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  • 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility Hybrid

    Ford has just let me loose in its new cop car, the 2020 Explorer Police Interceptor, so I can take it for two laps around a short handling loop at its testing facility in Dearborn, Michigan. I channel my inner Mike Lowrey, and drive it hard, pretending I’m after a bad guy who simply can’t get away with it. I’m in Ford’s new hybrid Interceptor. Off the line, the 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain launches the Explorer cop car forward with authority, though the 7.27-second sprint to 60 isn’t about to set the tires on fire. As I get into the turns, the SUV reads my rapid...

  • 2019 Ford Focus ST Wagon
    New Ford Focus ST Wagon is a tasty piece of forbidden fruit

    Ford no longer sells the Focus in the United States but a handsome redesign was introduced in other markets earlier this year, and it included a sporty ST model with 276 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque on tap. On Thursday, Ford rubbed a little more salt in the wound by unveiling the more...

  • 2021 Ford Puma ST spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Ford Puma ST spy shots

    Ford's cooking up a new subcompact crossover based on its latest Fiesta—the one we don't get here in the United States—that's set for a reveal later in 2019. The new crossover will go by the name Puma, and a prototype for the sporty ST version has been spotted at the Nürburgring...

  • 2005 Ford GT on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno examines how the 2005 Ford GT was designed

    While the second-generation Ford GT is the most advanced car to ever come from the Blue Oval, back in 2005, it was all about the original. The Ford GT marked the automaker's return to supercars after its GT40 motorsport program in the 1960s, and to this day, it remains a banner vehicle. In one of...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
    First drive review: 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets a grip on its mission

    The logo is a snake. The engine sounds a rebel yell upon startup, and from there only shouts more, more, more. The tires are steamrollers meant to provide grip on a racetrack. It sits low and lean, and looks downright mean. It’s the anti-SUV. It’s the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and...

  • 2021 Ford F-150 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Ford F-150 spy shots

    Behold the first spy shots of a prototype for the next-generation Ford F-150 pickup truck. The redesign will be the first for Ford's full-sizer since the current F-150's redesign for 2015, with the new light-duty truck expected on sale in late 2020 as a 2021 model. The bigger F-250 and F-350 Super...

  • Sixt Ford Shelby Mustang GT-S rental car special edition

    Although it may appear to be another Hertz special-edition rental car, the Ford Shelby Mustang GT-S is headed to a local Sixt Rent-A-Car. The rental car company announced Thursday the Shelby GT-S will populate its rental fleets beginning this summer. Based on the Mustang GT, each Shelby GT-S will get more power thanks to a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The cars will come from Shelby American's shop in Las Vegas. Without sharing final specs, the company said renters will be treated to more than 600 horsepower. However, a 10-speed automatic transmission will be the only choice. We doubt...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Reborn Ford Mustang SVO reportedly still might happen

    There's a chance Ford will bring back the Mustang SVO, a name reserved for the hottest turbo-4-powered version of the pony car. Motor1 reported Thursday that Ford not-so-subtly hinted there's room for a more-powerful turbo-4 Mustang above the recently revealed EcoBoost High Performance Package. The...

  • 2017 Ford GT
    Witness a Ford GT hit 213 mph

    Ford often says it has no interest chasing records, and that means its top-performing cars aren't often recorded being pushed to the limit. At the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, however, there's no hesitation, and a 2017 Ford GT recently hit 213 mph on the straight-line course. The company, located...

  • 'New' Ford Excursion SUV from Custom Autos by Tim
    The Ford Excursion is still alive and it's available with six doors

    The last Ford Excursion rolled off the assembly line in 2005, but one Oklahoma-based shop hasn't let the hulking SUV die. Based in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Custom Autos by Tim continues to make "new" Ford Excursions. The Detroit News profiled the shop in a Tuesday report. The shop typically marries an...

  • Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger
    Hennessey VelociRaptor Ford Ranger is quicker than an F-150 Raptor

    Ford may not have plans to grace Americans with a Ranger Raptor from the factory, but that hasn't stopped Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering from doing it anyway. After announcing plans for the Hennessey VelociRaptor Ranger last month, HPE dished out the final specifications for its...

  • Ford Escort scale model made from precious materials
    Scale Ford Escort Mk II made from silver, gold and diamonds

    Building scale model cars is a wonderful way for enthusiasts to pass the time and "own" the cars of their dreams. They're usually built from plastic kits, but one jeweler took his love affair for the Ford Escort to new heights. The scratchbuilt Ford Escort Mk II seen here is done in 1/25 scale and...

  • Zero Labs Automotive electric Ford Bronco

    Classic cars with modern powertrains is not a new idea. However, classic cars without an internal-combustion engine at all is radically different. Meet Zero Labs Automotive, a company hellbent on preserving classic vehicles of all kinds. Its first creation is seen here: a modern interpretation of the original Ford Bronco, complete with an electric powertrain. The company took the wraps off the car on April 16, and it looks like a seriously impressive machine with a somewhat revised exterior, new cockpit, and modern suspension. ZLA didn't dive into the suspension details too much, but the...

  • RTR Ford Mustang Spec 3
    2019 Ford Mustang RTR offers 700 horsepower, adjustable suspension

    RTR Vehicles is back with more upgrades for the Ford Mustang. This time, the performance company offers a pony car with 700 horsepower. Founded by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr., the company has announced its 2019 Ford Mustang Spec 3, which includes the lofty 700-hp figure and a host of...

  • Ford and Rivian 4
    5 ways Ford could use Rivian to boost Lincoln, trucks, SUVs

    Electric car startups have come and gone. It's hard to start a car company from scratch. Since it introduced its all-electric R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV last November, electric startup Rivian has looked like a brand that can make it. Both Amazon and Ford seem to agree. Amazon was the lead in a...

  • Rivian R1T
    Ford invests $500M in Rivian with electric F-150, Tesla pickup truck in mind

    Ford will invest $500 million in Rivian and tap the EV startup's modular platform for a future model, the companies announced Wednesday. The investment will only see Ford become a minority stakeholder in Rivian, but it is enough to get one of the automaker's staff on the board of directors, in this...

  • 2019 Ford F-150 RTR
    Gittin Jr.'s skunk works gets into pickup game with 2019 Ford F-150 RTR

    RTR Vehicles, the semi-official Ford performance division founded by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., is expanding into the pickup scene. A couple of years back, RTR, whose initials stand for “ready to rock,” rolled out the F-150 RTR concept truck at the SEMA show. It featured a...

  • Ken Block's Ford F-150 Raptor by SVC
    Watch Ken Block thrash his new Ford F-150 Raptor by SVC in Moab

    Ken Block has a new toy, and thanks to a video from the Hoonigan crew, we're invited to come along as Block tests his Ford F-150 Raptor by SVC for the first time. Block and the Hoonigans published the video on YouTube last Thursday. It features the star drifter and rally racer putting the modified...

  • New Ford key fobs with anti-hack protection

    Ford has a solution to keep hackers from stealing crucial information encoded in a key fob. The automaker announced last week that its smart key fobs will include a sleep mode to prevent hackers from decrypting key signals. A hacker is capable of using what's called a "relay box" to extend a signal and unlock, lock, or start a car without the owner's doing or knowledge. Worse, the data could be used to create a duplicate key fob. Ford's new key fobs will include a sleep mode. Essentially, when the key doesn't detect it's in use, it goes dormant and hackers cannot use any equipment to...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT (Matt Dayka/For Motor Authority)
    Ford Mustang is the best-selling sport coupe globally, again

    Buyers have plenty of options to choose from, but when it comes to sport coupes, the Ford Mustang is king. In a Wednesday release, Ford said the Mustang claimed the crown for best-selling sport coupe globally once again. It's the fourth year running the Ford Mustang has earned the title. It likely...

  • 2020 Ford baby Bronco leaked via Off-Road.com
    Ford Bronco Scout name trademarked: Is it the baby Bronco?

    The Ford Bronco is set to return in 2020, and it will get a smaller sibling known so far as the "baby Bronco." Now, thanks to a new trademark filing, we may know that smaller vehicle's real name: Bronco Scout. Ford filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Bronco...

  • 2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Ford Escape crossover revealed: Turbo or hybrid power for that urban lifestyle

    In a hot crossover and SUV market it's best for automakers to keep their bread-and-butter sellers up to date. The 2020 Ford Escape takes on a look that is decidedly softer to set it apart from more rugged vehicles like the brand's trucks and the upcoming Bronco and baby Bronco. Unveiled Tuesday...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package
    2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost gets slew of upgrades from Ford Performance

    Ford is slowly doling out infomartion on its 2020 model year updates for the Mustang. While the big news is the return of the Shelby GT500 sledgehammer, buyers interested in the 4-cylinder Mustang EcoBoost don't miss out on all the fun. The Blue Oval announced on Monday that the Ford Performance...

  • Supercharger developed by Ford Performance and Roush for “Coyote” 5.0-liter V-8
    Roush to show trail-inspired Ford F-150 in New York

    Roush has a new modified pickup truck coming to the 2019 New York International Auto Show, and it's a trail-inspired F-150 rig. The company said in a Tuesday release that the new F-150 will be finished in Oxford White and boast an optional trail-inspired splash graphics package. As for its actual...

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