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Ford's new robots can build cars, make coffee

Three-foot-tall helpers could change how assembly lines work.

This new robotic technology could be a big help to assembly workers and offer more design freedom.

Weekly Recap For 6.24.16 | Autoblog Minute

Leaked photos of the 2017 Porsche Panamera, and spy shots of the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Fiesta ST. Senior Producer Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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Mercedes G-Wagen blows by Ford Fiesta ST

And the G550 doesn't even need pavement to do it.

Want to see what humbling looks like? Watch this Mercedes G-Wagen blow the doors off a Ford Fiesta ST without even setting a wheel on pavement.

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In Gymkhana 8 Ken Block drifts in Dubai and races a Veyron

Ken Block's Gymkhana 8 goes to Dubai to drift around the city's supercar police fleet and drag race against a quartet of supercars, including a Veyron.

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Ford Fiesta ST200 adds more spice to a great hot hatch

The slightly more stylish Ford Fiesta ST200 debuts at the Geneva Motor Show with 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, but it remains forbidden fruit in the US for now.

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Ken Block's Gymkhana 8 video will star this sweet reflective Fiesta

When Ken Block breaks the internet with Gymkhana 8 on February 29, he'll do it in this ultra reflective Ford Fiesta.

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The List #0178: Attend Rally School

Jessi And Patrick Get Schooled By Team O'Neil

Jessi and Patrick attend Team O'Neil Rally School in Dalton, NH to learn how to shred in the snow. Watch as our hosts check "attend rally school" off their list.

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Ford Australia goes miniature with Beachkhana 1.0 video

Ford Australia has come up with its own interesting take on Ken Block's Gymkhana franchise, releasing a cool stop-motion video called Beachkhana.

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Ford opens the doors on its Swedish rally skunkworks

It's always amazing to see how different kinds of racecars are made. Formula One racers are often constructed in modern architectural marvels that hint at some of the cutting-edge technology going into the racing. Conversely, rallying is all about sliding around on a varied course as fast as possible, but it often leaves a vehicle caked in mud. So it makes some sense Olsbergs MSE, or simply (OMSE) rally car shop in Nynashamn, Sweden, shows technolog

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Watch how Ken Block spent his weekend in Barbados

Regardless of what you think of his skill as a racer, Ken Block is an expert showman. At this point, he has a career of showing up around the world to do vehicular stunts, and he's still able to go racing as well. It's a pretty sweet niche to carve out. Recently, Block was in Barbados to participate in Top Gear Live and the first event of the Chris Bruce

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Ford Fiesta rally car warms up in Sweden

Rallycross is seeing a sudden surge in popularity with two series bringing the racing to the US and Europe. The Ford OMSE team is competing in both championships this season, and it saw no reason not to hold practice with a highly modified Fiesta in the snow of Northern Sweden. It brought together Andreas Bakkerud from the European-focused Chris Bruce

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Watch Ken Block's scary Rally America crash from inside the cockpit

Ken Block became famous for his series of Gymkhana videos, but he's a real racer in his own right. Block has competed many rounds in the FIA World Rally Championship and also rallied in the 2013 Rally America series. He nearly won that latter title last year – if not for a massive crash in the final event of the season.

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Find out if the Ford Fiesta ST can match Europe's latest hot hatches

The V8 grunt of the Mustang has defined Ford performance cars in the US for the last 50 years, but in Europe, the Blue Oval has nearly as a long history of building some of the best hot hatches on the market with the Fiesta, Escort and later the F

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Old vs. new debate gets new life with $25,000 Fiesta ST vs. E46 M3 showdown

You know who you are. There's probably a few of you reading; the ones that say, "Why would I spend $27,000 on a new Mazda MX-5 when I could get a used Chevrolet Corvette with more power." Yes, we're talking to you, used car proponents. While it is a fair argument, it's not like used cars don't come with drawbacks of their own, though.

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Watch this 1/8-scale R/C tribute to Ken Block's Gymkhana 6

This radio-controlled tribute to Ken Block's Gymkahana 6 is half the length but perhaps twice as hard. HPI racing makes R/C car kits, and to announce their officially licensed version of Block's World Rally Championship Ford Fiesta, they laid out a track mimicking stun

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Man turns Ford Fiesta into a one-car band

The one-man band is a rather ridiculous idea, drawing up images of one person attempting to manipulate several instruments, at once, in a vain attempt at creating music. It's usually represented by silly scenes like this. Interestingly, the concept isn't much mo

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