Ford Cougar - Used Car Review - With Richard Hammond
In this clip of 'Used Car Heaven' Richard Hammond gives his overview of the Ford Cougar while Ian Royle test drives it with Simon Holmes in his search for the perfect used car.
Ferrari 458 replica made from Ford Cougar
This stunning Ferrari 458 Italia has gone on sale for just £35,000 - because underneath it is a humble FORD COUGAR. The 202mph 458 Italia, which was launched in 2009, is regarded as one of the finest and most desirable Ferraris ever built.But most people have absolutely no chance of stumping up the cash for the £170,000 Italian supercar.However, one UK dealer is offering a cut-price alternative in the shape of this 458 replica.On first impressions the bright white motor looks almost identical but it hides a dirty secret - it started life as Ford Cougar.It was then fitted with a bodykit to make it look like the Italian supercar which is capable of 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 202mph.The Ferrari has a rear-mounted V8 engine but the replica has a 2.5-litre front-engined V6 which boasts just 168bhp.As a result it will accelerate from 0-60mph in just 8.6 seconds and top out at just 140mph.