Ford Showcases New NASCAR Fusion Car

Ford Fusion NASCAR 1 photo
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Stock cars are no longer part of NASCAR for a very long time, but that will change starting with the 2013 season, after automakers agreed to design their sixth-generation race cars with a more road-going face.
After Chevrolet revealed its SS Sprint Cup contender, Ford decided to showcase their new Fusion race car emphasizing on its stock car resemblance.

To do that, Ford published a one minute video entitled "From the Streets to Victory Lane" that shows the 2013 Ford Fusions' transition from road vehicle to NASCAR race car.

After seeing the clip we can't really argue with Ford, though we might complain that this stock car could have been even more stock-car-looking, like in the good old days. But we do enjoy the production-like body and the more realistic front end and we wouldn't want to revolutionize NASCAR in changing rear ends, cause let's face it, it's a tradition.

In terms of performance, we already know that the Fusion will be propelled around the track, starting next Sunday at Daytona 500, by a 850 HP Ford 5.8-liter V8 engine

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