Orange (and blue) is the new black

Petrol-heads will recognise it as one of the most famous paint schemes in motorsport – the orange and blue of the legendary American Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 racing car.   The Le Mans 24 Hours-winning 1968 Ford GT40 that first sported this iconic paint job was one of just a few individual cars to achieve […]

Drone tech takes our safety inspections to new heights

Imagine if you could suddenly carry out an arduous – but essential – task around the home or at work in a fraction of the time it would normally take, thanks to one simple innovation. That’s the case for employees at our Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK, who are now using drones to inspect […]

It’s #Raptormania at Gamescom

Gamers expecting to see only virtual versions of their favourite cars at this year’s Gamescom exhibition are in for a surprise. We’ve become the first carmaker to launch a real vehicle at Europe’s largest video gaming event.   Our “bad-ass” new Ranger Raptor pick-up is a thoroughbred desert racer and extreme lifestyle off-roader, and makes […]

Tree frogs, feet and mermaids? Giant letters reveal your passions

You spoke, and we listened (or at least our giant Focus letters, powered by artificial intelligence, did). And now we know what you’re really into. In Italy, there’s a passion for mermaids, in Germany its tree frogs, in Spain its feet and here in the U.K. its Vikings – or at least it is for […]

10 million Mustangs and counting

We celebrated the production of our 10 millionth Mustang with a nod to the very first. Built 54 years apart, both cars were GT models in handsome Wimbledon White with big V8 engines, albeit with a slight difference in power – 460 horsepower for the new car compared to 164 for the 1964 model. America’s […]

Here’s how the Mustang might have looked

We’ve scoured the Ford archives to bring you some of the alternative design treatments for the iconic Ford Mustang of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

New Tech Could Help Prevent “Wrong Way Drivers”

Few mistakes have consequences as terrifying as turning on to a motorway in the wrong direction. To help prevent every driver’s worst nightmare, we have introduced Wrong Way Alert technology for the all-new Focus. Wrong-way crashes are likely to result in serious injuries and fatalities because the speeds of both cars are combined on impact. […]

Raising Our Game – Just Like Sports Stars Do

Technology typically used by the world’s top athletes to improve their performance, or to ensure their signature skills are accurately replicated in leading video games, is now being used on one of our assembly lines. Employees at our engine assembly plant in Spain are using a special suit equipped with advanced body tracking technology. The […]

Eagle Mustang soars to $420,000 at charity auction

Among the most eye-catching vehicles to race up the famous Hillclimb at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT.   And now the one-of-a-kind car has sold for $420,000 at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s The Gathering charity auction in the U.S.   Created by our Ford Performance team and U.S. […]

“I can understand why cyclists AND drivers get angry”

As a former professional cyclist and now behind the wheel of one of Team Sky’s support vehicles at the Tour de France, Servais Knaven has covered hundreds of thousands of miles in the saddle and in the driver’s seat.   There’s not much he hasn’t seen on the road, and he has a unique perspective […]

Could this tech spell the end of the phantom jam?

You’ve waved good bye to work or school, packed your holiday bags, applied sunscreen, and now it’s time to hit the road… straight into stationary traffic.   In the UK and across Europe, huge numbers of drivers setting off on their summer hols make so-called phantom traffic jams a common occurrence.   These frustrating hold-ups […]

Focus earns a 5-star safety rating

Our all-new Focus has been awarded the maximum safety rating by Euro NCAP.   And the high-tech family car is one of the very first vehicles to get a 5-star rating from the independent crash test authority under new rules that make it even harder to score top marks.   At the start of 2018, […]