Ford Mustang Mach-E (2021): a new world record

Ford Mustang Mach-E (2021) a new world record

The new Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV has broken a new Guinness Book of Records world record on Britain’s longest route.

To achieve fuel economy performance with its new all-electric SUV, Ford took a Mustang Mach-E on Britain’s longest route, 1,350 km long and located between the towns of John O’Groats to the north. -est, and Land’s End, to the southwest. The objective: to dispel fears related to the autonomy of an electric car, and to prove that the Mustang Mach-E is as suitable for daily trips as it is for longer journeys.

Ford Mustang Mach-E (2021): more than 800 km of autonomy

On this trip, the Ford Mustang Mach-E consumed more than 6.5 miles (approximately 10.46 km) per kWh of electric power. With a battery with a capacity of 88 kWh, the new electric SUV offers more than 800 km of range, 190 km more than WLTP’s 610 km of official range.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E thus broke the record for the lowest energy consumption of an electric car, entered in the Guinness Book of Records.

On this journey, the record team made a total of less than 45 minutes of stopping to recharge the car, on two occasions: the first in Wigan, in the north-west of England, and the second in Cullompton , in Devon. On this rear-wheel drive, extended-range Mustang Mach-E, the 150 kW quick charge recovers 110 km of range in 10 minutes of charging.

“The range and efficiency of the Ford Mustang Mach-E make it an everyday car that can tackle unpredictable journeys. We did a full day of testing, totaling almost 400 km, and we still had 45% battery charge when we got back, ” said team members: Paul Clifton, BBC transport correspondent, Fergal McGrath and Kevin Booker.

 

Ford Ranger Raptor (2021): a “Special Edition” in limited series

Ford Ranger Raptor (2021) a Special Edition in limited series

The most powerful version of the Ford Ranger will soon be offered a limited series Raptor Special Edition, with a new style.

Developed by Ford Performance, the Ranger Raptor is the ultimate version of Ford’s pickup: it features a robust chassis, specific suspensions and tires, as well as a 2.0 twin-turbo Diesel four-cylinder engine. EcoBlue liters of 213 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque , combined with a ten-speed automatic gearbox borrowed from the Ford Mustang .

But the teams of the blue oval wanted to make this model even more spectacular, by launching a limited series called the Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition .

Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition (2021): a new look

This Raptor Special Edition is available in Performance Blue, Conquer Gray or Frosted White, contrasting with matte black bands highlighted with a red border, which can be found on the hood, roof, sills, fenders rear and tailgate. Other specific elements make their appearance: the front tow hooks are adorned in red, while the wheel arches, shields, door handles and grille now change to matte black, for a more raw and aggressive look.

This special series is featured in an official video accompanying the model’s presentation, which is inspired by spaghetti westerns:

Inside, we find a standard leather trim, completed by contrasting red stitching that adorns the steering wheel, the dashboard, the door trim, the central armrest or the gaiter on the gearbox lever.

The new Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition goes on sale this fall 2021 , but Ford has yet to reveal pricing and number of copies of its new limited special series.

 

Video: Here Are The Mustang’s Secret Concepts

Video Here Are The Mustang's Secret Concepts

Since its introduction in 1965, the Ford Mustang has known 8 generations! In order to experience such longevity, the American had to reinvent herself, thus inducing some surprising concepts to say the least.

The Mustang , we no longer present it! If it is so well known today, it is thanks to its history which began in the 60s and its 8 generations. And then there is also this “unique face” and the image it reflects ! But Ford has also tried to change the latter, proof with all the concepts that its 50-year career has seen unfold. Here are the most surprising of them.

Concept I from 1962

As with most American sports cars, Ford envisioned a Mustang with an engine placed in the rear center position . This design, very far from the production model which saw the light of day a few years later, was not retained.

Concept Mach II from 1967

Only a few years after its launch, Ford was once again considering the idea of ??a car with an engine in the rear. Closer to a production-ready model, however, we are far from the lines of the Mustang that everyone knows .

Mach III concept from 1993

Before introducing the 4 th generation Mustang , Ford introduced the concept called Mach III. The least we can say is that this car is all round! Looks like a 1994 specimen that was stung by a honeycomb.

Concept Cammer GT-R from 2004

We’ve saved the best for last! With this light version and intended to panic the lap times ! Bow, diffuser and huge fin, everything is there ! It goes without saying that its V8 would have sounded good through its side tailpipes as well . Too bad this one did not find the way to production …

Check out the video of all the Mustang concepts that haven’t seen the light of day:

Ford Mustang: the world’s best-selling sports car in 2020

Ford Mustang the world's best selling sports car in 2020

The famous Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world, for the second year in a row, with 80,577 units sold in 2020.

The pony car US celebrates its 57 th anniversary this year, and on this occasion, it is again rewarded: the Ford Mustang is the best selling sports in 2020 , all categories and for the second consecutive year and keeps also its title best-selling sports coupe in the world, for the sixth year in a row.

Ford Mustang: 80,577 units sold in 2020

With a complete range in which we find in particular the Bullitt, Shelby GT350 , Shelby GT350R or Shelby GT500 versions , the Ford Mustang sold 80,577 units in 2020 , according to the registration figures of the IHS Markit cabinet. The Mustang thus represents 15.1% of the sports coupe market share, up on the previous year (14.8%).

Sales of the high-performance versions Bullitt and Shelby meanwhile increased by 52.7% in 2020 compared to the previous year, according to figures released by Ford . The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 launched this year should contribute to the good health of the American sports coupe.

Not surprisingly, the United States remains the market where the model meets the greatest success, and represents approximately three in four sales of Mustangs in the world: it is particularly appreciated in Texas (8,600 units), in California (6,200 units) as well. than in Florida (5,864 copies). But Europe is not left out, with a notable increase in sales in 2020 on the various markets of the Old Continent: in Hungary (+ 68.8%), the Netherlands (+ 38.5%), Denmark (+ 12.5%), the Czech Republic (+ 5.6%) and even Austria (+ 4%).

 

What is this abandoned Batmobile doing in Dubai?

What is this abandoned Batmobile doing in Dubai

This bodybuilder is a wizard, and the treasures of his workshop will surprise you …

Here is a video, posted on YouTube, to say the least astonishing. We see a young man taking us to a “very special” place in Dubai . Carelessly abandoned by the roadside, in a sort of industrial zone, we then discover a Batmobile. This is not a replica, but one of the four Batmobiles used for cinema. Estimated price: around $ 900,000!

Purchased in Hollywood

Not far from it, we also discover a Dodge Challenger, a Porsche 928, a Ford Mustang and a Chevrolet El Camino. All these wonders will join other treasures in a body shop not quite like the others where the boss is grafting … a roof on a Cobra Replica. As for the Batmobile, we learn that it was bought in Hollywood to start a new life …

Check out the video .

Cupra Tavascan: production of the electric coupe SUV confirmed

cupra tavascan production of the electric coupe suv confirmed

The Cupra Tavascan concept presented at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show will be well marketed, according to Wayne Griffiths, the boss of the Cupra brand.

After the Leon , the Ateca and the Formentor , Cupra , Seat’s sports brand , is preparing to welcome a new model to its range: the Tavascan . Presented as a concept car at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Tavascan is a 100% electric coupe SUV , based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform .

According to an interview with Wayne Griffiths, CEO of the Cupra company, in the British magazine TopGear, the Tavascan will be faithful to the concept car presented in 2019: “We are continuing the development of the Tavascan. We have not yet announced exactly where , when and how, but it is our biggest dream that we are trying to achieve: the development of the style continues, and it is absolutely in line with the concept car “.

A 77 kWh battery and 306 electric horsepower

The Cupra Tavascan is powered by two 100% electric motors , placed on the front and rear axles, which transmit a maximum power of 306 horsepower to all four wheels, all powered by a 77 kWh battery located under the floor. The set makes it possible to reach 100 km / h in less than 6.5 seconds. A power level comparable to the Formentor or Ateca signed Cupra , these being however equipped with thermal and plug-in hybrid engines.

If Wayne Griffiths is to be believed, the athletic styling of the Tavascan concept car, which was talked about a lot during its presentation, should be kept on the production model. No release date has yet been officially announced, but Cupra’s first 100% electric vehicle is promising, and should offer a great alternative to the Ford Mustang Mach-E and other Tesla Model Y … To be continued!

 

Asphalt Burning: the car movie with Norwegian sauce

Asphalt Burning the car movie with Norwegian sauce

Asphalt Burning is a Norwegian action comedy featuring sports cars.

The United States has Fast And Furious ; Norway has Børning. The third installment in this saga of films featuring a small team of heavy-duty amateurs has just landed on Netflix under the title Asphalt Burning. It is about a wedding, a crossing of Scandinavia, and the Nürburgring. Check out the trailer.

On his wedding day, Roy (played by Anders Baasmo Christiansen) has his plans thwarted by Robin (Alexandra Maria Lara), who also covets the bride and forces Roy to follow her in a chase that will take them across Sweden and the Denmark for a clash on the famous Nordschleife (north loop) of the Nürburgring. In the meantime, a stolen car and a corpse in a trunk will complicate the task of the various protagonists.

A comedy foot to the floor

Porsche 911 (type 991), Ford Mustang from the 1960s, Chevrolet Corvette (C3) and Toyota Supra (A90) are some of the vehicles visible in the trailer, most of them largely modified. Where Fast And Furious mixes action with chases, Børning favors humor.

Asphalt Burning is produced by Hallvard Bræin. It has been visible since January 2, 2021 on the famous video on demand platform.

 

Ford Mustang: all-wheel drive on the next generation?

Ford mustang all wheel drive

Like its rival Dodge Challenger, the Ford Mustang musle-car could give way to all-wheel drive.

Will the legendary Ford Mustang switch to all-wheel drive? This is what new information from Ford Authority suggests. Specializing in models at the Blue Oval, the American media interviewed Ford Mustang product manager Jim Owens.

The latter half-confirmed the arrival of a Mustang 4×4 … “As you know, the Challenger is equipped with all-wheel drive. We are always looking for different types of performance, but we have nothing to announce. for the time being”…

Of course, that statement alone doesn’t mean much, but there’s no doubt that Ford is aware of the surge in sales of the Dodge Challenger with the introduction of this four-wheel drive variant. As the best-selling sports car in the world , the Mustang must maintain its leadership, especially in muscle cars. A possible all-wheel drive version of the Ford Mustang would allow the American manufacturer to settle more widely in markets where it would provide increased safety, especially in cold countries with snow-covered or icy roads.

The next Mustang with SUV DNA?

Technically, there are rumors that the next generation Mustang may share some of its DNA with that of the Ford group’s SUV, which will certainly facilitate the all-wheel drive transplant.

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT (2020): a Performance Edition

Ford mustang mach-E GT(2020)

The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT comes in a slightly more muscular Performance Edition.

After presenting the European version of the Mustang Mach-E GT , Ford is unveiling in the United States an even more muscular version of its electric SUV: the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. This is more efficient, but in return has less autonomy.

The combined power of its two engines (one on each axle) still amounts to 487hp (465hp in Europe) but their torque has increased from 813Nm to 860Nm. Ford is aiming for a time of 3.5s over the 0 to 60 mph (96 km / h) exercise, an improvement of 0.3s. The battery capacity has not changed with still 88 kWh, the announced autonomy goes from 400km to 380km according to American standards.

An exclusive finish

The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition benefits from a specific finish including dedicated 20-inch rims, specific upholstery and aluminum inserts in the passenger compartment. It is also entitled to body colors exclusive to the standard GT. In the United States, customers who have pre-ordered a GT model will be able to modify their order to receive a Performance Edition.

Nothing has yet been said about a possible marketing of this version in Europe. This is not impossible, the car being electric and therefore freeing itself from a number of environmental constraints affecting sports cars on the Old Continent.