Video Find: 2013 Ford Fusions Star in Race With F1 Rivals Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell

Formula 1 legends Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet relive their on track rivalry in a pair of 2013 Ford Fusion sedans in a new campaign called “Fusion Grand Prix.” These four videos from Ford Brazil cover the former Formula 1 champions’ modern-day rival from beginning to end.

Fusion Grand Prix image 12 300x187 imageWith Piquet’s win in 1981, he became the first Brazilian to win Formula 1. He won again in 1983 and 1987, while Mansell won the race in 1992. After nearly 25 years, Mansell and Piquet reunite in Porto Alegre, Brazil for the Fusion Grand Prix. The racers familiarize themselves with the all-wheel-drive Ford Fusion Titanium sedans powered by 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines before some track practice.

When we tested an all-wheel-drive 2013 Fusion Titanium with the 2.0-liter turbo I-4, the car accelerated from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds and through the quarter mile in 15.1 seconds at 91.6 mph.

While Mansell and Piquet respect each other, they are still very much rivals. In the final video, the Formula 1 legends take their Fusions to the track to see which racer will come out on top. Check out the series of videos below to see which Brazilian Formula 1 winner will win the Fusion Grand Prix.

Source: Ford

By Jason Udy

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