The computers have won. Cars with automatic transmission are more efficient and consistent than manuals. But if you believe that owning a high performance vehicle is about having fun, Carfection has for you a bucket list of cars with “a proper gearbox.”
Ken Block once again rips up some tires and smokes some brakes with the latest in his awesome Gymkhana stunt series. While the locale of Buffalo, NY isn’t as exotic as past videos, Block’s wheel skills and his amazing 600hp Ford Focus RS RX still shine.
The F1 Ranger Marmon-Herrington was the first Ford Ranger. It started as a Ford delivery truck that Marmon-Herrington converted into a 4×4. It’s believed that only 54 F1 Rangers were made; this particular unit has been meticulously restored to its original condition.
The master hoonigan returns to tear up some pavement and leave behind a thick layer of rubber and dust in his latest Gymkhana stunt video, taking on wild animals, exotic sports cars, and even a jumbo jet in and around Dubai in his tricked out Ford Fiesta RX43.
Shelby turns the Ford Mustang GT into a 750hp track beast, w/ upgraded cooling, brakes, suspension, and aero, inspired by Carroll Shelby and his friends tearing up its rough and rugged namesake Texas district back in the day. We took a hot lap in one and are still smiling.
Shelby brings back its Super Snake package for the new Ford Mustang GT, upgrading many body parts with carbon fiber, supercharging its 5.0 to up to 750hp, and upgrading brakes, suspension and exhaust with track grade components.
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