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Ford Torino turned into art piece by liquid metal

Published by on Oct 14th, 2013, No Comments

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Art is subjective. Art is also weird sometimes. But as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Now, some ‘beholders’ will find this sculpture of a 1971 Ford Torino beautiful, and others, well, might just find a little bit strange. This sculpture of the legendary 1971 Ford Torino, was made by Romanian artist, Ioan Florea.

Florea used liquid metal to mould his sculpture into the shape of a Torino with some impressive detail on it, too. asked why he chose the Torino, Florea said that the big American cars used to make a strong impression on him as a child.  (more…)

New Ford Concept revealed – and it’s Fairytale like

Published by on Aug 29th, 2013, No Comments

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The new Ford concept car is almost like the perfect hero or Prince Charming in a fairytale.

The American company has revealed it’s latest MPV concept a few weeks ahead of it’s official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

Ford’s new baby carries the S-Max name and is a testament to the next generation of the popular car of the same name that is sold outside of the United States.

The S-Max Concept features new styling details which will appear  on the Ford Motor Company models. (more…)

Carblog Test: 2013 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2013, No Comments

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The Ford Fiesta recently went through its midlife facelift with many subtle changes and some new engines. The overall effect of the new grille does make the car look a lot more upmarket – but the big news is the new Ecoboost engine that only has an almost unreal 1000cc engine size.

This new 1 liter Ecoboost models fits in above the existing 1.4 petrol and 1.6 TDCi diesel engines. Is Ford crazy, or is there some method in their madness with the new Ecoboost model? (more…)

Road Test: Ford Focus 1.6 Trend

Published by on Jan 24th, 2013, No Comments

The Ford Focus has always had an interesting history in South Africa – Ford aficionados were always impressed by its interesting looks and good engines. The VW and Toyota faithful – not so much. There was just not enough to make these buyers sit up and notice.

But Ford had a long hard look at what the Germans and Japanese were doing in this space, and decided to change their current lineup with somewhat better options and the new SYNC systems.

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Road Test: Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCi XLT

Published by on Oct 3rd, 2012, No Comments

When you first look at the Ford Ranger, it is quite a daunting machine. The sheer size of the thing makes you wonder what it would be like to use in everyday life. But this Ford is not alone – other bakkies in SA are also starting to stretch in size. South Africa is currently being flooded with great new choices in the bakkie market, and the new Ford Ranger might just make the most compelling argument of the bunch. While the VW Amarok was the big new entry in the last few years, the new Ranger is the bakkie that will be trying to persuade the Hilux faithful.

We spent the week with the new high end 3.2 litre TDCi XLT model, and the new Ranger did not disappoint.

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2012 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Special Edition Revealed

Published by on Aug 10th, 2011, No Comments

The special edition of the Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson has been unwrapped. Recognizable by its six-bar grille, tinted headlights, exterior graphics and 22-inch aluminum wheels, the model comes in tuxedo black or white platinum tri-coat colours.

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Ford Focus RS Model to Return

Published by on Aug 9th, 2011, No Comments

Ford is said to be planning the design and manufacture of more vehicles in the near future. Among them is a new Focus RS Model which would have a turbo-charged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine with 350 PS (257 kW/345 hp) to 380 PS (279 kW/ 375 hp).

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Ford Focus ST Unveiling Likely to be in Frankfurt

Published by on Aug 4th, 2011, No Comments

Ford looks set to surprise us at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The auto giant has revealed plans for unveiling four new vehicles this September.

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