Shelby GT350R-C Race Car Picks Up Third Consecutive Win

Win again for the Shelby GT350R-C

Win again for the Shelby GT350R-C

Ford has roots in American motorsports, and with vehicles like the Mustang under its brand, it’s no wonder the company’s reputation has pervaded across modern race tracks to this day. Ford’s Shelby GT350R-C race car recently picked up its third win in a row this past August, thanks to co-drivers Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell. The win was expected; though it’s the Shelby’s third win, this marks the fourth time the co-driver team has taken the winner’s title together.

Initially, it looked as if the Shelby GT350R-C had fallen behind and would have to settle for second place. However, tides turned during a heart-stopping final lap in which the leader ran out of fuel and Johnson, hot on his trail, pulled ahead for the win.

Johnson went on to praise his vehicle after the race, stating, “The Ford Shelby GT350R-C is just a fantastic car. I love driving it. Both Scott and I worked on the development on the street and race car and we’re both very privileged to be racing it.”

One of the Shelby GT350R-C race car’s key points was its long-lasting fuel tank. Johnson confessed he became nervous as other contenders began to run out of fuel on the track and had to stop, but the Shelby persevered and earned him his first career win on Road America.

Soon there will be a Ford Mustang building kit!

Ford Mustang Building Kit Transform Iconic Car

Soon there will be a Ford Mustang building kit!

Soon there will be a Ford Mustang building kit!

The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars in the entire automotive industry. Since its creation, the Mustang has come to symbolize the speed and power offered by performance vehicles. In fact, the Ford Mustang is so symbolic that it is getting some special treatment from an unexpected source: the toy industry!

The Ford Mustang has been transformed into a Lego set and a Monopoly piece.

Lego, which has created a number of automotive-themed building kits in the past, has recently partnered up with Ford to deliver a 185-piece Ford Mustang building kit. Lego is also set to release a Ford F-150 model.

Meanwhile, the Mustang has also been chosen as one of the game pieces for the latest edition of Monopoly Empire.  The car has long been considered one of the best Monopoly pieces.  Now it’s even better as a Ford Mustang!

Whether you want the Mustang toys or the real deal, you can’t go wrong when you choose the signature Ford Mustang! Test drive one for yourself at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH.

2015 Ford Mustang Apollo Edition

Ford Mustang Apollo Edition pic

The Ford Mustang Apollo Edition is a great tribute to the Apollo Space Program and looks similar to this stock ‘stang.

Last week, July 23, 2015, Ford donated the 2015 Ford Mustang Apollo Edition to the charity auction AirVenture, hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association.

The one of a kind Apollo Edition is upgraded with a supercharger and shifter that brings the horsepower up to 627, over 100 hp higher than the stock version, among several other performance enhancements to make it a track-ready powerhouse. The exterior features a classy black and white paint job with patriotic stars and stripes and orange LED headlights meant to mimic the look of a rocket ship.

Created to honor the Apollo space program and “represent the astonishing innovations in technology and national achievement that was landing the first human on the moon,” the proceeds from the futuristic Apollo Edition Mustang will be donated to youth aviation programs like the Young Eagles. This is the eighth special edition car Ford has donated to charity auctions like AirVenture.

Mustang is the Best-Selling American Muscle Car

best-selling American muscle car

best-selling American muscle car

Performance enthusiasts often wonder which American muscle car is “the best,” a subject about which everyone seems to have a different opinion. No matter what camp you fall in, the numbers don’t lie: in June 2015, the Ford Mustang was by far and away the best-selling American muscle car categorized as a muscle car.

In fact, compared to its biggest rival, the Chevy Camaro, Mustang has historically been the stronger nameplate. It wasn’t until after the blockbuster Transformers film that Camaro returned en force with the fifth generation, but Mustang quickly caught up, going just about even with it in terms of sales in 2012 and 2013. By 2014, it had once again overtaken Camaro, and so far this year it has been absolutely crushing the competition.

In June, Mustang sold 11,719 units to Camaro’s 8,611 (and Challenger’s 6,845), beating its longtime rival despite the latter’s 11.5 percent sales improvement. That’s because the Mustang’s new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine—a favorite at Cambridge Classic Ford—helped sales leap by a whopping 53.6 percent! So far this year, the Mustang is up by nearly 28,000 models sold compared to Camaro.

So which car is the best? The numbers tell it all! Let’s face it: deep down, you already knew, didn’t you? Go to Cambridge Classic Ford to see our inventory.

Mustang Wins 6th Consecutive Vincentric Best Value in America Award

The Ford Mustang has done it again: for the sixth consecutive year, it has earned the Vincentric Best Value in America Award for Sports Cars, showing that no, it really doesn’t intend to ever step down from the top.

2105 Ford Mustang - Vincentric Best Value in America

2105 Ford Mustang

The Best Value in America Awards, as you may have gathered from the name, are annual awards handed out by the Vincentric research firm, which specializes in ownership cost analysis. The company ranks vehicles in their respective segments based on several key costs of ownership, including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.

Vincentric’s data found that the Mustang’s total cost of ownership over a five year period was 4% below the expected amount, thanks to the lowest maintenance and fuel costs in its class. That’s about $4,000 cheaper than its closest competitor—but you don’t even have to wait that long to save money, as the Mustang is already one of the most affordable sports cars on the market right now! Come check it out at Cambridge Classic Ford!

2015 Mustang Safety Features: Award-Winning Safety for High-Octane Driving

Not only is the new Mustang a high-performance muscle car, but it also features an incredible new safety system. The 2015 Mustang safety features recently earned it a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This just goes to show that the new model truly has everything you could ever need.

2015 Mustang Safety FeaturesThe NHTSA was most impressed with the improved safety on the latest model. According to Ford, the new Mustang has twice as many airbags as before, twice as many peripheral crash sensors, and an innovative new seatbelt-tensioning system.

“The new Mustang was built from the ground up,” said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer.  “It is more refined, more powerful and it has everything people have come to love about Mustang for the past 50 years.”

Aside from the array of standard safety features, the new Mustang also comes with driver assist technology. This includes adaptive cruise control, BLIS® Cross-Traffic Alert, and SYNC 911. With all of these features, you’ll be safer than ever in one of the world’s most popular muscle cars.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Laps Camaro

Nurburgring, ‘the Ring’, is a track in Germany that sees muscle cars going head to head in lap times every year. This year was no different and EVO reported that Ford is raising the bar.

Shortly after its debut in Detroit, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R lapped the Ring faster than the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. The difference? Five seconds. It may not sound like much but on the track a split second is the difference between winning and losing.

With a time of 7 minutes 32.19 seconds, the Shelby beats out the Camaro Z28’s 7 minute 37.47 second lap. The Shelby GT350R’s time is comparable to the Ferrari 458 Italia’s.

With this new Mustang starting off the next generation right, Ford has picked up the pace and taken it directly to its competitors. With a 5.2L V8 engine putting out over 500 horses, weight saving modifications, and magnetic ride suspension, the standard has been set.

Is it any wonder the world would rather choose a Ford over a Chevy? Chevrolet’s response later this year with the release of the next generation Camaro still won’t be able to beat this Mustang.

Sales Numbers Show Best November for Ford in Years

For the month of November, the Ford Motor Company’s sales totaled 187,000 vehicles. Several of the brand’s models posted monthly sales numbers we haven’t seen in a long time.

The Ford Mustang, redesigned for 2015 and its golden anniversary year, sold 8,728 vehicles. That’s the best November sales the model has experienced since 2006.

“Our all-new Mustang is moving quickly off dealer lots,” said John Felice, Ford’s vice president of US Marketing, Sales, and Service. “Mustang has had its best November sales in eight years and is turning in just eight days on dealer lots, on average.”

Adding to the Mustang’s success, more than 25,500 units of the Ford Escape were sold, setting a new record for the SUV’s best ever November sales. In addition, sales of the Explorer were recorded at 14,949, marking the model’s greatest results in 10 years.

We at Cambridge Classic Ford are excited to continue this trend of record-setting sales as we come to the year’s end and begin to look toward 2015. If you missed out on contributing to the best November for Ford, help give the brand its best December sales by finding your perfect model.

New Ford Mustangs on Display at SEMA

As usual, this year’s SEMA show, going on now, is a hotbed of performance car activity. Of course, the Ford Motor Company is right in the thick of that action, with a bevy of new Ford Mustangs on display right now at the show. Ford brought more than the usual amount of Mustangs, in fact; they’re using SEMA as just another way to celebrate 50 years of Mustang.

We’re not sure which one of the many Mustangs currently in Las Vegas is the coolest, but we know which one is the boss: the King Cobra Edition, with its muscular design and daunting red and black coloring. The King Cobra gets over 600 horsepower, so it’s no surprise it’s the big daddy at SEMA right now.

It’s definitely not the only Mustang worth checking out, though—and you don’t even have to go to SEMA to see them all. Just come visit us here at Cambridge Classic Ford to see the Corvettes currently in inventory and learn more about the 2015 Mustang as well. We’ll tell you all about the new options and features, like the 2.3L EcoBoost engine that makes the Mustang more powerful and efficient than ever before.

Ford Prepares Multiple Mustang SEMA Cars

Ford is going all out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Mustang pony car and the SEMA show will be no exception. The American carmaker recently announced that it would be bringing multiple Mustang SEMA cars to Las Vegas this year, showcasing the pony car’s many features. Over a dozen of these Mustangs are expected to arrive at SEMA in November, coming from aftermarket tuners like Galpin Auto Sports, Steeda, Roush, and more

While each aftermarket vehicle will offer its own unique take on the ‘Stang’s big 5-0 anniversary, Galpin will start things off with a bang—or should we say with gold? The Galpin Mustang model will be covered in the precious metal, using black paint with gold flecks in it and gold wheels, side sills, brake calipers, and badges. Below all this shiny paint, the Galpin model will also pack a whopping powerhouse engine with a 5.0-liter V8 partnered with a Whipple supercharged that churns out 725 horsepower.

For more information on the multiple Mustang SEMA cars, make sure you check back to Cambridge Classic Ford!