Ford GT Seeks To Outperform Ferrari

All-NewFordGT_01_HRYeah that’s right, Ford is gunning for European super cars in 2016 with its third fabrication of its 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans victor, the GT. The Blue Oval hyper-car stole the spotlight at this years’ North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this weekend putting many rumors to rest. If you’re looking for a supercharged V-8, you’re not going to find it here. That’s right, the engineers at Ford have replaced the previous eight-cylinder engine found in the 2005-06 GT with a super-freak 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V-6! Producing 600 HP  in the mid-mounted engine, and launching 0-60 MPH in 3.0 seconds Fords’ GT is a competitive stock in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans race.All-NewFordGT_03_HR

Spectators at the NAIAS we’re in love at first sight when they met the new GT this week because of its exotic breathtaking body design. Ford embraced its revolutionary aluminum infrastructure with super-car carbon fiber technology in the framework to give the GT a striking power to weight ratio. Built to win, the Ford’s super-car is equipped with racing style torsion bar push rod setup suspension with adjustable ride height. Like its competitor the McLaren P1, the GT is designed with active aerodynamics such as a rear spoiler whose height and angle calibrate to the cars momentum. Driven by a seven speed dual clutch transaxle transmission the 20 inch wheels surrounded by Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires we’re specifically designed for Fords‘ GT. And what’s going to bring this raging asphalt shredding monster to a halt? Ford’s performance engineered carbon ceramic breaks intended for hyperactive competition.

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Enter inside the cockpit of this sleek and sexy hyper-car and you’ll be turned on immediately. Set up like a F1 car, the seat is fixed with steering and pedals adjustable to meet the pilots’ preferences. No clutter on the steering column, drivers will be able to emerge themselves into the world-class performance with Ford’s simplistic layout. A few electronic buttons linked to the latest SYNC technology and sport-car paddle shifters is all you’ll find. Not mimicking the older model too much, the interior was digitally remastered for a more futuristic driving experience. I can’t assure you the delivery date, but I can assure you that this carbon fiber machine won’t be cheap. It’s predecessor hit dealers with a $140,000 sticker in late 2004 for the 2005 model year, so we’ll anxiously await from the manufacturer on details about pricing and delivery for the new GT.     All-NewFordGT_11_HR

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Our dream is to earn the Triple Crown for the 9th year in a row by the end of 2014!

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Dream Big – because we are!

Our dream is to earn the Triple Crown for the 9th year in a row.

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There are over 4,000 Ford dealerships in the nation. Of these, just over 10 in the country have received the President’s Award 14 times or more; and only 8 dealerships nationally have earned the Triple Crown 8 or more times.

With the 2014 President’s Award already locked in, which is one part of the Triple Crown,we’re just a few vehicles short of being in the Top 100 Ford Sales of the Year.  This is the third criteria to make up 2014 Triple Crown Award, which would be the 9th consecutive Triple Crown Award for Waldorf Ford.

We are racing to the finish by offering winning deals on our entire inventory!  Aggressive deals on every NEW FORD in stock, means you can get the vehicle of your dream at a dreamy price.

So Dream Big because we are in the CHASE FOR THE CROWN at Waldorf Ford – which means BIG savings for you!

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Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601

Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World’s Favorite Pony Car with Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World’s Favorite Pony Car with Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

  • The 50 Year Limited Edition builds on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback and will be available in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue
  • Special-edition Mustang comes standard with nearly every available option; the only choice customers have to make is color, and manual or automatic transmission
  • 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be available in fall 2014; only 1,964 examples will ever be built

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WALDORF, MD, 2014 – Fifty years after debuting one of the world’s most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale this fall.

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“When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don’t think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford.

Celebrating 50 Years of Ford Mustang

Based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance pack, the 50 Year Limited Edition is designed to provide customers with outstanding performance and a unique appearance that will be instantly recognizable on the road. The only options for the 50 Year Limited Edition are the choice of two exclusive colors and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

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“The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” added Greg Basiliko. “The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”

The only two available colors are Wimbledon White, like Mustang serial No. 0001 that was first sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April 1964, or Kona Blue. Both are exclusive to this limited-edition car.

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“Chrome trim was much more prevalent on cars in the 1960s than it is today, so we added some discreet highlights for the grille, side glass and tri-bar taillamps,” said Greg Basiliko. “The darker Kona Blue provides a particularly striking contrast against the chrome.”

Chrome bezels surrounding the base of each of the three taillamp blades take inspiration from the original 1962 design proposal by Gale Halderman that became the basis for the production model that debuted in 1964. The three individual lamps on each side of that design were combined into a single tri-bar lamp cluster for production, but the original concept has returned five decades on. The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be the only 2015 model with the large faux gas cap badge on the rear fascia, with 50 Years added to the GT designation.

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Another visual element that won’t be found on any other Mustang is the louvered rear quarter-windows. Unlike the external louvers on the quarter-windows of the 1965 fastback, the new windows are comprised of layered sheets of glass built with a construction technique uniquely developed for this car.

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From behind the wheel, drivers will know they are driving a very special car. The aluminum trim panel that spans the double-brow instrument panel gets an axel spin finish different from other 2015 Mustangs, plus a special serialized 50 Year Limited Edition badge on the passenger side. Each badge will be individually etched at Flat Rock Assembly Plant where Mustang is built.

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The limited-edition is the only 2015 Mustang with a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The stitching is also used on the instrument panel, shifter boot, center armrest, door inserts and seats. The seats feature exclusive two-tone cashmere and black leather upholstery, and the Mustang 50 Year logo on the seat backs.

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Limited-edition cars will be equipped with loop-carpet floor mats with cashmere stitching and suede binding not available on other Mustangs.

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A showpiece meant to be driven

Powered by the upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, every 50 Year Limited Edition will be equipped with the Mustang GT performance pack that includes massive six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels with high-performance Y-speed-rated Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.

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The 19-inch alloy wheels feature a unique Y-spoke design inspired by the chromed steel wheels that were offered on the original Mustang 50 years ago. The front wheels are 9.0 inches wide with 255/40R tires, while the staggered rear wheels are 9.5 inches wide with 275/40R tires.

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The 50 Year Limited Edition is the only 2015 Mustang that will be available with a combination of an automatic transmission and the performance pack. When equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will get a limited-slip rear differential with a 3.55:1 final-drive. Customers who opt for the six-speed manual will get a Torsen differential with a 3.73:1 final-drive ratio.

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The 50 Year Limited Edition car will be among the first 2015 Mustangs built when production begins later this year. Each of the 1,964 50 Year Limited Edition Mustangs will get a unique owner’s guide in a leather portfolio with the 50 Year badge on the outside.

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“We wanted to provide our most dedicated fans with the emotion of the original Mustang in a 21st century car,” said Greg Basiliko. “With this 50 Year Limited Edition, I believe we have accomplished our goal.”

Visit Waldorf Ford for more information and don’t forget to join us for the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 – 8pm!   Click here for more info on this event! Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at http://www.waldorfford.com.

Join Clarence Ball – Top Selling Ford Mustang Sales Consultant for the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang!

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In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang Celebration that will be held at Waldorf Ford on April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm we thought it would be great to highlight one of our Top Selling Mustang Sales Consultants, Clarence Ball!  Originally from Maryland, Clarence has been with Waldorf Ford for over 13 years.  Clarence has always been an active member at the dealership and in the community.  He has volunteered at many events including multiple Mustang Shows just like the 50th Anniversary of Mustang coming up this Thursday, April 17th, 2014.  His love for automobiles and especially the Ford Mustang shows. During his time at Waldorf Ford he has sold hundreds of Ford Mustangs!

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When we sat down with Clarence, we wanted to find out what made The Ford Mustang so special to him and to compare it to other Ford’s.   “The Ford Mustang is a sports car that has an aggressive look.  The Mustang’s look makes it stand apart from all other muscle cars in the market.”  When asked what his favorite mustang was he stated “It’s difficult to pick just one mustang.  I have several.  One of my favorite vintage mustang is The Bullitt Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in The 1968 Movie, Bullitt.

Bullitt_posterThe Bullitt’s clean lines, color options, and upgrades (including being 10 to 15 Miles per hour faster than the Mustang GT) embody the true spirit of the Ford Mustang.

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As far as current Mustang models Clarence loves the 2014 Ford Mustang GT 500.  The reason for him is because it’s the fastest production mustang ever but he also reminded us that he is also a huge fan of 2009 and up Mustangs as well because the body style had changed.

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We asked Clarence about his thoughts on the 2015 Ford Mustang he stated “With the 2015 Ford Mustang upgrades in technology it will be extremely competitive with other sports cars on the market.”

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Clarence thinks that the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang is an important event.  Whether you’re a Ford Mustang lover or not it’s important to learn about and celebrate this iconic American Muscle Car.  “People should come out to Waldorf Ford on April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm to our 50th Anniversary Party to celebrate and take a walk down memory lane” said Clarence Ball.

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For more information on our event visit Waldorf Ford’s Facebook Page or visit us on April 17th, 2014 at Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm!  Hope everyone joins us!

Join us to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang

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WALDORF, MD – Ford Mustang is about to become the newest member of a very exclusive club: vehicles in continuous production for 50 years.  In its first 49 years, Mustang has gained a worldwide base of avid fans, including more than 5 million on Facebook, the most of any vehicle nameplate.  The car’s unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty cars, and Mustang has led the segment ever since.

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To celebrate that tradition and look ahead to a bright future, Waldorf Ford is throwing a Mustang 50th Anniversary party on April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  The Mustang Club of Southern Maryland will be on hand with vintage Mustangs representing five decades of brand history.

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Waldorf Ford will also provide food, refreshments and 50 Years of Mustang  favors!  Customers will also have the opportunity to sign up for the 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes” .

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Once entered gives customers the chance to win a 2015 Mustang GT!

We hope you join us to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang at Waldorf Ford, April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm!

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Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  Call 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com!

Ford Mustang celebra sus 50 años en el Empire State Building

DEARBORN, Michigan, 28 de marzo 2014-Dos de los iconos más reconocibles del mundo se están uniendo el 16 y 17 de abril, cuando el nuevo Ford Mustang 2015 convertible estará en exhibición en la plataforma de observación del Empire State Building de New York. La exhibición  – replicando la misma hazaña de hace casi 50 años – coincide con la celebración mundial de los 50 años desde que Mustang debutó en la Feria Mundial de 1964 en New York.

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“New York es una de las ciudades más grandes del mundo, y es el lugar donde la historia de Ford Mustang comenzó hace 50 años,” dijo Mark Fields, director de operaciones de Ford. “Estamos encantados de visitar el hito arquitectónico que ha sido el corazón de la ciudad de Manhattan durante 83 años con la nueva generación del automóvil que es el alma de Ford Motor Company.”

Llevar el automóvil a 86 pisos sobre las calles densamente pobladas del centro de Manhattan no es una tarea simple. No existe grúa portátil que pueda llegar al observatorio del piso 86, y la imponente torre encima de la cubierta relativamente estrecha hace que la entrega por helicóptero sea imposible. Eso deja a los ascensores como la única opción viable.

Cuando el Empire State Building se inauguró en 1931 como edificio, entonces – más alto del mundo – un título que mantuvo durante casi 40 años – nadie habría imaginado intentar transportar un automóvil hacia arriba en los ascensores originales. Pero en 1965, un prototipo Mustang convertiblefue cortado en tres secciones principales más el parabrisas de manera que las secciones encajarían en los ascensores.

El Mustang 2015 es aproximadamente siete pulgadas más largo y cuatro pulgadas más ancho que su antecesor, haciendo la tarea de transportar hacia arriba aún más difícil. Trabajando a partir de los datos de ingeniería informática, los miembros del equipo que preparan el automóvil de la exhibición han encontrado los lugares adecuados para hacer los cortes de manera que todo se puede cargar en bastidores a medida que se puede rodar hacia dentro de los ascensores.

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Una vez que todo está sin embalaje y transportado hasta 86 pisos, los técnicos tendrán menos de seis horas para volver a montar las secciones en un automóvil completo que estará en exhibición encima de Manhattan.

“Es un privilegio para celebrar el nuevo Ford Mustang, reunir a nuestras dos marcas icónicas, y hacer una nueva historia con Ford,” dijo el Presidente de la Junta Directiva, Presidente y CEO de Empire State Realty Trust, Anthony E. Malkin. “El Empire State Building y el Ford Mustang son ambos innovadores históricos – hoy en día, como en el pasado.”

Los visitantes a la plataforma de observación del Empire State Building pueden ver el nuevo convertible Mustang durante 54 horas de 8 a.m. a 2 p.m., Abril 16-17.

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El nuevo Mustang es la versión más avanzada hasta ahora del pony car icónico, ofreciendo más avanzada tecnología de asistencia al conductor que cualquier otro automóvil en su clase. El nuevo y elegante diseño de Mustang fastback y convertible está respaldado por un desempeño de clase mundial a partir de una gama de motores disponibles, incluyendo un nuevo EcoBoost®  de 2.3 litros turbo y un V8 de 5.0 litros actualizado con más de 420 caballos de fuerza. El nuevo Mustang sale a la venta a finales de este año. Además de los sistemas de conectividad de vanguardia, Mustang ofrece características de aplicaciones de pista disponibles, control de lanzamiento y más.

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Ford Motor Company, líder global de la industria automotriz con sede en Dearborn, Michigan, fabrica o distribuye automóviles en seis continentes. Con cerca de 180.000 empleados y 65 plantas en todo el mundo, las marcas automotrices de la compañía incluyen Ford y Lincoln. La compañía ofrece servicios financieros a través de Ford Motor Credit Company. Para obtener más información acerca de Ford y sus productos en todo el mundo, por favor visite http://corporate.ford.com 

 Waldorf Ford se encuentra en 2440 Crain Highway en Waldorf, MD 20601. Llame 301-843-2900 o visítenos en línea en http://www.waldorfford.com para más información.