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Looks great, grill looks almost like an aston, dare I say.
 

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They need to relase a 1:1 2-door like it. BTW, I just had a loaded '12 V6 Fusion SEL as a rental and I very impressed. That may be our next "about town" vehicle.
 

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I like the top picture (blue one), figure that's the view I'll have from the rear view mirror of my G8!
Lol!

So how does a NASCAR go in terms of economy? I mean it has "ecoboost" written on the side of it...that must be good for a few mpg's!
 

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So how does a NASCAR go in terms of economy? I mean it has "ecoboost" written on the side of it...that must be good for a few mpg's!
Depends on whether you believe the corporate line:

  • NASCAR's Brian France Says 'Sport Is In A Very Good Place': NASCAR and its stakeholders intend to build on the success of 2011 as the new season begins with the Feb. 26 Daytona 500 and other Speedweeks events at Daytona International Speedway. In his State of NASCAR remarks delivered during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said, "The sport is in a very good place and we're going to work even harder to achieve the very best things for the sport of NASCAR well into the future." France pointed to initiatives begun a year ago  a simplified points structure in all three national series and a "Wild Card" twist in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup that placed a greater emphasis on race victories  which culminated in what France called "a championship battle that will be talked about for decades to come." While the 2012 season will be one of continuity rather than major change, NASCAR will introduce electronic fuel injection into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and implement rules designed to restore traditional "pack racing" at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. "We have had a breathtaking number of close finishes at those tracks, but the fans want a mixture of styles including a return to a more traditional 'pack racing' and that close side-by-side competition that's unique to Talladega and Daytona," France said. "NASCAR and the teams are working hard on this and based on the test earlier this month, we're encouraged that we're making progress." France also said the sanctioning body continues to operate on a more collaborative method of maintaining and growing the industry by taking into consideration the thoughts and needs of teams, tracks, media partners and especially its fans. "The goal of this effort is to help us better serve our great fans, grow our audience and ensure that our sport stays relevant, vibrant and highly-valuable to sponsors and other partners critical to the health of NASCAR," said France. "The industry has never been more united in growing the sport." France said the organization is "very encouraged" by increased television ratings across its three national series  NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He also pointed to attendance gains at a number of venues. "While we are still in a tough economic climate that is still difficult, we are pleased with some positive steps we saw last year," he said. France and Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president, competition and racing development, touched on how EFI and the introduction in 2013 of re-styled NASCAR Sprint Cup cars from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford and Toyota will make the sport more relevant to manufacturers and technology companies. "EFI excites the manufacturers and technology companies," said France, responding to questioning about NASCAR's embrace of technology. "To attract new companies (to the sport), we've had to take a little different view of that." Ford earlier this week unveiled its 2013 Fusion prototype with the other OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to follow in the near future. A closed test of the cars is scheduled early next month with additional testing to follow before final specifications are drawn.(NASCAR)(1-27-2012)


 

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OMG! Electronic fuel injection! Can't wait to get that in my road car... ;-)

I'm not a NASCAR hater as the racing formula seems to work and is popular, but it is far removed from the road cars that they are supposed to represent. A bit like the Aussie V8 racing series.

Still, there is F1.... :p
 

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I'm not a NASCAR hater as the racing formula seems to work and is popular, but it is far removed from the road cars that they are supposed to represent. A bit like the Aussie V8 racing series.
As an old road racer (and you can insert your own definition of old), I would love to have a series here similar to the V-8 SuperCars. From what I saw from this year's live coverage on Speed of several of the venues, those things haul ass and take names (that's a Texas saying). Just hoping that the proposed leap across the Big Pond for a race at Austin, Texas' Circuit of the Americas gels, 'cause I'm going if it does.


 

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I'm not a NASCAR hater as the racing formula seems to work and is popular, but it is far removed from the road cars that they are supposed to represent. A bit like the Aussie V8 racing series.
As an old road racer (and you can insert your own definition of old), I would love to have a series here similar to the V-8 SuperCars. From what I saw from this year's live coverage on Speed of several of the venues, those things haul ass and take names (that's a Texas saying). Just hoping that the proposed leap across the Big Pond for a race at Austin, Texas' Circuit of the Americas gels, 'cause I'm going if it does.



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Funny, all the 'old racers' (and 'old' arm-chair critics) in Australasia absolutely hate the V8 Supercars


The Fusion looks good (the road car and the silluette). Like an over-inflated Mondeo. I think I like it.
 

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I just saw the new Fusion at my local auto show yesterday. It is absolutely stunning. If Ford shamelessly plagiarized from Aston Martin, well, they could not have picked a better subject in my opinion. What's nice, though, is that the Aston-ish grille blends in well with Ford's new design language.

If I'm not mistaken, the Fusion previews the next-generation Mondeo, because they are essentially the same car from 2013 forward. I was extremely impressed with the Fusion, inside and out. One key difference between the North American Fusion and the Mondeo most of the rest of the world will get is the presence of a wagon version. I know the Mondeo will continue to be available as an estate, but I don't know about the Fusion. I'd buy a wagon version in a heartbeat when the time comes to replace my Passat Wagon, since VW in their not-so-infinite wisdom stopped selling the wagon in North America.
 

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I just saw the new Fusion at my local auto show yesterday. It is absolutely stunning. If Ford shamelessly plagiarized from Aston Martin, well, they could not have picked a better subject in my opinion. What's nice, though, is that the Aston-ish grille blends in well with Ford's new design language.

If I'm not mistaken, the Fusion previews the next-generation Mondeo, because they are essentially the same car from 2013 forward. I was extremely impressed with the Fusion, inside and out. One key difference between the North American Fusion and the Mondeo most of the rest of the world will get is the presence of a wagon version. I know the Mondeo will continue to be available as an estate, but I don't know about the Fusion. I'd buy a wagon version in a heartbeat when the time comes to replace my Passat Wagon, since VW in their not-so-infinite wisdom stopped selling the wagon in North America.
Ford owned Aston Martin when that grill design was thought up. So they just took whats theirs.
 
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