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Ranger and F-150 | Ford Performance Gets Into the Lift Kit Business

For the first time ever, Ford Performance Parts is offering after-purchase leveling kits for Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 for even better off-road performance and greater vehicle customization.

“Ford Performance Parts developed these kits to make the off-road experience even better for our Ranger and F-150 customers,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Vehicle Personalization and Accessories. “Truck customers are asking for options for increased capability and customization, and the new leveling suspension kits for Ranger and F-150 deliver on that need.” Click Here to Continue Reading...
Ford Adds 'FX2' Package to the 2020 Ford Ranger

Ford is introducing the new Ranger FX2 Package as another choice for customers who want off-road styling and capability in a two-wheel-drive offering.

“FX2 expands Ranger’s options for customers who want tough, off-road style with the functionality of a locking differential but don’t need four-wheel drive,” said Brian Bell, Ford Ranger marketing manager. “This is another way our customers can personalize Ranger to match their lifestyle while getting a great value.” Click Here to Continue Reading...
Speed Matters - 2020 GT500 Does 0-100-0 in 10.6 Sec2020 GT500 Mustang Chassis Technology Coming to a GT350R Near You

As the greatest-ever Mustang performance lineup hits the streets, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R picks up new performance tech and colors from its stablemates to make it more fun to drive on the track and off.

Enhancing handling and steering responsiveness, Shelby GT350R refinements for 2020 include redesigned front suspension geometry with a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle leveraged from the all-new Shelby GT500. To elevate driver confidence and steering precision, a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control is also added. Click Here to Continue Reading...
Speed Matters - 2020 GT500 Does 0-100-0 in 10.6 Sec

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 5, 2019 – As the most powerful street-legal Ford ever built, the all-new Mustang Shelby GT500 harnesses world-class muscle and powertrain technologies to attain supercar levels of performance. Its first-in-class 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, race-bred control strategies and advanced drive modes deliver a car that performs unlike any other domestic sports coupe.

Its 760-horsepower 5.2-liter V8 engine is the most power- and torque-dense supercharged V8 in the world. With 625 ft.-lb. of torque funneled through a Tremec® TR-9070 DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Shelby GT500 achieves a 0-100-0 in 10.6 seconds, thanks also to the largest front brakes of any domestic sports coupe (16.5-inch rotors) and available carbon fiber wheels, each wrapped in a Ford Performance-spec Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tire... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Limited-Edition - Track-Only - Ford GT Mk II Debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

GOODWOOD, UK, Jul. 4, 2019 – Ford and Multimatic today reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed the Ford GT Mk II, a limited-edition, track-only GT that represents the next stage in Ford GT performance.

With a 700 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, race-proven aerodynamics and competition-oriented handling, the GT Mk II has been co-developed by Ford Performance and Multimatic based on competitive learnings from Ford’s successful FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaigns with the Ford GT race car yet GT Mk II is engineered independent of race series rules, regulations and limitations... Click Here to Continue Reading...
The 2019 Ford Edge ST | The First SUV from Ford Performance???

The 2019 Ford Edge ST is interesting. It is advertised as the first SUV from Ford Performance, and a number of ST and Ford Performance badges are in place to make sure that you don’t forget it. Marketing campaigns play a big part in most new car sales, but they have traditionally been absent from SVT and Ford Performance products. That is certainly not the case with the Edge ST. Ford threw some serious coin behind the TV commercials and web ads for this SUV. So what makes this car different? More on that later.

We didn’t have as much time with the Edge ST as we have had with the past few new Ford’s we’ve reviewed, but we did have enough time to get a good idea what this car is all about. Over all, it’s a decent car. We liked the styling, and feel that it is fairly close in keeping with previous ST vehicles. The new frontend and grill look great. We would have preferred actual exhaust tips (like the Fiesta ST), rather than the faux ones integrated into the rear bumper. The interior is nice, but the reality is “2014 nice.” Click Here to Continue Reading...
Win FREE Stuff - Just by being an SVTP Premium Member

Hey Guys, I wanted to let you know about a new benefit we are adding to SVTP Premium Memberships. We appreciate everything you guys do to support SVTP and we want to pay it back a bit. We're going to start holding (hopefully) monthly giveaways exclusively for SVTP PMs. This is in addition to all of the standard benefits you get by signing up as a PM. All that is required to win is for your Premium Membership to be active on the date of the drawing. We plan on holding the drawing on or around the 15th of each month.

To get things started off we're going to be giving away a personalized copy of John Clor's book Ford Mustang 2015 - The New Generation. It's a 192 page full cover coffee table book signed to SVTP by the author. Needless to say, this is a one of a kind copy. All to have to do to have a chance to win it is to make sure you have an active SVTP Premium Membership at the time of the drawing. Click Here to Continue Reading...
SVTP Tool-Tech | Chevron Techron Fuel System Cleaner

Spring is upon us and Ford Performance Vehicles are once again hitting the streets after a long winter nap. However, many of them may wake to find they are now suffering from gummed up fuel systems. It you stored your car over the winter with fuel of questionable quality you may just find yourself a victim. Modern fuel formulations, due to blended ethanol, are a major culprit here.

So if you find yourself with clogged or weak injectors, what can you do? Well the cheapest and easiest thing to try is a fuel system cleaner. There are literally hundreds of different cleaners on the market, and the vast majority of them are garbage. I can’t name all the ones that do work, but I can tell you that Chevron Techron Fuel System Cleaner is one of them. I’ve used it with great success in my 04 SVT F-150 Lightning... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Subtle Diesel |The 2019 3.0L Powerstroke F-150 | Ford Delivers Quiet Power

There’s a lot of one-liner descriptions you could give our 2019 F-150 Platinum F-150 test truck equipped with the 3.0L V6 Powerstroke Turbo-Diesel; better late than never, finally, and about damn time all come to mind. Ford truck lovers have been begging for a diesel powered F-150 in the US market for as long as I can remember. Various oil-burning options have been available over the years south-of-the-boarder, but domestic buyers have been left out in the cold until now. Enter the not as new as you think 3.0 Powerstroke, making [email protected] and [email protected] (actual rear wheel numbers in the dyno video below).

The F-150’s new V6 diesel has actually been offered on US shores for a few years in various Land Rover and Jaguar models, and even longer in Europe. Though several changes were made for ½ ton truck market, the little PSD has been known as the Lion V6 since it was introduced in 2004. I don’t really have any experience with the engine in those platforms, but I did get a week with it in the F-150. And I’m here to tell you that taken in its totality, that it’s an impressive little mill. Click Here to Continue Reading...
2019 Transit Connect Cargo - Carry Big Things in a Small Package

So this review is a little out of the ordinary for SVTP, but weird is fun so here we are. A few weeks ago, one of our contacts at Ford called us up and said he had something different for us to try. He happens to know that I've been itching to get my hands on a 2020 Ford Transit Connect with the new 1.5L Diesel engine. While those are quite available to the public just yet, he thought I might enjoy the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van you see here. He was correct.

I have to admit, this little truck was the first panel/cargo van that I ever had the opportunity to spend much time with. I've always been more of a 'truck' guy. The first thing I noticed is that the lack of rear side windows made me change the way I drive. I was accustomed to giving a quick glance over my shoulder to check the blind spots. Well you're not going to be doing that in a panel van. Fortunately, Ford installs really good side view mirrors on the transit connect. Our test van had the standard mirrors and they provided excellent coverage. Optional larger tow mirrors are available as well, so I would expect them to be even better. Click Here to Continue Reading...
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