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Shelby Ford F-250 Super Baja Shows What an HD Raptor Might Be Like

  • Shelby American, the people who just rolled out the 2021 Super Snake and two other hot takes on the Ford Mustang, have turned their hands to the Ford F-250 pickup.
  • The Shelby F-250 Super Baja features the Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine that makes 475 horsepower and 1050 pound-feet of torque.
  • Shelby will make only 250 of the heavily equipped Super Baja trucks, priced at (brace yourself) $125,805.

    People love tough trucks, especially ones that are optimized for off-roading. Interest and demand for the Ford Raptor and the Ram TRX prove that. So it’s only logical that Shelby would combine the two names of Baja and F-250 to reach the big-truck customer base with the Shelby F-250 Super Baja. Has a ring to it, right? With a name like that, of course it comes with lots of off-road goodies plus the mighty Power Stroke, a turbocharged 6.7-liter V-8

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    Ford Bronco 4600 Race Truck Revealed to Race in Ultra4 Stock Series

    • Ford Performance built the Bronco 4600 race truck to compete in the Ultra4 stock class later this year.
    • It unveiled the vehicle today at the King of Hammers race in California, where the Bronco 4400 rally trucks will be competing in the Ultra4 unlimited class.
    • The highly customized stock Bronco 4600 will begin testing later this month.

      After showing three 4400 rally class Ford Broncos earlier this week, Ford Performance is back with a 4600 race truck to battle in the Ultra4 stock class. The 4400 Unlimited Class vehicles shown off earlier this week have extensive modifications, including a custom tubular chassis, the Bronc0 4600 uses the same chassis, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, and transmissions found in the Sasquatch trim level that anyone could order from the automaker.

      The 4600 Bronco will be shown off at the King of the Hammers event where a trio of 4400 rally Broncos will

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      2020 Ford F-250 Is the Quickest Diesel Truck We’ve Ever Tested

      • A 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty sped to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, making it the quickest diesel pickup we’ve ever tested.
      • The Ford’s record run comes courtesy of its Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbo-diesel V-8, and it’s the only three-quarter-ton truck with over 1000 pound-feet of torque.
      • A 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD diesel is the next-quickest diesel pickup, but even with a 340-pound weight advantage it was 0.1-second slower.

        Watch this ad for the Ford Super Duty, and you’ll hear the gravel-voiced narrator say torque or towing four times in the first 12 seconds of the 30-second clip. But a 2020 F-250 fitted with the mighty 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 isn’t just brawny. It’s the quickest diesel truck we’ve ever tested, hitting 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

        Our F-250 Lariat was configured with a crew cab (SuperCrew in Ford speak), a 6.8-foot box, four-wheel drive, and a single-rear-wheel (SRW)

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        Ford Makes $29 Billion Commitment to EVs and Self-Driving Cars

        • Ford announced a $29 billion investment in EVs and autonomous vehicles through 2025.
        • In the future, the majority of Ford vehicles will be electric, while traditional gasoline powertrains will be augmented with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
        • Ford is joining GM and others in heavily investing in electric and autonomous vehicles to compete with Tesla.

          Ford announced during its fourth-quarter earnings report that it will invest $22 billion in electric vehicles and $7 billion in autonomous vehicles through 2025. The electric-vehicle stake is an increase over the $10 billion already pledged to help Ford compete in the race to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream.

          In part, Ford may be throwing the money down to compete with GM’s bigelectrification goals, but it stopped short of announcing exactly when, or if, it will transition to an all-electric passenger-vehicle fleet as General Motors has pledged to do. What it has announced is

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          Why General Motors’ New Commercial EV Brand Will Be a Headache for Ford — and a Dire Threat for Start-Ups

          General Motors (NYSE:GM) said that it is launching a new electric commercial-vehicle business, called BrightDrop, that will provide a complete set of software-connected electric vehicles (EVs) to customers. And it has already landed FedEx (NYSE:FDX) as its first big customer. 

          While tiny EV start-ups have captured the attention of auto investors in recent months, GM’s news is a big reminder that the old automakers can play this game, too. And some, like GM, are positioning themselves to be leaders as the world transitions to electric vehicles.

          BrightDrop is just one piece of GM’s emerging EV plan, but it could be a big one in time. Here’s what we know.

          A BrightDrop EV600, an electric package-delivery truck, with FedEx logos and branding.

          A BrightDrop EV600, a product of GM’s new electric commercial-vehicle brand, which has already won business from FedEx. Image source: General Motors.

          What is GM’s new BrightDrop brand?

          For several years now, GM has quietly been building expertise in telematics and

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          2021 Ford Bronco Sport Slightly Cheaper Than More Rugged Bronco

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          Marc UrbanoCar and Driver

          • Ford’s 2021 Bronco Sport starts just over $28,000, compared with the $29,995 base price of the regular Bronco.
          • Like its more rugged sibling, it has Big Bend, Outer Banks, and Badlands trim levels as well as a First Edition limited to 2000 units.
          • The Bronco Sport goes on sale by the end of this year.

            The Bronco is finally here. While the Bronco Sport is the tamer version of the new 4×4 series, it starts only a few thousand dollars less than the more rugged Bronco. The new Bronco Sport starts at $28,155 and comes with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Like the Bronco, it’ll have the terrain management system. Plus, it’s got a safari-style roof, 17-inch wheels, flip-up liftgate glass, and Sync 4 on an 8.0-inch display.

            Beyond that, the prices increase exponentially as you start to go through the

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