Archive for January, 2012

President Barack Obama recently visited the Washington D.C. Auto Show to check out the latest offerings from the automotive industry. The Commander-in-chief sat in a variety of cars including the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Dodge Dart, Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2013 Ford Fusion, but his favorite was reportedly the 2013 Shelby GT500. After sitting in the car the President joked “this is what I needed in high school,” and according to sources called the car “sick”.
President Obama also praised the entire U.S. automotive industry, calling the new cars “a testimony to …

It’s pretty obvious that Mustang fans believe the modern Boss 302 will be a future classic, but what about the rest of the automotive community? According to Hagerty, at least, the Boss 302, specifically the Laguna Seca model, is destined to be a collector car in the coming years. The classic car insurance company recently released their annual “Hagerty Hot List” predicting what current cars under $100,000 will be in high demand in the future, and the race-ready Mustang made it onto the list. “This year’s Hot List includes cars …

Ford Racing officially unveiled the 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet at the PRI Show back in December, with the latest version of the turn-key racer getting two both naturally aspirated and supercharged 5.0-liter V8 powertrain options for the first time. The 2013 Cobra Jet also received various improvements compared to the 2012 model including better weight distribution, electric power steering, a new roll cage design and improved suspension geometry. Like in previous years, the Cobra Jet will be a limited edition model with just 50 examples scheduled to be built.
We haven’t …

The Ford Motor Company never forgets its heritage and is constantly showing us exactly how proud a company they are. That’s why last year you may remember they launched Fordimages.com, a site with archival photos of all FORD images that were previously locked away but now available for purchase. Now recently released images of Ford […]

Billy Johnson, driving the No. 61 Roush Performance Mustang Boss 302R, led the final 18 laps to win Friday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series BMW Performance 200. Johnson’s victory with teammate Jack Roush Jr. gave Roush’s father, team owner Jack Roush, his first GRAND-AM victory at Daytona International Speedway.The margin of victory over second-place Charles Espenlaub in the No. 48 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3  was 1.061 seconds. Espenlaub’s teammate Bryan Sellers was third in the No. 46 BMW. Twenty-five of the race’s 58 laps were run under …

The Ford Mustang Boss 302R started off the 2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season in the best way possible with the Roush Performance teams qualifying 1-2 at the season opener at Daytona Speedway. Shelby Blackstock, driving in only his second season for the Roush Performance team, put the No. 51 Starstruck Entertainment Boss 302R on pole with a time of 1:57.523, . This is the first time that Blackstock and fellow driver Jade Buford have captured the top qualifying position, and they will also be going for their first …

The Grand-Am season kicks off this week at Daytona, and we’ll be paying close attention to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge to see if the Mustang Boss 302R can finally topple the BMWs. One in particular to watch is the No.61 Boss 302R of Roush Performance driven by Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson who finished a close second this year. In addition to running at the front of the pack, the two will also likely stand out thanks to the new bodywork fitted to their car (Ford Racing …

The lucky guys over at Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords have just published a new story on their inside access to the development of the 2013 Shelby GT500. We earlier showed you a similar story from Road & Track, but while that article focused mostly on the handling improvements developed on the Nürburgring, this story from MM&FF goes into detail about how Ford has made the 2013 Shelby GT500 even faster at the dragstrip.
Similar to our overview of the new supercharged 5.8-liter V8, MM&FF gives a nice overview of the …

The numbers are in, and Galpin Ford of Van Nuys, CA had laid claim to the highest volume Ford Mustang dealership in the country for 2011. Normally Galpin’s customizing shop, Galpin Auto Sports, is the one in the news, but the legendary Ford dealership also plays a major part in the Mustang industry. This past year Galpin sold a total of 663 Mustangs, which far exceeded the next closest dealership who managed to move just 269 Mustangs.
Galpin didn’t just lead the country in Mustang sales, though. They managed to hold …

The Mustang Boss 302 is no stranger to being compared to others on track, although generally the comparisons are done at race courses in the United States like Car and Driver’s recent “Lightning Lap” at Virginia International Raceway. The latest test, though, was done by German car magazine Sport Auto at the legendary Hockenheim circuit and the list of competitors included the likes of Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW.
While many might think the Boss 302 would be outclassed by cars two or three times its price, those familiar …

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