Ford Motor Co.’s Special Vehicle Team is persevering during the country’s economic recession, but the division’s chief engineer warns increasing consumer interest in fuel-efficient vehicles may temper the high-performance sector. “I think the whole ‘green’ movement will affect the performance business, and we have to be cognizant of that,” Jamal Hameedi tells Ward’s. “Even in a 540-hp car, fuel economy still is relevant for us and will continue to be so.” Yet, in Europe, where gasoline ...

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