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Watch part two of the incredible two-year co-development of the 2013 Fusion Cup Car and Fusion production car.
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By the end of 2010 big changes are happening at NASCAR and -- is definitely in the thick of it. Still questions remain about the level of support race teams he received from the manufacturer. It is always. The last. That in mind that. And that -- true full -- sport. From -- Aerodynamics. Engineers have to be. Are sold them -- back in the early sixties -- tire company galvanized. Around preparing them or -- It was truly a race car born and -- the designers sculpted by designer with one purpose in mind. To go out and win. Highest form of racing cars and then we'll mark this program with the 2013 -- fusion piece equally. Incompetent company's -- -- ambitious goal hasn't even more ambitious deadlines. Can they embraced their new fusion. Race -- car from the ground up. -- It's. It's 40% costly as the first of learning aerodynamic development. Where we cannot be disadvantaged background too much brand identity here in the garden so take it claim Marlins yeah see behind me. Yeah body from a -- didn't scale wind tunnel where we'll do our development work. We actually designed the hole for digitally. That we go through that what it was services that we use that -- usually once we get the services that we like to go back through that we actually send that out. Get it out with a look at file for the -- back that we actually know that back. Play perfect representation of what we had. Freshmen -- the full size property of the match gets old horses overall look at the race car. And from that pressure and takes its flashes of bolts -- -- property -- to fill some production body -- for the race cars. The search him out and turn it. Even in this early stage it. Differences between the only new fusion race cars. Are dramatic. Notes overhang on the new car is a lot longer and current. Three -- thanks a lot shorter me. Overall break the windshield and the glass is a lot of laughs once we get the general shape. NASCAR comes in as -- deficit splitter gets angry Cubs got season -- -- Aero numbers should be fairly close but go ahead and work on your friends hill who knows you're in the real arches. Site and that. Got it looks like for him. But the challenges aren't just the regulations imposed by NASCAR would. Ford's biggest hurdle it is great looking Russian art isn't necessarily. A great performing grace -- yeah. One of the biggest challenges we had in adapting the design of the -- -- to be used in NASCAR was to -- -- slippery enough to be prime functioning race car because it doesn't matter how gorgeous race cars that it doesn't perform like -- -- can have the ability to win. Yeah. The next step in the future development is getting the bottle into the wind tunnel -- Actually thirteen at this point in his present and we're trying to hit it in the ballpark it will when he eleven years. So that we can go to work -- designers former tonight. Matching -- drag numbers of the outgoing car is critical. The last thing -- wants is to repeat this steep learning curve they've faced when NASCAR introduced the car of. Tomorrow where and when NASCAR went from the old stroke off the golf tomorrow. Involved in less downforce reduction and also. It's strange they'll have most of my on the Steelers never very good in traffic and we certainly don't want to make a repeat it. Really don't wanna mess that you know it's right. So. -- more brand identity with the car we wanted to perform the -- -- racing safety. Is terrible. We have always -- safety and I'm so we need to -- in the beaches we're doing. -- greenhouse particularly. Horn and adversely everything a little golf tennis when we do get around doesn't -- -- NASCAR. Ranking is inevitable. So you better plan work from now. You know this year and a half now. -- and all over on Israel. Testing at blocking gave -- a detailed picture of how the win moves around their new car. But now. They must assess -- performance when the car is actually moving. For instance there. -- -- -- Corners much much better. With the road running here right -- on the map that we run gives us realize conditions so. The way the cars run. And allows us started just wondered how long it's putters to the ground is important. What we've accomplished -- so far this in this case. I'm very happy well. Goes right. Your economic performance of the car and call. The designers are the only ones -- were happy. As drivers and team owners get their first look at the new fusion process. It's pretty spectacular I mean especially sitting next to me that the current car we raced out pretty incredibly different. I wasn't expecting this. See -- full size car you know looking for another model that you count up and and I thought he pairs of them are very hard to dispute are. It's awesome and it's cool and it. I never thought that -- turnovers and right now the look so bad that next thing and it really does this. To me it's very impressed. You know I think this this is getting back to -- time -- the guy that doesn't. Can afford his -- -- of the grandstands at this month or even in relation to test was -- back. We show up and heartfelt thoughts. We get excited about the appearance. Of a race car we've got to manage it somewhat because we also have to remind ourselves with the regulators that. It's exciting to see and I think fans and whole industry will be excited to see it. There's lots more work to do before the fans get to see -- The development team has just five short months before they reveal it to the press in Charlotte and run on the track for the first time. -- evolution returns.