Yesterday at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show was the coming out party for the new Ford Performance division, which brings all of the Blue Oval’s performance brands, such as Ford Racing, SVT and RS, under the one roof. The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has confirmed that between now and 2020 the portfolio of cars from Ford Performance will grow to more than 12 members.

Many of these we already know, like the ST-badged Fiesta and Focus hot hatches as well as the recently revealed Mustang Shelby GT350, and in Detroit this week we saw the covers come off three additional members:

1) Ford GT

2) Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

3) Ford F-150 Raptor

Yes, it’s an exciting time to be a Ford fan, and we’re expecting a lot more performance-related announcements to be made by the automaker in the coming months. It certainly appears Ford has thrown down the gauntlet. The only question is: Will its rivals have an answer? Only time will tell…

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