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Ford Built A Mustang On Top Of The Empire State Building Last Night

It’s been 50 years since Ford built the world-renowned 1965 Mustang and placed it high above Manhattan on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Last night, Ford came back with a bigger, yellower, all around more complicated car from 2015 and decided to recreate the famous stunt as a 50-year homage — only this time, they did it in the snow and over the course of just five hours.


Ford Australia Is Building An Ultra HD Virtual Car Design Lab

Ford Australia has a problem. The company’s design lab is too small for its virtual cars. A brand new upgrade to its virtual reality lab in Broadmeadows will help Ford engineers work on the design of its Australian and international vehicles, with an Ultra HD ‘immersion’ environment that lets designers interact with cars in near-reality quality without needing a full-size physical model.


Ford SYNC2 Hands-On: The Future Of Driving Is You

Ford has been riding high on its SYNC infotainment system for years now. But now, the platform it developed in partnership with Microsoft is starting to show its age. It’s a good thing that SYNC2 is ready for launch: the new, practically buttonless infotainment system that relies almost entirely on your voice.


Celebrating 80 Years Of The Ford Ute

In mid-1933, Ford Australia designer Lewis Bandt was forwarded a letter from the company boss. The letter, from a farmer’s wife in Gippsland, Victoria, complained that they couldn’t afford both a car and a truck, but wanted a vehicle that could do double duty for both stock work and visiting church on Sunday. Bandt got to work.


Watch Ken Block's Insane Rally-Ending Roll Accident

Ken Block is a wildman. We’ve seen him streak around San Francisco, tear about this geometrically-impossible man-made course and tear up James May’s face. Last November, Ken Block in the Hoonigan Racing team car ended their season spectacularly when their car rolled in the forest. We now have that on-board video, and an explanation of what went wrong.


The Cars Australia Built: A Eulogy To Local Motoring

Remember when we used to build things? Not “we” like you and me, but we like Australia. We’re a country that built stuff like Wi-Fi, the Hills Hoist, the ultrasound and the goonbag. We were also a country that built great cars. Now we don’t do any of those things. These are the cars Australia built.


Confirmed: Toyota To Close Australian Manufacturing Facilities, Design Centre

Toyota, Australia’s last remaining automotive manufacturer, this afternoon has confirmed what many have suspected for some time: it’s pulling out of Australia in 2017.


NSW Police Destroy Patrol Car Engine With The Wrong Fuel

Oh. Sweet. Jesus. That’s probably what one NSW Police officer was thinking when he realised he’d filled the force’s one-off Ford FPV GT with the wrong fuel, forcing it off the road a while back.


Ford's New Solar-Powered Electric Car Is Its Own Rolling Power Grid

Electric cars have come a long way in the past decade or two, but one glaring problem remains: you have to charge the dang things. What do you do when there aren’t enough charging stations (and there aren’t)? If you’re Ford, you build a car that charges itself.


Ford's Synergy 2010, A 3L Per 100KM Concept Car Created In 1996

The Synergy was designed as part of the company’s work with the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles, a joint effort between the US government and car manufacturers to create fuel efficient vehicles.