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Paralyzed ex-racer has new Ford GT with hand controls, roof-mounted wheelchair

Adapt, improvise, and overcome. That's exactly how Jason Watt has decided to perceive things these days. The ex-racer was involved in a motorcycle accident in 1999 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Today, Watt is still able to drive, and he owns a very special Ford GT. Watt's GT is equipped with hand controls that allow him to operate the...

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1931 Ford Model A Sedan hot rod seethes with style

The 1931 Ford Model A sedan was a rather mundane thing. The Model T is credited with first putting Americans behind the wheel, and the 1932 Ford became a hot rod icon, but the 1928-1931 Ford is mostly forgotten. Put it in the hands of a rock star and a hot rod shop, though, and the Model A can become truly spectacular. This is one gnarly hot rod that...

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Matt Damon to play Carroll Shelby in upcoming Ford versus Ferrari film

It was supposed to be Tom Cruise. The "Top Gun" and "Mission Impossible" mega star was reportedly set to portray Carroll Shelby in a film depicting Ford's motorsport battles with Ferrari. That was way back in 2013, though, and Hollywood has since moved on. But time is a flat circle, so we're ready to make this thing happen, only now it's going to be Matt...

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John Cena settles lawsuit over selling Ford GT early

Seven months after Ford served actor and pro wrestler John Cena a lawsuit for selling his 2017 Ford GT shortly after taking delivery, Cena has settled the matter, according to a Monday Jalopnik report. As part of their contract with Ford, all GT owners are required to keep their cars for two years in an effort to stop profiteering and protect the GT's...

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2017 Ford GT catches fire in Germany

It's never a good day when a car catches fire, but when a high-priced supercar catches fire, not only do we take notice, but so does the automaker. In this case, a 2017 Ford GT has burned to the ground in Munich, Germany, and Ford has weighed in. The owner in Germany has not provided details on the blaze. Motor Authority reached out to Ford for comment on...

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Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT honors US pilots who defended Britain

This year will mark the 20th time that Ford has supported the the Experimental Aircraft Association event called The Gathering. The EAA holds a number of events throughout the year, but it's The Gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that serves as the organization's largest fundraising opportunity. Ford has produced a wild array of liveried and customized...

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2018 Ford F-150 Raptor sees price hikes

Ford was definitely onto a good thing when it launched the original F-150 SVT Raptor almost a decade ago. The desert-racing pickup truck is now into its second generation and it's priced quite a bit higher than the original. Per Cars Direct, Ford's latest order guides for the 2018 F-150 range reveals a starting price of $52,170 for the Raptor Super Cab and...

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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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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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