This weekend Ford Racing will show off the latest tweaks to its’ 2013 Sprint Cup Fusion at Michigan International Speedway.
Ever since a car show-like unveiling of the prototype, in Charlotte in January, engineers and designers have come up with a version which shows even more similarities to the street version which includes new grille work and hood lines.
According to the Ford folks “gone is the stickered front grille from the January reveal and in its place are actual grille bars which will adorn the 2013 Cup Fusion, in addition to several other key tweaks to the front end of the car.”
“We had an opportunity to add more personality and detail to the race car,” said Garen Nicoghosian, Ford design manager in charge of the NASCAR project.
“We took advantage of this opportunity and sculpted a more aggressive front end and we added grille bars that are identical in design to the production car. We also added more detail to the fog light housings, and created a more detailed headlight area as well.
“In addition, we also sculpted a more aggressive hood, and were able to achieve a closer look to the production car. Our race car is even closer in design to the production car now, and we are very pleased with the results.”
Final designs will need NASCAR approval before the start of the 2013 season.