Archive for June, 2013

Steeda have announced a new rear x-brace for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang, providing increased stiffness and torsional rigidity to the rear portion of the chassis while allowing the rear seats to stay in place. Constructed from 4130 Chrome Moly tubular steel with structural steel mounting brackets and a baked powder coated finish, the x-brace mounts to the rear shock towers just behind the rear seats and can be either bolted in or welded in for installation. Steeda manufacturers the x-brace at their facility in Valdosta, GA and says that it …

Shelby GT500 Golf Car

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Shelby GT500 Golf Car

 Looking to combine your passion for the Ford Mustang with your love of golf? Look no further than this Shelby GT500 Golf Car produced by Caddyshack Golf Cars of Palm Desert, CA. An officially licensed product from Ford, the Shelby GT500 Golf Car comes in all the factory colors from Deep Impact Blue (pictured) to Race Red and features a hand-laid fiberglass body with PPG paint, aluminum 12-inch wheels and vinyl and UltraSuede upholstered seats.
It also boasts a top speed of 19.5 mph thanks to its 3.1 horsepower 48-volt DC motor and rides on hydraulic shock absorbers and leaf springs. Customers can also check off upgraded seats, custom-matched colors, a rear-facing seat or a car cover on the options list.

Pricing isn’t listed, but we’d imagine that this fairway cruiser doesn’t come cheap. Looking for a different flavor of Mustang? The company will also be offering a Boss 302 and a Super Snake version in the near future.

Shelby GT500 Golf Car Standard Features:

  • Ford Shelby GT500 Badging
  • Hand-Laid Fiberglass Body and Canopy w/ PPG Paint
  • Optional Ford Shelby GT500 Painted Striping
  • Vinyl & UltraSuede Upholstered Seats
  • Cobra Logo & Shelby Signature on Seat Backrest
  • Custom Aluminum 12” Wheels
  • Six Standard Colors: Performance White, Grabber Blue, Black, Deep Impact Blue, Ingot Silver, Race Red
  • Locking Front Storage Trunk
  • Three Year Limited Warranty
  • 48 Volt DC Motor
  • Six 8-V Deep Cycle Batteries and 48-V Charger
  • 19.5 mph Top Speed (level ground)
  • Golf Bag Attachment and Sweater Basket
  • Headlights, Taillights, Brakelights, Turn Signals, Emergency Flashers, Horn
  • Fold-down Windshield

Optional Features:

  • 2-Person, Rear-Facing Fold-down Seat Kit (w optional golf bag attachment)
  • Carpet Kit for Floor and Front Compartment w/ Shelby Signature
  • Upgraded Seat Packages
  • Custom Color-Matched Colors
  • Custom Car Cover
Shelby GT500 Golf Car

Shelby GT500 Golf Car

Shelby GT500 Golf Car

  

Evolution Performance “Green Goblin” Mustang

   Evolution Performance set a new benchmark by being the first to run 8s in the 2013 Shelby GT500, and now the boys from Aston, PA at it again by setting a new record for the world’s fastest 2011 Mustang 5.0 nicknamed the Green Goblin. The deed was done at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH this past weekend as part of the McLeod Racing NMRA Ford Nationals where Evolution Performance were competing in the 5.0L Mustang shootout, a class pitting the world’s fastest 2011 Coyote-powered Mustangs against one another. By the end of the weekend the “Green Goblin” had not only beaten all challengers and won the event, but they had set a new record with an incredible 8.46 second pass at 163.3 mph.

Evolution Performance managed to get some pretty good footage from the weekend as well, including the record setting pass.

Evolution Performance “Green Goblin” 2013 Ford Mustang GT:

  • L&M Racing Engines 5.0L V8 tuned by Lund Racing
  • Slawko Racing CNC heads and intake manifold
  • 4.0L Whipple supercharger with Ford Racing 10-rib pulley system
  • Ford Racing oval throttle body
  • JLT “Super Big Air” 155mm cold air intake
  • American Racing 2-inch longtube headers
  • ATI Racing 20% overdrive damper
  • 205 lb/hr fuel injectors
  • Weldon Racing fuel pump and filters
  • TH400 transmission with converter
  • Evolution billet crossmember with transmission mount
  • Racecraft chassis components
  • Fab Ford 9-inch rear end with anti-roll bar
  • Strange Engineering race brakes
  • Dynotech carbon fiber driveshaft
  • Weld Racing Magnum 2.0 double beadlock wheels
  • TruCarbon carbon fiber cowl hood
  • JRS Fabrication 10-point roll cage

Tanner Foust drift the 2013 Mustang

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Tanner Foust drift the 2013 Mustang

  We have no reservations about professing our love for the Recaro seats in the Ford Mustang. We fell in love with them when we first sat in the cloth Recaros during our test drive of the 2012 Mustang Boss 302, and our affections were further bolstered (pun intended) when we had some time behind the wheel of a 2013 Mustang GT with the leather Recaros.
The upgraded seats are somewhat of an expensive option on the Mustang at $1,595, but in our opinion it’s money very well spent.

If you’re not quite convinced, then check out this video featuring Tanner Foust, who takes a tour of the Recaro factory then jumps behind the wheel of a 2013 Mustang GT and Boss 302 to put the seats to good use. You’ll learn what exactly goes into the hand-assembled seats and why Tanner Foust thinks a good seat is so important.

Vaughn Gittin Jr’s ‘Fire Drift’

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Vaughn Gittin Jr’s ‘Fire Drift’

What does Vaughn Gittin Jr. do when he’s not competing in the Formula Drift series? He makes insane drifting videos. We’ve seen him getting sideways around the sandy Al Reem Circuit in Saudi Arabia and going head-to-head with the road-racing Mustang RTR from Performance Autosport, just to name a few.
This latest video, titled Fire Drift, might just be the craziest out of all of them. With branding from sponsor Monster Energy well in view, Vaughn drifts his 2014 Mustang RTR drift car through (and under) a set of controlled explosions, knocking over fire-filled trash cans and even going off a flaming jump all with smoke pouring from his rear tires.

Perhaps no other future car has been rendered as many times as the 2015 Mustang (one example shown above). Some are received with praise, others with hatred, and many times it’s a combination of both. In reality it doesn’t matter, though as the drawings are mere speculation and don’t represent the real thing. There are people who have seen the final design, however, and the outlook seems overwhelmingly positive. Edmunds.com recently interviewed several members of the automotive design community that have actually laid eyes on the production 2015 Mustang, and …

Last week we showed you the very first video of a 2015 Ford Mustang prototype cruising the streets of Dearborn, and while the footage meant that we’re that much closer to seeing the real thing, the heavy camouflage on nearly every inch of the car meant that not much was revealed in terms of styling and design. Perhaps the only item of interest was the extra large 6-piston front brakes, perhaps hinting at a high-performance version.
Now we can show you yet another spy video of the 2015 Mustang courtesy of …

Ford is counting down the day’s to the Mustang’s 50th anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion they will be releasing weekly videos to look back at what made it America’s favorite pony car. To kick things off, Ford is highlighting the car that started it all – the 1962 Mustang 1 Concept. Debuting in October of 1962 at Watkins Glen, the Mustang 1 was an instant hit with its sleek, futuristic appearance. Of course, not much of the concept’s design made it to the production version two years later, but …

Shelby American announced today that the legendary high performance company will open a state-of-the-art global headquarters on December 1, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Located near the world famous “Strip” and McCarran International Airport, the 135,000 square-foot facility will house all operations under one roof, positioning one of the strongest independent automotive brands in the heart of one of the largest leisure and convention travel destinations in the world. The new headquarters fronts I-15 and is one block off of Las Vegas Blvd at 6405 Ensworth St.
“Shelby American is gearing …

The Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which will include events in both Las Vegas, NV and  Charlotte, NC, are now less than 300 days away (295 to be exact), and planning for both seems to be coming along quite well thanks to the Mustang Club of America who are currently working diligently to organize the festivities. How do we know? This past weekend the club’s executive director, Ron Bramlett, has released a letter detailing many of the updates that have happened since the celebrations were first announced back in April. …

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