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New 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid SUV teased first as a cop car

Prepare to start memorizing another set of headlights as the police are getting another vehicle option next year. Ford announced Tuesday that its next-generation Police Interceptor Utility—Ford-speak for "cop car"—will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. With the new police powertrain, Ford confirmed that the next-generation Explorer, on...

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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 thunders in with upgraded aero, tires, brakes

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is a special thing, with it's flat-crank 5.2-liter V-8 engine wringing out to 8,250 rpm. For 2019, it gets a host of improvements, Ford announced on Monday, ranging from performance to daily niceties. The most important updates for GT350 fans? The performance improvements. The go upgrades start with new tires. Michelin Pilot...

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Watch a Ford GT’s active aero rear wing in action

The second-generation Ford GT has plenty of party tricks, but one of them is a trick rear wing that offers multiple functions while driving around town or at the track. Video from Drag Times explores and demonstrates how the active aero rear wing works by hooking up a GoPro to showcase how the wing behaves while driving. The particular GT isn't broken in...

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Ford patents lane-splitting safety tech to help protect motorcyclists

The practice of lane splitting gives motorcyclists a reprieve from stop-and-go traffic, but it also opens up new risks for both riders and motorists. Ford may have a here-and-now solution to reduce safety risk and help protect riders. The automaker received a patent for safety technology that will help identify motorcyclists and lane splitting for drivers...

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2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake boasts new looks, more power

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is an impressive bit of kit straight out of the box, especially when equipped with its Performance Package Level 2 handling upgrade. However, if you're the type that isn't satisfied unless we're talking insane levels of performance, Shelby American may be worth a close look at. The Ford tuner extraordinaire has been offering a Super...

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Ford drops new photo of 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford will launch a Mustang Shelby GT500 next year and the automaker has just dropped a new photo. This time it isn't a shadowy teaser we're talking about but a clear shot giving us a bird's-eye view of the 700-plus-horsepower super muscle car. It joins a previous teaser shot and video, as well as our own spy shots of prototypes. Clearly visible is the...

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2017 Ford GT sells for $1.8M at auction

Ford made buyers of its modern GT supercar sign an agreement promising not to sell for at least two years in an attempt to curb the cars from being flipped for huge profits. It hasn't worked because some GT buyers have already sold their cars, with the latest example selling at Mecum's auction in Indianapolis last week for $1,815,000, including the buyer's...

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Ford sues dealership that resold John Cena’s GT

Legal drama seems to follow the Ford GT wherever it goes. The latest installment of drama comes from a well-known story involving John Cena, his GT, and the fact the actor and wrestler flipped the car within a no-sell window. Ford sued Cena last year, and the ordeal is still playing out in court, but the automaker also filed a lawsuit against the dealership...

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Report: Ford Mach 1 electric SUV will share platform with next Escape

Ford's electric SUV tentatively named the Mach 1 will be based on a platform shared with the next-generation Escape, Autocar reported Tuesday. The platform is the highly modular design that debuted this year in Ford's redesigned Focus. It should make an appearance in the redesigned Escape sometime next year, a prototype for which is shown below. According...

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Fired from Ford, father of GT supercar now president of company building it

The main person behind the modern Ford GT is now one of the people in charge at the company that builds the supercar. Raj Nair, former president of Ford North America, is now president of Canada's Multimatic Motorsports, Road & Track reported Friday. Nair was pushed out of his role at Ford following an investigation into "inappropriate behavior," and...

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