Hennessey Performance took a 2017 Ford Focus RS and boosted its output to 405-horsepower and 425 hp of torque, all from a 2.3L EcoBoost engine – the stock boasts 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The Hennessey HPE400 package for the Focus RS is comprised of a reprogrammed ECU, a high-flow air filter, and a stainless steel exhaust upgrade with electronic dumps for a deep grumble. Continue reading for a dyno test video and more information.
This 1966 Ford GT40 MK 1 is just 1 of 31 built for the street, and was used as a daily driver early in its life, before restoration expert Robert Ash acquired it in 1984. It saw a complete restoration, from the exhaust, carburetors, body panels, and paint, right down to the factory wires. One new addition is a competition-style crossover exhaust. The current owner also recently had its original 4.7L 400-horsepower-plus V8 engine rebuilt. Want to purchase this gem? It’ll set you back at least $3.25-million. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.
Johnny Bohmer, owner of this heavily modified, twin-turbo 1700-horsepower Ford GT took this car to the landing facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and set a new, verified Guinness World Record for the fastest standing mile in a street car. He managed to hit an eye-watering 283.3mph (456 km/hr). Powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.4-litre Ford V8, complete with an upgraded intercooler and fuel system, the gearbox had to be strengthened to support the massive power, while the chassis remains completely stock. However, it’s not just a show car, as Bohmer regularly drops off and picks up his kids from school in the monstrous vehicle. Continue reading for more interesting, yet random, photos.
“The Great Depression” isn’t normally associated with hot rods, or any cars in general, but that’s exactly what this highly-customized 1930s five-window Ford Model A is called. It’s been completely revamped and features side air intakes, a hood-mounted air scoop, a massive wing with rear diffuser and Honda S2000-sourced rear suspension. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Sure, Back to the Future Day (October 21, 2015), may have come and gone, but the tributes are still rolling in, and the latest is this Ford GT time machine by OmniAuto.it. For those who don’t know much about the Ford Gt, it’s basically a mid-engine two-seater sports car that was produced by Ford for the 2005 through 2006 model years. The designers drew inspiration from Ford’s GT40 racing cars of the 1960s. A completely redesigned Ford GT is planned to enter production in 2016. Continue reading for more pictures of this time machine.
Shelby officially unveiled the 50th Anniversary Cobra Daytona Coupe. Available in aluminum ($349,995) or fiberglass ($179.995) models and limited to just 50-units, the vehicles will still require you purchase an engine separately, with both built to the same specs and measurements as the original 1960s era cars. Continue reading for a video of the original and more information.
If 418-horsepower just isn’t enough, and you have $125,000 to burn, Fisker-Galpin’s Ford Mustang Rocket should do the trick. The tuners added a Whipple supercharger, Magnaflow exhaust system and a performance tune to boost output to a beastly 725 horsepower. On the outside, you’ll find plenty of carbon fiber body parts, and 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires to top things off. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
You’ve probably heard of the Ford GT / GT 40, now here’s a rare look at the GT90. It was first unveiled in January 1995 at the Detroit Auto Show as “the world’s mightiest supercar”. It’s powered by a quad-turbocharged 720hp V12 engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, enabling it to hit a top speed of 235mph. The exhaust, which was claimed to be hot enough to damage the body panels, required ceramic tiles similar to those on the Space Shuttle to keep the car from melting. Continue reading for two videos, including a Top Gear test by Jeremy Clarkson, and more information.
On the outside, it looks like any other 1968 Ford Mustang, but flip open the hood, and you’ll see it’s packing an electric motor. Introducing Zombie 222 by Mitch Medford’s Bloodshed Motors in Austin, Texas. Its electric motors churn out 800 horsepower and an insane 1,800 lb-ft of torque, boosting it from 0-60mph in just 2.4-seconds. Unfortunately, this is a one-off production…for now, but those who don’t mind spending the price equivalent of a 2016 Porsche GT3 RS, you just might be able to pick it up. Continue reading for a video and more information.
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The all-new Ford GT has just been unveiled in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show, and it’s a stunner. Featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that churns out more than 600-horsepower, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox housed inside a carbon fiber tub. According to Ford, it will “exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car.” Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.