If you happened to be driving in the North Texas area a few months ago and wondered why you had to take a detour when the interchange of West Loop 820 and Jacksboro Highway was closed overnight, just know that it wasn’t due to construction. Put simply, professional driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. attempted to drift the cloverleaf interchange in this 900-horsepower Ford Mustang RTR. “Entering a cloverleaf at maximum attack is something I’ve always wanted to do! There was nothing like the sound of the 5.0 revving out under the overpass portion as it echoed every which way,” said Gittin. Read more for more interesting images from around the web.
The 1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback has been faithfully recreated in this all-new LEGO (10265) set, which is comprised of 1,472-pieces, complete with white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed mustang grille badge, GT emblems and 5-spoke rims with road-gripping tires. Plus, there’s even optional add-ons for customization, including various license plates, a supercharger unit, rear ducktail spoiler, exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and even a nitrous oxide tank. You can also remove the roof panel or open the doors to easily accessthe detailed interior that boasts seats, a radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift. It goes on sale March 1, priced at $149.99. Read more for another in-depth video review, additional pictures and information.
Ford’s all-new Lane-Keeping Bed “applies car tech know-how to ensuring that even the most selfish bed mate stays firmly ‘in their lane’ through the night,” according to the automaker. It draws inspiration from Ford’s lane-keeping aid system which is available in almost every one of their new vehicles, thanks to camera-based systems which help you avoid inadvertently straying out of your lane. “Lane-Keeping Aid in our cars can make driving easier and more comfortable. We thought that showing how similar thinking could be applied to a bed, would be a great way to highlight to drivers a technology that they might not previously have been aware of,” said Anthony Ireson, director, Marketing Communications at Ford of Europe. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Ford GT are both incredible cars in their own right, but what happens when you take both to a drag strip? Well, this 1/2 mile drag race showdown video should answer that question. The Demon is pushing the full 840-horsepower while the GT is generating 647 hp, but the former is designed for hard drag launches. Read more to see which car came out on top.
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.