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Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too

If you’re in the market for a midsize pickup and possess an irresistible urge to tackle the worst terrain you can find, chances are the most rugged variants of Chevy’s Colorado and Toyota’s Tacoma top your list of maybes. Ford would like a word. The Ranger didn’t enter the segment with the brawniest hardware in […] The post Ford Ranger Packages Aim for Off-Roadability, but There’s Power to Be Had, Too appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Accessories, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Chevy, Trucks, Engines, Ranger, Tacoma, Off-road, Ford Performance, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Midsize Pickups, Equipment Packages


Ford Performance Introduces 3 New Ranger Off-Road Packages & Here’s What’s Included

The Ranger off-road packages were put together by Ford Performance.FOX monotube shocks and Rigid LED light bars are among the upgrades.Packages are dealer-installed and available for both 2019 and 2020 trucks. Ford Performance is offering three new off-road packages to enhance the Ranger’s off-pavement chops. Between the three dealer-installed packages (which Ford calls “levels”), buyers will find things like BFGoodrich tires, FOX shocks, leveling and light bar kits, and painted tow hooks. F...
Tags: Fox, Ford, Autos, Ford Performance, BFGoodrich, Car News, Ford Motor Company Original, Emily Pruitt, Ford Performance FOX, Ford Performance The Ranger


Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Prototype: This Pony Can RUN!

In the time it takes to play this video, this one-off Mustang Cobra Jet could run the quarter-mile twice at more than 170 mph. The all-electric Cobra Jet in this video is projected to deliver over 1,400 horsepower and over 1,100 ft-lbs. of instant torque! Ford Performance is pushing for a final quarter-mile time in the low eight second range. Officially called the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype, the name is directly related to the horsepower figure Ford Performance had in mind while de...
Tags: Autos, Ford Performance, Car Talk, Watson Engineering


Ford Performance Does Ranger Pickup a Solid

Ford Performance has expanded its catalog, adding tunes for the Mustang and Ranger that should make mashing the right pedal a tad more exciting. While the pony car kit is basically an extension of the staged Power Packs already on sale, just for the 2018-2020 model years, the Ranger package is rather novel — as […] The post Ford Performance Does Ranger Pickup a Solid appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Performance, Ranger, Parts, Ford Performance, Ford Ranger, Pickups, News Blog, Aftermarket, Power Packs, Power Pack, Ford Performance Parts


Ford: Future Performance Less About Numbers, More a State of Mind

Dave Pericak, former head of Ford Performance and now responsible for the brand’s icon models, told CNET on the sidelines of the Chicago Auto Show that evolving environmental regulations have forced the automaker to reassess how it views performance. “A lot of countries are changing regulations so quickly, and so much, they’re almost forcing the […] The post Ford: Future Performance Less About Numbers, More a State of Mind appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulation, Autos, Performance, Cnet, Industry News, Chicago Auto Show, Ford Performance, Dave Pericak, News Blog, Product Planning, Industry Trends, Ford Motor Co. Ford


Mustang Mach-E: An Inside Look At What All The Buzz Is About

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric SUV inspired by the famous pony car.Engineers developed a new, purpose-built vehicle architecture to house the battery. Forthcoming performance variants of the Mustang Mach-E will have more horsepower. Well before the buzz started, the Ford Mustang Mach-E was being developed in a century-old brick building a few blocks away from Henry Ford’s original factory in Detroit. Ford is expanding the Mustang nameplate for the first time in over five decades...
Tags: Berlin, Tesla, Porsche, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bill Ford, Epa, North Carolina, Detroit, Mustang, Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company, Detroit Ford, Ford Performance, Brembo


Ford’s Bronco R Hints at the Future Production Vehicle

Ford has a history of testing its latest Ford Performance products in motosports. For the off-roaders, like the Raptor, that meant building one to race in events like the SCORE Baja 1000. A new Ford Bronco is coming, and the company plans to test it by running this year’s Baja 1000. In doing so, the […] The post Ford’s Bronco R Hints at the Future Production Vehicle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Ford, Autos, Baja, Ford Bronco, Ford Performance, Bronco, News Blog, Bronco R


2019 Ford F-150 RTR: Kind of Like the Raptor, Only Not

Having completed a tribute to Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 900-horsepower drift car with its Series 1 Mustang, RTR is moving onto Ford’s F-150 — delivering something akin to an unofficial Raptor appearance package. As with the coupe, the pickup attempts to provide RTR’s unique blend of automotive style and performance without obliterating drivability. However, we expect a […] The post 2019 Ford F-150 RTR: Kind of Like the Raptor, Only Not appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Performance, Vaughn Gittin Jr, Mustang RTR, RTR, News Blog, Ford F-150, F Series


2020 Mustang 2.3L Performance Package: From Engine Swap To Reality

This special 2020 Mustang began as a on-off passion project with a Focus RS engine swap. The Mustang team went to Spain to convince management there to help them with the engine. The 2.3L High Performance Package provides the 2020 Mustang with a more responsive power band.  A five-person skunkworks project in the Ford Performance garage, an engine swap, and a trip to Spain. Each played an important part in Ford’s new 2.3L High Performance Package for the entry-level Mustang EcoBoost. With the ...
Tags: Spain, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Mustang, Ford Motor Company, Pirelli, Valencia Spain, Focus RS, Ford Performance, Car News, Widmann, Carl Widmann Mustang, Ford Motor Company Related, Ford Performance Focus RS, Valencia Engine Plant


Freshly Forbidden Fruit: 2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition

To our collective horror, Ford decided not to sell the new Fiesta ST in North America. Instead, the automaker chose to cull its passenger car lineup during a period of declining demand and profitability in order to focus on higher-margin trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. No one in this office is particularly excited about the idea, but most […] The post Freshly Forbidden Fruit: 2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Ford, United Kingdom, Autos, North America, Special Editions, Ford Motor Co, Ford Performance, Fiesta ST, Ford Fiesta, News Blog, Performance Edition, 2019 Ford Fiesta ST, 2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition


2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: One Slick Snake

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Capable of mid-three-second zero to 60 times and sub-11-second quarter-mile scores, says Ford. Aerodynamics, downforce, and race-tuning the chassis were among the priorities during development. Ford drove all the way over to Detroit from Dearborn the other day, and decided to show off this: The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. It’s about what you’d expect. Big, mean, capable, lots of bang for your buck, (but s...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Michelin, North Carolina, Detroit, Torino, Ford Motor Company, North American International Auto Show, Henry, Shelby, Ford Performance, Dearborn, Brembo, Miko, Mustang Shelby, Car News


Ford Performance, RTR Vehicles Unveil Limited Edition Series 1 Mustang

Ford Performance hooked up with drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR Vehicles team to produce a rather curious offspring. Their love child, the Series 1 Mustang RTR, pays homage to the track car that inspired it while attempting to remain grounded in the world of daily driving. The limited-edition model (package, really) can spawn from […] The post Ford Performance, RTR Vehicles Unveil Limited Edition Series 1 Mustang appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Packages, Ford Motor Co, Ford Performance, Vaughn Gittin Jr, Drifting, Mustang RTR, News Blog, 2019 Ford Mustang, RTR Vehicles, Ford Performance RTR


Ford Talks Edge ST Strengths and Weaknesses

Last week, we gave you the lowdown on the new Ford Edge ST. The verdict, according to yours truly, was that it was miles ahead of the Sport trim is was replacing but had a few wrinkles that the manufacturer could stand to iron out. Since the ST occupies a place in the market that […] The post Ford Talks Edge ST Strengths and Weaknesses appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Performance, News Blog, Ford Edge ST, 2019 Ford Edge ST


Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Makes Appearance for 50th Birthday, Promises 8 Seconds of Not-that-legal Fun

In 1968, Ford issued a limited number of lightweight, “335-horsepower” Mustangs intended for the drag strip. While street legal, the vehicles were absolute beasts on the track thanks to the implementation of the 428 Cobra Jet engine. The powerplant utilized the racy 427 FE’s intake manifold and added ram-air induction, a functional hood scoop, and an engine […] The post Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Makes Appearance for 50th Birthday, Promises 8 Seconds of Not-that-legal Fun appeared first on The Truth...
Tags: Ford Mustang, Heritage, Ford, Autos, Ford Motor Co, Ford Performance, News Blog, Track Cars, Dragster, Mustang Cobra Jet, Anniversary Editions, Drag Cars, Turnkey Cars


NASCAR Mustang Ready for Cup Series in 2019

As promised, Ford revealed a new NASCAR racing version of its best-selling sports car, the Mustang. The 2019 NASCAR Mustang will see official action in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, but we will probably get to see it in action before that in promotional campaigns.  And we would want to see the NASCAR Mustang because unlike most other NASCAR machines this one maintains a good resemblance to the production model it is based on, and that enables the fans to connect with it on a ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Nascar, Mustang, Motorsport, Ford Performance, Ford Performance Motorsports, Mark Rushbrook, NASCAR Mustang, Toyota Supra NASCAR, Tour de France Automobile, IMSA NHRA Formula Drift, Ford Design


One-off Eagle Squadron Mustang to be auctioned at EAA Oshkosh

Eagle Squadron Mustang and its inspiration, the Supermarine Spitfire. All images courtesy of Ford; photos by Drew Gibson. We write about cars, sure, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate other high-octane-fueled hobbies, like aviation. And there is no bigger aviation extravaganza than the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s massive annual fly-in held in Wisconsin. Just like we say “Hershey” and other car guys know exactly what we’re talking about, pilots and avia...
Tags: America, Shows, Royal Air Force, Ford Mustang, Auctions, Ford, Wisconsin, Autos, Raf, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Spitfire, Ford Performance, Hershey, EAA, Oshkosh, Vaughn Gittin Jr


Look Out Buddy! The Upgraded 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 Is Coming

Every so often Ford gets the Mustang just right, and when they do, I generally like them. I’m not part of the cult though. I think there have been downright terrible Mustangs in the past, and I think the continued beatification of Carroll Shelby is annoying and misplaced, but with that said, the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 sure looks like it’ll impress. Ford is right up front with how they made the upcoming GT350 better: “. . . Ford Performance leveraged its Mustang road course racing programs . ....
Tags: Feature, Ford, Autos, Michelin, Harman, Ford Performance, Brembo, Miko, Woodward, Gurney, Carroll Shelby, Mustang Shelby, Car News, Tony Borroz, Kona Blue, Ford Motor Company Power


Eagle Squadron Mustang GT Is an Homage to WWII Fighter Pilots

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Ford will remind the Brits about a historical fact they have apparently forgot. They will be unveiling the one-off Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, a car designed as a tribute to American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.  So there will probably be some gloating and some good-natured banter by the Americans present at the event, and that is fine. Made by Ford Performance and Gittin’s RTR Vehicles, backed by ace drifter V...
Tags: Royal Air Force, Ford, Autos, Goodwood, Ford Performance, EAA, Oshkosh, Vaughn, Vaughn Gittin Jr, Arsenal of Democracy, RTR, Eagle Squadron Mustang, Goodwood Festival of Speed Ford, Ford Performance and Gittin, RTR Vehicles, Royal Air Force Eagle


Ford honors the 50th anniversary of the Cobra Jet with the “quickest straight-line stallion yet”

2018 Cobra Jet Mustang. Image courtesy Ford Motor Company. In early 1968, Ford built a limited run of 50 lightweight Mustang fastbacks, powered by a new high-performance engine that borrowed heavily from the corporate parts bin. These Cobra Jet Mustangs quickly became the stuff of drag-racing legend, so to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cobra Jet’s debut, Ford has announced a limited run of 68 for-racing-only 2018 Mustang Cobra Jets that the automaker describes as the “quickest straight-line ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Chevrolet, Rhode Island, Motorsports, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Hemmings, Drag Racing, HOLLEY, NHRA, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Daily, Terry Shea, Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads


Ford drums up anticipation for a Europe-only 2019 Focus debut

On Tuesday, April 10, Ford will introduce the 2019 Ford Focus, the next generation of the sporty hatchback. U.S. buyers have to wait until late 2019 for the 2020 model year, to be manufactured in China. The post Ford drums up anticipation for a Europe-only 2019 Focus debut appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Europe, News, China, Cars, Trends, Ford, Ford Motor Company, Ford Focus, Ford Performance, 2019 Ford Focus


No Focus for you, Ford drums up anticipation for European-only 2019 Focus debut

This Tuesday, Ford will introduce the 2019 Ford Focus, the next generation of the sporty hatchback. U.S. buyers have to wait until late 2019 for the 2020 model year, to be manufactured in China. The post No Focus for you, Ford drums up anticipation for European-only 2019 Focus debut appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, Ford, Ford Motor Company, Ford Focus, Ford Performance, 2019 Ford Focus


2018 Ford Fiesta ST – New Limited-Slip Differential Explained

Announced on the market at the beginning of this year, the 2018 Ford Fiesta ST is considered an extremely appealing car with great handling characteristics and good power under the hood. In fact, it is the new performance that made it become more attractive and appreciated. On top on that, the model can now be had with the new limited-slip differential, translating in better maneuverability and increased handling. All these attributes comprised in a small car, add greater value. Speaking of whi...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Focus RS, Ford Performance, Fiesta ST, Fiesta, Ford Fiesta ST, Motor Exclusive Auto Industry News, Leo Roeks, 2018 Ford Fiesta ST, Limited-slip differential


2018 Ford Fiesta ST Gains Mechanical LSD

The new 2018 Ford Fiesta ST is shaping up to be a fairly weird thing. The little hatchback is famous for its superb driving fun and handling characteristics, and it’s getting even better thanks to the new option of a mechanical limited-slip differential. On the other hand, it’s a 3-cylinder with cylinder deactivation.  Now why would a three-cylinder mini car need a cylinder deactivation, and what does it run on when the system is engaged? As for how big a difference it makes, Ford claims you...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Focus RS, Ford Performance, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fiesta ST, Leo Roeks, Ford Fiesta ST Gains Mechanical LSD


Youth Mentoring Program Builds a Killer 1965 Restomod Mustang

The story of this 1965 Mustang fastback is about much more than just a car. It is about two groups of people: Blair Anglin and his father, and Kevin Keep and his Rebuilding Generations mentorship program. The latter group is an example of this month’s cover theme of getting the younger generation into the automotive scene, so we’ll start the story there. In 2013, dismayed at the state of the younger generation’s seeming lack of interest in cars and the automotive world in general, and fearing th...
Tags: Post, Featured, Cars, Korea, Lincoln, Las Vegas, Vietnam, Mustang, Santa Barbara, Kevin, Blair, Edison, Currie, BOISE Idaho, Facebooking, Ford Performance


Ford Performance official hints at first-ever Ford Everest Raptor (Ford Endeavour Raptor)

Ford Performance is not limiting the ‘Raptor’ variants to just pickup trucks...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Performance, Ford Endeavour, Ford Everest Raptor Ford


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Revealed with Diesel Engine

The fans asked for it and now they’ve got it. The new Ford Ranger Raptor is an extra-capable version of the popular pickup truck boasting awesome looks and advanced off-road abilities, but only a diesel engine. That is because the baby Raptor is currently an Asia Pacific-only product. If they bring it to America chances are it will get a more potent EcoBoost engine.  Speaking of power, the 2.0 liter bi-turbo-diesel engine in the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is a decent unit with 215 PS and a whop...
Tags: America, Asia Pacific, Ford, Autos, Ford Performance, FOX Racing Shox, Jamal Hameedi, Ford Ranger Raptor


Eight Ford Performance Models Hit The Track for a Friendly Match

As far as publicity events go, this is a good one. Ford gathered eight of their high performance model, the entire Ford Performance lineup, and let them loose on the race track with eight racing drivers at the helm. The cars went head-to-head in an orgy of horsepower, burned rubber, and muffled sound of turbo engines.  The idea was not to name winners and losers here because, well, it would have been like Ford shooting one of its own legs. And anyway, one of these cars was the Ford GT race c...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Performance, Barcelona Spain, Fiesta ST, IMSA, Ryan Briscoe, Motorland, Stefan Mucke, Raptor, Fiesta ST Focus RS, Andy Priaulx Harry Tincknell Olivier Pla, Dirk Müller Joey Hand Richard Westbrook, Richard Westbrook Focus RS, N A N A Joey Hand Mustang, Olivier Pla Ford


Ford Performance Head Moves Into Mainstream Models

Ford’s former head of performance car manufacturing, Dave Pericak, is now the engineering director for the automaker’s North American unibody vehicles. While in charge of Ford Performance, the division launched the Raptor, Focus RS, Shelby GT350, and GT. Prior to taking the helm in 2014, he was also the chief engineer of the 50th anniversary Mustang. […] The post Ford Performance Head Moves Into Mainstream Models appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: People, Ford, Autos, Industry News, Ford Motor Co, Ford Performance, Dave Pericak, News Blog, Ford GT, Hirings and Firings, Staffing Changes, Raptor Focus RS Shelby


Ford Focus RS Drift Stick provides on-demand sideways action

As if the Ford Focus RS's famed "Drift Mode" isn't enough, Ford Performance used the 2017 SEMA show to reveal its next supplement to on-demand sideways action: the Drift Stick, a Ken Block-approved electronically controlled performance handbrake you can retrofit to the Focus RS. Rally cars utilize hydraulic handbrakes to initiate quick drifts... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Ford Focus Rs, Ken Block, Ford Performance, SEMA, Drifting, Sean Szymkowski, Ford Focus RS Drift Stick, Focus RS Rally


Ford Performance and Roush unveil warrantied, 700-horsepower Mustang GT supercharger

When the likes of Ford Performance and Roush get together to work on an engine upgrade, you know you’re in for a real treat. Their latest joint effort is a supercharger upgrade for Ford’s 5.0-liter “Coyote” V-8 found in the Mustang GT and F-150. In the Mustang, the supercharger lifts output to 700 horsepower and 610... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Ford, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Ford Performance, Roush, SEMA



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