Across Nevada’s borderline comes a convoy - a chrome-clad collection of hatchbacks, rally-runners, and aftermarket sedans. They each promise exceptional power, proudly flashing their Big Blue Oval badges with every mile; and their rear spoilers gleam in the October sun.
From October 31st to November 3rd the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show will deliver the best in power and speed - introducing drivers to the latest generation of mechanical mastery. Among this year’s most anticipated vehicles is the 2018 Focus RS Street Performance, a Ford hot-hatch that should decimate records and the competition alike.
As CNET explains, this platform will leave SEMA audiences stunned. Boasting a 2.3L four-cylinder engine, the Street Performance should yield up to 350 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque. The carbon fiber body (which delivers sleek side panels and wing-style fenders) is light and lean, with up to 500 pounds removed from the chassis; while a BC Racing coilover suspension pairs with Baer brakes for superior traction. Though no transmission specs have been released, the use of a shift knob suggests a sport-tuned manual option - capable of accommodating both track curves and highway lanes.
The 2018 Focus RS Street Performance is boldly designed, with Ford delivering a show-stopping yellow fascia. Black inserts complement the aggressive profile, while a revised A-Pillar construction emphasizes the wide front glass. It’s no surprise critics are already expecting a SEMA victory.
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It must be a mistake. You stare at a screen, baffled by how an SUV could somehow share the same description as a pick-up. Critics have named the 2018 Expedition as one of the year’s best trucks… and you begin to compose an email, wanting to alert them to their (quite egregious) error.
The Sound Ford team suggests that you pause your typing. There’s nothing incorrect about this category.
According to Ford Authority, the 2018 Expedition has been declared a finalist in the North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) competition - going grille-to-grille with the Lincoln Navigator and the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. It doesn’t share the SUV spotlight. Instead it’s revved into a category usually dominated by the F-150, Tundra, and other big-wheeled pick-ups. Why? The answer lies in its construction.
Ford Authority explains that the 2018 Expedition boasts a body-on-frame design - more similar to the F-Series than traditional crossovers. This has led critics to deem it a truck rather than a utility platform, and it’s greatly expanded category possibilities for the NACTOY competition. Construction, rather than the MSRP label, will now define how vehicles are judged.
Despite its surprising entry into the truck field, the 2018 Expedition has easily earned recognition from critics and consumers alike - delivering a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and class-exclusive electronic limited-slip differential. This allows it to provide drivers with up to 9,300 pounds of conventional trailering and 375 HP.
The rivalry proves as old as the highway - with Ford and Chevrolet battling in Seattle, eking out victories with every mile. These automotive titans constantly collide; and they pit their greatest warriors, the Mustang and the Camaro, against each other at the front lines.
These battles have forever ended in a vicious stalemate… until now.
According to Motor Authority, Ford is seeking to decimate Chevrolet’s sales - fusing its 2018 Mustang GT with a bold new Performance Package. The pony-car (which already boasts best-in-class capabilities, yielding 460 HP to the Camaro’s 450) will prove unstoppable, offering:
19-inch Wheels - to improve grippage.
Brembo Brakes - to ensure track-worthy decelerations.
An Enlarged Radiator - to increase intake flow and reduce engine strain.
A Stiff Suspension - to provide crisp responses on straightaways and sharp corners alike.
When combined, these features will propel the 2018 Mustang GT past every contender - including the Camaro. Ford is launching an aggressive attack on the market, letting its beloved pony don sport-tuned armor. Motor Authority believes that this will ensure success for the new year… and we agree.
Want to learn more about the 2018 Mustang GT’s Performance Package? Contact us today.
Is this the next-generation of utility? Keen-eyed photographers have snagged images of the 2019 Focus - blistering their fingers with the click of the shutter, straining their necks to capture perfect angles. Their pain may be undeniable… but so are their results. Prepare, Seattle, for a new kind of hatchback.
According to AutoBlog, Ford has unveiled its 2019 Focus. This platform - which was seen prowling the streets of Detroit - promises improved performance, trading its sedan profile for hatchback convenience. Gone is the crowded cabin, with the wheelbase extended by up to four inches and the roofline heightened. This enhances passenger comfort (sparing them narrow seat benches) and also offers class-leading storage, with the overall cargo capacity expected to increase by up to 15%.
This will allow the Focus to blitz by its competition - delivering greater value than the Honda Civic or the Mazda 3. No longer will it be bound to the compact market. Instead it will redefine itself as a true mid-size powerhouse, proving ideal for Seattle families.
No official production date has been given for the 2019 Focus. Critics anticipate, however, that it will make its official debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. This will offer drivers access to the ample cargo bay and new cabin design.
To learn more about this and other Focus models contact us today!
There’s a rumble in the dark - the echo of pavement cracking and sidewalks snapping. Across Seattle men and women hurry to their windows, wondering what kind of beast could cause such havoc. Their questions are soon answered by the roar of a V8.
The 2018 F-150 has arrived - and Saleen has revved it to maximum capacity.
According to Torque News, Ford has partnered with aftermarket tuner, Saleen, for the ultimate half-ton experience. The 2018 F-150 has been fitted with a suite of enhancements, allowing it to spit out a monstrous 700 HP! Bolstered by a 5.0L V8, this truck decimates the competition. It blends both natural aspiration and supercharged capabilities to ensure segment-defining power, and its sport-tuned suspension promises nimble handling on every curve.
To further delight pick-up fans, Saleen is tailoring the F-150’s fascia as well - ensuring aerodynamic performance through: side-skirts, a sculpted hood, and a drag-reducing grille. This will pair with a functional air dam system, which should improve intake ratios and optimize speed. This truck is in a class of its own.
We can’t wait to test it out!
No official release date has been given for Saleen’s 2018 F-150. We anticipate a nation-wide launch before the end of the year, however - and we know that our customers will be begging to slip behind the wheel.
It’s a collection of words - each drenched in speedy descriptors, promising best-in-class handling and adrenaline-fused performance. The Mustang dictionary is a tribute to all things powerful.
Soon, however, a new entry will be added - one that delivers efficiency to Seattle. Prepare for the 2018 Mustang GT and its economical drivetrain!
Motor Authority reports that the new GT is far more than a speedster’s dream. It’s also a surprisingly strong option for those frustrated by station stops - with Ford fusing it with class-leading mileage. Recent spy-shots of the fastback’s dashboard reveal enhanced performance ratios, with its 5.0L V8 engine earning 16 MPGs in the city and 25 MPGs on the highway.
This number, admittedly, doesn’t impress at first glance. The Sound Ford team knows, however, that Seattle drivers will soon appreciate the value of a 5% economy increase - with the six-speed automatic transmission and precise RWD maximizing performance. This pony-car will demand fewer visits to the pump, instead allowing consumers to simply enjoy its 0 to 60 acceleration of 4 seconds. Thrills and efficiency finally combine.
What could be better?
Want to sample the best-in-class power of the 2018 Mustang GT? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this and other Ford models.
Supercharged performance has come to Seattle - with Ford revealing its latest Mustang powerhouse. Prepare for the 2016 S550!
While the Mustang has forever dominated the highway, Ford intends to conquer the track as well - pairing with aftermarket specialist, ROUSH, for a new breed of pony. These two companies now seek to shatter records, transforming a 2016 model from basic to bold. This platform (known as the S500) is anchored by a 2.3L TVS Supercharger, capable of reaching up to 1000 HP and 831 lb.-ft of torque! A crate aluminator engine delivers V8 precision, while a quad-tip exhaust maximizes air intake. This couples with exclusive Sport Mode handling to ensure a 0 to 60 rush of less than four seconds.
Impressed? We certainly are - and so is Formula One drift champion Justin Pawlak. Watch below as he takes the 2016 Mustang S550 to the Texas Motor Speedway.
Since 1965 the Mustang has delivered exceptional performance. Now Ford (with help from ROUSH) is launching this platform tino a new era of speed - utilizing TVS technology to crush the competition.
Want to learn more? Visit our dealership today for further information about the 2016 Mustang.
It’s a V6 tradition - with Ford anchoring its Mustang with inline-performance and steady power. While every year has yielded chassis tweaks and suspension upgrades, the chrome core of this pony has remained the same… until now.
According to Automotive World, Ford is breaking its V6 cycle. No longer will this be the engine of choice for the Mustang, with the 2018 variant instead receiving an upgrade across its entire line-up (including the Premium, GT, and Fastback) . Prepare for the arrival of the V8.
High-performance now defines the pony-car. Beneath the hood sits a 5.0L V8, capable of generating more than 450 HP. A class-exclusive dual intake system - which pairs low-pressure port technology and direct-injection capability - delivers premium power, while an available turbocharger promises maximum thrust (the estimated 0 to 60 time is five seconds). All of this combines with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which allows drivers to seamlessly adapt to every track turn.
The introduction of a standard V8 engine was (at first) met with disbelief. After all, the Mustang has served as the premier fastback for more than 50 years - and such a radical change seemed unwarranted. The promise of class-shattering capability, however, has left the critics impressed; and we know that Seattle drivers will soon embrace this change as well.
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Is it possible to improve perfection? Ford seems willing to try - bolstering its latest pony-car with a series of fascia enhancements. The 2018 Mustang is primed for both the track and the runway, connecting Seattle drivers to a chic new style.
According to The Journal, Ford is bringing bold design to North America. The 2018 Mustang has been thoroughly transformed, with its fastback profile impressing with every mile. A trapezoidal grille now frames the front, flanked by LED headlamps and tri-bar indicators. 19-inch alloy wheels are tucked beneath sculpted fenders, while the newly lowered hood features classic scalloping details. Follow the lean lines of the side panels to discover a body-molded rear bumper and a diffuser - both of which promote nimbler handling, helping to reduce overall drag resistance and repel wind. An optional quad-tailpipe and spoiler complete the look.
The 2018 Mustang is undeniably sleek. To showcase this, The Journal notes that Ford has added three new colors to its collection - Kona Blue, Orange Fury, and Royal Crimson. Each delivers rich metallic tones that will impress every pony-fan.
Get ready to transform your garages into showrooms, Seattle drivers!
Want to experience the next generation of design? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Mustang.
In 2010 Ford introduced drivers to its Raptor - an F-150 variant that promised off-road thrills and best-in-class power. Anchored by a 6.2L V8, this truck roared down every mile, spitting sand beneath its 17-inch wheels. It delivered a (then) staggering 411 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque, and it had no equal.
Now it has a successor.
According to the NWI Times, Ford has crafted a segment-shattering platform. The 2018 Raptor - which will soon arrive in dealerships - crushes both the competition and its own forebearers. Beneath the hood waits a turbocharged 3.5L V6, which yields 450 HP and 510 lb.-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission ensures fluid performance, optimizing every custom drive mode offered by the Terrain Management System (this maximizes the FWD, distributing power as needed based upon road conditions: Normal, Mud/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl).
All of this then pairs with a military-grade aluminum body that provides faster responses. By shedding more than 500 pounds from its chassis, the 2018 Raptor can now launch from 0 to 60 in just 6.3 seconds. It boasts a top speed of 100 MPH and is destined to break every off-road record.
Want to test it out? Contact our dealership today for further information about the new Raptor, as well as other F-Series models.