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The new-generation Ford Mustang is one of the stars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show , but it will be quite some time before customers get the chance to drive it. Until then, you can enjoy seeing the new `Stang in action on the silver screen, as it will be featured in the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie that is set to be released on March 14th.

Since the original Mustang was launched in April 1964, the muscle car has made more than 3,200 appearances in movies and television shows, so it is quite a hit in Hollywood.

In the upcoming "Need For Speed" movie, Aaron Paul will drive a custom 2015 Mustang that NFS director Scott Waugh specially selected. According to Waugh, the Mustang "is a car that really represents American culture," and this was the reason why he selected it. We’re willing to bet that the popularity of the all-new Mustang also weighed pretty heavily on his decision too.

Check out the video (above) to see exactly how fun it is to drive the new Mustang.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang

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Ford F-150

Ford Motor Co. ended the year with record sales of the F-Series truck. The F-Series has been the segment leader for more than three decades now and continues to be the truck of choice for most Americans.

In 2013, the Ford F-Series registered huge growth in sales compared to the same period last year. The F-Series remained No.1 in terms of sheer sales numbers; America’s best selling vehicle by a huge margin.

For the 37th year running, the Ford F-Series has remained the country’s best-selling truck. The Detroit based car maker sold 763,402 units of the F-Series during the year 2013. The Chevrolet Silverado took second place with 480,414 units. Compared with the sales in 2012, Ford sold an additional 18,086 units in the last year.

To put this in perspective, the Toyota Camry was the best-selling Toyota product during the previous year. The Japanese car maker delivered 408,000 units of the Camry, which is half the number of F-Series trucks sold.

Click past the jump to read about one of the newest additions to the F-150 lineup, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Source: Motortrend
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In the latest episode of The Smoking Tire, Matt Farah wanted to see just how much car you can get for around $25k in both the new and used markets. From the new market, he chose a 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and from the used market, he borrowed a friend’s E46 BMW M3 . The Fiesta ST is a downright impressive hatchback that is unrivaled in its class, but the E46 M3 is still known as one of the best driver’s cars of all time.

Farah thinks that the Fiesta ST is easier to drive and that it offers a better equipped interior. Ford’s feisty hatchback is powered by a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the E46 M3 gets a 3.2-liter, six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 333 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.

On paper, it looks like the M3 would win hands down, but he didn’t test these cars on paper. Check out the video to see which one he prefers.

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Ford Focus

Just before we rang in the new year, our spy photographers caught the updated version of the current-generation Ford Focus testing in the cold. Now, it looks like new year began with yet another testing session for the model, but this time the testing took place in hot weather.

Besides the temperature difference and lack of snow, what’s different this time is that our spy photographers managed to catch both the hatchback and the station wagon versions, and that both don the real taillights. Everything else remains identical to the previous prototype we caught, including the selective camouflaging.

Rumors suggest that the revised Focus will get a fully revised front end, an updated rear end, a bigger screen for the infotainment and satellite navigation system, and a revised button layout. Ford will likely add a new lineup of colors and materials, and some new wheels design.

Under its hood, we expect a revised engine lineup that will deliver more power and improved fuel economy.

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Ford just unveiled the sixth-generation Mustang and it looks like plenty of aftermarket companies were impressed by its amazing tuning capacities.

A virtual kit was just announced by the folks over at Forgiato Wheels in cooperation with Kris Horton from CarsbyKris. Apparently the two companies wanted to have something ready for the car in time for its official debut in April 2014 — the Mustang ’s 50th anniversary.

As we can see from the first images of the modded car, this special Mustang will be updated with a pretty aggressive body kit and a new set of wheels designed by Forgiato.

What we really like on this car is its bright exterior paint that combines perfectly with the new carbon-fiber elements, and the new set of wheels that are contrasted by red brake calipers.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang by Forgiato Wheels and Kris Horton.

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After a long wait, Ford finally revealed the 2015 Mustang to the world on the December 5, 2013. This time, Ford is going global with the Mustang making it available in multiple markets outside of the U.S.

Currently just a prototype, the 2015 Ford Mustang is not expected to arrive in showrooms anytime soon. That said, the first prototypes have been traveling the globe showcasing all that’s new about the pony car.

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT recently payed a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage. Starting with the Mustang 1, Ford embarked on a journey that created an world famous icon. The first production Mustang with chassis no. 0001 was also at Jay’s garage accompanied by the then CEO of Ford Motor Co.

A good history lesson then, before the 2015 Mustang rolled in and along came the Mustang Chief Engineer who worked on the project. This being a pre-production prototype, Jay did not get to drive it, though.

However, he did get the opportunity of cranking-up the 5.0-liter V-8 engine. And doesn’t she sound like sweet music.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang GT

The movie adaptation of Go Like Hell already hasA-lister Tom Cruise in the fold and if recent reports are accurate, Cruise is set to be joined by another Hollywood heavyweight: Brad Pitt.

The two last co-starred in the 1994 movie Interview with a Vampire and the potential co-starring role will ignite a move that’s already being billed as a blockbuster adaptation of the A.J. Baime book that chronicled the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari during their glory years at Le Mans .

It’s already been reported that Cruise will be playing the role of Carroll Shelby in the movie with Joseph Kosinski sitting in the director’s chair. There’s been no mention of what role Pitt will play in the movie but if it’s any indication, it won’t come as a surprise if he stars as Ferrari’s very own patriarch, Enzo Ferrari.

It’ll be very interesting to see how the cast for Go Like Hell builds up. But with Cruise and possibly Pitt on board, it’s going to be one heck of a blockbuster.

Click past the jump to read the official synopsis of Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

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Ford GT is no doubt one of the most powerful and fastest cars in the world, but with the right updates it can get even better than the stock version. In this video you will meet the fastest GT ever: equipped with a supercharger, two turbos and a little shot of nitrous, this special Ford GT run the quarter mile in 9.39 seconds at a speed of 151 mph.

Next to making this Ford GT supercar faster than ever, these changes also completely updated the sound of the V-8 powerplant, so the video is a must see for any GT fan out there.

For those of you whom do not remember, Ford GT is powered by a 5.4 liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 500 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 205 mph.

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More V-8 supercar news. This time it is an American car with a massively powerful V-8 in the form of a Ford GT X1 TT . This highly modified Ford GT has been worked up on by Rich Brooks from the The GT Guy LLC. The engine in this car puts out no less than 1000 horsepower.

Ford built the Ford GT in 2004 as a replacement for the Le Mans winning Ford GT40. The company produced just over 4000 units of the GT. The standard car was powered by a 5.4-liter V-8 coupled with a supercharger.

The thirsty configuration was able to put down 550 horsepower. The car was designed along the lines of the original with flared rear haunches and low roof line. It was pretty unique car this.

Rich Brooks was able to double the output by adding a twin-turbo contraption to the already powerful 5.4-liter V-8 to a rare, limited edition Ford GT X1. Just 30 examples were ever built as part of a deal with the Genaddi Design Group.

The twin-turbo 1000 horsepower V-8 was then called the Ford GT X1 TT. At present, the car is in the U.S. with 3700 miles on the odometer and is up for sale for $450,000.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ford GT

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Ford Mustang

"They hide in the bushes, they fly over test tracks;" the automotive paparazzi are always on the prowl, looking to grab a shot of the most secretive automotive projects. Ford has now revealed the next-generation Mustang coupe, and in this video it explains how the art of camouflage helped it keep the 2015 Ford Mustang under wraps, quite literally.

The iconic Ford Mustang , has been around for 50 years and has a huge fan following. So, it’s no surprise that the amount of excitement and curiosity was high ahead of the official reveal. Before we all get to see the car, it is essential for any car maker to keep it away from prying eyes during the development and fine-tuning phase.

Ford managed to keep us guessing for sometime before the Stang’s official launch, so what did it do to protect the car’s identity? As camouflage experts at Ford explain, they prefer to use soft vinyl instead of hard plastics that bind to the surface of the vehicle. The soft vinyl covers better and hides the contours of the body which made it rather difficult for us lot to get a peek at the lines.

As it seems, a lot of work goes into wrapping the car in vinyl, Styrofoam and plastic. During the early stages, our auto paparazzi had brought us heavily camouflaged images of the Mustang. As the launch date was nearing, the vinyls and plastics were replaced with psychedelic wraps to reveal the front fascia, and that’s when the internet became flooded with renderings of the 2015 Mustang.

With the official unveiling of the 2015 Ford Mustang , the teams are finally relieved of trying to keep it under wraps. But, this cat and mouse game between the car makers and the paparazzi continues, as we are still awaiting some special-edition models.

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