Tag Archives: First Ride

Video: Supercharged Shelby GT350 Ride

Twin-Screw Voodoo

Riding shotgun in the first Whipple-boosted 2016 Shelby GT350

By Steve Turner

A push of the red button and the Voodoo 5.2 comes alive. The exhaust burbles and rumbles through fully opened mufflers. It’s not until we pull away with some more generous application of the throttle that the true nature of Lethal Performance’s latest project reveals itself. Yes, this is a 2016 Shelby GT350, but as its free-flowing pipes expel the burnt E85 there is just a hint of something else under the hood—a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger.
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First Ride: 2016 Focus RS

Balanced Attack

Riding shotgun in Ford Performance’s hottest hatch is as fun as it sounds

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company

As we pull onto the Streets of Willow at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California, the gifts of the 2016 Focus RS are immediately apparent. Its potent 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine offers far more thrust than its Focus ST cousin, and entering the corner the wonders of the car’s all-wheel drive immediately shows its benefits—and we hadn’t even gotten up to speed yet.
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News: 2015 Shelby GT350R First Ride

Shotgun in the Shelby

After hot laps in the Shelby GT350R, we can say Carroll would be proud

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Strapped into the Shelby GT350R for the first time, the anticipation is intense. Our drivers cycle through the driving modes with each lap, and each lap gets quicker. The Hummingbird is flying around the 2-mile Grattan Raceway in Western Michigan and its numerous improvements are proving their worth. The suspension gobbles up the uneven surfaces, the power pushes us back into the seat, and the grip—oh the grip—is amazing.
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Video: 2015 Ecoboost Mustang Ride

High Five

Five things I learned riding in the 2015 Ecoboost Mustang

By Steve Turner

In case you didn’t believe that I rode in the 2015 Ecoboost Mustang, it’s time to share a little video of our experience. Your author had to overcome some technical difficulties to recover this video, but I think you’ll agree it was worth the extra effort.

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