Ford

Aston Martin puts the V12 Zagato into production

Aston Martin puts the V12 Zagato into production

Aston Martin has revealed the road-going version of the new V12 Zagato sports car. The car uses the V12 Vantage platform and places a new aluminum/carbon fiber body on the aluminum structure of the base car. I think the car looks pretty cool, but I don't care for the wheels that look like flowers to my eyes. Apparently Top Gear doesn't care for the rear spoiler, but it looks good to me and isn't is outrageous as some cars on the road.

Continue Reading...

Ford debuts 2013 Shelby GT500 convertible in Chicago

Ford debuts 2013 Shelby GT500 convertible in Chicago

We previously talked about the 2013 Shelby GT500 coupe with its gargantuan 650 hp supercharged V-8 engine and 600 foot-pounds of torque. Ford intends to offer that massive power in an open-top version as well for muscle car fans who want the wind in their hair at triple digit speeds. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 convertible has debuted at the Chicago Auto Show and is helping to celebrate the 20-year history of the Ford Special Vehicle Team or SVT as it is known.

Continue Reading...

2013 Shelby GT500 racetrack durability car sells for $350k

2013 Shelby GT500 racetrack durability car sells for $350k

When it comes to Ford Mustangs, Carol Shelby is closely tied to the muscle car. Shelby has been hopping up the already fast and powerful Mustang line since the 60s to provide even more power. Shelby was also a racing driver who was very successful with his own car, the Cobra in the 60s as well. When it came time to build up the new 650hp 2013 GT500 Shelby and Ford needed a test mule for the racetrack.

Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Fusion aims to match NASCAR technology with production model

2013 Ford Fusion aims to match NASCAR technology with production model

Over the past several decades, the change from stock car racing up to the massively powerful motor sports that include such gems as NASCAR has been drastic - but Ford and several other manufacturers are aiming to shrink that gap with their 2013 lineups. In the 2013 Ford Fusion, the main objective of Ford is to bring a NASCAR vehicle that owners of the production model of the same vehicle will not only recognize, but will impressed to see jamming around the track with essentially the same build as their own vehicle at home. In this way both Ford and NASCAR are aiming to tie the NASCAR sport back to the viewer in a way that's close to the heart.

Continue Reading...

Ford issues recall on over 400k Freestar, Monterey, and Escape vehicles

Ford issues recall on over 400k Freestar, Monterey, and Escape vehicles

Ford has issued a recall and a huge number of vehicles in order to fix defects on the cars that can lead to power loss of fire. The recall covers 205,896 Ford Freestar and Mercury clone Monterey vans. The recall also covers 244,530 Ford Escape SUVs along with an additional 40,000 Escape SUVs sold outside the US. The recalls are being handled in coordination with the NHTSA and were confirmed by a Ford spokesman.

Continue Reading...

Lincoln MKZ concept surfaces in Detroit

Lincoln MKZ concept surfaces in Detroit

The North American International Auto Show is going right now in Detroit bringing with it the first glimpses at new car models and concept vehicles that may make it to showrooms in the future. Lincoln showed off its new MKZ concept in Detroit, and the car doesn’t look much like the concepts you would expect. In fact, the MKZ Concept car looks like a refreshed version of the existing car and completely showroom ready to my eyes.

Continue Reading...

Ford recycling bottles from CES for Ford Focus Electric

Ford recycling bottles from CES for Ford Focus Electric

Those attending CES will benefit Ford's Focus Electric, which are slated to leave assembly lines in March. Repreve, made by Unifi, is a blend of post-industrial fiber waste and post-consumer waste. Starting this year Repreve will be used in the Focus' seating material. To do this Ford plans to divert about 2 million post-consumer plastic bottles. Of the 2 million plastic bottles, the equivalent of 22 will be used in in each Electric Focus.

Continue Reading...

Ford working on a better Segway

Ford working on a better Segway

Ford has announced plans for a new Silicon Valley R&D center to come up with a better alternative to the Segway or other "personal mobility experience" concepts, as well as integrating mobile tech better with its SYNC in-car infotainment system. The San Francisco lab, set to open later this year, will look at "a holistic approach to personal transportation" as well as how the car can be transformed into a sensor, sharing information such as when windshield wipers are turned on to track hyper-local weather and other trends. Meanwhile, Ford has also begun distributing its open-source collaboration with Bug Labs, announced last year.

Continue Reading...