Sport Mode Helps the New Ford F-150 Hit the “Sweet Spot”
Trucks just aren’t what they used to be. In the past, they were simple tools for the working class; now, they’re trying to be everything to everyone. Just look at the new Ford F-150.
When Carroll Shelby first began his partnership with Ford, no one could have known the depth of which that partnership would grow into.
Chris Russell owned a 1996 Ford Bronco that he spent time customizing to be a great off-road machine. Soon after he bought the truck, the arrival of a new child dictated buying a more practical machine. His darling “Minty” had to find a new home.
Modern day vehicles are full of modern day safety equipment and electronics. On top of that, there’s computers controlling practically every other aspect of the vehicle. But will all of this new technology make it difficult to repair and restore these vehicles in the future?
Back when the Ford Excursion was out, it got flack from some journalists for being too big to fit into regular garages. Those critics would verbally slaughter the 15,000-pound Excursion you see here. It makes the factory version look like a Smart car in comparison.