Alghanim Auto fully backs the 2nd Annual Mustang Festival

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, January 2017 – Alghanim Auto participated as a platinum sponsor in the 2nd Annual Mustang Festival, which took place on Saturday, January 21, at the Green Island parking on Gulf road. Amongst a rather colorful display of various brand new Mustang models by Alghanim Auto, the highly anticipated event drew more than 180 Mustang enthusiasts and owners who showcased their prized possessions in a wide array of colors; from vintage models all the way to the latest generation Mustang; some featuring a serious range of modifications.

The Mustang Festival is the largest annual Mustang event and gathering for Mustang owners and enthusiasts in Kuwait. Entertainment included live DJ, food stations and several competitions. In its second iteration, the festival attracted more Mustang enthusiasts this time around featuring a wider, more unique range of models and classics, with attendance by several local Mustang fan clubs as well as their counterparts from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The one-day enthusiast gathering, which took place in a spacious parking lot on the Gulf road, attracted more than 180 Mustangs from all different models and colors, ranging from vintage models as old as 1965 all the way to the 2017 models on display by Alghanim Auto. The Mustang enthusiast community showed a high level of ownership pride and love for the Mustang nameplate, evident in the amount of attention given to the finest details in their vehicles. As the platinum sponsor, the Alghanim Auto took center stage with a rather colorful display that highlights the variety of 2017 Mustang models available for sale at its new showroom in Shuwaikh Industrial Area across from SIRBB Circuit.

The star of the show was the legendary 2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 in beautiful race red. The new Shelby GT350 is a world-class performance vehicle, designed to tackle the planet’s most challenging roads. The new GT350 takes advantage of a dramatically improved sixth-generation Mustang to create a truly special driving experience. Driving enthusiasts behind the wheel of a Shelby GT350 can expect to be treated to the most balanced, nimble and exhilarating production Mustang yet. Ford engineers took an innovative approach with GT350; rather than develop individual systems to perform well independently, every component and shape is optimized to work in concert; balance is the key. While paying rigorous attention to detail, the team pushed the envelope with cutting-edge materials and technologies. The Shelby GT350’s new 5.2-liter V8 engine is considered the most powerful, naturally aspirated production Ford engine ever, at 526 horsepower and the highest-revving V8 in Ford history – with a redline of 8,250 rpm. It is also the most efficient in terms of specific output. Without turbocharging or supercharging, the flat-plane crankshaft V8 produces 102 horsepower per liter of displacement. Ultra-quick responsiveness to changing conditions is provided by the first-ever Ford application of continuously controlled MagneRide dampers. The new Shelby GT350 also features Brembo brakes, the most track-credible brake system ever offered on a Ford vehicle in terms of absolute stopping power, fade resistance and brake pedal feel. GT350 makes use of extra-stiff 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels – 10.5 inches wide in front, 11.0 inches in the rear – clad in state-of-the-art Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires with GT350-specific sidewall construction, tread face and compound. The custom tires are designed to deliver maximum grip on the road or during weekend track days.

Shelby GT350 has been weight-optimized to balance capability with on-track durability. Lightweight components are engineered to offset added extreme-performance hardware, and, as a result, the standard GT350 tips the scales at 1,705kg only. Alghanim Auto is offering the new 2017 Shelby GT350 Mustang in three new colors: Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue and Ruby Red.

Also present was a GT Premium California Special in stunning grabber blue next to a triple yellow GT Premium, a silver GT 5.0, and a V6 model clad in magnetic grey. Befitting to the occasion, Alghanim Auto also displayed a custom Mustang GT V8 designed by Kromozone with a SEMA-inspired color theme. It is worth noting that, for the first time in Kuwait, the current generation Mustang is now available with a manual transmission at Alghanim Auto.

Stemming from its strong belief in supporting passionate fans and the youth, Alghanim Auto’s participation in the 2nd annual Mustang Festival was successful and proved the perfect opportunity to engage and connect with the Mustang enthusiast crowd; part of its greater mission to build a successful relationship with all Ford customers, especially the youth, who have always aspired to own the legendary Ford Mustang for what it represents in terms of American muscle, craftsmanship, and power. Event goers were also treated to a trivia competition where winners were awarded valuable prizes.

Ford’s latest 2017 model range is available at Alghanim Auto, the only importer contractually authorised by Ford to sell new Ford vehicles, genuine Ford and MotorCraft® parts, and provide aftersales support to Ford customers in Kuwait.

All customers interested in Ford vehicles are invited to visit the Ford Alghanim New Vehicle Showroom, Service and Spare Parts Center in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area, opposite from the Classical Car Museum and Sirbb Circuit. The showroom is open Saturday through Thursday from 9am to 10pm and 2pm to 8pm on Fridays; meanwhile, the Service Center is open from 7am to 7pm every day except Fridays. For added convenience, the Express Service welcomes customers till 10pm and 2pm to 7pm on Fridays.

To get in touch with Ford Alghanim, please call the customer care center at 1898900; visit www.fordalghanim.com or contact us via social media on @fordalghanim (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).

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