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Limited02

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Copied from another forum. Ford is kicking ass and taking names!!!

http://www.livestream.com/ford

so far, from what i've seen, they've unveiled the new Raptor -
3.5l ecoboost with more HP and torque than the raptor 6.2l(411/434)
10 speed auto with paddle shifters
center diff equipped 2 speed transfer case for real time fore/aft torque vectoring
optional torsen front diff
500lbs lighter than 1st gen raptor
larger Fox racing shocks with longer suspension travel
"purpose built frame" - sounds like it's raptor specific, but that might just be marketing word play
BFG TA KO2 tires
dual exhaust
- on sale fall 2016
https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2015/01/12/all-new-f-150-raptor.html

GT350R -
completely gutted(back seats, AC, stereo, etc), over 130lbs lighter than the base 350
carbon fiber wheels, 19x11 front 19x11.5 rear, 13lb weight savings PER WHEEL
track tuned blah blah blah
revised splitter, new rear spoiler
engine oil cooler, diff oil cooler
3.73:1 rear with torsion diff
flat bottom steering wheel
"... optional Electronics Package. Included is dual-zone air conditioning, 8-inch touch screen with navigation, seven-speaker audio system, turn signal mirrors and more..."
- on sale later this year
https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2015/01/12/shelby-gt350r-mustang.html

new Ford GT -
3.5l ecoboost, over 600HP, two fuel injectors per cylinder(one port, one direct)
7 speed dual clutch transaxle
all carbon fiber body
carbon fiber/aluminum composite tub/front rear sub assemblies
active rear spoiler
carbon-ceramic brakes all around
michelin pilot super sport 2 tires, developed specifically for the GT
"...one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car..."
"...active racing-style torsion bar and pushrod suspension, with adjustable ride height..."
"...F1-style steering wheel integrates all necessary driver controls..."
- on sale 2016
https://media.ford.com/content/ford...rd-redefines-innovation-with-gt-supercar.html

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I am very excited for the offerings! Not thrilled that the Ford GT has a V6, but it will be a serious contender either way. The Raptor is near perfection and I can't wait to see if the SHO and Explorer Sport receive the improved 3.5TT Ecoboost!
 


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Ford is really embracing Ecoboost.

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Limited02

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Ford is really embracing Ecoboost.

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Yes they are. Very strong motors that can take abuse it seems.

Here's a good picture:
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Anime

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Nice lineup of promo-level vehicles, but those are for the too-much-money crowd.

Still waiting on Ford to make the 1.0L Ecoboost in the Fiesta get 50+ MPG, which it should be more than capable of.

Ford and other companies should be embarassed (as their engineers probably already are) that their latest and greatest small-displacement, computer-controlled, fuel-injected engines still get lower MPG than the larger 4-cylinder carbureted motors of more than two decades ago, that were in heavier, less aerodynamic vehicles.
 




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Slap four doors on the Raptor (as planned) and show me where to sign. :)
 




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