The Tesla Pickup is coming sooner than later, but Ford isn’t going to sit back quietly and watch, as they have just revealed an all-electric F-150 prototype truck. You read that right, they already have a working pre-production F-150 EV test car capable of towing over one million pounds, or 10 double-decker rail cars loaded with forty-two 2019 F-150s equal to approximately 453,592 kilograms or 453.5 tons. Read more for the video, additional pictures and information.
The new Ford Mustang Bullitt is powered by a Coyote 5.0-liter V8 producing 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual with active rev matching. This makes it formidable on both the streets as well as the track. AutoTopNL decided to go for a high speed run at none other than the Autobahn in Germany, and yes, it’s safe to say that they definitely hit the electronically limited top speed of 162 mph. Read more for the video and additional information.
Professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. made an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the Hillclimb event and in none other than the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, which is currently Ford’s most powerful street-legal production vehicle. Priced from $73,995, it’s powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 that generates 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-62 mph time of 3.5 seconds and quarter-mile run in under 11 seconds. Read more to see the Goodwood run video, additional pictures and information.
Lexani Motorcars is known for luxury conversions, and their latest project, based on the Ford F-550 is definitely no slouch. Meet the $1-million G-77 Sky Master, which at first glance of its interior, appears to be a private jet. If money is no object, this could be the perfect mobile office for long road trips, complete with six custom power tan leather seats that have heating / massaging options, a high-tech home theater system, 65-inch television, kitchenette, bathroom, and even a “VIP boardroom”. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
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The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350’s factory 5.2-liter “Voodoo” V8 is already one of the most exotic engines that money can currently buy, but if a 8250-RPM redline just isn’t enough, Fathouse Fabrications has a twin-turbo kit that should do the trick. When all is said and done, you can expect 1348 horsepower to the wheels, thanks to forged engine internals, a heavy duty twin-disc clutch, Motec ECU, an upgraded oil pump, a thicker intercooler, three fuel pumps, custom intake / exhaust piping, stronger axles, and a carbon fiber driveshaft. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
U.K.-based Charge Automotive announced today that it will showcase its $381,000 Ford Mustang EV at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July. Limited to just 499-units worldwide and based on the 1967 Mustang fastback, it boasts a 536-hp (400-kW) and 885 lb-ft of torque electric powertrain, enabling it to achieve a sub-4-second 0-to-60-mph time, and a top speed of 149 mph. A 64.0-kWh battery provides a claimed 200 miles of range, and its 50-kW DC offers fast charging. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Remember the Need for Speed movie from 2014? Well, this matte black 2013 Ford Mustang GT turned camera car used in the film could be yours if the price is right. However, this isn’t a stock Mustang, but rather one tuned by Saleen who installed a large supercharger to boost power output to 625 horsepower, while adding larger brakes, 3.73 rear gearing, a Shaker stereo system, Corbeau racing seats, and a custom roll cage. On the exterior, you’ll find lots of mounts for the camera equipment, complete with a glass hatch. Read more for a video, additional pictures and the auction link.
Ford partnered with Agility Robotics to create Digit, an autonomous robot that walks upright on two legs, can scale stairs and also carry packages weighing up to 40 pounds. It’s tackling Ford’s biggest issue with self-driving vehicles, autonomously delivering for companies like Domino’s Pizza, Postmates, Uber Eats, etc. directly to the front door. “As we’ve learned in our pilot programs, it’s not always convenient for people to leave their homes for packages or for businesses to run their own delivery services,” said Ken Washington, Ford’s chief technology officer. Read more for a video and additional information.
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In addition to the 2.3-liter turbo-four and 2.7-liter V6 models, mated to either a 10-speed automatic transmission (possibly manual gearbox), the 2021 Ford Bronco will also be offered in a hybrid variant, according to AutoNews reporter Michael Martinez. As for the latter’s powertrain, it could receive the same one powering the Explorer hybrid, a 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain generating 318 horsepower. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Sure, the Ford Mustang isn’t a vehicle you would normally associate with SUVs, but if the leaks are true, an all-electric model could be coming sooner than you think to take on the next-generation Tesla Model X. Russian automotive media outlet Kolesa rendered this concept, and as you can see the Mustang’s front and rear fascias remain, while adding a sloping SUV-style roof. Read more to see the back and for additional information.