Posts Tagged: Ford

Ford Capri mk2 (1974-1977)
By November 13, 2012 Read More →

Ford Capri mk2 (1974-1977)

The second generation Ford Capri was introduced in 1974. However, the body styling was very similar to the first generation Capri. The new model had long bonnet, rectangular headlights, low roof and short rear section. The turn signals were integrated to the headlights. Recognizable features were the small bump in the hood and the black mesh grille and bumper. A new feature in the Capri was the hatchback rear door and the foldable rear seat improved the use of the cargo space even further.

Ford Mustang 1st gen. (1964-1973)
By July 16, 2012 Read More →

Ford Mustang 1st gen. (1964-1973)

In the 1960s Ford Motor Company decided to develop a fun-to-drive car that would appeal to the post-World War II generation. The production model was introduced to the world for the first time on April 17, 1964 at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. The first Mustangs were offered with four engine variants, ranging from the base 101 horsepower, 170 cid six-cylinder to the 4-barrel 289 cid High Performance V8 with 271 horsepower. Body style was either a coupe or a convertible.

2013 Shelby GT500’s new launch control system
By May 17, 2012 Read More →

2013 Shelby GT500’s new launch control system

The new launch control system on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will ensures smooth, consistent and fast starts every time. Uncontrolled wheel spin is generally undesirable, whether commuting to work or racing away from the Christmas tree on a Friday night at the drag strip. Both safety and performance suffer when the wheels can’t get enough grip on the road. However, properly regulated, some wheel slip can be your friend.

Ford Capri mk1 (1969-1973)
By February 15, 2012 Read More →

Ford Capri mk1 (1969-1973)

Ford Capri made its international public debut in January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show. Ford had great success in North America with the Ford Mustang, and Capri was Ford’s answer to recreate that success in Europe. Originally Ford planned to name the car Colt, but as Mitsubishi had taken that name, the new car was named Ford Capri. The sales of the Ford Capri started in February 1969. Technically Capri was based on the Cortina, but was offered with a wide range of engine choices.

Road Test: 2012 Ford Fiesta Sport Special Edition 1.6 Ti-VCT
By November 14, 2011 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 Ford Fiesta Sport Special Edition 1.6 Ti-VCT

Now there is a new sporty Fiesta version available in most countries in Europe. The new Ford Fiesta Sport Special Edition has sporty appearance, is well equipped and provides even a quite nice performance. To make it look more interesting, Ford Fiesta Sport Special Edition comes with a full styling kit with lowered side skirts and distinctive front bumber spoiler. The special additons for this model are the silver-coloured front grille surround, aerofoil and fog lamp bezels. There is also a noticeable rear spoiler and polished twin exhausts tailpipes. Ford Fiesta Sport Special Editon is only available as a three-door version and offers seven exterior colors to choose from. The 17-inch, 5-spoke Panther Black alloy wheels are a standard feature in the petrol model, while the diesel gets 16-inch alloys.

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Ford Thunderbird (1955-1957)
By May 6, 2010 Read More →

Ford Thunderbird (1955-1957)

Two men, Louis D. Crusoe and George Walker, were primarily responsible for the birth of the Thunderbird. Both were devoted to the automobile and its constant development and refinement. Crusoe, a millionaire lured out of retirement by Henry Ford II, was a businessman with a solid “feel” for the automobile market. Walker, later a Ford vice president and chief stylist, is described by contemporaries as a “stylist with the soul of an artist burning in his heart.”