Get your first look at the Ford Fusion NASCAR will use in 2013

On Tuesday, a few hours ahead of Ford's scheduled announcement of the redesigned Ford Fusion for 2013, pictures began to leak out of the new model. Check 'em out here, and see a larger gallery at Speed. The new design is part of a wide-ranging effort by NASCAR and the manufacturers to visually distinguish the cars from one another.

Here's an unpainted prototype of the new ride:

And, for comparison's sake, the previous, much blockier version of the Fusion:

No word yet on when Dodge, Chevy or Toyota will announce their own new versions.

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