New Ford GT Snap Kit Showcases Model’s Sleek Styling

Kids visiting the 2016 North American International Auto Show can get a free, limited-edition Ford GT snap kit from the Ford Kiosk. This snap kit is a build-it-yourself model of the real thing, celebrating the high-performance model and its striking looks.

According to Ford, the brand is still partnering with Revell to build the snap kits for the GT. Revell helped Ford build Mustang and Raptor kits in previous years. The Ford GT snap kit will also be available to purchase through online stores and retailers in April.

“Our annual Revell Make ‘n Take model kit program has become a fun-filled auto show tradition,” said Mark Bentley, Ford Licensing manager. “Letting kids build their own Ford GT is a great way to introduce them to the Ford brand and create new enthusiasts.”

This auto show kit includes a 14-piece assembly with a limited-edition badge to certify it is from the auto show. The retail model will be a little more complex, with 28 parts, and it will sell for roughly $15. Kids who are excited about the new Ford GT will love these kits.

Ford GT Snap Kit

Ford GT Inspires Home Goods at Milan Furniture Show

We all know that Ford’s day-job is designing cars – and really, really awesome ones, at that. But what if we told you that Ford has taken on some other design work, and it involves things like a guitar, a foosball table, and a racing sailboat?

Ford has taken on a new challenge at the world’s leading furniture and design expo in Milan, Italy, designing a number of non-automotive creations based on the one-and-only Ford GT supercar. Besides what was listed above, the creations include a sandwich, a ping pong table, lounge furniture, a suspended light, a Wi-Fi speaker, a magnetic hover board, a suitcase and more.

Before you get too excited, you should know that these creations were designed only for the Milan Furniture show, and Ford plans to stick with what it knows best: cars. “We’re taking the concepts and philosophy behind the Ford GT’s interior design and applying it to other products,” Ford design chief Moray Callum said of the unique goods.

These projects allow Ford designers to showcase their creative talents while exploring design opportunities for future Ford vehicles.

“We have an incredible amount of talent in our global design studios,” said Ford’s chief designer, Moray Callum, in a statement. “Salone del Mobile is the perfect forum to share some of that creativity, while also offering our designers an opportunity to get exposure to new ideas that will inspire future Ford design.”

Stop by Shults Ford of Harmarville today to learn more about the exciting all-new Ford GT!

Milan Furniture Show

Ford’s NAIAS Exhibit Comes to Life with Technology and Innovation

If you were lucky enough to participate in this year’s North American International Auto Show, you may have noticed Ford’s hard-to-miss exhibit, where brand-new exciting and innovative displays showcased Ford’s newest vehicles and technologies.

The all-new Ford GT, Shelby GT350R and F-150 Raptor performance vehicles were unveiled at the Ford stand, demonstrating Ford’s advancement in performance vehicle technology.

“Across Ford’s lineup, from Fiesta to F-150, examples are featured of technologies tested and proven on paved and dirt racetracks, and then built into vehicles customers want and need,” said David Tillapaugh, Ford global auto show operations manager in a news release.

Additionally, Ford created “Innovation Park” at the Ford stand, where visitors are invited to explore environmentally sensitive technologies – like Ford’s use of organic materials and reducing waste in production. The park features real perennials, trees, soils, and water features from the Henry Ford Fairlane Estate, creating a serene and relaxing environment away from the hustle and bustle of the showroom floor.

An EcoBoost display at the heart of Ford’s NAIAS Exhibit features all seven of Ford’s fuel-saving engines. Guests are invited to check out the engine displays and play “EcoBoost” themed games.

Here at Shults Ford of Harmarville, we think it’s safe to say that Ford did not disappoint at this year’s NAIAS. Exciting new models and engaging displays added to the exhibit’s unique environment.

Ford’s NAIAS Exhibit

 

Ford GT-based GTR1 Cranks Out More Than 1,000 Horsepower

When it launched in 2004, the Ford GT was an exceptional car. By most standards, it remains exceptional to this day, but its age is starting to show when compared to more modern supercars.

Until Galpin Auto Sports got its hand on it. Last year, the shop unveiled the GTR1 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a Ford GT-based supercar that took everything you loved about the original and made it even better—except maybe for the paint.

Under the hood, it had a 5.4-liter V8 hooked to a twin-turbocharger that produced a total 1024 horsepower and 739 pound-feet of torque. But before you say “wow,” check out what Galpin has revealed this year. No more twin turbocharger. Smaller engine. Instead, it’s got a 4.0-liter V8 with a Whipple supercharger to make 1058 hp and 992 lb-ft.

Yes, it goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds; yes, it goes faster than 225 miles per hour; no, it has no stability control; and no, it has no traction control. Amazing, right? It’s a pure supercar, bred and true. We just wish we could display it at Shults Ford. We doubt the $1,000,000+ price tag will stop customers from stopping by just to look at it!

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