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Ford Vs Ferrari: Hoonigan Style

Ford Vs Ferrari: Hoonigan Style

Ken Block’s daughter harnesses the Hoonicorn’s 1,400 horsepower in order to race Damon from Daily Driven Exotics in his twin-turbo Ferrari F12

Hoonigan has been staging some of the craziest drag races, seen on YouTube. As part of the channel’s “This vs That” series, we now get “Hoonicorn vs the World” – a series of drag battles, where Ken Block’s teenage daughter – Lia Block – who is only 14, rocks the 1,400-horsepower Mustang, known as the Hoonicorn. In the previous episode, Lia Block raced an NHRA C6 Corvette and now, she’s going up against a Hoonicorn-inspired, 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta twin-turbo.

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Ford Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar Looks Ready To Take On The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship

Ford Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar Looks Ready To Take On The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship

The car will make its racing debut during the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship season

Ever since the fifth-generation Ford Mustang was launched back in 2015, the muscle car proved itself of being quite a successful race car. During its six-year lifetime, the current Mustang won many racing series, putting the Chevrolet Camaro in second place.

Ford announced the next-generation Mustang GT Gen3 Supercar at Mount Panorama, right before the 2021 Bathurst 1000. Both the Mustang Supercar and the Camaro did a series of display laps during the race before getting ready for an intense testing session throughout 2022.

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This Bronco 4600 Ultra4 Is What The Bronco Was Meant to Be From The Start

This Bronco 4600 Ultra4 Is What The Bronco Was Meant to Be From The Start

It won’t be road-legal, but on the bright side, it will serve as a testbed for loads of accessories and performance parts

Ford has unveiled the Bronco 4600 race truck series that will take part in the Ultra4 Class races. This comes following the three 4400 rally class Broncos that the automaker showcased earlier this week. The Bronco 4600 will not be street legal, of course, but it comes with a plethora of equipment that can make you go weak in the knees. Ford has noted that it will be based on the two-door Bronco with the V-6 engine.

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Ford Could Give Us a Mustang GT3 Instead of an LMDh Prototype

Ford Could Give Us a Mustang GT3 Instead of an LMDh Prototype

As a ’global sports car’, the Mustang’s job is to race anywhere and a GT3 version is now under consideration

Ford quit the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship at the end of 2019 when its successful GT race car built to the GTE regulations was parked. Now, as GTE is nearing the end of its lifespan, at least in North America, Ford is looking at fielding a

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based GT3 car in the future although the option to build an LMDh prototype that could fight for outright wins at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring isn’t completely off the table either.

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You May See the Ford Bronco R Baja Racer Again Soon

You May See the Ford Bronco R Baja Racer Again Soon

Ford is open to building the Bronco R if people ready to buy it

Ford surprised a lot of people by entering the Bronco’s prototype at last year’s Baja 100 race. As a marketing strategy, it paid off even if it failed to finish the race. People kept talking about it for a long time, even though they weren’t good things. Ford’s Communications Manager, Mike Levine, had tweeted after the Bronco R’s unsuccessful stint that Ford will be back for next year’s event; and, guess what? The company is staying true to its words.

Ford recently admitted that the automaker is open to selling the Bronco R as a turnkey project truck to race teams as long as people are willing to buy it. Will it be successful in its second attempt?

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Ken Block Will Bring Dominance to the 2020 Projekt E Series With an All-Electric Ford Fiesta

Ken Block Will Bring Dominance to the 2020 Projekt E Series With an All-Electric Ford Fiesta

Electric racing is a thing now and it isn’t going away

By now you all (should) know who Ken Block is and what he does for a living, so we’re going to cut the blabber and get straight to the point: he’ll be hooning an all-electric Ford Fiesta prepared by STARD in the Projekt E racing series. Now let’s explain what’s what.

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Car For Sale: 1973 Ford Mustang Trans Am

Car For Sale: 1973 Ford Mustang Trans Am

The angry swan song of Kar Kraft

The Ford Mustang, America’s pony car, grew from being one of the most compact two-door performance cars on sale in the U.S. to looking like an obese coupe brought to its knees by the fuel crisis and the most recent pollution regulations. The change began in 1971 but this is not one of those sluggish, choking ’Stangs. Instead, this is a Kar Kraft-tuned Trans-Am racer complete with a Roush-built 5.75-liter Windsor V-8, a 4.11:1 locked differential, and a very low, plunging nose. It’s an ultra-rare piece of history that, while not particularly successful in competition, proves the ’71-’73 Mustang wasn’t that big of a dud after all.

Sedan racing was big Stateside in the mid-to-late ’60s with the formation of SCCA’s Trans-Am Championship in ’66 drawing on the popularity of the A-Production and B-Production SCCA classes. At the peak of its popularity, the Trans-Am was a bona fide battleground with all the key muscle car makers involved including Chevy, Dodge, Plymouth, Pontiac, and, of course, Ford. However, this Mustang didn’t race in those glory days. It arrived a little too late, after the championship changed its focus from sedans and coupes and onto GT-style cars, following in the footsteps of the increasingly popular IMSA GT Series.

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The New Ford Bronco R Couldn't Handle the Baja 1000

The New Ford Bronco R Couldn’t Handle the Baja 1000

It’s not that surprising and at least Ford had a go at it instead of sitting on the sidelines

In Ford’s attempt to gain even more hype and publicity surrounding the returning Bronco SUV, it surprised a lot of people, ourselves included, by entering a prototype version of the Bronco R racing truck at the legendary Baja 1000 off-road race. Unfortunately, Ford’s best-laid plans for the prototype racer were no match for the excruciating desert trial. The Bronco R not only failed to finish the race, but it suffered one issue after another, ultimately leading it to break down even before it got a sniff of the finish line.

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Ford To Race With Historic Liveries For GT's Le Mans Swansong

Ford To Race With Historic Liveries For GT’s Le Mans Swansong

Ford’s four-year program in the GTE class will end at the end of 2019 and this is the car’s last Le Mans 24 Hours in works hands

The Ford GT in racing trim is both one of the most successful and one of the most controversial GT racing cars of the past decade. Having debuted in 2016 when the road car was yet to see the gleaming floors of a dealership, the GTE-spec Ford GT will retire as a factory race car after this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race, the final round of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship Super-Season. The good news is that it’ll do it by giving a final tribute to its forerunners from half a century ago.

We’re less than a month away from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 87th running of the most famous sports car endurance race in the world. Last year, Porsche wowed the crowds with a pair of retro-liveried Porsches, namely the No. 91 Manthey Racing entry that sported a Rothmans-inspired color scheme and the No. 92 Manthey Racing entry that threw it back to 1971 and the emblematic Porsche 917/20 ’Pink Pig.’ A full year has gone by and, now, it is Ford’s turn to delve into its storied past. If Porsche’s performance last year (a pole with the No. 91 car in the hands of Gianmaria Bruni and the victory in the GTE-Pro class with the No. 92 squad) is any indication of how retro-liveried entries fare at Le Mans, the Ford works program will end with a bang.

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Ken Block's New Ford Escort RS Cosworth Didn't Even Survive its First Race

Ken Block’s New Ford Escort RS Cosworth Didn’t Even Survive its First Race

It’s the second Ford Escort RS Cosworth that has conked out on Block in the middle of a race

Ken Block’s Ford Escort RS Cosworth rally car must be cursed. A little over a year his first Escort RS Cosworth rally, which after he affectionately calls “Cossie,” caught fire and burned down, the second Escort RS Cosworth, called “Cossie V2,” once again came up short at the most inopportune time, conking out in the middle of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood race. In a span of 20 months, Block has raced in two Escort RS Cosworth rally cars. Neither made it to the finish line. There must be a pattern there.

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Ken Block Presents His New Ford Escort Ahead Of His World Tour

Ken Block Presents His New Ford Escort Ahead Of His World Tour

The fiery death of Block’s previous Escort Cosworth pushed the Gymkhana creator to build a better one in its place

Do you love the Group A era in the World Rally Championship? Well, then I’ve got some good news for you! Ken Block rebounded from the horrific accident last year that saw his Escort Cosworth burn to a crisp and successfully built a new one he’ll take around the world, including to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

A mighty crash during last July’s American Rally Association (ARA) New England Forest Rally didn’t deter Ken Block. The part-stuntman, part-business man, and part-rally and rallycross driver got out of what was an immaculately prepared 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth RS and, as the car was fully engulfed in flames, started planning on what to do next. If you are familiar with Brock’s non-Gymkhana exploits, you’ll know that he’s no stranger to crashes, so this one wasn’t going to stop him. Indeed, as we wrote back in November, Block and Hoonigan have prepared a new Escort that’s, as expected, bigger and better than the previous one.

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Are Hybrid NASCAR Cars Heresy or Just Natural Evolution?

Are Hybrid NASCAR Cars Heresy or Just Natural Evolution?

Ford Performance Boss Mark Rushbrook talks NASCAR hibridization as we await to see the Mustang debut at the Daytona 500

The idea that NASCAR will one day turn to hybridization isn’t new, but this switch might happen sooner rather than later if the words of Ford Performance Global Director Mark Rushbrook are to be believed. It’s not earlier than this summer that Brad Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, was playing the advocate’s role for "F1-like" hybrid technology by using a KERS system to harvest energy as well as electric motors to back the gas-powered V8s. Many fans might be against electricity finding its way even in NASCAR, but there are reasons to look forward to such a change, no matter how radical it sounds.

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2019 Ford Fiesta R2 Rally Car

2019 Ford Fiesta R2 Rally Car

New rally car will be the go-to racer for the 2019 WRC Junior Rally Championship

Poland-based rally racing outfit M-Sport has launched the Ford Fiesta R2 rally car; it’s ride-of-choice for the 2019 WRC Junior Rally Championship. The new racer is the first car to be designed and built from M-Sport’s new facility in Krakow, Poland. It’s also the first racer to be built to the latest R2 specifications. Further adding to its list of “firsts” is the distinction of being the first Ford-backed rally car built out of the new-generation Fiesta. All competitors in the 2019 WRC Junior Rally Championship will compete in this car. The winner of the series will be promoted to the WRC2 series where they will compete in a Ford Fiesta R2 in the 2020 season.

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Ken Block Is Building Another Escort Cosworth for His 2019 Cossie World Tour

Ken Block Is Building Another Escort Cosworth for His 2019 Cossie World Tour

A fire that took out his last Cossie won’t stop Ken Block from building another one

Ken Block made headlines earlier this year when he unveiled a stunning Ford Escort Cosworth RS fully prepped for rallying. The American promptly rolled the Escort RS during the New England Forest Rally and, following the crash, the Ford burnt to a crisp. Now, Hoonigan Racing announced that a new Escort will carry Block and Gelsomino in 2019.

We all know that besides making those crazy Gymkhana videos, Ken Block is an out-and-out fan of proper rallying. That’s why the American never misses out on a chance to try his hand around some special stages, be it tarmac or gravel, or even snow. He’s participated in a number of WRC events over the years in top-of-the-line Ford and Subaru machinery, as well as competing in the Rally America championship.

Brock’s latest project was turning a classic Ford Escort Cosworth RS into a full-blown rally car as a tribute to the Group A-spec rally cars of the mid-to-late-’90s. His original Cossie was crashed during the New England Forest Rally, and it erupted in flames almost immediately. The car was destroyed, but Block and Gelsomino weren’t hurt. Now, they’re aiming to bounce back stronger than ever!

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2019 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

2019 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

The quickest and most powerful yet!

The Mustang Cobra Jet is now known as Ford’s factory-built drag racer, but the "Cobra Jet" badge was actually created for a 7.0-liter V-8 engine back in 1968. This is also the year when the Blue Oval produced 50 lightweight Mustangs for the said engine and shipped six of them to Holman Moody and Bill Stroppe to be prepared for NHRA racing. Fifty years later and Ford is celebrating the event with a special-edition Cobra Jet model.

The first Mustang-based drag racer since 2016, this Cobra Jet comes with all the goodies you’d expect to find on such car. There’s a revised body that looks similar to the facelifted sixth-gen model, skinny wheels up front and fat tires to the rear, a competition-spec interior, and a massively supercharged V-8. Making things even better, it’s the quickest and most powerful Mustang that Ford has developed specifically for drag racing in history.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet.

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Forget About the Shelby GT500, Ford Just Unveiled the Fastest Drag Mustang in History

Forget About the Shelby GT500, Ford Just Unveiled the Fastest Drag Mustang in History

Runs the quarter-mile in less than nine seconds!

Anxiously waiting for Ford to launch the Shelby GT500? So are we, but you need to forget about it for a while as the Blue Oval just introduced the fastest and most powerful Mustang ever! For drag racing that is. Meet the 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet!

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Ford Mustang to Enter NASCAR Cup Series for the first time in 2019

Ford Mustang to Enter NASCAR Cup Series for the first time in 2019

The pony is joining Australia’s Supercars series too

It’s finally happening! After competing for eight years in the Xfinity Series, the Ford Mustang is finally joining the Cup Series, the top tier of NASCAR. The Mustang will replace the Fusion, which the company has been racing in the premier series since 2006.

"We’re combining America’s favorite sports car with America’s top stock car racing series," said Mark Rushbrook, global director at Ford Performance Motorsports. "Mustang always has been about affordable performance, which can be traced to innovations we’ve made competing in racing, like NASCAR. Mustang is a perfect fit for our racing heritage today and tomorrow."

Keep reading for the full story.

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