Archive for October, 2010

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FoMoCo Posts 6th Consecutive Quarterly Profit!!!

October 27, 2010

This time last year, Ford Motor Company announced a $997 million (USD) profit – which wasn’t too bead considering the economic times. This year, though, Ford have announced that in the 3rd quarter of this year, the company has earned a massive $1.7 billion – the highest takings since 1990!

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2012 Focus 2.0 Litre Power and MPG Confirmed…

October 22, 2010

Ford have finally announced some technical details regarding the new 2012 Focus – for at least one powertrain anyway. The new base model (‘S’ in the U.S.) will feature a new 2.0 Litre I4 engine that makes a healthy 119kW (160hp) and 198Nm all the while achieving a yet to be EPA tested 40mpg (5.8l/100km). This is, of course, when paired with the PowerShift dual clutch transmission. Those are some pretty awesome numbers right there!

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Sydney 2010: Australian Designed 2011 Ranger Debuts…

October 15, 2010

After what has seemed an eternity, Ford has finally unveiled the new 2011 Ranger at the Australian International Motorshow in Sydney this morning. Boasting a new robust exterior, in design and application, as well as a interior you could forgive as a family car, the new Ranger certainly hopes to get tradies into some serious vehicles, rather than the boring workhorses we have currently. Couple that with new high-power, low emission engines and you certainly have a world class ute – designed in Australia!

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Shelby GT350 details and prices released…

October 8, 2010

We’ve been waiting for this, and Shelby American has rewarded us for our patience by unveiling the true numbers behind their new GT350. And boy, what a beast she will be! Based on any old 2011 Mustang GT, Shelby’s first level of tune to the naturally aspirated engine is a ‘modest’ 320kW (430hp). Next up the model line, Shelby add a Whipple supercharger, helping the engine push out 390kW (525hp) – enough for a blistering 3.7 seconds 0-100km/h time! Oh? Is that not enough? Then the R tune is for you – 465kW (624hp) – enough to help you jettison planet earth!

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SEMA 2010: Fiesta is the Hot Rod of choice this season…

October 8, 2010

Every year, Ford chooses one of its models to be the theme of SEMA for FoMoCo displays – and this year, the new Fiesta gets the nod. There are going to be plenty of examples of tuned up Fiestas and even one from Ford themselves – a Ford Racing concept with a hotted-up 2.0L EcoBoost four (bored to 2.3L) with a monumental 350hp, or 260kW! Now that would be a rocket!

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