The Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a car that needs no presentation. Every Mustang fan has been impressed by it ever since Ford announced it back in March and most consider the engine’s standard 440 horsepower and 380 lb/ft of torque to be just perfect for a muscle car.
That being said, Hennessey has found a solution to improve it even further, despite the fact that the Mustang Boss 302 is about as awesome as any Mustang can get nowadays. In any case, the whole package revolves around the performance improvements on the car. At the heart of it all is the installation of a new supercharger system that boosts the output of the muscle car by over 600 ponies, which is to say that the rich just gets richer.
On top of that, the package also includes a few visual additions to ensure that whenever people walk by your Mustang Boss 302, they know without a hint of doubt that they’re looking at a Hennessey-tuned muscle car.
Find out more about the Ford Mustang Boss 302 HPE650 after the jump.
Rising fuel costs are something that is on the mind of almost every American on any given day. Whether you are deciding on a new car to buy or just filling up your daily driver, the exorbitant prices at the pump can leave you feeling worked and penniless. The last time this type of crisis swept the States,Ford was working on and producing a muscle car that would provide drivers with a rush of power while also being a little friendlier at the pump: the Mustang SVO. And at a time when gas prices are on the rise yet again, Ford is going back to this oldie but goodie to get the same results.
Ford chairman, Bill Ford Jr., was giving a talk at Princeton when he was asked if the Ecoboost engine line would make its way to the Mustang. The answer was an easy yes, but no detailed information was given at the time. People thought it be a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo engine or possibly a 2-liter four-cylinder. Now we can confirm that an EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder will be offered for the Mustang line-up starting 2015.
The engine will first be offered in the 2013 Ford Taurus in a 2.0 liter displacement, but it will grow to 2.3 liters for the Mustang and will have a different cylinder head configuration.
Next to this engine, the next generation Mustang line-up will also include a 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 that will be offered for both front-wheel and rear-wheel drive cars (Edge, Mustang, and Fusion sedan) and a 5.0-liter Coyote that might receive direct-injection technology, which could improve fuel economy. A turbocharged version of this engine was also taken under consideration, but don’t plan on seeing one in a Mustang model anytime soon.
Hit the jump for a little history on the Mustang SVO.
The employees over at Classic Recreations have the best job ever. During their time at the office, they get to take the best looking classic Mustangs and turn them into modern interpretations of what they once were. All of the classic looks of some of the best looking muscle cars of all time get to keep their exquisite designs, while getting juiced up and buffed out for their grand re-entrance into society. Classic Recreations have already gifted us with their modern take on the 1967 Shelby GT500CR and now they are astounding us once again with the 1967 Shelby GT500CR Venom. The Venom takes the standard GT500CR and adds a bit of edge and even more power to create a muscle car that can literally stop our hearts.
Whereas the GT500CR carried a fuel injected, naturally aspirated, hand-built 7.0-liter engine that produces 545 horsepower, the new GT500CR is now the card-carrying member of a 427 cubic inch V8 coupled to a ProCharger F1-R centrifugal supercharger that pumps out 790 HP. Just that alone sends shivers up and down our spines, but there’s so much more.
Check out the full dish on the Shelby GT500CR Venom by Classic Recreations after the jump.
There’s something about doing business with a small manufacturer that many find very appealing. It could be the careful attention the staff pays to the customer or the little competition that exists to rival the products, but the either way, the business is always there for the small fish in a big pond that has big dreams. Our latest catch is Six Ten Coach Builders.
Six Ten Coachbuilders began work in the 1990s when Jim Crabtree, General Manager, bought the original molds and design rights for the Spirit model. The company still builds a few units of the Spirit a year, but they have spent most of their time building Cobras. Their mission is to build “exclusive, high quality, mass-appealing, neo-classic styled cars and kit cars that provide the feeling of proud ownership at good value.”
Their most recent build is the new Six Ten Sabre built off of a Ford Mustang GT Convertible (from 1994 to 2012), even though it’s hard to tell from looking at the vehicle. It is inspired by the Morgan and MG Classis design with a clear focus in adding luxury and style befitting of a vehicle worth much more than the $39,000 to $129,000 price tag trailing behind the Sabre. With the help of Ford, who donated all of the major auto parts, Six Ten has created a vehicle that can play its part perfectly in the automotive world. It’s kind of like having the beauty of a ring girl while delivering the punch of the boxer.
Hit the jump to read more about the Six Ten Sabre.
Tattoos are an artistic form of expression that are forever imprinted on your body. They are a big thing nowadays, with people transforming their whole bodies into this said artwork. Well, now Ford America has announced that Custom Graphics - hence the tattoo reference - are available for the 2012 Focus. They are priced from $120 to $470, but these, unlike their real counterparts, can easily be removed.
The customizations graphic list includes more than 200 unique vinyl wraps starting from geometric patterns to racing stripes and are with 3M Scotchprint Personalized Vehicle Graphic Film plus a clear graphic protection layer.
"Millennials have a very personalized, artistic side to their lifestyle, and their vehicle is a very important part of that," said KC Dallia, Focus brand manager. "With its striking front end, sleek profile, dramatic rising beltline and athletic stance, the Focus provides the perfect canvas for customization."
"People are holding on to their vehicles longer, and the way we identify ourselves today may not be the way we want to express ourselves tomorrow," she said. "Customers can easily change the tattoos as their life situation and style evolves."
Press release after the jump.