What Surprises Does Ford Have in Store for Detroit Next Month?

Apparently there's going to be some epic debuts.

We’ve previously heard a rumor that Ford might, just might, debut a successor to the GT at Detroit next month. It seems that Ford is also considering a return to Le Mans in 2016, in order to mark the 50th anniversary of it taking overall winner at the 24 hour endurance event. It was there the GT40 beat the supposedly unbeatable Ferraris. To properly commemorate the occasion, a GT successor is a distinct possibility. But that's just rumor talk for now. What we can confirm, however, is that a Shelby GT350R will be unveiled.

It will be Ford’s most direct response to the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Another possible Detroit reveal is the next-generation F-150 Raptor but again, Ford has managed to keep things under lock and key. What Ford will also likely announce is a new performance sub brand, along the lines of M and AMG. An older rumor claimed the brand name will be “999,” in commemoration of an early 20th century race car built by Henry Ford. Lastly, the highly anticipated Focus RS is definitely almost ready, but likely won’t debut until Geneva in March. This makes sense considering the Focus RS has, up until now, been a Europe-only hot hatch. Without question Ford has some kick ass reveals on the way, and we’re only about a month from finding out what they are.

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