Tag Archives: Engineering

Video: Ford GT Aero Testing

Wind Speed

Ford puts the Ford GT’s bodacious body to the wind-tunnel test

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

There is no doubt that the Ford GT is a beautiful automobile. And, based on its on-track success, it seems that function definitely follows form on this EcoBoost-powered supercar. However, to ensure it’s not just a pretty face, Ford engineers test every aspect of the car—including its aerodynamics.
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News: Ford Performance Tire Partner

Rubber Sole

Michelin is Ford Performance’s sole partner for custom-engineered tires

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Engineers have long told us that new-car programs really begin with the tires. That is even truer when it comes to building a foundation for performance. As we have seen with the new Shelby GT350 and the forthcoming Focus RS, Ford Performance has often turned to Michelin to develop these tires. Now the two companies have entered into an official pact to develop tires for all new Ford Performance vehicles, including the Ford GT.
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Video: 2015 Mustang Engineering

Chapter Three

Ford is back with a behind-the-scenes look at S550 engineering

By Steve Turner

If you have been following along, Ford has released a once-a-week series of videos that give an inside look at the 2015 Mustang engineering process. The series kicked off with the interior design, and last week we got some perspective on the exterior design. However, this week’s installment is the one we’ve been waiting for. It looks at the car’s engineering.
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Video: Ford GT Design

Designer Genes

Forza Motorsport 6 gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Ford GT development

By Steve Turner

If the latest version of the Ford GT doesn’t get your heart pumping, you might need to check your status as an auto enthusiast. This car stole the show at the North American International Auto Show earlier this month. Now, thanks to the video game maker that chose the GT for its cover, we get a look inside the design and development of the next Ford super car.
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Video: 2015 Mustang Design & Engineering

Passion Play

Dramatic video series reveals a behind-the-scenes look at S550 development

By Steve Turner

After running across a new series of 2015 Mustang videos over on Vimeo, your author was swept back to that emotional moment when I first met the 2015 Mustang in person. Sure, at that time, I was only looking at a life-size model, but it was nearly love at first sight. While I was supposed to act as an objective member of the press, I couldn’t help being swept back to my roots as a Mustang fanboy. After watching these clips, I’ll bet you feel a little fanboy flutter yourself.
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