Ford Concept Car: Ford Start – Ford Tour
I look out toward the street and see the cars that litter our streets today. Compact cars, sedans and light pickup trucks. Every now and then I see the occasional souped up car. But a concept car?
When I got to the Dearborn Inn in Michigan, we sat down for a nice dinner – us bloggers / videocasters and journalists with Ford and PR representatives.
But as we were finishing up dinner, a crowd started to gather around a little red car next to the Ford Fiesta. This was not an ordinary car, it was a “Concept Car”.
The Ford Start debuted in the Beijing Auto Show. This car will most likely never see market, but it has ideas that could be seen in 2012 and beyond cars.
The car itself is a 1.0 Liter, 3 cylinder engine with ecoboost (basically performing like a 1.6 Liter engine). But that is all you saw, because there was a big aluminum plate over the engine. You only had a cap to put in oil, washer fluid and brake fluid.
The car itself from the inside would have made anyone wish they were on the Autobahn in Germany. Made with lightweight Aluminum and recycled materials – along with the ecoboost, this car shows it’s pretty green and very sporty. Best part is you can use a smartphone to control certain aspects of the car.
The door handles were a little odd at first. The muffler looks similar to the Batmobile, which is cool. While I am not a small car person, I thought this concept car was pretty sweet. Now if it could only fit my drumset…