Ford is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world. For years, they’ve created some of the best and most reliable cars on the market. Most people associate Ford with family cars and hatchbacks. But, over the years, they’ve made some seriously cool cars as well.

Here are the three coolest cars made by Ford:

Ford GT

When you think of supercars, your mind tends to drift towards the Lamborghinis and Ferraris of this world. However, a lot of people forget that Ford made a supercar, and it was brilliant. The Ford GT was a vehicle draped in quality and high-performance specs. It was fast, it handled well, and looked excellent. 

The Ford GT was a forgotten car because there weren’t any made for a fair few years. In fact, none has been made since 2006, until now! That’s right; there’s a second generation Ford GT that will be on the market. It looks utterly fantastic and is already conjuring up a storm. The design of the car stays true to the original, which I love, but with a modern edge. Everything looks more up to date, and I honestly can’t take my eyes off it. There are few cars that can rival its beauty, and I’m eager to see how it drives.

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F 150 Raptor

The Ford F 150 Raptor is without a doubt one of the coolest cars Ford has ever made. And, it’s the coolest pickup truck on the market. The vehicle is designed brilliantly and oozes awesomeness. The 2017 Ford Raptor is arguably the best of the bunch. It looks modern, stylish, bold, and so many other things rolled into one. 

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What I love about this car is that it’s very functional. Pickup trucks are useful and tend to be bought by people that use them for a specific purpose. Plus, the new Raptor has an engine that roars. For such a large machine, it moves very swiftly. And, I love that the engine is economical too. There’s just so many cool things about this truck; it’s hard to mention them all.


If you’re a fan of car racing video games, or films, then you’ll know a thing or two about the Ford Mustang. This muscle car has been popular over the many years it’s been manufactured. What most people love about this car are its looks. There’s a unique style to the Mustang that makes it appear so cool. 

No matter what colour you get it in, it looks like the kind of car you buy if you mean business. 
It’s the ultimate car to sit at the traffic lights and lock eyes with the driver in the other lane as you rev your engine and watch them squirm. 

Keen Ford Mustang fans will know that there’s a new one on the horizon too. It promises to bring your typical Mustang flair, with a few updates here and there. Many people are already claiming it’s the coolest Mustang yet.

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These three cars are my pick of the coolest that Ford has built. Let me know if you agree or what cars you’d add to this list!

Ever since the Golf GTi first made its appearance back in the 1970s, car makers have spawned a lot of hot hatches. These days, VW’s hot hatch is now in its seventh generation. But, if you’re a fan of the “Blue Oval”, you might be wondering which Ford models are the best.

My first encounter with a hot hatch from Ford was the iconic mk2 Fiesta XR2. A friend of mine bought one and let me take it for a test drive. As you can imagine, this was some time ago but I can still remember thinking how brilliant that car was when I drove it! They are a rare sight these days, given that most of them are now scrapped or in a museum somewhere.

Today, one of the most popular hot hatches sold by the Ford Motor Company is the Fiesta ST. Here’s why I think you will fall in love with this car:

It has a powerful yet eco-friendly engine under the bonnet

Engine technology has come a long way since the days of the XR2. All modern engines feature fuel injection and get controlled by an ECU. In case you wondered, it’s a car’s electronic “brain.”
The Fiesta ST features a 1.6-litre engine, just like the old XR2. But the only similarity between the two engines is the displacement. That’s because the ST engine is a 16-valve turbocharged EcoBoost unit. As standard, it boasts 180 brake horsepower.

When you fit such an engine into a lightweight Fiesta shell, it gives you phenomenal power. From a standing start, you can reach 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds! You also have a top speed of 137 mph.


The 1.6 EcoBoost isn’t just popular for its power. As you may have guessed, it sports green credentials too. Carbon emissions are just 138 g/km, and combined fuel economy is 47 mpg. The engine works in tandem with a six-speed manual transmission. Having test-drove a Fiesta ST from TC Harrison Ford, I can confirm the it feels positive and smooth to drive.

It’s agile

Some of you might be thinking that such a car might not handle well. After all; a lightweight body and a powerful engine can mean trouble, right? Well, in this case, you would be wrong!

The Fiesta ST offers excellent handling, even at high-speed driving. And if you happen to make a bad move, the car’s electronics will put things right again for you.

It’s a technology geek’s dream come true

The Ford Fiesta ST features all manner of modern equipment that you’ll need in today’s motoring. As standard, you get air conditioning, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth. The Ford SYNC technology is brilliant, and can handle most tasks via voice control.


If you opt for the ST2 trim, you also get things like keyless entry and LED daytime running lights.

If you’re after a reliable hot hatch, and you don’t want a German car, stick with Ford and get yourself a Fiesta ST! The price point is also fair, making it in reach within most people’s budgets.

Last month OSV Ltd compiled an interesting report on the UK’s most searched for car brands of 2015 so far. This month, OSV have taken the report one step further and matched the results with the UK’s best selling cars from the start of the year. Are the most searched for car brands the best selling? Read on to find out.

When you read the list of the top ten best selling cars it will be easy to understand why these cars are the UK’s best sellers. Each have their own fan base, but they also have a few common traits. Generally, all the cars in the list are considered reliable and are competitively priced. But is reliable and cheap what the UK internet user searches for?

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), we’ve run down the best selling cars of the year so far.

Ford Fiesta


The Ford Fiesta has dominated the UK Car market for as long back as we can remember and it’s no surprise why. The Ford Fiesta is great to drive, it’s comfortable, handles well, stylish inside and out and there are some great deals available. What’s not to love?

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

Ford dominated our most searched car brands list so this result comes as no surprise.

Vauxhall Corsa


Ford’s biggest rival Vauxhall comes in at second. Like the Fiesta, the Vauxhall Corsa is well priced, spacious and has a range of engines to suit every type of driver. But does this mean Vauxhall are Ford’s biggest competitor when it comes to Google?

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

This result is one of the most surprising of the whole report. Vauxhall, who are Ford’s closest competitor in best selling cars is nowhere near them when it came to most searched car brands. Vauxhall found themselves in 4th position but does this mean car enthusiasts are losing interest in the brand? Only time will tell.

Ford Focus


Safety is one of the main selling points of the Ford Focus. In at number three, and the second Ford entry, the Focus is considered to have the best handling, it’s refined and has low C02 emissions.

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

As mentioned above, Ford dominated the search list, so we’re not surprised to see more than one car in the best selling list.

Nissan Qashqai


Considered one of the most practical small SUV’s, the Qashqai is reliable, smart, economically friendly and extremely refined. What more could you ask for?

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

The Nissan brand didn’t make it in our top 5 list which may come as a surprise to many considering the Qashqai is so high on the bestsellers list. Nissan came in at 6th and was narrowly pushed out of the top 5 by Mercedes.

Volkswagen Golf


Comfortable and an enjoyable drive, the reliable golf comes in at number 5. With it’s modern and practical build and strong resale values, Golfs are a popular choice for a number of car buyers – but are they popular with UK internet users?

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

Volkswagen barely made the top 20 let alone the top 5, they came in at an unbelievable 17th. Maybe it’s because people feel they know the brand inside and out or maybe they’re losing interest. It will be interesting to see if they retain their position throughout the year.

Audi A3


The beautiful Audi A3 is the 6th best selling car of the year so far. Surprising? We think not! Audi have struck the right balance between comfort and control with the A3 and with some great Audi A3 lease deals on offer, this is a perfect choice for many drivers.

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

Audi landed the impressive third spot in the most searched for car brands list and as a brand, they’ve gone from strength to strength. They have a strong following and a beautiful range so it’s no surprise they made both lists. If the A3 was slightly cheaper then maybe it would be higher on the bestsellers list, but with a slightly more premium price tag we think they should be happy with their position.

Mercedes-Benz C Class


This seriously classy car is one of the most desired by women, it also makes a very popular company car. Here at OSV we’ve a range of great Mercedes lease deals which are always really popular so we’re delighted to see the C Class in the list.

How does it compare to our most searched car list?

Mercedes just made the list by landing in at number 5. The luxury car brand are often in the news so it’s no surprise that they are searched for and purchased on a regular basis.

They’ve also recently shown off their driverless car which has made headlines across the globe. If driverless cars become more talked about maybe Mercedes will rise to an even higher position.

Volkswagen Polo


It will come as no surprise to many that another Volkswagen makes the top 10. The VW Polo is competitively priced, comfortable to drive and has a plush inside cabin.

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

As we already mentioned Volkswagen not being higher on the most searched car brands list, will come as a huge surprise to many. Maybe next time we do this they’ll be higher on the searched list or lower on the bestsellers. Watch this space.

Fiat 500


With it’s unusual design, cheap price and safe reputation, the Fiat 500 is in at number 9. This supermini is the perfect car for a variety of drivers.

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

Fiat, like Volkswagen, placed fairly low on the most searched car brands list, coming in at number 16. Unlike Volkswagen, we weren’t too surprised with Fiat’s position. With a trusted and well known range, it just goes to show that people aren’t necessarily searching for cars they’re going to buy.

Vauxhall Astra


Our second Vauxhall in the list and in the tenth spot is the Astra. With its great looks, smooth ride and secure handling, this car is a perfect choice for many. But many will be surprised that the Astra is only in 10th position. Usually the Astra is a lot higher in the bestsellers list so it will be interesting to watch where this places by the end of the year.

How does it compare to our most searched car brands list?

With the Astra falling to number 10, this could explain why Vauxhall are only at number 4 in the most searched list. Are the car brand losing its following? Only time can tell.

Finally, it may be interesting to note that BMW are the only car brand that was featured in the most searched list to be excluded from the best sellers top ten. With its premium price tag, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why. But what car do you think would be on the top sellers list if money wasn’t an option?

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This post sponsored by Ford looks at Ford’s technologies and one in particular that caught our eye recently – Fords 1.0-litre award-winning EcoBoost engine. Combining high power woth a broad spread of torque, with reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption, what’s not to like. These Ecoboost engines have been creating quiet a buzz in the auto world but what is this technology and why is it so great?

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EcoBoost came onto the market in the mid-2000s, as a part of Fords new technology to provide a more efficient vehicle engine. The EcoBoost is designed to make more power, produce less emissions, and use less fuel. Ford makes EcoBoost engines in a variety of sizes from a three-cylinder, four-cylinder, and up to a six-cylinder. All engines of which use some of the same technology that is direct fuel injection and turbo charging.

Basically, take a normal engine, cutting down the amount of cylinders for better fuel consumption, and replacing the lost cylinders with turbo charged and direct fuel injection technology to regain power. To prove how this small but powerful engine performs when compared with the likes of a Ferrari Enzo, Ford puts it to the test on the infamous Nurburgring racing circuit.
The track time results are really quite remarkable!

Technology is clearly playing a huge part in the way that Ford designs its cars and engines. This is an essential requirement for any new car design these days. Ford has released a series of new and interesting videos to show off the type of technology that is being built into the latest models.

Personally we think that this is the coolest way to show the technology in action, as reading is so one dimensional. With the videos, you are able to each feature in action and they really work in getting the message across. Check out Go Further to experience the technologies for yourself.