The refreshed 2016 Ford Explorer has just debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show with a sharp new look and a new 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine, so I thought that this would be the perfect time to look back at a TV commercial for the original 1991 Ford Explorer.
While the all-new 2016 Ford Explorer SUV stole the spotlight briefly at the Los Angeles Auto Show, there were plenty of other Ford trucks to check out – like this bad boy here.
The 1988 Ford Ranger GT you see in the video here packs a V8 attached to a massive, 94-millimeter turbo. That combination is set up to pump out around 1,600 horsepower, but it can be dialed in to produce as much as 2,000.
Lightning, whether it’s the kind that bolts down from the clouds or the automotive type that Ford stopped building a decade ago, is fast. The type that brightens the sky can hit you in a split second. The Blue Oval variety doesn’t flash across the quarter-mile mark quite that quickly, but it’s still a force of nature.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast brings us a clip of a newer Ford F-250 pickup racing against a C6 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Now, if we were watching a race between a stock F-250 and a stock C6 Z06, we could expect to see the truck take a beating at the hands of one of the best performing American cars ever.