Enthusiasts Order Your Own Eleanor, Before They’re Gone In 60 Seconds!
This 1975 Bricklin is a Safe Investment
The short-lived Bricklin SV-1 was marketed as a safe vehicle, so it's fitting that pricing for this example in Maine is low-risk.The gullwing-doored SV-1 was built in Canada by Malcolm Bricklin, an American entrepreneur who had made his name bringing Subarus to our market. He later imported unreliable and rust-prone Yugos, somewhat muddling his legacy.
The Fusion Motor Company in Chatsworth California, manufactures "Eleanor" Mustangs that mimic the one from Gone in 60 Seconds. It's safe to say these cars have become one of the most popular movie cars in the world, so much so that "Eleanor" is one of a handful of cars given movie character status. Though it is nothing new to own this piece of tinsel town, Fusion's appointment as exclusive manufacturer takes these cars to the next level.
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For the right price, the bespoke accessory company will encrust the item of your choice in its modern aluminum table.The starting price for each table is $20,000 and only 10 of them will be produced. While the exorbitant price tag may give some of you a bit of sticker shock, it's worth remembering that this is a company that also offers a $1,200 straight razor, a $450 keychain, and a $240 flask among other uncommon oddities. And because exclusivity is a rich man's best friend, Discommon will produce each model of car, ship, or plane only once, so there will never be two tables alike. Sorry, Tim Allen.
Yoel Wazana, president of Fusion, was inspired to start building these cars because he was a proud owner of an early Eleanor tribute car. He saw where improvements could be made, but his disappointment with the car ultimately lead to him selling it. "I loved the way it looked, but it had many issues," said Yoel. "I like the Eleanor concept but wasn't happy with the execution."
Yoel was later introduced to Denise Halicki through a mutual friend. If the name sounds familiar, she co-produced the film in 2000 and was the wife of the late H.B. "Toby" Halicki, a creator and star in the original Gone in 60 Seconds film from 1974. After Denise saw the capability of Fusion's facility, they were awarded the license to manufacture Eleanors.
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The cars are all derived from titled 1967-'68 Fastback Mustangs that have California Highway Patrol verified VIN numbers. The unibody is placed on a jig to be squared, and cross-bracing is added in key locations. All of this is done to reduce flexing and stretching of the car's structure, given its greater power and performance capability.
Aesthetics like spoilers and splitters are made from the same pre-impregnated carbon that McLaren uses and they are affixed with the same adhesives. Hoods and decklids can be made from carbon upon request.
Aside from the most popular Pepper Grey and black stripes, a variety of color combinations are available from Fusion. Custom colors are also available.
To keep the theme of modernity going into the small details, all of the lighting in and on each car are LEDs, while still maintaining the vintage look.
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The driver, though using Autopilot, had visual and audible warning prior to the crash that claimed their life.Last week, a Tesla Model X driver was killed when their vehicle impacted a concrete highway divider, whose crash attenuator was out of order from a prior incident. The crash occurred with sufficient force to burst the vehicle's lithium-ion batteries, which, once free of their casings, conflagrated. Eager to rip Tesla, many leapt on the Autopilot blame bandwagon, to which Tesla responded by opening an investigation into the accident, with a scan of the smashed Model X's black box.
The suspension of these cars is where Fusion spared no expense. Up front is a Detroit Speed Aluma-Frame IFS kit. The aluminum subframe houses a rack-and-pinion steering system and sway bar. Tubular arms and full adjustment are standard with the Speed-Lign system while steel spindles and billet hubs keep the car rolling.
For damping, coilover shocks are standard, with single- or double-adjustable JRi coilovers being optional upgrades. The Eleanor-branded Wilwood brakes are 13 inches front and rear, with six-piston calipers and optional Hydroboost.
The rear end is a limited-slip Ford 9-inch unit from Curie Enterprises with 3.50:1, 3.89:1, or 4.10:1 ratio, depending on the selected drivetrain. Customers have two rear tire options: Z-rated275/45R17Nitto NT555 (standard), or 315/35R17 Nitto NT555 (rear tub required). The front tires are Nitto 245/45R17s.
With all this talk of bodywork and handling, you must be wondering what powerplants are available with this car.
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The 2019 season begins with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17 and end at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 17.No times for events were listed.
- 5.0L Coyote with 430 hp (supercharged option bumps that to 600 hp)
Roush 427 options:
Carbureted with throttle-body EFI (480 hp)
8-stack Borla fuel injection (560 hp)
Supercharged with fuel injection (750 hp)
Exhaust gasses exit through a full stainless steel system that can be ceramic coated upon request. To keep all of these fire-breathing beasts cool is a 31-inch Ron Davis aluminum radiator, backed by two Spal electric fans.
There are three transmission options available: Ford 6R80 6-speed auto, Tremec TKO five-speed, and T-56 six-speed. You can choose between a steel or aluminum driveshaft.
The interior amenities at the standard level are above par. Flaming River Tilt column, Vintage Air Magnum IV AC, high-quality audio system, and power locks give occupants modern comforts in a classic car. When it comes to options, Fusion can go as nuts as the customer wants. By far, one of the most unique elements to these vehicles is that Fusion will build the car in a right-hand-drive format. The amount of work that goes into that kind of conversion is extensive (which explains the $11,500 price tag), but just the fact that they offer it is awesome!
Recaro bucket seats
deluxe leather interior
Dynamat sound deadening
Fusion center console with a touch-screen entertainment system equipped with navigation
2018 Roush JackHammer Mustang Packs A 710-HP Punch To The Gut
Roush will build only 200 examples. Order forms are now open for the 2018 Roush JackHammer Mustang. While the name is, uh, interesting, the performance under the hood is a no-nonsense affair. Roush, the aftermarket tuning company known for jacking up the power of Ford Mustang coupes and convertibles for two decades, has named its latest limited-edition pony car after the company’s founder, Jack Roush.Roush adds an assortment of goodies to the Mustang. Most notable is the Roush R2650 supercharger that takes the 5.
Realistically, it's hard to be wowed by an Eleanor Mustang because there's little to do to make them unique from one another, however, what is impressive about these cars from Fusion is the extent to which they build their cars, and how many individual touches they can install.
Each customer can get a bespoke car that comes not only with a numbered certificate of authenticity but a build book, documenting that car's journey from a shell to driving vehicle. Little things like this go a long way and demonstrate the care that Fusion puts into each build.
The modernity of their operation extends in the way a car is ordered. If you check out their, you could order your new ride in minutes. This truly takes buying an old car into the future. Prices range between $189,000 and $284,000.
Hamilton, Bottas go 1-2 in Spanish GP, plus full recap .
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas locked out the front row in qualifying and also took a 1-2 finish in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton’s teammate, finished second after starting in second. Max Verstappen of Red Bull took third for the final podium spot.
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