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We already know that Ford knows quite a bit about cars. But did you know it’s also an expert in camouflage?
When building the next generation of automobiles, especially one as important as the all-new 2015 Mustang, it can be difficult to road test the models without attracting attention. And when it comes to the Mustang, which has now been going strong for 50 years, the attention from auto paparazzi is even greater. According to Ford, it took less than an hour for spy shots to appear online after the Mustang was taken on public roads for the very first time back in June.
But Ford had come prepared. An entire design team worked on the Mustang’s camouflage, creating and putting in place hard plastic, foam, vinyl, and ratchet straps to alter its appearance and mislead spectators. That really got our curiosity-sense tickled here at Hassett Automotive, so we figured we would the video that talks all about the camouflage process:
The L.A. Auto Show has been over for a few days now, but here at Hassett Automotive, we’re still reeling—along with the rest of the automotive world—from the shocking reintroduction of the Subaru WRX. The WRX has always been an impressive, performance-driven sports car—it was inspired by rally-racing vehicles, after all—but it’s never been quite this awe-inspiring, according to no less an authority than Subaru itself.
The 2015 WRX comes with a 2.0L direct-injection turbo BOXER engine, which allows the WRX 268 horsepower. But the most exciting changes for this new edition of the car come in the car’s handling. A Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and a new “torque vectoring system” give the care incredibly intricate, smooth, and responsive handling. “It wasn’t enough to simply turn your knuckles white,” Subaru brags. “We wanted to keep them that way.”
There’s simply no part of the WRX that wasn’t redesigned and optimized for this jaw-dropping new edition of the car. We can’t wait for it to hit dealers—check back with us often for updates on the 2015 WRX.