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All-new 2017 Ford GT Concept — New 600 Horsepower Supercar
Ford today unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.
The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.
Beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it’s worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but on the racetrack,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, referring to Henry Ford’s win of a 1901 car race that inspired financial backers to invest in his company. “We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”
The all-new GT supercar features rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine, and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell. It is propelled by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a next-generation twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower.
See the new models and concept cars shown off at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The Paris Motor Show 2014 kicked off on 2 October, and within hours we had floods of news, pictures and information direct from the show. We were expecting countless new car debuts, and a first look at some of 2015’s hottest cars – and we weren’t disappointed, as the wraps came off everything from the Jaguar XE and Mercedes AMG GT, to the new Volvo XC90 and facelifted Honda CR-V.
See the new models and concept cars shown off at the 2014 Paris Motor Show via the following photo gallery
Ford Taurus (sixth generation) – Ford Taurus commercial
The 2013 refresh of the Taurus was unveiled at the 2011 New York Auto Show and bears cosmetic changes, new engines and new technology. The most obvious change at first glance is the new front fascia incorporating sharper angles very similar to the recent facelift of the Ford Territory in Australia.
Changes to the rear of the car were minor with the only noticeable change being new taillights and dual exhaust tips (only the SHO has true dual exhaust while the other trim levels use a single exhaust that splits under the car). While the interior remains mostly unchanged, the Taurus now incorporates the MyFord Touch system which means a new head unit with 8″ touch screen, steering wheel and interactive gauge cluster. Other features new to the 2013 Taurus include a heated steering wheel, and an all new Sony sound system featuring HD Radio and iTunes Tagging. Additional interior features include Multicontour seats with Active Motion (massage), push-button start, auto high beams and a rear view camera.
The engines available on the face lifted Taurus are an 2.0 L EcoBoost engine with 240 hp (179 kW; 243 PS) and 366 N·m (270 lb·ft) of torque while achieving 22/32/26 mpg. The standard engine is the 3.5 Duratec with 288 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque while achieving 19/23/29 mpg. On SHO models there is a 3.5 L turbocharged V6 272 kW (370 PS; 365 hp) of power and 475 N·m (350 lb·ft) of torque. This engine is paired with six-speed high capacity 6F55 SelectShift Automatic.
The 2013 Taurus SHO’s European rivals are the Volvo S60 T6 R-Design, the BMW 550i (F10), the Mercedes E550 (W213), and the Porsche Panamera 4S.
It became available at dealerships starting in March 2012 and this generation had become the First Generation and arrived in the Middle East for the 2013 model year and replaced the Ford Crown Victoria which had ended at the very end of its 2012 model year, says Wikipedia.
Ford’s Advanced Prototyping, Personalization and Low-Volume Production
Ford engineers are developing a highly flexible, first-of-its-kind, patented technology to rapidly form sheet metal parts for low-volume production applications.
Once fully developed, the technology (Ford Freeform Fabrication Technology, or F3T) will allow for lower costs and ultrafast delivery times for prototypes — within three business days versus conventional methods that take anywhere from two to six months.
Press Play to discover Ford’s Production Plant.
FORD Ranger – Ford Ranger & Ford Ranger XLT
The Ford Ranger, code named T6, was unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The T6 replaces two regional Ranger platforms: the Mazda BT-50-derived model sold in the Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions and the North American model sold in select Latin American markets.
Although the T6 Ranger will be offered in 180 markets globally, it is not currently planned to be sold in the United States or Canada, due to the new platform being too close in size and cost to the F-150, and due to overall declining sales of compact pickups in North America. However it is offered in the United Arab Emirates along side the F-150 and Super Duty.
Ford initially planned a mid-size truck based on a modified F-150 chassis for the North American market named the F-100; however, this was shelved in favour of offering the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine on the F-150. Additionally, American and Canadian safety and emissions standards as well as the long-standing 25% import tariff imposed on non-American built light trucks prevent the T6 Ranger from being imported into North America. Likewise, safety and emissions standards in ECE-compliant nations, the need for right-hand drive in certain international markets, and the physical size of the F-150 prevent it from being globalised.
Production is expected to commence in summer 2011, starting with Thailand’s Rayong plant, with production in South Africa and Argentina to follow. Additionally, Mazda will build a badge-engineered version of the T6 as the second generation BT-50.
The Real Thing
THE REAL THING is a short documentary about custom hot rod builder BODIE STROUD and his re-imagining of a classic Mustang by way of an extremely rare and powerful motor built specifically for legendary racer Mario Andretti’s 1969 Can Am series race car.
The film follows the complex and creative build from its early stages, through its initial test drive all the way to an unveiling at the SEMA Car Show in Las Vegas where Bodie comes face to face with Mario Andretti himself.
Ken Block took his Ford Fiesta and an unnecessary amount of GoPros to drift all over Russia. Ken Block is on a mission of destruction as he battles the elements, races rogue skiers and tries to take out as many cameras as he can! Is Ken Block the best driver in Russia ?!
Who is the Stig from Top Gear? Somehow Ken Block? 😉