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Ford Mustang as new Street Weapon for Australian Police?

With the imminent demise of the locally built Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon sedans, the Australian Police Force have been hunting for a successor to replace their V8-powered Commodore and Falcon pursuit vehicles. Well, it seems the local boys in blue can draw some ideas from their German counterparts. On display at …

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Ford Mustang GT4 racer debuts at SEMA

Ford Performance is showcasing the Mustang’s racing potential with the unveiling of a racing variant of the pony car at SEMA. The Ford Mustang GT4 race car is based on the Shelby GT350 R-C Mustang, a car with a few podium finishes already under its belt after its first year …

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Ford bringing three hot Focus RS to SEMA

Parked alongside tricked out Ford F-150s and hotted up Mustangs at next month’s 2016 SEMA show will be three modified Focus RS from Ford Performance. The Focus RS is already packing enormous punch from the factory, ripping up 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque from its specially tuned 2.3-litre …

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HS Motorsport tweaks Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Since launch, the latest-generation Ford Mustang has quickly become a tuner favourite. And here’s one from German tuner HS Motorsport getting the usual power, suspension and wheels treatment. The Mustang GT Convertible packs a 5.0-litre V8 engine under the bonnet that delivers 306kW and 530Nm in factory form. With a …

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2017 Ford Escape to replace Ford Kuga next year

The Ford Escape will return to Australia in 2017 to replace the Ford Kuga with a lower starting price and more efficient powertrain. The Escape is essentially a face-lifted Kuga with the following key changes over the Ford Kuga: Refreshed design inside and out for a distinctive look. Improved specification …

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THE END: Ford ends car manufacturing in Australia after 91 years

Ford today closes a chapter in Australia as it bids farewell to 600 manufacturing employees and shutters its manufacturing plant for the last time after 91 years of building cars in the country. 160 manufacturing employees have been or will be redeployed from Ford’s plants to new design and engineering …

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SS Tuning presents Ford Focus ST sedan

Fancy a hatch-only Ford Focus ST but need a boot? Not a problem. Ford go-fast expert SS Tuning has released this ‘Ford Focus ST sedan’, a special build using a standard booted Focus and all the performance bits from the Focus ST hot hatch. The Focus ST sedan gets the …

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Hennessey building 441kW VelociRaptor 6×6

It seems more wheels are better. At least when it comes to SUV. It all started with the Mercedes G63 6×6. Kahn then created their Flying Huntsman and more recently, the Jeep Wrangler Tomahawk by Chinese company, G. Patton. Now Hennessey Performance is jumping on this 6-wheeler bandwagon with their VelociRaptor …

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2016 Ford Fiesta ST now available with 5 doors in Europe

European buyers are now able to order their 2016 Ford Fiesta ST with a pair of rear doors for the first time. The five-door model will go on sale alongside the three-door model and promises to bring additional practicality while retaining the performance of the Fiesta ST. The model’s 1.6-litre …

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Ford Focus RS boosted by Hennessey Performance

The Ford Focus RS’ 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque are apparently not enough for the folks at Hennessey Performance, who have developed a power upgrade package for the hot hatch. Called the HPE400, the package consists of a remapped engine control unit, a high-flow air filter, and a …

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 set to pack 530kW

Ford is expected to launch the most powerful Mustang ever in late 2017 and testing is said to be already well underway, according to new reports. The new model is set to replace the previous generation’s Shelby GT500 and could pack a fire-breathing 530kW and a colossal 900Nm. The performance …

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Ford Focus RS gets power boost with Mountune upgrade

Not happy with ‘just’ 257kW from your Focus RS? This Mountune performance upgrade might just be your answer. Co-developed by the race engine and road car performance specialist and Ford Performance, the upgrade boosts peak power from the Ford 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine by 21kW to 278kW and peak torque by …

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