All-new research and development technology that helps make Ford Performance racecars faster also is helping Ford speed up development of its consumer vehicle lineup and improving the company’s operational fitness.
Donning a fire suit and helmet, strapping into a 500-plus-horsepower race car and taking it onto a test track to top out at more than 190 mph is part of an average workday for an elite squad of Ford’s high-performance driving engineers.
It’s the ultimate track showdown: Eight models from the Ford Performance global line-up on a circuit together for the very first time, pushed to their limits by the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers.
A storied history in powertrain development between Ford Performance and Roush Performance continues with a new state-of-the-art supercharger that peaks at 700 horsepower for the new V8-powered 2018 Mustang GT.
The Ford GT race car’s triumphant return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and simultaneous development of the Ford GT supercar are highlighted in the new documentary, “The Return,” available now as the company’s first film on Amazon Prime Video.
The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) today announced that the full squad of four Ford GTs will compete at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, one year on from the marque’s triumphant return to the endurance race that everyone wants to win.
Ford, America’s truck leader, demonstrated its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor is the toughest, smartest, most capable ever – racking up 2,481 miles of sanctioned off-road racing in the 2016 Best in the Desert season and SCORE Baja 1000.
As Ford starts sales of the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor, the Ford Performance team completed one final grueling endurance test – running in the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 across the famed desert in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico.
Ford, America’s truck leader for nearly 40 years, will enter its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor in the 49th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 off-road endurance event, Nov. 16-20. Four-time Baja 1000 winner Greg Foutz will pilot the truck. Ahead of the race, the Ford Performance-supported F-150 Raptor will be on display at the 2016 SEMA show, Nov. 1-4.
Ford Shelby GT350R-C earned its first championship title in its first full year of competition, thanks to a dominant season from Multimatic Motorsports in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge this year.
The No. 67 Ford GT team chose to switch tires after qualifying, which moved them to the back of the pack for the start of the race. Ultimately, it was the team’s sister car, the No. 66 Ford GT, and drivers Joey Hand and Dirk Müller who waged an epic battle against Corvette to earn their second IMSA podium of the year.
The weather quickly became the star at the Continental 150 at VIRginia International Raceway on Saturday as a sudden burst of powerful rain and wind red flagged the race just over 30 minutes into the 2-hour, 40-minute event.
The Ford Performance Technical Center in Concord, NC, opened in 2014. The facility serves as a center of excellence for Ford NASCAR and IMSA race teams to test theories and refine driving skills through use of the full-motion platform simulator.
k Müller earned his first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole and his first since the Le Mans 24, where he put the new Ford GT at the front of the pack for the first time. It was the fourth pole overall for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing (Le Mans 24, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock and Road America) and the third in IMSA competition.
Multimatic Motorsports’ Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell stood on the top step of the winners’ podium for the fourth time this season and the third time in a row after winning the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Road America.
Richard Westbrook earned his second p1 qualifying award with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing after first starting on pole two races ago at Watkins Glen. The No. 67 has won the last three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races (Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, Mosport-Canadian Tire Motorsport Park).
Drivers Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), Sébastien Bourdais (FRA) and team owner Chip Ganassi joined Ford Performance executives to present the winners’ trophy to Ford Motor Company employees on Tuesday at Ford’s Product Development Center.
The Ford GT is on a winning streak. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing earned its second double-podium in a row as the No. 67 Ford GT duo of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe cruised to victory lane for the second time together.
The No. 68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) crossed the finish line at Le Mans at three o’clock on Sunday, as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT will start the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours from Pole Position in the LM GTE Pro class after German racer Dirk Müller posted the fastest time of 3m 51.185s during Wednesday night’s qualifying session. The #69 Ford GT will line up alongside the #68 and the #67 and #66 Ford GTs will start Saturday’s race in fourth and fifth positions respectively.
The Ford Focus RS RX was designed to be the ultimate rallycross vehicle in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Collaborating with UK-based M-Sport and Hoonigan Racing Division, Ford Performance engineers implemented the same high-tech instruments and procedures used on production vehicles to develop the Focus RS RX for competition.
• Applications for the all-new Ford GT supercar may be submitted starting today for the first two years of production - 500 vehicles, via FordGT.com website; online configurator allows anyone to build the Ford GT of their dreams.
As a throwback to the famed Shelby GT350-H "Rent-A-Racer" program of the 1960s, a total of 140 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H's will be available exclusively through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at select airport locations in the continental United States.
Piloted by drivers Greg Foutz and Tim Casey, Ford F-150 Raptor race truck is the only stock truck competing in the Best in the Desert factory stock class for full-sized trucks (Class 1200), making it the first such vehicle to finish a race in this class.
Teased at the conclusion of Ken Block’s Gymkhana EIGHT released earlier this week, Ford Performance confirms Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division team will field two factory-supported 2016 Ford Focus RS race cars in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Starting with this weekend’s Sprint Unlimited, every car in the field must be equipped with a digital dash. This is one of the latest technical developments that will provide driver, team and fans with more precise information.
There’s a roar in the desert – spitting sand and kicking up rocks. It’s the sound of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, running in the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series’ new factory stock class.