While automotive sales have been almost universally down in 2009 compared to 2008, Ford has a legitimate reason to crow about its December figures, which are up a third over December of '08 and an impressive 50 percent over November. The green side of the coin, though, looks even better.
We already told you the story of the Ford Hydrogen Fusion 999 and Ford's successful attempt to push it past 200 mph on the Bonneville salt flats this month (see links below). We weren't able to get out to Bonneville to see it in person, but the team brought along a video camera and has made the footage available for your perusal. You can check it out after the jump along with our video of the the first track test.
The Fusion 999 team celebrates going 207+mph. Click for a high-res gallery
Click on the team photo for a high res gallery of the action at Bonneville
The team from Ford that is trying to push the fuel cell-powered Fusion-bodied racer over 200 mph is now out in Utah preparing to make their record attempt. On Sunday August 12, they made their qualifying pass at 161mph across the Bonneville Salt Flats which will allow them to make their attempt at 200 which they hope to try on Monday. The team from Ohio State University is also hoping to make their first pass with their similarly-powered stream-liner, the Buckeye Bullet 2, on Monday. If all goes
Cilck on the Hydrogen Fusion 999 for a high res gallery of the reveal
Click on the bare Fusion for a high res gallery from the first track test
Remember that Ford Fusion land speed record we told you about in May? Ford has finally released more information about its plans to head out to Bonneville with a specially-designed Ford Fusion, the Hydrogen 999, to try and break the record for an production-based fuel cell powered vehicle. Ohio State University currently holds the unlimited land speed record for an electric vehicle when the school team managed to go 315 mph in the first Buckeye Bullet, the BB1. OSU will head out to the Salt Fla