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  1. Car and Driver Sends The GT350R Off With a Farewell Review

    And that was strange since it was shown there in a publicized video. And just recently we found that it wouldn't have passed Euro emissions.
  2. Car and Driver Sends The GT350R Off With a Farewell Review

    The question is "how are you driving your car". Putt-putting around is one thing, track events are another. When it was built, what parts were used. There is clearly a warranty issue with some cars under some circumstances and most of us know people who have gotten entire engines, or just lived...
  3. Car and Driver Sends The GT350R Off With a Farewell Review

    Phenomenal piece of work, Ford Performance at it's best. But, too heavy, and drinks way too much oil. That needs to be fixed before this engine comes back, if ever.
  4. S650 2023 Mustang Chief Engineer / Program Director is Michael Celetino

    What value does the Falcon brand have in the market anymore? Here in North America Falcon was a creative program 60 years ago, purposefully modest in execution, then fell behind and the up-market Torino took it's place. Nobody wanted "modest" anymore by the late 60s or nowadays. People who...
  5. S650 2023 Mustang Chief Engineer / Program Director is Michael Celetino

    CD6 is not a "CUV" or "SUV", it's a flexible platform that was designed to be used for a variety or purposes. It's Ford's version of the Alpha or FM platforms, both very successful platforms that enabled sports cars that would not have existed otherwise (Camaro and Z) while hosting far higher...
  6. S650 2023 Mustang Chief Engineer / Program Director is Michael Celetino

    Ford is in a really crucial couple of months here... The Mach-E can be a big hit... IF it's launched as promised (notice how many press statements have been made about that), IF it drives well, IF it has the battery range (which is does not). And it's limited by battery supplies to only 50k...
  7. S650 2023 Mustang Chief Engineer / Program Director is Michael Celetino

    As soon as that infamous spy pic was published showing the IRS underneath an S197, you realized that S550 was just a reworked S197... open up the CAD, rework here and there, and you have S550. Looking underneath at the floor plan at the launch events, seeing the location of all the hard points...
  8. S650 Mustang launches in 2022 as 2023MY reveals Ford Linkedin post

    I see the S650 as a very small-step evolution of the current car... architecturally adding accommodation for a hybrid battery, some very minor engine work with the existing engines, freshening of the front fenders. Not any major weight loss. I can't believe that in this financial climate S650...
  9. This is the brand new 2021 Mustang Mach-1

    Excellent news - especially with the much-needed coolers all around. Where the GT PP2 without them is a total limp-home fail for track events. And no fake scoops! Only bad news is the missing rear Brembos... instead we're stuck with ye old tiny iron single-piston calipers... and lack of the...
  10. BREAKING: 2021 Mustang Mach 1 Confirmed as the Most Track Capable 5.0L V8 Mustang Ever!

    So nothing here we didn't already know - and no details at all other than the revised front end (lots of air flow) , Cup 2, and the existing PP2 Brembos. Nice to see that it doesn't have any juvenile fake scoops. The pics purposefully didn't show the rear brakes of the Mach 1... but the spy pics...
  11. 2021 Mach 1 Mustang Prototype Spied on The Prowl?!

    Ford is behind in it's launches, both Broncos and the F-150 are waiting to be announced and introduced - even if production is months delayed. And look at the stock - just awful. A forward-looking announcement of the Broncos right now - streamed not live - would go a long way to reversing the...
  12. 2021 Mach 1 Mustang Prototype Spied on The Prowl?!

    Not at all.. CD6 was designed for variable width and length. A claim in some enthusiast site some time ago speculated that the new Mustang would have been the size of a Challenger is dead wrong... and certainly not desirable since that thing is a huge tank. CD6 is also aluminum intensive (in...
  13. 2021 Mach 1 Mustang Prototype Spied on The Prowl?!

    Great... another half-measure instead of the full benefits of platform sharing. So much for "One Ford". Apparently Ford hasn't learned any cost saving lessons from GM's Alpha or Infiniti/Nissan's FM.
  14. 2021 Mach 1 Mustang Prototype Spied on The Prowl?!

    I saw that article... but Autocar isn't always accurate. And it's already date sin regards to S650/CD6. This is a really interesting topic because export sales are critical to the Mustang's success... and to it's development budget. And obviously the V-8 is an important part of that export...
  15. 2021 Mach 1 Mustang Prototype Spied on The Prowl?!

    There is no possibility of that at all... the cost of re-engineering the entire front architecture of S550 to include driveshafts and the added width and length of the drivetrain is too high. And the resulting fr/rr weight balance - which is already very poor - would be far worse. AWD is...
  16. S650 Mustang launches in 2022 as 2023MY reveals Ford Linkedin post

    No doubt the CD6 team could go for an optimum battery location since the platform was 100% clean-sheet (how often does Ford do that - and we've had two in the same year with the C2). An all-new platform is expensive, and it's modular as it was intended right from the start for use in multiple...
  17. S650 Mustang launches in 2022 as 2023MY reveals Ford Linkedin post

    Ok, to summarize: - S650 is a reworked S550 (as that was a reworked S197, as that was a dumbed-down DEW98 - all share hardpoints), whose primary purpose is to add room for a small battery pack for a gas-hybrid engine, and secondarily to update the interior in major ways and suspension in minor...
  18. 2021 Mach 1 Mustang Prototype Spied on The Prowl?!

    Very clearly, without a doubt, the existing PP1 brakes are on the Mach 1.
  19. 2021 Mach 1 Mustang Prototype Spied on The Prowl?!

    A "track god" without coolers is useless on a road course. The PP2 debacle in published tests has proven that. This looks like another poor effort. Look at the coolers on a Camaro SS sometime, and then look at a 1LE. The Mach 1 cannot compete with that. This is going to be another "close but no...
  20. S650 Mustang launches in 2022 as 2023MY reveals Ford Linkedin post

    That is not a Focus wagon... it is a mule built off of a Focus wagon, lengthened (note the cuts and additions to length and slightly to width), and with a new rear suspension. It's intended to compete with something like the Subaru Outback - a very successful and popular vehicle. It's been...
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