that could easily become one of the all time greatest capabias of all time.
Ford just added a new “Big Red” badge to their website, just in time for their big announcement. It appears that they’re planning on putting a Falcon-class electric sportscar in the upcoming 2018 model year, which makes them the frontrunner to land the contract to replace the company’s current muscle car division next year (and possibly 2019, too ) They would also add a new “Big Red” badge to one of their cars to go along with that project, so if you’ve been keeping a close eye on how this all shakes out, you might see some movement here. Now there’s just the question of how you build one, or if a new-production version of this big block truck would be more appropriate instead, and that’s where the Big Red team comes in.
It will likely be some time before this is finalized, as they’ll need quite a few more months to do so, but with a potential 2018 production, it’s worth looking forward to one day.
“It will be some time before this is finalized, as they’ll need quite a few more months to do so, but with a potential 2018 production, it’s worth looking forward to one day.” - Ford
(photo Jason Allen)
The only thing I was really unclear regarding at the moment, after being told about the Big Red engine that I can’t quite make out, were that some of the numbers on it seem to be incorrect. I’m not sure if it’s a single turbocharger or five. But I know they said they’d be introducing a smaller turbocharger to their current ones, with the current 7.4L offering the same output at 4,000 rpm (depending on intake).
Speaking of which, I’ll say that I’m very excited to see what they’ve been building up until now. All these prototypes I’ve seen so far are stunning, and one would have to be a bit of a muthafucker to think that they’re just going to make those “small turbochargers” that they’ve been showing off. I think the only thing they’d have to do is fit a little bit of the more expensive and large turbocharger at the tail of it, and all would be well.
The only thing I can sort of see, is putting a small turbocharger in the rear of the engine, for use with the electric motors, and then placing the rest of it in the middle of the truck. It would be a combination that would certainly allow them to keep the same layout as their motors, and with their smaller displacement motors, they could achieve a good, wide angle turn. That’s going to take a bit more work (I hope), but with the smaller compressor and turbo, it’d still be able to have the same overall size of a gas tank. If they had to go with something else, the truck could fit a diesel, too, which could work well with their larger, more powerful motor. In the end, with four different sized engines, I wouldn’t be worried, since the only thing that would be certain would be an overall size that’s larger than expected. I would also like to see the engine be located on the underside of the trucks, so you wouldn’t see all 4 motors crammed in the trunk with just the motor in the middle. (Photo Jason Allen)
(photo Jason Allen)
In addition, it would make sense to find an alternative to the dual cab, which they currently use with the Taurus series. I think it would be in fact a better idea to build one where each model gets a larger, more powerful motor. To make them more affordable, they could look for something like this to place there in the bottom half. It would make an awesome setup.
When it comes to the production model, I hope to see more from them, as the Ford Motor Company has been the one company that has been able to keep up with Chrysler, and other automaker’s on the same growth curve. If they do follow through with their current plans, it would be a big accomplishment, and would be one of the best-looking trucks ever.