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For the car enthusiasts out there, this one stings... a lot! Ford has just announced its latest Focus ST, which is based on the all-new Focus that debuted in Europe last year. The hot hatch looks great, has a sweet, turbocharged inline-4 engine and is available with a 6-speed manual or seven-speed automatic. And unfortunately, it won't be arriving in the United States. Although the United States received previous generations of the Focus along with the Focus ST and monstrous Focus RS, we won't be receiving the fourth-generation model or its special variants. You can blame America's obsession with crossovers for death of the Focus here (and all Ford cars in general, save for the... Read more...
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that trucks are a big business here in the United States. The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the country for the past 30 years, and the top three selling vehicles for 2017 were full-size pickup trucks (the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram pickups took second and third place). Needless to say, Americans can't get enough of trucks, and Ford is looking to fatten its coffers with a new entry. Or perhaps we should say that Ford is resurrecting a beloved nameplate that earlier this decade: Ranger. This new U.S. market 2019 Ford Ranger is largely a "massaged" version of the truck that has been available in the rest of the world for the... Read more...
Earlier this year, we brought you details of Ford’s restyled 2018 Mustang. The current sixth generation Mustang was introduced in 2014 for the 2015 model year and brought an all-new platform, a new turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and an independent rear suspension (something not seen since the SN-95 Cobra R). The 2018 Mustang changes things up with refreshed styling, feature updates, and some big powertrain changes. It’s that last point that bring us to the biggest news surrounding the 2018 Mustang — its performance. Ford has announced that the new Mustang GT is going to make an incredible 460 horsepower from its 5.0-liter V8 engine, which is a crazy amount of power for a garden variety... Read more...
For as long as we can remember, the Ford Mustang has been made available with a V6 engine. However, the Mustang’s venerable 3.7-liter V6 is being dropped altogether for the 2018 model year, having been completely supplanted by the 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-4. For reference, the outgoing 3.7-liter V6 produces 300HP @ 6500 RPM and 280 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM. The turbocharged four-cylinder generates 310HP at 5,500 RPM and 320 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM. Ford hasn’t released pricing for the 2018 Mustang yet, so we don’t know if dropping the V6 will mean a significant increase in the base price for the vehicle. The EcoBoost engine has gained Ford’s transient overboost technology for the 2018... Read more...
We learned in mid-December that the Ford Focus RS would be heading to America, much to the delight of auto enthusiasts from coast to coast. Up until this point, the “hottest” Ford hatch available to U.S. customers has been the Focus ST which sends 252hp and 270 ft-lbs of torque to the front wheels. Today, we get our first official look at the all-new Focus RS and while it doesn’t quite reach the crazy 350hp figures that were rumored earlier, it’s still an impressive beast. A 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that will produce “well in excess of 315 horsepower” powers the Focus RS. The engine can rev to 6,800 rpm and comes with Ford’s fuel efficiency-minded Auto Start-Stop system as standard... Read more...
Be still my heart! Ford just dropped a bombshell on the audience at the Detroit Auto Show with the reveal of its latest supercar: the GT. Words just can describe how jaw-droppingly beautiful this car is from its flowing lines, to the way the roof blends into the rear fenders via a “wing”. It’s… simply… breathtaking. But enough gushing over the gorgeous design; let’s get down to what’s powering this delicious piece of hot hardware. Rather than being powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 — like the previous generation GT that debuted roughly a decade ago — the new GT makes use of a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that generates over 600 hp. The GT also makes extensive use of carbon... Read more...
The hot hatch market is about to get a whole lot hotter. U.S. enthusiasts have plenty of relatively powerful hatchbacks to choose from these days with entries ranging from the Mini Cooper S to the Fiat 500 Arbarth to the Ford Focus ST. The most powerful of those aforementioned vehicles is the Focus ST, which packs in a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that generates 252hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Needless to say, enthusiasts have flocked to the Focus ST in droves (and to its smaller, Fiesta ST sibling). But being that we auto enthusiasts are never satisfied when it comes to power, we simply weren’t content with just the Focus ST — we set our sights higher on the devilish Focus... Read more...