A commonly held view toward self-driving cars is that, once the vehicles become fully-automated, a steering wheel and pedals are no longer be needed. Ford appears to be taking an interesting approach to the idea, with a new patent that allows for removable parts that could be plopped back in with ease.
Roy Lunn, a visionary engineer behind the iconic Ford GT40 car that won Le Mans, as well as the Ford Mustang, Ford Anglia, Jeep Cherokee and countless other automotive gems, died earlier this month at the age of 92 after suffering a stroke.
America’s proudest moment as a country came in 1967, when Carroll Shelby’s team of A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney sent Ferrari’s team home crying into their spaghetti bowls at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That day, the Ford GT40 was cemented as a racing legend and America looked cool as hell. Now, to celebrate that kickass…
The 2018 Ford F-150 is a facelifted version of last year’s truck, except under the aluminum sheetmetal, there’s more horsepower, more torque, and more gears. That all sounds good, but how does it actually feel? Here’s what I thought after driving much of the new F-150 range near Ann Arbor, Michigan.
If you like your bombshells small and gentle, then boy are you in luck, because Ford has just announced some changes to the 2018 F-150 that are so understated and mild, they’ll blow your goddamn mind, in a subtle way. These improvements come to fuel economy across most of the available engine lineup, and a decent…
What would you call a set of new 1.2- and 1.5-liter economy car engines? Pipsqueak? Whiskers? Nah. Ford went with Dragon. Very Game of Thrones, no?
A scream of a V8 (or a V6) echoes down a street lined with spectators. A Mustang fishtails into view, smoke billowing from its rear tires, its driver fighting madly for control. The car flicks and people dive out the way.
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Ford has a very big and ever-growing marijuana problem.
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I’m not going to make a dumb Cars and Coffee joke; instead, I’m going to just marvel at the fact that starting this fall, every new base V8 2018 Ford Mustang GT will make 460 horsepower (!!!), and accelerate to 60 in a time that—not too long ago—was exclusively reserved for supercars. Yes, let’s all just enjoy this…
The next-generation Ford Fiesta may not be coming to the United States because you didn’t buy enough of them. Apparently, the seventh generation Fiesta will be developed for Europe, the Middle East and some African countries where it’s actually selling well—but not us. Buy a Ford Fiesta ST while you still can?
For months, startup Lucid Motors has been up front that it’s looking to raise extra money to move forward with plans for a factory to make its all-electric vehicle, the Lucid Air. Behind the scenes, the fledgling automaker has also been seeking out a possible buyer, according to a new report from Bloomberg, which says…
Congratulations, Mexican smugglers! You finally found a way to make the Ford Fusion interesting, albeit in the most illegal way ever. Marijuana worth $1 million was discovered in the trunks of new Mexican-made Fusion sedans at a dealership in Ohio, reports CNN. This isn’t the first time this has happened, either.
America’s birthday is coming up! Time to celebrate with the Ford Probe GT.
Up until now, if you’ve wanted to smoke your Ford Mustang’s rear tires without roasting your rear brakes, your best bet has been the V8 GT. But now for 2018, Ford is making the Line Lock (“Burnout Mode”) feature standard across the Mustang range. Which is kind of absurd, if you think about it. But in a good way.
Depending on your sense of history, you might remember when Volvos were deemed “boxy but nice.” Maybe even farther back you recall the sleek P1800. But no matter what era you’re from, you almost certainly equate Volvo with safety. And believe it or not, Volvo’s advertising hasn’t followed the plot in a long time, and…
Let your retrofuture space desert dreams run free today. The 2007 Ford Airstream concept is your pod.
Monday mornings suck. The only thing that makes returning to work mildly tolerable is sweet, life-sustaining coffee. However, corporate employees at Ford were forced to ask “what fresh new hell is this?” when their coffee failed to deliver its much needed jolt this morning. Ford North America Product Communications…