Posts Tagged ‘Ford’

Fast & Furious 6 Trailer Finally Hits Us

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So not a lot has been happening with the Fast & Furious 6 news and leaks prior to the big news that the first trailer for the new movie would hit during the Super Bowl (Trailer at bottom of post). I did search around last week to try to find some cars and pictures and do some research of what we might see prior to the Super Bowl, but I wanted to get some more information before I talked about it here. I read that the Fast & Furious franchise is being taken in a new direction, using Fast 5 as the bridge for this transition, into more of a Heist type movie (sort of like Italian Job). I also read that the plot of the movie and the only way to get Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) to work with the team was to make the team into good guys. The team will be helping Hobbs in return for the only thing they don’t have, now that they each have 10+ million each, pardons and the ability to return home to the US. From random pictures posted by fans at shoots and tweeted by the stars as they shoot the film alone we have Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) in his custom International based tank truck. We also see two Lotus’ with unknown drivers (My money is on the newer Evora being driven by Gisele Harabo (Gal Gadot) based on the Techart 911 she previously drove), an Orange CCX, a Noble, 2 RX-7s (one of which looks extremely similar to the Veilside one they used in Tokyo Drift), a white Supra, a newer Mustang GT350 and a BRZ. We also have seen from some leaked footage from a london chase scene that shows them tooling around in some BMWs Also seen in leaked footage, and confirmed in the trailer we see a Jenson Interceptor, along with a Dodge Charger Daytona (which had been shown in many photos even before the trailer) with Dom (Vin Diesel) in the driver’s seat, an Escort MKI, and an old classic Mustang. However the new information from the Trailer makes it look like Letty is the one driving the Jenson. We have also seen the previous Dodge Charger SRT8 and Nissan GT-R that Dom and Brian (Paul Walker) are in at the end of the Fast5 movie. They will most likely returning for the intro of the movie. The last set of photos looks to be set in front of Dom and Letty’s old home, which is now surrounded by highly tuned cars. Judging by the fact the team can’t currently return home I lean toward the idea of this being at the end of the movie where they are likely having an old fashion Toretto BBQ. Now again taking guesses based on photos alone this is who I expect to be driving what: The Blue Ben-Sopra GT-R is obviously driven by Brian, the black Cuda driven by Dom, the silver Bel-Air(?) by Tej Parker (Ludacris), the Yellow Lambo by Roman Pearce (Tyrese), The Orange Camaro is driven by Han( Sung Kang)[this is based on the Han driving more muscle cars when he hung with Dom combined with the paint scheme that is very reminiscent of the Veilside RX-7], and the Fisker Karma driven by Gisele. So those are my guesses from pictures. We also see a Lancia and some other cars in the trailer, but I’ll leave something for you to watch… so without further adieu….

Forza Horizon Release It’s 3rd Monthly DLC Car Pack

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If you are here then you obviously love cars, even virtual ones. So on an unrelated note Forza Horizen released it’s 3rd monthly DLC car pack for February. I’m not as excited about this one as some of the others, but it does have an old Datsun 510 and a Mazda RX3. Other than that we already got an FR-S and enough higher end sports cars. However if like me you also have the season pass then you are sorta getting it for free, and you do actually get a free Devon GTX GT3 which is actually pretty awesome. So touch your power button and head to the marketplace for your car pack.

Ken Block announces new HQ & Team name: Hoonigan Racing Division

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Here are the pictures of the HQ, looks pretty awesome. It also looks like the ‘Team’ section on the new site is not done yet so maybe we’ll see some familiar drifters gracing its pages soon. Tomorrow he drops some new livery, lets see what he has in store….

What will be of Formula D in 2013 – Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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Vaughn-GittinEntering the 2012 season many were unsure of what Vaughn Gittin would be able to do, after winning the 2010 Formula D championship his 2011 follow up season ended with a lackluster 11th place. His first race in 2012 Vaughn showed up with his new Falken Tires & Monster Energy 2013 Ford RTR Mustang with some stunning livery and he looked like he was ready to take another run at the title. He qualified 3rd at round 1 but then amazingly gifted Odi Bakchis a win in his first match and fell out in the top 32. Vaughn Gittin Fans were not quite sure what to expect when he had a similar performance at Road Atlanta and was knocked out in the top 16. Round 3 was slightly better qualifying first, but falling out in the top 8th. But then come round 4 and 5 it seemed like the old JR was back with a new hunger taking back to back wins and putting him in the running for the championship. Vaughn placed 3rd in Vegas and was in 1st place in overall points entering Irwindale. It seemed like Vaughn had worked everything out in his RTR and wanted that 2nd Formula D Championship badly. Then in the top 8 after a pretty conservative run he unexpectedly spun out while chasing Patrick Mordaunt. All Vaughn could do was sit back and watch where he stood when all the smoke settled. In the end of 2012 Gittin finished in a very respectful 2nd place in overall points.
Now looking forward to the 2013 season with word that ASD & Falken tires were going to be splitting ways it was no surprise, at least in my opinion, when Vaughn Gittin Jr announced that in 2013 he would be partnering with Nitto Tires. With this news, the fact that Ford is now an official partner and Vaughn growing his RTR brand with them there really isn’t much to wonder about how Vaughn looks going into the 2013 season, the only things we have to look forward to is an obvious new livery now that the famous Falken scallops will not be gracing the car and how the new Nitto tires will effect his performance. Will the Nittos be enough to give JR that little bit extra to take his 2nd Formula D championship? Looks like we’ll have to wait and see.