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Supercharged Ford Mustang sets half mile speed record

What happens when you mix a NASCAR driver, Bristol Motor Speedway, a Ford Racing 2011 Mustang GT, and pit them against the toughest competitor out there…the clock?  An awesome display of skill & horsepower, that’s in the least!  David Ragan put down the net to his Ford Fusion and took the reins of a tweaked-out 2011 Mustang GT in an attempt to post up a serious half-mile time.  How did he fair?  He posted a new production car speed & time record of 98.497 miles per hour in just 19.481 seconds.  Pretty awesome feat!

So while that doesn’t sound all too impressive to those of us used to 1320 times, well, put it like this: the best of super bikes was only able to eek out a time just a tenth slower & a mph slower, also.  That’s nuts; a Mustang beating a bike around the track in a 1/2-mile sprint!

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New MRT Exhaust setups for 2005 – 2011 Ford Mustang

There’s now two more performance exhaust systems for the late model Ford Mustang, Mustang  Bullitt, and the Shelby GT500.  MRT is unleashing their all-new MaxFlow H-pipe for the 2005 through 2010 Mustang and the 2007 through 2010 GT500.   If you aren’t aware of it by now, there’s no better way to get the deep bellowing exhaust note from the Mustang than to go with an H pipe setup.

And that’s not all…  2011 Mustang V6 owners will be pleased to know that MRT also has a groundbreaking Axle-back exhaust system, ready to let the high-revving 3.7-liter V6 scream through the redline.  Once again, this system is made from the same high quality compounds as other MRT products, and there’s no alteration required to get a true OEM fit on your Mustang.  To top it all off, MRT even offers polished chrome exhaust tips to the Axle-back, standard!

Made from top-grade 304 stainless steel, utilizing mandrel bending for maximum exhaust flow, these MRT Mustang exhaust systems are completely ready to bolt on, straight out of the box; no hassles at all.  Keep reading for the official press releases, as well as a shot of the MRT Mustang V6 Axle-back system.

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2011 Ford Mustang earns Top Pick honors

While it comes no surprise to Ford Mustang fans worldwide, the fine folks over at Consumer Reports have concluded the 2011 Mustang is one to make the Top Picks list this year, under the Sporty car category. It’s come as a surprise to some in the news & media field, but c’mon, really? The 5.0 Mustang is back and it’s bad, folks! We’re guessing what seems to be shocking people in the circulars the most is the fact Consumer Reports typically awards such accolades to cars which overly excel practicality and value. What’s more, this is only the 2nd time an American-made automobile has won the Sporty car category. That’s quite amazing! Last time this happened, it was with the Ford Focus SVT back in 2004.

Head over to CNN Money to catch the rest of the story as well as the video on the Top Picks by Consumer Reports.

ProCharger kit ready for the 2011 Mustang V6

Well, as if the late-model Ford Mustang trims haven’t been issued with enough pony power under-hood, the ProCharger team has seen fit to up the ante bit more for the entry-level Mustang fan.  A completely new and first-to-market supercharger setup for the 2011 Mustang V6 is now out there for grabs.  ProCharger’s kit is designed to fit the 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 power plant, features an efficient air-to-air intercooled supercharger, and incorporates its own tuner kit to maximize boost & economy.  Bottom line deliverable: 8psi for up to 170 horsepower gained!

Keep reading to get the full scoop and all the details in the official Press Release from ProCharger!

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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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MRT releases adjustable headrest for 2010+ Mustang

Halo headrests were seriously hot stuff on the Fox body Ford Mustang, and ever since, it’s left restomod fans and aftermarket cruisers hungry for an original piece for protecting against whiplash. upon stage right, today, enters MRT with their latest interior touch-up; a completely adjustable and tilting headrest for the 2010 Mustang, the 2011 Mustang, and the 2012 Mustang.

Over 4 different positions of comfort are available on these OEM quality headrests, with a fine finish to match the Ford Mustang factory leather interior.

Keep reading to check out more in the MRT press release and figure out how you can snag a pair!

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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 →

201X Mustang – The Future?

If there’s one thing Ford Mustang fans know all too well, it’s to not be complacent with today’s awesome Mustang GT, Shelby GT500, and other powerful aftermarket derivatives a la Mustang.  We’ve seen a lot of great things happen in 2010 and 2011, with 2012 only adding to the mix with the return of the Boss Mustang 302 and many other awesome attributes.  So now, what do we get excited about in the 2012 Mustang, the 2013 Mustang, 2014 Mustang, and beyond?  Will the Shelby GT500 slide to the wayside with a rebirth of the coveted SVT Cobra nameplate?  Will the Boss remain the king of the road and track?  What happens if the hippies win in D.C. and we step back to 4-cylinder engines, or gasp, electric power plants?  It’s tough to tell, but right now, all we have to say is “the sky is the limit”.

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Vortech Tjin Edition 2011 Mustang GT all snapped up

After making its official debut at the SEMA show just months ago, the Vortech Superchargers team have helped bring the Tjin Edition of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT back into the limelight for a primo photoshoot.  Check out the gallery of this uniquely styled 2011 Mustang GT, tweaked out by Neill Tjin–it’s sure to make you take a second peek.  Tjin, albeit a newcomer, is quickly becoming one of the hot new custom car builders on the aftermarket scene, so we’re pretty sure this isn’t the last creation we will see from him & his team.

There are loads of customizations–from the paint, body kit, a sunroof, and a set of Forgestar 5-spoke wheels to start with on this Vortech-powered 5.0-liter 2011 Mustang GT.  That’s right, the return of the legendary 5.0 V8 has been boosted and tuned to provide a substantial wallop of power.  To top it all off, the Mustang also features a nitrous system as well as Magnaflow exhaust.

Keep reading for all the line item details in the PR snippet from Vortech!

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Raceskinz Steeda Ford Mustang GT at the 2010 LA Auto Show

When Steeda Autosports teams up with a slick SoCal modification team, you know that whatever they come up with is a sure to be a hit.  This latest output from a partnership between Steeda and Raceskinz has resulted in a Ford Mustang GT like no other to date.  The Raceskinz 2011 Mustang GT was part of the SEMA & Los Angeles Auto Shows this year, and when the masses saw what Road & Track magazine dubbed as “Best of Show”, you know something good was underneath courtesy of Steeda.

This Raceskinz Mustang GT features an abundance of carbon fiber, Steeda styling & suspension upgrades, and loads of show.  Keep reading for all the specific details in the Press Release from Steeda.

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