Many car companies have their own high-performance cars, such as Mercedes-Benz’s AMG, BMW’s M, and Ford’s RS series. Their cool shapes, charming sound waves and adrenaline-pumping passion driving experience have made countless people crazy about them. But for Chinese consumers, most of these high-performance cars are imported, and the price is too expensive to afford. They can only experience them in games or movies.
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Is there any domestically produced high-performance car that can really make ordinary consumers enjoy themselves? Have! The recently unveiled new Ford Edge ST is Ford’s first domestic performance car built by Ford’s global performance car team.
Ford performance car team with a passion for performance
Like Mercedes-Benz BMW’s high-performance car team, Ford’s global performance car team is also a very awesome existence. In 2014, Ford recruited a group of high-level talents in racing and performance cars from the Ford SVT team (Special Vehicle Team) in North America, the RS team in Europe, and Ford Racing and Racing Engineering to form the Ford Performance Vehicle Team. , The ultimate meaning of their existence is to create the craziest and most extreme high-performance cars in the world.
This “super wrist” team has integrated the essence of Ford’s ultimate driving pleasure into every high-performance car. The familiar Mustang Shelby GT350, F-150 Raptor, Fiesta ST and Focus ST are all produced by them.
The most dazzling of these is the Mustang. The Shelby Mustang GT350R ran a single lap of 7 minutes and 32.19 seconds on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany in 2015, five seconds faster than the previous Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and faster than the Porsche 997 The GT3 RS MKII is 1 second faster and is known all over the world. The biggest contributor is the rich power configuration and powerful chassis tuning from Ford’s global performance car team, making it invincible on the track.
It is no exaggeration to say that Ford is unrivaled in the creation of performance cars, and the global performance car team condenses their ultimate pursuit into every detail, achieving track legends one after another. So, as Ford’s first performance SUV, what amazing power will be injected into the New Edge ST under the careful tuning of Ford’s global performance car team?
New Sharp ST
The greatest strength comes from the pure Ford ST performance pedigree, which marks that the New Edge ST is an out-and-out driver’s car. New Edge ST is equipped with the strongest 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost® twin-turbocharged engine in its class, with a maximum power of 237 kilowatts and a peak torque of 500 Nm. It only takes 7.2 seconds to accelerate from 100 kilometers to 100 kilometers. You can feel its powerful performance only from the data. Matched with Ford’s own brand-new 8-speed automatic transmission, it can bring greater torque output for performance SUV models, and can also optimize the timing of shifting according to the evaluation of the driver’s driving style, bringing a more convenient and smooth shifting experience. At the same time, New Edge ST is also equipped with Ford AI intelligent all-wheel drive system. According to the obtained vehicle status and road conditions, it can switch between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive at high speed within 10 milliseconds according to the tire adhesion, especially on wet and slippery roads. Provide sufficient driving force; E-shifter sports mode brings more sensitive throttle response, more aggressive shift logic and thrilling exhaust sound, allowing drivers and passengers to experience a sense of driving full of extreme performance.
The chassis is the top priority of Ford’s global performance car team tuning, and it is built in accordance with Ford’s pure performance DNA model. Xinruijie ST adopts the design of front McPherson suspension with lateral anti-roll stabilizer bar, and cooperates with multi-link rear independent suspension to achieve stronger stability guarantee, allowing it to be used in intense driving, mountain roads, muddy roads, sandy roads, etc. Under extreme conditions such as rocky roads, it can still complete the challenge smoothly; the front and rear control arms and steering knuckles are made of aluminum alloy, which can effectively reduce the weight of the vehicle and greatly reduce the burden on the wheels; the lightweight unsprung weight makes the Tires have smaller motion inertia, can respond quickly to the operation of the steering wheel, and the control is more sensitive, making it easy to handle in extreme racing.
What can best demonstrate the temperament of the new ST performance car is the large-size customized disc on the 21-inch black painted wheel hub and the unique red brake calipers of the ST model, which provide powerful braking force for this performance monster. Its calipers, brake pads and other components are all imported, and they are performance version originals that are different from the normal version, so they work more efficiently.
As Ford’s first performance SUV and also Ford’s first domestically produced performance car, Xinruijie ST is not only built according to the pure Ford ST design concept, but also sports sports such as black mesh grille, red ST metal logo, chrome-plated double-sided exhaust tailpipes, etc. It is also tuned by Ford’s global performance car team to endow it with Ford’s pure ST performance lineage. It is full of extreme driving fun from inside to outside, and satisfies the high-performance car complex of young consumers. It can be described as a market segment. The gospel is very exciting!