To celebrate the new Forza Horizon 4 optimizations for Xbox Series X / S, Ken Block decided to pit his insane Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR against a McLaren Senna Merlin in a drag racing showdown. Never heard of the McLaren Senna Merlin? That’s because it’s a one-off model – number 401 of 500 – with a custom paint job that showcases a color-changing pearlescent formulation, complete with gold pinstripe detailing that accentuates the contours of this hypercar. Read more to see how it fares against Ken Block’s crazy drift car.
This is your chance to own the world’s first and only 1996 Ford Ghia Vivace, which was developed by the automaker in alliance with Italian automobile design firm Carrozzeria Ghia as an exercise in experimenting with aluminum space frame design techniques. It’s based on the Ford Mondeo platform, but unfortunately, this concept was not fitted with a drivetrain or steering component, and the doors do not open. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Cyberpunk 2077 will officially be launched on November 19, and to celebrate. developer CD Projekt Red teamed up with Rockstar Energy to build a one-of-a-kind vehicle. It’s based on a 1970 Mustang Ford Mustang 302 and inspired by the in-game Quadra Type-66 car, powered 4.9-liter V8 engine. Performance upgrades include two 3.0-inch K&N air filters and Magnaflow exhaust, four-wheel disc brakes. On the outside, you’ll find a custom laser-cut grille and a special one-off “Quadra” badge set. Read more for additional pictures and information.
If you attended 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, the Ford Shelby Cobra concept car was one of the featured vehicles. Unfortunately, it never went into production. Inspired by the AC Cobra MkI, this vehicle was powered by an aluminum 6.4L V10 engine generating 645 hp and 501 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit a top speed of 207 miles per hour. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Limited to just 25 vehicles worldwide and priced at $298K, the Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition is exactly as it sounds, a carbon fiber-bodied muscle car. It’s 600-pounds lighter than the standard GT500CR, and powered by supercharged “Coyote” 5.0-liter V8 producing 810 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission. Step outside, and you get to see the unfinished carbon body in all its glory, covered in a veneer of clear coat. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Swapping a Cummins diesel engine into a Ford Mustang GT500 body may sound straightforward, but auto enthusiast Westen Champlin ran into plenty of issues. They ranged from fuel problems to leaking injectors, but after lots of elbow grease, everything came together. Now, this turbocharged beast is capable of running on high boost and looks cool doing so. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Ford engineered their all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet to shatter performance records without using a drop of fuel, and it did just that recently by completing the quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds at 168 miles per hour, while reaching 1,502 peak wheel horsepower. In other words, it’s the combined output of more than three 2021 Mustang GT V8 engines. The automaker partnered with Cascadia Motion to power the Cobra Jet 1400, equipping it with four PN-250-DZR inverters coupled to a pair of DS-250-115s, for a total of four motors, all spinning at up to 10,000 revolutions per minute. These motor-inverter packages run at 800 volts and up to 700 amps, with a maximum output of 350kW per motor. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ford and its newly formed Team Fordzilla eSports team revealed the ultimate virtual racing car designed with collaboration between the automaker’s designers as well as the gaming community. It’s officially called the “Team Fordzilla P1”, and concept was developed with the help of fan votes on Twitter at different design stages, including how the driver would be seated, cockpit style and even drivetrain. Ford exterior designer Arturo Ariño’s design came out on top in the end, gaining 83.8 per cent of the 250,000 votes. read more for a video and additional information.
In addition to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX super truck, which aims to take on the Ford Raptor, the Ram brand also announced plans to build a limited run of TRX Launch Edition models. Limited to just 702-units, each one boasts exclusive Anvil Gray paint and a special red / brushed-aluminum center console badge identifying it as a special, limited-edition TRX model, inside the cabin. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
To date, the Ford GT is America’s only Le Mans-winning supercar, and to pay tribute, the automaker revealed the first-ever Heritage Edition inspired by the original model’s first endurance win at the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race. This special edition model features a Frozen White paint jobwith exposed carbon fiber hood, asymmetrical Race Red accents, Ford graphics on the lower rear-quarter panels and one-piece Heritage Gold 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels paired with red lacquered Brembo monoblock brake calipers. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.