What Are The 12 Ford Performance Vehicles?
If you have been keeping an eye on any recent Ford news, you’ve likely seen that the automaker will be releasing at least a dozen new performance vehicles by the year 2020. The announcement came at the end of last year, and yet Ford is already beginning to unveil a great deal of the promised vehicles. Since the news is all happening so quickly, we thought it would be helpful to look at each one of the 12 vehicles.
So, what are the 12 Ford performance vehicles? Well, as news of the dozen models was just announced, and as we are still a few years off from 2020, we’re not entirely sure what all 12 of the vehicles will be. We do know about a number of them, however. Here are the vehicles that have been announced so far:
The Ford GT is going to be hard to top. After a decade-long hiatus, the GT was revived, and prior to its official debut in Detroit, nobody knew that it was going to be coming back to market. The surprise release is just a small part of the exciting news about the attractive sports car, however. The supercar will come with an EcoBoost V6 engine mounted behind the seats that will produce “more than 600 horsepower.”
For years, the Ford Focus RS has been made available exclusively overseas, but the second generation model of the performance-tuned compact car will be making its way to America for the first time in 2016. The RS will be capable of producing at least 315 horsepower, and will be made available exclusively with a torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system that will help to increase the overall performance of the car.
Even after a successful first year, production of the Raptor was put on hold while the automaker decided what to do with the high-performance pickup. We recently found out that it would become one of the new 12 performance vehicles, and that it will be arriving sometime in 2016. The redesigned Raptor will get an aluminum body just like the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, and it will also get a powerful new EcoBoost V6.
Of all the newly-announced performance vehicles, the Ford Mustang GT350R is the only one that doesn’t replace its V8 with an EcoBoost V6. Although official numbers haven’t been released quite yet, Ford says the naturally-aspirated eight-cylinder will be good for more than 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of twist. It will also take on a number of features that will help to cut overall weight and provide added performance.
If you are looking for more information on the 12 new Ford performance vehicles, be sure to check back here on the Matt Ford blog. We only know about a quarter of the promised game-changers, but as time goes on and as more of the vehicles are unveiled we will be adding to this list. In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of our blog where you can find a ton of information on all of models already announced.
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