GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary Is Not Just A Simple Replica

50 years ago, in 1966, Henry Ford challenged Ferrari at one of the most memorable races ever and managed to beat the Italian racer at Le Mans.

In honor of this historical date,  Shelby and Superformance decided to work together and create a beautiful GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary replica, which will be available in a limited number of 20 units.

GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary

The iconic 1966 GT40 winner of the Le Mans race is present in every detail of the nowadays replica, including the right positioned steering wheel and manual transmission.

GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary

In spite of Superformance recommending the Shelby 427 FE V8 engine, the buyers will have the chance to customize the car and choose another engine.

GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary

The replica will include some modern features, comparing to the original GT40, for example the Bilstein brakes and H&R arches, along with air condition and adjustable pedals.

GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary

The GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary replica will be available in three color schemes: the Ken Miles edition – blue with white stripes, the Bruce McLaren edition – black with silver stripes and the Dan Gurney edition – red with white stripes. All of the 20 cars will have the anniversary logo printed on them.

GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary

GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary

GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary

GT40 MKII 50th Anniversary

Ohio Plant Ready To Produce The 2017 F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab

The Ohio Plant will be helping the Kentucky Truck Plant in producing the chassis cab for 2017 F-Series Super Duty, for the F-550, F-450 and F-350 versions.

The factory has almost 1400 employees and has been functioning since 1974.The 2017 F-Series Super Duty is now built of improved materials which help reduce the weight with 159 kg.

2017 F-Series Super Duty Ohio Plant

Moreover, the new bigger brakes, hubs and axes improve the traction and hauling of the vehicle, which makes it even more popular and proper for the construction works and other related businesses.

2017 F-Series Super Duty Ohio Plant

Super Duty is the perfect car for daily tasks, helping the owners go on with their business. The car allows electric equipment to be connected to it with the new smart CAN interface, deliver various types of loads and ease things for the customers.

2017 F-Series Super Duty Ohio Plant

The clients can choose among the 6.2 liter V8, 6.8 liter V10 and a Stroke V8 turbo diesel of 6.7 liters.

2017 F-Series Super Duty Ohio Plant

Would You Buy This Fast And Furious Ford GT40 Replica?

Remember the Ford GT40 in the fifth Fast and Furious movie, starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel?Mecum Auctions is placing a replica of that Ford on auction.

The event will take place in May 2016, at the Indy auction.The replica was built by the Michigan based Race Car Replicas company, especially for Fast Five.

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The lucky one who will buy this car will get all the necessary paperwork directly from Universal Studios, including some pictures of it.

Ford GT40 Replica Fast And Furious 5

Ford GT40 replica uses a block Ford engine, able to produce 540 hp, with 5 phase transmission.There is no official information on the starting price, yet.

Ford GT40 Replica Fast And Furious 5

Ford GT40 Replica Fast And Furious 5

Ford GT40 Replica Fast And Furious 5

Top 10 Best Car Engines In The Entire World

All kind of tops with best of anything are created on a yearly basis. Engines are no exception and the selection that Wards has made for year 2016 is very diverse, comprising from 4 cylinder engines to 8 cylinder ones.

Not any engine is eligible for taking part in this top; only those that are powering cars with price tags saying less than 61 000 dollars can participate in the best car engines contest.

Best Car Engines

The following engines have been selected from a total number of 31 participants, after having been evaluated on road and other pertinent circumstances by the best specialists on criteria like torque, power, noise, fuel consumption, new technologies, etc.

Best Car Engines

Here are the winners for year 2016:

-Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 runs on a 5.2 liter V8, producing 526 hp.

Best Car Engines

-The 3.6 liter V6 LGX is just one of the two engines coming from General Motors that are part of this top. It produces 335 hp.

Best Car Engines

-The second engine coming from General Motors is a hybrid electric 1.5 liter engine, with 4 cylinders, powering the Chevrolet Volt model.

Best Car Engines

The jury remarked its economical fuel consumption of only 229 MPGe.

Best Car Engines

-The hybrid system installed on Hyundai Sonata also made it into the top, with a 41-80 MPGe low fuel consumption.

Best Car Engines

The engine has 2 liters and produces 154 hp.

Best Car Engines

-And since we are talking about hybrid engines, the one on the new Prius is simply remarkable.

Best Car Engines

The 1.5 liter engine produces 95 hp and teams up with a smooth 71 hp electric engine. The fuel consumption showed a 61 MPGe economy.

Best Car Engines

-The V6 EcoDiesel engine, 3 liter, on RAM 1500 is part of the best car engines for three years in a row.

Best Car Engines

With a torque of 420 pound feet, this is one cool engine, to say the least.

Best Car Engines

-The turbocharged boxer running on Subaru, with a capacity of 2 liters, with 4 cylinders, is another winner returning from 2015.

Best Car Engines

It develops around 268 horsepower, which is quite impressive.

Best Car Engines

-Take a look at this 2 liter, 240 hp turbocharged Drive-E engine, installed on Volvo. This was last year’s star.

Best Car Engines

Volvo comes back with a 316 hp engine, running on the car of the year, according to Business Insider 2015 – Volvo XC90T6.

Best Car Engines

-Nissan’s VQ Series V6 Engine

Best Car Engines

Nissan Maxima ensures the VQ Series V6 engine is in the top, once again, in an upgraded form.

Best Car Engines

-The winner of the top is the 6 cylinder B58 3 liter engine, coming from BMW.Producing 320 horsepower, this is one hell of an engine.

Best Car Engines

Best Car Engines

Ford Evos Concept – Ford’s New Design Philosophy

Ford Evos is about to demonstrate the future design language of the brand at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

In spite of it being absolutely beautiful, there are no plans for the moment for the Evos Concept to reach production. The brand uses this concept in order to present the Kinetic 2.0 new Ford design language, which is going to be applied on all the future Blue Oval models.

Ford Evos Concept

Ford Evos Concept has intelligent doors, formed of two parts and a very futurist design inside of it. It features touch screens and digital gadgets that simplify the driving experience.

Ford Evos Concept

The car works on a 2 liter Atkinson Cycle front engine, which runs on fuel, paired with an electric engine.

Ford Evos Concept

Take a look at Ford Evos Concept in the gallery below and see if you like what the brand is preparing for the marketplace.

Ford Evos Concept

Ford Evos Concept

Ford Evos Concept

Ford Evos Concept

In the US A Woman Was Betrayed By Her Own Car

A woman fled the scene of an accident, but was arrested after the car she was driving called the police and reported the event!

It seems impossible, but the case has been reported in the US, and now the driver risks imprisonment.The 57 year old woman hit a truck and a van,and tried to flee the scene afterwards.

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What the lady did not know, is that her Ford production car had an auomatic emergency call function in case an accident occurs. The system is based on some sensors that detect sudden changes in direcion and/or if the airbags were deployed.

911 Emergency Call

This car system provides information to emergency services about the place and time of the accident,after that the driver has the freedom to provide further information.When questioned by police,the woman claimed that “everything is fine” and that “she would never flee the scene of an accident”.Nice try lady!

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Note that such technologies are also on Ford,BMW and Volvo cars and since March of 2018 will become compulsory for all of the cars sold in the European Union.

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Below you can see an example of such a system offered by Ford Mustang.

ADV1 Makes an Awesome Supercharged Mustang Plus Bonus Burnouts.

Supercharged Mustang:The tuning company ADV.1 is known for their exterior modification that look good on cars. In other words they used to make cars looks better. Used to because they have now tuned a Ford Mustang GT both on design and power.

They boosted the power of this Mustang GT up to 666 horsepower by supercharging the 2.9-liter engine and adding Corsa catback exhaust and other improvements.

Supercharged Mustang

As a result the muscle car now only looks amazing but is also packed with horses.

Supercharged Mustang

The video below will show you the blue devil taking the Dyno test and doing some burnouts for your enjoyment.

Ford GT Cuts 12 LBS by Replacing the Windshield with Gorilla Glass.

Every car maker is trying to lose some weight (who isn’t) by replacing heavy components and parts with lightweight materials. Ford GT goes one step further and replace the windshield with the same type of glass that your smartphone has.

Gorilla Glass is about 32% lighter that regular windshield glass and will shave around 12 pounds of weight. Since Ford GT is all about speed and acceleration, even those 12 lbs will make a difference.

Ford GT

Gorilla Glass is made of 3 layers. One is strengthened for protection, the middle one is from plastic and absorbs noise and the one outside is annleaded glass.

Ford GT

Watch Ford explaining this technology in the video below!

 

 

Is Owning An Old Cop Car Worth It?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you surely know how an old American police car looks like. You may have even been pulled over for excessive speed by such a car.

These cars have managed to become an American icon over the years and, in time, some of them have been sold on public auctions. The price tag is hilarious, saying 900 dollars, and this makes owing an old American police car affordable to everybody.

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If you need a cheap and secure car, than an Interceptor should be your call. It comes with a 4.6 2V V8 engine on board, the same as in 99-04 Mustang GT, working with an automatic gearbox. The car produces 235 hp at a torque of 275 ft lbs.

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We could compare the Crown Victoria with an on road boat, an extremely heavy one, to be more specific. The gearbox is kind of slow, but you get used to it.

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The biggest challenge in driving an old cop car isn’t the rather stiff gearbox, however. You have to live with the idea that everybody around you thinks you’re a cop. They will instantly lower the speed and maybe, even get you mad with their slow driving style. But you need to remember, this is all you.

bad124aa061b82391b052c34d4f26deeComfort is another issue. You get a radio and some heat. That’s all. Nevertheless, you will have a special place where to put your cup of coffee and keep it safe. Not one place, six ones!

Owning A Cop Car Interceptor Ford Crown Victoria

The dashboard lacks a tachometer. Except this, it is a pretty sedan standard.The trunk is a different story. If you need space, search no more. This car can fit a small family or a small car in its trunk.

Owning A Cop Car Interceptor Ford Crown Victoria

In conclusion, having a cop car is a pretty reasonable experience, with a decent price and acceptable features.

Owning A Cop Car Interceptor Ford Crown Victoria

Source: CarThrottle.com

Ford Wants a Piece of Uber’s Pie.

Everyone knows Uber and their ride sharing app and concept. Many taxi companies are trying to fight the idea but other companies are trying to bite on a piece of this huge billion dollar pie.

One such company is Ford. The VP of Research, Ken Washington, announced that they are implementing ridesharing on their campus in Michigan with specially built Ford Transits. This might seem a small and internal attempt but the company is having great plans for the future.

Ford Mondeo Vignale

Their vision is a mobility service that they would like to take part in. The advantage of car makers over companies like Uber and Lyft is that they can build cars that could serve the ridesharing purpose. Like having built-in software that connects drivers and riders.

Uber taxi

 

Their risks are kept minimal as they would have to develop and implement the software not actual vehicles. This news is wonderful, imagine a ridesharing in the new Ford GT!

Ford GT

 

Ford Tranzit

source: autonews.com