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Reports: these engines will power the 2020 Ford Explorer

Ford is busy readying a new version of the Explorer for the 2020 model year. We already know that the police version will come standard with a hybrid powertrain. We also know that a Sporty ST version is in the works. Now, after a bit of information has leaked out on the Internet, we also know which engines we can expect to find under the hood. Jalopnik...

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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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Pony up: 2019 Ford Mustang NASCAR cup racer is ready for the track

Hot on the heels of the 10 millionth Mustang built is the Ford Mustang NASCAR cup racer. The Blue Oval on Thursday revealed the cup racer ahead of its competition debut in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series, where it will fill the shoes of the Fusion. Ford Performance and the design team's goal was to build a stock car that remains true to the road car's design but...

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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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10 millionth Ford Mustang gallops off the assembly line

After 54 years of continuous production, the 10 millionth Ford Mustang has galloped off the assembly line. To mark the occasion, Ford said on Wednesday that it invited 60 Mustang owners representing each generation of the ponycar to celebrate the 10 millionth car at its Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly plant. The owners plan to spell out the milestone...

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Ford fitting line workers with bionics to help build cars

Ford is channeling the $6 Million Man for its latest technological achievement. After partnering with Ekso Bionics, Ford now offers the EksoVest for employees to reduce worker fatigue and lessen the chance of injury on the job. The EksoVest is an exoskeleton that provides lift assistance from 5 to 15 pounds per arm. Workers suit up and immediately receive a...

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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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