The Ford Mustang burst onto the scene back in 1964—the Blue Oval sold the first ever Mustang to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April of that year—immediately earned a reputation as America’s favorite sports car, and has now defended that reputation for a whole half-century. In honor of that achievement, as well as the car’s lasting popularity with Ford enthusiasts and muscle car fans in general, Ford has designed the 50 Year Limited Edition 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback.
Ford announced the creation of the exclusive Mustang at the New York International Auto Show, where they also have the new Mustang on display atop the Empire State Building. “When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don’t think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today” executive chairman Bill Ford said. “We are thrilled to be here in New York—where Mustang was first shown to the public at the 1964 World’s Fair—to re-create that historic event for today’s Mustang enthusiasts.”
So what, you may ask, makes this exclusive Mustang so special? First of all, the 50 Year Limited Edition is based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback, but it comes standard with basically every available Mustang option. In fact, you only have two choices to make when ordering your 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang: color and transmission. And when it comes to color, you only have two options: Wimbledon White (the same color as Capt. Tucker’s original Mustang) and Kona Blue. Both colors are exclusive to the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang.
This ultra-special Mustang will be available this fall. But in honor of the Mustang’s inaugural year, there will only be 1,964 units of this special beast made—so come see us at Cambridge Classic Ford to see about ordering your very own 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang today!
We all know the old phrase “everything is bigger in Texas,” and, if you ask anyone from Texas, they’ll tell you that “bigger” and “better” are synonyms when it comes to the contents of their beloved state. Ford accepted this logic fifteen years ago, aligning their brand with the King Ranch, the largest ranch in the whole Lone Star State. The ranch sprawls over 825,000 acres and requires several hundred vehicles to keep the whole place running smoothly.
Ford, inspired by the impressive and rugged success of the massive enterprise, created the special King Ranch models of their largest trucks and SUVs fifteen years ago, and they’ve been pleasing hard-core truck fans ever since then. Now, to celebrate fifteen years of partnering with the renowned establishment, Ford has refreshed the King Ranch models for a new generation of hard-working gentleman and ladies, and not just in Texas. You can come and check out the new King Ranch models right here at Cambridge Classic Ford.
Aileen Barazza, who works as a color and materials designer for Ford, hit the nail on the head when describing the lure of the King Ranch models to PickupTrucks.com: “King Ranch models evoke luxury that is earned…a reward for hard work, which is what has made the ranch so successful.” The brand builds on those rewards for the 2015 model, upgrading the interior leather, stitching the new King Ranch logo into the floormats and steering wheel, and even adding several new exterior color options to the palette.
However, it’s under the hood that the King Ranch really sees its major improvements, especially in the F-350 model. The F-350 comes with the 6.7L OHV V-8 PowerStroke turbo-diesel engine, which brings home class-leading numbers in both horsepower (440) and torque (860 lb-ft). And, even better, the engine, though massive, remains extremely quiet for a supersized truck. With all these updates and improvements, Ford’s King Ranch models remain the top dogs in the oversized luxury truck segment, and look poised to continue that domination for the next fifteen years too.
The Ford Motor Company simply could not wait to get their hands on the new full year of Polk data from 2013. It’s something they—along with us here at Cambridge Classic Ford—have been waiting for the way kids wait for Christmas morning. And just like Christmas morning, the wait was totally worth it: Ford analyzed the data from IHS Automotive and came to the conclusion that, once again, the Ford Focus is the best-selling car across the globe.
Sales of the Focus actually rose 8.1% over 2012 sales, and Ford moved a total of 1,097,618 units of the compact passenger car over the 2013 calendar year. “It is remarkable to see Focus again lead the industry as the No. 1-selling vehicle nameplate on the planet,” said Jim Farley, an executive vice president for Ford.
And just how do you celebrate your victory cementing you as king of the hill for another year, despite fiercer competition than ever before? If you’re the Blue Oval, you design a whole new Focus, ready to dominate the world’s new car markets for another generation. “With the new car, we’ve raise the bar again, showcasing Ford’s commitment to continuous improvement—adding better technology for drivers and a sleeker, more modern exterior across the entire Focus family,” added Farley.
The next-generation Focus will also feature a new engine, a 1.0L EcoBoost offering designed to raise the car’s already outstanding fuel efficiency to an entirely new level. Stay tuned to our blog for more information about the Focus, both the current and future generations, very soon!
There’s been quite a bit of exciting Mustang news recently, topped off—literally—with the announcement that the iconic sports car will travel 86 floors up an elevator to the observatory of the Empire State Building later in April. However, as cool as that is, you can’t really do much driving hundreds of feet in the air, and the Mustang has always been about real, bare-knuckled, muscled-up driving. Whipple Superchargers didn’t lose sight of that—and that’s why, before the Ford Mustang has even hit dealership showrooms—they’ve created a customized Mustang with 700 horsepower.
It’s a 2015 Mustang GT, specifically, that will get the specialized treatment. The GT already starts with a 5.0L V8 engine and gets turned up to the next level with a 2.9L twin-screw supercharger. The GT’s original engine comes with 420 horsepower, so that means the folks at Whipple are adding a whopping 280 horsepower to their customized Mustang. Even better, the new supercharger fits very easily into the engine’s setup, making it easy to install and crack the 700 club in your new Mustang.
So, while the 2015 Mustang prepares for the long flight up the Empire State elevators, ready to stare out at the whole city of NYC, we’ll be dreaming of getting behind the wheel of the supercharged Mustang here at Cambridge Classic Ford. Don’t wake us up—unless it’s to tell us that the new Mustang is rolling into our showroom, of course.