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The $78,000 Tesla Model 3 Performance Is Expensive But Necessary

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Ford’s New 3-Cylinder Fiesta ST Deserves To Be An RS

With a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine producing nearly 200 horsepower, launch control, a trick new rear suspension design, sticky tires, and a 2500 pound curb weight, this isn’t just a good hot hatch, it’s among the best of all time. The newest update of Ford’s Fiesta ST is significantly improved, and…

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Here’s How Ford Used One Of The World’s Biggest Planes To Get F-150 Production Back Up Again

Ford shut down production of the F-150, its most profitable vehicle, on May 2 after a magnesium fire at a supplier caused a parts shortage. But just two weeks later it’s going back online after the automaker moved 87,000 pounds of equipment to England, hiring one of the world’s biggest cargo planes to do it.

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This 2017 Ford GT Is Mysteriously Up For Auction And Ford Has Questions

A silver 2017 Ford GT with black racing stripes is on the front of the Mecum Auctions website as of this writing, with a “main attraction” banner across its photo. But that auction could be a breach of Ford’s customer agreement on the GT, which got pro wrestler John Cena into an ongoing Ford lawsuit last year.

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Japanese Automakers Are Just Now Realizing That They Should Start Hiring More Women

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Ford Is Shutting Down F-150 Production Tonight Due To Supplier Fire

Ford is completely shutting down production of its best-selling F-150 for now, after a fire last week damaged a supplier, cutting off supply for a crucial part. Production at a Michigan factory that assembles the truck is stopping after the second shift Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The…

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What Doomed The Ford Flathead V8

The Ford Flathead V8 was the first mass-market V8 and the starting point for uniquely American performance. What’s interesting about it is exactly what made it possible—simple and cheap to build—is exactly what doomed it as well.

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Ford Filed A Patent For A Motorcycle That Comes Out Of A Car

Ford might not think it can make a profit off of a Fiesta, but it does seem to like the idea of a motorcycle that pops out of a car’s face.

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Here’s Ford’s Schedule For Phasing Out Its Small Cars And Sedans In North America

Following yesterday’s bombshell announcement that Ford is abandoning its traditional sedan and small car production in North America for a lineup of mostly crossovers and SUVs has now been followed by alleged final production dates for the Focus, Taurus and Fiesta, via Automotive News.

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Three Thoughts On Ford’s Decision To Kill Its Small Cars And Sedans

1. Ford’s decision to phase out nearly all its cars and sedans in North America, save for the Mustang (thank God) and the Focus Active (someone has to fight the Subaru Crosstrek), is a fascinating one because of all of the factors that went into it. One that cannot be ignored is the pressure Wall Street has Ford under…

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