The rumor mill is churning in Seattle - with critics pressing their noses to the grindstone, trying to decipher the truth. Whispers have flooded the automotive air-waves, promising the return of the Mustang Shelby GT500; and many wonder whether this pony-car will soon roar its way into Washington.
We’re excited to answer this question with a yes. Get ready, Seattle. Ford is bringing back the Mustang GT500!
According to Fox News, Ford is revving up for the ultimate Shelby revival. Recent photos reveal a camouflaged pony blitzing down the streets of Michigan - and many believe that this will be the next-generation GT500. A peek beneath the hood promises extraordinary power, with a 5.2L V8 (complete with a supercharger and ceramic brake system) spied by sharp-eyed photographers. The inclusion of adaptive dampers suggests sport-ready capability, while a Drag Mode setting should provide premium line-lock performance.
The 2019 Mustang GT500 will offer more than track-worthy handling, however. Fox News reports that the platform should achieve a top-speed ratio of 200 MPH - allowing drivers to feel a best-in-class rush with every push of the pedal.
Are you ready?
To learn more about the 2019 GT500 - including further specs and estimated production dates - contact us today.
Performance has just received an upgrade - with Ford unveiling its 2018 F-450 to Seattle. This Super Duty model yields extraordinary power, promising up to 21,000 pounds of conventional hitch towing and 7,360 pounds of payload capabilities. This marks it as a segment leader.
How does it achieve such staggering numbers? Ford explains that it’s tweaked the F-450’s engine - ensuring maximum output with every mile.
According to Fleet Equipment Mag, the 2018 F-450 reigns supreme in Seattle. Bolstered by a 6.7L PowerStroke diesel, this platform dominates the full-ton market - delivering 410 HP and 935 lb.-ft of torque. Ford maintains this performance ratio by enhancing the engine. The cylinder heads have been enlarged to improve capacity, while turbo-boost calibrations provide direct-injection capability. Fuel distribution has also been improved, with a reverse-flow configuration modulating intake levels. Through this, the Super Duty maintains precise responses on the highway.
To further push the PowerStroke to new heights, Ford has also utilized a lightweight graphite block casing. This proves more efficient than traditional cast iron and conducts power with greater accuracy - allowing the 6.7L motor to rumble through every terrain with ease.
With the release of the 2018 F-450, Ford enables drivers to experience unprecedented performance. To learn more about this pick-up contact our team today.
It’s the most desperate of battles. Across Seattle three speedsters fly - their engines roaring, their transmissions rattling. Each revs toward the top of the sales chart, trying to secure an end-of-the-year victory. Only one, after all, can claim the first place position.
According to USA Today, Ford has (yet again) delivered best-in-class performance on the charts. Despite competition from its main rivals - the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat - the Big Blue Oval has managed to sell an astounding 74,152 Mustangs for 2017. This number places it well above the rest of the sports market and, as critics note, it doesn’t include even December’s total units. The chance to break 80,000 is quite strong.
This would prove a boon for Ford - showcasing the enduring power of its Mustang. Despite having decades beneath the hood, this pony-car has remained relevant through its staggering V8 engine and high-speed potential (it roars from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds). It’s no wonder that its rivals fall short, with Chevrolet managing only 64,138 units and Dodge yielding 60,029.
The Mustang is revving toward a record-year in Seattle - and we anticipate that this trend will continue in 2018.
A picturesque world waits beyond the windows of the 2018 Fusion - but parents know that little minds can’t be entertained by rolling hills or tree-dotted horizon lines. Instead children crave pixelated stimulations, wanting to explore virtual miles instead of the ones that wait beneath the tires.
It comes as a great relief, therefore, to slip inside the new Fusion and find a wealth of infotainment.
According to the NY Daily News, the 2018 Fusion proves perfect for families craving connectivity. Seamlessly integrate smartphone content (including social streams and engine bookmarks) via the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies. Optional wi-fi hotspots allow users to remain in-sync while traveling; while Siri Eyes Free software provides voice-activated interfacing. Seek out custom playlists with help from SiriusXM satellite radio, and feel the cabin shake from the power of the 10-speaker audio system.
At the center of the Fusion’s digital capabilities is the SYNC 3 console. This MyFord successor delivers premium entertainment - with its 4.2-inch LCD display screen featuring HD visuals and simple swipe-to-control commands. Use the advanced software to: locate well-reviewed restaurants, stream favorite stations, and interact with social media accounts.
The 2018 Fusion provides parents with much-needed digital support. To learn more about this and other Ford sedans contact our team today.
Size does matter in Seattle - with unwieldy frames demanding an excess of fuel. Their bulky weights strain engines and patience alike, forcing consumers to constantly seek out station pumps. The bigger is better philosophy proves less than budget-friendly.
This is why Ford wishes to deliver a more efficient highway experience - by shedding crucial pounds from its 2017 Super Duty.
As US News reports, the 2017 Super Duty offers a trim new look for winter. Boasting slim aluminum panels, this truck has reduced its overall weight by 350 pounds. While this number seems (at first glance) to be less than impressive, Ford reminds drivers that the loss ensures maximum performance. No longer is the V8 engine burdened by bulky steel components and cast-iron coverings. Instead the entire chassis has been streamlined, providing more effective power distribution.
By reducing its heft - and simultaneously extending its wheelbase to 164.2-inches - the 2017 Super Duty proves ready for every challenge. Its new svelte profile promises increased performance, allowing the engine to achieve up to 400 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque (a feat that was once impossible when the truck offered a traditional steel construction).
Less truly is more!
For further information about the 2017 Super Duty contact our team today.
The power proves intoxicating. Down a highway you fly - a soft-top rolled back to reveal the night, the steady hum of an engine as your only companion. You press the pedal and feel the satisfying thrum of the throttle. There’s no mile you can’t conquer, no speed you can’t reach.
Ford appreciates your enthusiasm. It also knows, however, that true power is paired with safety - which is why it’s fused the 2018 Mustang with class-leading technologies.
According to The News Wheel, the 2018 Mustang isn’t merely a high-performance platform. Instead it promises a safe experience for every driver. Adaptive cruise control regulates speed, ensuring that those late night adventures don’t ignore the rules of the road; forward collision warnings pair with pedestrian detection capabilities, alerting riders to the approach of possible dangers; and a lane-keeping system maintains precise alignments. A rearview camera further enhances security, delivering both high-definition feeds and gridline support.
To improve the driving experience, the new Mustang also features tire monitoring technology. This system measures individual pressure levels, immediately detecting dangerous deflations. This promotes superior tread traction on Washington's slippery byways.
Want to learn more? Visit our dealership today to test out the Mustang’s safety features.
Award season has begun. Across North America critics are delivering accolades to automotive makers, offering trophies and praise in equal measure. They celebrate the year’s best platforms, showcasing the specs that impressed. It’s a time of good cheer and better performance.
The Sound Ford team is hardly surprised, therefore, to see the 2018 Expedition receiving recognition. Kelley Blue Book has just named this SUV one of the best options for families!
Industry leader, Kelley Blue Book, has just revealed its list of the Best Family Cars for 2017... and the new Expedition ranks at the top. This platform adapts to consumer needs with ease, with its tri-row configuration delivering a passenger volume up to 104.6 cu.-ft. Split-folding bench seats accommodate riders and cargo alike, while the extended wheelbase (122.-5-inches) yields ample interior space:
First Row Leg Room: 43.9-inches.
Second Row Leg Room: 41.5-inches.
Third Row Leg Room: 36.1-inches.
No longer endure a cramped cabin. Instead indulge in class-leading comfort… and unexpected economy. Despite it massive frame, the 2018 Expedition impresses at the pump. Kelley Blue Book notes an efficient performance rating of 17 MPGs in the city and 24 MPGs on the highway - sparing parents the frustration (and cost) of frequent station visits. Enjoy the ride and avoid the pump.
This SUV proves perfect for Seattle families. To learn more about its award-winning capability contact us today.
There’s a V8 secret on the track. Ever since Ford revealed renderings of its 2019 Mustang GT, the automotive world has been clamoring for specs. Critics have scoured search engines and social feeds alike - trying to analyze every detail, wanting to piece together a viable engine assessment. Their efforts have proven less than successful, however. This pony-car has been too well shrouded.
That is about to change.
According to Fox News, specs for the 2019 Mustang GT have been revealed. A recent spy-photo managed to capture what waits beneath the hood - and we’re mightily impressed.
Prepare for V8 power! Fox News explains that the GT will boast a 5.2L engine - complete with natural-aspiration technology and supercharged supplements. A cross-plank design will maximize every rev, while the rumored seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will bolster responses (expect fluid gear-to-gear handling, with this pony primed for both the track and the highway). All of this should combine for a performance ratio of more than 800 HP!
We’re quick to remind our customers that Ford has not yet confirmed this number - but we have high hopes that it will prove true.
What do you think of this Mustang engine? Does it exceed your expectations? If so, share your comments with our team today!
It’s a search-fueled era - with consumers rapidly typing their queries into smartphone interfaces and engine boxes, trying to glean information both essential and irreverent. Patience is no longer a virtue. Instead immediacy defines every day and the need to know more now dominates.
The automotive world isn’t exempt from this quest for social data. Drivers flock to their screens, craving the latest production dates and spec releases - and Google saves every keystroke to determine which brands reign supreme.
According to Car Buzz, Ford is the year’s most researched brand. Consumers were intrigued by its 2018 fleet - with the F-150, Raptor, and Mustang leading the Google pack. Each of these platforms was sought extensively online, with an emphasis on spec comparisons and virtual walkthroughs.
Most intriguing, however, are the demographic trends that Google discovered. Car Buzz notes that - while Washington audiences proved enamored by the Big Blue Oval’s latest designs - it was Michigan and South Dakota residents who contributed the largest search percentage. This sudden burst of mid-west popularity is attributed to the rise of Ford factories in the area.
Google serves as the gateway to the virtual world - and now Ford ranks among its most popular keywords.
What do you think of this news? Were you among the millions who searched for Ford’s 2018 line-up? If so, let us know!
There’s a glint of chrome on the horizon - revving ever-closer, shaking the streets with its promise of power. It casts a monstrous shadow, with its sharp teeth gleaming in the sun; and, throughout Seattle, drivers stand with tip-toed anticipation, trying to catch a peek of this strange (wonderful) beast. What is it? Where does it come from?
Allow the Sound Ford team to provide some much-needed clarity on this pony-car mystery.
According to The Drive, Ford is gearing up for a grand reveal - with a 2018 Mustang Bullitt planned! While no official confirmation has been given, critics are quick to reference a recent Chicago promotion that featured an unnamed fastback. This car (which greatly resembles the original ‘68 GT, delivering both a spoiler delete profile and dark-cast aluminum wheels) shares no badging with the current pony line-up and many have speculated that it will be a limited-edition variant for the new year.
To further bolster this theory, The Drive notes that 2018 will be serve as the 50th anniversary of the original Bullitt - and Ford has a history of celebrating special occasions. The release of a hunter-green pony would, therefore, continue the tradition of memorializing Mustang milestones.
What do you think? Will a new Bullitt arrive in Seattle? Share your opinions with us today... and don't forget to stop by and check out our current Mustang inventory.