• 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup

Ford unveiled the new generation Fusion in early January 2011 at the Detroit Auto Show and, right on cue, it has been followed by the NASCAR version. This is, in fact, the third time Ford has simultaneously launched production and NASCAR versions of a new model. The first dual launch came in 1968, with the sleek fastback Ford Torino and then again in 2006 with the Fusion.

The NASCAR Ford Fusion features a very aggressive stance from the outside and the inside, but keeps the proportions found in the production Fusion. There are brand and design cues on the side of the vehicle and an identifiable front end grill with the distinctive look of a Ford.

"This is a seminal moment in the sport where we had a chance to get it right once again and make sure the race cars are race versions of street cars. And I am proud because I believe we have accomplished just that," said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. "The 2013 Fusion is a stunning car and the 2013 NASCAR Fusion is even more stunning and I can’t wait to see it perform on the track and connect with race fans."

The new NASCAR Ford Fusion will be enduring its testing season for the entire year and will then have its racing debut at the 2013 Daytona 500 in February.

UPDATE 05/23/12: Ford Racing has unveiled the first livery of the Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup race car. It bears the red and white colors of Motorcraft, which, if you didn’t know, is Ford’s spare parts division. Check out the Fusion’s new digs leading up to its maiden NASCAR voyage this season.



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  (224) posted on 02.16.2012

It doesn’t look much of race car, but the combination of blue and black racing stripes made it look like one.

  (517) posted on 02.7.2012

In terms of race car, Ford gives the ability to amazed us with their unique style on manufacturing great cars. I like the color combination of these car; very unusual and outstanding at it’s best.

  (776) posted on 02.1.2012

This Ford will be the champion for it has the guts and engine to perform in the sprinting cup. The exterior is outstanding. It’s very sporty in type. 

  (530) posted on 01.30.2012

All the view on this Ford Model was good and nice to have. I’m looking forward to this car that it will show some great sprint in the Sprint Cup.

  (472) posted on 01.26.2012

t’s truly unexceptional, also stunning maybe when you’re the one driving that car. Don’t they have a test drive? It’ll look cool for me to hold that steering wheel.

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