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The new Ford GT will hit the market next year in celebration of the GT40's landmark 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans 50 years ago, but will its successor mark the Blue Oval's return to endurance racing and the Circuit de la Sarthe?

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Plus: Four Other Key Trends From The Motor City

Performance cars dominated the Detroit Auto Show, but other areas of the industry are showing strength as sales continue to rebound.

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Digging the new Ford GT? So is Microsoft, and it's putting the latest American supercar on the cover of its upcoming release of Forza Motorsport 6.

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The next generation of the Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck looks to be more off-road capable than ever before, combining a brand-new, specially designed, high-strength steel frame, aluminum bodywork, a 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission and a new set of Fox Racing shocks. Read all about it right here.

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With a reworking of its aerodynamics and a 130-pound weight reduction (carbon-fiber wheels!), the Ford Mustang GT350R promises to be an uncompromising track weapon.

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The latest Ford GT revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show goes for a more modern approach with active aero, carbon construction and an EcoBoost V6 packing over 600 horsepower.

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Kicking off the Detroit Auto Show festivities, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 have been named the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year.

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The British duo at Xcar take a sepia-tinged look at the car that started the mass-market automotive adventure, the Ford Model T.

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An anonymous tipster has leaked a map of Ford's display stand plans for next week's Detroit Auto Show, and it supports the idea of a Ford GT revival, as well as a Shelby Mustang GT350R and F-150 SVT Raptor.

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German pricing for the 2015 Ford Mustang has leaked, revealing hefty premiums compared to the US market car, although easily undercutting competitive European coupes.

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The Canadian auto market was hot in 2014 and posted recorded sales. Leader among them for the fifth straight year was Ford, but the Blue Oval nearly lost its sales crown. A rally from FCA put it within about 2,000 units of being the biggest automaker in the Great White North.

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After testing for its 10 Best Engines, Ward's is wondering where the eco – as in economical or eco friendly – is in Ford's strong-selling line of EcoBoost engines.

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Ford is promoting Mark LaNeve to become the head of the automaker's marketing, sales, service and dealer relations in the US, replacing John Felice, who is retiring. LaNeve is an auto industry veteran with previous experience in high-ranking position at General Motors, Volvo Cars North America and others. His previous position was as the chief operating officer at Global Ford Team, the Blue Oval's global advertising agency.

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The G-Shock car pack is ready for Forza Horizon 2, bringing with it a collection of six very eclectic models that run the gamut from concepts like the 2015 Nissan IDX Nismo to classics like the 1953 Ferrari 500 Mondial. The car pack even gets very quirky with the 1980 Subaru Brat GL. There's at least one car here to grab the interest of any fan of the game.

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President Barack Obama will be making a speech celebrating the auto industry's progress from the idled factory responsible for the slow-selling Ford Focus and C-Max.

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Out of 16.5-million overall sales in 2014, the top three vehicles sold last year in the US were pickup trucks, led by the Ford F-Series. The rest of the top ten featured three Hondas, two Fords, two Toyotas and a Nissan, and elsewhere on the charts a number of brands had record years.

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The Ford Transit took the reins as America's best-selling van in December. The Blue Oval's recently introduced full-size van line sold 10,030 units to take the title, and impressively, the model nearly doubled its annual sales in those 31 days to reach 20,488-units for all of 2014. It also beat Ford's own aging E-Series in sales for the second consecutive month.

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A page allegedly taken from a Ford training manual shows just how much power that the 2015 Ford Mustang's 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine loses when burning lower octane fuel. It appears to make around 275 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque – about 11 percent fewer ponies than when using higher-grade gasoline.

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Hot New Metal We Can't Wait To Get Our Mitts On

Now that 2014 is officially in the books, it's time to look ahead. We're now setting our sights at the hot new metal that's coming our way in 2015, and here are the cars we're most looking forward to driving.

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CES 2015 might as well be called the 2015 Automotive Tech Show, as OEMs and tech companies flock to show off their cutting-edge wares in Las Vegas.

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James May is getting a chance to prove his love for the mechanical nature of the automobile by curating an exhibit for the London Classic Auto Show. Called The Cars That Changed The World, he is displaying 13 vehicles that illustrate the motorization of the world over the last century. They aren't all the obvious choices, either. One group is composed of the misunderstood oddballs of auto history that May wants to give more recognition.

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