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News: 2017 Raptor Performance Ratings

Lighter and Faster

The 2017 F-150 Raptor is more powerful and more efficient

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance

Ford Performance has long been promising that the new version of the F-150 Raptor would outperform its predecessor thanks to reduced weight and an efficient EcoBoost engine. Well, the official ratings are in and it looks like the engineers have delivered on that promise.
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News: Ford at Goodwood 2016

Speed Showcase

The Blue Oval put its hardware on display at the UK’s Festival of Speed

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Right now in the United Kingdom a bucket list event for automotive enthusiasts is taking place—the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This event, which kicked off yesterday and runs through the weekend, is definitely a destination for Ford enthusiasts and this year’s event will feature a number of Blue Oval highlights, including an appearance by a Ford GT fresh from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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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: Ford Performance Interview

Race to Perform

Ford Performance’s Dave Pericak and Jamie Allison talk to Autoline

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

For the first time since the announcement that Ford Performance would bring the likes of Ford Racing, Ford SVT, and Team RS under one umbrella, both Director of Ford Performance, Dave Pericak, and Director of Ford Racing, Jamie Allison, sat down for an interview together last night. It took place on the weekly web show, Autoline After Hours.
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News: Ford Performance Innovation

Race Proven

Ford is sharpening its production engineering skills on the racetrack

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

If all the new, high-performance vehicles unveiled at the North American International Auto Show last month didn’t impress you, they should have. It would be easy to get spoiled by all the great new Ford Performance hardware, but we might just be living in the second coming of the Total Performance era.
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