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Junkyard Gem: 1977 Mercury Bobcat

Mercury's version of the Ford Pinto Runabout, now discarded in Colorado

Mercury's version of the Ford Pinto Runabout, now discarded in Colorado.

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Prius takes bobcat on a 50-mile ride

It was discovered, stuck in the grille but largely unharmed, in Richmond, Va.

It was discovered, stuck in the grille but largely unharmed, in Richmond, Va.

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Watch the National Corvette Museum sinkhole being filled in by R/C cars

Okay, so not exactly cars, but Bobcats - but still quite cool. Turns out the construction firm filling the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum is using the two remote-controlled vehicles, and you can see it for yourself.

Ford's direct ethanol injected Bobcat engine not based on new 5.0L V8

Last year we heard about a very interesting experimental engine that Ford was working on called the "Bobcat." The engine in question is a 5.0-liter V8 that features turbocharging and two independent fuel injection systems. The primary system utilizes traditional port injection to deliver gasoline to the cylinders, while the secondary sys

Ford's direct ethanol injected Bobcat engine not based on new 5.0L V8

Last year, we heard about a very interesting sounding experimental engine that Ford was working on dubbed the "Bobcat." The engine in question is a 5.0-liter V8 that featured turbocharging and two independent fuel injection systems. The primary system utilizes traditional port injection to deliver gasoline to the cylinders. The secondary

UPDATE: More news on Ford's forthcoming ethanol injected, turbocharged "Bobcat" V8

Pickuptrucks.com has been doing some digging in the U.S. Department of Energy's document treasure trove and uncovered some information on Ford's new Bobcat (no, not the Mercury). It turns out "Bobcat" is the code name for a new boosted and ethanol-powered engine being developed in Dearborn.

UPDATE: Ford's new Bobcat, ethanol injected, turbocharged V8

Back in the 1970s, a Bobcat at Ford was a Mercury-badged version of the infamous Pinto. Hopefully, the new usage of the name at Ford will turn out with better results. So far, it's looking very promising. Our buddy Mike Levine has been doing some digging in the document treasure trove at the U.S. Department of Energy and uncovered some materials on Ford's new Bobcat. It turns out Bobcat is the code na