The Ford Equator principle is a one-off style research that was unveiled at the 2000 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be shown at the Ford exhibition at the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 30 – Oct. 23. On Nov. 19, the Equator will be auctioned at the Kruse-Leake 33rd Anniversary Collector Car Auction the biggest enthusiast vehicle public auction in Texas which will certainly be held at Dallas Market Hall Nov. 18-20.
‘The Equator was visualized as an extreme expression of Ford’s ‘Built Ford Tough’ vehicle ancestry and it demonstrates how to tackle the harshest components whether it’s rock climbing up, white-water rafting or snowboarding without sacrificing comfort or capability,’ states J Mays, team vice president, Design and main imaginative officer, Ford Motor Company.
Ford Equator Design, Specs and Performance
In numerous ways, the Ford Equator paved the way for the design these days’s Ford F-Series, which is the very popular truck in Texas and the best-selling car in america for the last 23 years, and the best-selling truck for 28 years.
The Ford Equator principle keeps approximately the exact same wheelbase as a Ford F-150 pick-up, but it is closer to the size of a Ford Super Duty pick-up. These proportions provide it a threatening stance and a generously sized cabin.
Ford Equator has an off-road-racing-inspired independent suspension, featuring billet aluminum upper control arms, steel lesser arms with all-new geometry for maximum travel, flexible 32-inch coils over gas-linked shocks and custom-made machined steering linkage.
The bumper, fender, tire wells and lesser trim panels are made from Kevlar, makings them insusceptible to rock damage and almost unbreakable. Billet light weight aluminum wheels with a central tire rising cost of living device and bead locks are covered in specially reduced off-road tires that are color-keyed to the Serengeti gold body.
The bottom of the doors is reduced high, and, when a door is opened, a lesser panel can be hydraulically set up to develop an action unit. In the stowed position, the panels give a watertight obstacle for the guest area.
Inside, Ford Equator includes four leather-contoured pail seats. The rear seats and bulkhead fold up down, developing an item area that is 6 feet long and five and a half feet vast.
The control panel addresses driver-preferred tool area and content via the use of “clamp-on” gauges. The gauges permit users to pick the precise components they wish on the instrument panel as well as the exact placement for each and every component. A centerline-mounted compass can be removed for outdoor use.
Flip-up arm rests, visor-mounted GPS modern technology, outside temperature level surveillance instruments, above map illuminations, dual-zone climate controls, two high-volume console-mounted storage space areas and removable flooring offer supreme function material.
An overhead, console-mounted audio system ensures that guests receive superior audio. The console includes a power amplifier, CD changer, dual speakers in each door, a subwoofer in the reduced console and upper-console-mounted tweeters. As an idea, the Ford Equator was developed as a show residential property and might not be labelled for use on public freeways.
The Ford Equator principle is a one-off layout research that was revealed at the 2000 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will certainly be displayed at the Ford display at the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 30 – Oct. 23. On Nov. 19, the Equator will be auctioned at the Kruse-Leake 33rd Anniversary Collector Car Auction the largest collector automobile public auction in Texas which will be held at Dallas Market Hall Nov. 18-20.