2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR

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  1. Codename.47

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    The 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car, unveiled as part of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, was worked on by Ford designers in an effort to bring brand identity back to the sport. The result is undeniable with the 2013 Sprint Cup car mirroring the recently unveiled 2013 Ford Fusion production car.

    Featuring a completely redesigned sleek new silhouette and fresh face, the 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup car was designed to be the face of a new era of stock car racing.

    "We wanted Fusion to be the car that helped return 'stock car' to NASCAR." stated Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. "I think fans, when they see the car, are just going to smile and cheer. It is going to reengage them with the sport and make the sport better because there is just something natural about seeing race cars that look like cars in their driveways."

    This marks the third time Ford simultaneously launched production and NASCAR versions of a new model. The first dual launch came in 1968, with the sleek fastback Ford Torino. Legendary NASCAR driver David Pearson drove the Torino to back-to-back NASCAR championships in 1968 and 1969. The second time came in 2006, when the then newly introduced Ford Fusion appeared in showrooms and on the track.

    Ford took a different approach with the development of the 2013 Fusion NASCAR racer. Ford Design Center staff, led by Garen Nicoghosian, and Ford aerodynamicist Bernie Marcus, spent the past year doing the early design development, freeing up the Ford race teams to concentrate on weekly NASCAR competition.

    "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," continued Allison. "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."

    Ford designers, led by Nicoghosian, addressed three main issues to mirror the 2013 Sprint Cup Fusion to the 2013 production Fusion found on showroom floors:

    -Designers addressed the overall proportion of the race car to reflect proportions found in the production Fusion.
    - Brand and design cues in the side of the vehicle.
    -An identifiable front end grill with the distinctive look of a Ford.



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  2. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    if there was ever a car race only to listen to the sound of the engines, it has to be nascar, there's something about the rumble of a v8 that i just can't get past...i just hope they don't downgrade to a v6 under pressure from environmentalists
     
  3. Codename.47

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    not sure they might huh ?
     
  4. Dhhawal

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    dunno bud...environmental pressure's done a lot, formula 1 went from v12's to v10 to v8's, rally cars have displacement caps on engines, motogp went from 500cc two strokes to 800cc four strokes...
     
  5. Codename.47

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    two strokes are noisy anyways
     

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