Mustang is Ford’s oldest continuously produced nameplate (Ford might cite its F-series, but that didn’t bear the F-150 badge until a decade after the Mustang arrived). In its lifetime, Mustang has been many different cars: a reskinned Falcon, something closer to the Torino, a hideous and malformed mutant Pinto, and a Fox, the platform it shared with a variety of Fords, Mercurys, and even a couple of Lincolns across three decades. In its current form, though, Mustang has become something it Read More »
Not long before his departure, Carroll Shelby told us that some of his fondest modding memories were of four-cylinder cars. Hard to believe if you remember him only for dropping an American V-8 into an across-the-pond convertible, but he also created the Dodge Omni GLH-S.
Now comes a car that Carroll wanted to build before his passing: Shelby American’s Focus ST. “Ford Motor Company’s new Focus ST is the perfect platform for the rebirth of the front-wheel-drive, turbo-four-cylinder Shelby,” says Gary Patterson, vice president of operations and sales for Shelby American.
Shelby says this is a sort of successor to the Read More »
It was the best-kept, worst-kept secret of this year’s Detroit auto show: Ford used its press conference at the Joe Louis Arena to show a concept version of the next-generation F-150 pickup truck. Called the Atlas concept, the flashy truck provides several important clues as to the future of the Blue Oval’s best-selling model. Dispelling rumors, Ford group vice president for development Raj Nair confirms that the Atlas concept isn’t made of Read More »