There is no such thing as perfection. This is the Mustang credo - with Ford seeking always to push this pony to the limits. Complacency doesn't belong in the sport market. Instead a need to go further, faster, forward must drive every decision.
It’s this desire that now defines the 2018 Mustang GT - with Ford partnering with aftermarket specialist, ROUSH, to deliver a new kind of fastback experience to Seattle.
According to Motor One, the 2018 Mustang GT will decimate every mile. Anchoring its lean frame (which measures 188-inches long, 75-inches wide, and 54-inches high) is a 5.8L V8. This engine - now flanked by a 2.5L ROUSH supercharger - yields up to 700 HP and 610 lb.-ft of torque: specs which thrust it ahead of its leading competitors, the Dodge Hellcat and the Chevrolet Camaro. A 12-PSI boost ensures segment-leading speed, pushing this fastback from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds; while the direct-injection fuel system has been specifically calibrated to provide optimum fuel distribution and air intake.
This pony doesn’t run. It flies.
To further improve performance, the 2018 Mustang GT also features a new 10-speed automatic transmission - which utilizes a tight 7.394 gear spread to promote crisp handling and quick responses. Ford has tailored this system to perfectly complement the Coyote V8… and drivers will reap the rewards.
Want to take the new GT for a spin? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this class-leading fastback.
California dreams will soon turn into realities - with Ford unveiling its latest Mustang masterpiece. Prepare, Seattle, to leave the foggy shores of Puget Sound and travel toward the golden sands of San Francisco.
The 2019 GT California Special is on its way!
According to the Dayton Daily News, Ford is bringing a new pony to its corral - introducing drivers to the 2019 California Special. This platform (which will serve as a variant of the GT) promises sleek styling, boasting a bespoke interior that will impress every fastback fan. Slide inside the two-seater cabin and discover suede-trimmed cushions, with red stitches lining their borders. The floor mats will feature custom embroidery, and the instrument gauge will deliver a retro-inspired design: pairing vintage rotary knobs with stripe details.
To further emphasize the old-school sensibility, Ford is also pulling colors from its past GT line-up - with the vibrant Velocity Blue and the neon-tinted Need For Green now showcasing every angle. These will prove a perfect contrast to the clam-shell hood and black mesh grille.
With the release of the 2019 Mustang GT California Special, Ford is bringing a new kind of pony to the market - and we can’t wait to see it rev down the Seattle streets. To learn more about this model contact our team today.
The history of automotives is woven with partnerships - intertwining threads that create a high-performance tapestry. The decades have yielded alliances both expected and strange. Some (like the implosive joining of Citren and Maserati) fizzled to nothing more the footnotes; while others (like the long-lasting union of Honda and McLaren) have forged years of success.
None have made as strong of an impression, however, as the one between Ford and ROUSH. These brands have come together often, building supercharged pony-cars, pick-ups, and more. It’s only fitting, therefore, that they celebrate their partnership with a special gift.
In honor of Ford’s friendship with ROUSH, it’s gifting the company with one of the first 2017 GTs in the world! This platform - of which only 1,000 will be produced - is the ultimate performer, boasting a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine that yields 435 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. Anchored by twin-turbo capabilities, it can achieve a top-speed of 216 MPH; and its active-adjustable suspension ensures peerless cornering on every track.
This (when combined with the hydraulic steering rack) makes the 2017 Mustang GT a perfect present for ROUSH - and a much-craved option for Seattle drivers. No official release date has been given for this platform, but we hope to secure it for our lot when it rolls off the assembly line.
From a single picture comes a thousand words - and a thousand thundering ponies. Ford will soon introduce Seattle drivers to its 2018 Mustang GT, letting this steed race from the corral to the highway.
Motor Authority recently revealed a glimpse of the new Mustang GT’s interior - with one of their quick-fingered reporters able to snap a photo of the gauge cluster. While drivers might furrow their brows at this choice (craving a look at the engine instead), they’ll soon see the value of a tachometer sneak-peek... because the RPM ratio promises record-breaking results. Prepare for a 7,500 redline!
We’ll spare you a moment to collect your thoughts - and your jaw from the floor.
The 2018 Mustang GT boasts a 7,500 redline, with its 5.0L V8 engine propelling it to new heights (its successor only achieved 7,000). While no HP specs have been released, critics are anticipating a power increase of, at least, 10%; and the addition of a 6-speed manual transmission and a dual-mass flywheel will further maximize performance. This will prove to be the ultimate pony-car.
No official production date has been given for the 2018 GT - but Ford has confirmed that it will arrive by the late fall. Be patient, Seattle drivers. Only a few months separate you from the V8 beast you crave.
To learn more about this and other Mustang models contact us today.
Although the 2018 Ford GT Competition Series probably won't be purchased en masse anytime soon, its sleek design and innovative features are sure to impress any driver. In addition to an exposed carbon fiber lower body trim, the Competition Series boasts a specially made gloss carbon fiber stripe, A-pillars and mirror caps.
Even a brief glimpse inside of the sports car is enough to note the Series' luxe elements. The interior is lightweight, matching the vehicle's overall airiness, but is upholstered with Ebony Alcantara® suede on the instrument panel, headliner and seats.
Drivers nationwide will be able to order the specialty GT in six colors: Shadow Black, Frozen White, Ingot Silver, Liquid Blue, Liquid Grey and Triple Yellow. Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
The Ford GT Competition Series is calling Daytona home for a little while: the ultra-lightweight racing vehicle will take residence at the site of its Rolex 24 win back in January.
With an aerodynamic and lightweight design, the GT Competition Series was crafted to dominate on the race track. What the Blue Oval refers to as the "track fans' ultimate production car" builds upon what the standard GT introduced, but with less weight higher up in the vehicle and a closer center of gravity. Those two updates help hug the car closer to the track and live up to its 647 horsepower engine's true potential.
Although the GT Competition Series is light, Ford's engineers didn't sacrifice quality and security. Bulkhead Gorilla Glass® behind the driver is considerably thinner and lighter than it is on other models, but can hold up against high-impact situations.
Check back for more information on the innovative GT Competitive Series, and learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington.
Four Ford GTs will soon roll up to the starting line at the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours, comprising the squad that will compete at the hotly anticipated endurance race of the year.
Racing enthusiasts have been buzzing about Le Mans more so since last year, when the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team clinched a victory 50 years after the historic 1966 race of the same name. This year offers yet another chance at a notable victory, since Ford also claimed a victory in 1967. Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt, both from the U.S., brought home the gold via a Ford GT40; this year, four sets of Ford drivers have the opportunity to do the same. Watch Ford's virtual return to the Le Mans track in the video below:
Piloting the #67 Ford GT is Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and newcomer Luis Felipe "Pipo" Derani. The #68 Ford GT will be driven by Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais, who will strive to win back-to-back Le Mans trophies after taking home the title last year. Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla will drive #66 in the FIA WEC, adding Billy Johnson for the Silverstone, Spa and Le Mans races. Rounding out the quartet in #69, Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook and Scott Dixon will be on the hunt to trump last year's third-place podium finish.
“When we came to Le Mans last year there was a lot of pressure on the team to deliver a win to commemorate the Ford GT40 1-2-3 finish in 1966,” Raj Nair, the executive vice president of Global Product Development and chief technical officer at Ford Motor Company, said. “It was fantastic to win but we will not rest on our laurels."
Stay up-to-date on Le Mans news by visiting our team at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
The final 30 minutes of the 55th annual Rolex 24 race proved to be intense and precarious, keeping those in the stands on the edges of their seats. But the nail-biting half hour proved to be gratifying in the end for Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Sébastien Bourdais, the three-man team that surged to the finish line in the wake of their 2016 GTE Pro wins at Le Mans. The trio took first place with their Ford GT in tow after a grueling race punctuated by overnight stints and environmental obstacles, such as wet driving conditions.
"The three of us together, you may not think a German dude, a French guy who has a bunch of Indy Car championships and a guy from California would work together the best, but we do really work well together,” Hand said after the win. The win marked the seventh Rolex 24 win for Chip Ganassi Racing, as well as Ford's 19th win at the race and the first within the GT ranks. It also has Ford Chip Ganassi Racing sitting pretty going into the remainder of the year, for both IMSA and FIA WEC competition.
Dave Pericak, the global director of Ford Performance, shared his excitement for the win in a released statement.
“It’s a proud day for everyone at Ford,” he said. “We came into this race with a lot to prove after last year and it was great to see all four of our GTs run so well. The competition was amazing, and the 66 car guys ran a perfect race. It's a great way to start 2017, and we couldn't be more proud of everyone who worked so hard to prepare for this race."
Find out more about the GT and Ford's races on tap at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington.
Clocking in at a high speed of 216 mph, the all-new Ford GT recently sealed in its status as the fastest Ford production vehicle ever to grace the track. Combining its impressive power with high-achieving aerodynamics and upgraded active dynamics, the GT's engine is able to produce the highest output of any EcoBoost® production engine.
Given its status as a paragon of speed and efficiency, the Blue Oval's new supercar was unsurprisingly crafted for racing. Preliminary testing at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada confirmed what Ford's designers strived to achieve: neither the McLaren 675LT, nor the Ferrari 458 Speciale was able to hold a candle to the GT, despite being prepped with fresh fluids, tires and other optimized components.
According to the final numbers, the GT crossed the finish line at 2:09.8, a full second earlier than the McLaren 675LT and more than three seconds faster than the Ferrari 458 Speciale.
“Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT – both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency,” Dave Pericak, the global director of Ford Performance, said. “We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race car that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT. We are extremely pleased with how it performs, both on the track and on the road.”
The GT's carbon-fiber architecture helped ensure that its dry weight - just over 3,000 pounds - was a happy medium between those of its competitors. Additionally, its active dynamics system optimizes the GT's downforce, balance and drag, regardless of speed. Learn more about the new GT and all of its offerings at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
The future of the Ford GT is certainly a lot clearer, in more ways than one, thanks to its dashboard's all-digital, high-resolution instrument display that was recently introduced. The innovative design ensures that vital information is quickly and effectively provided to GT drivers using sharp, high-contrast graphics, transmitted accordingly based on a quintet of special driving modes.
The GT's new digital instrument display measures at 10 inches wide, but its upgrades go beyond dimensions. Compared to the original Ford GT, which was equipped with a fixed set of analog buttons, knobs and gauges in its dashboard, the all-new display is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor. Its design is impressive, but its options for customization make it a cut above the standard. Drivers' ability to refine information, depending on their drive modes, help guarantee that the most pertinent data is readily available at all times and in the moment. Watch more in the video below:
“Driver focus and attention are key with such high performance,” Jamal Hameedi, the chief engineer of Ford Performance, said of the new technology. “We’ve designed the GT with a sleek digital instrument display that changes depending on driving mode in ways that are important and usable to the driver.”
To the anticipated delight of Ford drivers, the bells and whistles that come with this new display won't be restricted to the GT. Ford already plans to integrate the technology into other future Ford vehicles, so expect to see the full digital instrument display technology in other vehicles not too long from now. Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.