Sunday, February 06, 2005

 

Ford Screws The Pooch

Note - this was intended to be posted on the 6th, so it's now 3-day-old news. So be it.

According to Blue Oval News, Ford has decided to kill the Hurricane V8. Apparently, the decision came down to this or a new passenger-car V6, and the new V8 was deemed to be less important in the long term due to the spector of rising fuel cost and decreased truck popularity.

Fair enough, but if I'm a Ford investor, I'm going to look at the development of the new high-output V10 and the Shelby coupe that's supposed to be wrapped around it, and I'm going to ask why the hell this is still getting funding. What's Ford's future - limited-edition supercars, or trucks? That should be obvious.

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