New F-150 Raptor is Toughest Truck Yet

The new F-150 Raptor is ready for anything!

The new F-150 Raptor is ready for anything!

The realm of high-performance, off-roading pickup trucks is an interesting one. Only a small niche of enthusiasts goes adventuring off the beaten path in their trucks, but they’re a vocal group with a lot of passion for their hobby. Ford has upped the ante in the segment by introducing the new F-150 Raptor. This latest iteration of the Raptor is lauded as being the toughest, smartest, and most capable of its name, featuring tons of modifications made just to appeal to the off-roading market and optimize the Raptor’s potential.

Ford has been dropping new info on the F-150 Raptor every few months, revealing different parts and features of the tough truck to show off just how much effort went into designing it. With custom shock absorbers made just for the truck’s release, all-new BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, and the ability to switch between six different terrain modes, the Raptor was conceived and designed with the sort of love and passion you need in order to succeed in the world of performance trucks.

So will you be picking up the new F-150 Raptor? Whether you want to tear through sand dunes Baja-style, screech around winding mountain passes, or even crawl over rocky terrain, the Raptor has your back with its full range of capable features.

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.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is ready to take on any terrain.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Tackles the Desert

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is ready to take on any terrain.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is ready to take on any terrain.

If you want to tackle the toughest terrain in the world, you choose the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. This hardcore off-road beast is currently participating for the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series.

“The all-new Raptor has the DNA of a Baja race truck, with a purpose-built engine, chassis and suspension that enables it to travel fast over challenging desert landscapes or crawl over rocky terrain,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance, in a statement.

This race-ready truck is powered by a 3.5-liter high-output EcoBoost engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a torque-on-demand transfer case. According to Greg Foutz, Ford’s truck builder and primary race truck driver, the race-ready Raptor is “the most stock truck” he has ever raced.

Some of the modifications to the truck include race-optimized three-inch-diameter external-bypass front and rear Fox Racing Shox, race-optimized front and rear springs for additional ground clearance, custom-fabricated roll cage, and MasterCraft seats with five-point harness safety belts.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy this version, but a still incredibly capable production version will be ready late this year. Learn more at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH.

New 2015 Ford F-150 Ads Keep it Tough

Ford is launching a new, rough-and-tumble ad campaign for their upcoming 2015 Ford F-150, the latest in Ford’s F-150 series, which in 2014 became the best-selling truck in 38 years. With such a huge fan-base, the auto company is ready to let the world know that the 2015 F-150 is ready.

The new F-150 is made out of trendy, lighter-weight aluminum, making the vehicle easier to power while maintaining its strength. However, the usual “Built Ford Tough” ad campaign will likely not make use of this fact, that could potentially be confusing to passerby.2015 Ford F-150 Ads

Nevertheless, Ford wants audiences to know that the 2015 is their toughest truck yet, and football fans will be reminded again and again during commercial breaks this season.

The 2015 F-150 is slowly appearing in some lucky dealerships (like ours) and should be present anywhere that new Ford models are sold in the next few months. Until then – enjoy the 2015 Ford F-150 ads and come visit us at Cambridge Classic Ford to see what we have in stock.

Ford Unveils Seamless Sliding Rear Window for 2015 F-150

The all-new 2015 F-150 will see an array of impressive new features and technology. We’ve already heard about the light-weight aluminum body, and now Ford has revealed its high-tech seamless sliding rear window. The all-new rear window is the result of a design competition among Ford’s suppliers in which Magna International nailed it designing a single piece of glass with a power slider.

From the beginning of the 2015 F-150’s design, Ford was asking and listening to what customers wanted. “They said they wanted visibility, that it seals well when it is closed, but still able to open the center window and use the defog when it is open,” said Noah Mass, Ford manager of body exterior mechanisms.

The new one-piece sealing technology not only looks good, but it also reduces cabin noise and keeps out dirt and water. In addition, the rear glass features a unique heating grid that defrosts the glass, even if the rear window is open.

The window is 4.5 percent lighter than the previous window, and because it is a single piece of glass with a sealant instead of a three-piece window, it’s much easier to install and requires about half of the parts to assemble. While it will debut on the F-150, Ford is discussing where else the window can be used – already planning to incorporate it in its Transit full-size commercial wagon.

According to USAToday.com, the seamless sliding window will be standard on higher trim levels of the F-150, and will be about a $350 option on the XL and XLT packages.

You’ll be able to find the all-new Ford F-150 at Cambridge Classic Fordlater this year!

The Great Towing War: Ford and Ram Claim Best-In-Class Towing

In the world of heavy-duty pickup trucks, towing capability is a game-changer. Ford and Ram have engaged in a towing war for some time now; but whose trucks are bigger, badder, and can tow more? The automakers can have at it, but let’s break it down here.

In commercials this fall, Ford will claim that its biggest pickup, the F-450, has a best-in-class towing capacity of 31,200 pounds, which is 6,500 pounds more than that of the current F-450. That claim one-ups competitor Ram, who, in January 2013, announced a 30,000-pound towing rating for its 3500 heavy-duty, up from 22,750 pounds.

The same day that Ford announced its new Super Duty trucks, Ram issued a press release claiming that it will be the first auto manufacturer whose entire truck lineup will follow industry standard towing capacity ratings developed by SAE. They also stick by their claim that their 3500 heavy-duty maintains its best-in-class rating because they claim that the F-450 and the Ram 3500 are in different classes and cannot be compared.

Ford says they are in the same class.

According to Autonews.com, “Trucks are classified by gross vehicle weight rating, the maximum loaded weight of the truck including the percentage of a trailer’s weight that sits on the truck’s axle. Class 3 pickups include trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds. Ford says its truck fits in that class even though it has a Class 4 name.”

“The Ram 3500 high output, their most capable tow vehicle, and the Ford F-450 both have identical gross vehicle weight ratings,” said Ford spokesman Mike Levine.

What do you think, can the Ford F-450 be directly compared to the Ram 3500?

Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to check out our lineup of heavy-duty F-450s!

2014 Ford F-150 Named Most American Vehicle

Cars.com has published their annual list of the most American cars on the road, and we can’t say we’re surprised that the 2014 Ford F-150 tops the list this year. The list is made up of both domestic brands and imports (gasp), and is determined based on how many parts in the car are made in the U.S., where the vehicle is assembled, and how many vehicles are sold here in the U.S.

A domestic brand topping the list really shouldn’t be a surprise, however, from 2009 to 2012, the Toyota Camry took the top spot. This year, we are thrilled to be taking the honor as the F-150 is truly American car, through and through. According to Cars.com, the ten vehicles on this list are the only vehicles eligible to be on the list. That means that every car you can buy right now, with the exception of these ten vehicles, are made of less than 75 percent American-made parts.

2014 Ford F-150 Specifications

The F-150 has been America’s best-selling car for decades, with a variety of trims and packages available, so each buyer can create a pickup that’s uniquely theirs. Providing excellent off-road capability, hauling and towing ability, and modern technology, the F-150 offers everything you need.

The F-150 is produced in Ford’s hometown of Dearborn, Michigan and also in Claycomo, Missouri. It just doesn’t get much more American than that.

Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to test drive a 2014 F-150!

Ford’s Stock Set to Soar When 2015 F-150 Starts Production

2015F-150The Ford Motor Company, as you might know by now, has a lot riding on the 2015 F-150. The new generation of America’s favorite pickup is set to revolutionize the truck market with an aluminum-infused frame, a bold and original choice by the Blue Oval. The aluminum frame takes about 700 pounds of weight off the new F-Series but also actually making the truck stronger for a new generation.

Ford hopes that the F-Series’ stellar reputation and sales record—37 consecutive years as America’s best-selling truck—will translate to great sales for the new, aluminum edition as loyal customers reward Ford’s brand equity. Those projected sales will help offset the mammoth and expensive task of preparing Ford factories to produce the new aluminum F-Series, which will finally hit dealerships like Cambridge Classic Ford somewhere near the end of the calendar year.

The new F-Series promises to boost Ford’s stock as well, which has been wavering between $14 and $17 recently, partly due to harsh winter weather. That will all change before 2015 arrives, though, with the introduction of the new F-150 to the new vehicle market. “If they can pull it off, I think it could sure be good for Ford, and that stock will take off and go,” Gary Bradshaw of Hodges Capital in Dallas, said. “I guess if you get 30 miles per gallon, we’ll all be driving one.” We certainly will! Check back often with us for more news on the F-150 and all other things Ford.

New Additions to F-Series Family Not Slowing Sales Down

When the new Ford F-150 made its debut earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show, critics and fans alike wondered how it would affect Ford’s future truck sales. While Ford admitted that they’ll have to shut down some plants for a number of weeks to prepare them to produce the new F-150, which will likely bring sales down for those months, nothing like that is happening yet. In fact, Ford F-Series led the company to a great overall February; the F-Series trucks posted their best sales numbers in eight years.

“Sales surged in the final week, providing us momentum after a slow start to the month,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Ford Fusion continued its strong retail sales performance in the West, outpacing the mid-size sedan segment. F-Series and Lincoln also continued to perform well.”

The F-Series sales underscore just how dominant Ford’s trucks are on the current market. Even as competitors desperately release new and improved trucks, they’re still chasing the Ford F-150. And if the early reviews are any indication, those lesser trucks will be looking up at the Ford F-Series for a long time to come. Come to Cambridge Classic Ford for more information about the F-Series today.

Ford Searching for Volunteers to Test New F-150’s Toughness

Ford recently debuted their new, revolutionary F-150 truck—a new generation of the truck that’s been America’s best-selling truck for 37 years. The automaker has laid it all on the line for the new edition, though, lightweighting the vehicle and relying heavily on high-strength aluminum in the truck’s frame. When making such drastic and innovative changes to an old favorite, however, it’s important to be sure your customers are on board though.

Thankfully, Ford is completely aware of this—they’ve set up a unique way to let you, the fans of their popular, world-class truck, help test out the new F-150. You even get to make up your own test—simply go to BuiltToughTest.com to enter the “You Test” campaign and tell Ford exactly how you’ll test out the “metal” of the revamped F-150.

“We prove every day our trucks are Built Ford Tough – now we’re asking truck customers to help us prove it too,” said Eric Peterson, the marketing manager for the Ford F-150. “We’re looking for people who know how to punish a truck. Built Ford Tough isn’t just a tagline; it’s the philosophy that drives us every day to make the best trucks out there, and it’s what has made F-Series the No. 1 truck for nearly 40 years.”

So, think you have something set up that will really put the F-150 through a trial? Get over to BuiltToughTest.com and enter the “You Test” campaign now. However, if you’re still working on the perfect test, no worries—you have till May 31 to enter. Meanwhile, come by Cambridge Classic Ford to check out the current F-150—or any of the other great vehicles in our inventory—today.