Posts Tagged ‘Ford’

Ford Mustang – World’s Best-Selling Sports Car in Early 2015


Ford Mustang - World's Best-Selling Sports Car in Early 2015Customers around the world have made Ford Mustang the best-selling sports car on the globe during the first half of the year, according to global IHS Automotive registration data.

During the first six months of 2015, customers globally registered 76,124 vehicles – a 56 percent increase versus the same period last year.

“Initial global response to the Mustang has been strong, and we are only in second gear,” said Stephen Odell, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service. “We continue accelerating production and global reach with right-hand-drive models now coming out of the plant.”

2015 ROUSH Performance Ford F-150


2015 ROUSH Performance Ford F-150 Front AngleWhen Ford unveiled the all-new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 in January of 2014, Ford enthusiasts were pretty excited. The first truck of its kind, the F-150’s weight was cut by a whopping 700lbs (depending on engine, body style, and bed size), boosting fuel economy as high as 26 mpg (depending on what engine is packed under the hood and options chosen). We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the new truck to ROUSH-ize it! The final product is here, and we are excited to unveil the newest ROUSH to our line-up: the 2015 ROUSH F-150.

The 2015 ROUSH F-150 features a host of aggressive body additions including: a ROUSH Front Grille with Clearance Lightning, ROUSH Front Bumper Cover, ROUSH Fender Flares with Clearance Lighting, a square “R” Hitch Cover, and a ROUSH License Plate and Frame. This F-150 wouldn’t be a ROUSH vehicle if it didn’t sound as aggressive as it looks, so a ROUSH Side-Exit Exhaust System has been added to provide a deep rumble.

All-New Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Roars Off the Line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant


All-New Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Roars Off the Line at Flat Rock Assembly PlantOne of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time the all-new Shelby® GT350R roared off the line today at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The new GT350R Mustang is the most athletic Mustang ever, designed to tackle the world’s most challenging roads and race tracks while creating an exhilarating experience for the driver.

“This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company.  “We have taken the GT350 formula to the next level of innovation, style and performance.  Today the legend continues.”

Galpin Fisker Rocket Drops the Top at Pebble Beach


Galpin Fisker Rocket Drops the Top at Pebble BeachThe companies are calling it the latest iteration of the “Ultimate American Muscle Car,” and it builds on the Galpin Fisker Rocket that originally debuted in concept form at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the Ford Mustang, the new Rocket Speedster is a convertible carbon fiber-bodied sports car intended for low-volume production. Using a carbon fiber speedster cover, the team transformed the four-seat convertible into a two-seat speedster with a carbon fiber hood feeding air into a supercharged V8 engine pumping out 725 hp.

Ford GT Named 2015 North American Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year


Ford GT Named 2015 North American Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the YearThe all-new Ford GT – a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction – today nabbed the prestigious North American award for 2015 Production Preview Concept of the Year, as well as top honors as Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2015.

Ford GT350 Performance Shift Light Indicator


Ford GT350 Performance Shift Light IndicatorWhen driving the high-revving, 526-horsepower Shelby GT350® Mustang, drivers would do best to keep eyes on the road.

So that’s where Ford put the Performance Shift Light Indicator.

For decades, race drivers have used shift lights that signal the perfect engine speed for the shift point for maximum acceleration and lower lap times during the intensity of on-track driving.

2005 Ford GT


2005 Ford GT Front AngleIn 1995, Ford showed the GT90 concept car hinting that they were interested in producing a limited-production supercar that recalled the 1960s racing legend GT40. Angular and edgy, the GT90 was well received, but the overall vibe was that a revivification of the original GT40 would be more interesting to customers and enthusiasts alike. In 2002, Ford showed the new GT40 concept, and it was a smash hit, and in 2004 customers began taking delivery of their Ford GTs.

Multi-Perspective Video Lets Viewers Experience a Hot Lap in the New Ford Mustang


Amazing New Multi-Perspective Video Lets Viewers Experience a Hot Lap in the New Ford Mustang at Silverstone Race TrackA new interactive video enables viewers to experience the all‑new Ford Mustang from multiple perspectives as it speeds around the legendary Silverstone race track in the U.K.

The video shot at Silverstone with a Mustang fastback powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine allows the viewer to rotate the vantage point from inside the Mustang using the mouse or curser. Just like in a video game, users also can seamlessly switch to helicopter and front bumper views, see the Mustang’s position on an active map, and check the speedometer and rev counter.

Ford Mustang Apollo Edition 2015


2015 Ford Mustang Apollo Edition Front AngleFor the eighth straight year, Ford Motor Company has created a unique, aviation-inspired Ford Mustang to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association youth education programs, including the Young Eagles. The Apollo Edition Mustang will be donated and sold via auction at the Gathering of Eagles charity event, July 23, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.

All proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit EAA youth education programs, including the Young Eagles, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.9 million young people since 1992, helping grow the next generation of aviators.

Carbon Fiber Wheels for Shelby GT350R Mustang


Carbon Fiber Wheels for Shelby GT350R MustangFor the all-new Shelby® GT350R, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever, Ford dreamed of using the ultimate high-performance material for its unique wheels – carbon fiber.

But while the automotive aftermarket and a low-volume supercar manufacturer have offered carbon fiber wheels, Ford and Australian supplier Carbon Revolution took on the challenge of crafting the first mass-produced, track-capable carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment for Shelby GT350R.