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2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake has 800hp

So, what street nickname do we call the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake by?  The GT800?  Nah, that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as “GT500″ or “Super Snake” at all.  That said, Shelby American is ready to let loose the latest installation of Ford Mustang horsepower madness with the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 debut at the forthcoming New York International Auto Show.  With 800 horsepower, the Super Snake is most definitely poised to be the one that steals the spotlight of the show.  It’s pretty amazing to think about, with this car coming about, and having the same amount of horsepower available as professional racing cars of the past and present…and maybe the future.

Keep reading to check out all the details in the Press Release that follows!

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New UPR Ford Mustang products

If you haven’t been keeping up with the Fox body Ford Mustang aftermarket scene, then you’d better take a good look at the latest offerings from UPR Products.  The UPR coil over kit spanner wrench and the factory air dam replacement kit are two slick new products to revamp the resto mod project sitting in the garage this Spring.

Both of these products are designed, crafted, and shipped straight from the good ole US of A, so be sure to take a good look at them when you are looking to improve upon, replace worn, or replace missing OEM (or other rubbish) equipment.

Keep reading to get the exact product descriptions, straight from UPR.

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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 exhaust videos

The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 has truly lived up to its nameplate and the Boss moniker isn’t exactly one to learn; it’s one to earn.  So many of us had been thinking Ford would have come back with a 2012 Mustang to sweep the sweet Shelby Mustang aside temporarily in the spotlight…and we were right.  Hey, what’s not to like?  The car has insanely-hot styling cues, 444 horses underhood, and now, a means to bring upon an even louder, more aggressive presence.

A team at Fox Motorsports took hold of a 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca and went to work removing the exhaust restrictors, cataloging exhaust notes for us, before & after modification.  So what do you do to a good thing to make it better?  Get more of it!

Keep going to see both videos of the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang singing its amazing song.

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CDC Shaker for the new 5.0L Ford Mustang

Aftermarket players have always done well with the Ford Mustang and Classic Design Concepts (CDC) is no exception to the norm.  They are back in headlines this week with an all-new 5.0 Mustang Shaker Hood System, which is designed to fit the 2011 (and up) Mustang GT.  This kit is crafted to be a direct fit and match perfectly with OEM specifications, as is any other CDC Mustang project.

What’s more, the CDC Shaker Hood kit maintains the use of all factory attachment points, leaves the under-hood state just as it was before installation, and leaves the factory strut tower brace alone.  But wait, there’s more! Additionally, there’s not paint or grunt work required to make the fitment and finish look like it came “that way”.

For more on the new CDC Mustang Shaker Hood kit, keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release that follows.

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Inside Line pits Ford Mustang variants head-to-head

What’s cooler than a Ford Mustang on the track, pitted against its enemies?  Several of today’s Mustangs put to the test against their own limits as well as each other’s.  Inside Line has put up a very slick video and writeup that any Mustang fan will be pumped-up to soak in.  The gunslingers at the O.K. Corral: the Mustang V6, the Mustang GT, the Boss 302 Laguna Seca, and the Shelby GT500.

Between races on the skid and the 1.6-mile course at Streets of Willow, the final victor was decided.  To no surprise to anyone, the higher the price tag and marks of performance lead to the ultimate king.

Keep reading to see the video inside and also be sure to jump over to Inside Line to comb through the entire, well-written article about just what car ended up being picked as the best.

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Steeda releases BOSS 302 induction pak for 5.0 Ford Mustang

If you’ve gotten your hands on a new 2011 Ford Mustang GT lately, then you are no doubt enjoying a serious collection of horsepower.  So what if we told you that the aftermarket companies aren’t about to let you down in the modification department?  Right.  You’d not be surprised, moreover, pleased to know that Steeda Autosports, amidst the masses, has come up with a new performance induction kit for the latest installation of the 5.0-liter Ford Mustang.

This upgrade to the 2011 Mustang utilizes the BOSS 302 composite intake as the base, coupled with a tuned cold-air intake, and results in some marked performance improvements throughout the powerband.

Keep reading to check out the dyno video of the new Steeda intake on a 2011 5.0 and also see just what all is included in the easily-installed kit!

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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!

Ready to see the record-setting footage?  Keep going!

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Gateway Classic Mustang builds tribute to McQueen

Every now and then, we catch wind of someone’s project and are so happy that people are still so focused upon old-school Ford Mustang special editions.  The latest in the news is the 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Mustang, released by a joint effort between Gateway Classic Mustang and the Steve McQueen estate.  This 1967 or 1968 Ford Mustang beauty should ring familiar bells and lay hue & give cues to the very car driven in the 1968 film’s San Francisco chase sequence.

The 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Edition is definitely no slouch on style, performance, or all-around goodness.  Check out the gallery as well as the press release for more details on the car’s build.

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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.