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Saddle up! The newly designed 2015 Mustang GT Convertible is still the hottest thoroughbred in the sporty class.

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April 16, 2016

Mustang. The name says it all— unbridled power… quick as the wind… and incredibly nimble on any terrain. This latest edition, from a long line of pedigree winners, is leaner and meaner… and, as expected, is decked out with the hottest technology trappings and creature comforts— many as standard features. Unmistakably, this pony is sleeker than the last stable of Mustangs, with a wider track on chassis that’s primed for the type of powerful, spirited driving that makes you want to hit the open road and never back off on the accelerator. The new Mustang GT Convertible is comfortably cool, versatile to drive, and designed with a fresh look and style that will definitely turn heads. You’ve got to check it out in person.

Mobile Climate and Road Simulators Minimize On-Road Noise

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March 20, 2016

Climate and Road SimulatorsFord is always looking for new ways to improve their vehicles. One of their goals is to ensure you have a safe and comfortable driving experience, and a quiet ride is part of this! Noises on the road can not only be annoying, but make us worry! Thankfully, Ford’s mobile climate and road simulators minimize on-road noise in the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty.

The Super Duty series is Ford’s toughest series yet. This equipment puts vehicles through the most extreme conditions imaginable to test for squeaks and rattles. The simulators are called Transportable Environmental Four Posters. This references the 18-wheeler portability and four-point road simulators that are under each wheel in the chamber. Ford is the only brand to use this.

“Mobile climate and road simulators are absolutely key to finding unwanted noises in the early stages of vehicle development,” said Craig Schmatz, chief engineer of Ford F-Series Super Duty. Extreme environments can bring out problems, and finding these before production are key.

Ford puts vehicles through 20 degrees below and 120 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure they can handle it. So when you’re behind the wheel of a F-Series Super Duty, you know you’ll be safe.

Interesting Facts about Ford

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March 3, 2016

Interesting facts about FordFord has a very rich history as one of the oldest car manufacturers. You probably know a great deal about the manufacturer, but here are some interesting facts about Ford you might not know:

  1. Ford is the second largest family owned company in the world.
  2. The very first Ford was sold in 1903 for $850. It could got a maximum speed of 30 mph.
  3. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were lifelong friends.
  4. Henry Ford wanted his workers to have a “life” not just a “living” and expanded the middle class and fair wages movement by creating the “$5-a-day” salary (equivalent to an impressive “$118-a-day in 2016.)
  5. Jim Morrison, legendary Door singer, only ever owned a 1967 Shelby GT 500.
  6. Ford’s signature logo didn’t come about until 4 years after the company was already in production.
  7. Ironically, Chevrolet used a Ford SuperDuty to set up their Chevy Truck display at the Texas State Fair in 2012.
  8. In 1965, a Ford Mustang was brought to the observation deck of the Empire State Building in four separate pieces through using elevators.