Ford Vehicles In Grandville, Michigan

2013 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang

December 12th, 2011

The evolution of the Ford Cobra Jet Mustang continues. The CJ, as you can call it, debuted back in 1968 at the NHRA Winternationals. In modern day, it hit the racing scene in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 model years, and has become the winningest late-model in the NHRA, with national event wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

So, as you can imagine, all eyes are on what the 2013 CJ can do. No problem! The factory-produced race car has two 5.0-liter engine options: naturally aspirated with a Cobra Jet induction system, CNC-ported heads, high-lift cams and low-drag accessory drive, or with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharge, CNC port-matched manifold and heads and a proprietary 10-rib supercharger drive system for high-rpm without belt slip.

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And You Think You Work with Dummies?

December 12th, 2011

Ask Dr. Steve Rouhana about his coworkers and he’ll likely tell you they’re “dummies.” While we’ve all probably said that ourselves as some point, Steve means it quite literally: crash-test dummies are his job.

As the Senior Technical Leader for Safety, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, he explained that “crash-test dummies and virtual humans work together to help us advance the safety of our vehicles.”

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Beat Holiday Stress: The 2012 Escape!

December 2nd, 2011

It’s the holiday season, which usually means spending prolonged periods of time with family and/or fighting crowds at the malls on Black Friday and beyond. This may lead to an urge to make a gentle kicking motion, but Ford encourages that! Why? Because it’s exactly what you do to open the new hands-free power liftgate on the all-new Escape! That simple motion is all it takes to load the family’s luggage or all the goodies you’ve bought into the cargo area without having to juggle a key and arms full of stuff.

Here are some stats: During the holidays, 87 percent of American adults experience stress when shopping, and auto-related activities have a tendency to induce the most stress. Nearly 55 percent of Americans say that traffic jams, locating a parking spot and getting packages into the vehicle with their hands full are among the top stressful activities.

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Passing the Million-Mile Mark

December 2nd, 2011

Debbie Conner is a pickup truck kind of lady. She loves her F-350 truck so much that on September 12, 2011, she traded hers in for a newer F-350 – after racking up 1,060,000 miles on her 2002 model!

How did Debbie manage to log over 1,000,000 miles on her pickup truck, which she affectionately nicknamed “Old Girl?” Debbie and her husband, who live in Parker, Pennsylvania, used their F-350 to deliver camper vehicles all over the United States and Canada. With the help of her husband, a self-proclaimed Ford man through and through, Debbie took meticulous care of Old Girl, staying on top of repairs and general upkeep.

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