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Ford Runs Detroit Auto Show with Ford GT, Mustang Shelby GT350R and new Raptor
Even the harshest critics unanimously agree that the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit belonged to a company based in Dearborn: the Ford Motor Company. Not only did Ford occupy some of the biggest and most prime real estate in Cobo hall for the Detroit Auto Show, the manufacturer filled the space with new and exciting debuts of products that are a lot closer to your showroom than you might think. clientele from the areas around are eager to get on the waiting list to start ordering these exciting models.
Bearing less-and-less resemblance to its predecessors, the new Ford GT is remarkably exotic, ultra-modern and has been engineered to outperform the Ferrari 458 Speciale in every performance test possible. While the original Ferrari-fighting Ford GT40 was powered by a naturally-aspirated V8, this time around Ford is deploying a dose of its latest technology with an IMSA-derived 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 sleeved into a sleek mid-engine chassis. The motor is said to develop more than 600 horsepower and the vehicle will be available for order in late 2016.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
How do you make a Mustang Shelby better? Do as Ford did and take the new Mustang chassis and make it the most track-ready street car legal for the road today. The striking pre-production car in the Ford booth has innovation under the hood, advanced aerodynamic considerations and weight-saving efforts in many areas of the vehicle. Powering the Shelby GT350R is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced. With elements like a flat-plane crank shaft design usually only found in exotics cars, this 5.2L V8 mill will churn out more than 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The feisty motor is made more free-revving by the lack of air conditioning as well.
The chassis has been ramped up by a revised MagneRide suspension tuned for track performance. The adaptive system has been ramped up with lower ride height, beefier anti-roll bars, bushings and bump stops. The body has also been modified with lower headlights, and a massive carbon fiber front splitter and carbon fiber rear wing. Even the wheels on the Shelby GT350R are carbon fiber, a technology that is only found on one other car: a supercar called the Koenigsegg One:1. Besides the carbon elements, the weight savings techniques continue inside the vehicle. The Ford Shelby GT350R comes with no air conditioning, no radio, no navigation and no back seat! The limited production 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R will be on sale late 2015
Ford F-150 Raptor
Unveiled in front of the eager automotive press, the new 2017 Ford Raptor was still in pre-production dress in Detroit. Nonetheless, this is practically the exact truck you’ll see rolling into Ford showrooms in the near future.
Besides the bold sculpting of the ‘FORD’ grille and supersized details, the most dramatic change to this off-road truck was under the hood of the new Raptor. Doing away with the snarling 411 horsepower 6.2L V8, Ford is hedging its bets on developing the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost motor to make gobs more power than before. The twin-turbo mill is said to produce between 450-500 horsepower. The boosted engine will be mated to a highly-efficient and durable 10-speed automatic transmission.
With approximately 500 pounds shaved off of the Raptor’s curbweight and more power from the new EcoBoost V6, the all-new 2017 Ford Raptor promises to be one outstanding off-road machine that’s ready to tackle on any obstacle or menacing jump. The new Ford Raptor will debut as a 2017 model and production will start in the fall of 2016 at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant.