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The award for best performance goes to…

Our Focus RS is one of the most acclaimed cars in recent years, with awards including Top Gear’s Car of the Year 2016. Now the engineer who led the project has achieved a top award too. It is three years since Tyrone Johnson was first tasked with creating a ground-breaking, all-wheel drive hot-hatch – and […]

Froome with a view

What happens when you bring together a legendary cyclist and a racing driver with his sights set on the Le Mans 24 Hours? That’s exactly what we wanted to find out. Marino Franchitti, of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Sky’s Chris Froome got together as the twice winner of the Tour de France was […]

Jet-ski champion, inventor, daredevil – record breaker!

Looking like something out of a Sci-Fi blockbuster, Flyboard® Air creator Franky Zapata flew 2,253 metres to smash the world record for the distance travelled by hoverboard Zapata made the incredible flight over the harbour of Sausset-les-Pins, in the south of France, supported by two all-new Ford Ranger Wildtrak pickups.   Taking four years to […]

New engine is out of this world

We are using materials normally found in rocket engines to cope with the extreme temperatures inside our new turbo-powered EcoBlue diesel engine. Incorporating a turbo that spins twice as fast as the ones found in F1 race car engines helps make our new Transit and Transit Custom vans more fuel efficient, while delivering more power. […]

The van that brakes for pedestrians

Transit vans are one of the most common sights on our roads. They’ve outsold all other vans for 50 years – and now we’ve added some new technology. Our new Transit and Transit Custom use camera and radar to detect people in the road ahead and – if the driver does not respond to warning […]

Watch the story behind our return to Le Mans

Fifty years after our legendary one-two-three victory at the 1966 Le Mans 24 hour race with the original Ford GT40, we’re returning to the iconic race with an all-new Ford GT. Our new five-part series – “Ford GT: The Return” – goes behind the scenes to find out what it takes to simultaneously develop a […]

No lights? No problem!

Hate driving at night? You’re not alone. According to one survey, as many as one in three motorists refuse to drive after dark. We are now testing our autonomous research vehicles at night, using only sensors and 3D maps to navigate – with the headlights switched off.   This development shows that even without cameras, […]