Archive for March, 2010

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500 Goodbyes for LV Focus RS…

March 30, 2010

The current-model Focus’ – ear-marked as the ‘LV’ – run is nearly up, with the 2012MY hitting showrooms next year. So, what better way for the car that has served Ford so well worldwide, to take it out with a bang. A big, black, not necessarily shiny bang! May I introduce to you the super-horn Focus RS500!

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Ford Australia axes the Falcon Wagon…

March 26, 2010

Ford Australia announced today that it will discontinue the Falcon wagon this year, with the last wagon to roll off the line in June.

The news follows reports last year that Ford was considering the wagon’s future, Ford Australia CEO Marin Burela confirming that a decision would be made by this past January.

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2011 Mustang 5.0 ‘Coyote’ so tottaly underated…

March 26, 2010

InsideLine has managed to sneak a brand-new 2011 Ford Mustang GT equipped with Ford’s new 5.0 litre ‘Coyote’ V8 onto a dyno. Sounds great? Yea, of course! But the news we get from the dyno is even better – the Coyote is even more alive than first imagined!

So those figures seem to be smaller than the real ones, don’t they? Well factor in about 12% driveline loss and that’s a whopping 438hp (326kW – an additional 26hp) @ 6,600RPM, and a juicy 365ft-lb (500Nm) @ a wonderful 4,350RPM coming from only 5 litres of ignited dinosaur bones!

Stay tuned for more Ford news!

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2011 Mustang base price cheaper than Camaro…

March 26, 2010

The 2011 Mustang is yet to hit dealership floors in the U. S. of A and base model pricing has already been leaked. And the best part? It’s still cheaper than the Camaro!

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2012 Explorer BUSTED!!!

March 26, 2010

In breaking news this morning, Autoblog.com’s spy photographers have caught the best yet glimpse at the 2012 Ford Explorer. Click the pic for the full gallery:

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SPIED: Fiesta EcoBoost…

March 19, 2010

After word from Ford last year that there was going to be no replacement for the Fiesta XR4/ST, comes these spy shots of what appears to be an EcoBoosted Fiesta. So, is it the return of the XR4/ST? An RS? OR… A SEMA project? That remains to be seen, but follow the jump for all the info….

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American Idol finalsists style their own Fiestas…

March 18, 2010

It’s down to the final 12 in Fox’s American Idol singing competition and with the higher level of talent comes a higher level of Ford’s sponsorship. In celebration of the feat, the contestants have all worked with four of Ford’s newest designers to create their own personal Fiesta. Follow the jump for all the info…

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