Every summer, speed enthusiasts flock to the Goodwood
Festival of Speed in England to see the fastest and most innovative cars to
grace the road and track. This year, Ford unveiled a new GT at Goodwood, named
the GT Mk II.
The GT Mk II will be a limited production run of only 45
models. This car will also be limited as a track-only model and is not road
legal. It is also not designed to compete in any racing series. Because the
designers were not limited by any road laws or racing restrictions, they were free
to do whatever they wanted with the design.
“The GT Mk II unleashes the full performance potential of the Ford GT without any artificial performance limitations dictated by racing sanctioning bodies,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product development and purchasing officer. “It’s the closest GT owners can get to the Le Mans-winning performance and exhilarating feeling of crossing the finish line in the Ford GT race car.”
The production team took a standard road-legal GT and made
it more exciting with an upgraded engine and extreme aerodynamics. Under the
hood, the GT Mk II has a 700 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. The
aerodynamic elements generate over 400 percent more downforce than the standard
Although you can’t get this version of the GT at Transwest Ford, you can find plenty of sporty Ford cars in stock, like the Mustang.
Ford is all about providing safe, comfortable
transportation to all, and that mission extends beyond the task of selling
reliable vehicles. Ford GoRide Health is a non-emergency medical
transportation service that provides rides to and from medical appointments.
The business first launched in Southeast Michigan and has since expanded to
Now that Ford GoRide Health has had a chance to refine its customer experience, it is ready to expand its offerings nationally. The expansion will start with more cities in Ohio, including Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, as well as populated areas in Florida like Miami. Ford expects to reach these cities by the end of 2019, and in 2020 the service aims to reach Texas, California, North Carolina, and Louisiana.
In addition to expanding its non-emergency medical transportation services, they have launched their first public service para-transit in Dayton, Ohio. This ride service is open to the public, and is designed to fill a major need to public transportation for those with disabilities and anyone who cannot access standard public transportation. In the years to come, Ford GoRide Health hopes to expand even further, providing safe and reliable transportation where it is most needed.
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been a long time coming. The revitalized Bronco will bring Ford back to the off-road SUV segment in a big way, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the returning model, which should arrive late in 2020. However, as we get closer to its production and release date, more news has started trickling in. Here is what we do know about the 2021 Ford Bronco so far…
You will be able to get it in a two-door or a
four-door version—and you can choose between rear- and four-wheel drive.
You will be able to remove the doors and hard
top. That means the Bronco will offer a truly open-air off-roading experience.
The grille will bear huge “Bronco” signage on
the front, so everyone will know exactly what you’re driving.
The Bronco will share some similarities with the
new Ford Ranger. In fact, the Bronco and the next-generation Ranger will be
built on the same platform.
The Bronco will have a spare tire on the back.
Styling of the Bronco harkens back to 1965
rather than 1996. That means we’ll see a return to classic boxiness.
Engine specs aren’t yet solidified, but we may
see a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 (the same one in the F-150).
If you need a new Ford SUV now instead of waiting for the 2021 model year, contact us at Transwest Ford.
No matter where you live, it’s likely you’ve hit a pothole or two while you’re driving around town – and there are few things that can ruin a lovely drive (or your poor car’s suspension components) like unexpected pothole jolts. Ford’s looking to make your daily drive easier — and slightly less pothole-ridden — by releasing a new Pothole Detection Technology in the newest Focus model to help mitigate the damage these dips in the road do.
The system can sense when your Focus’s wheel falls into a pothole, adjusting the suspension to help limit the harsh impact on both the vehicle and its occupants – all within a single second.
“Our engineers are always searching for the roughest roads to really test our suspension to the limit, but more and more we’re noticing that the rough roads are finding us,” said Guy Mathot, Ford Focus vehicle dynamics supervisor. “Potholes are a problem that isn’t going away anytime soon, but with our advanced suspension technology for all-new Focus, we’ve been able to reduce their impact.”
This new technology will become part of the Focus’s optional Continuously Controlled Damping system, which monitors the car’s suspension, body, steering, and braking inputs ever two milliseconds, adjusting the suspension accordingly to offer a top-notch ride.
Here at Transwest Ford, we can’t wait to see what Pothole Detection Technology can do. Hopefully, it will come to more Ford models soon.
The Ford Ranger first made its American debut in 1983 as a compact pickup that was very popular for many years. In 2011, Ford discontinued production of the truck, but now, we have learned about a comeback for the Ford Ranger for the 2019 model year.
After an 8-year gap, the new Ranger will be more impressive than ever. It will be built using a fully boxed ladder frame that has been specifically designed for the American market. Compared to the European model, the American Ranger will have tighter body panels for a more refined design.
Under the hood, the Ranger will come with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline-four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford has yet to release output numbers, but horsepower will probably land somewhere around 300 with about 350 lb-ft of torque.
Just like the larger F-150, the Ranger will be available in a variety of trims and configurations. Two versions that will be a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts will be the FX2 and FX4, which will get numerous rugged features as standard including skid plates, all-terrain tires, a front bash plate, and other goodies.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to hit showroom floors in early 2019. We at Transwest Ford are counting down the months until we get to try it out.
Transwest Ford is proud to represent one of the Big Three American automakers, the Ford Motor Company. Ford, founded by the famous Henry Ford, has rich automotive heritage and has pushed the envelope since its inception in 1903.
Based in Dearborn, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, Ford manufacturers a wide range of vehicles, all available at Transwest Ford. The lineup includes several cars: The Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, and Ford Taurus are the standard cars, while the Ford C-MAX offers an alternative fuel experience for more eco-friendly driving and the Ford Mustang, the original pony car, is famous for its thrilling performance.
Ford SUVs and crossovers include the Ford Escape, Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Ford Explorer, Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon, and Ford Expedition. The newest SUV to join the lineup is the Ford EcoSport. Ford is perhaps most famous for its trucks, as the Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for four decades. The F-Series includes the Ford F-150 and the Ford Super Duty. Ford’s van lineup includes the Ford Transit Connect and Ford Transit Passenger Wagon.
Hybrid and electric Fords include the Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE, Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, Ford Fusion Energi SE, and Ford Focus Electric. Ford also has a commercial vehicle line.