Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Ford Shelby Mustang Performance Taken to Next Level

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Ford Mustang ShelbyThe Ford Mustang is an impressive enough vehicle by itself, but the new Ford Shelby Mustang performance is being taken to an even greater level. The Ford Shelby was first created to just that: turn the Mustang up from great sports car to a true road warrior, a supercar in its own right. The new Ford Shelby GT350, with better body design, suspension systems, and more, is literally the best one yet.

The new Shelby Mustang comes with the new MagneRide suspension system, plus the car has an unprecedented level of engineering that makes the body rigid and responsive.

“When we started working on this car, we wanted to build the best possible Mustang for the places we most love to drive – challenging back roads with a variety of corners and elevation changes, and at the track on weekends,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “Every change we made to this car was driven by the functional requirements of a powerful, responsive powerplant.”

Come see us at Hassett Automotive to learn more about the new Shelby Mustang. We’ll tell you all about the GT350, with its stiffer chassis and better brakes. Or, if you’re more interested in the normal Mustang, we’d love to show you that model as well.

Subaru WRX STI Makes 2015 Hagerty Hot List

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

2015 Hagerty Hot ListLimited edition cars have always been rarer than their mass produced counterparts so it isn’t a surprise it’s those models that make it onto the 2015 Hagerty Hot List. The collector car experts over at Hagerty release an annual list naming what vehicles are most likely to be collectibles in 25 years.

To qualify, vehicles must be produced in the current year, cost less than $100,000, and special consideration goes to new launches not already on previous lists.

This year Subaru made its way onto the list, which also included the Dodge Challenger Hellcat (#5), Mustang GT Performance Package (#6), and Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (#4). The Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition took the number nine spot. Starting at $38,190, it’s one of the less expensive models but according to the experts, it packs a punch.

Hagerty’s reasons for selecting the Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition are what we would expect. With a turbocharged Boxer four cylinder engine, advanced suspension, and a stiff body, the STI is very similar to a rally car. The acceleration is more than enough to give any enthusiast’s heart a jumpstart and, as a limited Launch Edition, there’s no doubt collectors will want this car for their collections within the next 25 years.

New Ford Fiesta RS Release Might Follow Focus RS’s Market Debut

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Ford Fiesta RS

The success of the Ford Focus ST could lead to the creation of a Fiesta RS

When you hear the word “Ford” paired with the term “performance vehicle,” you probably think of things like the Mustang—or the crazy new GT Carbon Fiber supercar. But there are many other kinds of Ford performance vehicles as well, even models based on compact and subcompact models like the Focus and Fiesta. The Focus already has two performance models: the ST and now the RS too. (more…)