M-Sport Introduced Ford Fiesta R5 EVO2

Can the M-Sport to preparing feverishly for the final details of the new Ford Fiesta WRC, but it does not mean that it continues to support the existing Ford Fiesta R5.

So, coinciding with the construction of the 200th race for R5 category, the British team showed the evolution of this model, which calls Fiesta R5 EVO2. In 2013, they started the course, the Fiesta R5 has become the most popular choice for competitors around the world, while only 2016 won 159 victories in 29 different countries and holds more wins than any other R5 to market.

Expected to debut in the second quarter of 2017, with the Fiesta R5 EVO2 have improvements to the engine, with an emphasis on increased power and torque without affecting the given current reliability. Changes to the cylinder head, exhaust manifold and valve train have seen performance gains throughout the rev-range which are enough to warrant the launch of a new evolution.

M-Sport Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:

“We’re continually developing our products. Our design team rarely rest on their laurels and are constantly looking to extract further performance from all of our products. We’re dedicated to providing our customers with the most competitive package and these recent findings certainly warranted an upgrade.

“There is no doubting that the Fiesta R5 is a great car and our most successful global rally car to date. Back in 2013, we never imagined that we would have 200 cars competing around the globe, but that just goes to show what a success it has become – a fact mirrored in some of the statistics we have seen over the past year alone.

“I fully believe that the Fiesta is one of the best R5s on the market, and we believe that this latest evolution is set to confirm that. We’ve seen some fantastic results from a whole range of championships, and we hope to continue that moving forward.”

New Ford Shelby GT500 With More Power, 800+ HP

The expected in the Detroit Auto Show, but Ford just gave the teaser photo, which has announced that the unveiling of the fittest model will be on Thursday, January 19, during the auction of Barrett-Jackson.

The new Shelby GT500 will be wearing a V8 5,8-liter engine, which will probably bring double turbo, while not excluding the possibility that time a large supercharger. Whichever way you made the “breathing” of the engine is expected to deliver 800+ horses.

Aesthetically, the Shelby GT500 Mustang has an aggressive design bodykit, sports suspension and high-performance brakes.

The GT500 appears to have started life as a Mustang Shelby GT350R before inheriting a Hannibal Lecter leather mask. That camouflage hides a new front end optimized to feed air to the GT500’s distinguishing feature, a twin-turbocharged V-8. Clues that this is no ordinary Mustang are sprinkled all over the front end. Check out the zippered panels above the grille, across the leading edge of the hood. It’s clear that the section can be removed, which is typically the case when cooling vents hide beneath manufacturer camouflage.

It is all but guaranteed that Ford will equip the GT500 with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, as supercharging (used on the outgoing GT500) doesn’t blend with the company’s EcoBoost forced-induction strategy. But the question remains which V-8 the automaker will use. The Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 would seem to be as eligible as the GT350’s 5.2-liter Voodoo engine, itself a modified, freer-revving Coyote with a flat-plane crankshaft.

Regardless of which V-8 Ford decides to shove between the GT500’s front fenders, it likely will be crazy powerful and should eclipse the old GT500’s 662-hp rating with ease.

New 2018 Ford Focus Will Back Basic

After the presentation of the new Fiesta, Ford is preparing feverishly to present the new fourth-generation Focus, so that it hits the roads in 2018. Competition from Astra and Golf is very strong and should be faced and the increasing sales SUV and crossover reducing the share of compact cars.

For the new generation of the 2018 Focus Ford will abandon the logic “One Ford” and will come closer to European philosophy, though the same model will continue to be sold the same worldwide. Responsible for the new Focus will be the Darren Palmer, who was responsible for the new Fiesta and Ka +. The Palmer wants to do it again top the Focus on driving behavior, for this and the new model will come with the same philosophy of the first two generations, since this sector makes the Focus separate and quite popular. This means that you pay based on the set-up of the steering, the suspension geometry in an attempt to make it more “alive” operation. At the same time, we will wait and greater use of high-strength steel to be able to reduce and another weight to help them have better characteristics.

2018 Ford Focus Interior

The new Focus will be based on Global C-car platform of the current model, but will be sophisticated and will have a wider wheelbase to improve the interiors, especially the rooms in the rear. The Focus will follow the logic of the new Fiesta and will not have some cheap standard version and will be available in a sportier ST-line publishing, luxurious Vignale and Active will have some off-road characteristics. In the past, Ford wants to win customers Golf Alltrack and customers who do not want any of the company’s SUV as the Kuga and EcoSport. The Focus Active could be offered with all-wheel drive but will be front-wheel drive.

The interior is expected to follow the Fiesta models with fewer buttons and more functions to be controlled from the 8-inch touch screen. This screen is the basic versions, with the most expensive to even have a larger screen.

2018 Ford Focus Specification and Performance

In engines, the base expect the award-winning 1.0-liter three-cylinder Ecoboost with a yield of 100, 125 and 140 horsepowers. The reduced weight of the new Focus may allow him to be placed and an entry-level version of 85 horsepowers. In diesel will be the new 1.5-liter 85 and 120 horsepowers and the 2.0 liter TDCI as the strongest.

The new Focus will be certainly one of the 13 electric models that Ford has promised by 2020. Global C-car platform is designed to be able to accept hybrid and fully electric versions and the progress made in battery technology it is very likely that both of these versions.

All these changes on Ford Focus will make it an appeal against the latest VW e-Golf and the ever-expanding line-up of hybrid family cars, such as the Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro.

Shelby Cobra Sebring Special Edition For Auction

The Shelby American and Superformance in the sidelines of Barrett-Jackson auction will present four special Shelby Cobra, with each honoring the past racing Cobra.

The cars are replicas of the legendary Shelby who participated in endurance races in 1963 and 1964 with Ken Miles drivers, Dan Gurney, Allen Grant and Dave MacDonald. A total of 15 cars will go out in the market, with 13 of them have a body polyester and 2 aluminum body.

It is painted in car color of Ken Miles, Dan Gurney, Allen Grant and Dave MacDonald and each car will be accompanied by a commemorative Baume & Mercier Shelby Sebring clock and a specific tag under the hood. The company starts from today sales 15 special Cobra.

There is no word on pricing, but it is evident that each car will have a reserve. Expect these to sell for more than $100,000, because fetching a new Shelby Cobra with period-correct engines and trim is arduous, to say the least.

The cast-iron block engines will provide about 435 HP, and will drive the rear wheels through a manual gearbox, just like the ones on the legendary race cars of the day. Moreover, each customer will get a complementary watch made by Baume & Mercier. The said watches will have the vehicle’s Cobra CSX chassis number engraved, so this will be a personalized experience.

2018 Ford Focus Wagon, Some Change in Trunk

There will be a new Ford Focus Wagon in 2018, before that, we will see lot spy shot of it. What you see here is Ford trying to cover up the running gear and the next Focus platform under an extensively modified body of the Focus hatchback today. It even earned the nickname ‘Elvis’ as we can see from the sticker on the back.

To hide the new version of the wagon wider and longer under the skin of the current Focus, Ford did everything they could, including the terrible rear that looks like melting and ready to break away from the rest of the car.

You really can see the additional metal welded between different body parts to make it fit. It seemed to us that they would have it much easier if they just choose to train current bodystyle to hide under the new car but Ford may want to give our spies something to remember. Other modifications we can trace including reworked front fascia and wider.

There is not much information about the next generation of Ford Focus out there, with speculation talk about the interior design is much cleaner to improve the ergonomics and the latest connected features.

Specification for engine range will remain largely in the slightly improved EcoBoost engine and a clean version while the hybrid powertrain that combines EcoBoost petrol unit with an electric motor are also expected as part of the company’s plans to launch 13 electric models in the next five years.

The new Ford Focus is expected to hit the market in 2018, so we’ll have a better idea of ​​what to expect in the coming months.

More Ford Cars Recall for Takata Airbag Defect

Its been few years since Takata Airbag defect came to surface, and yet automakers still continue to recall. Following a previous announcement made by Honda earlier this week, Ford has gone down the same road and is now recalling more vehicles fitted with the defective Takata-made airbag inflators.

The latest action “represents primarily a planned expansion of previously recalled vehicles to new geographic regions”, as the Michigan-based automotive giant explains, covering a total of 816,309 cars, including 654,695 in the US and federalized territories, and 161,174 in Canada.

Included in this list are the 2005-2009 and 2012 Ford Mustang, 2005-2006 GT, 2006-2009 and 2012 Fusion, 2007-2009 Ranger and Edge, 2006-2009 and 2012 Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ, 2007-2009 MKX, and 2006-2009 Mercury Milan. Owners of these vehicles will soon be contacted by the manufacturer, informing them of the issue, and after an appointment will be made with an official dealer, technicians will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge.

Ford states that it’s not aware of any injuries or deaths associated with this condition in the aforementioned cars. However, the dangerous airbag inflators, which are known to explode with excessive force in the event of a crash, have already claimed 16 deaths worldwide, and are responsible for more than 150 injuries.