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30 Performance Fords That Dominated The Auto World

Vukasin HerbezNovember 19, 2020

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3. Ford Sierra Cosworth

Introduced in 1985, the Ford Sierra was Ford’s typical family sedan they produced in numerous versions. The car featured rear-wheel drive and an independent rear suspension. However, when Ford decided to contract the Cosworth tuning house for a performance model, a legend was born. Cosworth added a special body kit with spoilers, unique wheels, and colors.

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Under the hood was a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produced 225 HP. It propelled the car to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. For 1985, those were fantastic numbers. Soon, the Sierra Cosworth became one of the hottest Fords at the time. It was also quite successful on the tracks, winning many races.

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2. Ford F-150 Lightning

In 1999 with the new, totally redesigned generation of F-150 trucks came the new Lightning. This time it was much more aggressive and packed much more firepower. Ford installed its 5.4-liter V8 with a supercharger, which was good for 360 HP at first and 380 HP later. This was much more than the previous model and also much more than any truck on the market at the time.

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Also, performance numbers were sublime because the Lightning could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in five seconds and top 140 mph. Those figures were more suited to a Porsche 911 than to a regular pickup truck that could haul cargo just like other F-150.

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1. 2020 Ford Mach E

The most controversial Mustang introduced in recent years and probably ever is definitely the Mustang Mach E. Some will even claim that this isn’t the Mustang at all, and Ford calls it “Mustang-inspired.” Yet. it is painfully apparent that it is, in fact, a Mustang, but a very different one. For those who don’t know, Mustang Mach E is an all-electric, performance-oriented, four-door SUV. The Mach E is all that regular Mustang isn’t, and that makes it controversial. However, looking at the interest and pre-orders Ford has collected, the general market seems to be crazy about the new, all-electric Mustang-inspired family SUV. This is probably the first proper Tesla Model 3 fighter there is, and that alone is impressive.

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But one thing is sure; the Mach E is fast like a Mustang needs to be. The base version can get to 60 mph in low 6 seconds, and the top-of-the-line model can do the same in about 3.7 seconds, which is as fast as the 2020 Shelby GT500. Power is ranging from 266 hp to 459 hp, and prices start at around $40,000. The advertised range is between 210 and 250 miles, which isn’t revolutionary, but it is enough for everyday driving.

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