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Porsche applies GTS treatment to the 911 Carrera 4

The new 998 generation of the iconic Porsche 911, that is undergoing the final experimental phase, will be officially introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Till then, the constructor from Zuffenhausen, Germany continues to garnish the current 997 lineup with exclusive models: today, it's the turn of the new 911 Carrera 4 GTS.

Scuderi Group releases results of split-cycle engine simulations

Scuderi Group, LLC today released the results of an extensive vehicle computer study (the Study), which was funded by the Scuderi Group and conducted by an internationally recognized, independent research laboratory. The Study modeled various Scuderi Split-Cycle (SSC) engine designs in a vehicle computer model of a 2011 Nissan Sentra.

The 2012 Ford Focus ST hits roads around the world

The new high performance 2012 Ford Focus ST will be the first global performance application of Ford’s new EcoBoost technology and as a sign that the full launch of this new hot hatch is just around the corner; Ford has deployed a fleet of 60 “test mules” to major markets around the world for the final phase of pre-release testing.

OnStar FMV makes Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) its first retail partner

With OnStar FMV Vehicle Selector launching on OnStar.com and Facebook, interest in the retail mirror surges. So, the product is aligning first with Best Buy for retail installation Summer 2011. [Update: Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) stock is still trading below its 200 day moving average and opened a bit higher Wednesday at 30.44]

The first U.S. pipeline-fed Shell Hydrogen fueling station opens

Shell Hydrogen joined with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. in the grand opening of the very first hydrogen fueling station fed directly by an industrial pipeline. A product of collaboration between Toyota, Air Products, Shell, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Department of Energy (DOE), the facility will provide hydrogen fuel for vehicles in the fuel cell demonstration program for Toyota and other manufacturers.
Ford F150 and V6 engines

V6 engines account for 50% of Ford F150 models in April

The light truck market in the US is way down from where it was less than ten years ago – due in part to the high cost of fuel and the comparatively low fuel economy numbers – but Ford’s advancements in V6 engine technology have helped the popularity of these smaller, more efficient engines as 50% of F150s sold last month packed V6 power.

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