Tuesday, March 31, 2009

10 Concepts Ford Should Have Built

Ford Should Have Built These

I agree with all of these. Bronco would be a sweet Escape/Sub-Escape car.

I still think Ford should build the Continental: Put it on the Panther platform, keep it body on frame, air suspension, aluminum body panels, suicide doors, Give it an ecoboost 5.0litre V8, and an ecoboost 6.0litre V12 (two 3.0litre Ecoboost V6's on a common crank). Give it a brilliant interior, stretch the wheelbase, price it around 65k, cut rate Roller, with that American style and class....or do it on the Australian Falcon platform...

Interceptor, build it on the Australian Falcon platform, or build it on Panther, just throw some more power at it, a solid rear can be tuned to handle well, give it a good suspension set up (Parry-Jones in the hizzouse), they know how to do it, swap the steering rack, and give it a proper six speed auto, and a manual trans option, 3.5litre v6, 3.5litre Ecoboost, 5.0litre Ecoboost V8 or in that V8's stead a 5.4litre S/C SVT version. Done. They should have done this when 300C/Charger took off, they could've easily gotten big sales.
Mercury Messenger: take 1 part Mustang Platform, add 1 Part IRS. Done. Powertrain: 3.5litre Ecoboost v6, 5.0litre Ecoboost v8, sell it. Or, go with the 3.5litre Ecoboost V6, and a S/C 4.6 litre V8 and the S/c 5.4 w/ aluminum block at the top end. Price it 5-8k higher than the Mustang, stretch the wheel base a bit make it into a true 2+2/GT car, give it fancy suspension tuning (MRC or something), Bam, Gentlemans Mustang for the Family man.

Ford Gr-1, all the suspension/powertrain/development was already done, all they had to do was tool for body/frame, do a limited run price it the same as a Ford GT (not the 'stang), bam, prove Ford can do futuristic as well as Retro, a modern day Shelby Daytona Coupe. Get some more money out of the GT development, they also could do a Shelby Cobra (remember the concept) version as well, and get even more bang for their buck.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

SVT CONTOUR!!!!! Original AD!!! can't belive I just found it.

Those of you who know me may know that I am awfully proud of my '99 SVT Contour (E1, the one pictured in the ad is a E0), I love it to death and I know it isn't much but its a damn fun car, handles well, and with 200 horse it is decently quick, (200 horse and 3200 lbs with a slick five speed box).
Love the car.
Love it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fantasy Garage, mostly in order, till the endish... detailed write ups coming soon...

Ford GT
Ford GT40
Jaguar XKSS
Jaguar XK220
Aston Martin V8 vantage (1978)
Jaguar E-type
Ford RS200
Ford Escort Cosworth
Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
Ford 1970 Ranchero with 429 Super Cobra Jet motor
Chevy 1970 El Camino 454 SS
Aston Martin DB4 Zagato
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
McLaren F1
Ferrari Daytona
Lancia Stratos
Ford Sierra XR8
Ferrari 250 SWB
Ferrari America 500 Superfast
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Jensen Interceptor FF
Porsche 959
Lamborghini Miura
Continental MkII
1964 Continental Convertible
Mazda Cosmos 21
Mazda FD RX7 Type RZ
KWE KR12 Jaguar http://www.kwecars.com/jaguar/range/KR.php
Maserati Bora
Facel Vega HK500

Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin V8 Vantage (new)

Aston Martin V12 Vantage (supposed to be coming out soon)

Aston Martin V8 Vantage LeMans
E34 BMW M5 (euro spec)
E28 BMW M5 (euro spec w/ Water Buffalo Leather)
Mini Cooper S (rally-spec, original model)
'63 Corvette Sting Ray
'65 Corvette Fuelie
'66 Corvette L88
Audi Ur-Quattro
Lancia Delta S4
Citroen SM or DS or both
Austin Healey-3000
Panoz Esperante GTR1
Ford Mustang Boss 427
Ford Mustang Boss-302
Mercedes Benz 450 SL 6.9
Buick Grand National GNX
Mercedes Benz 600 Grosser
Duesenberg SJ
Bentley S1
Bentley Speed Six
Jensen Cv8
Lotus Carlton
Jensen 541S
Ford Fairlane 500 w/ 427 cid R-code motor
Ford Torino Cobra w/ 429 cid Super Cobra Jet motor
Bentley Arnage

Aston Martin DB7 Vantage GT
1970 Dodge Challenger, 440 cid Six Pack, Four Speed, in white of course.
Dodge Charger 500
Plymouth Superbird
Pontiac G8 GXP
Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (1957)
Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350
Terminator Cobra
Triumph TR6
Renault Clio V6
Morgan Aero8/Morgan Aeromax
Corvette ZR1
Ford Falcon XB GT
Renault R5 Turbo
Hudson Hornet with Twin H POWER!
'67 Camaro

Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic

Rolls Royce Phantom IV

Bugatti Type 55
BMW M Coupe
Original Range Rover
Land Rover Defender

Bugatti Royale

DeTomaso Pantera
Studebaker Commander
First Gen Taurus SHO
BMW 2002

Race Prepped Miata

Mazdaspeed Miata
Datsun 510
Toyota GT2000
Honda NSX-R

I guess i need an Auburn and a Packard in there to really complete this list, but this shall have to do for now...

Individual write up's are coming soon I SWEAR.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sleep with your head in the armpit of fallacy...

Atmosphere is damn good, one of my favourite artists for sure, this song has been getting a lot of play lately, just something about i think fits where I'm at with my life right now...

Surreal and The Sound Providers-Push On

This is one of my favourite songs by Surreal. Surreal and the Sound Providers=epically good. i'm mad into this chill hip hop starting since first semester, might be the new kids I've started hanging out with who have exposed me to more and more of it, but either way I'm down with it, the new friends are fun and so is the music.

Eastern Jam Chase & Status

Snoop ganked this shit son.

Analog Brothers-Bionic Oldsmobile

Analog Brothers=tooo good.