Ford Motor Company introduces Ford Project Better World today in its 17th annual Sustainability Report; pilot program in two African countries unites multiple organizations to deliver goods and services to underserved communities using enhanced mobility and connectivity innovations
In South Africa, specially equipped Ford Rangers will deliver health education, medicine and nutrition for 20,000 children and 10,000 adults; through Riders for Health in Nigeria, donated funds and Ford Rangers will help train technicians to maintain vehicles to ensure medical professionals and supplies reach people in rural areas
2015-16 Sustainability Report highlights Ford’s continued focus on the human impact of doing business – from developing future mobility solutions to investing an additional $4.5 billion for the development of more electrified vehicles and technologies by 2020
DEARBORN, Mich., June 15, 2016 – Harnessing the power of [...]
#68 Ford GT of Dirk Müller posts fastest time in LM GTE Pro category The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs qualify in 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th positions Ford GT road car to make dynamic debut at Le Mans on Saturday
LE MANS, France, June 17, 2016 – The #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT will start the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours from Pole Position in the LM GTE Pro class after German racer Dirk Müller posted the fastest time of 3m 51.185s during Wednesday night’s qualifying session. The #69 Ford GT will line up alongside the #68 and the #67 and #66 Ford GTs will start Saturday’s race in fourth and fifth positions respectively.
The #68 Ford GT took provisional pole position during the first qualifying session on [...]
Ford GT race car now available to download free in Forza Motorsport 6 racing game for Xbox One, celebrating Ford’s Le Mans return 50 years after historic 1-2-3 Le Mans victory
Ford will compete with four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs at the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race in France on June 18-19
COLOGNE, Germany, June 7, 2016 – To celebrate Ford’s return to the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race 50 years after recording an historic 1-2-3 victory in 1966, the #66 Ford GT race car is now available to drive in the Forza Motorsport 6 racing game for Xbox One. Starting today, codes to download the Ford GT Le Mans race car for free will be sent direct to the Xbox Live message inboxes of gamers who play Forza Motorsport 6.* This year Ford is running two [...]
Meet the Men Who Will Race the Ford GTs at Le Mans
LE MANS, France, June 7, 2016 – Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has assembled a truly international line-up of some of the world’s best endurance racers for Ford’s return to the Le Mans 24 Hours. We spoke to the drivers ahead of Le Mans to get their thoughts on the monumental challenge that lies ahead.
#66 – Billy Johnson (US), Stefan Mücke (GER), Olivier Pla (FRA) #67 – Marino Franchitti (GB), Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB) #68 – Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER) #69 – Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ), Richard Westbrook (GB)
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing ready to compete at Le Mans 24 Hours with four Ford GT race cars Le Mans return celebrates 50th anniversary of Ford’s famous 1-2-3 race finish Four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs today take to the Le Mans track for the official Test Day ahead of the 24-hour race on June 18
LE MANS, France, June 6, 2016 – A light rain was falling and grey clouds hung low over the rolling French countryside, producing premature twilight as three sleek prototype automobiles rolled across the finish line to end the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 1966.
So began the last press release that Ford issued from Le Mans in 1966. That race became the subject of a book by A.J. Baime titled “Go Like Hell!” – the words shouted [...]
Ford’s all-new Focus RS wins Car of the Year at the 2016 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards; Ford Performance named Dynamics Team of the Year Innovative Ford Performance All Wheel Drive technology and 350 PS EcoBoost engine deliver “handling characteristics the opposition can’t match” and “pure driving pleasure” Customers in Europe already have placed 6,200 Focus RS orders. Favourite options include Nitrous Blue paint, RS Recaro shell seats and lightweight forged alloy wheels
COLOGNE, Germany, May 6, 2016 – The all-new Ford Focus RS has won Car of the Year at the prestigious 2016 Vehicle Dynamics International (VDI) Awards.
The Ford Performance team that developed the widely-acclaimed high-performance hatchback also has won Dynamics Team of the Year at the VDI Awards. A jury of 23 independent automotive journalists from around the world praised the Focus RS for [...]
Ford reveals all-new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue engine; first in a new range of advanced Ford diesel engines delivers unrivalled package of fuel efficiency, performance and refinement
Clean-sheet design reduces friction with innovations including an off-set crank, belt-in-oil and Ford’s first use of modular camshafts for a 13 per cent fuel efficiency improvement
Ford’s first mirror-image inlet manifold and a low-inertia turbocharger with rocket engine materials help deliver more than 20 per cent more low-end torque; enhanced drivability helps commercial vehicle drivers effortlessly tackle challenging everyday driving scenarios
Standard selective catalytic reduction emissions after-treatment contributes to improved NOX reduction. Optimised engine structure reduces radiated noise by 4 decibels at idle
BIRMINGHAM, U.K., April 26, 2016 – Ford today revealed the first new Ford EcoBlue advanced diesel engine that will offer optimised fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 and [...]
The Ford Mustang was introduced on April 17, 1964 to worldwide acclaim. More than 22,000 Mustangs sold on the first day of release, and another 418,810 in the first year. Within two years there were more than a million Mustangs on the road
The first person to buy a Ford Mustang was 22-year-old Gail Wise from Chicago, who bought her convertible on April 15, 1964 – two days before the car officially went on sale
The iconic Mustang is for the first time officially available in right-hand drive guise in South Africa with limited units allocated to the Rainbow Nation. A month before its launch in November 2015, the car was sold out for two years’ worth of allocation.
During the first six months of 2015, the new Ford Mustang was the best-selling sports car [...]
All-new Ford Everest takes top award for SUV segment
Entrenches success and growth of Ford brand in face of increasing competition
PRETORIA, South Africa, April, 2016 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has added two more awards to its burgeoning trophy cabinet with the new Ford Ranger and all-new Ford Everest being voted the top vehicles in their respective segments by Drive Out / WegRy in its 2016 4×4 of the Year Awards.
“As one of South Africa’s biggest 4×4 and overlanding magazines, the publication has a large following amongst off-road enthusiasts, and it is fantastic for two of our most important new models to dominate the Double Cab and [...]
PERFECT START TO THE SEASON FOR MOTORITE RACING Champions Hutchison and Stassen win RFS Vryburg Endurance
The RFS Vryburg Endurance, opening round of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, provided the stage for Motorite Racing to play out a dream start to the new season. This on the back of a series of ‘new’ themes with the recent 100% equity ownership of Motorite in the newly formed company, MotoVantage.
On Friday reigning South African champions Evan Hutchison and Danie Stassen, in the Motorite BAT Viper, won the Special Vehicle qualifying event to determine race grid positions and then cruised to a comfortable victory in Saturday’s race. The cherry on top of the cake saw the Motorite squad voted Team of the Event at the prize giving.