What happens when you bring together one of the world’s most exciting new sports – and some of its most thrilling cars? The answer is our new video – “Dronekhana” Two of the planet’s best drone pilots tackle a unique obstacle course that includes a drifting Focus RS performance hatchback, a smoking Ford Mustang, and a robot. Pilots Luke Bannister and Brett Collis navigate their drones remotely with the help of special goggles, which provide a first-person view as they fly under a Ranger pickup and through a B-MAX car. A rig of 36 GoPro cameras captured the drones mid-action in a style made famous by the 1999 film The Matrix. “It’s basically like stepping into the cockpit. It was a tough course and we had some mishaps – but at least the Mustang’s all right, that’s all that matters,” said 16-year-old World Drone Prix champion Luke Bannister who took on the course with Tornado XBlades team mate and fellow Brit, Brett Collis, 22. * Named in tribute to the YouTube phenomenon Gymkhana, starring Focus RS consultant Ken Block, “Dronekhana” was filmed at Ford’s European headquarters in Cologne, Germany, the city which this week hosts Gamescom Europe’s biggest interactive games trade fair. It follows previous “Snowkhana” videos that have become a festive Ford tradition.
Soak yourself in the splatter of the rain drops on your car windows and your favorite music playlist, or stop over for a cup of hot tea – nothing can beat the thrill and the fun of a long drive in the rain. However, monsoon driving can be quite challenging too. Here are some “must follow” tips to make your monsoon drive safe and pleasurable.
Potholes are a pain. Check out the six potential problem spots on your vehicle and how to deal with them. 1. Tires and Wheels: Check for low pressure as well as for cuts or gashes in the tire. Inspect rims for cracks in the finish, which may indicate a bent wheel. 2. Wheel and Tire Balance: Wheels that have been knocked off-balance can cause vibrations or shaking while driving. This can affect handling, stress your car’s suspension, and increase fuel consumption and wear on tires. 3. Steering Alignment: Signs of misalignment include having to hold the steering wheel at an angle in order for your vehicle to go straight, pulling to one side, and uneven or accelerated tire wear and tear. 4. Suspension Components: Suspension damage can cause losseners or clunking in the steering, poor alignment and difficulty straightening out after a turn. Your vehicle may also begin to sway or rock, bounce or bottom out, and may require more effort when steering. 5. Exhaust System: New, strange or loud noises emanating from your exhaust system can indicate a leak or other signs of impact. 6. Under Carriage: Oil or coolant leaks under the vehicle can also be telltale signs of pothole damage. Now, what can you do? Inspect your car for any of the above indicators, and visit a…
At the Bangkok International Motor Show 2015, we unveiled to the world the new, tough and smart Ford Ranger with an uncompromised blend of robust capability, craftsmanship and advanced technology. Starting later this year, an updated range of the truck will take on the world in more than 180 markets worldwide.