Up Front Updates from Ford

June 25th, 2019 by

There was quite a bit of news to cover at this year’s North American International Auto Show. In addition to showcasing the lineup, the show-stand welcomed visitors to their first look at the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer, as well as a look at the most powerful, street legal Mustang ever built. It’s the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500! Keep reading for all the fantastic details!

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

Arriving this fall, the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street legal Ford ever! It is outfitted with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 that produces 700++ horsepower!

2020 Explorer

Following a reveal of the all new Ford Explorer at Ford Field, to additional Explorer announcements were made at the North American International Auto Show. Two all new family members join the model’s broadest ever lineup: Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid

All NEW Explorer ST, the newest SUV from Ford Performance, features a specially tuned 3.0L EcoBoost engine projected to make 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s also expected to reach a targeted top track speed of 143 mph.

All NEW Explorer Limited Hybrid is a fully capable, adventure-oriented Ford hybrid SUV designed to offer performance and capability in a fuel-efficient package. The 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain is projected to produce 318 combined system horsepower. The rear-wheel-drive model is projected to return an EPS-estimated range of at least 500 miles.

In Other News…

Heavily influenced by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr., Ford Performance and RTR Vehicles have teamed up to create the new Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance. The limited-edition package is available on Mustang GT and EcoBoost with Performance Pack 1. Key features include the RTR Vehicles’ signature modern aggressive styling and a Ford Performance suspension that can be tuned for twisty backroad driving, laying down lap times, drifting or blasting down a dragstrip. Installed at select dealerships, only 500 serialized packages will be available. Watch for more information at Ford Performance Parts or RTR Vehicles.