Just as we all know, Ford is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the World, being present in almost all markets and offering specifically designed models for those markets. However, their car pool is starting to get old so there are going to be big plans for the 2016 Ford cars which are going to receive a lot of upgrades. We are now going to review a few of these new additions to the range as well as discuss what is going to be the most desired model of them all.
2016 Ford – editions
2016 Ford Focus RS
Let’s start our review with what is probably the most expected out of anything Ford has to offer currently. This would be the new Focus RS which was announced a few years ago but it was never really shown to the public until now. Even though early rumors suggested in excess of 400 horsepower it seems that the car will actually be a lot closer to 330 to 350 horsepower. From the early reports it seems that it will get the same 2.3 liter EcoBoost as the Mustang but unlike this one, it will feature a different gearbox and transmission.
We don’t know for sure just yet what kind of gearbox it will have but it seems a 6 speed or 8 speed automatic would be the perfect candidates. All wheel drive isn’t just yet out of the question but considering the latest information Ford provided it seems that the car might be front wheel drive at the end of the day which would hurt its performance a bit but it will surely make an insane car nonetheless.
2016 Ford Raptor
The second car we’ll take a look into is going to be the 2016 Ford Raptor which is a real pleasant surprise considering not too much time ago many though that it will be discontinued. It seems that the car is going to be released some time in 2016 at a base price of 50.000 dollars which is a bit more than the competition and the older Raptor.
However, this price is mostly due to its engine which is now a 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 which is good for up to 450 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. With this engine Ford is hoping of taking head on the other sport trucks which just recently started to use turbocharged engines.
2016 Ford GT
The last and probably the most important out of the three is going to be without a doubt the 2016 Ford GT which is a really great surprise coming from Ford. While there wasn’t really any information about a successor for the GT, Ford needed to release a version that would compete with the big super cars of today. Unlike the previous model they went for a full carbon fiber construction with a carbon fiber tube and suspension.
This allowed Ford to keep the weight under 2400 pounds which is an incredible achievement. From what it seems, the new car will easily be able to get to 60 MPH in as little as 3 seconds and up to a maximum top speed of more than 200 MPH. This won’t be achieved with a big V8 but rather a turbocharged V6, which is the biggest shocker of the Detroit Auto Show. This EcoBoost unit will develop north of 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque which is quite an amazing achievement for them.
The conclusion would be that even though Ford is one of the best selling marques out there, they are still trying to innovate which is always a good thing, not only for the or the consumer but for the market because they are forcing other manufacturers to do the same thing and the only result there has to be the better cars everyone is making lately.