Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

A standard Ford Mustang Boss 302 comes from factory with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 440 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Those are very impressive numbers for a muscle car, but not good for a car enthusiast like Ricky Wilson who wishes his car to deliver much more than that.

As a result he took his standard Boss 302 and took it to Millersville, Maryland-based tuner Justin Performance Center (JPC). The tuner updated the car to an amazing 1,200 rear-wheel horsepower. For this JPC installed a forged short block, 105-pound injectors, JPC fuel system using E85 fuel and a custom 76 mm Precision turbo kit.

Despite these impressive changes made under the hood, this Mustang Boss 302 keeps the standard close-ratio six-speed manual transmission, helping to keep the cost of the build minimal. This also goes to show just how awesome that transmission really is.

Hit the jump to watch the Ford Mustang Boss 302 by JPC on the dyno.

At the 2011 SEMA Show, Bodie Stroud unveiled a bad-ass 494-cubic-inch-powered 1969 Mustang . Oh, and this is no normal 494 either, but we’ll get to that later. One year later the folks from Unionhz TV, under the direction of Julian King, have created an awesome called "The Real Thing" that presents the story behind this amazing project.

With his project, Bodie Stroud wanted to re-imagine a classic Mustang powered by an extremely rare and powerful engine built specifically for legendary racer Mario Andretti’s 1969 Can Am series race car. This all-aluminum 494-cubic-inch V-8 engine was so powerful that Ford never even attempted to transfer it to its road-going cars.

This movie follows all the steps required to develop this project, starting from the rendering phase all the way through its initial test drive and to its unveiling at the 2011 SEMA. Sit back, enjoy and you will learn about the hard work needed to develop such an amazing muscle car.

What a phenomenal hunk of machinery this thing is. Just wait until you get a listen to it…

The 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback represents the essence of the Ford Mustang, but finding one in good conditions after more than 40 years can get pretty difficult.

This is where the custom-car builder Retrobuilt comes into picture. Retrobuilt took a modern Mustang — a 2013 GT version in this instance — and transformed it so it looks the part of a 1969 Mach 1 Fastback without the hustle and bustle to find one, restore it and maintain it. The car is built on an S197 chassis and is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with an output of 420 ponies.

The work of getting a new car to look like a 40-year-old one is, of course, pretty difficult and the team behind the project required hours of work. Almost everything in the car has been changed, ranging from minor elements — door handles and other little trim pieces – up to the major changes made under the hood. The resulting creation, however, is worth all of the work. This 1969 Retrobuilt Mustang is faster than the original model to boot, as it goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds — the true 1969 model did the same sprint in 5.7 seconds.

The lucky guys over AutoBlog were invited by the Retrobuilt team to test its latest project and it looks like they were impressed!

Hit the source link to learn more about the technology behind this project and what AutoBlog thinks about this amazing muscle car.

Source: Autoblog
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Apparently touted as the ’the last hurrah before the major overhaul in 2015, the 2014 Ford Mustang is the last chance for customers who are fans of the current, retro inspired design to snag one up before the Evos-inspired 2015 Ford Mustang is announced.

For the new ’Stang, Ford will axed minor features such as the cheap-looking lower-body tape stripe and the rear deck spoiler. Ford will announce two new packages that customers can choose to personalize their vehicle even further. One package is known as the Black Appearance Package and it includes black outside mirror skull caps, a black deck lid spoiler, quarter window louvers and 18-inch black aluminum wheels. The other package, known internally as the FP8, includes the features of the first package in addition to larger 19-inch black aluminum rims. People opting for this exterior package can expect the car to look more aggressive and visceral.

In the performance department, the engine lineup remains unchanged. The 2014 Mustang will be powered by a 3.7-liter V-6, a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 for the GT or a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 for the range-topping Shelby GT500.

As of now, no changes to the suspension systems and transmission system have been announced or leaked. So, expect the same 5-speed automatic or, the favorite, 6-speed manual to stay.

Prices for the 2014 Ford Mustang start at $22,995 for the V6 Coupe, $26,995 for the V6 Premium Coupe, $31,545 for the GT Coupe, $35,545 for the GT Premium Coupe, $55,445 for the GT500 820A Coupe and $58,940 for the GT500 821A Coupe. From the figures, we can notice that the V-8 models are $450 pricier. Also, Ford has dropped the $1,500 rebate on V-6 and GT models. Customers opting for the new Black Appearance Package will have to shell out an extra $995, which is kind-of worth it judging by the contents of the package. Notice the lack of the Boss 302 Mustang price? Yeah, we did too... Ford stayed true to its word by eliminating it after just two years.

For now, this is all the information we have, but we anticipate seeing the veil lifted from the 2014 Mustang in early 2013. We’ll pass on more info once it becomes available.

Image Note: 2013 Mustang Image Shown

This video, or pair of videos, just goes to show the thrills and perils of getting involved in drag racing, especially when you have a 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet that’s just itching to pounce off of that starting line.

The muscle car flexes its insane muscles in the beginning, performing a scintillating wheelie as soon as the lights drops to green. After that visual spectacle of power, the driver suddenly loses control of the Mustang Cobra Jet, sending it careening into the barricades of the Cecil County Dragway in Northeast Maryland.

The ABM Nationals was the scene of the wheelie turned crash and fortunately for the driver of the Mustang Cobra Jet, the resulting chaos didn’t come with any injuries for him. We can’t say so much for the Mustang, as it took some serious damage.

Check out the video of the wheelie and crash from inside the Mustang Cobra Jet after the jump.

In case you’re wondering whether clicking this video is a right idea, we’ll spare you the decision and tell you that this video is NSFW. Having said that, though, we don’t need to remind you that this video is something every warm-blooded man in this planet should watch.

Ford Mustang aftermarket specialist AmericanMuscle will be selling its Mustang-themed 2013 calendar soon - it’s actually available for order now at the company’s website for just $19.99 - but what really caught our attention, as far as this video goes, is the amount of garments, or lack thereof, the models in this video are wearing.

No, they’re not completely nude, but with little in the way of fabric, they might as well just be, hence the NSFW disclaimer

It’s a pretty ingenious way for AmericanMuscle to promote its 2013 calendar because if for nothing else, little captures a man’s attention better than scantily-clad beauties doing the car wash routine on an iconic American muscle car.

Don’t believe us? Click play and watch the video.

The thing that we love most about the Ford Mustang is that it’s incredibly accepting of aftermarket performance parts. With that said, the 2012 SEMA Show was like heaven for us with all of the amazing Mustang tuning kits that were displayed. Ringbrothers offered up one that it dubbed the Switchback and it certainly gained our interest.

As you probably expected, the most important modifications were under the hood. In here the car’s standard 5.0-liter engine was fitted with a ProCharger supercharger system with an intercooler, Flowmaster headers, Hose Candy sleeves and filled with only the best — Royal Purple fluids. Ringbrothers also installed a new 409S dual exhaust system from Flowmaster, which helped raise the Mustang GT from its already stout 430 horsepower to an extreme 575 ponies.

Because Ringbrothers needed a more aggressive look to match the extra power, it installed a carbon-fiber body kit and front splitter, plus a 2-piece modular carbon-fiber hood with an interchangeable insert. For the exterior, the folks at Ringbrothers opted for a waterborne paint combined with aluminum side vents. The car was then place on a set of 1-piece wheels sized 19 inches up front and 20 inches in the rear, and wrapped in Nitto tires sized 275/35R19 and 315/35R20, respectively.

Inside the Mustang Switchback, the changes were limited to the removal of the factory rear seats and the addition of a new custom-wrapped leather package.

With all these updates, the Mustang GT has been transformed into the real muscle car it should have been from factory!

Ford Mustang Boss 302

The Ford Mustang Boss 302 has only been around for a pair of years now and when it was first released, Ford promised us that it would only have a two-year lifespan. We mostly scoffed at the idea, thinking that Ford would darn sure keep it around if it sold like hotcakes and was profitable. Well, if there’s one thing Ford is good at, it’s keeping promises, as it has announced a slew of changes for the 2014 model year and one of those was bye-bye Boss 302.

So, if you have had your heart set on getting a Boss 302, you had better scrape up the $42,200 buy-in and head out to your closest Ford dealer to pick up a 2013 version — we’re willing to bet that they will go pretty fast. In an inventory search of our local Ford dealerships, we are only coming up with three Boss 302 models available, and it’s likely the same around the country.

Okay, enough with the depressing stuff, as Ford also released other information for the 2014 model year. A pair of new colors will be added to the 2014 Mustang: Oxford White and Ruby Red Metalic with Tinted Clearcoat. With those additions comes the deletion of two similar colors and one Boss 302-specific color: Red Candy Metallic with Tinted Clearcoat, High Performance White, and the Boss 302-exclusive School Bus Yellow.

Exterior Package 101A, which includes that cheap-looking lower tape stripe and a rear deck spoiler, will be axed in 2014. There are, however, two appearance packages that Ford will add to the 2014 Mustang. The first package is the FP6 Appearance Package (541), which includes: painted black outside mirror skull caps, painted black deck lid spoiler, quarter window louvers and 18-inch painted black aluminum wheels. Also added in is the FP8 Appearance Package (542), which boasts the same items as the FP6 Appearance Package, but adds in 19-by-8.5-inch machined aluminum rims.

Though the Boss 302 is going away, the super-high-performance `Stang – the Shelby GT500 – is staying and gaining standard heated seats, and the two new exterior colors that we mentioned earlier.

So there we have it, the last model year before the supposed big 2015 redesign will include the axing of a crowd favorite and some very basic additions. Nothing to get really excited about, but plenty to be sad about.

What’s better than one performance brand working on a car like the 2013 Mustang GT ? Why how about two of ’em. What happens then when even that isn’t enough?

The answer is three aftermarket companies. That’s right! Three!

Roush Performance, Ford Racing, and Sherwin-Williams Automotive Paints all collaborated to build this Roush Stage 3 Mustang , a muscle car that defies the laws of awesomeness mainly due to a Roush Phase 3 Supercharger Kit that shoots up the output of the car to 700 horsepower and 585 lb/ft of torque.

“We are excited to announce that this engine package will be available as a ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang powertrain upgrade for our 2014 model year Mustangs,” said Tim Wheeler, VP Sales and Marketing at ROUSH Performance. “Our customer base has been hungry for a forged block configuration powered by our best ROUSH supercharger…and we think this engine package will blow away everyone’s expectations.”

The SEMA Roush Stage 3 Mustang features a custom Sin City Silver and Luminescent Lime paint scheme by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Paints. The color, in itself, is already worthy of admission, but this Mustang features a whole lot more than just fancy paint schemes and sick superchargers. It also has a Ford Racing Aluminator Motor with forged internals, allowing ROUSH the ability to dial-up the horsepower. There’s also a Ford Racing X-Brace that has been painted to match the exterior body colors, an Eaton Truetrac locking rear differential, a Smart Mirror, Passport 9500ci, and Smart Smart Cord from ESCORT Radar, Recaro custom seats embroidered with the ROUSH Phase 3 logos, and a new set of 20" Roush five spoke metallic black wheels wrapped in Cooper RS3 tires.

There’s a lot of hype surrounding this Mustang because Wheeler admits that it represents the most powerful Mustang that ROUSH has ever produced. Certainly, if it came directly from the horse’s mouth, there’s definitely a credence of truth to that.

UPDATE 12/11/12: Do you want to listen to the sound of 700 horsepower under the hood of this Roush-tuned Ford Mustang? Now you can by just clicking on the photo above. Be advised, crank up the volume to enjoy the full shrill of that ear-splitting roar.

Long before the likes of Roush, Shelby , and Saleen turned the Ford Mustang into one of the most iconic and legendary performance cars in the world, there was Holman & Moody. As one of the first aftermarket companies to bring the Mustang to performance levels never before seen in its time, Holman & Moody became a legend in its own right.

This year, those guys are celebrating their 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion, they’re dusting off their tools to build a special limited edition 2014 Holman & Moody 50th Anniversary TdF Mustang.

“The Holman & Moody TdF Mustang is a contemporary reflection of our motorsports heritage,” said George Goddu, business manager for Ford Racing Performance Parts. “As a track-day capable commemorative edition, this special Mustang is a rolling showcase for our race-proven parts.”

The special muscle car bears some heritage to the original 1964 Mustang race cars they worked on, complete with the same bright red hue that adorned those 60’s bad boys. In addition, Holman & Moody fitted in similar modifications for this model, complete with a subtle horsepower increase to the car’s 5.0-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V8 engine, a lowered, race-tuned suspension, a free flowing exhaust, a limited slip rear end, a modified radiator, and larger brakes.

On that end, Holman & Moody also added sport mufflers and a stainless steel X-pipe from Ford Racing, progressive lower springs, a short shifter assembly, adjustable shocks and struts from SVT, a new high-flow air filter from K&N and Ford Racing, a new set of 19" custom wheels that were created specifically for this car, and custom Holman & Moody embroidered Recaro seats in the interior.

The 2014 Holman & Moody 50th Anniversary TdF Mustang will only be limited to 500 units, effectively ensuring that this model will be a hot ticket whenever it goes on sale.

UPDATE 05/13/13: Holman & Moody has officially priced its Tour de France package for the Ford Mustang. Should you desire the red and gold digs on your Mustang, you’re going to need to shell out $9,896 for the chance to do so. And that’s on top of the actual money you need to pay for the actual car.

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