Sports car enthusiasts have been around for decades. Certainly most drivers harbor some kind of desire to get behind the wheel of a powerful vehicle designed for speedy thrills, nimble handling, and athletic good looks. Some of the most respected and recognizable sports cars come from Ford’s lineup; just think about how iconic the Mustang is. The fact of the matter is that more Ford performance cars are selling better than ever, with more and more people turning to Ford to quench their need for high-speed, adrenaline-pumping fun.
Whether it’s the Mustang or the Focus RS, Focus ST, or Fiesta ST, Ford is seeing record numbers of younger and more affluent car buyers turning to the brand for their muscle car fix. In fact, the volume of performance cars being sold in Ford’s lineup has nearly doubled in the past three years, with 2016’s numbers totaling 200,000 units globally in 2016 alone. The Ford Mustang was also the best-selling sports coupe of 2015 around the world.
The numbers won’t stop growing there. Ford performance cars are expanding, including the release of the first 500 Ford GT cars and the new F-150 Raptor. Over 6,500 people have applied for ownership of the GT nameplates, meaning these vehicles are already facing high demand, even in limited release.
Ford recently won three historic titles at the SEMA Show – Hottest Car, Hottest Sport-Compact, and Hottest Truck – making the automaker the first ever to earn all three honors in a single year.
Specifically, the Hottest Car title went to the Ford Mustang, which had a huge presence at SEMA with eight different custom Mustangs on display, including our favorite: the 900-horsepower Bisimoto Ford Mustang.
Bisimoto Engineering constructed this monstrous Mustang with 14 unique parts for the chassis and EcoBoost engine, earning the nickname of “BisiBoost” Mustang. Aesthetically, this striking vehicle is black from almost head to toe, with dark red accents.
Of course, the Bisimoto Mustang was just one of Ford’s stunning Mustang models, which combined could produce up to 4,000 horsepower. No wonder the Mustang was named Hottest Car at the show!
You can check out the Bisimoto Ford Mustang here on YouTube, as well as the other “Hottest Car” Mustang models from SEMA. And to check out a commercial Mustang, visit us at Packey Webb Ford.
Ford had an enormous presence at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, showcasing some of its best current models and special editions of a few of its most loved products.
Among the Ford vehicles on display, three won titles: the Ford Mustang, Ford Focus, and Ford F-Series, which respectively were named Hottest Car, Hottest Sport-Compact and Hottest Truck of the year.
This is the first time in the history of the SEMA Show that one manufacturer has taken home those three titles, making this a landmark win for Ford. It was also a big win for the Ford Focus, which has never won a SEMA title before, though the F-Series and Mustang models have won their share over time.
The very fact that three vehicles of different shapes and forms – the flashy Mustang, the powerful F-Series, and the fuel-efficient Focus – each won an award for Ford just goes to show how diverse and popular the current Ford lineup truly is.
If you’d like to know more about these Ford SEMA awards or check out the cars won them, visit us anytime at Packey Webb Ford.
More and more details have slowly been leaking about Ford’s upcoming Shelby Mustang GT350R, as the model is teased on showroom floors all over the globe. Recently, Ford announced another first for the new GT350R: It will have carbon fiber wheels.
This makes the GT350R the first mass-produced car model of all time to rock carbon fiber wheels, an impressive move on the part of Ford that is sure to be emulated by other automakers in the future.
By switching to these carbon fiber wheels, the GT350R will halve its wheel-weight, meaning the car will be able to run even faster and will likely receive a better fuel efficiency rating.
Overall, the upcoming GT350R is the most “track-ready” model yet, with incredible power designed for the tightest turns and wildest conditions. Ford just seems to keep raising the stakes.
What do you think of the GT350R carbon fiber wheels? Looking forward to the new Shelby Mustang? Let us know in the comments.
Almost 50 years ago, Ford unveiled the first ever Shelby GT350 Mustang, and it soon became an icon to car enthusiasts everywhere. Now, the automaker is reintroducing the vehicle to its lineup for 2015, and plans to hold a 2015 Shelby GT350 auction to benefit JDRF, an organization dedicated to researching a cure for type 1 diabetes.
The first production 2015 Shelby GT350 will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 17th–10 years to the day since the release of the original. The winner of the auction will be able to pick whichever color and packages he or she would like for the new car, and will be the lucky owner of a piece of automotive history.
Steve Ling, North American car marketing manager for Ford, commented, “The all-new Shelby GT350 is a thrilling, world-class car. From the all-new independent suspension–a first for a Shelby, to the powerful engine and superb brakes, this car is simply amazing. Just as the Shelby GT350 did in 1965, we expect this new-generation pony car to demonstrate Ford Motor Company continues to lead the world in innovation and performance.”
If you fancy your chances at winning this auction (and have a few spare million dollars lying around), head to Scottsdale for the auction in January. Just make sure to stop by Packey Webb Ford with your new muscle car so we can drool over it in person!
Here at Packey Webb Ford, we love the Ford Mustang, of course. The classic pony car has long been one of America’s favorite sports cars, and it has generated some amazing special models over its fifty year production run as well. One of those models was the GT350 Shelby Mustang, which ratcheted up the Mustang to extreme racecar levels of performance.
The GT350 first came out as a 1965 model, and fifty years later, this version is just as impressive as the original. This one runs on a 5.2-liter V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft, a special engine configuration usually reserved for only the best European racecars. As a result, it’s one of the most powerful Ford engines ever, with over 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, it’s got an awesome body as well- and we don’t just mean that it’s sexy-looking, either. Don’t get us wrong, it is very sexy, but it’s also got a very tight, strong body that keeps the driver in complete control of the vehicle’s handling and overall driving experience. Check out the new Shelby online and come see us here at Packey Webb Ford to learn more about all the Ford Mustang models as well.