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According to the Car Connection, Funkmaster Flex will be bringing his own style to Ford's new Flex people mover at the end of 2008. Ford's hip-hop friend is said to be designing a two-tone paint scheme, along with "contrasting highlights, interior stitching and other distinctive touches." As for power, TCC is saying that the 3.5L V6 will be getting a boost in power – supposedly between 50 and 75 HP. How that will be achieved is anyone's guess, but we'll still file all this "news" under "rumor" until we see something from Ford's press office.

[Source: The Car Connection]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, I don't want the funkified version, pending images, but I'll take the extra power!

      I really want the Flex to work for Ford. And for them to call it what it is, a wagon.

      Does anyone know what platform it is on? Edge?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I bet he paid Ford to name it the Flex. What's so special about that name anyways? I don't think it should be the Fairlane either, with that said the Fairlane name should go to Ford's rear-wheel drive big car (if they ever have the balls to make one). The old Fairlane was a big car back then.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When the 3.5l was introduced, I believe it was mentioned that the addition of direct injection, forced induction, or both, could provide significantly more power. Although forced induction seems out of place in a family wagon, th Dodge Caravan GT turbos and Volvo 740 Turbos notwithstanding.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It will be interesting to see what he does with it. I think it looks great as is though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      NOW i know why they changed the name from Fairlane to Flex. It's so this guy can put out a couple hundred limited editions with a "gee-whiz" name.

      Absolutely brilliant. Cannibalize the name recognition appeal of your new product just to snazz up a short-lived marketing stunt that will attract zero people in the vehicle's target demographic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How did Funkmaster Flex become a Funkmaster anyways? Has anyone seen his credentials? Did James Brown knight him in a secret ceremony or what?

      If Ford is really touting this car as a re-invention of the Famiy automobile, what the heck does Funkmeister Flex have to do with that? Even so, do you think the baby boomers that might buy this car even know who FMF is? Does Alan Mullaly know? Anything?
      • 8 Years Ago
      they will do anything but make decent cars inorder to sell them..
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess I am too old to even understand any of this....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Desperate, mis-guided move in keeping with the total confusion and convoluted thinking in D'bone. Borrowed interest is putting it mildly. Must be the engineers and finance people playing marketing masquerade again, thinking marketing well is easy - yeah, right. Ford should really step back and take a look at what they're doing. How much more of their capital will they spend in confusing ways like this? Just when you think it can't get more twisted in D'bone, they sink to a new low.

      Flex? It, like Ford are 4-letter F words, that's for sure. Beyond that, we'll watch as they launch and abandon the car like most of their disjointed, erratic efforts, then have to discount the car and not really have a clue that it starts with moves like this, looking for Funkmaster mojo instead of letting the car tell the story. Good luck with that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So whatnow? Funkmaster Flex is replacing SVT? I say make it E-85 capable too, then you would have (wait for it):

      The 2008 Ford Funkmaster Flex Flex-Fuel Flex

      I couldn't resist.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Funky Flexy What The Heck-We-Dewin...?
      Finally summthin stupider than the Harley/F250...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hah hah @ JoeArlo

      Although wouldn't that be:

      Ford Funkmaster Flex Flex - Flex Fuel?

      Funkmaster's Flex should surely be more flexible than a standard SUV, right?