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Godzilla Goes to Work, Triton Kicked to Curb in Ford’s Revamped Commercial Range

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As you’re thinking about the lack of the Chevrolet Cruze, pour out one to Ford’s 6.8-liter Triton V10 engine. The mill, which once transported full-size families to vacay destinations beneath the hood of the Excursion, can be actually a goner once Ford completes the revamp of its medium-duty trucks and eseries. In its place is a monster Push Rod […]

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BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

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This 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo shows approximately 16,700 kilometers and is powered with a twin-turbocharged 3.6L Mezger flat six forcing all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transaxle. Finished in GT Silver Metallic over black leather, and the car features factory equipment including heated elastic sport seats, a game shifter, and also a Multifunction tyre. This 997.1 can be obtained with a window sticker, factory literature, a clean Carfax record, service records, and a fresh Texas title in the seller’s name.

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

Your human body panels are finished in GT Silver Metallic, and also the state of the paintwork is displayed upclose in the gallery below. The included Carfax report indicates no accidents or other damage. A handful of blemishes on the hood and front bumper are noticed by the seller.

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

Factory 1-9 ″ brakes wear Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires at each corner. Braking is managed by 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers with cross-drilled and vented rotors.

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

The interior is trimmed in dark full leather over warmed adaptive sport chairs featuring embroidered Porsche headrest crests and equipped with an optional sport shifter. The seller notes faded temperature control and fan speed knobs at the center stack.

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

An optional multi-function steering-wheel fronts a collection of white-faced gauges including an odometer which shows approximately 16k miles, only under 5 k of which are added by the seller over the previous two years.

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

The twin-turbocharged 3.6L flat six produced 480 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque if new, enough to propel the car from zero to 60 miles in under four minutes coming to a high rate of around 193 miles in analyzing. The engine oil and filter have been last-changed 200 miles past in line with this seller.

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

Additional underbody photographs are viewable in the gallery below.

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

The window decal itemizes optional and standard features to get an MSRP of $129,100 at 2007.

BaT Auction: 16k-Mile 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed

The Carfax report indicates no history of injuries or other issues throughout summer 20 17.

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Mazda CX-3 Too Small? Try the CX-30 on for Size

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As sworn, Mazda drove the sheets off its mystery vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show, showing a tiny cross over that’s perhaps not overly small. The newest ’s CX3 frequently earns gripes for its diminutive size and restricted interior volume, as Well as its middling floor clearance, but until today there has been nothing to bridge the gap between CX3 […]

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Question of the Week: What’s Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

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Happy Wednesday all! Time for a brand new BaT QotW.

This week we want to understand, exactly what ’s you’kiminas favorite v-8 or even eight-cylinder?  We’ve asked similar questions regarding to fours and sixes in past QotWs, and both sparked lots of fascinating conversation.

The rules are extremely simple–if the engine has eight cylinders, arranged in a vee or maybe not, it signifies and will net you $25 in BaT Gear should we select your answer as the winner of this round.

Click through to chime in underneath, in addition to to test out the other day’s winner and honorable mentions.

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

Last week we asked what’s your fantasy same-era, same-make engine swap?

Congrats to Fez! Hopefully you enjoy your BaT swag just as far as we enjoyed your answer below.

“Bitter I did not triumph … oh what I simply found seals it for this week.

My brand mashup can give Breedlove a jog at Bonneville!

Volvo’s RM8 turbofan (which powers the SAAB 37 Viggen) at a 1985 Volvo 245 TURBOfan Wagon. Black with Black out Virgos. ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?
Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

And now the runners up.

GibbyGibson:

“Take the Yamaha SHO V6 out from the hot Taurus and throw it in a Fox figure’Stang. Then goto cars & coffee and tell people you have a V6 Mustang. Wait until most of the haters are circling your ride like vultures and then pop the hood and then see the looks in the faces! ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder? Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

turn1:

“1997 Toyota Previa AWD and also swap a 1GZ-FE V12 in from the 1997 Toyota Century. ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder? Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

Mike_Breinin:

“How about one from Al-fa?

The V-8 from the Tipo 33 in a Giulia GTA. ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder? Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

JoshElls (this you can probably be nit-picked out of emptiness, but just like they say–it’s ’so complicated. Moreover, it’s a rad idea. – BaT):

“Late version 944 Turbo with a Audi 20v 2.2 turbo. Flip Flop Audi/Porsche ties. ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder? Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

Colinslovechild:

 “1939 Mercedes 540K using a 1158 H P DB601 aero engine swapped in. ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?
Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

ant:

“Was going to skip this question as my motor vehicle focus has basically always been big luxury 1960s GM. Then I recalled Cadillac’s v12 concept Eldorados.

In 63-64 Cadillac made a few prototype v 12 motors in anticipation of this upcoming Eldorado (that has been to introduction at 67) and while a 67 Eldo would be a sharp car to exchange this engine right into, I’ll narrow it into the identical year car. From 56-60 Cadillac was producing an Eldorado Seville–that is the top of the line Eldo but with a hardtop. As the Seville wasn’t continued after 1960, there is still a convertible Eldorado all of the way through 66. Preferring hardtops, I thought it would be cool to convert a hard top Coupe DeVille to a Seville having interior and trim from a convertible Eldo. Turns out Cadillac beat me to the punch and also at 63 (and possibly 6 4 ) there were several special ordered cars that were done exactly as I imagined.

So my pick is actually really just a special arranged Eldorado hard top coupe from 63 having a model Cadillac v12. Dream car right there. ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?
Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

kegrace:

“First question, choose a motor: we’ll simply take Honda’s masterpiece RA168-E. Yes, that is the turbo V6 that powered Senna and Prost to absolutely dominate F1 in 1988 in the McLaren MP4/4, asserting the pole and winning in 1-5 of 16 races. The ‘over-square’ bore-to-stroke let it rev firmly to 13,500 RPM. They bumped compression ratio over the turbo engine to 9.4:1 as a result of more rigorous increase constraints, but maintained excellent reliability by use of a cast iron block. Nothing gaudy or exotic, only a stout, reliable and well rounded power-plant that its drivers made the absolute most out of.

Only a year later, from exactly the exact identical ethos we got a glimpse of the NSX. Light, non, nimble, tactile MR sportscar designed with input from the legend Ayrton Senna himself. Gorgeous lines, amazing cab-forward proportions using an old school supremely connected feel. Then there’s the engine. Unremarkable, controlled but dead reliable. Is there a more perfect union than Honda’s dominant force from f-1 of this era with their next generation sportscar legend? Yes, I’m cutting displacement in half and setting the 1.5L, then 685bhp RA168-E into a 1991 NSX. Do not wait to feel that boost return on instead of V-Tec! ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder? Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

pistonbroke:

“Require one Lancia Scorpion/Montecarlo. Remove and discard asthmatic inline 4. Extend wheelbase and widen engine bay. Locate one Lancia Thema 8.32 5-speed.  Remove Ferrari-sourced V8, Gear Box etc.. Rotate 180 degrees. Shoe-horn Thema Drive-train into Scorpion/Montecarlo.

At this point you have a credible solution to the 037 Stradale using more power and a improved engine note. Laugh maniacally because you pound the hills on your inclusion to the long and storied history of Lancia and Ferrari collaborations. ”

Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder? Question of the Week: What's Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?

What a killer group of selections. Thank you for playing everyone.

Keep in mind, this week we’re asking what’s your favorite v-8 or even eight-cylinder?

To recap: When the engine has eight boilers, arranged in a vee or perhaps maybe not, it signifies and can score you 25 in BaT Gear once we announce the winner a few weeks.

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White House to Automakers: Choose a Side in the Great Gas War

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The Trump administration has always been at odds with California and a coalition of supportive states that hope to obstruct the rollback of all Obama-era fueling regulations that the recent Environmental Protection Agency deems “unsustainable. ” The EPA also claims that it’s ’s inconsistent with consumer behavior. However, automakers have appeared marginally erratically on the Problem, forcing the president […]

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Ace of Base: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze L

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Today is the very last day of Chevrolet Cruze production in America. Much to the chagrin of hardworking Lordstown Assembly employees plus something Associate Editor, a compact Chevy sedan will no roll off production lines in Ohio. The Cruze continues to be built south of the border for different markets. We are sending off it the […]

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EPA: Automakers Too Reliant on Credits for Emissions Compliance

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The Environmental Protection Agency released its yearly assessment of fresh vehicles , and it had been fraught up with excellent news. On average, fuel economy continues to improve. Cars aren’t becoming thicker, horsepower keeps moving up, and every significant manufacturer managed was in compliance with greenhouse gas standards through the 2017 model year. However, the EPA […]

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QOTD: Why Are People So Wrong?

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It’s infuriating. Here I am, sipping a tall can of dodgy suds (I poured it into a glass to get a modicum of sophistication ), and all around me people are purchasing automobiles I wouldn’t be caught dead in — and with their own hard-earned money to do it, the more buggers… Corey Lewis is one of those […]

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2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

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The main appeal of trucks is they may be many things to many individuals. Tow machine to haul your ship? Check. Home-improvement aid? Sure, throw those 2x4s in the back. Guarantee that your friends will call you when they need help proceeding, even when they never call you any time? Sure. […]

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BMW Takes Its EVs-from-China Plan Off the Burner

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Unlike the other German automaker, BMW isn’t jumping in to “electromobility” (gag) with both feet. There’s a part of restraint in the auto maker ’s electrification plans, including Volkswagen’s bid to put inch billion EVs over the moon by a few weeks. Thanks for the cautious Mixture of profit-mindedness and environmental consideration, we now have high-margin vehicles positioned above the […]

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