Ford gives Car and Driver every indication that the new all-wheel-drive system in the Focus RS will be seen in other performance products. And upon closer inspection, C/D notes that AWD system is "almost identical" to the one in the Range Rover Evoque.
Ford is finally putting out the details for the power and fuel economy for the all-new 2015 Edge. The Sport trim's 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 gets 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque and EPA-estimated fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.
After hearing about Detroit-native James Robertson's 21-mile daily walk to work, a local Ford dealer is giving him a fully loaded, red 2015 Taurus as a new ride. Robertson has been making the daily trek to his job for the past 10 years with perfect attendance.
Ford promises to more than a dozen new performance models by 2020, and this is the latest: the third-generation Focus RS, complete with 2.3-liter EcoBoost four channeling over 315 horsepower to all four wheels to give the latest breed of hot hatches a run for their money.
To keep the 14-month development on the Ford GT project a secret, Ford kept the car locked in a basement studio and only gave the car's skunk works team the keys. They also worked mostly at night with little input from the outside.
The United Auto Workers say that Ford is beyond its 20-percent cap of Tier 2 workers, so 55 of them will be moved to Tier 1 pay. Ford, however, says that it still has "some room to go" in the ranks of hourly employees on the lower pay scale.
This highly customized 1969 Ford F-100 completely rejects originality in favor of making big power. Under the hood is a highly tuned LSA supercharged V8 pumping out a claimed 800 horsepower, and to make all that muscle more usable, it's running disc brakes and independent suspension at all four corners.
With the launch of the Focus RS imminent, one of the next projects from Ford Performance might be a matching RS version of the subcompact Fiesta. A report suggests the tiny hot hatch could offer around 250 horsepower and all-wheel drive.
Edmunds decided to inject some fact into the fray over repair costs for the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150: it bought a $52,000 long-term F-150 and clouted it with a sledgehammer. Twice. Then it drove the truck to a Ford dealer to get it repaired. Seven days later it had a restored truck and a bill.