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Ford Fiesta ST gets 165kW Mountune upgrade

Tuning firm Mountune has announced a new upgrade package for the Ford Fiesta ST, which can be installed via a smartphone app. Dubbed m225, the flash tune bumps the three-cylinder hot hatch's outputs up to 165kW and 340Nm, up from the standard version's 147kW and 290Nm...

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I bought a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt… and modified it
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I bought a 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt… and modified it

For as long as I can remember and that’s going back a few decades, I’ve only ever modified one car out of the twenty-or-so I’ve owned and that was my very first – a $500 Ford Cortina Mark II MY70 – flat white with a dirty great black stripe running from boot to bonnet...


2020 Ford Focus ST revealed
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2020 Ford Focus ST revealed

Ford Performance has unveiled the new-generation Focus ST this week, ahead of an Australian launch early next year. As before, the Focus ST will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines (though we never got the oiler Down Under) with an automatic transmission available for the first time with petrol power. Headlining the powertrain set is anew 2...


2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to use 3D-printed brake parts
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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to use 3D-printed brake parts

The upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will make use of two 3D-printed parts in its brakes, developed at its Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Michigan. Along with the GT500, printed parts will be used in the interior of the F-150 bound for the Chinese market. The company says it has a bank of 23 3D printers at the facility in Redford, Michigan, where around 100 people are employed...


Ford Mustang Supercar breaks cover
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Ford Mustang Supercar breaks cover

Ford Australia has offered the first peek at its upcoming Mustang Supercar, the replacement for its long-serving Falcon, during testing. The car undergoing testing is being developed by DJR Penske, Tickford Racing, Ford Performance and Ford Australia, and was driven by current Supercars Championship leader, Scott McLaughlin...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied undisguised
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied undisguised

The all-new Ford Focus ST has been spied without any camouflage this week near the Nurburgring in Germany, indicating an official debut isn't far away. Here we can see the more aggressive body kit compared to the ST-Line variant of the standard Focus, while large alloy wheels (a design available on the previous Focus ST) fill the arches...


Ford GT production count grows by 350 units
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Ford GT production count grows by 350 units

Ford has expanded production of its GT supercar again, announcing 350 new vehicles will be offered atop the existing production run of 1000. When it was first announced, there were only plans to build 500 examples of the GT. Then, in August 2016, Ford announced plans to extend production by two years, pushing the build count to 1000...


2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 leaked
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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 leaked

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been ousted on social media, giving us a first look at the manic pony-snake flagship. Posted on Instagram by user sinister_lifestyle, the blue example you see pictured features a new set of massive alloy wheels, a unique front fascia, a more aggressive body kit, and a massive fixed rear wing...


Ford Ranger Raptor ruled out for the US
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Ford Ranger Raptor ruled out for the US

Hermann Salenbauch, vehicle line director at Ford Performance, has ruled out the introduction of the Ranger Raptor in North America according to new reports. Speaking with Autoblog, Salenbauch explained there are a couple of reasons why the company's smallest Raptor wouldn't be heading Stateside...


Ford Fiesta ST hits 237km/h on Autobahn - video
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Ford Fiesta ST hits 237km/h on Autobahn - video

If you're keen to find out how the Ford Fiesta ST sounds and goes before it lands in Aussie showrooms next year, this new video could be the answer to your prayers. Published on YouTube by AutoTopNL, the clip shows the Blue Oval's smallest performance model hitting north of 230km/h on a German autobahn, along with a 0-100 test...


Ford Edge ST takes on Focus, Fiesta - video
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Ford Edge ST takes on Focus, Fiesta - video

Ford Performance is making a big deal of the Edge ST in the USA, pitting it head-to-head with two of its other ST models to prove the high-riding family hauler is properly quick. With 264kW and 515Nm on tap from its 2.7-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost petrol engine, the Edge ST will likely hit 100km/h in around 6.0 seconds...


Le Mans-winning Ford GT coming to Bathurst
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Le Mans-winning Ford GT coming to Bathurst

Ford Performance has secured racing royalty to display at the 2018 Bathurst 1000, announcing its Le Mans class-winning GT will put on a show for the crowd at the 'Great Race'. Ryan Briscoe, Australian full-time Ford Chip Ganassi Racing driver, will pilot the EcoBoost V6-powered racer around Mount Panorama circuit ahead of the main event...


Ford GT roars around the Nurburgring - video
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Ford GT roars around the Nurburgring - video

A Ford GT has been spotted doing rounds at the Nurburgring for the first time, despite the company previously saying it would not be chasing lap records with its flagship supercar. The blue vehicle appears to be stock – or close to it – and wears a UK registration plate. According to overseas reports, this is the same GT that visited the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month...


Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe
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Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe

Ford Europe has confirmed the Ranger Raptor will go on sale in the region, arriving in showrooms mid-way through next year. Debuting at the Gamescom video game trade fair in Cologne, Germany – also where Ford Europe is headquartered – the Ranger Raptor is very much the same as the model sold in Australia, featuring various off-road mechanical upgrades and a 2...


2019 Ford Focus ST to get 2.3L turbo - report
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2019 Ford Focus ST to get 2.3L turbo - report

The next-generation Ford Focus ST will get a 2.3-litre turbo four and be offered solely with a manual transmission – according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the new ST's motor will have "close technical links" to the engine used in the current Focus RS, though it will be 'adapted' to for the front-wheel drive hot hatch with around 250bhp (186kW)...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied

The 2019 Ford Focus ST has been snapped testing on the Nurburgring, revealing its aggressive bodykit and diffuser in greater detail than before. In keeping with the heavily-camouflaged vehicle we snapped in April, the ST looks like a regular Focus on steroids, with pumped-up air intakes up front and a subtle side skirt, along with 19-inch alloy wheels from the current-generation ST offered overseas...


Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal
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Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal

Ford of Europe has confirmed it will be revealing a "new performance vehicle" at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, which commences on August 21. Not much else has been officially confirmed about the new model, though the Blue Oval says the vehicle is "for drivers and gamers", that "promises to bring the fun back to on- and off-road driving"...


Ford Everest Raptor on the cards
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Ford Everest Raptor on the cards

With the hype behind the Ranger Raptor, Ford is considering the option of offering an extra off-road version of the related Everest SUV with similar attributes. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Ranger Raptor in Darwin this week, Ford's vice president of product development for Asia Pacific, Trevor Worthington, said that it can't be ruled out at this stage...


Ford Ranger Raptor: "People wouldn't even consider" EcoBoost V6
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Ford Ranger Raptor: "People wouldn't even consider" EcoBoost V6

Ford's head of product development for Asia Pacific has explained that there isn't a market for a diesel or petrol V6 in the Ranger Raptor, which is why it wasn't considered as part of the product plan. The massive hype behind the Ranger Raptor took a slight hit when Ford announced a 2...


Ford Fiesta ST faces off with hot-hatch rivals - video
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Ford Fiesta ST faces off with hot-hatch rivals - video

The new Ford Fiesta ST is one of the most hotly-anticipated hot hatches of recent times, with a sterling pedigree and promising early reviews. But how does it stack up against its pint-sized competitors? Matt Watson and CarWow clearly asking the same question, and lined it up with a Toyota Yaris GRMN, a Mini Cooper JCW, a Volkswagen Polo GTI and Peugeot 208 GTi to find out...