Last weekend a Jalopnik reader ran into a team of engineers field testing the redesigned and repowered 2017 Ford Raptor off-road. Thanks to their GoPro we finally get a little peak at the truck’s experimental phase from something besides a Ford press release.
It’s not clear to me why Ford continues to make fun cars. Is fun really part of the company’s brand identity? Does it help them with market share? Does every car in the lineup need, like, multiple halo versions? What is happening here?
It’s worth noting right up front that, incredibly, the driver survived this wreck unharmed.
There’s not many things that leak out of your car that you can consume safely. Most people just accept this as a sad quirk of reality, but not Doug Martin. Martin is a Ford engineer who’s developed a system to collect A/C condensation and let you drink the resulting water from a tap right on the dash. Pretty cool.
About two years ago Ford executive Raj Nair said the 3.5 liter turbo V6-powered 2017 Ford Raptor would have 450 horsepower. Over the weekend some dealer documents made their way onto forums and Facebook chats confirming the same, along with torque and towing figures.
Chanting for the Ford Focus RS has grown quite loud over the past year or so, and now that people are finally starting to take delivery of the cars, the next thing we want to know is how it is to live with.
Harry Donovan is a 95-year-old World War II veteran who flew more than 20 missions over Germany. Now living in Indiana, he had a 1967 Mustang that he paid someone $10,000 to restore. That never happened because Donovan was scammed out of his money. But some gearheads came together to help him out.
Yes, there’s no question this 1964½ Ford Mustang made of Legos is remarkable. From a distance, it could easily pass for a well-kept but oddly matte-finished vintage Mustang. Up close, it looks like you’ve been transported to an alternate lo-res reality. It’s astoundingly good. But it is hiding a secret.
Ford issued a recall of more than 88,000 vehicles on Wednesday due to their potential to stall without warning while driving—and be unable to restart—or fail to start at all. The recall includes all Ford Police Interceptor sedans built in Ford’s Chicago plant from 2011 to 2015, and it wasn’t the only one they made.
So many Ford GT40s. So many. The best row at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
On Aug. 13, in the Eifel Mountains of Germany, while rounding the Südkehre at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with seven giddy Europeans riding along, Lucille found herself a long way from home.
A group of thieves carried out what seemed to be a meticulously planned heist of an Australian Ford dealership early Saturday morning, including top-of-the-line Falcons and a Mustang. One of the stolen vehicles wound up wrecking into a cop car later, and it’s just the one you’re thinking about—the Mustang.
Poor old Doug DeMuro had to drive seven hours in his Aston Martin Vantage to test drive the 2006 Ford GT. Now he’s trying to convince us this example of American automotive perfection actually has downsides. What nerve!
“That’s right!” said Ford CEO Mark Fields, almost to himself. He’d just announced that Ford would offer a fully-autonomous car by 2021. The crowd seemed less than enthused. “Woo,” Fields added.
Technically, Ford has been selling driver-less cars since always, because it is illegal to sell people with cars. But this time the automaker will sell a car that cannot be driven: a fully autonomous car, with no human driver controls, much like Google’s autonomous car. The planned target markets are commercial…