Ford is an American car manufacturer that appears in every Forza title.
The Ford Motor Company is a multinational car manufacturer based in Michigan, USA that owns the Lincoln and Mercury brands to distribute upmarket products in the North American market. Outside of the United States, the Ford Motor Company also owns major subsidiaries in Europe, Australia and other regions in the world that develop their own vehicles for their respective markets.
One of Ford's most recognizable models is the Ford Mustang, a series of pony cars that have been mostly available in the North American market since 1965. The 2017 Ford GT is the company's current halo car, whose orign can be tracked back to the GT40, Ford's first mid-engined sports car.
Ford Motor Company was incorporated in 1903 and rapidly grew into a major force in the fledgling automobile industry. The Ford Model T, introduced in 1908, revolutionized the mass-production of affordable automobiles. Key to its huge production was Ford's pioneering use of the moving assembly line. In 19 years, Ford manufactured more than 15 million Model Ts. By 1927, the Model T was losing sales to more modern cars from other companies, so Ford replaced it with the more competitive Model A, producing four million Model As in just four years. In 1932, Ford became the first auto manufacturer to offer an affordable V8-powered car. In the meantime, Ford entered the luxury market by purchasing the Lincoln Motor Company in 1922, and started the mid-priced Mercury brand in 1939. Ford added the sporty Thunderbird to its lineup in 1955, and 1964 saw the introduction of the best-selling Mustang. Ford also introduced the exotic GT-40 in 1964, and the GT-40 would go on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans four straight times from 1966 through 1969. In 2004, directly inspired by the GT-40 race car, Ford began producing a modern version of the Ford GT. At the other end of the spectrum, Ford entered the sport compact market with the affordable, high-performance SVT Focus in 2002. Ford introduced its first gas-electric hybrid in 2005 with the Escape Hybrid SUV.