Archives for October 15th, 2013

Ford wins second consecutive Engine of the Year with 1.0L EcoBoost [UPDATE]

For the second year in a row, Ford has taken top honors in International Engine of the Year voting. As was the case last year, it is Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that earns the automaker the accolade, achieving the highest-ever accumulated score in the 15 years that the award has been handed out. A panel of 87 automotive journalists from 35 countries are responsible for choosing the world's best engines, and this is only the third ...

Hennessey Debuts SVT Raptor-Based VelociRaptor SUV

The Velociraptor was one of the most feared dinosaurs, but Hennessey Performance’s VelociRaptor is a bit nicer than that: it’s a 411-horsepower three-row SUV based on the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. We know the statistics by now: the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has a 411-horsepower, 434 lb-ft, 6.2-liter V-8 and a set of Fox Racing Shox with 11 inches of front and 12 inches of rear suspension travel. The result is one of the most ...

Ford Shortens Summer Vacation to Meet Demand

This year, Ford looks to add 200,000 vehicles worth of capacity to its 9 to 5 work shifts, as well as produce an additional 40,000 units by keeping select plants open an extra week during the company’s traditional two-week summer shutdown schedule. The plants that will be producing the extra 200,000 units will be Chicago Assembly Plant, Flat Rock Assembly Plant, and the ...