Although the 2018 Ford GT Competition Series probably won't be purchased en masse anytime soon, its sleek design and innovative features are sure to impress any driver. In addition to an exposed carbon fiber lower body trim, the Competition Series boasts a specially made gloss carbon fiber stripe, A-pillars and mirror caps.
Even a brief glimpse inside of the sports car is enough to note the Series' luxe elements. The interior is lightweight, matching the vehicle's overall airiness, but is upholstered with Ebony Alcantara® suede on the instrument panel, headliner and seats.
Drivers nationwide will be able to order the specialty GT in six colors: Shadow Black, Frozen White, Ingot Silver, Liquid Blue, Liquid Grey and Triple Yellow. Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
The Ford GT Competition Series is calling Daytona home for a little while: the ultra-lightweight racing vehicle will take residence at the site of its Rolex 24 win back in January.
With an aerodynamic and lightweight design, the GT Competition Series was crafted to dominate on the race track. What the Blue Oval refers to as the "track fans' ultimate production car" builds upon what the standard GT introduced, but with less weight higher up in the vehicle and a closer center of gravity. Those two updates help hug the car closer to the track and live up to its 647 horsepower engine's true potential.
Although the GT Competition Series is light, Ford's engineers didn't sacrifice quality and security. Bulkhead Gorilla Glass® behind the driver is considerably thinner and lighter than it is on other models, but can hold up against high-impact situations.
Check back for more information on the innovative GT Competitive Series, and learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington.
The advancement of voice recognition technology has made leaps and bounds in recent years, making its integration into Ford products that much more streamlined and effortless. The next five years are already predicted by experts to usher in the optimization of voice recognition, which will serve to refine one's driving experience in a multi-dimensional fashion.
Adding to the anticipated fun is Apple CarPlay™, which will make voice recognition and customization even more optimized across devices. Apple's technology will simplify the process to use a car's touch screen as an iPhone interface, allowing access to Siri Eyes-Free voice controls and Apple's suite of applications.
But preliminary research and reports suggest that within two years' time, voice control systems may be able to preempt a driver's needs - both vehicle and non-vehicle related - and pose questions such as "Would you like to place an order to-go at your favorite fast food restaurant?" Other recognition features are slated to be less invasive and more intuitive.
The future of connectivity and mobility offers plenty to ponder. Stay tuned to learn more, or simply stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.
Further validating the long-term popularity and reliability of the Ford F-150, J.D. Powers recently awarded the F-150 its 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study award. The award highlighting excellence amongst other large, light duty pickups. On top of that, Ford also took home J.D. Powers' second most-improved brand award in its Vehicle Dependability Study.
The truck's newest award piggybacks on its January milestone, when it became the nation's best-selling truck for 40 years running, as well as the best-selling vehicle for 35 years. Since 1977, the Blue Oval has sold over 26 million F-Series trucks. The ongoing success is primarily attributable to the F-150's dependability, toughness and capability, according to Ford's research.
There are plenty of F-150 trucks available on the lot at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington - stop by and take a spin today!
The all-new Ford EcoSport is generating its fair share of buzz amongst car enthusiasts, and for good reason. Inspired by the design of honeycomb, the Blue Oval crafted the EcoSport's four-way parcel shelf with a recycled paper honeycomb material. The result is a remarkably strong shelf, which elevates the EcoSport's cargo area.
The long-awaited EcoSport made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late 2016. In addition to the honeycomb shelf, it also boasts reworked front styling that aligns with the Blue Oval's family of larger SUVs, such as a large grille, wider chrome bars and larger fog lamps. Drivers can also select from front-wheel and four-wheel drive options.
Stay tuned to learn more about the EcoSport's defining features, and visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test-drive the EcoSports on the lot today.
Third time's the charm for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, although one would argue that the first and second instances were pretty charmed as well. AutoGuide.com recently awarded the Raptor its Pickup Truck of the Year title, adding to the Raptor's Best Pickup Truck of 2017 and Pickup Truck of the Year accolades from Cars.com and Four Wheeler, respectively.
“The 2017 Raptor is the whole package. It’s not just suspension or just appearance. Ford left no stone unturned with this purpose-built Baja runner, and it shows,” Stephen Elmer, AutoGuide.com's trucks editor, said in a statement.
The F-150 Raptor proved itself during testing in Barstow, California, earning high praise from Autoguide.com's judges. In particular, the truck was noted for its innovation, dollar value and overall driving experience.
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A new statement released by Ford reiterates what many already know - that voice recognition and personalization is the way of the future. It's an assumption based on statistics; namely, that nearly 90 percent of all new cars are slated to include voice recognition technology by 2022. But what may come as a shock to others is one step further down that path. According to Ford's experts, cars will soon be able to predict what we desire and even feel, even without any verbal confirmation.
The anticipated, preemptive technology is slated to operate off of enhanced microphones and cameras strategically placed inside vehicles, which will be able to record drivers' tendencies, inclinations and more. With the integration of advanced voice recognition, cloud-based voice control is also on tap to be available for 75 percent of new cars by 2022.
Stay tuned to learn more about Ford's plans for this technology, and visit Sound Ford for additional information.
In our first piece about the all-new 2017 Ford EcoSport, we touched upon the vehicle's innovative shelf that incorporates a recycled honeycomb material and design. Now, let's dig a little deeper and see why Ford's designers have deemed the shelving worthy of mention.
Although the EcoSport isn't as large as other Ford family members, such as the renowned Escape, it manages to pack plenty of power and functionality. Amongst other details, honeycomb, in particular, finds its strength in resin reinforcement that yields a remarkable strength-to-weight ratio, exemplifying the EcoSport's ability to go beyond its frame. Learn more about this impressive material in the video below:
Honeycomb's resistance to weight has been revered for years; it's been used for skis, aerospace frames and more. The EcoSport's pioneering features, like the honeycomb-inspired shelving, are sure to turn heads on the lot. Learn more at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington!
The Blue Oval's reboot of the short film "C’etait un Rendez-Vous" may only be nine minutes in length, but it features technological advances that were created out of decades of innovation. To celebrate the original clip's 40th anniversary, Ford's reboot is aptly named "Re-Rendez-Vous;" in addition to starring an all-new Mustang - complete with a 5.0-litre V8 fastback - the film also incorporates 360 views and virtual reality technology. Watch the video below to see for yourself:
The endeavor's payoff was worth the extra effort, but certainly came with its challenges. Notably, recreating the main components of the car's route in the film was difficult, since many of the roads used in the original film have long since become obsolete or have disappeared altogether. Despite the obstacles, the video is sure to delight viewers.
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The overwhelming desire to drop everything and go after one's beloved is timeless. But the means of doing so have changed over the decades - from on foot to horse, from early-model automobiles to the variety of vehicles that zip through the streets today. Paying homage to the perpetuating, classic virtues of romance as well as the forward-looking cars of the future, Ford recently gave the short film “C’était un Rendez-Vous” a reboot for the present day.
In the original film from 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch shot a lover's daring drive through the streets of Paris in a white Mustang. The Blue Oval's reboot, titled "Re-Rendez-Vous," puts the spotlight on the new Ford Mustang.
Stay tuned to learn how Ford incorporated innovative elements into the making of "Re-Rendez-Vous," and visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle Washington to test-drive the Mustangs on our lot today.