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Ford unveils new special editions for its Expedition and Explorer SUVs

Sports utility vehicles are still in heavy demand. Ford knows this very well as the American carmaker has seen sales of its SUVs surge dramatically by 28 percent in the past six years. Leading this charge are the Ford Expedition and Ford Explorer SUVs, which is why these models are each getting not just one, but special editions.

These new four special edition SUVs – Ford Expedition Stealth Edition, Ford Expedition Texas Edition, Ford Explorer Limited Luxury Edition and Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition – will only be offered in the United States and are expected to further boost the popularity of the Expedition and Explorer in the country. The new four special edition SUVs were all unveiled at the State Fair of Texas.

There is a reason why Ford unveiled the new four special edition SUVs at the State Fair of Texas. After all, Texas is the largest market for Ford’s large SUVs. In fact, the state accounted for nearly 25 percent of Expedition retail sales nationally – even more than the combined sales of the SUV in Florida and California.

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Ford Fiesta is now available with new ST-Line Red and Black Editions in Europe

Ford is giving potential Fiesta customers more reasons to purchase its world-renowned subcompact. Two of these are the introductions of new sporty model based from the ST-Line trim of the Ford Fiesta. New customers can now indulge with the new Ford Fiesta ST-Line Red Edition and the Fiesta ST-Line Black Edition. Ford is now selling the Ford Fiesta ST-Line Red Edition and Fiesta ST-Line Black Edition models in selected markets in Europe.

According to the carmaker, the ST-Line trim accounts for around 20 percent of total Fiesta sales this year. Perhaps the satisfying demand for the ST-Line – which endows the Fiesta a sportier and more dynamic appearance – has led Ford to create two new special editions based on this trim. These new editions – the new Ford Fiesta ST-Line Red Edition and the Fiesta ST-Line Black Edition feature distinctive exterior and interior elements that make them stand out from the rest.

Making full use of Ford Performance-inspired styling, these new Ford Fiesta ST-Line edition models are available in three- and five-door body styles. Both the new Ford Fiesta ST-Line Red Edition and the Fiesta ST-Line Black Edition are served by Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine that deliver 140 PS of max output, as complemented by sports suspension. This engine is mated to a low-friction six-speed manual gearbox.

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Ford Focus RS Edition rises a notch higher with new Quaife limited-slip differential

Does the RS Edition and its LSD feature deserve all the media attention? The short answer to that is yes. Let us explain why. Ford today has revealed its new Focus RS Edition together with the complete details about its latest features, price and specifications. While on stage at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new hatchback is seen to be wearing a stunning new look while dressed in Nitrous Blue body paint and fitted with blackened front splitter, spoiler, roof, and black 19-inch wheels.

The hatchback’s stunning new features are also seen along the RS Edition’s more angular and more aggressive front grille and bumpers which are even more enhanced with its massive spoiler and large exhausts down the vehicle's rear section. Beyond the menacing appearance, you will also find Recaro carbon fibre sports seats inside plus a pair of folding side mirrors on both sides of the exterior.

What’s more interesting however is that the new model receives Ford’s 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine, which is capable of up to 350PS that would allow the hatchback to run from a zero to 60mph in as quickly as 4.7 seconds. Needless to say, Ford has added the latest mechanical Quaife limited slip differential (or LSD) that should significantly improve the RS Edition’s handling and traction more than ever.

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Ford will be unveiling a limited-run Ranger Black Edition at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Ford Ranger is currently Ford’s best-selling pickup in Europe, delivering over 23,000 units since the start of 2017, that is a 12.1 percent increase compared to last year, and marks the best year for the Ranger since it launched. Having said that, the blue oval isn’t ready to come up with its successor just yet even if people have been talking about a next generation Ford Ranger. So instead of doing so, the automaker will reveal a special version they call the “Black Edition” instead. Expect to see this wow audiences at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this month.

The Black Edition will solely be based on the Limited trim, and it will be featuring an Absolute Black paint, de-chromed, and a blacked-out grille, alloy wheels, bed bars and exterior details to match the look.

Some of the features this limited edition version includes would be a set of gadgets like the satellite navigation and SYNC 3 multimedia system, featuring an eight-inch touchscreen display, front parking sensors and rear view camera and dual-zone electric climate control. The power folding door mirrors are now heated, while it gets a set of seats with leather trim.

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Fifty years after its glorious victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launches the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. The red racing livery with white stripes is a tribute to the Ford GT40 Mark IV and its team headed by racing legends A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney during the famed endurance racing event in 1967.

Garen Nicoghosian, head of exterior design for the car, recounted how the first Heritage became a success. According to him, he’s attributing this achievement not only to its history in Le Mans racing but also to its modern interpretation. The first one is a tribute to the GT40 Mark II driven by Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren in 1966. Dubbed as the 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition, its livery consists of black body paint with two silver GT stripes.

To carry on with its tradition, Ford looks back once again this time with the GT40 Mark IV race car from the year that followed. Considering the GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for four consecutive years (between 1966 to 1969), we can now safely assume this ’67 GT won’t be the last Ford Heritage edition in the series.

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Will there be another Bullitt Mustang in the near future? There could be, if we base our conclusions on the recent accidental leak of the new Ford Mustang Bullitt’s existence.

Hitting the big screen in 1968, Bullitt is definitely one of the epic and classic films ever shown. Its iconic importance has been cemented by the fact that it was selected in 2007 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, as Bullitt is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Sharing the same legend as the film’s main protagonist (Police Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, played by Steve McQueen) is the car that he drove during the now epic car chase – a 1968 Ford Mustang GT. Commonly called as the Mustang Bullitt, this epic car has been resurrected many times in forms of commemorative editions in 2001 and 2009. Ford built 5,582 examples of the Mustang Bullitt in 2001 and followed it up with 816 units in 2009. Because of its epic status, it is no wonder that motorists from a whole new generation are still excited about the prospect of a new Mustang Bullitt appearing in the near future. However, Ford has been silent on whether there is indeed an endeavor to recreate a Mustang Bullitt, as derived from the latest generation of the Ford Mustang.

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Ford sure knows how to excite and thrill its customers. This comes as Ford is offering its customers in Europe the chance to own not just one, but two special editions of the Ford Mustang.

Created exclusively for the European market, these Mustang special editions are based on the Mustang GT Fastback and come with an array of high-level elements that includes heated and cooled seats, as well as the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system with navigation, and a premium audio system.

Ford’s SYNC 3 system – featuring an eight-inch touchscreen – allows drivers to locate pertinent places nearby like gas stations, restaurants, or even car parks just by pressing a button and saying “I need petrol,” “I need a coffee,” or “I need to park.”

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Exactly 50 years after Ford’s first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it has once again bagged the win in this year’s competition. At the 20th hour of the race, in what seemed to be déjà vu, the No. 68 Ford GT took the lead and snatched the title from the No. 82 Ferrari.

This year’s win is as historic as when it first won at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours. What better way to pay homage to the car that has made Ford the first American automaker to win at the prestigious event than to win it again on its golden anniversary. It truly is a proud moment for Ford and to kick off the celebrations, Ford is releasing a limited edition 2017 Ford GT.

The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is as stunning as the “standard” 2017 GT but its features commemorate the 1966 GT40 driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at the 1966 Le Mans. This limited edition GT has a Shadow Black exterior that comes in either a gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and some exposed carbon fiber. To further pay homage to the original GT40, the ’66 Heritage edition will also feature a Frozen White #2 graphic on its hood as well as on its doors. Additional exterior enhancements include the 20-inch one-piece forged aluminium wheels dressed in gold satin clearcoat and dotted with black lug nuts.

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Petty’s Garage is once again showing everyone why it is the best with its release of the 2016 Mustang GT King edition. Boasting of 727 horsepower, the performance of this modified Mustang is the work of none other than Richard “The King” Petty, a NASCAR legend.

In fact, Petty’s Garage is the King’s own in-house speed shop. Richard Petty shares that he had always appreciated the appearance of the Mustang and when the 2016 model came out, it served as the foundation for its eventual modification.

Petty relates that this new edition Mustang is just how he would develop it for his own use. The King edition, Petty adds, is truly a great ride and can be identified with its trademark single exhaust. The new paint on this modified Mustang GT gives it a distinct look ensuring that customers know it was from Petty’s Garage, Petty concludes.

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Ford will soon launch upgraded variants of its much-admired Mondeo executive car range as well as a new series targeted at both private and business customers. With a starting price of £15,995, the new Ford Mondeo Graphite gives retail customers an amazing mixture of exterior appeal and outstanding interior features.

After the achievements set by the Ford Mondeo Zetec Business Edition, the new Titanium X Business Edition provides even more sophisticated standards of technology and interior luxury, which have contributed to securing residual values five percentage points higher than the Mondeo Titanium X that’s on its way out even as it’s priced £1,500 cheaper than the new model.

Ford Mondeo models are powered by the remarkable 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which is offered throughout all series except Titanium X Sport, have CO2 emissions of only 119g/km across both 140PS and 163PS power outputs (a drop of up to 10g/km). The 163PS version provides more impressive power than Mondeo’s rivals. Its fuel efficiency has also been given a boost from 57.6mpg to 61.4mpg.

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Ford unveiled today the 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition, a new version of its popular pickup truck that adds new touches to Raptor's existing Luxury Package such as a Ruby Red Metallic exterior color and box-side graphics. The interior was not forgotten and the 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition features Brick Red seat bolsters with black inserts and cloth honeycomb highlights, a console top finish panel and center stack and new door panel appliqué accents.

Moreover, the Raptor Special Edition is also available in Tuxedo Black Metallic. The 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition will go on sale this fall and will be powered by the same 6.2-liter V8 engine producing best-in-class 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, bolted to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic functionality.

The 4WD system features electronic shift-on-the-fly capability for the transfer case. The front axle features a Torsen differential with 4.10 to 1 gearing. The rear axle is also 4.10 to 1, with an electronic-locking differential.

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A new special edition 134PS hot hatch in the Metal model, one of the latest vehicles in the Ford Fiesta lineup, is now available for sale from £15,695. Limited to only 1,000 examples, the Ford Fiesta Metal gives out 134PS at 6,700rpm as well as 160Nm of torque at 4,250rpm from its 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine.

Moreover, this model can reach 62mph in 8.7 seconds only. Marketing director Anthony Ireson at Ford of Britain commented that this special edition Ford Fiesta provides the customer great exterior styling with an improved performance engine.

He added that customers love it when Fiestas come with special features that are undeniably "real head-turners." The Fiesta Metal is based on the renowned three-door 120PS Ford Fiesta Zetec-S.

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Ford Motor Co. has unveiled a concept version of the Fiesta ST performance subcompact with a six-speed manual transmission at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But if it enters production, it will come with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged EcoBoost engine that may deliver 175 to 180 hp. Ford has yet to decide if it will go into production and if it will be available in North America. According to executives, if this car gets produced, it’s unlikely that it will be sold in North America before 2013.

It is said that the ST is to the current Fiesta lineup what the upcoming Focus ST is to the regular variants like the Ford SEL. Its brakes have been upgraded to go with the added power. Its suspension has been tweaked to be sportier. Its rims are bigger and come with more aggressive tires and its electronics have been improved to help in the management of torque steer and understeer.

The ST may be introduced as a concept but it’s obvious from Ford's presentation and the car’s quality that it will enter production. Ford claims that the Fiesta has attained a high level of profitability throughout the globe. This means that Ford could afford several small volume off-shoots.

Read the entire article 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: Ford Fiesta Sports Edition

A Blue Angels 2012 Ford Mustang GT will be seen at the upcoming Young Eagles Auction. This one-of-a-kind vehicle, with an aviation theme, is expected to fetch a lot of money. In the last four years, Ford Motor Company has collaborated with the EAA Young Eagles Program in the development of this vehicle. Ford aims to honor the 100th anniversary of US Naval Aviation by using the Blue Angels, one of the most well-known aviation display teams worldwide, to inspire the Mustang GT.

This car is expected to attract bids that are higher than the $375,000 bid made for last year’s Mustang, which took inspiration from the SR-71 Blackbird. Kevin Keling, Ford corporate events manager, said that the Ford Design and Engineering team members, who develop these one-off projects,” paid serious attention to the details and spent over 600 hours to build it.

He said that the highlights of this vehicle include the blue chrome paint that’s unlike any of those seen in production and the “amazing” puddle lamps projecting jets. Creation 'n Chrome, from Valencia, California, made this one-off vehicle, giving it a chrome blue paint scheme with yellow stripes, similar to the F-18 Hornets. This car’s front fascia is the same as that of the Boss 302.

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When it comes to offering new and exciting designs, Ford isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Ford marks its 35th anniversary this year with another new version -- the Ford Fiesta Special Edition – that is made sportier and more distinctive. It has a striking style, a dynamic sports body, and several special styling accessories.

The Ford Fiesta Special Edition is powered by a 1.6 liter Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine that delivers up to 134 PS of output at 6,700 rpm as well as up to 160 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. Thanks to close-ratio gearing and a redeveloped exhaust system, the new Fiesta Sport Special Edition can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (zero to 62 mph) in just 8.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 195 km/h (122 mph).

As it is, the Ford Fiesta Special Edition boasts of having the most potent engine available in the current Fiesta line-up, alongside the powerful yet frugal Duratorq TDCi engine that delivers up to 95 PS of motive power while emitting just 107 grams of carbon dioxide and returning a fuel economy of 4.1liter per 100 km (57.4 mpg) a combined.

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Ford will introduce the Ka Grand Prix limited edition on the Dutch market and will give this vehicle a touch of the motorsport world. The differences between the limited edition model and its regular production version may not be that obvious at a glance. The limited edition features a single offset racing stripe that runs the length of the car.

Buyers can choose to have the body painted in either Sunrise with Chrystal White accents or Chrystal White with Sunrise accents.

The racing Ka has also been fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels with wide 195/45 R16 tires, large rear spoiler, extra dark Privacy Glass and fog lamps, and contrasting grille and side mirrors. It has a more luxurious interior. Ford covered the steering wheel and the seats in leather and colored the handbrake grip and gear knob in Sunrise Grand Prix.

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Ford has released a commemorative 50th anniversary edition of the E-Series that will be offered as an XLT model, the van’s premium package. In a statement, Ford said that this model is meant for the “enthusiast who recognizes the long-term durability of a van that has maintained a steady presence throughout 50 years of societal change.”

The model features an exclusive blue metallic exterior paint, specially embroidered “Econoline” front seatbacks and “Econoline 50 Years” badging on the left-rear cargo door.

The E-Series has been the best-selling full-size van in the US for 31 consecutive years. The 2011 model is expected to achieve even more sales as it offers technologies like Ford Work Solutions, SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system, and a Navigation System with HD Radio bring E-Series.

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Two months after order books were opened for the DUB Edition Mustang, American builder Roush revealed that the vehicle has started production at the Roush Vehicle Assembly area.

Roush has yet to divulge the official date of when the cars are expected to arrive in dealerships. The DUB Edition is based on the new 3.7l V6 Mustang – which means that the cars get a brand new engine. This also means that the Roush crew didn’t modify the powerplant.

The Mustang is enabled to develop 305hp and 280 ft.-lb. of torque, but will be slightly better than the production series because of tweaks made on all other aspects of the vehicle.

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This is the brand new Ford Focus RS500, a limited-edition of just 500 units based on the popular sporty hatchback. The new car marks the end of the current generation Ford Focus RS and receives more power and torque compared to the standard version as well as a bespoke interior trim.

Under the hood, we find the same five-cylinder engine featuring a new improved induction kit and a revised exhaust system, delivering an extra 45 bhp over the total output of the standard car of 300 hp.

Torque was also upgraded from 325lb ft to 339lb-ft. The new car is capable to make the sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.6 seconds (standard version makes it in 5.9 sec) while the top speed achieves is 163 mph or 262 km/h.

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Before dealers even knew that the limited edition Ford Focus RS500 has already been unveiled, the model had sold out. What makes this feat so astounding is that it sold out 12 hours after it was revealed and even before pricing was announced. A Ford insider said that this phenomenon occurred despite Ford being forced to unveil the car nearly 48 hours earlier than planned.

Ford had a website dedicated to slowly tease consumers until its scheduled debut for Wednesday but it was hacked and official pictures got released Monday afternoon.

The Ford insider said that people were frantically calling up dealers, entering stores and placing orders for a car that dealerships didn't know had existed. The head office was bombarded with calls from its dealers. Ford is currently looking over the expressions of interest from numerous customers to determine allocations for its dealerships, before the order books officially open in May.

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