Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

For some people, playing with R/C cars harkens back to the days of our childhood when the only thing we cared about was not running out of batteries for our beloved radio-controlled machines.

But for other people, R/C cars are used in far more enterprising - and awesome - ways. Take Need for Speed, for example. To create some hype surrounding the release of the new NFS game, Most Wanted, Electronic Arts decided to have a car chase recreated...using R/C cars.

The result? A rollicking two-and-a-half-minute video of awesomeness.

Featuring a Nissan GT-R , a Ford Mustang , a Porsche 911 , and a band of Chevrolet Corvette police cars, the R/C car chase scene is straight out of any car movie. The video was amazingly executed by the people of RocketJump, complete with stunts, sound effects, and even a police helicopter.

Check out the video and see for yourself how a Mustang was able to jump over a helicopter. If it sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is.

Source: YouTube

In 2011, Tasca Racing set out to make history by putting together a Cobra Jet tuning package that could establish a quarter mile run in the sevens. They fell a tad bit short, coming in at a still impressive 8.06 seconds at a speed of170 mph. That time alone was enough to make this Cobra Jet the fastest in the world, but Tasca wanted more.

The Tasca team headed back to the track in an attempt to break their own record. During a test session at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, Tasca’s Cobra Jet not only smashed its own record, but also became the first to break the 8 second barrier: the car ran the quarter mile in 7.96 seconds at a speed of 174 mph. Shortly after establishing the new record, the Tasca Cobra Jet hit the England Dragway where it ran an incredible time of 7.848 seconds at a speed of 174.4 mph.

Making killer cars and breaking serious records, that is what it is all about in the racing and tuning world.

The SEMA Auto Show wouldn’t be complete without the presence of Ford’s resident muscle car, the Mustang . SEMA without the Mustang is like 4th of July without the barbecue and fireworks; it just can’t be celebrated that way.

One Mustang in attendance was presented by DSO Eyewear, a sunglass company that has dived into the auto world in the past.

True to the nature of the event, DSO Eyewear spared the pleasantries and went right down to business, fitting the Mustang GT with a Whipple twin-screw supercharger with its own intercooler. The result is a Mustang GT that carries an improved output of 750 horsepower, a drastic upgrade from the stock model’s 420-horsepower capabilities.

Meanwhile, the exterior of the Mustang GT was treated to a BASF RM Onyx HD waterborne Pearl Custom tri-coat white with deep black accents to go with applied custom paintwork from CW Restoration. A body kit was also installed to the muscle car courtesy of 3D Carbon. The kit includes front fender vents, a front air dam, side skirts, a rear window U-trim, and a new grille and hood struts from Classic Design Concepts. Matching the new grille is a custom lower matching grille set from MAD-Industries, Tera LED evolution lighting and Forenza wiper blades from PIAA, a Coverking stretch satin custom car cover, and a new set of enormous 22" MHT Luxury Alloy Niche Monza A440 3-piece wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZero Nero tires.

As for the interior, Katzkin Midnight Tuscany leather seats with perforated raven inserts highlight the program. It’s complemented by a leather and Alcantera covered OEM steering wheel and shift knob from DSV Customs, Pearl tri-coat white painted interior accents, a custom rear window sub shelf from MAD-Industries, Tera LED evolution lighting from PIAA, SRP billet aluminum anodized racing pedals, custom floor mats from Lloyd’s Mats, and a factory navigation upgrade from Rosen.

Needless to say, that Whipple twin-screw supercharger is the unquestioned star of DSO Eyewear’s program for the Mustang GT. For an eyewear company, these guys sure know what they’re doing when it comes to dishing out chops in the aftermarket scene.

We’re continuing our coverage of the Ford Mustang’s SEMA lineup with 3dCarbon’s rendition of the muscle car. Their latest "Boy Racer" package is based on the 2013 Ford Mustang and looks as though it has taken the Mustang from the racing strip to the bright lights of the Vegas strip.

The Ford Mustang by 3dCarbon features a minimal body kit that is then painted in a bright red with yellow racing stripes. Other yellow accents can be found on the exterior mirrors and wheels.

The interior is just as striking as the exterior and includes a very cool Pecca Leather trim and custom, leather-trimmed Recaro sport bucket seats, accented with red racing stripes.

At this point, we’re not really sure if the engine has received any updates, but we doubt that with a name like "Boy Racer," the muscle car will be left void of any power enhancements. Guess we’ll found out as soon as the SEMA Show doors open.

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Courtesy of Whiteside Customs and Kalem Romero-Photography, this white Ford Mustang GT is one of the few examples that Texas-based aftermarket firm Whiteside Customs has in store for the eager and excited audience at the S.E.M.A Auto Show.

The canvas used by Whiteside Customs is a stock 2012 Ford Mustang GT that currently has been one of the most-modified platforms put on display by many of the manufacturers at the SEMA show.

This build features the usual set of modifications that has wowed people at the S.E.M.A Auto Show over the years, such as 6-piston front and 4-piston rear Willwood disc brakes, MBRP Performance exhaust system, MagnaCharger 2300 supercharger, Maximum Motorsports four-point bolt-in rollcage and BC Racing suspension, a coilover suspension featuring 30 levels of dampening adjustment and full ride-height adjustment. With these in tow, this ’Stang is ready to rock and roll the show floor and give the other custom muscle cars a run for their money.

Click past the jump to check out the details of this Ford Mustang GT By Whiteside Customs.

Ford Mustang is currently in its fifth generation with the sixth generation just around the corner. Each of the generations have their own design and features that set it apart, but for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, M2-Motoring will showcase a Mustang that will incorporate the highlights of each generation on one amazing Mustang concept.

M2-Motoring wanted to improve every aspect of the muscle car’s performance so they made any change they could possibly think of. This began with the heavy use of lightweight carbon fiber and other weight reduction techniques. The engine’s output was increased thanks to forced induction, but the results of that modifications are still being kept under wraps.

The aerodynamic package includes a new carbon fiber front lip and side skirts, a carbon fiber hood, and a carbon fiber roof with racing stripes running through. The concept is panted in a custom Valencia orange paint and sits on a new set of 20" Savini forged wheels.

The hype for the Mustang by M2-Motoring is definitely greater than the modifications we see as of right now. We’re hoping that when the 2012 SEMA Auto Show opens its doors, the tuner will lay out the rest of details.

Details on one of the vehicles that will be stealing the show in Las Vegas have finally started to surface online, and they’re making us drool. The first Ford Mustang package for the SEMA has been provided by Mothers, Autosport Dynamics, and RTR, and includes some exterior modifications, interior tweaks, and a killer engine upgrade.

The Mustang package starts off with an aggressive RTR carbon-fiber body kit and continues with a new set of wheels and tires and a track-ready suspension. These elements were then draped in a lusciously red exterior paint finish for the ultimate muscle car look. For the interior, the tuner has chosen to add a new set of custom Sparco seats, a new cockpit, and custom upholstery.

Under the hood, the Ford Mustang’s 5.0 liter V8 engine was updated to produce a speedy 650 HP - a significant increase compared to the standard 420 HP. No details have been provided as to how these extra 230 ponies were achieved, but we’ll dig a little deeper to find out once the 2012 SEMA Auto Show pens its doors.

For right now, all we can say is, Vaughn Gittin Jr., your Mustang is ready!

Although everyone expects the Ford Mustang to be one of the biggest attractions at the upcoming 2012 SEMA Auto Show, we haven’t heard much about the tuning packages that will be displayed in Las Vegas. At least, not until now, as we’ve received the first details on a kit developed by the guys over at Pictographics.

Based on a 2013 Ford Mustang , their Track Fighter package features a paint scheme inspired by a WWII P-51 Mustang, or Major Edwin W. Hiro’s P-51-D airplane, nicknamed the "Horses Itch," to be exact.

The paint scheme is the first noticeable addition, but people don’t just come to SEMA to show off a fresh coat of paint. This Mustang also received a series of rather impressive updates: Doug Thorley Headers and helmets with communication gear; an iPhone and iPad dash integration with RAM mounting brackets; tow hooks; and Boss front splitter. The car sits on a new set of forged wheels wrapped in Nitto tires and combined with a new coil-over suspension system and Eibach springs.

Jay Leno is finally done going over all of the models seen at the Pebble Beach Concours and has moved on to something newer and possibly, more badass: the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 . Mustang Chief Engineer, Dave Pericak, also joins the late night talk show host in his review to provide full details on the muscle car.

The 2013 Mustang Boss 302 is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 444 HP and 380 lb/ft of torque. When compared to a standard Mustang, the Boss 302 version features a prominent grille, a new splitter, functional hood extractors, and a new lighting set-up that features HID headlamps and LED-surround taillamps. Add that cool black paint featured in the model Leno reviewed and we have a sick muscle car with discernible style.

Check out the video to see if Jay Leno thinks the new Mustang is worthy of the "Boss" name.

The folks over at Codemasters may not have the cache - or maybe the high-volume marketing tools - compared to Sony and Turn 10 Studios, but that certainly doesn’t mean that they’re video game offerings, F1 2012 and GRID 2, are less enjoyable than their Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport counterparts.

The latter, in particular, looks to be something that we could spend hours upon hours of our weekends playing. The highly anticipated sequel to the popular GRID video game is set to hit shelves in the summer of 2013 and while that may still be a long time away, you can never be too early to drum up excitement for your game.

So these trailers of GRID 2 show us exactly what we’re in store for when the game becomes available. Some cars in the trailers are pretty swell, particularly the old-school Mach 1 running with the new Ford Mustang Boss 302.

If for nothing else, these trailers make us want to have the game hit shelves far sooner than it’s supposed to.

More trailers after the jump

Source: GRID 2

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