Posts Tagged ‘Mustang’

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.”

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.

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.

Roush Automotive Collection Open House 2


Roush Automotive Collection Open House 2The Roush Automotive Collection held their second Open House of the season, welcoming fans to interact with ROUSH Performance’s NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers and Jack, Jack Jr., and Susan Roush.

Like the first, this Open House event featured a car cruise-in, door prize drawings, ROUSH Performance Facility Tours, drag race simulator, Mustang pinball machine, and a ROUSH engine build competition.

Ford will be out in Force at Goodwood’s Moving Motor Show


Ford will be out in force at Goodwood’s Moving Motor ShowFord will be out in force at Goodwood’s Moving Motor Show, with a host of new models including the much-anticipated new Mustang and Focus RS set to make an appearance on Thursday 25, June.

The all-new new Mustang is latest car to wear the legendary galloping horse badge and a convertible 2.3-litre EcoBoost-engined Mustang, with 317PS power output and 432Nm of torque, will make its Moving Motor Show debut, alongside the UK debut of the new Focus RS.

ROUSH Performance June Schedule


ROUSH Performance June ScheduleJune is shaping up to be a VERY busy month for us here at ROUSH Performance. We will be attending events across the country throughout the month, so we thought we should fill you in on our schedule. If you’re attending any of these events, stop by and say hi, and check out the awesome cars and parts we’ll have on display.

We’re kicking off the month with a trip to the Carlisle Ford Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania next week, June 5th to 7th. You’ll find us in the vendor midway and have the chance to have your picture taken with the No. 60 ROUSH Performance NASCAR. ROUSH Performance is also partnering with Roush Yates Performance Products, who will be offering select ROUSH Performance parts and merchandise for sale with FREE installation! You can pre-register now for a Roush Yates on-site installation

1965 Ford Mustang A/FX Holman Moody SOHC 427 CI


1965 Ford Mustang A-FX Holman Moody SOHC 427 CI Front AngleBy the time the first Mustang Fastbacks became available in September 1964, Ford and Dearborn Steel Tubing had already partially developed the template for what would become the A/FX factory racers. DST eventually built ten cars, all modified to accept the big 427 CI SOHC “Cammer” engine. Those ten cars were delivered to members of the Ford Drag Council, who worked with Ford racing director Charles Grey to further develop them with new pieces from the factory. By June the die was cast, and Grey accepted a proposal from Holman-Moody to build more A/FX Mustangs for independent drag racers. Many of the Holman-Moody cars rose to prominence matching that of the Ford Drag Council, among them this 427 SOHC-powered Fastback campaigned by Larson Ford of White Plains, New York.