It’s a big first for Ford in many ways, and a couple of firsts for this V8 Mustang-loving EV sceptic too
There’s a number of firsts here. This is the first mass-market car-maker’s first fully electric vehicle. It’s also the first dedicated electric car from Ford rather than the ‘electric version’ of a regular combustion-engined car. Plus the first electric car to bear the name ‘Mustang’ (though one suspects not the last) and the first time an electric car has adopted the alias and, to some extent, assumed the persona of a muscle car. Which, if you think about it, should essentially be its absolute antithesis, arch-nemesis even!Continue reading “Ford Mustang Mach-E Review [Electric Car]”
The Puma ST makes more sense than it should, but does logic dictate you should get one?
The Ford Puma ST can be thought of as a more family-friendly version of the pocket-rocket Ford Fiesta ST – just about the best small hot hatch you can currently buy. That bodes well doesn’t it? Especially as it gets pretty much the same drivetrain with 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo Ecoboost engine putting out 200bhp and 320NM of torqueContinue reading “Ford Puma ST Review”
1.0 three-cylinder hybrid could be the pick of the breed!
I know what you’re thinking: ‘Why are you reviewing a Focus that’s been around since 2018, and why would I be interested in a 1.0-litre three-cylinder version?’ Well lend me your attention for the duration of this short prose and I promise your interest will be piqued. (At least enough to go watch my video review!)Continue reading “Ford Focus Mild Hybrid Review”
Check out my quick drive review of the Hybrid Transit van
Here’s my quick drive review of the latest plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the current Ford Transit van. We don’t normally review vans and commercial vehicles on this channel, but it’s interesting to get an insight into how far vans have come and developed in terms of ease of driving, noise vibration harshness (NVH) and refinement and quality. There’s a quick look at the space available, the front compartment, but mostly it’s about the drive and the something of a surprise reaction on throttle application! Should I review more commercial vehicles? Follow #BCGFordTransitContinue reading “Ford Transit Custom Van PHEV Review”
Podcast with an automotive, aeronautical and aerospace engineer
Check out my podcast with Dervish Dervish of Full Throttle with Dervish (link below) an automotive, aeronautical and aerospace engineer as we talk cars, helicopter gunships and spacecraft.Continue reading “Podcast with Dervish Dervish [Cars, Helicopter Gunships & Spacecraft]”
The Ranger Raptor is the Ford Mustang of the pickup world, and I’ll prove it.
This is the Ford Ranger Raptor – I like to give it its full name wherever possible, because there is of course, The Raptor, (no, not the theropods from the Cretaceous Period) I mean the big bad Ford F-150-based monster pickup. That comes with a 450bhp, 3.5-litre V6, though not to the UK, it doesn’t.Continue reading “Ford Ranger Raptor Review”
Check out my full review of the Puma reincarnation
Yes, there was a Ford Puma in the late 90s. Yes, it was a two-door sporty little thing. No, this new Puma is not quite the same. But yes, there is some shared DNA. And something else, both are recipients of great acclaim and numerous awards.Continue reading “Ford Puma Review”
Looking at the extraordinary black people that played a part in automotive and motor racing history
Welcome to my latest Bulletin video, and being this is Black History Month in the UK, I thought I’d look at black automotive history. The trouble is, you do have to go digging to find it, and some is perhaps more contemporary than historical, but there are significant events and people stretching right back to the earliest days of mass motoring to talk about.Continue reading “Black Automotive History (for Black History Month)”
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