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Electric vehicles sure have come a long way. Forget about the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight (an excellent car, by the way), Ford's new all-electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a different animal. Sure, it's from the same general family—just as domesticated kittens and lions of the wild are similar. But the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is also wildly different. Ford describes the Mach-E 1400 as a "road rocket," an apt designation, considering it harnesses the same 1,400 horsepower as the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, which incidentally is also an all-electric vehicle. In this case, all that muscle comes by way of seven (yes, SEVEN!) electric motors, with power delivery being split evenly between the front and... Read more...
After years of teases, spy shots, and internal factory images that have leaked to the press, the 2021 Ford Bronco has finally been revealed. And that means that the Jeep Wrangler, which has pretty much gone unopposed for decades, is finally get a true, apples-to-apples competitor in the mainstream rugged, go-anywhere off-roading segment. First let's get the looks out the way. This thing looks badass, taking some clear inspiration from the first-generation Bronco up front. The grille is dominated by a bold BRONCO lettering, which is flanked by round LED headlights. Moving around to the sides, we can see a horizontal character lines starting from the top of the headlights and moving rearward to... Read more...
Ford has been teasing for months about the all-new F-150 pickup. To say the F-150 is a critical model for the automaker would be an understatement. Anyone who expected a radical change from the formula that's made the truck the most popular vehicle in the country for decades running was wrong. While the all-new Ford F-150 features a new exterior design with a bolder and tougher look, it's very similar to the F-150 it replaces that truck fans loved. Not only did Ford give the pickup a new, bolder, and tougher exterior design, it also gains an all-new interior with more comfort, technology, and functionality for truck customers. The all-new interior promises new functionality and features, delivering... Read more...
The last time Ford rolled a Mustang Mach 1 off the assembly line was way back in 2004, and the next time will be in 2021. It will amount to a 17-year hiatus when the limited edition Mach 1 makes its return next year, and this time it will be touting a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 480 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm, according to Ford. As with the original Mach 1 from a decade and a half ago, the 2021 edition is intended to bridge the gap between the Mustang GT and Shelby models. Ford at one point had actually toyed with the idea of attaching the Mach 1 badge to an electric vehicle, but that became the Mach E SUV instead, paving the way for a true reincarnation. "Bold... Read more...
Ford is wasting no time shifting its mindset towards electric vehicles. While the company has embraced EVs in the past with the Focus Electric, it was more of a “compliance vehicle” than something that most Americans would actually want to own. Since then, the company has announced the Mustang Mach-E crossover, which will [hopefully] go into production early next year. Now the company has revealed the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 dragster, which brings electric power to its motorsports division. The Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 makes Ford’s prototype Mustang Lithium, which was shown of late last year, look puny in comparison. The Mustang Lithium produced 900 horsepower and... Read more...
The current-generation Ford Mustang (pictured above), and every Mustang before it, has been rear-wheel-drive and offered some form of V8 engine. A new report is making the rounds that claims an electrified version of the Ford Mustang will debut when the next-generation car arrives in 2022. The Mustang will reportedly be offered with a hybrid V8 engine. Rumors claim that the next-generation Mustang is codenamed S650 (the current car is the S550) and will follow the template set by the current generation car with right-hand drive and left-hand drive versions. The S550 Mustang was the first Mustang in history to be produced in a right-hand-drive version from the factory and a traditional left-hand-drive... Read more...
We haven't heard much on the Ford GT front since the supercar was first revealed back in late 2015, but Ford is grabbing headlines again today with the announcement of a new special edition model for 2020. Needless to say, these are still gorgeous machines with plenty of power to take on the best that the European marques have to offer. First up is the new Liquid Carbon, which is downright menacing with its untainted carbon fiber bodywork, To us, this looks like something that Bruce Wayne wouldn't mind having in his personal collection while galivanting around the streets Gotham City – off-duty, of course. While there is no paint applied, Ford does apply a special clearcoat... Read more...
Ford officially announced its Mustang Mach-E back in mid-November as its first, all-new "from scratch" electric vehicle. Although some have balked at the Mustang name being slapped onto an electric vehicle, you can't ignore that fact that it is a generally agreeable design with a decent specs.. for an EV. Today, Ford is giving us some statistics on pre-orders for the Mach-E, and they shouldn't be too surprising. Given that early stakeholders are likely the ones that don't mind paying full sticker price and want a vehicle loaded up with options, Ford has revealed that 80 percent of U.S. customers have opted for the long-range battery when configuring the Mach-E. With the long-range... Read more...
The current-generation Ford Focus RS is a car that performance enthusiasts love. This was the car that performance fans missed the most when Ford discontinued all of its passenger cars in the United States other than the Mustang. While Americans may never see it, Focus RS fans in Europe will get a new model to enjoy, and it sounds as if the car will be a beast. The most significant change for the Focus RS is that it is expected to be a 400hp+ hybrid car. Ford is betting big on hybrid vehicles, promising electrified versions of all of its vehicles, with most of them being hybrids. Ford and Lincoln have also positioned their hybrids for performance rather than efficiency. 2019 Ford Focus ST, which... Read more...
Ford is enjoying a fair amount of buzz right now with the theatrical release of Ford v Ferrari, starring Christian Bale as Ken Miles and Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby in their battle to win 24 Hours of Le Mans. A year before all that went down, however, Ford hit the track with its first 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback coupe. For car buffs who have a nostalgic itch to scratch, Ford is now offering a limited edition Heritage Edition package for its 2020 Mustang Shelby GT 350 and GT350R models. "Looking back on it, what Ford and Carroll Shelby created back in the mid-’60s was so important to Mustang," said Jim Owens, Ford Mustang marketing manager. "With their authentic exterior livery,... Read more...
Say the name Shelby, and you automatically think of hopped-up Mustangs like Ford's own 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Shelby American is the company founded by the late Carroll Shelby, and it also hops up Ford cars and trucks. The truck seen here is the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport, the latest Shelby American vehicle. The slick-looking truck was initially an R&D exercise, but it is going into production. Shelby American president Gary Patterson says that the response to the R&D truck from dealers, enthusiasts, and the media was strong enough that the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport will start production in Q1 2020. It will be a limited edition model with only 250 made, and it will cost more... Read more...
Ford went official last night with the first addition to the Ford Mustang line in 55 years. The new vehicle was previously referred to as the "Mustang-inspired EV," and it has now officially debuted as the Ford Mustang Mach-E. As with most EVs on the market today, there are several versions of the Mach-E for buyers to choose from. The most potent is the Mach-E GT Performance Edition that is targeting a 0-60 mph sprint in the mid-3-second range with an estimated 459 horsepower along with 612 lb-ft of torque. Ford is also offering the Mach-E GT that will reach 60 mph in under 4-seconds, making it faster to 60 mph than the Porsche Macan Turbo. The extended-range all-wheel-drive configuration of... Read more...
Ford's first efforts with an all-electric vehicle -- the Focus Electric -- wasn't exactly a hit with the buying public. However, the company is looking improve greatly upon that compromised vehicle with the launch of it first vehicle that was designed from the ground-up to be electric. Today, that vehicle has a name: Mustang Mach-E. The Mach-E portion of the name is not surprising given previous reports, but it is interesting to see that Ford is actually using the Mustang name to market the vehicle. The Mustang Mach-E might draw inspiration from its namesake, but the Mustang name has always been applied to two-door coupes, fastbacks, and convertibles. How will the Mustang faithful react... Read more...
We all know that the Ford Mustang is the quintessential pony car with an abundance of power, tail-happy handling, and a penchant for mowing down pedestrians at Cars and Coffee events. If the newly launched 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500's 760 horsepower isn't enough for you, then this one-off Mustang Lithium will surely blow your socks off. The Mustang Lithium isn't even powered by a raucous internal combustion engine; instead it gets its motivation from a 900 horsepower Phi-Power dual-core electric motor placed under the hood complete with dual power inverters. That engine is backed by an 800-volt Webasto battery system, matching the voltage of Porsche's new Taycan electric performance... Read more...
Ford isn’t a stranger to electric vehicles; after all, the company did make available an electric version of its Focus compact hatchback. However, the company hasn’t been as aggressive with its electrification efforts aside for some hybrids here and there. That will change, however, with an all-new electric crossover that will finally see the light of day next month. Ford first teased the vehicle last year with a sketch of its rear-end. As evidenced by that single image, we could see the clear Mustang inspiration in the taillights. Today, Ford is giving us a another look at the vehicle in profile – again in sketch form. The Mustang influence is once again very noticeable... Read more...
How many times have you been in a situation where you are towing 1 million pounds of cargo and thought to yourself, 'I could never do this in an electric vehicle!' Probably never, but if you did find yourself in that situation, you would be wrong for making such a statement. Ford just proved it by towing a train filled with dozens of trucks, using a prototype all-electric F-150 pickup truck. Cue the Tim Allen grunt. Electric vehicles are making headway in the automobile industry, spurred in large part by Tesla's efforts. It's not just Tesla, though. Other automakers are pushing electric cars and trucks. Hell, even Harley Davidson is getting in on the action by developing electric motorcycles... Read more...
Ford has gone on record saying its GT supercar will compete one final time at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it is not retiring from the French race quietly. Instead, it is going out with a bang. Ford and its race partner Multimatic today revealed the Ford GT Mk II, a limited edition, track-only GT with 700 horses underneath the hood and a $1.2 million starting price. "The GT Mk II unleashes the full performance potential of the Ford GT without any artificial performance limitations dictated by racing sanctioning bodies," said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product development and purchasing officer. "It’s the closest GT owners can get to the Le Mans-winning performance and exhilarating feeling... Read more...
Back in January, Ford officially pulled the wraps off the ultimate Mustang: the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. At the time, Ford wasn't specific about the output of the 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, although it said that it would crank out in excess of 700 horsepower. Today, Ford confirmed the official figures for the engine, and they're absolutely breathtaking. Ford says that the 5.2-liter pumps out 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. That makes it the most powerful production Mustang… EVER. The horsepower figure puts it well ahead of contemporary counterparts like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Both competitors, however, edge the Shelby on... Read more...
When most people think about the Ford Mustang, they imagine a rear-wheel drive beast powered by a thumping V8 engine. However, in recent years Ford has reintroduced a turbocharged four-cylinder to the lineup and it is by no means a slouch in the performance arena. Today, Ford has introduced the new 2.3L High Performance Package for the four-banger Mustang. This new package adds an additional 20 horsepower to the already stout 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, bringing its total to 330 horsepower. Torque remains unchanged at 350 lb-ft. To put that in perspective, the 2010 Mustang GT with its 4.6-liter V8 engine produced 315 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the enhancements... Read more...
Ford has unveiled the all-new 2020 Escape SUV, and this year the line includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Ford says that every model in the line has a driving range of at least 400 miles per tank of fuel, whether it's powered by a standalone EcoBoost gas engine or one of the new hybrid powertrains. The standard FWD hybrid offering is good for over 550 miles of driving per tank of fuel. Escape buyers can opt for an all-wheel-drive version or front-wheel-drive versions using the same 8-speed automatic transmission. Ford is packing the Titanium version of the Escape with an available new 2.0L EcoBoost that makes 250 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft of torque when using 93 octane fuel. A lower-spec... Read more...
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...
Ford Mustangs are known for offering a lot of performance for a semi-reasonable price. However, the newest member of the Mustang family is about to offer a whole lot of performance at a price that will likely start at around $75,000 or more. Witness the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, which promises supercar-slaying performance along with enough high-tech gadgets to make even 007 envious. At the heart of the vehicle is a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that pumps out in excess of 700 horsepower. Rumors suggest that the engine could out around 750 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. Just listen to that damn thing in the tweet below: You’ve waited long enough. Say hello to your #GT500. 🐍 #FordMustang... Read more...
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