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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang – The ‘Stang Loses Weight but Gained Tons of Power!

The latest Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang, revealed at the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, is the newest bad boy on the track.

“The Shelby GT350R Mustang is a no-compromise car in the pursuit of maximum track capability,” said Raj Nair, the Ford Group’s vice president of global product development. It is clear that the Shelby GT350R Mustang has made some major improvements.

In an effort to conserve weight, the GT350R shed its back seats, stereo system, air conditioning, and backup camera. With the loss of those items and the incorporation of carbon fiber wheels, the GT350R weighs an astonishing 130 lbs less than its GT350 counterpart resulting in quicker acceleration, better braking, and better control around corners.

Under the hood, the GT350R includes a 5.2-liter 500 horsepower V8 engine, which may leave some racers unimpressed compared to the 650 hp of the Corvette Z06 and the 707 hp of the Hellcat.  However, Ford assures us that with the tuned up suspension, aerodynamic exterior, and impressive thrust-to-weight ratio, the Mustang is sure to be the fastest on the track!

Come visit us at Highway Ford this spring and feel the power of the Mustang GT350R.

50 Years of Mustang: A Ford Celebration

The year was 1964, the day March 9. Ford Motor Company made automotive history when they unveiled a first of its kind muscle car – The Ford Mustang. The mustang was a new breed of automobile, one that was affordable, highly styled and built for sport/performance. In other words, Mustang was the original Pony car. Over the past 50 years of Mustang, a lot has changed but it has always been popular; to the tune of more than 9.2 million sold since 1964.

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The 2014 model is part of the way Ford is celebrating 50 years of Mustang

Although the Mustang revolutionized the American automotive industry when it first came off the assembly line on March 9, the media weren’t introduced until the New York World’s Fair on April 13. It took another four days from the media intro before Ford sold the car publicly. The dates of these events are according to Sam Abuelsamid, Mustang editor at Global Team Ford communications, which you can see in a USA Today article.

In what will be the 6th generation of the muscle car, the 2015 Mustang will partly commemorate the past 50 years of Mustang. It will have all the same features you’ve come to expect from Ford Mustangs as well as all the power and thrilling driving experience. The rest of commemoration will take part in three different locations across the United States. You can read about the events at Pony Drive, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the official 50 years of Mustang page.

Another way you could celebrate, which we have to recommend as the best, is by getting yourself a great 2014 or 2015 Mustang from your Lake Charles area Ford dealer – Highway Ford.

Need For Speed Quenched With 2015 Mustang

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2015 Mustang as it appears in Need for Speed video game

The phrase “need for speed” can have different meanings depending on who you ask.  To a gamer, it’s a video game series; a film buff it’s an upcoming DreamWorks production from the director of “Act of Valor;” but ask somebody at Ford and it’s the perfect way to showcase the 2015 Ford Mustang.

The 2015 version of one of America’s most beloved cars is partnering with the “Need For Speed” franchise and effectively making the Mustang even more cool than ever before. Targeting generations of current and future car buyers with video game appearances and feature films allows Ford to communicate all the appeal of the Mustang without the intrusiveness of a commercial.

People will be thinking, talking and dreaming about the new Mustang before it is even in a dealer’s lot. They hype around the 2015 Mustang won’t be able to be ignored. With bold new color choices, plenty of technological advances and most importantly all the power that American muscle cars have been predicated on for the last 50 years – with engine options for a 2.3-liter EcoBoost®, 3.7-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8.

Visit Ford’s site for more information on the 2015 Ford Mustang and to quench your need for speed, contact a sales rep or schedule a test drive at hwyford.com.

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