISMO:

    2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO

    Nope. The 240Z? Come to papa. A 1984-1989 Z31 300ZX? Maybe someday. The twin-turbo Z32? There’s a chance, but we’re a ways off. The 350Z? Never. The 370Z is a great leap over the 350Z, and it’s a blast to drive… but we don’t see folks clamoring for them in the future.

    8.  Dodge Challenger Shaker:

    2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

    The future generation will probably opt for the 370Z Nismo before it spends serious coin at an auction block for a modern Challenger. This is just another thing that the old Challenger does better than the new Challenger… bring bucks at the auction block for years to come.

    9.  Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X:

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X

    The most confusing choice on the list. All those CJ5 and CJ7 Jeeps aren’t forecasting too strongly, so why should the Rubicon X? Think 4.0-liter I6-equipped Jeeps, not 3.6-liter units (even though that engine is WAY better than the last one Chrysler stuck in there).

    10.  Ford Fiesta ST:

    2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec) - First Drive, March 2013

    This one… actually could happen. The Fiesta ST could be one of those once in-awhile something-special machines that flies in out of nowhere, impresses everyone who touches it, and leaves us far to quickly. We hope that’s not the case, but it’s highly probable.

    So there you have it. That’s the Hagerty list, and that’s how we feel about it. We’d just like to reiterate that Hagerty typically knows what it’s talking about… so we could be way off. What do you think? Sound off below.

    via: Motor Authority

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    Navia, The World’s First Autonomous Car, Is Now On Sale (Video)
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  • Features

    The New Ford Fiesta ST 2013

    The New Ford Fiesta ST 2013
    Since the Ford Fiesta bestseller was released in 2008, the powerful minicar has swept the nation and now everyone, including us here at Carhoots, is getting excited about the new, bolder, more advanced Ford Fiesta ST due on sale in 2013.

    As expected and hoped for, the new Fiesta is still going to be one of the most thrilling and fun minicars out there. With Fords reputation for building great-handling cars, the Fiesta ST definitely steps up to the challenge. The 1.6-litre Ecoboost engine can allow the small car to reach 62mph in less than seven seconds. There is a range of other powerful yet fuel-efficient engines for both petrol and diesel available too. Moreover, a new hi-tech smart info system is installed in the car which helps you drive more efficiently. The Fiesta has been known for being a good value car; starting at £9,795 the car is still lower than its main rival VW Polo GTI. We feel the Fiesta successfully provides a harmonizing balance of performance, economy and low emissions.

    The Ford Fiesta has already been given multiple design awards, for its dynamic, striking style and sophisticated and detailed interior. The new Fiesta is even more innovative and distinctive. With a range of new features that add to the cars trademark style and enhance the Fiesta driving experience. Here we’ve decided to name a few cool hi-tech features of the car that stand out:

    No rummaging for keys, the Fiesta senses where they are and unlocks itself when you are near. The engine can then be started with the push of a button – effortless!

    The Bluetooth voice control installed can be used for almost everything, making calls, picking music to listen to…

    Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) that provides greater maneuverability and control as it automatically adjusts steering to suit the situation.

    Great for listening to music with the high quality Sony DAB audio system, and easy-to-use USB port for connectivity.

    Rear view camera and sensors to make driving and parking safer and easier.

    Safety is actually an important thing to bring up, as the Fiesta despite being such a small car is in fact an incredibly safe car! With technology such as the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) which constantly monitors the car’s conditions, it has been awarded a 5 star Euro NCAP for adult occupant safety, 4 stars for child protection and 3 stars (out of 4) for pedestrian protection.

     If you’d like to get a better look at the new Fiesta ST then we’d recommend you check out the 360 view of the car here The streamlined, “kinetic design” and shape of the car was intended by the creators to make the car seem as if it is moving even when stationary. Have a look!

    Ford -Fiesta _ST Rear View

    By Sarah L

     

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