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Mustang EcoBoost gets Shelby GT performance pack

Mustang EcoBoost gets Shelby GT performance pack

Infamous Ford tuner Shelby has revealed its latest re-fettled Mustang, but this time around it's no V6 or V8 but the EcoBoost that has been made-over. Ford's four-cylinder might not seem the typical recipient for performance attention, but the Shelby GT actually makes a lot of sense, if you consider Mustang sales from a global perspective.

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2015 Ford Mustang right hand drive production begins

2015 Ford Mustang right hand drive production begins

Ford designed the 2015 Mustang from the get go to be a world sports car. Traditionally the car was designed and intended mostly for buyers in the US. With an eye towards world markets, Ford built the latest version of the car to appeal to muscle car fans around the globe. According to data from HIS automotive, global registrations of the 2015 Mustang have shown that the car was the best selling sports car in the world in early 2015.

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2016 Ford Explorer Platinum edition gets 500W Sony audio

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum edition gets 500W Sony audio

Ford has announced a new trim level for the 2016 Explorer. The new trim will make the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum the best-appointed SUV that Ford has offered to date. Among the niceties that the Platinum version of the new Explorer will offer are leather wrapped interior and a 500W Sony audio system. The Explorer Platinum will be powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost V6.

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Ford patents self-driving “lounge” car

Ford patents self-driving “lounge” car

The primary motivation for self-driving cars has mostly been for safety, taking stressful manual processes out of the equation and keeping error-prone humans away from the wheel. But if humans won't be driving anymore, there won't be much left for them to do right? Well, why not take advantage of the situation to do a bit of socialization? In a patent for an "Autonomous Vehicle with Reconfigurable Seats", Ford is suggesting exactly that, with front seats that can be moved to transform the cabin into a more comfortable lounge.

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Ford Focus ST performance upgrade kit makes 275hp

Ford Focus ST performance upgrade kit makes 275hp

Traditionally anything you do to a car to upgrade the power from factory levels will void your warranty. That won't stop most automotive enthusiasts, but it does stop a few folks from modifying their cars. If you own a Ford Focus ST, Ford has a new performance upgrade kit that will give you some more power to play with and allows you to keep your factory warranty intact.

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Ford develops screen to keep spiders out of your car

Ford develops screen to keep spiders out of your car

If you are one of the hoards of people out there who are afraid of spiders, Ford has some great news for you. I'm sure we have all seen a spider sitting carelessly on the dash of a car at one time or other. The spiders make their way into the car by crawling into vents and ducts form the outside of the car. Spiders can also cause issues with car systems such as fuel vapor lines by building dense webs inside them.

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Ford Gives F-150 a sport mode borrowed from the Mustang

Ford Gives F-150 a sport mode borrowed from the Mustang

The hallmark of the 2015 F-150 truck is the switch to aluminum body panels from steel, shaving 700 pounds off the truck for more performance and fuel efficiency. To make the truck perform even better Ford has announced that it has added a new Sport mode to the truck. This mode is on-demand and borrowed from a similar feature in the Mustang.

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Ford Focus RS pricing tipped to start at $36k

Ford Focus RS pricing tipped to start at $36k

For a long time the only cool car Ford offered that tickled my fancy was the Mustang. Ford then rolled out the Fiesta ST and the Focus ST, and both of those cars were performance bargains. Then Ford announced its slick Focus RS was coming to the US for the first time. At this point, we know everything there is to know about the Ford Focus RS, but the official pricing.

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IIHS Finds Aluminum F-150 Extended Cab Doesn’t Fare Well in Crash Test

IIHS Finds Aluminum F-150 Extended Cab Doesn’t Fare Well in Crash Test

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety or IIHS is an organization that crash tests all sorts of vehicles to see how safe they are for passengers and drivers. Recently the IIHS tested a new extended cab Ford F-150, the first mass-produced aluminum bodied truck on the roads. Some have wondered how well the truck, made using copious amounts of aluminum, would fare in a serious accident compared to traditional steel-bodied trucks.

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Shelby GT350 gets a HUD with a shift light for the track

Shelby GT350 gets a HUD with a shift light for the track

One of the coolest cars that Ford has ever produced is the new Shelby GT350 that is set to hit dealerships in the coming months. We already know all there is to know about the car with Ford having announced the power output of the GT350's flat plane crank V8 engine. If you missed that announcement, the engine makes 526hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Ford has now announced something really cool and that is a heads up display with a shift light.

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Ford unveils F-150 Limited, most luxurious Ford truck ever

Ford unveils F-150 Limited, most luxurious Ford truck ever

Ford has the best selling vehicle in the country with its F-150 truck and it has been the top seller for many years. More and more people around the country are looking to trucks rather than luxury cars and trucks have begun to offer the sort of features previously only found in a luxury car. Ford has announced a new version of the F-150 called the F-150 Limited and it is the most luxurious F-150 ever made according to Ford.

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Ford’s new headlights detect people in the dark, widen at intersections

Ford’s new headlights detect people in the dark, widen at intersections

Ford has just debuted its new prototype headlight technology that can detect and warn drivers of people, animals, or other hazards on the sides of roads at night. The system uses infra-red cameras to identify things such as people walking their pets or cycling, and then adjust the direction of the lights so they are easier to see. In addition, the lights will widen their beams automatically when the system detects intersections or other hazardous turns, improving drivers' visibility.

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