Day: February 5, 2021

The 2021 Ford Bronco 4600 Race Truck Is Today’s Slice of Radness

The Blue Oval recently unveiled the Bronco 4600 at the King of the Hammers off-road event in California, and from the outside, it looks not so dissimilar from a standard two-door Bronco—just with a sweet red, white, and blue paint scheme. With a Sasquatch-package two-door as the base, it even uses the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine (here making 310 hp and 400 lb-ft) and 10-speed automatic gearbox available on higher trim models. However, peer under the skin and you’ll see some serious upgrades, some of which were inspired by what Ford learned from the Bronco R Baja racer.

The new hardware includes heavy-duty portal hubs by 74 Weld, which are mounted to Triton Engineering control arms, and the rig also gets a beefier Howe steering rack with a dedicated cooler, a Dana AdvanTEK electronic differential with custom half-shafts for the front wheels, Triton Engineering rear links, a Dynatrac ProRock XD60

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The Best Triathlon Watches of 2021

Triathlon watches are effective training companions for multisport athletes of all kinds. Here are the best on the market in 2021.

GPS-enabled watches offer reliable water resistance, precise fitness tracking, and a complete range of smartwatch capabilities. For those exercising with triathlon fitness in mind, the right watch can substantially improve your training.

A high-end tri watch can tell you how fast you are going, how far you have gone, and the intensity of your workout relative to yourself and others. It gives you essential health information and tells you how close you are to reaching your training goals.

Watch brands often offer a range of devices, each decked out with different modes and their own activity-specific features. Additionally, many watches on the market sync up easily with information-sharing and tracking apps like Strava to keep you connected to your training community.

On this list, we’ve compiled a list of

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US car sales recover: Americans are buying cars again

“When you look back to where we were in March and how dismal things looked, it’s incredible how strong the year ended,” said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at AutoTrader.

GM made the announcement Tuesday alongside a release of its own fourth-quarter sales figures.

It doesn’t mean that auto sales are all the way back: Fleet sales, which typically make up about 20% of overall US sales, are still way off, GM said. That’s especially true for sales to rental car companies, which account for roughly half of fleet sales.
At GM (GM) specifically, fourth-quarter sales were up nearly 5% from a year ago — but it’s not a fair comparison, as GM’s fourth quarter 2019 sales were impacted by a prolonged strike at the automaker. GM’s full-year sales were down about 12% from 2019.
But Toyota (TM) also reported US quarterly sales rose 9% compared
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Everything We Know About the V-8 Supertruck

The 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year-winning, 702-hp Ram 1500 TRX caught Ford a little flat-footed, appearing out of nowhere when the third-generation F-150 Raptor was too far along in its development to order a supercharged V-8 course correction. So for 2021, the F-150 Raptor gets a 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 engine that carries over with mild revisions and (yet to be finalized) output figures that won’t much close the 252-hp and 140-lb-ft gaps relative to TRX. That job will fall to the Raptor R, which is expected to arrive in a year.

Powerful V-8 Confirmed for Raptor R

Ford F-150 marketing manager Brian Bell confirmed the Raptor R will get “a powerful V-8” in an interview. So, which one? The Super Duty’s new 7.3-liter pushrod Godzilla V-8 isn’t a revver, and thus would be a poor fit for the racy Raptor. Our intel continues to point to a truck-ified

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