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

2440 Crain HWY

Waldorf, MD 20601

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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.

2013 Southern Maryland Mustang Club 10th Annual Fall Car Show at Waldorf Ford

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The annual Southern Maryland Mustang Club Fall Show will be held at Waldorf Ford on Saturday, September 28th, from 9 am to 3 pm.  We wanted to send out a friendly reminder to let everyone know about this fun and fantastic event!   This is a family event that will include a DJ with drinks and food available for purchase.  We have provided information from the Southern Maryland Mustang Club’s Website on the event with registration details.  Please read below and we are looking forward to seeing all of you next Saturday!

You can download the Registration Form here but we have also included the list of details below to save you time and money.

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When: September 28, 2013 (Rain Date October 5, 2013)

Where: Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway. Waldorf, MD 20601
• Vendors/Exhibitors/Applicants, registration from 9 ‐ 11 am. Registration closes at that time.

• Dash plaques will be awarded to first 80 registered vehicles

• Judging will commence at 11:30 and cease at 1:00 pm. Trophy presentation will begin at 2:30 pm.

• You must be entered to judge.

• All vehicles entered must be powered and bodied/produced by Ford Motor Company.

• Vehicles will be categorized into (A) Early Classics 1964½ ‐ 70, (B) Late Classics 71 ‐ 78, (C) Fox‐bodied 79 ‐ 93,(D) SN95 94 – 98, (E) SN95 99 ‐04,(F) S197 Mustangs 05 ‐ 09, (G) S197 Mustangs 10 ‐ +, (O)Non‐Mustang/LM Car,(T) Truck with trophies awarded in each category. There will be single trophies awarded for Best‐in‐Show, Sponsor’s Choice, and others. Door prizes will be given throughout the event.

• The decisions of the Southern Maryland Mustang Club and affiliates concerning this show are final. No exceptions.

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• No dangerous or immature behavior will be tolerated. (Burnouts, drifting,speeding, etc.)

• This is an alcohol free, family oriented event for all ages. Please act responsible.

• Food and drinks will be available for purchase and a DJ will be present.

• All images taken on show grounds by the Southern Maryland Mustang Club and affiliates are property of the Southern Maryland Mustang Club and affiliates and may be reproduced, posted and/or shared in any manner deemed by us.

• Vendor spots are available for $20 per space (10X10). Contact us at info@somdmustang.org

13ssWaldorf Ford is Located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  Please visit our website at http://www.waldorfford.com or call (301) 843-2400!

 

The Trend: Weekend Ford Mustang

The Trend: Weekend Mustang

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The weekend is upon us, so we caught up with Waldorf Ford’s Sales team to see what the weekend and season’s must-have mustang.

How would you describe this mustang?

I have to say, I am obsessed with mustangs.  We have them in all colors and bodies. There are enough options for all kinds of customers. Whether they are feeling eclectic, girly, macho, or wanting more of a downtown vibe or Nascar Race Track feel; Bridging the gap between the Road and Race Track; Roush’s performance is a seamless blend of racing successes with an OEM (that stands for original equipment) engineering and manufacturing.  These combine to make the Roush Mustang! The Ford Mustang can paint any picture but most importantly, they make it look easy.

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Tell us where you drove it?

Mustangs are perfect for casual Saturday’s – whether it be having those lovely country rides, to shopping downtown this Ford Mustang stands out and is on par with all the latest Trends. This “On the Go” Mustang is a perfect match for all my weekend essentials.

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How would you take it from day to night? Work to weekend?

This true American performance car comes available in 4 different packages; Stage one, stage two, stage three, and RS the Roush Six model. During the day, by just throwing on shades it makes this Mustang look casual and comfortable.   From the V8 Coyote Engine that gets 575 horsepower and 505 torque to the Ford Racing “Aluminator” engine that gets you 625 HP in phase 2 and 675 in phase 3 this Roush Mustang will get your wheels spinning!  For night, just throw on a pair of heels to jazz it up a bit, the aero dynamic body kits, high performance tires, and Roush embroidered interiors include everything from floor mats, billet performance pedals and control.  Perfect for my upcoming trip to the beach. This Mustang Elegantly blends muscular styling with race inspired suspension!

IMG_1928Also, there are just so many options with a Mustang Roush! The 250 different color options alone are enough to have a fiesta this weekend!

Visit Waldorf Ford this weekend to check out these beautiful Mustangs & Roush Mustangs!!!  Waldord Ford is located at 2440 Crain Hwy, Waldorf, MD 20601! 1-888-284-1463.

Video Blog time with a 2013 Ford Mustang, 2013 Ford Explorer and a Wood Chuck!?

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http://www.waldorfford.com In this episode of our video blog we talk about and easy decision for your next family trip, Show you why one of the seven deadly sins might not be so bad after all and go up north to see how much wood a woodchuck can chuck!

It’s fast, it’s beautiful AND it’s STREET LEGAL.

There is a lot of talk recently about the 2013 Shelby GT500.  This car puts out a ridiculous 650 horsepower and 631 foot pounds of torque.  It’s fast, it’s beautiful AND it’s STREET LEGAL.

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Fast.  The force behind the speed is the 5.8L V8 Supercharged engine built here in North America.  In fact, it is the most powerful engine ever built in North America.  Almost every part of the power train has been tweaked to help maximize horsepower and to convert that horsepower to speed.  Built with an all aluminum block, a new supercharger, upgraded cooling system, redesigned connecting rods, higher cooling fan capacity and much more…  To help the driver harness all of this power and translate it to sheer speed, Ford developed Launch Control.   Launch control combines brake and engine management to help keep the tires from slipping.  The unique part of Ford’s system is that the driver can adjust engine speed settings to suit their driving style.  Plus they are in control of other settings to help further define their preferences.  All of these things (and more) packaged in the restyled exterior help Shelby GT500 achieve speeds in excess of 200 MPH.

Beautiful.  Now don’t think for one second that just because the car is fast that you need to drive around town with a paper bag over your head so people don’t recognize you, because the car is ugly.  This car is GORGEOUS!  7 different colors, three stripe options, window louvers, side scoops, two wheel choices and more that you can add or take off to suit your taste.

The Recaro seats are a must, in our opinion, if you are going to add the Track package.  2013 brings some modern touches to the Mustang look.  HID headlamps with LED lighting are book ends for the updated billet grille which looks great above the thinner, neater lower air dams.   The rear deck is updated with LED lamps that have a dark, almost tinted look to them.  I swear, the Mustang looks meaner and tougher than it ever has!

Street legal.  The question is can something this mean looking and fast really be street legal?  YOU BET IT CAN – and it is!  This car will turn heads with its looks and its roar.  It is proof positive that Mustang’s do lead the pack of muscle cars.  In the 1970’s many drag racers were looking for a car like this, something that could run a ¼ mile in 10 – 12 seconds. Now you can get it right off the showroom floor and take it to MIR and post those times…or quicker!

There will be a limited supply of the Shelby GT500 here at Waldorf Ford, in Southern Maryland and nationally.  Don’t let that stop you from coming in to see what we have.  If we don’t have one available, we might just have another Mustang that will fill that need for speed for you.

How many ways can I customize a Mustang?

“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” Henry Ford.

The thinking at Ford Motor Company has changed a lot since 1906 when Henry Ford made the above quote. Imagine today telling a potential Mustang owner (or any other Ford model) that they can only get their car in black?

If the amount of customization is any indication, This year promises to be a spectacular year for the classic car. For the V6 model ONLY there are 9 color choices, 8 body kits, 5 different decklids, 8 grilles, 4 hoods, 4 louvers, 8 roof choices, you can get it with or without side scoops, 3 side skirts, 8 different spoilers, and 22 different wheels – YES, 22 WHEELS! That isn’t it either, there are choices for door handles, door trim, fuel doors, headlights, hoodpins, side mirrors and 23 choices for stripes and decals. What is even more amazing is that this is JUST THE EXTERIOR! Finally the icing on the cake is that you still have 3 other trim levels to choose from and customizations for all of those!

So, when you are ready to take the plunge and start shopping for a 2013 Mustang, and you start feeling a little overwhelmed by the choices, stop in and see us at Waldorf Ford. We will be happy to sit down and go through it all with you and help you make your PERFECT Mustang. Waldorf Ford is located on Route 301 North in Waldorf, just 15 minutes south of Washington DC. Call 800-883-1487.

P.S. This is MY Perfect Mustang

My Perfect Mustang

My Perfect Mustang