Ford SVT Director Goes to Volkswagen Motorsports Division

Ford SVT Director Goes to Volkswagen Motorsports Division
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Best known for putting together the first Ford Focus RS, Jost Capito has announced that he will be moving to German outfit Volkswagen to head its motorsport division this May.  Capito is well established in the automotive world, starting as a development engineer for BMW’s high-performance engines. He went on to work for Porsche and to… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus RS Not Coming to North America

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Ford Focus RS Not Coming to North America
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Several weeks ago we ran a few photos of a Ford Focus RS that was spotted in a suburb of Detroit. This of course led to speculation that FoMoCo was planning to bring its amazing hot hatch to the U.S. Sadly, a Ford exec has confirmed that the RS will not make its way stateside…. Continue Reading...

800 Horsepower Ford Fiesta to Take On Pikes Peak

800 Horsepower Ford Fiesta to Take On Pikes Peak
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In an attempt to drum-up interest in the launch of the Fiesta in North America, Ford is putting on a serious publicity stunt by running two 800 horsepower versions of the economy car in the legendary Pikes Peak race. Ford is eager to appeal not just to econonomically-minded individuals with the Fiesta sub-compact, but also… Continue Reading...