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Ford will shrink platform count to just 5

Alan Mulally helped steer Ford through the previous decade's global financial crisis by moving the automaker's global lineup onto a core set of platforms under a strategy known as One Ford. It saw Ford go from 30 platforms prior to Mulally joining as CEO in 2006 down to nine in 2015, a year after Mulally passed the reins on to Mark Fields. Current Ford CEO...

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Ford’s baby Bronco will share platform with Focus

Ford is working on a small SUV with rugged looks to rival the Jeep Renegade, with the company releasing the above teaser shot back in March. With a new Bronco on the way to join it in a two-prong challenge against Jeep, many have started calling the new small SUV the baby Bronco. Maverick or Timberline might end up as the vehicle's actual name judging by...

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Saleen Sportruck XR is a hotter 700-plus-horsepower F-150 Raptor

Saleen Automotive, the California company best known for modifying Ford Mustangs and producing the S7 supercar, has a new creation: the Saleen Sportruck XR. Think of it as a hotter Ford F-150 Raptor. The Sportruck XR made its debut at Harris Ford Lincoln in Lynnwood, Washington, last Friday after a teaser on Saleen's official Facebook page. Notably, the...

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Report: Ferrari, Ford pull out of WEC’s “Hypercar” class talks

Organizers of the World Endurance Championship, whose highlight is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, are currently embroiled with automakers, teams and other stakeholders over a major shakeup to the series' top class in time for the 2020/2021 season. The current proposal is to replace the current LMP1 class with a so-called Hypercar class (a final name is yet to be...

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt first drive review: noteworthy and nostalgic

I want to be a hero. A hero reminds me of the best versions of me, especially when I can hardly muster enough courage to get out of bed in the morning. The 1968 Ford Mustang fastback sprayed in Dark Highland Green wasn't a hero when it rolled off the line in January 1968 and onto the screen in the motion picture “Bullitt.” One of more than...

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Hennessey’s 10,000th car is an 808-horsepower Ford Mustang

The folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering based in Sealy, Texas have been building fast cars since 1991. They've now unveiled their 10,000th build: the 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang. It features Hennessey's HPE800 upgrade designed for the current Mustang GT, but this special edition, limited to just 19 units, also comes with a number of...

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The Rock gifts custom Ford F-150 to his longtime stunt double

Having someone recognize hard work and dedication is always a positive experience, but when it's someone like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he goes above and beyond. As in, gifting his longtime stunt double a custom Ford F-150. Johnson posted the touching video to his Instagram showing him surprise his stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed with the new pickup...

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Ford GT that sold for $1.8M at auction is up for sale, again

The controversial 2017 Ford GT that sold at Mecum's Indianapolis auction this past May is up for sale yet again. It's once again being sold by Mecum, this time at the auction house's Monterey Car Week sale. To recap this particular GT's story, the supercar sold at auction for $1.8 million in May and somehow skid past Ford's buyer agreement promising not to...

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2019 Ford F-150 Limited gains Raptor power

Should the Ford F-150 Raptor be a little too brutish for everyday driving, the Blue Oval has an answer. The automaker announced Thursday that its 2019 F-150 Limited will gain the Raptor's 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. Thus, the posh pickup will produce 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, just like its Ford Performance cousin. The truck also...

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Ford Autonomous Vehicles is Blue Oval’s new unit for self-driving cars

Future self-driving cars and associated engineering will have a home inside Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker announced the new organization on Tuesday with the intent to accelerate its self-driving car business. Ford AV will be tasked with handling numerous segments of the self-driving car industry. They include system...

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