Archive for October, 2012

Before Saleen, before Roush, even before Shelby, a legendary American Ford performance dynasty helped Alan Mann Racing secure the initial professional race win for the Ford Mustang – Holman & Moody. In September 1964, the Alan Mann Racing Team of Great Britain fielded three Mustangs that were specially prepped using engines and performance parts supplied by Holman & Moody in the 4,000 mile long “Tour de France Automobile” rally.
“To commemorate the Mustang’s first race win fifty years after the initial pairing, Holman & Moody is creating a limited edition 50th …

This year’s SEMA Award for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were announced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, with the Ford Mustang being named Hottest Car. The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year’s coolest products. It also underscores the cooperative relationship between the automakers and SEMA-member companies.
“The SEMA Show has always been about innovative products and trends,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “The SEMA …

Roush Performance, based in Livonia, MI, announced at the 2012 SEMA show today the introduction of their “Phase 1-2-3” line-up of ROUSHcharger™ Kits for the 2011+ 5.0L Mustang engine. “This Phase 1-2-3 power-adding program continues to be an incredible success for the earlier model 4.6L Mustangs, and we’re excited to apply the same concept to the 5.0,” states Tim Wheeler, VP Sales and Marketing for Roush Performance. “We have a diverse Mustang enthusiast following that wanted different levels of power based on how they’re going to use their …

2012 SEMA Ford Mustang Coverage

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

It’s that time of the year again and the 2012 SEMA Show is finally here. Over the next several days we’ll be bringing you comprehensive coverage of all things Ford Mustang from the show floor here at the Las Vegas Convention Center including all of the latest news, the custom project cars and the newest products for both classic and modern Ford Mustangs. We will be updating this page regularly with new content throughout the week, so be sure to check back often to see …

SEMA 2012: 2013 Ford Mustang by Stitchcraft

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Stitchcraft is known for their custom car interiors, so its no surprise that their project Mustang at the SEMA show features a gorgeous cockpit. The 2013 Mustang Convertible has been fitted with custom Katzkin leather and Alcantara Sparco seats complete with cooling and massage systems, Scroth 4-point harnesses, matching rear seats, an Alpine audio and navigation system, painted trim pieces and custom billet badges. The outside of the car looks just as good, with a BASF Pearl Blue paint job, 3dCarbon body kit, Classic Design Concepts light bar, a custom …

SEMA 2012: 2013 Ford Mustang by DSO Eyewear

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

We would never have thought of a sunglesses company capable of building a custom Mustang, but DSO Eyewear did a great job with this 2013 Mustang GT. The car stands out with its custom BASF Pearl White paint and a 3dCarbon body kit, but its just as impressive underneath the skin with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger system, Gibson ceramic-coated exhaust, Eibach coilover suspension system and Brembo brakes front and rear. Inside the DSO Eyewear Mustang was fitted with custom Katzkin leather seats and a Rockford Fosgate sound system. You can …

SEMA 2012: 3dCarbon Boy Racer Mustang

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

3dCarbon has had a consistent presence at SEMA the past few years, first making a splash in 2004 with their Boy Racer widebody kit for the S197 Mustang. Since then the company has produced new variations of the Boy Racer, and their latest for the 2013 Mustang is featured here at the SEMA show. The show car, finished in a bright ketchup and mustard color combination, features a six piece body kit with optional side vents, rear window U-trim and quarter window louvers. An Eibach suspension system provides a lowered …

Earlier today Ford Racing revealed the much-anticipated Mustang Cobra Jet Concept at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. While we’ve already given you the juicy details and the official images from Ford, we can now show you live photos from the car’s unveiling on the show floor. We’re happy to say the car looks simply stunning in person, in part due to the new EcoBoost livery that will be appearing on all of Ford’s motorsports programs throughout the world. While the twin-turbo Cobra Jet is simply a concept for now, …

The Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet concept revealed today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show proves there is indeed a replacement for displacement. In the perpetual quest to stay ahead of the competition, for the first time ever Ford Racing has equipped its factory-built turnkey drag racer with a turbocharged engine, adopting the same award-winning technology found on road-going EcoBoost engines.
Winning heritage
When the original Mustang Cobra Jet drag racers rolled out of the Mustang factory in 1968, they relied on 7.0-liter V8 engines with massive four-barrel carburetors to …

Earlier this week Ford Racing gave a sneak peek of a new concept car they would be debuting at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and now we have the first live photos of the car…sort of. SEMA doesn’t kick off until tomorrow morning, but we managed to snap some early photos of the concept car under cover at the Ford display that is still under construction. We were tempted to pull the covers off to get a quick look, but resisted the urge and will wait until tomorrow to …

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