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, […]

Ford GT race car sets ‘Silverstone’ lap record

We couldn’t wait for the Ford GT race car to hit the track at Silverstone. So we designed our own “Silverstone” circuit, taking in London landmarks, on one eye-catching but VERY slow lap.   The Ford GT race car followed a route that started and finished at London Underground station Southwark – loaded aboard a […]

We help Team Sky take on the highway to hell

Cyclists call it “the Hell of the North”. Paris-Roubaix is a brutal cycle race that covers 160 miles over potholed roads and more than 30 miles of cobblestones.   The race leaves the cyclists caked in mud after six hours of riding, and is one of the most gruelling on Team Sky’s calendar. To help […]

Mexican wrestler takes a seat for the ultimate challenge

Folding down rear seats and raising them again can be a bit of a wrestling match… and often it’s the seats that are victorious. Legendary Mexican wrestler Silver King, star of Jack Black comedy “Nacho Libre”, finds this out in our latest video.  Filmed in front of a live crowd, the masked warrior is involved […]

Focus RS: “We have a new hero” says Top Gear

The lucky writers at Top Gear – the UK’s biggest-selling auto magazine – get to drive all the latest supercars. So what do you think they’ve named as their 2016 Car of the Year? A Ferrari, Lamborghini, or maybe a Porsche? Guess again. Top Gear’s favourite new model is our Focus RS hatchback – a […]

An ear for performance – Ford’s Engine Listeners

From wine tasting to tuning concert pianos, sometimes there is no substitute for the human senses to ensure your product is just right – and the powerful 350 PS EcoBoost engine in our Focus RS performance car is a perfect example. Specially trained ”engine listeners” in our Valencia production plant use just their ears to check […]

New tech helps you keep CALM and carry on

Forget about road-works, potholes or traffic jams. For parents, nothing spoils a journey quite like noisy kids in the back seat. Our SYNC communication and entertainment systems can help. The technology lets drivers voice-activate Roald Dahl audiobooks and can even find a place for kids to eat simply by saying “I’m hungry”. But for those […]

How to stage an Easter Egg Hunt – in your car

We challenged four excited children to track down a treasure trove of chocolate treats hidden in the nooks and crannies of an S-MAX. Not as easy as they thought… If this inspires you to hold an Easter Egg Hunt in your own car be sure to tweet your pix and clips to @fordeu. We’ll share […]