Given the fact that “Gone in 60 Seconds” wasn’t exactly the most thrilling of story lines, we all know quite well the flick made up for most of its lacking allure with plenty of automobile eye candy. Domestics, exotics, customs, chops, and more all adorned the silver screen for audiences to take in, but no car seemed to capture everyone’s attention like “Eleanor”, a highly-modified 1967 Shelby GT500. And if you do not know of the care we speak, well then, you need to turn in your Mustang keys right now…
Ever wonder what it would be like to modify a Ford Mustang to have more power for miles of smiles? Hah, pure rhetoric, right? What Mustang fanatic hasn’t gotten bitten by the modification bug and not been able to leave well enough alone? These are of but a few, that’s for sure.
One of those bitten (and seriously infected) by the bug is Marc Sorger, the general manager at The Mustang Shop, a facility dedicated to Mustang restorations and tuning. Marc, like so many before (and after) wanted more, so he took his 2008 Mustang GT and gave it some upgrades to bolster the output to 724hp on the pavement. So, was that enough? Nope, it never is.
The short story of this one is Marc took a NASCAR engine from Mark Martin’s Pfizer race car and slapped it into his 2008 Mustang GT. The rest, as they say, is history…and the video here and the other moving pictures at Motor Authority will get you the “rest of the story”.
Source: Motor Authority
Ever wanted to get that hot new part you just bought for your Ford Mustang installed on the spot, instead of having to agonize in finding some solid shop time to get it done? We have just the answer…seriously. The Mobile Mod Center is currently geared-up for an inaugural road tour this year, hitting a plethora of popular automotive enthusiast events, and offering up installations & customizations for brand offerings such as: MRT, Kicker, Ford Racing, BF Goodrich, Webasto, ACE RAcing, SCT Performance Tuning, Gumout, Black Magic, Slick 50, and Gateway Classic Mustang…to name just a handful.
Sounds pretty sweet, right? It is, and what’s more, this tour is officially sanctioned by the Mustang Club of America–how cool is that?! Keep reading to get the rest of the dirty details and also check out the schedule to see where you can catch the Mobile Mod Center this year!
Well, that didn’t take long…just a couple of months after announcing the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet would get a few updates, Ford Racing has already put a test on paper with a development prototype at the South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, GA. Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine and Ford Racing engineers were on-hand to take the 2014 Cobra Jet down the strip to help collect direct and subjective data to help bolster the track talent of this quarter mile monster of a 2014 Mustang.
A few noteworthy, although not earth-shattering, changes from the 2013 Cobra Jet include: a lighter body, electric power steering, an updated roll cage, enhanced Recaro FIA racing seats, improved suspension geometry, and a parachute mount. Additionally, the 2014 Cobra Jet will get two new hues for views: Gotta Have It Green as well as a Matte black.
Every Ford Mustang and domestic muscle car fan knows what it is like to step back and bask in the scenery which reminds each one of us of yester-year. Classic cars, regardless of their age, year, make, model, and popularity always seem to somehow bring up memories via the very sight of them or more significantly, the sound & smell of them. So if anyone is wondering what it is to look upon such exhibits of true muscle and feel the incredulous nostalgia, regardless of personal age, there’s a way to get it anytime you want…not just at the local swap meet or car show.
Motorbooks will be releasing a compendium of classic car awesomeness in less than 10 days. The title? “The Art of the Muscle Car”. And it’s chocked-full of images and back stories galore on the best of what America has had to offer since the glory says of the muscle car’s birth in the latter 1960s.
Curious to know more? Read the rest of this for the book’s description, and make sure to pick up a copy for yourself or another car junkie in your social circles!
Leave it to a bunch of Ford Mustang fans to not give a rat’s _ _ _ about what nature puts on them, right? The 7th annual Shelbyfest in Hermann, MO held host to some of the most dedicated Shelby Mustang fans, with a solid car show, dyno runs, and a cruise which almost was (rained out). Shelby Mustang specimens from the classical beginnings to today’s GT500 and GT500 Super Snake flooded the streets in parade fashion, turning heads and keeping smiles burning. There were even a few Cobras and some original Shelby GT-H classics that showed up. Not bad, considering the soggy weather!
For a couple more shots, head over to the local news page and check out their coverage…
A slice of Shelby American, known as Shelby Performance Parts, has now officially announced some sweet body panel offerings for the 2005 – 2009 Ford Mustang. Back in January, we showed you a 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake (at the NAIAS) equipped with the Shelby Wide Body Kit, and it was just shy of completely awesome. After everyone saw the candy red Super Snake Mustang at the show, the requests soon started to flood in for the kit. The neat thing about this offering is those who want to get it installed don’t have to send their Mustang off to one of the Shelby facilities in Las Vegas; the kits can be installed by any reputable custom or body shop of choice.
The 2005 – 2009 Shelby Wide Body kits for the Ford Mustang are available in two versions: a complete package, which has both front and rear panels, adding 6″ of fender to the rear…and there’s also a rear-only option, if one doesn’t want to add any flare to the front quarter panels. Also included with both packages are a Shelby Billet fuel door, all necessary installation instructions, special tools, all the hardware required for the install.
Keep reading to get the rest of the details in the official Press Release from Shelby Performance Parts.
So…have you had your first look at a 2014 ROUSH Stage 3 Ford Mustang yet? Maybe. If not, then here ya go. This video is pumped up with plenty of revs, fly-bys, and a taste of what the ROUSH Performance team has packaged into their fully-warrantied performance Mustang. There really isn’t a whole lot to say here, as the video alone speaks volumes. You’ll see, if you haven’t already stopped reading and clicked “play” by now. After all, what’s not to like about a 2014 Mustang with a 575hp Coyote 5.0 under the hood…
Source: ROUSH Performance
We have always kept our stable full of Mustangs here at StangNet, and quite often, we arrive at one that is a total hit. The latest completed project Ford Mustang, Built to Cruise, has just upped its street cred with a feature in the June 2013 of 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords. So now you can say you saw the best Fox Coyote swap Mustang before it hit print, right here on our site, as we put it all together.
As for the feature in the magazine, we won’t spoil it, but you can grab your own copy and pilfer the pages for a fantastic photo shoot of BTC and of course, plenty of back-story and tech about the car, in case you might have missed it beforehand. So, what are you waiting for? Head to your local book-tailer and get your own copy of the magazine!
Source: 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords
Steve Saleen and his crew are no strangers at all to the Ford Mustang performance realm, and his team is one that’s not likely to be left out of the action. With the teaser of a future 351 Mustang back in November 2012, we can now hold it up to the light and see a 2014 Mustang, a la S351…well, a prototype, at least. This weekend past, at Knott’s Berry Farm in SoCal, Saleen had the S351 Mustang on display for passers by to check out and pitch their cheers or jeers at it.