Archive for June, 2012

Shelby Performance Parts have announced a new Track Pack suspension system for the 2005+ Mustang and 2007+ Shelby GT500. Designed to provide a substantial increase in performance on a road course, this premium suspension system includes single-adjustable Koni coilovers, rear lower control arms with relocation brackets and a watts-linkage system. The coilovers feature an integrated caster/camber plates that allow for +/- 2.5 degrees of adjustment as well as an off-set housing that allows for the fitment of 10.5-inch wide wheels and 315 tires, while the watts-linkage uses an adjustable pivot …

Today Ford announced that the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will appear at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed this week in a fitting tribute to the late Carroll Shelby. For its first appearance outside America, the US-only supercar will blast up the famous Goodwood hillclimb driven by guest race drivers.  The iconic Zakspeed Capri is also set to sprint up the hill, challenging the 1.16-mile hillclimb speed record of 41.6 seconds, set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999.
The Shelby GT500 Mustang is powered by an aluminium …

Back in March we reported that production of the 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet was underway at the AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock, MI, and now Ford Racing has informed us that the very first example has been completed and shipped to its dealership, Sam Pack Ford in Plano, TX. The car, number 18 of 50, is painted black and features the optional supercharger system and graphics. Ford Racing expects the remainder of the 2013 Cobra Jets to be completed in the next two weeks.
The 2013 Cobra Jet is …

Shelby American has announced the changes for its limited edition 2013 Shelby GT350. New color options, visual styling cues and optional performance upgrades will distinguish the third model year of Shelby GT350 production from previous model year cars. The 2013 Shelby GT350 will be available as either a coupe or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Company on the Mustang.
“The Shelby GT350 is one of the world’s most celebrated and iconic modern muscle cars,” said John Luft, president …

In 2007 Academy Award-winners Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred in the feel-good movie The Bucket-List which followed two terminally ill men on their around the world trip trying to complete their wish list before they passed away. For one scene the two stars got behind the wheels of some serious American muscle, a 1965 […]

When Ford initially launched the Boss 302 in 2012 it separated itself from the standard Mustang GT with more horsepower and several unique components designed for lowering lap times at the track. For weekend warriors looking at buying a Mustang to take on the road course, the Boss 302 was the clear choice.
With the debut of the revised 2013 Mustang back in November, though, Ford is making it tougher on customers to make a decision. The standard 5.0-liter V8 now makes 420 horsepower – eight more than in 2012 – …

With Ford adding more than 110 horsepower and 120 lb-ft torque to the Shelby GT500 for 2013, the engineers at SVT knew that they would have to make some significant updates if all of that power was going to make it to the ground. One of the big changes was with gearing – taller 3.31 gears are now standard – but it takes more than that to harness the supercharged 5.8-liter V8. That’s why the 2013 GT500 features an all new launch control system, a first for Ford and the …

EAA AirVenture, the world’s greatest annual aviation celebration in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has become known as the home for one-of-a-kind, aviation themed Ford Mustangs. For 2012, Ford, working with Creations n’ Chrome, has created a “Red Tails Edition” Mustang to honor the exploits of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Corps. This special Mustang will be auctioned off on Thursday, July 26th to benefit the EAA’s (Experimental Aircraft Association) Young Eagles Program.
For the …

Carlo Spiga is like many Mustang owners we know who modify their cars. Not only does he appreciate the Mustang’s performance from the factory, but he sees plenty of potential in the aftermarket. “I thought Ford was offering such great performance value in the Mustang, but it just needed a few aftermarket tweaks to give it supercar feel and performance,” he told us. Unlike many other Mustang owners, however, Carlo prides himself on doing things a little bit differently. This can be seen in the subtle appearance of …

Carlo Spiga is like many Mustang owners we know who modify their cars. Not only does he appreciate the Mustang’s performance from the factory, but he sees plenty of potential in the aftermarket. “I thought Ford was offering such great performance value in the Mustang, but it just needed a few aftermarket tweaks to give it supercar feel and performance,” he told us. Unlike many other Mustang owners, however, Carlo prides himself on doing things a little bit differently. This can be seen in the subtle appearance of …

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