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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.

World Challenge race

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

The Ford Mustang had its most successful outing of the 2013 SCCA World Challenge season with Dean Martin of Rehagen Racing taking his very first win in the series. Martin, in only his second career World Challenge start, won the second of two races that were part of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, marking the first time that the Mustang has claimed the top spot on the podium this season. Taking advantage of a race restart on lap 21, Martin managed to squeeze past several spinning cars to take the lead before the yellow flag came out again and held onto it for the remainder of the race.

“I don’t know if there was more than three inches extra between Andy’s [Pilgrim] car and the wall,” Martin said. “Alec [Udell] and I managed to get between them, and then just started charging on when I saw the green flag. It looked like Aschenbach got hurt in the accident, or just checked up. I just stuffed it in there and got by him, and then came around and saw the white flag. I was a little relieved because I saw Mark [Wilkins] coming.”

There were several other Mustang drivers that finished in the top ten as well including Alex Udell who claimed the final podium spot in 3rd, Brad Adams in 7th, and rookie Roger Rodas of the Always Evolving team that finished a season best in 9th.

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

world challenge detroit 2013

Car and Driver 2015 Ford Mustang

Car and Driver is the latest to guess what the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang will look like with a fresh rendering courtesy of artist Jon Sibal. The design sets itself apart from previous ones we’ve seen, not using too much styling from either the Evos Concept or the current S197 Mustang.
The front end features perhaps the most traditional Mustang styling, with an aggressive front fascia and dual horizontal grille surrounded by chrome, but the rear has a more generic look void of both the rear quarter window and side scallop. It’s surely an attractive vehicle, although likely not a very accurate interpretation.

The rendering was published by Car and Driver as part of an article called “25 Cars Worth Waiting For” and offers a few details about what to expect for the 2015 Mustang. Unfortunately none of them are new, like the introduction of an independent rear suspension or an available turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

rendered 2015 Saleen Mustang

Sunday, May 5th, 2013
2015 Saleen Mustang

 We’ve seen plenty of renderings of the 2015 Ford Mustang over the past few months, ranging from some that look almost exactly like the Ford Evos Concept to some that aren’t too different from the styling of the current Mustang.
However, one of the things those renderings have in common is that they are all guesses of what the standard production 2015 Mustang will look like. Up until now one has taken a crack at what a modified version of the Mustang could look like. That’s changed with this rendering from Matt Bernal of Bernal Auto Style, who has created an artistic representation of what he thinks the 2015 Saleen Mustang could look like.

“I went for more of a grown up super car that also attracts a younger audience like Saleen has always done,” Bernal told us. “The Saleen brand has always tried to seperate themselves from other ‘tuner Mustangs’ and have always been their own breed. They create an almost organic shape that uses the Mustang existing lines to create a different vehicle that’s not just a Mustang with a body kit.”

Bernal’s artistic representation of the 2015 Saleen Mustang is based heavily on the styling of the Evos Concept, but the typical Saleen design cues are readily apparent from the aggressive front fascia and side skirts to the black grille to the vented hood. A set of 10-spoke wheels tucked in below the fenders finishes off the look.

New Mustang RTR race car

Friday, April 26th, 2013

New Mustang RTR race car

We’ve been following Performance Autosport and driver Chris Cobetto since they debuted their NASA American Iron race car in 2011. Not only does the team have lots of success on track,  as they not only have a lot of success on track, winning two straight Mid-Atlantic American Iron
championships, but their cars are also beautifully designed. The same goes for the latest iteration of the car, which Performance Autosport debuted this weekend with updated 2013 RTR bodywork and an all new race livery that they describe as a “darker, meaner, more menacing look.”

It’s not all cosmetic, though, as the PAS Mustang has been upgraded with a new suspension system from CorteX Racing including their SLA front suspension and Xtreme-Grip watts-link at the rear.


New Mustang RTR race car

New Mustang RTR race car

New Mustang RTR race car

New Mustang RTR race car

New Mustang RTR race car

New Mustang RTR race car

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby first announced a widebody kit for the 2005-2009 Mustang back in December, and a similar package for the 2010+ Mustang a month later at the Detroit Auto Show in the form of an 850 horsepower GT500 Super Snake. At the time we asked company representatives if the widebody kit would be available for the Shelby 1000, and the answer was a resounding yes. In fact, they told us that one was already under production.

Fast forward a few months and the first production widebody Shelby 1000 is making its debut at the Fabulous Fords show at Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California. The car was scheduled to be delivered to its lucky customer later that day, who would drive it home from the show.

Out of any Mustang in the Shelby lineup the 1000 could use the widebody package the most, with the 345/35/R20 tires helping to put the massive amounts of horsepower from the supercharged V8. This particular model was a 950 horsepower “street” version, as the S/C model isn’t street legal on California roads.

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Shelby 1000 Widebody

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Now it’s time to feature the other pony car in contention for the series’ title. After finishing a close second in the championship last year, Vaughn Gittin Jr. is back for 2013 with a newly formed team, a new sponsor and an all-new car.
Venturing away from the Falken Tire team that he’s been so successful with the past few years, Gittin has formed the RTR Drift Team and partnered with Nitto Tire with high hopes for once again becoming the Formula Drift champion. Being in charge of his own team comes with a new array of challenges, but Gittin, who we talked to shortly after he qualified 6th for Saturday’s competition, says that he enjoys the new responsibilities and everything that comes with it.

Gittin isn’t completely starting fresh, though, as the same company that built his previous Mustangs, ASD Motorsports in Charlotte, NC, was responsible for the construction of his new car. The Mustang you see here isn’t just a new version of last year’s version, either, as Gittin says it was built from the ground up. Many improvements were implemented, and even lighter materials were used. “Just when I thought they couldn’t make the Mustang any better, they went and built this car,” he told us. The engine is the same as last year, however – a 6.7L naturally aspirated V8 specially constructed by Roush Yates.

Gittin hopes to kick off the Formula Drift season in winning fashion this weekend in Long Beach, although he seems to have an up-and-down relationship with the course. After winning the event in 2010, he failed to qualify in 2011 and was knocked out in the Round of 32 in 2012. We’ll let you know how he fares after the competition, but until then you can check out his new Monster Energy /Nitto Tire Ford Mustang in the gallery below.

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

Formula Drift Mustang RTR

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