Just a second?

Time officially stands still today – if only for a second. For only the 25th time, scientists are adding a “leap second” to the end of the day, to compensate for a slowing of the earth’s rotation. Clocks strike 23:59:60 before rolling over to 00:00:00 on July 1st. It got us thinking. How much does […]

Focus RS vs Ken Block

Which is your dream duo – fish and chips, Holmes and Watson, John and Paul? We suggest you add another – Ken Block and Focus RS. Pro-rally driver and YouTube legend Block was a consultant for the new version of our ultimate hot hatch. And he was showing off his handiwork this weekend at the […]

Think you know your racing Fords?

Are you a motorsport buff, or do you think Formula One is follow-on milk for babies? Why not put your knowledge to the test with our Ford racing car quiz. We’ve picked 12 famous motors from over the years – all you have to do it is match the right name to the right vehicle…

Cars that can see round corners?

Blind junctions can be a nerve-wracking experience for drivers who rely on slowly inching forward into traffic, while straining to see and hear other vehicles. To reduce stress, and potentially help avert collisions – we are now introducing a new camera technology that can see around corners, even when drivers cannot. Available as an option […]

And the ‘Oscar’ for best little engine goes to…

Our 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine may only be small but it sure needs a big trophy cabinet – if only to house the eight International Engine of the Year Awards won in the last four years. This year the engine world equivalent of the “Oscars” has recognised the engine, which powers ten models in our European […]

Take a taste drive

Foodie festival Taste of London is this week expected to attract more than 55,000 visitors. Among the attractions is Protégé by Ford, a pop-up restaurant designed to showcase three of the U.K.’s up-and-coming chefs – Derek Johnstone, Ben Donkin and Chris Thompson. Each chef has been handpicked by a household name, including Michel Roux Jr, […]

24 hours notice

Whether a fan of motor racing or not, the chances are you’ll have heard of the 24 Hours of Le Mans – one of the most iconic races in the world. The gruelling endurance event is held every year at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France, with teams competing in different classes […]

Connecting van drivers with their next meal

Life on the road as an electrician, a plumber or a parcel courier can be hungry work – especially if you’ve got to track down somewhere to eat in an unfamiliar area. How much simpler would it be to simply say “I’m hungry” to bring up a list of nearby cafes and restaurants – and […]

Car-sharing app puts a Ford at your fingertips

Been on time for something – only to have your plans blown out of the water by a protracted hunt for a parking space? Our new car-share service is the first to offer one-way trips with guaranteed parking. This is just one of the features we are testing as part of a mobility experiment that […]

You call that an app?

Covering an area 30 times the size of the U.K. – but with less than half the population –Australia can pose a unique challenge for drivers. Much of Australia consists of desert and what is known as the Outback, a rugged area with sand dunes, dirt and gravel roads and a lack of much else. […]

Cheap thrills in a hot hatch

A trip to the legendary Nürburgring race track in Germany has got to be on any petrol head’s bucket list. But how to make sure all the holiday money doesn’t go on fuel? The wrong side of an 850-mile round-trip, the likelihood you’re driving something juicy, and a few laps once there, could mean sleeping […]

Fuel of ideas

You don’t have to know much about what’s under the bonnet to know that historically, bigger cars meant bigger engines – and smaller cars meant smaller engines. Things have moved on. Our 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been punching above its weight since we first introduced it for the Focus just a few years ago. It’s […]