Supercharged Mustang: Tarlton terror – it’s a family affair

Supercharged Mustang blasts Tarlton drag strip Mustang Supercharged. ‘Now with added menace’ Got a quarter-million bucks to go (a lot!) faster? JOHANNSEBURG, Gauteng – A highly-evolved version of RGMotorsport’s Ford Mustang GT Supercharged has, the company says, ”stomped its authority on ‘Tuner Wars’, Tarlton drag-strip’s annual fast-car fest. The Wild West of Gauteng came alive…

Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell

Honeywell turbo boost for Ranger, BT-50 A little extra can take  boost to 200kW Promise of lower general fuel-consumption JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – TurboDirect in South Africa has introduced a PowerMax turbocharger upgrade for the 2011-2015 Ford Ranger 3.2 diesel engine to increase overall performance and flow by 20% and boost power from 147 to 172kW….

Dancing in the ceiling: Ford drones buzzy checking safety

Ford’s high-flyers cut inspection time Drones of their own cover maintenance 12 hours’ work covered in 12 minutes COLOGNE, Germany – Imagine if a simple innovation suddenly allowed you to carry out an arduous – but essential – chore in a fraction of the time it would normally take and without the risks of working at…

Cobra Jet Mustang: Ford gives Pony Car even more kick

Ford US reveals limited-edition Mustang Cobra Jet Cars pay homage to the original from 1968 Production limited to 68 cars to honour 1968 debut DEARBORN, Michigan  – Ford Performance in the US has revealed what it says is the quickest drag-racing Mustang yet… and who’s to argue given its potential of covering the quarter-mile in…

Giddy-up! Ford’s pony-car gallops to 10-million sales

Best-selling sports car of the last 50 years Featured in more movies than any other car 60 Mustang owners of all model years assembled DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford is celebrating the production of its 10-millionth Mustang, an iconic vehicle which has been America’s best-selling sport car for 50 years and the world’s best-selling sport car…

2018 EcoSport SUV: Five new models from Ford SA

One-litre turbo-diesel engine, six-speed auto Satnav, cruise control, internet connectivity Six crash bags, rear parking sensors PRETORIA, Gauteng – The new Ford EcoSport compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) delivers enhanced versatility and capability, more refined styling and sophisticated technologies, to make it a more attractive proposition than ever before. That’s how the Ford media release…

Ford attacking global pothole crisis – head-on

New Ford Focus road-hole detection system Instant data modifies suspension response Test track has replicas of world’s worst potholes WARLEY, England – Drivers in the UK are in a pothole crisis that’s been made worse through 2018 by the “Beast from the East” air-mass which delivered Arctic conditions to the British Isles. Ford decided to…

2018 Ford Ranger: SA build to supply 150 countries

South African hub to supply 150 world markets Power to come from all-new bi-turbo, 10-speed auto Auto emergency braking, keyless entry PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford SA will launch what it says is ”an even more capable” Ford Ranger bakkie when production starts in 2019. The automaker has forked out R3-billion on its local operations for…

Fancy a Ford? Stakes have been raised with ’18 Fiesta

‘More fluid, more elegant – but distinctly Fiesta’ News suspension system, improved safety High-definition comms screens on Titanium units PRETORIA, Gauteng – The all-new Ford Fiesta has arrived in SA – five models, choice of two engines –  and, says the automaker, ”benchmarked  in terms of quality, refinement, technology and safety”. The interiors are described…

Global hat trick in sport coupe sales for Ford Mustang

Female buyers have boosted global sales Third consecutive year as best-selling coupe Read on to find out totals – and how SA did DEARBORN, Michigan – Global demand through 2017 for the Ford Mustang has steered the car to a third consecutive year as the wold’s best-selling sport coupe. How many? 125 809 Mustang coupes…

Ford zooms in on a fresh Focus – 20 years on

New engines, new tech, ‘all new’ models Self-parking part of the 2018 package Cylinder deactivation for the first time STRATFORD, England – Ford UK has announced, and displayed to the news media, an all-new Ford Focus and called it ”the most accomplished and technically competent Focus yet”. Ford SA tells Carman’s Corner it can be…

Ford’s fun babycar Fiesta ST gets serious upgrade for ’18

Mechanical limited-slip diff to enhance cornering Launch control, sharper turn-in for fun-to-drive ride 150kW 1.5 EcoBoost engine has only three cylinders COLOGNE, Germany – Ford today revealed further details of the sophisticated Sports Technologies that will deliver the most responsive, engaging and fun-to-drive Fiesta ST experience ever. Ford revealed the all-new Fiesta ST in 2017 with…