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First Look: Ford Tourneo Custom Concept

Geneva preview to hint at E-Van replacement.

by on Feb.22, 2012

Ford will unveil the new Tourneo Custom Concept van in Geneva. A heavier-duty version, the Transit, will migrate to the U.S. market in 2013.

As part of its One Ford strategy, Ford Motor Co. is rapidly shifting from regional product development to a line-up of global products like the new Fiesta, Focus and Fusion models.  The maker will take the next step forward when it unleashes the Ford Tourneo Custom Concept at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

The Tourneo Concept is a thinly-disguised prototype for the next-generation Ford Transit van.  That’s not to be confused with the smaller Transit Connect which the maker introduced in the U.S. market two years ago.  The bigger Transit will soon replace the long-lived Ford E-Van that has become the staple for plumbers, delivery services, shuttle bus operators and just about anyone else who has to haul people and equipment.

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Decidedly more modern than the aging E-Van, the Tourneo Concept is a one-ton light-duty passenger van.  It adopts a commercial version of the so-called Kinetic Design styling language that struck a responsive chord when used to reshape the 2013 Ford Fusion sedan.

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Ferrari Teases F620 GT

Most powerful prancing pony ever.

by on Feb.21, 2012

Ferrari offers a tease of the F620 GT, which it claims to be the most powerful model it has ever developed.

Ferrari is offering the briefest of teases giving us a blurry look at the new F620 GT – which the automaker promises will be its most powerful model ever.

The rear-drive, V-12-powered supercar will serve as the replacement for the outgoing 599.  Plans call for the official unveiling at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, but the maker now says it will stage an advance preview on February 29th.

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With its 6.3-liter engine making an estimated 740 horsepower, the Ferrari F620 GT should blow by just about anything the Modenese maker has ever produced before, save perhaps the Enzo in fact, one report claims the new model cut a full second off the Enzo’s lap time at the Fiorano race track.

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