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Tuned Ford F-150 Looks Like It Tries A Bit Too Hard [w/Video] 20
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Videos, Forgiato, tuning, video, Wheels on 01 20th, 2018


As consumers continue to demand more SUVs and pickups, it's inevitable that some of them will turn to different tuners for personalization.
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Buy This Saleen Mustang, Film Your Own Need For Speed Movie 18
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Movie Cars, Need for Speed, Saleen, video on 01 18th, 2018


See this here Mustang? Doesn't look stock, does it? That's because it isn't.
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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coming In 2019 With 700+ HP 16
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, Film, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Shelby, video on 01 16th, 2018


Ford has confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in Detroit, a new Mustang Shelby GT500 is coming to battle the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Described as the “pinnacle of Mustang performance,” the GT500 will be a fast-back coupe that is twice as powerful as the original 1967 model. Ford is keeping detailed specifications under wraps but the automaker confirmed the car is projected to produce more than 700 hp (522 kW).

Power will be provided by a supercharged V8 engine and it will enable the Mustang to become the most powerful street-legal production model Ford has ever produced. The GT500 will even surpass the output of the Ford GT which has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that develops 647 hp (482 kW).

The outrageous performance won’t be limited to the engine as Ford says the Mustang has been “engineered to stand apart on roadways and race tracks.” That’s pretty vague but the company said we can expect “innovative track technologies, performance hardware, plus aggressive and functional track-tuned styling.”

The Mustang Shelby GT500 will be launched next year and an assortment of leaks and rumors have suggested the car will have a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that is paired to a dual-clutch transmission. We can also expect carbon-ceramic brakes, a speedometer that tops out at 214 mph (344 km/h), and a dedicated Drag Strip mode – among other things.

Ford declined to say when the car will be unveiled but we can expect to learn more about the model in the coming months.

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This Rusty ’69 Mustang Stole The New ’19 Bullitt’s Thunder In Detroit 15
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Reports, video on 01 15th, 2018


The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt isn’t the fastest or most powerful variant in the Mustang family but that doesn’t matter. What does matter is the history of the Bullitt name and Ford’s decision to revive it with the sixth-gen Mustang.

To celebrate the launch of the new car at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford brought along one of two original Mustangs that were used during the filming of Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.

This car has been in a private collection for nearly 40 years and was the glamour car used in the iconic movie. Unlike the original stunt car which was recently discovered in Mexico and was almost transformed into an Eleanor, this 1968 Mustang Bullitt remains completely original. On the eve of the show, it was revealed to Molly McQueen, the granddaughter of Steve McQueen, for the very first time.

The car is currently owned by Sean Kiernan and will likely remain in his ownership, despite being valued by Hagerty at roughly $4 million.

“Valuing a vehicle that is among the most cherished movie cars of all time is difficult, if not impossible,” says Hagerty CEO, McKeel Hagerty. “It’s ultimately worth what someone will pay for it. Steve McQueen is such an icon in the car world, though, that we expect a lot of interest in owning it, which will increase its price, if in fact the owner sells it. We saw the same thing happen with other iconic TV and movie cars like the original Batmobile, which sold for $4.6M in 2013, and the James Bond Aston Martin DB5, which sold for $4.1M in 2010. It would not be surprising if the Bullitt – were it to come to auction – would be in a similar range.”

To honor the original Mustang from Bullitt, the new 2019MY car is painted in the same shade of Dark Highland Green and receives a number of chrome accents, 19-inch wheels, red Brembo brake calipers, and a bespoke front grille, together with an upgraded 5.0L V8 engine that will deliver at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, and a bespoke exhaust with a signature sound.

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Ford’s Bringing Back The Mach 1 As An Electric Performance SUV 15
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Electric Vehicles, Film, Ford, Ford Videos, video on 01 15th, 2018


Between the new Ranger, the Bullitt Mustang, and the Edge ST, Ford has plenty of new metal to showcase at the Detroit Auto Show this year. But the one that’s sparked our imagination the most isn’t even there.

Alongside all the new models revealed, Ford announced a new performance SUV in the pipeline. It’ll be all-electric, and it’ll be called the Mach 1.

Recognize the name? It was a variant of the Mustang sold back in the 1970s, and again a few years after the turn of the millennium. This time it won’t be on a pony car, though, adopting a much larger (or at least taller) form – ostensibly to take on the Tesla Model X.

The project is being developed by Ford Team Edison, the automaker’s electric propulsion division, and is set to debut sometime in 2020. More than that, we don’t know at the moment, but the Blue Oval has released this minute-long teaser video to drum up a little excitement.

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Unveiled With More Power And Signature Exhaust 14
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, new cars, video on 01 14th, 2018


The rumors were true as Ford presented a new generation of its lauded Mustang Bullitt based on the S-550 at the Detroit auto show on Sunday.

Ford fed this 2019 special-edition Mustang a manual transmission, where the gear shifter features a white cue ball knob as a nod to the car that lit up our movie screens 50 years ago.

The new Bullitt is also wearing everything from the Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package, while its upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine pushes down 475 HP and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque, allowing for a top speed of 163 mph (263 km/h).

Standard equipment includes the leather steering wheel, unique green accent stitching and a 12″ all-digital LCD instrument cluster (identical to the one in the 2018 Mustang), although the Bullitt comes with a unique welcome screen that features an image of the car instead of the pony logo.

“This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool,” stated Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. “As a designer, it’s my favorite Mustang – devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges. It doesn’t need to scream about anything – it’s just cool.”

As for why the car sounds the way it does, it’s the standard active valve performance exhaust system with new Black NitroPlate exhaust tips that’s responsible for the signature burble. The Bullitt also has a new Open Air Induction System and a Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87 mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration.

With color options, you get to choose between Shadow Black or the classic Dark Highland Green (like in the movie). Then there are the subtle chrome accents (around the grille and front windows), 19″ wheels, red-painted Brembo brakes and the bespoke front grille. Put it all together and you’ll find that the 2019 car does a good job paying tribute to the original.

“When making a Bullitt, there are certain things it absolutely must have,” added Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “It has to have the right attitude, it has to be unique in some way from the Mustang GT, and more than anything, it has to be bad ass.”

Customers are limited to just three factory options, the MagneRide semi-active suspension system, the black leather-trimmed Recaro seats and the Electronics Package, which includes sat-nav, driver memory seats and mirrors, an upgraded sound system and Blind Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert.

To sum it up, the 475 HP Bullitt Mustang is 8 mph (13 km/h) faster than the 460 HP Mustang GT, has bespoke visuals inside and out and sounds a lot more intimidating.

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Ford Ranger Returns To America With A Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, ford ranger, Ford Videos, new cars, Top 5, Trucks, video on 01 14th, 2018


Hours after Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Silverado, Ford is firing back by unveiling the all-new Ranger.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Ranger will join the reinvigorated mid-size truck market that is currently being dominated by the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

The Ranger’s front fascia is dominated by a relatively small grille which can be flanked by optional LED headlights. Designers also installed a bulging hood, front fender vents, and muscular wheels arches. Other styling features include vertical taillights and a tailgate with stamped “RANGER” lettering.

Three different trim levels will be available – XL, XLT, and Lariat – and they will be joined by Chrome and Sport appearance packages. Regardless of which trim level is selected, the Ranger will only be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations.

Perhaps the most notable option is the FX4 Off-Road Package which adds special shocks, all-terrain tires, and a “heavy-gauge steel front bash plate.” The off-road features don’t stop there as the package also includes a Terrain Management System with four modes and an all-new Trail Control system which keeps the truck at a slow and steady pace when off-roading.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a thick-rimmed steering wheel and a high-tech instrument cluster with two LCD displays. The model also features metallic accents and what appears to be painted trim on the dashboard.

An assortment of options will be available including an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as the Ford+Alexa personal assistant. Other notable options include AC power outlets, a premium audio system, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot which supports up to 10 devices.

Ford was coy on technical specifications but confirmed the Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is connected to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be standard while four-wheel drive will be optional.

Besides confirming EcoBoost power, Ford said the truck has a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a double-wishbone suspension with monotube shocks. Other highlights include parabolic rear leaf springs and underbody skid plates on four-wheel drive models.

On the safety front, the Ranger offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Lane Departure Warning system. The model can also be outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Reverse Sensing System, a Blind Spot Information System, and Pedestrian Detection.

The Ford Ranger will go on sale in the United States early next year and additional information will be released closer to launch.

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Ford Ranger Returns To America With A Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, ford ranger, Ford Videos, new cars, Top 5, Trucks, video on 01 14th, 2018


Hours after Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Silverado, Ford is firing back by unveiling the all-new Ranger.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Ranger will join the reinvigorated mid-size truck market that is currently being dominated by the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

The Ranger’s front fascia is dominated by a relatively small grille which can be flanked by optional LED headlights. Designers also installed a bulging hood, front fender vents, and muscular wheels arches. Other styling features include vertical taillights and a tailgate with stamped “RANGER” lettering.

Three different trim levels will be available – XL, XLT, and Lariat – and they will be joined by Chrome and Sport appearance packages. Regardless of which trim level is selected, the Ranger will only be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations.

Perhaps the most notable option is the FX4 Off-Road Package which adds special shocks, all-terrain tires, and a “heavy-gauge steel front bash plate.” The off-road features don’t stop there as the package also includes a Terrain Management System with four modes and an all-new Trail Control system which keeps the truck at a slow and steady pace when off-roading.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a thick-rimmed steering wheel and a high-tech instrument cluster with two LCD displays. The model also features metallic accents and what appears to be painted trim on the dashboard.

An assortment of options will be available including an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as the Ford+Alexa personal assistant. Other notable options include AC power outlets, a premium audio system, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot which supports up to 10 devices.

Ford was coy on technical specifications but confirmed the Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is connected to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be standard while four-wheel drive will be optional.

Besides confirming EcoBoost power, Ford said the truck has a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a double-wishbone suspension with monotube shocks. Other highlights include parabolic rear leaf springs and underbody skid plates on four-wheel drive models.

On the safety front, the Ranger offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Lane Departure Warning system. The model can also be outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Reverse Sensing System, a Blind Spot Information System, and Pedestrian Detection.

The Ford Ranger will go on sale in the United States early next year and additional information will be released closer to launch.

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Green Ford Focus RS Mk2 In The Green Hell Makes Us Green With Envy 12
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Film, Ford, Ford Focus RS, Ford Videos, Nurburgring, video on 01 12th, 2018


The new Ford Focus RS may have conquered the hearts of many motoring enthusiasts, but its predecessor, the Mk2, is still alive and kicking. Whenever it’s not listed for sale on the used car market, it continues to put lots of smiles on the faces of those that get to drive it.

Throw in a few laps on what is the most famous track in the world (yes, that would be Nurburgring), and you have the perfect recipe. At a first glance, this previous-gen hot hatch appears to be stock, but turn that volume up you’ll hear it crackling and backfiring – and if the clip’s description is correct, that’s due to the Milltek exhaust that has been fitted to it.

The 2.5-liter turbo’d inline-five engine had a nice soundtrack anyway, but the new exhaust simply turns up the volume to 11. As far as performance is concerned, its 305PS (301hp) and 440Nm (325lb-ft) of torque are more than enough, and despite the fact that it’s front-wheel drive, the second-gen Focus RS needs just 5.9sec to go from naught to 100km/h (62mph), and maxes out at 263km/h (163mph).

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The New 2019 Ford Edge ST Is The Sharpest Yet 11
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Performance, Ford Videos, video on 01 11th, 2018


Mention the letters ST around hot-hatch enthusiasts and they’re bound to light up. But the latest addition to the Ford Performance lineup isn’t a Fiesta or a Focus. In fact it isn’t a hatchback at all (though it does have four doors and a tailgate). It’s an SUV.

Feast your eyes on the new Ford Edge ST, the sharpest version of Dearborn’s midsize crossover yet. It’s like the existing Edge Sport, only more so.

Under the hood sits the same 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 as the Edge Sport, but instead of 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, the Edge ST offers up 335 hp and 380 lb-ft. That puts it closer, in terms of output, to the Focus RS than to the Focus ST. The engine’s also mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission (instead of the old six-speed slushbox), with standard all-wheel drive – but while the steering wheel has paddle shifters, sadly a manual is not available.

It’s the most powerful engine that Ford’s ever fitted in this model – edging out, so to speak, the larger 3.5-liter atmospheric V6 with its 280 hp and 315 lb-ft. And according to the manufacturer, it’s the most powerful V6 offered in its class. The Blue Oval automaker isn’t saying what it’ll do, but the Edge Sport could dispatch 0-60 times in about 5.7 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 14.3, and you can expect to see the new Edge ST better those numbers.

What we do know is that the Edge has been tightened up all around in ST spec: the suspension, throttle response, shift patterns, engine braking, exhaust note, and styling have all been sharpened. There’s a more aggressive-looking aero pack, dual exhaust tips, and 21-inch wheels, and there’ll be an upgraded performance brake package offered as well – a good idea considering the levels of inertia involved in a performance SUV.

Along with the new ST model, Ford has upgraded the rest of the Edge lineup for 2019 with more safety systems, infotainment options, and powertrain equipment. Even the base 2.0-liter EcoBoost four now offers five more horsepower while returning better fuel economy, thanks in no small part to that eight-speed automatic.

Expect to see the sharpened Edge on show in Detroit starting next week, in all specifications – including the new ST (pictured in blue) and the premium Titanium model (in deep red).

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Ford Teases New ST Model Ahead Of Detroit, Can You Tell What It Is? 10
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, Ford Performance, Ford Videos, video on 01 10th, 2018


Ford Performance is letting us know that there’s a new ST model coming to Detroit Auto Show but they won’t spoil the surprise.

The company dropped a short video on its social media channels, showing Ben Collins getting ready to drive one hot Ford. After walking past several of the company’s performance models, including the GT supercar, the Raptor and the Mustang GT350R, Collins come across the mysterious new ST model.

Usually we have a pretty good idea of what a company is planning to reveal at an upcoming motor show but right now we can’t really tell what Ford is cooking up for us.

That’s because the candidates are more than one in this case: some think it’s the US-version of the upcoming Fiesta ST but Ford isn’t planning on bringing the updated supermini on this side of the Atlantic, others speculate that it’s a new EcoSport ST model set to replace the gap the outgoing Fiesta ST is going to leave behind.

But the car most likely to be revealed in our book is the all-new Ford Focus ST. Ford has practically shown the new Focus covered in a colorful wrap, with reports talking about a reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

With that said, perhaps Ford wants to give the world a taste of the new Focus ST earlier at Detroit. Let’s see if we’re right as the Detroit Auto Show is just days away.

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Kid Attempts To Drifts Mustang, Ends As You Expect It Would 6
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Accidents, Film, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Offbeat News, video on 01 6th, 2018


It seems like the poor Ford Mustang can’t catch a break. From Pony car drivers crashing into a crowd, to multiple owners losing control while driving out of car meets, the past few years have been tough for Mustang owners.

Unfortunately, it looks like things aren’t going to get any better in 2018.

Reddit user meltedlaundry posted a video of a fifth-gen Mustang driver losing control of the pony car and, you’ve probably guessed by now, crashing. In what appears to be a hold-my-beer kind-of moment, the Mustang comes hurling towards a corner and gets nothing but understeer, leading to the car jumping the curb and crashing into a fence.

While the young motorist is clearly a fool, props go to the people who put up that fence, because it took the impact like a champ.

There’s no information or sound, so we’re going to go out on a limb and say that the Ford driver was, stupidly we should add, trying to drift in a neighborhood. Unfortunately, the kid messed up big time and his new Mustang definitely isn’t new anymore. Hopefully he’s okay and the car’s not totaled.

Here’s a top tip: don’t try to drift a car in a neighborhood because it’s not going to end well.

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The Ford GT’s Suspension Is Much Smarter Than A Fifth Grader 4
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Film, Ford, Ford GT, Ford Videos, video on 01 4th, 2018


The Ford GT may not have a hybrid powertrain or a near million-dollar price tag to match that of its competitors, mainly the Holy Trinity of hypercars, but it’s still one of the most advanced vehicles on sale today.

One of the GT’s more notable pieces of equipment is its suspension setup. It’s one of the things that astonished Jeremy Clarkson, leaving the outspoken journalist to claim the supercar was like a “Mad Caterham.”

Wrapping one’s head around the intricacies of the supercar’s suspension setup requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering. Luckily, Engineering Explained is here to simplify all of the insane engineering that went into the GT’s suspension setup, allowing everyone to marvel at the automaker’s engineers.

To help make things easier for everyone to understand, Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained, created an incredibly helpful animation showcasing the supercar’s double wishbone pushrod suspension setup. Fenske also points out some interesting components on the GT, including the Multimatic eDSSV and a torsion-bar spring system, which consists of a hydraulic actuator, a coil spring, and a rocker.

While the setup itself is unique, things get really interesting when Fenske begins to explain how the GT has bespoke spring rates for the vehicle’s ride height. We won’t get too technical, as the video does a excellent job of explaining the setup, but something astonishing happens when the GT is put into its track mode.

When the car’s sitting just 70-mm off the ground in track mode, the hydraulic actuator locks the coil spring into place, stopping it from moving. This gives the GT a higher spring rate at a lower ride height, ensuring the vehicle won’t bottom out on bumps. Obviously, this is some incredible stuff.

The GT’s suspension setup, as Top Gear’s Chris Harris found is what makes the supercar the “lowest, flattest and yet the most compliant supercar of them all.” With this kind of engineering, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that Ford recently set a new record on the Arctic Circle Raceway.

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2018 Ford F-150 Makes A Strong Case For Continuous Segment Domination 2
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Videos, reviews, Trucks, video on 01 2nd, 2018


Even though full-size pickup truck buyers have plenty of competent alternatives to choose from, the Ford F-150 has consistently led its segment when it comes to overall sales.

During this in-depth review, Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio attempts to explain why the 2018 F-150 is worthy of its financial status and also why you should definitely consider it if you’re in the market for a large workhorse.

For starters, it has a spacious and highly functional cabin, boasting supportive and overall comfortable seats. Furthermore, there are plenty of storage spaces within the doors and the center console.

KBB goes as far as to call the F-150’s cabin a “great place to live and work,” and recommends you go for the Super Crew version if you priority is to carry people.

On the road, the F150 rides well, offering a solid braking feel, good visibility in all directions and even decent fuel economy – as long as you go for the 325 HP 2.7-liter EcoBoost version.

If you’re interested in looking elsewhere for your full-size pickup truck needs, know that rivals from Toyota, Nissan, Chevrolet, GMC and RAM are also exceptionally good at their job.

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Ford Focus RS vs Audi SQ7: Is There A Real-Life Lesson Somewhere In There? 2
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi SQ7, Audi Videos, Drag-Racing, Ford, Ford Focus RS, Ford Videos, Top Gear, video on 01 2nd, 2018


Suppose you’re driving your new Ford Focus RS when an Audi SQ7 pulls up next to you on the traffic lights. This is going to be interesting.

Sure the two cars are not by any measure comparable but still it’s interesting to see which one is the fastest. Will it be the big diesel-powered SUV or is the grade-A hot hatch too tough for the traffic light grand prix?

The Audi SQ7 is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 TDI engine that makes use of an electric-powered compressor in order to eliminate the traditional turbo lag. Despite the big footprint, the fastest of the Q7s is capable of a 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds which sounds competitive enough for the Focus RS.

The Ford Focus RS is powered by a smaller 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that makes 345hp channeled also to all four wheels. Ford says it’ll do a 0-62mph sprint in 4.7 seconds, making things more intriguing.

Top Gear magazine brought the two together in their latest drag race video, so let’s see if the manual hot hatch will beat the big automatic diesel SUV. Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets.

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