The Virtual Fordzilla P1 Racecar Now Lives In the Real World!
Ford picked the Goodwood Festival of Speed as the venue for the public debut of a full-scale model of the extreme Team Fordzilla P1 racing vehicle. The concept was unveiled alongside other all-electric products from the automaker, including the Mustang Mach-E GT as well as the Mustang Mach E 1400.
The Ford Mach-E 1400 Has a Very Silent Affair With Goodwood Speed Week
Ford has entered the electric SUV realm with the Mustang Mach-E, a sporty hauler capable of up to 459 horsepower and up to 300 miles of range. But FoMoCo didn’t stop here and also created a monstrous race-spec Mach-E. Fitted with no fewer than seven electric motors that deliver a combined 1,400 horsepower, the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is downright spectacular when it comes to performance, but it also looks cool in its race-inspired suit. The SUV was recently showcased at Goodwood Speed Week, where master drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. proved that you don’t need gasoline power to do donuts.
Watch a Ford Galaxie Kick Major Ass At 2020 Goodwood SpeedWeek
You don’t often see a 3,600-pound 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 participating in any kind of sanctioned race. Even rare is the sight of a Galaxie 500 destroying the competition in a sanctioned race at the 2020 Goodwood SpeedWeek. Driven by 2016 BTCC Championship runner-up Sam Tordoff, the mountain of a Ford tore through a field of classic race cars that included Lotus Cortinas and Mini Coopers as if those cars were battery-operated. It was an incredible display of nostalgic might for a car that, back in its time, was considered too fast for track racing and too heavy for drag racing. More than 50 years after it was launched, the Galaxie 500 finally had its day at the 2020 Goodwood SpeedWeek, and it was glorious to see.
1967 Ford Mustang EV by Charge Cars
Electrifying older cars is an area with huge potential because the vehicles that result from such conversions have classic style and modern performance, all with zero tailpipe emissions. That’s why projects like this 1967 Ford Mustang that’s been modified by Charge Cars in the UK is so intriguing because it not only (still) looks the part, but it’s also blisteringly fast and packed with cool tech too.
2020 Ford GT Mk II Quirks and Facts
Revealed as a sort of a swan song for the latest generation of the Ford GT family, the newest Ford GT Mk II track edition is the most extreme representation of the ethos created out of sheer necessity for speed. Revealed at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb where it won the Supercar Shootout class by running up the hill in 52.04 seconds, the Ford GT Mk II brings several specific track virtues unknown to its road-going brother.
This Ford GT does not adhere to any rule; it does not look to compete with any established competitors, but it will be faster than any of them. Developed in conjunction with Ford’s race partner Multimatic, the Ford GT Mk II Track Edition is probably the most extreme evolution of this very car we will ever see. This is what you need to know about it.
Ford’s Goodwood surprise is the MK II GT track monster
Having spawned a successor race car, the Ford GT has been transformed into a track-only customer car. Called the Ford GT Mk II, it broke cover at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and takes the American supercar to the next level by providing a program similar to those offered by Ferrari and McLaren.
2018 Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT
The Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT made landfall at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, proving that even American muscle can make a splash at one of the U.K.’s most esteemed auto events. As surprising as it is to see a Mustang get prime placement at the Goodwood House, the one-off Mustang’s debut at the event makes a lot of sense considering the fact that the muscle car was designed to pay tribute to the famed Eagle Squadron and the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary. Following its debut, the Mustang Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is home stateside where it will be auctioned off at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association fundraiser on July 26.
Siemens’ Self-Driving Mustang Struggles Up the Goodwood Hill (Video)
More and more automakers are entering the autonomous car business in an effort to make traffic safer for both drivers and pedestrians. But, while car makers are developing state-of-the-art vehicles, Siemens added self-driving technology to a first-generation Ford Mustang. And the pony car was just showcased at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Ford RS200 Evolution has a Bad Day at Goodwood
I have to admit that it can be fun to watch cars crash, at least when nobody gets hurt, anyway. Every now and then, however, it’s actually painful to watch, especially when the car is rare and has an important history. And, such is the case with Pat Doran’s beast of a Ford RS200 EVO. If the RS200 name sounds familiar, that’s because Ford built it between 1984 and 1986. It was a homologation special that was produced in just 200 examples and was powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that was good for around 250 horsepower. It was built by Ford of Great Britain, but that’s not the car you’re about to see get literally ripped to pieces – no; this is an RS200 Evolution, a Group B rally car that was built in just 24 examples.
Unfortunately, this is one of those cars that you don’t want to see crash, but as Doran was attempting to negotiate a rather tight turn on the hill, he went off the road just a bit and ended up losing control. At first, it looked as if he was going to save it, but the momentum was just a little too much and his rear quarter nailed a bale of hay, practically ripping the rear end right apart. The car didn’t exactly fare well, be Doran survived the incident without injury and even took a bow before stepping away from what was left of his treasured RS200. Whether or not the car is repairable or not remains to be seen, but with any luck, it’s salvageable. Keep reading to see the crash and to learn a little more about the RS200 Evolution.
2016 Ford Mondeo ST-Line
With the Goodwood Festival of Speed now in full force, Ford has revealed the new Mondeo ST-Line alongside models like the Ford Fiesta ST-Line and the Focus ST-Line. According to Ford, the new Mondeo ST-Line offers “bold styling that’s inspired by Ford Performance models” to go with a sport suspension system, unique alloy wheels, sport seats, and other minor enhancements inside and out.
Roelant de Waard, the Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Service for Ford of Europe, said, “The new Mondeo ST-Line is our sportiest Mondeo since we introduced the Mondeo ST220 model in 2002. Mondeo ST-Line adds another dimension to the broad Mondeo line-up that offers options from the fuel-efficient Mondeo ECOnetic and Mondeo Hybrid models, to the exclusive and upscale Mondeo Vignale.” He continued, “With our new ST-Line range even more customers can experience the sporty style and driving dynamics inspired by our most exciting Ford Performance line-up ever."
So, with the Fiesta ST-Line and Focus ST-Line already on sale, it looks like Ford is expecting the Mondeo ST-Line to pull anchor duty and help push the brand’s sale of performance models to the next level. Does the Mondeo ST-Line have what it takes to bolster performance model sales, or will it be just another turd in the punch bowl? Keep reading to find out what I think.
Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Mondeo ST-Line.
Even though the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed was packed with plenty of modern supercars and classic racers,there’s at least one hatchback visitors were anxious to see. I’m talking about the 2016 Ford Focus RS, the 345-horsepower hot-hatch that outguns everything in its class but the wild 2015 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and 2015 Audi RS3. With that much power under its belt, an AWD system that can send up to 70 percent of the engine’s torque to the rear axle, and an aggressive body kit, the Focus RS was one of the most anticipated appearances at this year’s Festival of Speed.
And Ford left no one disappointed, sending the hot-hatch up the famous hill with Ken Block behind the steering wheel. Sure, there’s wasn’t much drifting except for a quick slide in the first turn, but the sound of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine at full throttle was spellbinding to say the least.
If one minute of action up Goodwood’s hill isn’t enough though, you’ll have to wait a few more months until the Focus RS arrives at a dealership near you, as the hatch isn’t scheduled to reach its first owners until early 2016.
As a brief reminder, Ford’s 345-horsepower and 324-pound-feet five-door uses the Mustang’s 2.3-liter turbo-four and a new AWD system with dynamic torque vectoring, launch control, and selectable drive modes. It also comes with a Drift Mode, which those of you looking to play Ken Block (on an enclosed track, of course) should find very entertaining.
Launched in Europe in 2005, the Focus ST was the result of FoMoCo’s desire to join the challenging hot hatch market. Offered in either a three- or five-door version, the first iteration of the ST featured revised front and rear fascias and a number of exclusive features that set it apart from the regular Focus hatches. Under the hood, the ST carried a turbocharged, 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine based on a Volvo design. Although the regular Focus crossed the Pond in 2000, the ST version remained a no-no for the U.S. of A. until 2013. As we head into 2015, ford has unveiled a refreshed version of the peppy hatch.
The current model, which we can now purchase at any Ford dealerships, switched from the five-pot to a 2.0-liter inline-four. The turbocharged unit packs even more power, sending 252 ponies and 270 pound-feet of torque to the wheels. With all that power under the hood, the Focus ST not only sprints from 0 to 60 mph in a nippy 5.9 seconds, but it also returns up to 32 mpg on the highway.
Coming into 2015, the Focus ST is receiving its well-deserved refresh and gaining all the revised details seen on its milder, sedan brother.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Focus ST.
The FF1 is the evolution of the Formula Ford Racer that was unveiled a few years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show. That model was built to meet the FIA’s safety standards, complete with a tubular steel frame for the body, front and rear carbon crash structures, side-intrusion panels, wheel tethers, a removable seat and an FIA-approved head-restraint system. More importantly, the FF1 proved to be quite the formidable Nürburgring slayer, completing a lap in just 7:22, the 11th fastest recorded time on the ’Ring’s time sheet, besting the likes of the Ferrari Enzo, Pagani Zonda, and yes, even the Lamborghini Aventador.