Shelby’s F-150 Super Snake Sport concept made its debut at SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas, but this week, the company announced that it will be making 250-units, based on a single cab Ford F-150 with four-wheel drive. The exterior features a new front bumper, ram air hood, mesh grille inserts, an aerodynamic toneau cover and a carpeted bed, body stripes and 22-inch aluminum wheels. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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What do you get when a fifth-generation Ford Mustang Convertible is converted into a makeshift Dodger Charger? This monstrosity from Texas spotted by Eviil SRT on Instagram. Simply put, they swapped out the front / rear fascias and had custom body panels fitted (fenders, etc.). There’s no word yet on if the engine has been upgraded, but considering how clean this swap looks, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a nice power boost. Read more for a picture of the rear.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk showed the Cybertruck beating the F-150 STX in a tug-of-war, and Sunny Madra, who leads Ford X, the automaker’s mobility-ventures lab, Tweeted saying that they should get at least a prototype for a fair battle. We know that Elon isn’t one to shy away from challenges, and told Madra to “Bring it on.” Read more for the tug-of-war challenge if you missed the reveal last week.
You’re about to see Ken Block tackle China’s most dangerous road on Tianmen Mountain in Climbkhana 2, behind the wheel of his 1977 Ford F-150, which is nicknamed the ‘Hoonitruck.’ It may look like a typical slammed truck at first, but it’s powered by a custom-tuned Ford Performance V6 EcoBoost engine generating 914bhp and 702 ft-lb of torque, mated to a Sadev 6-speed gearbox. Read more for the incredible 9-minute video and additional information.
Many already know that movies most always use replicas of rare or expensive cars, and Ford v Ferrari was no exception. The various Ford GT40 models seen in the film were actually replicas built by Superformance inspired by the same vehicle that Ken Miles drove at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car you see above was driven by Christian Bale for close-ups during filming and is one of two replicas made for the movie. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
It’s official, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is here, and this is the automaker’s first production-bound electric Mustang as well as the first Mustang crossover. This model will be offered in two lithium-ion battery pack options: standard range and extended range. The former uses a 75.7-kilowatt-hour, 288-cell pack that sends power to a large rear motor, while the extended-range option comes equipped with a larger 98.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack with 376 cells, sending power to both a motor at the front axle and rear. This means certain trims equipped with the optional extended range battery pack will be good for 300 miles per charge. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been leaked ahead of its official LA Auto Show reveal, and the top-of-the-line model will have a maximum range of about 300 miles with the optional extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. Power output is set at 255 horsepower, 282 horsepower, and 333 horsepower depending on the trim as well as powertrain. The most fastest model is rumored to be the Mach-e GT, which boasts a 0-60 mph time in the mid 3-seconds. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Ford and Webasto today revealed the one-off Mustang Lithium, an ultrahigh-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype, at SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas today. At first glance, it might look normal, but under the hood, there’s a Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters – all powered by an 800-volt Webasto battery system with EVDrive Technology capable of discharging a mega-watt of electrical energy. Unlike most EVs, the Lithium features a drag-strip proven, Calimer-version of the Getrag MT82 6-speed transmission with billet internals to handle the 900 hp and
1,000 lb-ft of torque. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ford’s Bronco R race prototype has been officially unveiled and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of Rod Hall’s historic Baja 1000 win, an overall victory in a 4×4 that’s never been duplicated in five decades. Yes, this Bronco R is not just a shell, as it’s set to head back to the Baja Peninsula later this month to take on the near 1,000-mile grueling off-road course and challenge the upcoming production Bronco’s powertrain as well as architecture. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Here’s a fascinating look back at the 1995 Ford Indigo Concept, which has appeared on Facebook Marketplace for $195K. Designed by Ford’s technical director Claude Lobo, just two examples were built, of which only one was actually functional – unfortunately, not the one being sold. The working example is powered by a 6.0 L V12 48 valve DOHC engine generating 435 hp and 405 lb⋅ft of torque. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.