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  • Ford GT catches fire in Germany

    It's never a good day when a car catches fire, but when a high-priced supercar catches fire, not only do we take notice, but so does the automaker. In this case, a 2017 Ford GT has burned to the ground in Munich, Germany, and Ford has weighed in. The owner in Germany has not provided details on the blaze. Motor Authority reached out to Ford for comment on the fire, and received the following response: "We have been made aware that a new Ford GT caught fire in Germany. At this time, we do not have any further details on the cause of the incident, so we are unable to comment further. We...

  • 1966 Ford GT40 that placed 3rd at Le Mans heads to auction
    1966 Ford GT40 that placed 3rd at Le Mans heads to auction

    The story of Ford versus Ferrari is one that resonates with anyone interested in racing. Ferrari was the big bad bully on the block while Ford looked to make a splash on the global racing scene. To do so, the Blue Oval brand needed a win at the highest level. In 1966, Ford got that win with a 1-2-3...

  • 2018 Eagle Squadron Ford Mustang GT
    Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT honors US pilots who defended Britain

    This year will mark the 20th time that Ford has supported the the Experimental Aircraft Association event called The Gathering. The EAA holds a number of events throughout the year, but it's The Gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that serves as the organization's largest fundraising opportunity. Ford...

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor
    2018 Ford F-150 Raptor sees price hikes

    Ford was definitely onto a good thing when it launched the original F-150 SVT Raptor almost a decade ago. The desert-racing pickup truck is now into its second generation and it's priced quite a bit higher than the original. Per Cars Direct, Ford's latest order guides for the 2018 F-150 range...

  • New Ford Police Interceptor
    New 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid SUV teased first as a cop car

    Prepare to start memorizing another set of headlights as the police are getting another vehicle option next year. Ford announced Tuesday that its next-generation Police Interceptor Utility—Ford-speak for "cop car"—will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. With the new police...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
    2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 thunders in with upgraded aero, tires, brakes

    The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is a special thing, with it's flat-crank 5.2-liter V-8 engine wringing out to 8,250 rpm. For 2019, it gets a host of improvements, Ford announced on Monday, ranging from performance to daily niceties. The most important updates for GT350 fans? The performance...

  • Ford GT active aero rear wing video

    The second-generation Ford GT has plenty of party tricks, but one of them is a trick rear wing that offers multiple functions while driving around town or at the track. Video from Drag Times explores and demonstrates how the active aero rear wing works by hooking up a GoPro to showcase how the wing behaves while driving. The particular GT isn't broken in yet, so we don't get any footage of the wing on a proper race track, however. The rear wing can fold down for max aero, extend up to provide downforce on the track, and tilt itself to act as an airbrake at high speeds. When placing the car in...

  • Ford technology patent to detect lane-splitting motorcyclists
    Ford patents lane-splitting safety tech to help protect motorcyclists

    The practice of lane splitting gives motorcyclists a reprieve from stop-and-go traffic, but it also opens up new risks for both riders and motorists. Ford may have a here-and-now solution to reduce safety risk and help protect riders. The automaker received a patent for safety technology that will...

  • 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake equipped with available wide-body kit
    2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake boasts new look, more power

    The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is an impressive bit of kit straight out of the box, especially when equipped with its Performance Package Level 2 handling upgrade. However, if you're the type that isn't satisfied unless we're talking insane levels of performance, Shelby American may be worth a close look...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
    2019 Ford Mustang preview

    The sixth-generation Ford Mustang is entering its fifth year on the market and there's plenty that awaits you in showrooms if you haven't pulled the trigger yet. Speaking of triggers, the big news for 2019 is the arrival of a new Mustang Bullitt. The car celebrates this year's 50th anniversary of...

  • Teaser for 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 due in 2019
    Ford drops new photo of 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

    Ford will launch a Mustang Shelby GT500 next year and the automaker has just dropped a new photo. This time it isn't a shadowy teaser we're talking about but a clear shot giving us a bird’s-eye view of the 700-plus-horsepower super muscle car. It joins a previous teaser shot and video, as...

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
    2019 Ford F-150 Raptor debuts with updated Fox shocks, Recaro seats

    The Ford F-150 Raptor is hard to beat if you like to go off-road, and fast. It's currently in its second generation and the competition still hasn't come up with a genuine alternative. Well, their job's now been made even harder as Ford has introduced a round of updates on the Raptor for the 2019...

  • 2017 Ford GT sold at Mecum auction for $1,815,000

    Ford made buyers of its modern GT supercar sign an agreement promising not to sell for at least two years in an attempt to curb the cars from being flipped for huge profits. It hasn't worked because some GT buyers have already sold their cars, with the latest example selling at Mecum's auction in Indianapolis last week for $1,815,000, including the buyer's premium and other costs. The actual final bid was $1.65 million. We'll remind you that the retail price for the GT is $450,000. You do the math. While Ford said it was aware of the sale, the automaker wasn't willing to provide further info...

  • John Cena with the 2017 Ford GT
    Ford sues dealership that resold John Cena's GT

    Legal drama seems to follow the Ford GT wherever it goes. The latest installment of drama comes from a well-known story involving John Cena, his GT, and the fact the actor and wrestler flipped the car within a no-sell window. Ford sued Cena last year, and the ordeal is still playing out in court...

  • 2018 Ford GT via Ford GT Forum
    Fired from Ford, father of GT supercar now president of company building it

    The main person behind the modern Ford GT is now one of the people in charge at the company that builds the supercar. Raj Nair, former president of Ford North America, is now president of Canada's Multimatic Motorsports, Road & Track reported Friday. Nair was pushed out of his role at Ford...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake continuation car
    Shelby finally puts the 1967 GT500 Super Snake into production

    As the saying goes, “better late than never.” That's certainly applicable to the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, which Shelby American will finally produce as a limited edition continuation model. During the 1960s, Shelby built a demonstration Mustang for Goodyear powered by a...

  • Waze running on Ford vehicle with SYNC 3
    Ford rolls out Waze infotainment connectivity for iPhone users

    Ford in January announced Waze would come to vehicles equipped with its Sync 3 infotainment system. On Thursday, the Blue Oval officially rolled out Waze connectivity for iPhone users, two months later than it had originally promised. Ford's update allows iPhone users to plug their smartphone into...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Package Level 2 first drive: making it a real sports car

    The Ford Mustang was born a pony car, but it’s worked tirelessly for most of the last decade to move past its roots. To become a true sports car. The reintroduction of the Boss 302 in 2012 came close, but only in 2015 did Ford finally ditch the Mustang's solid rear axle for modern technology...

  • 2019 Ford Everest

    Ford is developing a new Bronco SUV around its tough T6 body-on-frame platform found underneath the 2019 Ranger mid-size pickup truck. But what many readers may not know is that the Blue Oval already uses the T6 platform in a pair of SUVs sold outside the United States, one of them a tough off-roader sold by Brazilian firm Troller, which Ford acquired in 2007. The other is the family-oriented, three-row Everest (Endeavour in some markets), which Ford has updated for 2019. Among the key updates for the mid-size SUV is the addition of a 10-speed automatic as well as the Ranger Raptor's...

  • 2017 Ford GT for sale at Mecum Auctions
    Flouting possible legal agreement, somehow there's a new Ford GT heading to auction

    Ford has been very particular about who can and cannot purchase a second-generation Ford GT, and how long owners must hang onto the car before it trades hands. Such scrutinizing conditions has us wondering why there's a new Ford GT heading to auction at Mecum Indianapolis this week. Ford has...

  • Why the Ford flathead V-8 engine died
    Why Ford's flathead V-8 engine died

    Ford's famed flathead V-8 was revolutionary when the automaker put the engine into production in 1932. It brought the V-8 to the mass market and ready power to hot rodders for decades to come. But its design would eventually make it outdated. After more than two decades of service, the flathead V-8...

  • Lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano consumes a Ford Mustang
    Owner of Ford Mustang that melted in Hawaii speaks out

    Remeber video showing lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano engulfing and melting a Ford Mustang? The video quickly spread across the internet, and the owner has spoken out since the lava reached his home on the state's Big Island. In an interview with WX Chasing, owner Michael Hale explained why he...

  • 1963 Ford F100 featured on Jay Leno's Garage
    Classic Car Studio shares its 1953 Ford F100 with Jay Leno

    The restomod world is filled with plenty of hopped-up cars with over-the-top styling apparently the main design concern. Today, we're looking at something different...and it's better because of that. This is a 1953 Ford F100 that's been reworked and customized by Noah Alexander and his Classic Car...

  • Lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano consumes a Ford Mustang
    Watch lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano melt a Mustang

    Lava and hot gasses have spewed out of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island since Thursday, causing the evacuation of thousands of residents in the surrounding area. There haven't been any injuries but approximately 35 structures have been destroyed by the various fissures that have opened up...

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