The Boss is back, ladies and gentlemen!
As part of Ford’s new 2013 Mustang line-up, the Blue Oval is bringing the second installment of their resurrected Boss 302.
While the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 retains the same engine capabilities as the 2012 model, Ford made sure that the new model stands out from its predecessor in sheer looks alone. It comes bearing new styling and design details that allude to the rich and long heritage of the Boss 302 name.
“Last year, we proved the car had what it takes to perform," said Dave Pericak, the Ford Mustang’s chief engineer. "This year, we focused on enhancing its eye-catching looks and celebrating its history.”
No truer words have ever been spoken because the car just looks flat-out smoking hot. The new paint finish has a history, as does the equally fresh hockey stick graphic and reflective stripes. These two, plus a whole lot more, come with the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302, proving without a hint of doubt that the Boss is indeed back.
And he means serious business.
Find out more about the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 after the jump.
The final customized 2012 Ford Focus revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show shows the work of a tuning company that is definitely no stranger to the hatchback in question. FS Werks (formerly FocusSport) has been providing high performance street and race products for the Ford Focus since 1999 when they first opened. If anyone should produce a fine tuning package for the Focus, it should be them. and you can be the judge.
FSWerks started off their package by adding a 3dCarbon roof wing and 19-inch DPE R16 wheels wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DW tires to the little hatchback. After that it was on to an FSWerks stainless steel performance exhaust that provides maximum flow and horsepower, an FSWerks cold air intake, an engine cover, and a new front stress bar. The ride height was then lowered three inches with the use of an H&R Springs coil-over kit.
“What I find great about the new Focus is that it’s a sporty, compact Ford with the global design our customers want,” said Randy Robles, FSWerks vice president. “The previous Focus versions have been huge for us, so we’re excited to continue that tradition.”
Press release after the jump.
Ford continues its attack on the Los Angeles Auto Show with this next Ford Focus from 3dCarbon. It may not see even a glint of a power upgrade, but the styling and aerodynamic modifications do allow for a tremendous boost in the overall look of the car.
The very first thing we noticed on the car is the glossy black hood and the satiny film foil wrap covering the rest of the body. The windows are smoked-out with 3M window film and the 20-inch Series KM650-KMC wheels are painted in glossy black finish and wrapped in Falken tires – FK452. There are two red pinstripes accenting their way down the length of the roof and hood while the wheels also get a little red pinstripe action.
In addition to the styling benefits found on this Focus, the hatchback also gets a 3dCarbon roof wing, H&R Springs sport spring, and a FSWerks cat-back exhaust.
“This car builds on the already impressive styling of the new Focus with the unique touches we used, like the foil wrap and red accents,” said Ernie Bunnell, 3dCarbon vice president of sales and marketing. “The design of the Focus fits where the market is right now and the global appeal of this car is sure to be a hit with our customers.”
Press release after the jump.
Whoever believed that the new Ford Focus was just a boring sedan for everyday use was wrong. And Ford has proof of that statement in the form of the new Focus race car arriving today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This new concept demonstrates the car’s potential in road and touring car championships with teams around the world, at least that is what Ford is saying. We don’t know if we buy that statement just yet.
The concept car is powered by a 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost I-4 engine and features performance coil-over adjustable dampers, Ford Racing upgraded sway bars with adjustable end links, front brakes with 320-millimeter two-piece rotors, and race pads. The concept sits on Anthracite 18-inch wheels and Hoosier race tires.
The interior also got the racing treatment with an FIA Super 2000 regulations roll cage, Recaro racing seats, an AIM MXL Pista data system, and an AIM SmartyCam. Added safety features include a Ford Racing fire suppression system and Ford Racing six-point safety harness.
We’re still not entirely convinced that the Focus race car will make Ford proud out on the track, but this is just a concept as of yet and should serve as a decent base for the production model. Ford is production will be ready by 2012, leaving them plenty of time to build on a good thing.
Press release after the jump.
Ford armed themselves with a host of Fiestas at the 2010 SEMA Auto Show, but the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show will see a mass of Focus models enter their show floor. One of those models will be the Ford Focus by Ford Vehicle Personalization. This Focus is out to prove that it can be cool when given the right Ford custom accessories.
The new Focus by Ford Vehicle Personalization features a new white body kit with an expressive concept graphic on the side panels, Caribbean Blue accents on the belt moldings, headlamps, mirrors, wheels, and fog lamp bezels. Attracting more attention to the exterior is the Liquid silver paint applied to the roof spoiler, mirrors, headlamps, and fog lamps.
The interior uses a black and white theme featuring all-leather seats with accent stitching. The steering wheel continues the same color theme with white and black leather. The center stack was left with soft touch white paint while the aqua accent lighting bring s a little color to the interior.
"We created a theme of an all-white vehicle with bursts of Caribbean Blue accents running throughout, which lends itself to many of the current trends seen in fashion."
Press release after the jump.
The Ford Fusion entered the 2010 model year with two new versions added to the line-up: Hydrid and Sport. The new Fusion features new design (inside and out), improved and new technologies and new powertrains with improved fuel consumption.
The 2010 Fusion features a more aggressive front fascia with new headlamps, grille and fog lamps; the three-bar grille in particular is larger with a more modern look. The fog lamps are housed below in a trapezoidal-shaped lower opening to help complete the more-muscular look. At the rear there are new modernized taillights and decklid to help give the vehicle a more unified look from front to rear.
The hybrid version is powered by a combination of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 155 hp and 136 lb.-ft. of torque and a nickel-metal hydride battery. The hybrid vehicles can operate up to 47 mph in pure electric mode, approximately twice as fast as some competitors. Plus, the city driving range on a single tank of gas is expected to be more than 700 miles.
The Sport version get a 263-hp V-6 Duratec engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. It is offered as a FWD model, but AWD is also available.
The model line-u include (besides Sport and Hybrid): S, SE, SEL. The S version gets a 2.5-liter I-4 engine that delivers 175 hp; the SE and SEL get a new 3.0-liter V-6 engine that delivers 240 hp.
Full details in the press release after the jump.
The blue oval has revamped their pony car lineup for 2011 Mustang and the big news is what is going on under the hood. Not only does the new car get a slight bump in output, but the 21st century pony car does it in a more efficient manner. The new Mustang will be powered by an all new, high performance, aluminum Duratec V6 complete with modern technologies like DOHC and Ti-VCT that delivers over 300 HP as well as benefiting from a new performance package.
The all new aluminum 3.7 Liter six cylinder engine puts out a total of 305 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque combined with a fuel efficient six speed automatic transmission, the 2011 V6 powered Mustang will have an estimated fuel economy of 30 MPG, and even better is that shifting yourself will only cost you 1 more MPG.
Ford’s new performance package sends the V6’s output through a shorter geared 3:31 rear axle as well as suspension and braking components based on the units from the V8 powered Mustang GT model. However making the base Mustang handle as well as possible, the boys from Dearborn have added a set of 19 inch wheels wrapped with sticky Pirelli performance tires and a Sport mode setting aimed at performance driving enthusiasts from the electronic stability control system when the 2011 Mustang goes on sale late next summer starting at $20,114 for a base model V6 powered pony car.
Updated 01/18/10: Prices revealed. Hit the jump to get full details on it.
UPDATE 06/24/2010: The 2011 Mustang has set a new record by running 1,457 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway while averaging 48.5 mpg with an average speed of 43.9 mph. The main idea for the Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge was to prove that the 2011 Mustang’s V6 can run 1,000 laps and 533 miles on a single tank of fuel.
Press release after the jump.
The 2011 Ford Mustang is set to make its debut at the LA Auto Show with a new 3.7-liter V6 engine. With a new engine in tow, the Mustang will come with over 305 horsepower and 280-lb of torque. In addition to that, customers will also get the chance to choose either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Further details surrounding the car are still murky but if you want to catch a glimpse of the 2011 Mustang and hear that oh-so-glorious engine, check out the video.
Although this is the customized 2011 Ford Fiesta at the LA Auto Show, it certainly won’t be the last of the blue oval’s compacts to be tuned. This red and white Fiesta was a collaboration between 3dCarbon and FSWerks and takes full advantage of Fiesta’s European styling and rock solid foundation and power train to springboard the B segment hatchback to the next level of street authority.
Now this racing stripe wearing Fiesta is no show pony, thanks to the combination of the FSWerks Stage 2 intercooled turbo kit and a less restrictive free flowing 2.25 inch exhaust gives the little 1.6 Liter Fiesta enough grunt to play with the big boys and adequately matches the 3dCarbon body kit’s aggressive appearance. The aero package is made up of a big mouth front bumper and matching ground effects that issue a bold challenge to contenders while at the track the FSWerks components ensure that the tuned Fiesta can not only talk the talk, but walk the walk as well.
H&R Special Springs revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show their own version of the 2011 Ford Fiesta. Fiesta’s natural good looks get the Euro treatment, with Sticky Jewell custom graphics, custom Euro hood vents, stealthy blacked-out headlamps and a Ford Custom Accessories upper rear hatch spoiler.
The H&R Street Performance monotube coil-over kit features height-adjustable shocks to set wheel arches the perfect distance from the big, 18-inch OZ SuperTurismo GT wheels. When it comes to personalizing Fiesta, this is one suspension-and-wheels approach that most do-it-yourself buyers can adopt to set themselves firmly above the rest of the sport compact crowd.
Making it’s North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show, Ford is keeping the customized 2011 Fiestas coming with this example from Ford Custom Accessories. However unlike most one off show cars, this Fiesta can be recreated by any able minded tuner in his or her own garage with parts right out of the Ford Racing Parts catalog. The intention of the American automaker is to release a full line of OEM approved aftermarket parts that cater to consumers creativity and focus on drivers needs to personalize their rides in order to stand out from the crowd, and with the 2011 Ford Fiesta, they will be able to do just that.
So when Ford’s newest premium compact rolls into showrooms in 2010, almost every component displayed on this hot little white Fiesta will be available from Ford Custom Accessories, Ford Licensed Accessories and Ford Racing Performance Parts. So no matter if you are looking for a subtle change so that you can spot your Fiesta a little easier in a crowded parking lot or if you want to go full tilt and drastically spice up your ride, the blue oval will offer whatever you need to get the job done.
While the U.S. version of the 2011 Ford Fiesta just made its debut in Los Angeles, aftermarket tuners have been getting their hands dirty customizing the new compact for quite some time now in order to make it to the show. It only makes sense that the first group to offer an upgrade package for the new party car is the blue oval’s in house tuner Ford Racing in cooperation with the Mustang tuners from Steeda Autosports.
First Ford Racing and Steeda wanted to uncork the little 1.6 Liter Ti-VCT four cylinder and let it breathe a little easier with a cold air intake from Steeda and a cat-back system that was made by Borla in cooperation with Ford Racing. In order to keep the Fiesta firmly planted at all four corners, Steeda and Ford Racing upgraded the factory suspension to give the compact track inspired handling. Hiding behind the Ford Racing multi spoke Euro wheels is one off Brembo big brake kit mounted front and rear to keep the driver in full control when tackling chicanes and tight hairpin turns. Ford Racing and Steeda Autosports have truly created a high performance hatchback using a few straightforward simple upgrades that when put together go a long way towards enhancing the Fiesta.