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.

2015 Ford Edge Sport Update Makes it the Most Powerful Yet

Ford has finally revealed the juicy under-the-hood details of the all-new 2015 Edge Sport, and boy it’s looking good.

Thanks to the newest 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine rated at 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, the 2015 Edge Sport is officially the most powerful Edge yet. This is in part thanks to the compacted graphite iron—the same material as Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke—that enables the EcoBoost to be remarkably stiff and compact, improving power and torque while reducing noise and harshness.2015 Ford Edge Sport

Ford didn’t just improve the engine, however. The suspension has also been upgraded with stiffer front and rear antiroll bars, enhanced dampers, and stiffer springs that offer significantly less body roll. Overall, this will make the car more controllable and precise around corners.

Check out the official press release for the rest of the details on the Ford Edge Sport update, and come test drive it at Cambridge Classic Ford to see for yourself just how well it handles!

Top Secret Ford GT Finally Revealed

In a world where new car photos are leaked all the time, Ford managed to keep the all-new 2016 Ford GT a complete secret for more than a year. For 14 months, the design and manufacturing of Ford’s 600 horsepower supercar remained under lock-and-key, in a super-secret, unassuming basement storage room.

Ford GT Front ViewOnly a small number of employees had access to the storage room, using actual old-school metal keys instead of the electronic ID cards usually used to get employees access to the building. In fact, losing this particular key just might get you fired. The employees were aware of the project only on a need-to-know basis, and were sworn to secrecy. Not even friends or family were allowed to know what their loved ones were working on all day (and often at night and on the weekends, too).

On occasion, the team would take the car outside for testing and to assess the project in the light of day. This only happened on weekends or days when no one else was around. The project – code name Phoenix – turned out to be a complete success, since not one photo was leaked until the 2016 Ford GT was officially revealed at last month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

According to autonews.com, keeping rivals like Acura (who revealed their NSX supercar just after the secret Ford GT was revealed) in the dark was certainly a benefit to its super-secret production, but the true reason behind all the secrecy was to speed up the decision-making process. Bureaucracy can bog the entire process down, and on a short timeline, it was beneficial to involve as few people as possible.Ford GT Back View

“Usually, we like to encourage, especially on important programs, wide input from around the world,” Moray Callum, Ford’s global design chief, said. “But on this one, we sort of realized both in terms of time and the element of keeping it quiet that we probably had to change the process here, so we picked a small group of designers.”

Here at Cambridge Classic Ford, we are drooling over the GT. What do you think? Was the GT worth keeping a secret? Tell us in the comments!

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.