Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

It seems a little weird that the people behind this three-minute video - producer Brenden Kent and director Paul Greg - spent six months putting it all together, but after watching it, you’re going to understand why it was all worth the wait.

Using an iPhone, an app called Stop Motion HD, and a number of custom-made rigging systems, Kent and Greg managed to produce Nitro Warriors. It features little, performance enhanced plastic toy cars doing their best high-octane toy car chase that would make the people behind Need for Speed stand up and take notice.

The scene is a living room where a Ford Mustang is being chased around by an army of police cars on a busy highway. When that chase ends in failure for the authorities, they sent out a car that can match wits with the Mustang: the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 . Check out the video and find out how Kent and Greg spent the most worth it six months of their lives creating a three-minute toy-car chase video.

Nitro Warriors is worth your time, folks. Take it from us.

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Ford Mustang

We’ve known that Ford was preparing a new generation Mustang for 2015 . We also knew that the model will feature significant changes for both its look and its engine line-up. These were just rumors, of course, but they have now been taken to the next level by someone who was invited to evaluate a 2015 Mustang and was even paid for it. Some people have all the luck.

This gentleman was in front of a 2015 Mustang , but was not allowed to take any pictures, leaving his description of the car as our only source of information. He said that there were parts of the Mustang that he liked and parts that he did not like. The front end of the muscle car will be longer than the current model and will feature a beehive grill with a good amount chrome. The part he didn’t like about the Mustang were the new headlights: he said they "were little slants, not the traditional round Mustang lights or even close to the current HID style. Made the car look Chinese." He did like the taillights, however, stating that they were louvered and projected out.

The best part is the power source that will be used for the 2015 Ford Mustang. It will be powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine that delivers a total of 310 HP and a fuel economy of 34 mpg. This will be slightly better than the 305 HP of the 3.7L V6 engine, but a lot better than the 19 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy of the manual tranny Mustang and the 19 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy of the automatic tranny Mustang.

If the 650 HP coming out of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 isn’t enough for those speed-lovers out there, Shelby American is ready to shut them up with their famous Super Snake package, which will transform the stout muscle car into a more powerful and agile machine.

The new Super Snake package will upgrade the GT500’s power level to an impressive 662 HP in the base version, or an incredible 850 HP if the additional supercharger is chosen. The model can be ordered in any exterior color combined with Satin Black or Gloss White stripes and new wheels in Satin Black or Bright Silver Metallic. As a first for Shelby vehicles, the new Super Snake will be offered with a choice of rear-only or front and rear "wide body" packages with an optional 13 inch rear wheel and tire package - a tribute to the legendary Carroll Shelby.

The new GT500 Super Snake package is priced at $28,995 for the 662 HP version and $39,995 for the 850 HP model, not including the base car. It will be limited to only 500 units, both coupe and convertible. The official debut will be made at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Las Vegas on September 27th–29th.

Hit the jump for a full list of specifications for the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake.

The title to SR Auto Group’s newest tuning package couldn’t be any more fitting because a lot of people could state that owning a Ford Mustang would constitute their automotive American Dream. Owning this tuned-up Mustang would probably be even better.

SR Auto Group have added just enough spark to the muscle car to make it leaner, meaner, and more muscular than it already was. This was achieved by a new set of matte black 18" Niche Circuit wheels and a set of H&R lowering springs that lower the Mustang’s center of gravity. As a result, the handling is more responsive and direct.

No big changes were made to the Mustang ’s performance, but the tuner did add a simple Magnaflow catback exhaust system that freed up the airflow while giving this beast a nice growl. A sprint booster was also installed to improve the throttle response and offer more control over this machine.

Performing a wheelie on a motorcycle is an impressive feat in itself. But when you notch the difficulty meter up a few notches, you get something like this.

During a qualifying session at the Gateway Drags IV at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill, driver Chris Holbrook managed to take his Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and perform what is arguably one of the craziest wheelie maneuvers we’ve seen in recent years.

The wheelie only lasted a few seconds with Holbrook being forced to abort its run after wandering off into the other lane, but that ended up becoming a side story after the car launched off the line, showed off its unbelievable torque muscles, and almost went vertical in its ridiculous display of muscle power.

Check out the compilation video of Holbrook’s impressive wheelie, courtesy of the ADRL. You rarely get to see a pop quite like this, and as far as we’re concerned, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Source: ADRL
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Roush is bringing back its Stage 3 Premier Edition with a little more flair and even more power for the 2013 model year. This special edition will only be limited to 25 units, but will come with 12 different main body finishes from Sherwin Williams Automotive, five bespoke options and seven paint finishes already found on the 2012 model. The new paint finishes include Launch it Lemon, V8 Red, Cabernet, Punch it Purple, and Iridescence.

Aside from the new color palette, the Stage 3 Mustang Premier Edition will also shine from the previously used Roush R6 Aerobody kit with a few, new added touches. This kit includes a high flow grille with a very low front grille opening, new driving lamps with pockets, new front fascia chin splitters, sport rocker panel side splitters, a new rear diffuser design, and rear aero valances. The exterior is finished with a set of 20" wheels available in hyper black or chrome.

The Stage 3 Ford Mustang Premier Edition will come with the same monstrous 5.0L V8 engine producing 565 HP and 505 lb-ft of torque with the use of a Roush R2300 TVS Supercharger. For 2013, Roush will even throw in an optional post title upgrade that will launch the ponies up to 625 HP and 525 lb-ft of torque. Much needed stopping power will come from 4-piston brakes with red/black calipers and 14" rotors. Optional 6-piston brakes will also be available. Other options include a trunk-mounted tool kit, a convertible light bar, and quarter window louvers.

As an added bonus, all owners of the 2013 Ford Mustang Stage 3 Premier Edition by Roush will also be given two premier colored Polo/Golf shirts, an autographed framed picture of their Stage 3 Premier Edition Mustang, and best of all, a VIP NASCAR Experience from Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes that will provide them with two tickets, two pit passes, and garage access to the race of their choosing (Hotel and Airfare not included).

Hit the jump for a full list of color options.

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Ford Motor Company , Shelby American , and Ford Racing have come together to build a special one-off model to pay tribute to the man responsible for creating the iconic Cobra: Carroll Shelby . Called "Friends of Carroll," these companies, along with many others, have put together the Shelby GT500 Cobra, which is based off of the 2013 Mustang GT500 , but with some tantalizing modifications.

The team began the build with the GT500’s 5.8L V8 engine which already produces 662 HP, then added a Ford Racing 4.0L Whipple supercharger that catapulted the power to over 850 HP! Keeping this beast safely on the road are 13" rear wheels wrapped around 345-section high performance tires, as well as new Shelby Wilwood brakes.

On the design front, the new Shelby GT500 Cobra was given a Shelby-designed hood, a new rear wide body kit, and new 20" wheels. The exterior is finished off with a Guardsman Blue paint finish and Wimbledon white stripes, as seen on the Cobra roadster of the ’60’s.

“Carroll Shelby changed the performance world forever,” says Luft. “And while he was proud of Shelby American’s achievements, Carroll was far more interested in the next car we build. You will find the spirit and influence of Carroll Shelby Shelby in every future vehicle we build as found in the rear wide-body kit and hood that has been integrated into the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra.”

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra will be touring across the United States and will eventually end up being auctioned off for charity.

We tend to keep our focus on cars that run in excess of $100K and fly to 60 mph in sub-3-second times. What about those that can’t pull off a $2,000-per-month car payment and don’t need to get to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds? Well, this one’s for you.

We are going to take a look at the top budget sports cars in the automotive realm today and tear them apart to find out what’s good about them and what’s not so hot about them. After that, we’ll input all of that data into the "patented" TopSpeed top-pick machine and spew out which of these cars offers the best bang for its customer’s buck. Keep in mind that we are looking at driving factors only, option and equipment have no bearing on making a budget sports car more fun in this competition.

We’re only looking at new cars here, so that eliminates my personal favorite, the Mazdaspeed Miata . The Miata will, of course be in the competition, but its facing cars that are equally, if not more, powerful and that rival it in handling performance. So, who takes home the title?

Click past the jump to find out.

Carroll Shelby is and will always remain a legend in the automotive industry. He took skill, dedication, and a little bit of good luck to produce some of the most amazing muscle cars that will ever be produced, from the very first Shelby Mustang produced in 1965. What Shelby did to Ford’s new Mustang was transform it from a less-than-stellar pony car to a limited edition Shelby GT350 R

The Mustangs built for the 1965-1966 model years were powered by a K-Code 271 engine modified to produce 306 HP, but the GT350 was a car not built for comfort or ease of driving, so the right place for it was the race track. This decision lead Ford to Shelby for the development of the Shelby GT350 R for the SCCA races.

Shelby American only built 34 units of these GT350R models, even though the SCCA rules required a total of 100 units to be built and raced. However, during an SCCA race weekend, the GT 350R proved what an amazing car it was as it competed at the highest level.

Hit the jump to read more about the 1965 Shelby GT350 R.

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The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR was officially launched at the 2007 New York International Auto Show where it was displayed as a celebratory piece for the 40th Anniversary of the original 1968 Shelby Cobra Shelby Cobra GT500KR. This car was so amazing, that Carroll Shelby himself grabbed up a model to put in his garage. Now, the model he drove can be yours as it will be put up for auction at Vicari’s 16th annual Biloxi Auction set to take place from October 7-14, 2012

Carroll Shelby’s car is painted in Ebony Black combined with a Satin Ebony Stripe. Only 236 units like this were built in 2009, making the muscle car a unique piece of machinery. The GT500KR is powered by a supercharged 5.4 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 540 HP at 6,250 RPM and a peak torque of 510 lbs.-ft at 4,500 RPM. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds and runs the quarter mile in 12.5 seconds.

This is one of those rare opportunities where one lucky person can be the proud owner of a vehicle once driven by an automotive legend. It’s not going to come cheap, but it will be absolutely worth it.

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