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Ford outs first RHD new Mustang prototype

Ford outs first RHD new Mustang prototype

You might assume that, after fifty years, Ford had tried everything with the Mustang, but there's one remaining big challenge for the muscle car: right-hand drive. Testing of a new RHD version of the 2015 Mustang has just begun, Ford has confirmed, as the company prepares for configurations of the car with the steering wheel on the other side to hit mass production for the first time in five decades.

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Ford, GM sued over CD-ripping feature

Ford, GM sued over CD-ripping feature

Ford and General Motors have been both slapped with a class action lawsuit from the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies on behalf of 300,000 artists and record labels. At the heart of the issue is the companies' CD-ripping feature in some cars, which is said to violate copyright law.

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Ford drops BlackBerry for iPhone

Ford drops BlackBerry for iPhone

A Ford spokesperson spoke today on the next big internal transition for the company: one of phone switching. Ford’s Sara Tatchio suggested that by the end of this year, 3,300 Ford workers will no longer carry BlackBerry smartphones. Instead, they’ll be switching to Apple’s iPhone.

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2015 Ford F-150 finally priced up

2015 Ford F-150 finally priced up

Itching to get your hands on some aluminum-bodied goodness in the shape of Ford's 2015 F-150 truck? Orders of the new model have kicked off this week, with prices rising over 2014's version, even as weight drops considerably. The new 2015 F-150 kicks off at $26,615 for the XL base version, up $395 over last year (including delivery and destination fees), though you'll have to pay a little more if you want the frugal EcoBoost engine.

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Hear the 2016 Ford Shelby roar in Nurburgring test

Hear the 2016 Ford Shelby roar in Nurburgring test

Some people liken the sound of their engine to a purring cat. If that's the case, then Ford's next Shelby can definitely be compared with a roaring lion. That is especially true if you watch this latest video that spies on the Ford's 2016 SVT as it goes around the Nürburgring track for a thorough test.

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2015 Ford F-150 spills power and hauling secrets

2015 Ford F-150 spills power and hauling secrets

Ford has spilled the beans on what eager 2015 F-150 truck fans have been waiting to hear: exact specs on how much the aluminum bodied vehicle will pack in terms of power, and what it can haul. The new truck - which is, at 4,942 pounds, 732 pounds lighter than its predecessor - will be offered with a 2.7L EcoBoost engine and with a 3.5L TI-VCT V6, both of which are being detailed for the first time today.

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Ford recalls 100k cars over axle issue and more

Ford recalls 100k cars over axle issue and more

Ford has recalled 100,610 of its vehicles spread across six different recalls, all of which were revealed yesterday. No accidents are known to have resulted from the issues, fortunately. Most of the recalled vehicles span model years 2012 through 2014.

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2015 Ford Focus ST debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

2015 Ford Focus ST debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ford has debuted its 2015 Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, showing off both its technology and its craftsmanship that bears many improvements over past offerings. Among these upgrades are 18-inch Rado Gray alloy wheels as standard, a flat-bottom steering wheel, revised steering in general, and more.

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ST Octane Academy: Ultimate owner driving experience

ST Octane Academy: Ultimate owner driving experience

Take a compact car, add a meaty engine, and you’ve got a recipe for success, and Ford is aiming to show drivers just how fun its high-performance small cars can be. Held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, the ST Octane Academy puts new Focus ST and Fiesta ST owners on the track with racing instructors to make sure they’re getting the best out of their cars. Ford invited me along to try my hand at the wheel.

There’s an art for squeezing the fastest lap times and the most fun out of a fast - but not supercar fast - car. In a supercar you almost certainly fall short of nudging its limits (my time behind the wheel of the Lamborghini Aventador was evidence of that) and can generally count on electronics and power to get you out of most situations.

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Ford Lightweight Concept Car eyes-on: High-tech, Low-weight

Ford Lightweight Concept Car eyes-on: High-tech, Low-weight

Ford wasn't going to let all that aluminum research on the 2015 F-150 be used on just one truck, and so now there's the Ford Lightweight Concept, a prototype car that, along with Samsung battery collaboration, aims to change the way we look at tomorrow's vehicles. Effectively delivering a car akin in size to a 2013 Fusion but with the weight of a Fiesta - a car two classes beneath it - the Lightweight Concept trims weight from the suspension, interior, glazing, and powertrain by using materials like aluminum alloy, carbon fiber, and composites.

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Samsung and Ford reveal next-gen car batteries

Samsung and Ford reveal next-gen car batteries

Ford and Samsung SDI have revealed the fruits of a decade of car battery research, with a new ultra-lightweight li-ion battery concept that could end up 40-percent lighter than nickel-metal-hydride packs many hybrids and EVs currently use. Meanwhile, there's also a new dual-battery system which could deliver hybrid-style regenerative braking on regular cars.

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Gold Standard: Inside Ford’s 2015 F-150 secret testing

Gold Standard: Inside Ford’s 2015 F-150 secret testing

At first glance you don’t notice the Ford F-150, not when there’s a vast Liebherr T282B dump truck towering above. Looks can be deceiving, though: this is no ordinary Ford truck, but in fact an experimental prototype of Ford’s new 2015 F-150, potentially worth more than the 2,700HP monster that looms over it. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. First of all I’m wearing steel-toed boots and standing in a gold mine in the middle of Nevada.

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