We’re big fans of the turbocharged Ford Focus ST, and we’re plenty excited that the Blue Oval will be offering a similar treatment on the smaller Fiesta here in the United States, too. We first saw the production-ready Fiesta ST five-door at the Los Angeles Auto Show last fall, and Ford has now released this video of a Euro-spec three-door ST being flung around [...]
Fans of the Ford Mustang SVO, which was produced from 1984 through 1986 with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a manual transmission, may be interested to know that Ford is reportedly going to introduce something similar for 2015. But don’t get too excited if you live in the US, as Edmunds reports that the vehicle will be offered in Europe only. [...]
Looking at the 2012 U.S. market sales, I couldn’t help but notice that Ford sold, um, a lot of vehicles—more than 2.1 million—and Mitsubishi, at just under 58,000, sold, well, not a lot. Talk about disparity. One example: Ford sold 15 times as many Focus compacts as Mitsu did of its best-selling small car, the Lancer.
Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has ended their decades long run as a semi-independent manufacturer. As the company’s equipment was being removed, workers were putting the finishing touches on the last Falcon GT to leave the factory. It marks a sad milestone as it will become the last hand-built model in the company’s history.
This 1967 Lotus Cortina wears the iconic white with green livery, and is said to be completely stock and in great shape. No claims to originality are made, and no mileage is mentioned either, but it is said to have recently received new paint. If you don’t think MkII’s are cool, watch this video from Oulton Park [...]
The 1940 Ford Coupe body shell from Ford Restoration Parts presents a clean canvas for those people who’ve always wanted the perfect hot rod. The durable body is a far better starting place than similar kits made from fiberglass, and is much easier to source than an original 70-year-old car. Ford is taking the first crack at putting one of [...]
This 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA convertible is said to run and drive well. Though it came with a 2-barrel 390 V-8 originally, its FE engine now has a 4-barrel and a recent rebuild. We don’t see many GTAs and this one looks quite clean.
Recently, two Mustang owners claim they got to see the 2014.5 Mustang in the flesh at a consumer clinic. They’ve leaked everything they know about the upcoming car and a lot of what you’ve heard so far may be wrong. Many are expecting the next Mustang to be a major departure for the brand.
It was a struggle at times for Adrian Whittle. As the lead engineer for the 2013 Ford Fusion, achieving his team’s technical goals while maintaining the integrity of designer Chris Hamilton’s sexy silhouette was something of a rolling headache. “This exterior, which we love, was hard to deliver because it’s not very package-efficient,” Whittle explained.
For so many people today the car has become an appliance with the sole job of getting from A to B effectively and efficiently. This point is made clearest when you consider that Toyota has sold over one million Priuses. The Prius is a horrible car in all respects except one – fuel economy. The [...]
Big car, small engine. The pairing may seem paradoxical, but Ford has made a habit of dropping its turbocharged, direct-injection 2.0-liter four-cylinder into its larger vehicles. The latest blue-oval big’un to get a small EcoBoost is the beefy Taurus; this additional engine option, joining a naturally aspirated V-6 and the SHO’s EcoBoost V-6, appears as [...]
Meet the most refined and luxurious Ford F-150 to date – the 2013 Ford F-150 Limited. Luxurious pickup – isn’t that an oxymoron?
Matthew Wilson says the pace of Ford’s Fiesta RS WRC has helped to make up for his enforced absence from the FIA World Rally Championship powered by Nokia due to injury.
Jari-Matti Latvala has been forced to withdraw from Philips Rally Argentina later this month after breaking his left collarbone during a training fall. Latvala was cross-country skiing in Lapland in the north of his native Finland on Wednesday when he slipped and landed heavily on his left shoulder…
If you are of a certain age, as I am, then the Group B rally cars of the early 80s are the n’est plus ultra of anything driven by an internal combustion engine on four wheels. Packing unlimited horsepower into econobox based hot hatches with all wheel drive and minimum weight these cars were then [...]
If you had to pick two vehicles to play with in the back woods of Maine, which would you go with? Ok, let’s pull a Unimog off of the list. Now what would you go with? Odds are, most of you are thinking along the SVT Raptor lines, but if you were on the staff [...]
As Vincent Vega says, you just don’t fuck with another man’s automobile. Once upon a long time ago, Mike Gomez had a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I with a Cobra Jet 4 Speed. He sold the car to buy his first house, and 30 years later picked up another ’69 with the intention of restoring [...]