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.
To learn more about the 2018 Mustang contact us today!
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.
The production process has forever been defined by paper - with engineers sketching chassis lines and engine ratios, turning ink smears into realities. Every drawing is a labor of time, patience, and necessity.
This is about to change.
According to MSNBC, Ford is bringing augmented reality to every platform - partnering with Microsoft to create a new kind of engineering. Utilizing exclusive HoloLens technology (which blends lock-step sensors, 3D imagery, and interactive digital downloads), the Big Blue Oval can more effectively design its fleet. Every model can be pieced together on a screen, with teams building entire engines with a single finger swipe. Photographs, patent files, and more can all be combined with ease; and this allows for faster, smarter results.
It also promises better platforms. Ford believes that augmented reality will provide its engineers with the support they need - enabling them to design F-150s, Mustangs, and Escapes with the press of a button. Teams can now better engage with one another, trading both suggestions and pixels in real-time; and the entire production process will be enhanced through virtual speeds.
Are you as excited as we are?
To learn more about how Ford’s HoloLens transition will impact your purchasing experience contact us today.
Reality never exceeds expectations - but the 2018 Fiesta ST is the exception to the rule, connecting drivers to turbocharged performance and front-wheel precision. This hot hatch was met to great acclaim in Europe upon its release, leaving the competition crushed beneath its 17-inch wheels; and critics anticipated that its reign would soon spread across the pond, with strong sales predicted for Canada and the USA.
Those predictions were proven false…. because the new ST won’t be crossing the Atlantic at all.
According to Torque Report, Ford is ceasing Fiesta production in North America - citing sluggish sales and miniscule profit margins. Despite this platform’s powerhouse performance overseas (drivers have embraced its 1.6L inline-four engine, delighting in 197 HP and 202 lb.-ft of torque), it’s struggled to find a place among the local market. Perpetually overshadowed by crossovers and sports sedans, the ST has never been able to top the charts.
Bringing the 2018 platform to Seattle, therefore, would be an exercise in folly - with Leo Rocks, Ford’s Performance Director, noting in an interview with Torque Report: “It doesn’t make sense, nor is it possible financially speaking, to import a single trim level, and a niche one at that.” While the Fiesta’s 0 to 60 blitz of seven seconds has made it a favorite in Europe, it doesn’t have the power needed to secure a North American launch.
There’s no shame in crying, ST fans. We’ve been hoarding tissues all morning.
The 2018 Fiesta will continue to shine overseas - earning circuit victories with its top speed ratio of 143 MPH - and the Sound Ford team will have to content ourselves with watching this hot hatch on a screen.
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With high expectations follows all too crushing realities - with every automotive brand wringing their hands in despair, knowing that potential profits will never be fully realized. Sales aren't quite strong enough, and no quarterly report impresses. The year-to-year margin slips further with each passing day.
The Ford F-Series shatters this tradition - delivering a staggering growth of 15% in 2017.
According to Market Realist, the F-Series has left all records in the dust. This collection of pick-ups - which includes the F-150, F-250, and F-350 - secured 77,007 unit sales in August alone. This marks a sharp rise from 2016 (65,456 units) and showcases Ford’s enduring legacy across North America, with drivers seeking out best-in-class trailering.
That quest has helped to launch Ford past the competition. Market Realist explains that the F-Series pushed the brand’s overall August total to 96,619 units - more than Toyota, Jeep, or Chevrolet. Consumers crave V8 performance and this had led to a surge of dealer sales. Demand has never been higher and overall volume has increased 10% from 2016. This defies all current automotive trends (which have seen top-tier companies plummet on the Wall Street charts).
Want to see why drivers are searching for the F-Series? Visit Sound Ford Renton today to schedule test-drives in our available models.
Every road proves different - stretching out over asphalt and sandy ridges, hills and low vales. The miles promise twists and turns, and each brings its own challenges for drivers. The need for custom performance, therefore, is essential, with powertrains pieced together with the greatest of care.
Ford agrees - which is why it’s fused the 2017 F-350 Super Duty with a series of add-ons. Now Seattle drivers can create the perfect pick-ups, ensuring that every slap of the tires is optimized for their travels.
As AutoWeek explains, the new F-350 has been fitted with a suite of custom options - each meant to enhance performance and ensure all-terrain capability. 17-inch forged aluminum wheels deliver superior grippage on slick roadways, while a 4.30 limited slip axle provides a more balanced ride. Integrated fog lamps, LED box lights, and rear defrosters battle the elements; electronic shift-of-the-fly steering accommodates changing conditions; and a high-definition trailer tow camera pairs with a periscoping jack, allowing drivers to more efficiently secure their payloads.
Each of these elements - available with the exclusive XLT Package - enables the 2017 F-350 to excel, ensuring that it achieves its 16,200-pound trailering output with ease. This V8 powerhouse can be tailored to every possible need.
Want to learn more about it? Contact us today for further information about this and other Super Duty models.