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How the Ford GT’s trick suspension has two unique spring rates

The second-generation Ford GT packs incredible engineering no matter where one's eyes may scan. Be it aerodynamics, engine technology, or the suspension, there's always more than meets the eye. Here, however, we're talking about the GT's suspension, which is anything but traditional. It uses coil springs, but in a very unique way, as well as electronically...

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Report: Ford cancels redesign of Fusion for North America

Ford in a letter sent to suppliers has stated that the redesign of the Fusion for North America and the related Mondeo for Europe has been canceled, The Detroit News reports. The canceled program, referred to in the letter as CD542N, called for the redesigned Fusion's arrival in 2020. The car is still on track for China, however. The news could simply...

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Brazilian Ford F-75 originally started out as a Willys

First off, it's pronounced Will-Us. But that's of no use here really, as we're looking not at a Willys Rural but rather a Brazilian-market Ford F-75. Looking stand-out sharp in its clean aqua paint, this rare beast was spotted rumbling through city streets in its native country before being posted to the always enjoyable Curbside Classic blog. Willys began...

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Documentary details iconic McGee/Scritchfield 1932 Ford roadster

If you had to pick one car as the quintessential hot rod, the McGee/Scritchfield Roadster would be as good a choice as any. It's one of the most legendary, historic, and iconic hot rods in the history of the hobby, and it's a car that lived numerous lives. This documentary, by the Historic Vehicle Association's ThisCarMattersFilms, traces the history of the...

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Documentary details iconic McGee/Scritchfield 1932 Ford roadster

If you had to pick one car as the quintessential hot rod, the McGee/Scritchfield Roadster would be as good a choice as any. It's one of the most legendary, historic, and iconic hot rods in the history of the hobby, and it's a car that lived numerous lives. This documentary, by the Historic Vehicle Association's ThisCarMattersFilms, traces the history of the...

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Hennessey’s F-150-based VelociRaptor 6×6 enters production

Remember when Hennessey Performance revealed the utterly bonkers VelociRaptor 6x6 a year ago and announced plans to build it? Well, the company wasn't kidding as it rolled out the first example in November at the 2017 SEMA show. And now customer examples are being built at Hennessey's headquarters in Sealy, Texas, and just 50 are planned for the 2018...

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Ford F-150 traces its pickup truck roots all the way to 1917

The Ford F-150 is arguably one of the most iconic vehicles ever. Although the F-150 name arrived in 1975, the pickup traces its root to 1917 when Ford produced its very first pickup truck. From that day forward, the Ford pickup transformed how Americans looked at the automobile. We go back in time to 1917 with a new video from Donut Media, when Ford...

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Ford acknowledges Focus RS coolant consumption issue

After many horror stories from owners, Ford admitted early production units of the Focus RS model's 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine suffer from a coolant consumption problem. The issue produces misfires and white smoke before the engine reaches its optimal operating temperature. Autocar reported on Monday that Ford is "working on a repair for all...

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New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s supercharged engine possibly leaked

The lid may have just been lifted on one the most tightly kept secrets in the muscle car world: the identity of the powerplant residing under the hood of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The new Mustang flagship is still in development but a photo allegedly depicting part of its engine bay has surfaced on the Mustang6G forum thanks to member Super...

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2019 Ford Focus Wagon spy shots and video

Ford's working on a redesign for the Focus and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The prototype is for the new compact's wagon body style which is unlikely to be offered in the United States. Instead, we're likely to receive sedan and hatchback body styles only, just like with the current Focus. (One change, though, is that the cars...

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