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Fast Ford

Spring 2019

Featuring performance-tuned road and track cars, product news, buying guides, technical advice, engine tuning, plus a massive section of Fords for sale, it provides a complete guide to the modified Ford scene for the first-time Ford buyer through to the full-on Ford fanatic.

Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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IN DIESER AUSGABE

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welcome to the spring issue!

It's the Spring issue, and that can only mean one thing; the dark and dreary winter months are finally behind us, and the summer show season is well and truly on its way. The warmer weather and longer days are just around the corner, and the diary is starting to fill up with must-attend events and meets over the course of the coming weeks, but the die-hard Ford fans don't need to wait for summer to officially arrive before they get behind the wheel. They need little excuse to get out and enjoy the empty (but very cold) B-roads for a good old fashioned drive.We've got two perfect examples of the breed in this very issue too. The first of which is Jay Putinas, who, after leaving the car…

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grey’s anatomy

The trouble with being respected and revered is that there’s an enormous weight of pressure to remain consistently impressive. Look at Charlton Heston – a solid career of Hollywood success, disconcertingly devalued by turning into a militant gun nut. Or the Star Wars franchise – three iconic movies, a sixteen year wait, and then Jar Jar Binks arrived. Elon Musk? He co-founded PayPal, and Tesla, and SpaceX, doing things that no-one ever considered possible… but his endless Twitter meltdowns suggest he might be some sort of worryingly flawed Bond villain. Nurturing and maintaining a reputation is a tricky business.Of course, time itself has a nasty habit of eroding what was once held up as the paragon of perfection too. Context is everything. Take the Escort RS Cosworth, for example…

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tech spec

FOCUS RS ENGINE 2.5-litre Duratec five-cylinder; Wiseco pistons; K1 rods; ported and polished head; Stage 1 cams; Jamsport oil breather; Airtec Stage 2 intercooler; Airtec 50mm alloy radiator; Jamsport oil cooler with braided lines; 1,000cc injectors; flex fuel; uprated engine and gearbox mounts; AS inlet; KMS Section 18 exhaust; custom downpipe; Syvecs crossover pipe and Group A filter; Syvecs standalone ECU; external fuel pump with swirl pot and braided lines; fuel regulator and uprated fuel rail; Garrett GT3076 HTA M-Spec turbo; Jamsport tubular manifold; Tial external wastegate; screamer pipe; hydro-dipped engine bay; lightened single-mass flywheel POWER 578bhp (640bhp with meth) TRANSMISSION Six-speed manual; Xtreme carbon twin organic clutch SUSPENSION BC Racing coilovers BRAKES K-Sport 8-pot front calipers with 380mm discs; K-Sport 4-pot rear calipers with 330mm discs…

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driver spec

IAN BROWN AGE 44 JOB Business Development Manager FIRST FORD Orion 1.6 Ghia with RS Turbo engine and RS bodykit BEST MODIFICATION The engine – it’s crazy how it performs and still shocks me when I’m in it FAVOURITE FORD SHOW OR EVENT? Ford Fair TRACK DAY OR SHOW & SHINE? She scrubs up well so I’d say show-and-shine; I’m still yet to unleash it on a track day LESSONS LEARNT FROM THIS PROJECT? There’s never enough money, or ideas to improve WHAT’S NEXT Possible custom interior, Spec R tanks fitted, wheels coated, Toucan, underneath coated, under-bonnet sprayed, the list is endless… ■…

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news

SHELBY GT500 MIXES BRAWN WITH BRAINS The new Mustang Shelby GT500 is set for greatness. Not only is it billed as the most powerful ever street-legal car in Ford’s history, but it’s also hugely technologically advanced. Forget your outdated stereotypes around muscle cars being all about dumb horsepower and straight lines, this GT500 looks like a game-changer.First of all, let’s address the power: the model has a supercharged 5.2-litre V8, producing in excess of 700bhp – the 2.65-litre Roots-type blower is inverted with an air-to-liquid intercooler tucked inside the valley of the V8. The aluminium-alloy block features wire-arc cylinder liners to save weight, along with forged conrods, high-flow aluminium heads, and a structural oilpan with innovative active baffles. The power runs through a Tremec 7-speed dual-clutch transmission…

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news in brief

FIESTA ST NAMED CAR OF THE YEAR The Mk7 Fiesta ST won pretty much every award going, and it looks as if the Mk8 ST is set to follow the trend. Top Gear magazine and Parkers have both named it their Car of the Year, among increasingly fierce competition in the sector. Influential advice site Carbuyer have also named the Fiesta range as a whole as their Car of the Year, highlighting the Mk8 ST as ‘easy to live with day-to-day, yet coming alive on the right roads, putting far more powerful alternatives in the shade’. EXPLORER ST IS MORE THAN JUST A NAME It’s not just the German marques who are keen to seek out new and unusual performance niches – Ford are now applying…

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