For enthusiastic drivers who dream of ripping through deserts, cutting into mountains, or dominating the racetrack, Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) have been turning dreams into reality since 1991. The SVT division thrives on bringing the roads most passionate drivers an exclusive ride with unforgettable performance, substance, and value. With legacies built on names like F-150 and Mustang, Ford offers a diverse performance lineup bound to satisfy the most high-performance cravings drivers can dream of.
Ford’s “hot hatch” is a fun first rally car loaded with specs. The Focus’s AWD utilizes the 350-hp turbocharged engine from anything to racetracks, snowy roads, gravel roads, and parking lots. There’s even a drive setting that allows for a tail-out “drifting” style to conquer corners with ease. Inside the RS is a sleek 8.0-inch Sync 3 touchscreen boasting navigation, real-time traffic data, and Apple CarPlay which connects to a booming 10-speaker Sony stereo. Though the RS enters its final year of production and will be uber-exclusive (with only 500 being available in Canada), any rally fan who picks one up will be sure to have a blast.
F-150’s desert-dwelling alter-ego is an absolute beast. Ford’s transformers-resembling truck boasts a rowdy twin-turbocharged Ecoboost V6 along with its 10-speed automatic transmission. 0-60 is an astonishing 5.1 seconds—miles above its rivals and silky smooth suspension that feels right at home on the pavement as it does off-road.
The best thing about the Raptor isn’t just its ability to scale a mountain with the ease of a knife cutting through room temperature butter, but also daydreaming of scaling a mountain, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson firing a bazooka out of the passenger side window.
The suped-up super-pony strips its interior to flex a track-ready chassis. Riding the success of last year’s GT350, Ford’s 2018 model remains virtually identical aside from three new exterior colors: Kona Blue, Orange Fury, and Lead Foot Grey. Everything else drivers arguably loved about the best Mustang ever built is back. Leading the way is the high revving VooDoo V8 with 526 hp and a shockingly comfortable ride for a performance forward vehicle. Best of all, you don’t have to be a gymnast to climb in and out of it.
Incredible balance is at the forefront of Ford’s unapologetically American supercar. Modeled after the GT which took 1st in its class in 2016 at the 24hr Le Mans, The GT controversially opts for a compact 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6—yes, the same engine as the F-150. Although it is unusual to see only six cylinders in a supercar, the extra space allows for active-aerodynamics to be to focus. The chassis drops 2 inches at the push of a button, wings retract around corners, letting the exquisite GT rip around corners with the steadiness of a trapeze artist.
No matter what outrageous craving a driver may have, Ford’s lineup of performance vehicles gets the job done. And for those passionate drivers looking for something special, Zender Ford has a gorgeous inventory of F-150s, Mustangs, and everything in-between! Contact us if you’re interested. If you still can’t find that special vehicle? Make sure to head over to Ford Canada’s website to find the Ford of your dreams.