Hard though it may be to believe, Ford’s iconic GT40 is currently celebrating its 50th birthday and, with values of the original 130-plus cars heading ever skywards, the opportunity to own one would seem to have passed most of us by. But help is at hand, for Le Mans Coupes Ltd is the UK agent for the unique Superformance continuation cars – contemporary GT40s so accurate that over 70 percent of the parts are interchangeable with those of the original examples; not least the all-steel monocoque chassis and famous sandwich roof.
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For the first time ever, a right-hand-drive Ford Mustang will roll off a Ford assembly line when global production begins. The addition of a right-hand-drive Mustang to Ford’s line-up of global vehicles will allow the iconic ‘pony car’ to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.
Mustang engineers recently finished construction of the very first right-hand-drive sixth-generation Mustang. The prototype Mustang will be used to conduct various development tests in preparation for the car’s entry into the global market in the coming months.
The engineering and design teams at Ford Motor Company led the development of the one-off 2015 F-35 Lightning II Edition Ford Mustang, which will be donated by Ford and sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity event. The event is held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.
All proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit the EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.8 million young people since 1992, helping inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders, aviators and innovators.
Ford is the exclusive automotive sponsor of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, held July 28 through Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.
The organisers of the award-winning Silverstone Classic (25-27 July) are delighted to announce an exciting and far-reaching new partnership with Pure Michigan, the US State’s official travel and tourism division.
One of America’s best-loved States, Michigan is the home of Detroit, the US’s leviathan motor industry and, of course, the Ford Mustang which is celebrating its 50th birthday in style at this summer’s epic three-day Silverstone Classic festival.
Pure Michigan will be supporting all the special Mustang celebrations staged at the massive event – these include dedicated displays, on-track parades, muscle car races, air displays, Motown music plus a host of other eye-catching and enthralling activities.
2015 Ford Mustang range is going to include the new Ford SYNC 911 Assist. The features are debuting on the car and will offer emergency dispatchers. 911 Assist uses a mobile phone connected to SYNC to call 911 directly when needed. The system will provide even more detail about a crash to aid in the dispatch of the appropriate resources. To make an instance, if the dispatcher knows that both front safety belts were fastened at the time of a high-speed collision, he or she may decide to send an additional ambulance directly to the scene. This is because, safety belt monitoring varies based on the airbag systems in the vehicle.
Furthermore, the 911 Assist need customer’s consent to enable the feature when pairing a cell-phone to SYNC in the beginning. The customer has the option to cancel the call before it is placed. In the event of an airbag deployment or fuel shutoff, there is a direct 911 call. Then, the operator receives a brief and prerecorded message that a Ford vehicle has been in a crash and has the option to retrieve vehicle GPS information.
2015 Ford Mustang will be equipped with a brand new airbag, which was designed for additional passenger safety by providing inflatable restraint protection in a smaller, lighter package. In addition, it also enables a roomier interior ant thus – more comfort. The new airbag will be introduced in the musclecar later this year and it will come as a standard. The safety system will also offer customers more robust package of sensors, safety belt anchor pretensioners, improved exterior lighting and double the total number of airbags.
In the first steps of developing this technology, the inflatable plastic bladder is integrated into the glove box door and provides front passenger knee protection. Other applications of this technology allow airbags to be placed in new locations inside the vehicle are in current development.
Ford has just announced that its 2015 Mustang is going to be official pace car for the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). The racing will take place on Sunday, 15th of June. The participation of the car is continuation of the ongoing tribute that Ford makes to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic pony car. This is the first time that a Mustang GT fastback is appointed as a pace car at MIS. Ford Motor Company president of The Americas, Joe Hinrichs, will be the person who will drive the car and will race the Red fastback around the track in Brooklyn.
Just like the GT version, the pace car is also equipped with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine. This means that it is perfect for its new job. The powertrain generates more than 420 horsepower (310 kW) and 529 Nm (390 lb.-ft.) of torque. The production version of the fastback is going to hit the showrooms later this year when it will offer two other engines – the 3.7-liter V6 and 2.3-liter EcoBoost.
2015 Ford Mustang will be released on the European market next year. However, more than 9,300 Europeans registered for a chance to buy one of 500 new Ford Mustangs available to order for the first time in the Old Continent during the UEFA Champions League Final. The interest was so high that the first 500 registrations came just 30 seconds into the match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid. Those who are lucky to buy the new model will be notified in the forthcoming weeks.
The 500 new Mustangs will go across 20 countries. Ford will in the next few weeks contact the customers from each of these countries who were quickest to place their reservation. Each customer will then be invited to complete their order at a dealership later this year.
2015 Ford Mustang is definitely a fresh interpretation of the original Mustang. It is both contemporary and instantly recognizable, thanks to its shark-bite nose through the fastback profile to the tri-bar taillamps. The model features lower roof and wider hips, which enhances the visual muscularity and give Mustang a more athletic stance.
As a matter of fact the Mustang has evolved over five decades and six generations. Certain visual cues however connect the latest model to the originals like the slant of a nose or the shape of the eyes that repeat themselves in any family.
2015 Ford Mustang fastback is available to be ordered by authorized dealers. The musclecar includes many new standard features such as fully independent suspension, push-button start, next-generation SYNC AppLink and a choice of three powerful engines. In addition, the company is also offering an all-new Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT available with 50 Years Appearance Package.
Each of the three available powerplants can be paired with an upgraded six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Precisely, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine produces more than 305 horsepower (224 kW) and 407 Nm (300 lb.-ft.) of torque and has projected class-leading fuel efficiency.