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The New 2019 Ford Edge ST Is The Sharpest Yet 11
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).

2019 Ford Edge ST

2019 Ford Edge Titanium


Ford Teases New ST Model Ahead Of Detroit, Can You Tell What It Is? 10
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.


Ford Performance Parts Launched In Europe For ST, RS And Mustang 1
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ESSEN Show, Ford, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Ford Focus RS, Ford Mustang, Ford Performance, Reports on 12 1st, 2017

Coinciding with the start of the 2017 Essen Motor Show, Ford has presented various parts that enhance the look, sound, and driving attributes of their performance models.

Developed together with specialists such as Borla, KW, Remus, and Roush, they’re available to order across Europe from December 1 for the Focus ST, RS, and Mustang models.

Adjustable coilover strut and shock absorbers, with up to 40mm (1.57in) reduction in ride height are part of the offerings, along with light alloy wheels that offer up to 15 percent in weight reduction, and high-grade stainless steel exhaust systems in road-legal and track-only versions.

The entire Ford Performance range can also be equipped with a special gearshift knob selection, with carbon fiber and unique short-shift gear linkage for the Mustang six-speed manual, which is said to reduce gearshift travel by 20 percent.

Offered in three stages for the Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8 engine are the Performance Calibration Power Packs, capable of boosting the unit’s rev limit to up to 7,500rpm. The powertrain can also be fitted with a supercharger kit, from Roush Performance, which is compatible with both six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes, and boosts power to over 600PS (592hp).

Presented for the first time in Europe is the Ford Performance Drift Stick Concept. Developed and designed for the Focus RS, and approved by Ken Block, this is a rally-inspired electronic handbrake, which uses the car’s Drift Mode to deliver clutch-free drift turns, similar to those of a real rally car.


Channel Your Inner Drifter With World’s First Electronic Handbrake By Ford 31
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in drifting, Ford, Ford Focus RS, Ford Performance, Ford Videos, Ken Block, SEMA show, video on 10 31st, 2017

Ford Performance revealed the all-new Drift Stick, the first-ever rally-inspired electronic handbrake, developed and designed for the Focus RS with the seal of approval by tire-smoke master Ken Block.
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2018 Ford Mustang GT Gets Sticky New Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Rubber 17
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Performance, Michelin on 10 17th, 2017

Tires may not be the sexiest part of a car, but they are among the most important. “Because a lot is riding on your tires,” as Michelin put it.
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Ford Mustang GT4 Coming To Circuit Paul Ricard For European Debut 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Performance, racing, Reports on 10 11th, 2017

Ford Performance is bringing the new Mustang GT4 to a European competition for the very first time in a special exhibition debut on 14-15 October at Circuit Paul Ricard.
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Ken Block Goes Old-School With Ford Escort RS Cosworth Rally Car 8
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Cosworth, Ford, Ford Escort, Ford Performance, Ken Block, Motorsport, rally, Rally Cars on 10 8th, 2017

Block giveth and Block taketh away. Only this time it's the other way around.
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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Takes On 2014 Model With Solid Results 6
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Performance, Trucks, video on 02 6th, 2017

With this latest generation F-150 Raptor, Ford Performance has focused on lightweight materials, fuel economy and improved capability, resulting in a more efficient and definitely more powerful truck.
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All-New Ford F-150 Raptor On Its Way To Customers In China 3
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in china, Ford, Ford F-150, Ford F-Series, Ford Performance, Reports, Trucks on 02 3rd, 2017

Ford has started shipping its 2017 F-150 Raptor performance pickup to customers in China, making this the first time that a US-built F-Series truck has been exported to the People's Republic.
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Ford F-150 Raptor Comes With Free Off-Road Driving Course In Utah 23
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Performance on 01 23rd, 2017

If we've said it once, we've said it a hundred times: a vehicle can have all the capabilities in the world, but it'll only perform as well as its driver can muster.

That point's not lost on the Blue Oval, which offers complimentary, hands-on tutelage to buyers of many Ford Performance vehicles. And now it's extended its high-performance driving school to owners of the new F-150 Raptor.
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Ford Performance Reveals Race-Ready Shelby FP350S 8
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Performance, Motorsport, racing, Shelby on 12 8th, 2016

Another track only variant of the ultra-popular Mustang Shelby GT350R has been created by Ford Performance, officially dubbed the Shelby FP350S.
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Ford Reveals New Mustang GT4 Racer, Plus All-New Data Logging App [w/Video] 1
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Performance, Gadgets, new cars, racing, SEMA show on 11 1st, 2016

Ford lifted the veil off their Mustang GT4 model, a turnkey race car ready to enter any GT4 series in the world, as well an all-new data logging application in this year’s SEMA show.
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New Ford Performance Power Pack Gives Mustang EcoBoost A Stronger Kick 11
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Performance, tuning on 10 11th, 2016

Enthusiasts who for some reason chose the Mustang EcoBoost instead of the V8-powered GT are no longer left aside by the blue oval, as Ford Performance has just announced a new power upgrade kit.
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Win A Ford Focus RS In The Forza Racing Championship 8
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford Focus, Ford Focus RS, Ford Performance, Ford Videos, Forza, Games, video, Xbox on 08 8th, 2016

Want to get your hands on a new Ford Focus RS? You could put your name down on the waiting list and pony up the $35,900 MSRP. Or you could win one by playing video games.
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You Can Now Buy GT350 Parts For Your Ford Mustang GT 28
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Performance, tuning on 07 28th, 2016

Ford Performance announced the launch of their power packs for the 2015-17 Mustang GT models.
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