Posts Tagged ‘Ford’

2015 ROUSH Performance Ford F-150

Aug
27

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

Aug
21

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

Aug
18

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

Jul
30

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

Jul
24

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

Jul
20

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

Jul
17

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

Jul
16

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

Jul
13

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.

New F-150 Raptor Wraps Up Initial Desert Durability Testing

Jul
08

new f-150 raptor wraps up initial desert durability testingFord’s toughest, smartest, most capable off-road truck ever – recently completed more than 1,000 miles of testing in the southwestern United States.

Over 1,028 miles of desert trail designed to parallel the Baja race course in Mexico, the 66-mile route featured a wide range of surfaces including fast sandy washes, deep-rutted silt beds, steep climbs in deep sand, and slow meticulous crawls through tight trenches. The truck topped speeds of 100 mph in places, slowing to 10 mph in others, for an average speed of approximately 50 mph. The 2017 Raptor is 25 percent faster than the current truck based on lap times.