The Kansas City Royals are returning to Major League Baseball as the league champions and Ford is celebrating in their own way. Fan Marc Lassalle emailed Ford after the team took the championship with a suggestion for a limited edition vehicle. The Detroit-based automaker eventually invited him to join the company’s executives at the Kansas City Assembly Plant for the unveiling of the Ford F-150 MVP Edition.
The Ford F-150 has been built in Kansas City since 1957. The last time the Royals won the championship in 1985, Ford responded with an MVP edition of the Ranger.
Based on the XLT trim, buyers in Kansas City can choose between white and paint. The truck comes with polished rocker panels and special badging, among other cosmetic additions.
The special edition F-150 comes at the perfect time given the Midwest Ford dealers have just renewed their sponsorship of the Royals for the 2016 season.
Only 300 Ford F-150 MPV Editions will hit the streets. Once those models—60% of which are “flame blue” and 40% are “Oxford white”—are gone, the model will go out of production.
While we here at Friendly Ford are proud to see Ford creating special models to celebrate sporting events close to the company’s heart!
Ford and Petty’s Garage (NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s the in-house speed shop) have teamed up to create some seriously powerful Mustang GT King Edition models. Capable of putting out up to 727 horsepower (with an optional level two upgrade that uses a smaller supercharger pulley), the modified Mustang GTs are sure to appeal to sports car enthusiasts everywhere.
Featuring Petty’s Garage’s signature blue accents, custom wheels and performance summer tires, there is no mistaking the GT King Edition–but it’s what’s happening behind the scenes that will have drivers gripping their steering wheels. Fitted with extreme-duty TrakPak Ford Performance halfshafts, a rear axle upgrade, and three-way adjustable front and rear sway bars, the customized Mustang GT is prepared to make the most of all that power the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine is packing.
“I’ve always liked the look of the Mustang, and the 2016 model gives us a great base car to work with,” said Richard Petty in a statement. “These new King edition Mustangs are pretty much the way I’d build my own. They are great fun to drive, and have a signature single exhaust.”
Interested? You better act fast. Only 243 King edition models, 43 King Premier and 14 King Premier Convertibles will be made available. Give us a call at Friendly Ford to learn more!