Ford F-150 Performance Enhanced by new Sport Mode

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Ford F-150 Performance Enhanced by new Sport ModeCrazy-smart Ford engineers have struck again – this time blending the sport mode feature borrowed from the all-new Mustang with the reduced weight of the all-new F-150 to deliver an engaged, dynamic driving experience with any of the four high-output, fuel-efficient powertrains available to truck customers.

Since the all-new 2015 Mustang and F-150 were developed on a similar time line and share certain automatic transmission technology, powertrain engineers often drove both vehicles on the same trips used for testing.

Happy Morse Code Day from Ford

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2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty Trucks FrontFord is offering an available factory-installed strobe warning LED light kit for all models of 2016 F-Series Super Duty trucks for customers – such as utility, road construction or municipal crews – that require enhanced vehicle visibility while working on-site. The no-drill option is warranted and not susceptible to corrosion issues that can be a result of poor aftermarket installation.

Ford Focus RS Makes U.S. Debut in New York

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2016 Ford Focus RS FrontFord Focus RS is set to debut on U.S. soil at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Focus RS pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive delivering blistering cornering speed for thrilling performance and unbridled driving enjoyment for enthusiasts in North America for the first time.

The high-performance road car introduces advanced performance technologies, and is the first Ford RS equipped with selectable drive modes – including industry-first drift mode as well as launch control.

2015 Ford Edge Sport – Performance and Power

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2015 Ford Edge Sport Front AngleThe 2015 Ford Edge Sport has been officially SAE-certified as the most powerful Edge ever, with the highest horsepower and torque ratings yet.

Powered by Ford’s newest EcoBoost® engine – a 2.7-liter V6 – the 2015 Ford Edge Sport builds on its reputation as the modern utility vehicle for people who want to have fun behind the wheel and look good doing it.

Ford Focus RS with Innovative All-Wheel Drive

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2016 Ford Focus RS Front AngleFord today revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, which contributes to performance never before seen in a Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower.

Focus RS is the latest unveiling in a new era of Ford performance that will bring more than 12 performance vehicles to global customers by 2020.

In addition to pleasing enthusiasts, these vehicles help deliver the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth, product excellence and innovation in every part of its business.

F-150 Raptor Is Ford’s Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable Truck for Ultimate Off-Road Performance

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Front AngleFord, America’s truck leader, introduced the F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in the company’s lineup.

Ford has reengineered every part of the F-150 Raptor to make it the toughest, smartest, most capable off-roader – and more efficient than ever.

“When we created the first Raptor, we set out to prove vehicle performance isn’t just measured on the street or at the track – off-road can be even more fun,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “The original Raptor, plus enhancements on the F-150 set the bar for us to make the Raptor better in every way.”

2017 Ford GT

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2017 Ford GTFord unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.

The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup.

Beginning production in late 2016, the Ford GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Car Myths That Just Won’t Go Away

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Ever since there have been cars there have been myths concerning them. Some of them are just wrong but they persist anyway. Here are several automotive myths that refuse to die. You have undoubtedly heard several of these. Enjoy!

Red cars cost more to insure

Why are they more expensive to insure? As the myth goes, “Because red cars are involved in more accidents!” Well, have you ever bought insurance for a car? Was there any point where they asked what color the car was when you got a quote? Insurance agents love this one and get asked about it all the time. From an insurance point of view, car color makes no difference at all but the red car myth seems to go on year after year.

Big cars are safe and small cars aren’t

It’s funny, so many people think that their big SUV (with average handling and a rollover-prone high center of gravity) is safer than a smaller economy car. They forget that the safety of today’s cars are hardly a function of just mass but involve lots of safety technology like high-strength steel, energy-absorbing crumple zones and multiple airbags. The myth continues, though, and probably accounts for a sizable amount of SUV purchases every year. No wonder as a nation that we consume so much petroleum; it’s all these “safer” SUVs on the roads.

Model T Fords only came in black

This is a particularly persistent myth that has been dispelled by Ford Motor Company itself many times. The myth that the Model T “only came in black” probably comes from the reality that almost 12 million of the 15 million total Model Ts manufactured were black. The reality is that the Model T was produced in many different colors, including blue, red, green and grey.

Oil changes should occur every 3,000 miles

The 3000 rule dates back to when engine oils were less refined than they are now and got dirty quicker than they do now. Regular car service, like an oil change, was a necessity back then to keep a car reliable. Today, engines are better, oils are better and few manufacturers recommend an oil change every 3000 miles. Just don’t ask the guys down at Jiffy Lube for their opinion. They are going to tell you that this is hogwash and to stick with the 3000 mile rule. And to go to Jiffy Lube.

Overdrive makes you go a lot faster

We blame this one the Hollywood cliché of “kicking into overdrive”. This generally means that we are really going to haul now. Funny thing is, this is a true myth because overdrive just puts a car into a higher gear. Basically, it’s just for cruising and saving gas; as the engine RPMs settle down the car’s fuel economy usually increases.

Premium gas gives you more power

Wrong! Premium gas is simply less volatile than ordinary gas so it the gas of choice in high compression engines. Using it in your lower compression automobile would be just a waste of money because it has no more power than ordinary gas.

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