How to beat Usain Bolt

Champion modern pentathlete Matthias Sandten admits Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt would get the better of him on the track. But he claims he is the better all-rounder. “Can he swim, can he ride a horse, can he shoot a gun, can he win in fencing against me?” says Sandten. “The answer is no. I’m the […]

High fibre plan

For decades now carbon fibre has been used in the production of everything from aircraft to racing cars – due its incredibly high strength and extremely low weight. The all-new Ford GT – which makes extensive use of lightweight materials including carbon fibre – will boast one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production […]

You Drive Me Crazy

Valentine’s Day can be emotional. And we’re not just talking love – there’s stress, heartbreak, jealousy and rejection to deal with too! However you’re planning to spend the big day, we hope a few of the little Valentine’s gifts we’ve prepared – just for you – will put a smile on your face. First up […]

Creating catwalk designs from car seat covers

Wool, polyester, cotton… car seat covers? O.K. we don’t expect to see the latter on a list of materials used to make the clothes we wear any time soon. But for one very special event that was what one team of designers used to put their creations together. The Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge event […]

The road ahead

Self-driving cars were once the stuff of science-fiction. Now it’s more a case of when, rather than whether, autonomous vehicles will hit the road. Ford cars already feature technologies that help drivers park, avoid rear-end collisions, and adjust the headlight settings according to the surroundings. This year, we will provide two prototype cars for U.K. […]

One small step for man…

A year before man landed on the moon we launched the first car to wear the RS badge. “Rallye Sport” models have since established themselves as among the most iconic of performance cars. And 47 years on, we have now revealed the 30th RS – the new Ford Focus RS. This is a car designed […]

Staying safe in the snow

If there’s one thing you can’t predict, it’s the weather. But we at Ford like to prepare for any eventuality. That’s why we tested the new Mondeo in conditions including the worst possible ice and snow. And, as this video shows, we also equipped Mondeo with the latest technologies to help keep you safe – […]

Sporty engine that was a breath of fresh air

Car engines work better when they can “breathe” freely. Otherwise, it’s a bit like if you or I had a blocked-up nose. Performance is a little under par, and there’s no nasal spray especially for cars. But engineers long ago learned that adding more valves – which allow air to flow in and out of […]

Fitter, faster, leaner…

With its huge “whaletail” spoiler, the Sierra RS Cosworth made an Orca-sized splash when it debuted in 1985. And not just for its looks either. This was a car that packed a punch too. The Sierra RS Cosworth’s engine was turbocharged for maximum thrust, producing 204 PS from just 2.0 litres to become the first […]

Good things come to those who wait

Calling all Mustang fans! The wait is finally over… From today, customers across Europe can place an order for a new Ford Mustang for the first time ever in more than 50 years of production. From Lisbon to London and Marseille to Munich, Mustang fans can now also build the car of their dreams using […]

Mondeo Made Easy – Clever Materials

Ford’s straight-talking guide to its new flagship car   Today we’re talking about some of the clever materials used in new Ford Mondeo Did you just say “clever” materials? Well, they’re stronger and lighter – seems clever to us Stronger I get. Lighter equals good? The lighter the vehicle the less power is required for […]

Mondeo Made Easy – Safety Systems

Ford’s straight-talking guide to its new flagship car Today we’re talking about the tech that prevents accidents happening, and protects when they are unavoidable OK, I’d rather avoid an accident altogether, how does Mondeo help do that? To start with, Mondeo’s Pre-Collision Assist technology can spot obstacles ahead, warn the driver, and apply the brakes […]