Hot Hatch Shakedown – Honda Civic Type R Vs. Ford Focus RS
For older stateside hot hatch fans out there, it’s probably crystal clear that we’re currently in a new golden age of performance, one that was once relegated to the realm of fantasy and bench racing. High-powered, tear-drop-shaped compacts with an odd number of doors, turbocharged power, and sports car-like handling are finally, finally finding their way to the U.S. market, and after decades of waiting and ogling from afar, U.S. buyers will soon have a chance to get behind the wheel of four-wheeled superstars previously considered forbidden fruit solely for Europe and Japan. Two of the biggest contenders in this space are the Honda Civic Type R and the Ford Focus RS, both incredible cars aimed squarely at the enthusiast buyer. But which is better?
You can’t help but put these two compact titans in a side-by-side comparison. Both are roughly the same in terms of cost, both come with turbocharged four-cylinder engines, both get manual transmissions, and both offer five-door practicality. Both also carry a long history of making speed lovers smile, and command a veritable army of zealous followers to champion their claim to hot hatch supremacy.
But there are some serious differences as well. While the Focus is an AWD hammer, boasting four corners of grip and some impressive firepower under the hood, the Civic is a FWD scalpel, packing less weight and a history of apex-hunting prowess.
Which will come out on top – the Blue Oval Drift Mode bomber, or the H Badge slice and dice katana? It’s America versus Japan in a hot hatch shakedown. Read on for our take.
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Ken Block Drifts An 8,000-Pound Ford F-450 Dually Because Of Course He Can
Ken Block is the G.O.A.T when it comes to drifting. Give this man any vehicle with four wheels, an engine, a transmission, and a steering wheel and he’ll drift it; in this case, six wheels. It doesn’t matter how big or small the vehicle is. For some reason, Ken Block thought drifting an F-450 dually would be fun. It sounds absurd and laughable, but he managed to drift an 8,000-pound truck like it was some customized hatch.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Will Debut in Less Than a Month - Here’s What We Know
Amidst all the news surrounding the F-150’s delayed production, the company shutting down its factory after reopening it, and the delay in the Bronco and Mach-E’s production, there is finally some good news. Ford has revealed the 2021 Ford F-150’s debut date – 25 June, 2020. The information comes to light through a tweet by Ford’s communications manager, Mike Levine.
Watch in Amazement As The 2021 Ford Bronco Takes On The Wild With Ease
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been spotted on multiple occasions, but this time, we get to see it in action. The Bronco Nation uploaded a video of the two-door and four-door Broncos having some fun in the Georgia mud. The short clip features three Broncos in their camouflaged avatars, showing off their off-roading prowess. The video is more than a blurred leak or a spy shot and gives a good idea of how the Bronco would do in its natural habitat.
Don’t Be Fooled – The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is Just a Shelby GT350 With a Smaller Engine
The good news is that the Mach 1 name is, in fact, returning after nearly two decades on the back burner. The even better news is that it’s returning for a track-capable Mustang, the very model it was always meant for. We don’t know much about the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 yet, but it will feature a powerful and naturally aspirated, 5.0-liter V-8, and it will sit at the top of the lineup if you exclude the Shelby GT350 and GT500, of course.
Ford F-150 Raptor Rendering Looks Good In All the Right Places
The F-150 Raptor was without any serious competition in its niche so far, but now Ram has come up with the Rebel TRX, or popularly known as the “Raptor-killer”. To make sure it survives the onslaught from its rival, Ford will have to take steep measures to make the truck look more desirable.
One of the ways to do that would be to give it aesthetics upgrades, and here’s a set of renderings that do exactly that. Rendering artist Mo Aoun has imagined the F-150 Raptor, and it looks sharper and much distinct from the actual model.
Ford Is About to Do Unthinkable Things to the Mustang And Bronco Names
I think Ford doesn’t remember how annoyed purists and enthusiasts were when the automaker slapped the Mustang moniker to the Mach-E.
The car was set to be the company’s first pure EV, so it didn’t need the Mustang badge to be relevant. As if this wasn’t enough, Ford has now decided to make the Mustang a sub-brand. This means the company plans to sell Mustang-branded vehicles in the future. To add to the misery, the Bronco will be made a sub-brand too. Why is Ford giving us multiple reasons to hate it?
The 2021 Ford Bronco Will Have a Seven-Speed Manual Transmission, But It’s Not What You Think
The 2021 Ford Bronco was supposed to debut this spring, but with the ongoing Covid situation, it is still unclear if that’s happening. However, Ford recently said that the Bronco will "have its world debut this spring."
If true, this means the Bronco will be unveiled within a few weeks. In the meantime, there is some scoop on this vehicle. TFLcar has updates about the Bronco’s infotainment system, different packages, and even its seven-speed gearbox. The latter, however, is not what you think it is.
Ford Actually Believes That the Focus ST Is Better Than the Volkswagen Golf GTI
Ford has been working to dethrone the Volkswagen Golf GTI with the Focus ST for more than a decade now. Needless to say, it wasn’t exactly successful at it, as the Golf GTI is still the best-selling hot hatch in nearly every market. But Ford Performance Europe boss Stefan Meunzinger thinks that the latest-generation Focus ST finally has what it takes to overtake its rival.
The 2022 Ford Ranger Could Be Offered With An Efficient Hybrid Powertrain
Ford may have pulled the plug (pun intended) on a plug-in hybrid F-150, but it does have plans to introduce it on the 2022 Ranger. The Ranger is sold in many countries across the globe and is one of the most important products for the company.
The truck’s next generation is slated to be released next year, and it could see some massive changes under the hood. According to CarExpert, the Ranger will be offered with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that hasn’t been used in any other product yet.
Here Are the Latest Updates on the 2021 Ford F-150
Despite the pandemic, Ford seems to be working hard on making sure the all-new 2021 F-150 isn’t delayed for long. Few details have already leaked and some are announced by Ford itself, but there are a lot of things still unknown. With uncertainty all around, there is a lot of buzz surrounding America’s best-selling truck. Here are all the updates about the 2021 Ford F-150 to date.
The Best Ford Mustangs of All Time
When you think of American cars, the Ford Mustang is among the first that comes into mind. It’s been around since 1964 and went through six generations that spawned all sorts of models and trims. It debuted as an affordable sports car and it quickly evolved into a powerful muscle car. It then became a not-so-powerful compact and switched to turbocharged performance in the 1980s. It rebound as a muscle car in the 1990s and became a full-fledged sports coupe in the 2010s. It comes with an incredibly vast history and it’s one of America’s greatest automotive legends. But what are the best Mustang models ever built? Let’s find out from the 13-model list below.
Watch Chip Foose Redesign The First-Gen Ford Bronco As A Hot-Rod
The first-gen Ford Bronco is much adored by enthusiasts and purists for its timeless, classic design philosophy. Even the celebrity automotive designer, Chip Foose, prefers this to other generations. Now, given the skills and talent of this man, he can put down his imagination of a car on paper. So, what does he do? He redesigns the first-gen Bronco as a drop-top hot rod and gives us a peek at a one-of-a-kind Bronco that may not be present in any parallel universe either. Do you dig it?
This Is What The Infamous ’Death Wobble’ is Like On A Newer Ford F-350
Have you heard of ’Death Wobble’? If you are a truck owner or truck enthusiast, you would’ve come across this term often. Jeep came under scrutiny for this, but Ford customers have also reported this issue on the Super Duty trucks.
There are multiple videos and complaints on the internet where the drivers experience violent jostling and shaking from the whole front end and it feels like the vehicle is just going to tear apart. To get an idea of how it feels, check out this video of a 2018 Ford F-350 experiencing a death wobble on the highway out of nowhere.
What is the Cheapest Ford?
What is the Sportiest Ford?
What is the Most Popular Ford?
What is the Most Expensive Ford?
would be the ford gt, but all units were sold, the gt500 is not on sale yet
mustang shelby gt350 $59140 https://www.ford.com/performance/gt350/?gnav=header-all-vehicles
What is the Fastest Ford?
ford gt 0 60 3 seconds
gt350r 3.9 seconds
gt350 4.1 seconds