Materials http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53442/more en Ford Conquesting Young Enthusiasts http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts <div class="node-body article-body">The new Ford Performance Group unites several previously independent teams into one organization focused on the lucrative (and growing) sector of high-output sports cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-conquesting-young-enthusiasts#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Carbon Fiber Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Product Development Social Media Turbocharger Wheels Dave Pericak Dow Fiesta ST Ford Focus RS Ford GT Ford Mustang Ford Performance Group Ford Racing Ford Shelby GT350 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1234321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dave Pericak, former chief engineer for Ford Mustang, takes over as director of Ford Performance Group.</strong></p> Of Humvees and Heroes: Aluminum, Steel Do Battle http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">A key issue in the aluminum-vs.-steel standoff is strength. Each side is playing the military and, by extension, the patriotism card. The message is that if it’s strong enough to protect soldiers in combat, then it’s strong enough, and safe enough, for you and everybody in your truck. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/humvees-and-heroes-aluminum-steel-do-battle#comments Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Advertising Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup OE-Supplier Relations Steel Road Ahead Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:31:00 +0000 1233481 at http://wardsauto.com Corvette Z06 Tutorial: Know Your Limits http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 650-hp super car is capable of sprinting to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and traversing a quarter-mile (0.4 km) in less than 11 seconds. If you don’t know your limitations as a driver, or passenger, the Z06 will.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/corvette-z06-tutorial-know-your-limits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Porsche Aluminum Automatic Brakes Carbon Fiber Gasoline Manual Product Development Sales Results Supercharger Test Drives aerodynamics Alex MacDonald Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Corvette Z07 Corvette ZR1 downforce Michelin Pilot Sport Cup motion sickness Performance Data Recorder Spring Mountain Tadge Juechter Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1227491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM sold 1,500 all-new Corvette Z06s in December.</strong></p> Falling Gasoline Prices Hurting Small-Car Sales, Ford’s Hinrichs Says http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/falling-gasoline-prices-hurting-small-car-sales-ford-s-hinrichs-says <div class="node-body article-body">Joe Hinrichs, president-The Americas, says low fuel prices and a consumer shift toward CUVs and SUVs have put a dent in small-car sales. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/falling-gasoline-prices-hurting-small-car-sales-ford-s-hinrichs-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/falling-gasoline-prices-hurting-small-car-sales-ford-s-hinrichs-says#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Product Development Sales Results Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:04:00 +0000 1201561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford Focus sales down 7.4% in 2014.&nbsp;</strong></p> Ford GT an Innovation Showcase, Fields Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-gt-innovation-showcase-fields-says <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford CEO Mark Fields says the automaker is not moving away from designing fuel-efficient vehicles, despite its introduction of high-powered cars. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-gt-innovation-showcase-fields-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/ford-gt-innovation-showcase-fields-says#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford 2015 North American International Auto Show Aluminum Carbon Fiber Gasoline Turbocharger Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:57:00 +0000 1198001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ford GT supercar to be powered by twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6.</strong></p> Production Acura NSX Revealed in Detroit http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/production-acura-nsx-revealed-detroit <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The NSX has a carbon-fiber floor, and body panels are a mix of aluminum and sheet molding composite.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/production-acura-nsx-revealed-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/production-acura-nsx-revealed-detroit#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Acura 2015 North American International Auto Show Aluminum Carbon Fiber Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Acura aluminum carbon fiber Honda Marysville Mike Accavitti NSX OH Raymond supercar Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:00:00 +0000 1197141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Acura NSX on sale in U.S. late 2015.</strong></p> Alfa Romeo Adds to North American Stable With 4C Spider http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/alfa-romeo-adds-north-american-stable-4c-spider <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfa Romeo 4C Spider boasts the same structural rigidity as the coupe without weight-adding reinforcements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/alfa-romeo-adds-north-american-stable-4c-spider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/alfa-romeo-adds-north-american-stable-4c-spider#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Alfa Romeo 2015 North American International Auto Show Carbon Fiber Gasoline Turbocharger Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:01:00 +0000 1196741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alfa Romeo 4C Spider boasts carbon-fiber monocoque chassis.</strong></p> Where’s the Eco in EcoBoost? http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/where-s-eco-ecoboost <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The F-150’s 2.7L V-6 didn’t make our list because of disappointing fuel economy, and the Mustang’s 2.3L I-4 just doesn’t sound like it belongs in a pony car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/where-s-eco-ecoboost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/where-s-eco-ecoboost#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. Ford Lincoln Aluminum Diesel Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Turbocharger 1.5L 2.3L 2.7L aluminum EcoBoost Ford F-150 Ford Fusion Ford Mustang Ford transit Power Stroke 3.2L I-5 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:23:00 +0000 1189551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Judge Tom Murphy inspects 2.7L EcoBoost in F-150.</strong></p> Aluminum-Intensive F-150 Spurs Technician Training http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/aluminum-intensive-f-150-spurs-technician-training <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Topics include damage analysis, repair decisions and techniques for working with vehicle components made of aluminum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/aluminum-intensive-f-150-spurs-technician-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/aluminum-intensive-f-150-spurs-technician-training#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:19:00 +0000 1191371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Aluminum-intensive F-150 spurs technician training.</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Chevrolet 6.2L LT1 OHV DI V-8 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whereas the Hellcat Hemi V-8 is a Braveheart mallet to the face, the 460-hp ’Vette powerplant is a black-ops sniper with a clear shot in daylight. Other naturally aspirated small-blocks will outsell the LT1, but they will never outperform it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Aluminum Automatic Chassis Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development 6.2L LT1 V-8 Active Fuel Management Chevy Corvette Corvette cylinder deactivation Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Hemi naturally aspirated Porsche 911 small-block V-8 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1184981 at http://wardsauto.com