Fords and Ghias

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Mon, 18 May 1998 15:44:36 -0700

Ford makes a super-stallion on alternative
fuel combination of alcohol and gas. Sound
like a bad night with Tim at La Capilla. 8-)
545 horsepower, 50 of which is through the higher
octane from the alcohol. New experimental
front and rear suspension. It only tops out at 175.

Volkswagen goes Exotic. No, it's not those stupid
Beetles you've seen. they are building a W12, a coupe and
roadster both with a 5.6 liter 12-cylinder engine.
The built the engine by mating two Volkswagen 2.8
liter V6's at an angle of 72 degrees. 4 overhead
cams, 4 valves per cylinder. Aluminum crankcase, plasma
coated liners, magnesium valve covers. Man, that would
be a great engine to throw into a beach fire. In addition
they are planning an Audi-like D1 and a Mercedes S-class
like car. What? No Ghias??