The Boys from Livernois Unleash the GT800R

Livernois Motorsports GT800R

Well, there is one thing for sure when it comes to the Mustang aftermarket; it is always producing specialties and one-offs that are born crowd pleasers. Enter the GT800R, modified by the crew at Livernois Motorsports. Equipped with enough aftermarket add-ons to get to over 800, yes, 800 horsepower, this modified Shelby takes on what the GT500KR has…and then some. During one test run on a DynoJet, the GT800R produced a whopping 814 hp and 751 ft-lbs of torque! Keep reading to see the photos, modifications, and also a video of the car in action. Continue Reading →

“Project B” Mustang to Debut at SEMA 2008

Project B Mustang

Next month, there will be a somewhat mysterious Mustang concept unveiled at the SEMA show. The folks at Galpin Auto Sports will uncover their “Project B” concept that is based off the current Ford Mustang platform. Not many details are known at this point, but we have heard that the car is powered by the Mustang V8, which is stroked to a 5.0-liter and equipped with twin superchargers. The rims are 24 inches in the rear and 22 inches up front, attempting to cover up the massive 16-inch Wilwood brakes. Rumor has it that this concept will also feature Ford’s second generation SYNC system. We’ll have to wait and see to find out for certain. Until the SEMA show, the renderings and photos will have to keep us satisfied. Take a look! Continue Reading →

Ford Uncovers the 2010 Mustang Dash & Cluster

2010 Ford Mustang dash and instrument cluster

After seeing the front fender and side view mirror, Ford has decided to take us back inside the 2010 Mustang to show us the updated perspective every owner will soon be very familiar with.  Looking out toward the front from the pilot’s view, we can see a nice presentation of the steering wheel with the updated running horse logo in the center.  What is most noticeable to today’s S197 owner is that the retro-styled air vents have now been replaced with traditional slotted ones. Hmm, we rather fancied the circular outlets–they were a great throwback to the Classic era.  Additionally, the tachometer is finally back on the right side, as it is on the current Shelby GT500.  Take a good look at the image we have shared out for you and then stop into our forums and let us know what you think!

Ford MyKey System to Limit Mustangs?

Ford Mustang MyKey

Could the legendary Ford Mustang get a new bridle to harness its power in order to promote safe driving by those less responsible?  It just might, if the program expands across the entire Ford fleet.  Starting in the 2010 model year, Ford will roll out the MyKey feature for several of its automobiles.  The key contains a computer chip that communicates with the on-board systems in order to control speed limitations, audio system volumes, and even more annoying “fasten seat belt” alerts.  Think this sounds crazy?  To most parents, who often equip their teen drivers with performance cars, the idea sounds fantastic.  Right now, the concept is just a rumor for the 2010 Mustang, but if the popularity grows for the MyKey program, we could see this new bit used on future pony cars.  Fine by us…just make sure we have at least one “dumb” key available for the weekend. Continue Reading →

Ford Mustang FR500 Cobra Jet Testing at Milan

Ford Mustang FR500 Cobra Jet at Milan

The popular nostalgic trend surrounding the Ford Mustang and its derivatives continues to push ahead with extreme force. This time, it’s a throwback to the old 428 Cobra Jet Mustang that terrorized drag strips worldwide. Now, the Ford Mustang FR500 Cobra Jet factory drag car is alive and well, ready to exercise its purebred-inspired 5.4L DOHC V8, based upon the Shelby GT500 powerplant. With some increased boost and a stiff weight loss plan, this FR500CJ is ready to rip. Recently, the Cobra Jet was filmed at Milan DragWay and we have the video of it for you, as well as some hi-res shots of this drag racing beast. Check this venomous monster out!

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Roush No. 59 Finishes Just Short of the ‘W’ in Season Finale

Roush No. 59 Comes up Less than a 1/4 second Shy in Season Finale

Close, but no cigar.  Sounds negative at first, but when you look at the opportunities seized, the Roush racers in the #59 Ford Mustang did quite well in the KONI Challenge season finale at Virginia International Raceway.  The team of three drivers (Jack Roush, Jr., Dean Martin, and Ryan Phinny) piloted the pony to a very successful finish, less than a quarter second shy of sweet victory.  After six grueling hours on the track, the Roush team held up strongly against the competition, with methodic position gains and overcoming chafed tires near the end.  Near the finish and after an ugly caution was lifted, Martin was forced to give up the lead to Rehagen Racing teammate Matt Plumb, who was just out with fresh rubber on his #60 Mustang.  Martin still kept with Plumb down to the finish and closed out the second closest finish in KONI Challenge history, a mere 0.208 seconds behind.  There is much more to the exciting event in store, so keep reading the full story in the official Press Release from Roush.

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Former Saleen Crewmen Create TechCo

TechCo forms to create a Ford Mustang supercharger

A collection of the crew from Saleen Inc. has combined their efforts and formed a new organization titled TechCo. The focus of TechCo is to provide advanced, cutting-edge performance parts in the aftermarket arena. One of the inaugural products they have designed and produced is a twin-screw supercharger made specifically for the 4.6L V8 found in the Ford Mustang. The company also has blower units for Dodge’s HEMI applications, as well as the LS engines found in the C5 and C6 Chevrolet Corvettes. First deliveries of their products are expected to begin shipping this month, so if you are anxious to order, keep reading to find out more about their offerings in the Press Release.

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Covering Cooper & Roush Live from South Haven

We were recently invited to join Cooper Tires and Roush Performance at an unveiling event for a new high-performance tire (the RS3) that Cooper has developed exclusively for Roush Performance.  A nice dinner kicked off the event Monday (9/29/08) evening, track time took up all day Tuesday, and travel home closed it up on Wednesday.  We all tore up the 1.88-mile course at Gingerman Raceway in a Stage3 Roush Mustang to get a first hand feel of the results.  You’ve got to see the pictures!

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S197 Ford Mustang V6 AEM Cold Air Intake Install

S197 Ford Mustang V6 AEM Cold Air Intake

The well-known tech behind the black S197 Ford Mustang has returned to the shop to give a nice shot of cold, dense air to a V6 Mustang. The AEM Brute Force Intake system takes the cool blast and turns it into proven power gains that almost anyone can bolt-on. Our original StangNet.com write-up (with hi res images on demand) gives a real world overview and interpretation on how to perform the cold air kit installation on a 2007 Ford Mustang V6 coupe. StangNet Staff member bigcat shows us just how it’s done. Continue Reading →

S197 Ford Mustang AEM Cold Air Intake Install

S197 Ford Mustang AEM Cold Air Intake Install

The well-known tech behind the S197 Ford Mustang has returned to the shop to get a nice shot of cold, dense air. This AEM Brute Force Intake system takes the cool blast and turns it into proven power gains that almost anyone can bolt-on. Our original StangNet.com write-up (with hi res images on demand) gives a real world overview and interpretation on how to perform the cold air kit installation on a 2008 Ford Mustang GT/CS. StangNet Staff member bigcat shows us just how it’s done. Continue Reading →