It’s official, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful yet, thanks to a supercharged 5.2L V8 that produces “over 700hp,” mated to a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which sends power to the rear through a unique carbon fiber driveshaft. Ford claims the GT500 does 0 to 60 in the mid-three-second range and is “the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology to date ever offered in a Ford Mustang,” according to the company. “A 350 was built for racing. This is going to be a great street car,” said company Chairman Bill Ford. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Hennessey Performance Engineering has just revealed the VelociRaptor V8, which is based on the Ford F-150 Raptor, but replaces the EcoBoost V6 with a supercharged version of Ford’s new 5.0-liter V8 engine. This upgraded engine is now supercharged, running at seven pounds of boost, producing 758 horsepower (557 hp at the wheels), mated to a 10-speed automatic from a V8-powered F-150. Suspension wise, you get an eight-inch lift, red Brembo brake calipers, and a set of 37-inch tires wrapped around 20-inch wheels. Read more for a driving video, additional pictures and information.
It’s official, the 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car is entering production, thanks to Irvine, California-based classic car replica manufacturer Superformance. The original aluminum-clad supecar is powered by a 6.4-liter V-10 generating 605 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Superformance CEO Lance Stander stated that the first 200 GR-1s built—in conjunction with Shelby American will sport aluminum bodies, either polished or painted, while subsequent cars are going to have carbon fiber bodies. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Many are accustomed to seeing Ford Crown Victoria-based police interceptors, but the automaker has just revealed one based on the all-new Explorer SUV. The 2020 Police Interceptor hybrid, powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine, mated to a 10-speed transmission, achieves 24 mpg, a 41 percent improvement over the outgoing 3.7-liter V6 Interceptor. “We never do a police car on our own, because we get so many benefits from Ford’s production program,” said Interceptor vehicle engineer Allen Magolen. Read more for additional pictures and information.
From the interior alone, you might think it’s a Tesla Model S, but step outside, and this appears to be a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, but in reality, you’re looking at the Aviar R67. Inspired by the original pony car, this all-electric muscle car features an aluminum chassis, carbon fiber bodywork, and most important of all, two electric motors (one on each axle) that generate a combined 840 horsepower and 713 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-62 mph time of 2.2 seconds, while topping out at an electronically limited to 155 mph. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Unlike previous single-location installments, Ken Block’s Gymkhana TEN takes viewers on an epic journey to five very unique and different locations in several vehicles. The hooning begins in Luleå, Sweden, with Block piloting the current 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC on snow and ice, and then jumps to Detroit, Michigan, where he decimates the tires of a Ford Mustang RTR Hoonicorn V2 with 1,400 horsepower on the streets of the Motor City. From there, you’re transported to Guanajuato, Mexico in his Ford Focus RS RX rallycross car. Read more for a behind-the-scenes video and additional information.
Ford has created a prototype quiet kennel for dogs by using Active Noise Control technology designed for high-end vehicles sold in Europe. Why? Veterinarians have urged people to find quiet space for their pets because holiday fireworks can terrify the animal, which may cause them to run away, get hit by cars, develop anxiety and stress that can lead to injury and self harm. This quiet kennel detects noise and transmits opposing frequencies, complete with a soundproofing component as well as an automatic door. Read more for the video, additional pictures and information.
This isn’t the first all-electric Mustang, but Charge’s sports an officially licensed shell from a 1960s Mustang, but with a few modern twists, including revamped lighting units, a revised grille, a high-performance braking system with gold calipers, and ten-spoke wheels. The powertrain consists of a 64 kWh battery pack that enables the car to generate 402 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-62 mph time of under 3.1-seconds. When fully charged, you can expect a 124 mile range. Read more for additional pictures and information.