We’ve had an interesting week… first we got to spend some behind the wheel of the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, and then 2 days later we had the opportunity to take the Ford Mustang Mach-E – Ford’s first-ever 100% electric vehicle, and the All-New Bronco Sport Big Bend out for a spin. With COVID continuing to put a stranglehold on my usual manufacturer-supplied test vehicles, I really appreciate Grimsby Ford providing me the opportunity for this all too brief, but very enjoyable test-drive. While we only got a quick spin around the block, these are two very impressive vehicles. Stay tuned for a full-blown road test in the future.)
We were long overdue for a sports car to drive. It’s not been for the lack of trying, they are always scooped up long before the rest of the press vehicles. Finally, the time has come for us to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Mustang GT and we’re not wasting any time … we’re going to be driving it anywhere and everywhere.
Ford are notorious for keeping new vehicles a secret until they actually launch. It wasn’t long ago that the Ford GT appeared out of nowhere and the media went cock-a-hoop over it – along with the public and those with half a million dollars yelling “Take my money!!” Two of the biggest secrets of late have been the “Mustang-Inspired” Electric Crossover and the All-New Bronco (and a reportedly Baby Bronco).
APRIL 25, 2018 ~ The announcement was made with little fanfare as it was tucked away in the company’s first-quarter financial results. Buried underneath various statistics is a rather blunt statement that the company will “not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans for North America.” Models (already long-in-the-tooth) such as the Fusion, Fiesta and Taurus will be phased out over the next few years. The company will keep the Mustang and confirmed plans to launch the all-new Focus Active in North America next year.
The world’s fastest production car, the Koenigsegg Agera RS supercar, is headlining more than three dozen new cars and trucks that will be making their first appearance in Canada at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow. The sleek Agera RS will be seen for the first time in Canada, with the majority of new premieres unveiled over 20 presentations being made during Media Preview Day (February 15th) at the downtown Metro Toronto Convention Centre, site of the AutoShow. The show opens to the public at noon on Friday, February 16th and runs daily until Sunday, Feb. 25. Here are the vehicles being launched (photo under each reveal):
All-new Ford GT supercar sets new standards for Ford innovation through performance with advances in light-weighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost® engine Ford GT features the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower! Ford today unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.
HAPPY 50TH, MUSTANG! 50 YEARS OF POWER AND STYLE Our tribute to #FordMustang50 from Toronto’s Shine & Show special event – 150 mustangs in attendance with 25 lucky participants out to make history! Copyright © 2021 by Iain Shankland. All rights reserved. Video & Images: Iain Shankland