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Ford Performance, SEMA, and Jay Leno Build a 5.2L Predator Powered RestoMod Bronco

In terms of gag gifts, it was a good one – perfect, in fact, for a classic car enthusiast. Now years later, it will finally get the attention it deserves.

The 1968 Ford Bronco wagon was left for Jay Leno as a joke, arranged by fellow late-night TV host Craig Ferguson to be parked in Leno’s spot on the eve of his last taping. Ferguson was unaware of the iconic status of the Bronco – and had no idea how highly sought after these models are. But long-time car collector Leno knew. He happily accepted the gift which ended up sitting in his garage unrestored until recently. Click here to Continue Reading...
Mod Nationals : A Race Weekend that Demands Attention

In 2016 Justin Young and Ozzy Moya set out to create a new Modular V8 based drag racing event to do one thing, take care of the racers. It’s been nearly 30 Years since Ford’s Modular Engine family made its inauspicious debut in the form of a 190HP Non-PI 2V 4.6L in a 1991 Lincoln Town Car. In that time it’s gone from being seen as poor follow-up to its pushrod predecessor to the preeminent bolt-on power production platform in modern Pony Cars. Still, modular powered cars are often underrepresented in other drag racing series. That’s what makes Modular Nationals different.

Justin and friends are Modular performance enthusiasts to the core. Like many of us older Millennials (Were you born in the early 80’s?) we grew up in a world of multi-port EFI and over-head-cams. These things were viewed by us as benefits, not hindrances. And let’s face it, there’s no domestic V8 engine platform out there that is more synonymous boosted performance than the Ford Modular. Just think about it, how many 800+ RWHP Coyotes are do you know about running around out there? Just how fast are those cars? How fast is yours? There’s one way to know, get out on to the track. Click here to Continue Reading...
Full Electric Mustang is Closer Than You Think

Ford and Webasto today reveal Mustang Lithium, an ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype. With more than 1,000 ft.-lbs. of torque and more than 900 horsepower instantaneously available, this Mustang amps muscle car performance to a new level and helps gauge the level of interest the next wave of performance customers have in lightning-quick performance that only fully electric powertrains can deliver.

The Mustang Lithium build is not only a one-off prototype to showcase electrification on the world’s best-selling sports car but also a testbed for battery and thermal management technologies Webasto and Ford are creating for the growing e-mobility automotive segment. Click here to Continue Reading...
Custom Built F-150s and Mustangs Headed to SEMA 2019

Ford F-150 and Mustang remain two of the most beloved nameplates on roads everywhere, including roads that lead to the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show.

“It wouldn’t be a SEMA show without some F-150 and Mustang love from our builder partners,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “These two iconic nameplates are always the most popular Ford vehicles throughout the show and each of these builds gives a refreshed glimpse at some of the latest trends in customization.” Click Here to Continue Reading...
Ford Performance and ARB Release Winch-Ready Bumper for Ford Ranger

Ford Performance and ARB 4x4 Accessories today announce a collaboration that will design and develop off-road accessories and vehicle recovery parts for Ford off-road enthusiasts, starting with a winch-capable front bumper for Ford Ranger.

“For Ranger customers who want the ultimate adventure gear, a Ford Performance collaboration with ARB is a dream come true,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “With 45 years of design and engineering experience in the overlanding and rock-crawling world, ARB is bringing additional options for Ranger customers looking to make their truck even more capable.” Click Here to Continue Reading...
2020 Super Duties Headed to SEMA 2019

The new 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty blasts its way to the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show with five fresh takes on a perennial favorite for vehicle customization.

“Super Duty customers love to personalize their trucks, whether modified for the street, off-road, towing and hauling or the ultimate in recreational use,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “For 2020 Super Duty customers, these SEMA trucks feature new levels of incredible customization, capability and performance.” Click Here to Continue Reading...
Ford Explorer, Escape, and Expedition are Headed to SEMA 2019

The all-new 2020 Ford Escape and Explorer make their debut at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show, joining Ford Expedition with tricked-out builds highlighting the latest trends in customization.

“There’s a growing hunger for consumers to personalize their SUVs, which have a huge range of possibilities from lowered street rides to off-road overlanding,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford vehicle personalization and accessories. “As the latest versions of Escape and Explorer continue to provide buyers with even more options for what they want, the aftermarket is a great place to see just how much more there is out there.” Click Here to Continue Reading...
Modded Ford Rangers and Transits Headed to SEMA 2019

The Built Ford Tough Ranger and Transit make their way to the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association show with custom rides showcasing a wide range of personalization opportunities.

“The automotive aftermarket space continues to grow at a tremendous pace from powerful street machines to the latest trends in overlanding and off-road,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “The Ranger and Transit are great fits for this space, capable of being modified in countless ways to give owners the flexibility to make their vehicle as unique as they are.” Click Here to Continue Reading...
Ford Reintroduces King Ranch Trim Package to Fast Selling Expedition

Aiming to continue meeting growing demand for Ford Expedition, Ford today reveals two new models for the 2020 model year – Expedition King Ranch® and an upgraded Platinum model with new materials and high-end finishes.

Large SUVs continue to appeal to customers across the U.S. Through August, U.S. sales of Expedition for 2019 were up 56 percent versus the same period last year – the best eight-month start for the nameplate in more than a decade. The addition of a new King Ranch version aims to build on that success. Click Here to Continue Reading...
Ranger and F-150 | Ford Performance Gets Into the Lift Kit Business

For the first time ever, Ford Performance Parts is offering after-purchase leveling kits for Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 for even better off-road performance and greater vehicle customization.

“Ford Performance Parts developed these kits to make the off-road experience even better for our Ranger and F-150 customers,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “Truck customers are asking for options for increased capability and customization, and the new leveling suspension kits for Ranger and F-150 deliver on that need.” Click Here to Continue Reading...