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2018 Ford Mustang Driven: No Horsing Around Here

-For the automaker teams that engineer, develop, and tweak the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang, the pony-car war is a seemingly endless, seesawing conflagration conducted with an intensity bordering on religious fervor. The objectives are simple: outgun the opposition on the road and annihilate them on the sales front. When your side loses ground, which will inevitably happen, escalate the war with more power, better handling, additional features, and improved styling. READ MORE ››

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Tesla Model 3 Priced Around $35,000, Debuts In March 2016, Arrives In 2018

Tesla Motors stand at 2014 Detroit Auto ShowThe auto world is in Mild Freakout Mode over the soon-to-arrive Tesla Model X, but Tesla Motors isn’t content to rest on its buzzing laurels. Yesterday, the company — or rather, its CEO Elon Musk — wanted to remind Planet Earth that there’s another Tesla model in the works, and we’ll get our first glimpse of it next year. Model 3, our smaller…
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Video: A 1340-hp Koenigsegg One:1 Rips Around Suzuka Circuit

Watch a Koenigsegg One:1 thunder around Suzuka Circuit
-The Koenigsegg One:1 is astonishing.

Named for its one-to-one power-to-weight ratio—1340 horsepower moving an identical number of kilograms, no baloney—you know this thing is going to be a jaw-dropper. Hell, it’s got carbon-fiber wheels that weigh a mere 13 pounds, and it’ll blast to 220 mph in the space of an airport runway on the way to a 273.4-mph top speed.

But although it’s got plenty of straight-line speed, the Koenigsegg One:1 isn’t just about drag races. Koenigsegg built this beast with a target in mind: the Nürburgring production-car lap record. And company founder Christian von Koenigsegg made sure his megacar could go around turns.

We’ve yet to see what the mighty ’segg can do around the Nürburgring—though competition from Lamborghini just blasted through the seven-minute barrier. But to whet your appetite, here’s Koenigsegg factory test driver Robert Serwanski hustling the mighty One:1 around Suzuka Circuit in Japan. The first lap is a warm-up, while the speed lap clocks in at 2:17.57—nearly a second faster than the record lap recorded by a Nissan GT-R.

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If that wasn’t evidence enough as to how fast the One:1 is, just watch the passenger’s head being thrown around by the g-forces. Our pal riding shotgun can’t even get a steady iPhone video.

This story originally appeared on roadandtrack.com.

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