A string of drug busts in Minnesota involving marijuana being smuggled across the border in brand new Ford Fusions has triggered an ongoing investigation. It is believed that the cartel of former drug lord “El Chapo” is involved.
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Quad exhausts are cool, mostly as a visual sign that cool noises and a lot of power might be coming from whatever the four pipes are connected to. That’s not really the case on the 2018 Ford Explorer, but it still looks cool.
Many parents struggle with trying to get babies to fall asleep and often the only thing that works is a car ride. Ford made a crib that gives babies the relaxing sensation of a car ride without leaving the house.
Well, the new Ford GT just got about a hundred times cooler. It turns out that the new mid-engine supercar was made to avenge the death of ‘Project Silver,’ a quarter-million dollar Mustang race car that was canceled before it saw the light of day.
You see that? The minimal interior, the whopper of a monitor slapped in the middle, the tech-forward aura of it all? That’s the future, presented by Tesla, which is now the most valuable car company in the U.S., according to the stock market, despite not having produced a single Model 3 sedan, the car viewed as the…
Look out, world—here comes the 1996 Ford Ka!
To say these two teams have a little history with each other would be the understatement of the year. The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE and the Ford GTs have been ruthless with each other for the whole race. Sebring’s Ford vs. Ferrari battles are the best half-distance replay of Le Mans we could’ve ever…
The Focus RS RX has driven by Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud must be built to handle all kinds of abuse: jumps, dirt, getting hit on all sides during World Rallycross competition, and of course, Gymkhana videos. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how they made the car stronger, faster and more ridiculous.
You won’t be getting a flying car in two years, and you definitely won’t be getting one from Ford anytime remotely soon. Why? Because chairman Bill Ford knows how much people suck at driving. At least he’s honest.
Ford Motor Company announced this week that it’s testing 3D printing of large-scale car parts, a move that could eventually lead to the manufacturing of more fuel-efficient vehicles. 3D printing hasn’t really gone large scale like this yet, but the potential upsides are huge.
This video shows a group of hillbillies taking an old Ford truck out to the back woods, placing it on blocks, shooting it in the face with a shotgun, and revving the engine so long, it seizes. Then the ruffians break out the chainsaw and do some seriously grisly stuff that has permanently scarred my psyche.
Right after WWII, Ford famously turned down the Volkswagen factory at Wolfsburg, which they could have had for free. In hindsight, I’m pretty sure there was some regret about that decision, and it’s also what makes the Ford NPX-5 prototype so delightfully slathered in irony. The NPX-5 was Ford’s attempt to make a…
Ford has made it clear it’d like for urban cores of the future to be armed to the teeth with high-tech gadgetry, and while that seems highly implausible for now, the automaker’s self-driving delivery concept is certainly interesting. Called “Autolivery,” the idea involves self-driving vans and drones to make it easier…