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  1. Super Crew F-150 now weighs less than a Porsche and (9) other cars as well

    Ford Truck Discussion
    When Ford released an update on the 2015 F-150 earlier this week, the dramatic difference in weight between the 2014 steel-body and 2015 aluminum-body F-150 Lariat SuperCrew caught our attention. According to Ford, the 2015 F-150 Lariat’s aluminum-alloy body helps cut weight by as much as 700...
  2. Lightweight Ford Fusion that weighs 900 pounds lighter

    Ford Car Discussion
    Ford is headed in the right direction with its new lightweight cars, hope this tech will trickle down to their performance vehicles. From the article: The Lightweight Concept started life as a 2013 Ford Fusion, but lost 25% of its weight through the use of high-strength steel, aluminum...
  3. Missouri weighs breaks to save Ford plant

    Ford Corporate News
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is shopping for a Ford. The governor ordered lawmakers back for a special session starting Thursday to consider millions in tax incentives and pension plan changes to entice the automaker to keep its Kansas City-area plant producing. More...
  4. NYT: Bush Weighs ‘Orderly’ Bankruptcy for Automakers

    General Motors Discussion
    The New York Times Bush Weighs ‘Orderly’ Bankruptcy for Automakers WASHINGTON — The White House said on Thursday that an “orderly” bankruptcy was one option being considered to try to rescue General Motors and Chrysler, which are seeking billions of dollars to avoid a shutdown. President...