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Video of the awesome Boss Mustang TracKey

After we showed you the 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 from Ford Racing and its awesome TracKey feature back in November, we got lots of questions on when we would see this new tech in action. Our inquisition is now pacified…

This little piece of pocket tech from Ford Racing allows for direct personality shift between street and track performance trims. The standard black key does all the regular, simple functions one expects in a carved piece of metal. The red TracKey, however, engages a software program which changes over 200 power train parameters.

Hit the jump to see the BOSS 302 in action with the all-new TracKey technology.

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2011 Shelby GT350 ripping rubber with Hot Rod magazine

While the boys at Hot Rod were busy capturing the latest batch of Shelby goodness we saw late last week, they kept idle minimized with some additional display of Ford Mustang madness. A 2011 Shelby GT350 was pitted against the pavement with one modus operandi; shred the tires in a wondrous, thick screen of smoke. Only a crew from the ever-popular magazine could make one like this and let it fly; it’s just awesome. Check out the video, inside!

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Hot Rod pits Shelby Snake vs Shelby Cobra

What do you get when you take two Shelby creations, tons of horsepower, favorable power-weight ratios, and an open track?  Duh.  Smiles for miles!  The editorial staff over at Hot Rod magazine was able to pair up the 2011 Shelby Super Snake Ford Mustang against a heart-stopping 427 Shelby Cobra in order to see just which car has the stones to best the other.  The two lucky pilots, Rob Kinnan from Hot Rod & Gary Patterson from Shelby American, set out on the road course & drag strip to see just what these cars had to bring to the table.  So just which car ended up with the big W?  Keep going to find out… Continue Reading →

AmericanPonyBuilders set to launch Ford Mustang TV show

When we think about the Ford Mustang, there’s a myriad of concepts that come up.  The aftermarket.  The legendary 5.0 return to the limelight.  The awesome racing at the road course and/or drag strip.  The TV show.  Wait, what?  Yes, a Ford Mustang TV spot.  Really?

A new concept, “American Pony Builders”, is set to hit the ‘waves courtesy of the crew at R&A Motorsports to cover all things Mustang.  With the show hosted by Jeff Yergovich, a 35-year Mustang veteran, the scope here is going to be narrowed upon restorations, modifications, tuning, events, shows, auctions, and niche products all related to the Ford Mustang.

Keep reading looking to get an exclusive look at the show’s trailer or head over to AmericanPonyBuilders.com directly to see just where this concept is headed!

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ProCharger winds up their 2011 5.0 Mustang Cog Supercharger kit

After the recent announcement of their 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-liter ProCharger kit, the team is set to now debut their 2011 5.0 Mustang Cog Race Kit at the  2010 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show.  This new Mustang GT supercharger is going to be on display in Orlando this weekend (starting 12/9/10) and will be accompanied in the booth by the Stage II Supercharger System & Tuner Kit as well as the High Output System & Tuner Kit that were debuted at SEMA and in back in the summer.

This all-new Cog Race Kit is made from billet aluminum and is designed to handle most any ProCharger blower setups, including: the F-1D, F-1, F-1A, F-1C and F-1R.  What’s more, the new Cog Race Kit also features an air2air intercooler and a ProCharger racing bypass valve.

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Car&Driver mark Ford Mustang as the Best

Ford Mustang fans know it.  Much of the competition (both domestic AND foreign) knows it.  It makes it all the more sweet when a reputable media outlet,such as Car&Driver, confirms it.  That’s right, the editorial staff there has selected the 2011 Ford Mustang GT as “the best”.  With a price tag hovering around the $30K mark, 400+ hp on-tap, and a million aftermarket customization combinations, it’s a no-brainer to us…but it does help validate our blue blooded passion to hear it from a relatively objective source.

Keep reading to read the digest of their summary in their overall report of picks for 2011′s “best”.

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American Muscle King of the Street competition

Each year, a collection of street-proven Ford Mustang specimens convene in Bowling Green, KY to sort out just who will win the title “King of the Street”.  With several 8-second Mustangs on-hand and 7,000 horsepower rumbling about, these competitions are always a spectacle not to be missed.  AmericanMuscle teamed up with 5.0 Mustang editors Steve Turner, Mike Johnson, and KJ Jones in order to select & settle on a winner.  Judgment was based upon six categories: Ride & Drive, Horsepower, Fit & Finish, Engineering, Drag Race, and Popular Vote.  So, how did the competition go?   Who won?  Keep reading to find out more (video inside)!

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NewTakeOff dual exhaust install on the S197 Ford Mustang V6

It’s no secret that most Ford Mustang V6 owners find the single-pipe exhaust outlet the bane of driving the entry level pony car.  After all, what bigger sign does one need to say “I didn’t get the GT because…”?  Regardless of the reason, the Mustang V6 is the staple of sales and rental fleets across the nation.  So what do can we do with something so popular and widespread?  Make it look and sound a notch above the masses, that’s what.  NewTakeOff is in the game of tweaking the Ford Mustang and flooding the aftermarket with loads of applications-of-cool.  This video (after the jump) gives you a great perspective for how a dual exhaust installation on the Mustang V6 is completed.  Take a good gander–we think this would be a fantastic way to spice up the latest 300hp V6 powered Mustang!
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American Muscle Ford Mustang car show

Looks like the team over at AmericanMuscle has put on another fantastic Ford Mustang car show this year.  With a few thousand people buzzing through, over 500 Mustangs on hand, and almost $15,000 raised for charity, the annual AmericanMuscle car show was  a huge success.

Be sure to check out their full report and of course, videos chocked-full of eye candy, all recapping the fantastic time everyone had at the event!

StangNet-endorsed Ford Mustang wins Forum Wars

In case you have been living under a rock and missed it the first time around, we’re back to give you some closure on just how well the StangNet-powered Ford Mustang Shelby GT, piloted by Rob Krider, fared in the Royal Purple Forum Wars.  Well, the results are quite conclusive, and as you’ve guessed from the headline, StangNet came out on top of many different car enthusiast communities, with thanks to a solid performance machine found in the Shelby GT Mustang and a driver with skills solid enough to walk the talk.

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