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  • Oct 04, 2014

    Show Stopping F-150 | FULL SHOW | #164

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    The all-new Ford F-150 with V6 EcoBoost engine has stolen our hearts. Tune in for an in-depth review. Plus, teen driving safety, MirrorLink technology, SEMA Countdown and Ford GT rumors.

    Segment 1: Technical Snafus
    We’re doing our last broadcast from the Petersen Automotive Museum, and our studio is already under construction! Alan and the gang discuss the Petersen redesign.

    Segment 2: Rumor Mill
    Rumors of a 2016 Ford GT have surfaced, and no one at Ford seems to be disputing it. Will they be able to pull off a new iteration in such a short time? Also in the rumor mill is the possibility of a limited production mid-engine C8 Corvette. Then, find out why Alan says the new F-150 blew his mind.

    Segment 3: Sign me up!
    Alan was so impressed with the towing capacity of the all-new Ford F-150 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6 that he’s ready to pre-order! From the limousine-like leg room to the powerful engine, we review the new F-150.

    Segment 4: King Ranch
    It’s got it all: electric powered steering, lane departure warning, park assist and more. We discuss the infinitely thoughtful and refined interior of the Ford F-150 King Ranch.

    Segment 5: Lean and Mean
    Ford’s Brian Bell joins the show. Brian says that the aluminum bodied Ford F-150 isn’t just lighter and more fuel efficient. It hauls, tows, and drives better than ever before!

    Segment 6: 2.7L EcoBoost Engine
    The compacted graphite block in the Ford 2.7L EcoBoost engine is very capable with 375-ft/lbs of torque and a payload rating over 2,000 lbs. Wait, did we say 2.7? Yes!

    Segment 7: Teen Driving
    More than just a driving school, B.R.A.K.E.S. is a free program that prepares young teens to drive safely and confidently. Matt Reilly fills us in.

    Segment 8: 2015 Nissan ROGUE
    The 2015 Nissan ROGUE is selling like hot cakes! BJ Killeen and Karl Brauer give their test drive review.

    Segment 9: MirrorLink
    The Car Connectivity Consortium is aiming to create simple solutions that better integrate smartphones and in-vehicle infotainment. CCC President, Alan Ewing shares several exciting announcements surrounding MirrorLink technology.

    Segment 10: Future Design
    Nissan and Renault have formed a strategic alliance to spread new development costs. Karl Brauer sounds off on the new age of car manufacturing where each car model needs to meet global requirements.

    Segment 11: SEMA Crunch
    It’s our last broadcast from the Petersen Automotive Museum, and it feels like the end of an era. We take a moment to recognize our car-fact master, Dick Messer. Then, we’re one month away from the 2014 SEMA Show, and it’s officially crunch time! Host of Motorz, Chris Duke joins the show.

    Segment 12: SEMA Ignited
    The SEMA Show is closed to the public, but don’t fret! There is a new and exciting component of this year’s massive automotive trade show. Chris Duke dishes the details on SEMA Ignited.

    Segment 13: Honest Horse Power
    They take fast cars and make them go even faster! Photos of the 2015 Ford Mustang Hennessey Edition have been released, and we’re already itching to get behind the wheel! John Hennessey himself gives us the details.

    Segment 14: Math Sprinkles
    Kicking off the segment we talk about the great new features available with Kelley Blue Book. It’s not just a book anymore! Then, do auto manufacturers fudge their figures? Karl and BJ sound off.

    Segment 15: Ford GT
    Will we see a new Ford GT in 2016? Karl Brauer thinks so! We predict manageable horse power and a return to Le Mans.

    Segment 16: Stiff Competition
    GM may dominate the mid-sized pickup segment with their new GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado models, but can they compete with the new Ford F-150 V6? We discuss.

    Credits

    Host: Alan Taylor

    Co-Hosts:
    BJ Killeen
    Dick Messer
    Karl Brauer

    Producer: Jared Alexander

    Special Guests:
    Brian Bell
    Matt Reilly
    Chris Duke
    John Hennessey

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    Award-winning host, Alan Taylor, is a 30+ year broadcast veteran and a true automobile aficionado. For years, Alan has been a featured automotive expert to millions on ABC’s “LIVE! with Kelly & Ryan”, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC,  the SPEED Channel and others. Alan brings you his expertise on car and truck related topics every week on nationally syndicated radio, podcast, videos, and blogs.

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