A brief news from Ford, which for this year’s Tour de France prepared a special copy of the Mustang that will serve Team Sky.
In recent years, Team Sky usually used Jaguar models (such as the F-Pace model and F-Type Coupe), and this year in addition to the aforementioned Mustang, they will use Ford’s models Edge, S-MAX, Mondeo, Kuga and Transit. The Mustang is expected to act as the halo car, with the 5.0-litre V8 Fastback model developing 435bhp – making it good for 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds. The S-MAX, Kuga and Mondeos all come fitted with four-wheel drive.
Despite Ford promoting its Mustang as the lead car, it’s the Mondeos will be the most common vehicles supporting Team Sky. Each one will use Ford’s 2.0 litre diesel engine with 178bhp, though the suspension has been upgraded to carry the extra 400kg of bikes, people and equipment. With a raised ride height from the custom suspension, Ford has had to fit 5mm thick alloy plates to the underside of the Mondeo engine bay to protect vital components. Cars have all the necessary equipment, exterior colors in Team Sky’s famous blue and black livery and except for the transportation of Team Director and mechanics, it will be used for the transport of beverages, clothing and spare parts.