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  • 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno

    Texas tuner John Hennessey created the 1,000 horsepower Exorcist and a 605-hp VelociRaptor 6x6 pickup truck, but there's a line even he won't cross. It's the Ford GT. Hennessey told Motor Authority in his "qualified opinion" a V-8 engine simply won't fit in the current Ford GT supercar. Hennessey owns a 2018 GT, so it's not as if he hasn't popped the engine cover behind the passenger compartment with a tape measure in hand. It's a car that is "near and dear to my heart," he said. From a visual standpoint and the driving experience Hennessey said the new GT checks all the right boxes, but if...

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Limited
    Ford will build electric F-Series to battle Tesla, Rivian pickups

    Ford will launch a fully electric F-Series to battle planned pickup trucks from Tesla and EV startups Rivian and Atlis. Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, confirmed the electric F-Series on Wednesday while speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in Detroit...

  • 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    “Elegant” Lincoln based on Ford's Mustang-inspired electric crossover is coming

    Lincoln will get its own EV based on the underpinnings of the Mustang-inspired electric crossover Ford plans to launch in 2020. The information was confirmed by Ford's North America chief, Kumar Galhotra, speaking on Wednesday at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Galhotra, who...

  • 1930 Ford Model A by Classic Car Studio
    1930 Ford Model A hot rod roars into Barrett-Jackson for auction

    A one-of-a-kind hot rod will grace the auction block on Friday during Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. This 1930 Ford Model A boasts a custom exterior with a steel interior, and there's a rival powertrain under the hood; it's sourced from Chrysler. If the hot-rodded Ford looks...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
    1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sells for $2.2M, making it world's most expensive Mustang

    Here's one for the record books. A Mustang went under the hammer at Mecum's annual auction in Kissimmee, Florida, on Sunday and sold for $2.2 million, which makes it the most expensive Mustang in the world. That in itself is impressive but we'll remind you that the car was last sold in 2013 for...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Brothers from Tremec mothers: 2020 Shelby GT500 and mid-engine Corvette reportedly have same transmission

    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that made its debut on Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the forthcoming mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette may share one major component. Road & Track on Monday reported on a newsletter that appears to evidence the fact both...

  • Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess

    The commercial vehicle operations of Ford and Volkswagen will be much more closely aligned in the near future. The two announced Tuesday a substantial partnership that will see a number of commercial vehicles jointly developed by the two brands. Each will also build vehicles for the other brand, something VW CEO Herbert Diess hinted at last month month following a meeting with White House officials, where he stated VW could share some of Ford's spare capacity in the United States. Under the new partnership, Ford will develop and build mid-size pickups for both brands, likely next-generation...

  • 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 revving at 2019 North American International Auto Show
    Here's what the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 sounds like

    Ford dropped the latest 'Stang on Detroit auto show crowds on Monday with the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, and now we know just how mad the machine sounds. Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann at the GT500 stand at Cobo Center at the 2019 North American International Auto Show revved up the 5.2-liter...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 doesn't have a manual transmission, here's why

    The snake has finally returned. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a surprise for enthusiasts: no manual transmission. But why? Ford spokesman Jiyan Cadiz told Motor Authority the 2020 Shelby GT500 doesn't...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Thrifty or rambunctious: 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed

    It's been less than a week since the 2020 Ford Explorer made its formal debut, and the Blue Oval's already expanding the crossover SUV's lineup. On Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford introduced the 2020 Explorer hybrid and ST models to give Americans more options...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 arrives with venom: Hoodpins come standard

    It's been 50 years since the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT350 shared the showroom, and for 2020 the two muscle cars sporting the automotive legend's name will once again. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in...

  • 2020 Ford Escape (Kuga) spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ford Escape spy shots

    Ford is in the late stages of on-road tests for a new generation of the Escape, or Kuga if you're reading this in Europe. A prototype has been spotted again and hints at a smoother, more fluid-like design for the fourth-generation model. Ford's latest Focus, which we won't get in the United States...

  • 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

    While the North American market won't be treated to the off-road-oriented Ranger Raptor, we may get the next-generation model. In a Thursday report, Road & Track dug into social media profiles of Ford engineers and found that the next-generation Ranger is under development and will likely include a Ranger Raptor for the North American market. As a refresher, the Ranger that Ford introduced for America in Detroit last year has been on sale globally since 2011, and the next-generation model is tipped for launch next decade, perhaps 2022. Ford has gone on the record to say the current Ranger...

  • Throwback liveries for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs
    Ford GT to wear historic liveries for Rolex 24 at Daytona

    Fans will be treated to historic liveries on a pair of Ford GTs set to do battle in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month. Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled two throwback liveries for the numbers 66 and 67 GT race cars on Thursday. It's the first time the GT will sport...

  • Ford's Robutt sweat seat tester
    Ford tests to make sure its seats can withstand our sweaty butts

    It sounds odd, but Ford has a test for sweaty derrieres. It's all in the name of long-term quality. The automaker showed off its robotic sweaty butt simulator, appropriately named "Robutt," in a Wednesday announcement that explained how the Blue Oval ensures seat quality. Ford first used Robutt to...

  • Ford and Volkswagen logos
    Ford, VW tipped to announce deeper ties at 2019 Detroit auto show

    Evidence is mounting that Ford and the Volkswagen Group could form deeper ties than once imagined. Both automaker's announced a memorandum of understanding last June to research partnerships and joint-production of vehicles, with commercial vehicles specifically mentioned, but that might have just...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer
    2020 Ford Explorer revealed: Sleeker, stronger, loaded with tech

    It's been nearly a decade since the Ford Explorer ditched its truck-like roots to become the crossover America knows today. After its debut on Friday in cop car form, the 2020 Ford Explorer arrived Wednesday in civilian trim. With better packaging, new technology, and more capability than before...

  • 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept
    Stunning Shelby GR-1 concept headed to production thanks to Superformance

    What's old is new again at Superformance, but that is fine with us because in this case, we're talking about the 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car. Superformance has received official licensing rights from Ford to build the retro concept car. Car and Driver reported Monday that Superformance CEO...

  • 2022 Ford Ecosport replacement spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Ford has been spotted testing a new subcompact crossover SUV related to the recently redesigned Fiesta. The prototype was spotted outside Ford's European headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and though it's heavily camouflaged we can see the design's been clearly influenced by the Fiesta. Ford isn't bringing its redesigned Fiesta to the United States due to the decision last year to drop all car models bar the Mustang. Instead we have to settle for the Ecosport crossover in the subcompact segment. This new crossover is expected to replace the Ecosport, possibly under a new name. Above it will...

  • Ford C-V2X technology running on 5G network
    Ford selects 5G networks to integrate V2X technology in 2022

    Numerous automakers have begun preparing for a connected-car future, but Ford is the latest to step into the arena. The automaker announced on Monday that it will use 5G networks to integrate vehicle-to-everything technology in all of its vehicles by 2022. Ford calls the technology C-V2X, or...

  • 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
    2020 Ford Explorer cop car revealed: Memorize these headlights

    Speeders and bad guys beware: There's a new cop car in town. On Friday, the covers came off the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Based on the 2020 Ford Explorer, which will make its formal debut next Wednesday, the Police Interceptor brings new technology and better fuel economy to the men and...

  • Bullitt Ford Mustang watch made with original car's paint
    One-of-a-kind watch with paint from original "Bullitt" Ford Mustang to be raffled for charity

    In early 2018, the original 1968 Ford Mustang from the motion picture "Bullitt" emerged from the shadows after decades. The car spent the year criss-crossing the country and even the Atlantic Ocean to help launch the 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film. Now, the...

  • Second-generation Ford Escort rally racer
    Ford's legendary rally racer, the Escort, turns 50

    There are only a handful of cars that have reached legendary status thanks to their participation in rally racing, but perhaps chief among them is the Ford Escort. And this year marks the nameplate's 50th anniversary as the original made its debut in 1968. Immediately, the car found success in...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Terlingua, Texas
    What does the Ford Mustang mean to America?

    A pencil-straight imaginary line connects Portland, Oregon, to Terlingua, Texas, about 1,800 miles, unbending and uninteresting between two disparate towns at near-opposite poles of the U.S. We found their connection in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT, and in the story of how the Ford Mustang became...

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