Hardly competition to the Touareg. More like competition to the Cayenne or some future SRX.
Shelby Automobiles expects to sell a limited number of Shelby Ford Expedition for about $100,000 each. The company may also sell several hundred similar Expeditions with slightly less power under the hood at a cost of about $75,000 each.
The chassis of the Shelby Ford Expedition has "Optimum Composite Design" structural enhancements. To bring the whole thing to a stop, the front Brembo brakes have big 385 mm cross-drilled rotors and, in the back, 355 mm rotors with 4-piston calipers.
Bodywork and decals on the Shelby Ford Expedition bring to mind the aggressively styled Shelby Mustangs of the late 1960s and early '70s. Shelby Automobiles is working on a new Shelby Mustang based on the redesigned 2005 Mustang, but no timeline has been officially announced.
The Shelby Ford Expedition "Performance Utility Vehicle" has a supercharged 5.4 liter 550 horsepower Ford GT engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, the Shelby Ford Expedition has a CD/DVD system with LCD monitors in the headrests, an Eclipse navigation system and a Cobra alarm system to keep it all secure.
VOLVO UNLEASHES TUNED XC90 IN LAS VEGAS
8 Nov 2004
Volvo XC90 PUV (Power Utility Vehicle): estimated 650 bhp
In line with the typically American taste for extremes, Volvo Cars North America (VCNA) unleashed two outrageous, one-off concept versions of the XC90 and V50 at an aftermarket equipment show1 in Las Vegas – where else!
Volvo XC90 PUV – Power Utility Vehicle
The Volvo XC90 PUV – Power Utility Vehicle – has been tuned and supercharged to produce an estimated 650 bhp from Volvo's new V8 engine. It has also undergone a radical exterior treatment with a more aggressive stance provided by an eye-grabbing red paint scheme, lowered suspension, nine inch wide ultra high-performance alloy wheels, deep front spoiler and rear valance with custom made quad exhaust pipes.
"This was such a fun concept," noted Vic Doolan, President and CEO of VCNA. "It has all the safety that Volvo is known for with the looks and performance of an exotic car. But this is just a concept to get the juices flowing and to get Volvo noticed by those who may not have considered Volvo before," he continued.
Did you notice the word CONCEPT in the text. They aren't selling them. At least not yet. Any manufacturer can make a high HP concept. It is another thing to put them into production and sell them to the public.
That Ford is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. A straight line only performing SUV. What's the point now? A KIA SUV will run circles around it in the snow and offroad. So will my grandma in a wheelchair, backwards,,,,,,,with one arm.
Lame, Lame lame.
Not to thread drift at all..... but how is that beautiful city of yours??
My wife and I visited there for the first time a couple of years ago and absolutely fell in love with it. It was one of my favorite European cities. The scenery is amazing, the people are friendly and the beer...
Looks like a Fridge ... with wheels ... and smoked tail .... http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif is that an Ice Dispenser on the side?
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