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Vaughn Gittin Jr and the 845hp 2014 Ford Mustang RTR

So…are you ready to rock in a 2014 Ford Mustang?  Take one out for a solid, smoky solid drift session, perhaps?  If you aren’t, then you’d better check your pulse.  If you can’t take your own 2014 Mustang out and shred some tires, then get ready to live vicariously through drift-master Gittin in action this Formula Drift season.  Vaughn is totally set to jet in his new 845 horsepower 2014 Mustang RTR as well as take on the new role of team owner as well as the driver this go ’round.

“I’m really pumped on this years’ livery and overall aesthetics surrounding our efforts,” says Vaughn. “For the first time in my career, I have been able to start from a clean slate and get a bit crazy with the look of my car that I will be using for battle. Being that the Mustang is my weapon of choice out there on the track, the base of the livery was inspired from old battle ships that were covered with ‘dazzle camo’. From there, we added my XX5 (#25) logo and flag elements, along with some of my favorite colors and a little rock n’ roll to get a livery that I feel really portrays me. I look forward to giving it some real battle scars!”

Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the official news bit, as well as watch the promotional video for this year’s Monster Energy Mustang Gittin will be piloting.

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Latemodel Resto Project ‘High Impact’ in the Texas Mile

Pictures hold a worth of 1,000 words–videos are nearly priceless. So check out this video of the Latemodel Restoration crew’s supercharged 2013 Ford Mustang GT taking a stab at the 180mph mark in the Texas Mile.  It’s crazy to think how capable the modern Mustang truly has become with what’s available on the aftermarket…

UPDATE–follow-up video added.
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2014 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang detailed

Was the 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C a little to expensive for your tastes?  How about the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet, then, priced at about $98,000?  OK, so we’re splitting costly golden hairs here, but either one of these pony cars are simply some of the most amazing ones to date.

The 2014 Cobra Jet, powered by the 2.9-liter Whipple-charged 5.0-liter V8, rolling with a full racing suspension & interior, and the ability to scream down the 1320′ straight “out of the box” without modification.

How’s this one sound for you?  Got the money for it?  OK, so even if you do, you had better get your name penciled in quickly…there are only going to be 50 of these produced by Ford Racing.  Keep reading the PR from Ford to see just what else is in store for this drag racing monster of a Mustang.

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2013 Shelby 1000 S/C Mustang screams out 1200 horsepower

Do you think 1,200 horsepower is enough?  Well, before answering the question, make sure you’ve actually driven a vehicle possessing such power before going further.  Yeah, exactly.  We haven’t either, unless we could count a diesel locomotive with 6,000 horsepower…but that’s another story entirely unrelated to the Ford Mustang.  Shelby American today announced their latest Shelby 1000 S/C Mustang, pumping out an insane amount of pavement-pounding power: 1,200, to put the rating to the racks.

So what does one do with a Ford Mustang pumping out 1,200 horsepower?  Ummm, grin huge…and for the entire duration of ownership.  This is what happens when Shelby American is tasked to 1-up themselves from the prior model year (2012) and its production of 1,000hp…which is still a completely silly amount of power to have in a streetable, yet quite strip-worthy Mustang.

Given this potency of power, this Shelby Mustang comes with quite the healthy price tag.  The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C boasts a sticker shock value of $154,995–and that’s after shelling out the $54,995 for the base 2013 Shelby GT500.  So is nearly $210K worth 1,200 in a Mustang?  Keep reading to get the dirty details in the Press Release and see for yourself.

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Ford Mustang Mach 40 custom concept

What do you get when you cross a classic Ford Mustang with a modern day Ford GT40? As you have likely surmised from the title, the answer is a Mustang Mach 40…the project’s title from Eckert’s Rod & Custom, in Oregon.  Their latest bit was aimed at taking a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang and slice ‘n dice it to have a mid-engine featured pony car, sourcing the power plant from a 2006 Ford GT.  Sounds plenty silly at first, but then you quickly eat your crow after seeing just how awesome the car really is.

After all, what’s not to like about a classic Mach 1 Mustang blended with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8, with “dialable” horsepower from 600 to 850–that’s crazy talk, right?  Maybe…maybe not.  Check out the couple of shots we thought were hot, then hop over to Eckert’s to check out the whole fold on this project car.

Source: Eckert’s Rod and Custom

ROUSH Performance 2014 Ford Mustang lineup

As we inch closer to the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, we see the entire scene of rumor mills and the aftermarket start to buzz up with 2014 Mustang details. The latest scoop of the week is the official announcement (and details surrounding) the hot 2014 ROUSH Mustang lineup. The RS, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 Mustangs will take the field by storm by starting with a new 2014 Mustang and massaging them as is desired by customers into ROUSH Performance creations, backed by warranty, and produced by quality craftsmen.

ROUSH’s 5.0-liter Mustangs which receive the R2300 ROUSHcharger setup are going to pump out a staggering 575hp and 505 lb-ft of torque…more than enough to get the rubber transformed into powder on the pavement. That being said, this latest round of ROUSHs is going to also maximize efficiencies, reduce weight, and make the experience one that is totally drivable and durable, regardless of being at the track or on the street. The crew at ROUSH has also upped the ante this time around by included 2 new options for customers to include: an optional X-Brace for increased body rigidity and also a rear seat delete.

Also, as is customary with all late model ROUSH Mustang instances, expect to see the 5-spoke, chromed signature wheels, wrapped with beefy Cooper RS3 rubber. Add in some awesome new looks with the aero body package, lots of graphics colors to pick from, and there should not be anyone out there that says “I just don’t like my ROUSH.”.

Keep reading to get the entire story on what to expect from the 2014 Mustang a la ROUSH.

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Video – ROUSH No 61 Ford Mustang Boss 302R lap in Austin

In case you missed it, the ROUSH Performance #61 took top-spot on the podium at Daytona a few weeks back, and this weekend, the team is hoping to repeat the feat in Austin, Texas.  For the first time in the Grand-Am series, the race will be held at the new Circuit of the Americas race track, designed and constructed for the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix.  The field will be leveled with everyone being a newbie at this one, folks.

ROUSH #61, piloted by Jack Roush Jr and Billy Johnson, is ready to pattern the corners of the novel 3.4 mile, 20-turn road course in hopes of leading the pack and continuing to rack up the points for the season.  This video shows a couple of practice laps by Jack Jr in the ROUSH Boss 302R on the Circuit of the Americas, laying tease ahead for what is to come on March 9th, 2013 @ 4pm EST…the race itself.

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Brothers Performance Car Show April 13 in Deland FL

What better way to get things rolling for the season in your Ford Mustang is there than to gather with other fellow Stangers?  Hmmm, guess we can’t really think of one right now, either.  Brothers Performance is going to have a show & sales event on April 13, 2013 at their eastern United States location in Deland, Florida to kick it all into gear.  There will be a DJ, food, prizes, raffles, a free dyno, a sound-off competition, and editors from several notable Mustang magazines on-site.  So, if you’re in the area on this weekend, be sure to check out the show…we are sure it’s going to be a hit, just like every one of them in the past!

Check out the events calendar over at Brothers Performance for more details.

 

 

LateModelRestoration fuel system for 87-97 Ford Mustang

It’s no secret that the Ford Mustang was bred to produce power and performance.  But what commonly gets overlooked is the importance of pristine and reliable fuel delivery from the tank to the engine bay.  All too often, Mustang enthusiasts bitten by the infamous “mod bug” find themselves slapping on bolt-ons and other aftermarket pieces, expecting ginormous gains in power…but neglecting the most critical piece to the combustion process: fuel supply.

So what does a Mustang owner do when the time comes to either replace (due to fault) or upgrade (due to power demand) existing fuel components?  They hit up the aftermarket for parts, tech advice, and satisfactory service from their suppliers of choice.  In this case, LateModelRestoration is the source to chase down for replacing your 1987 through 1997 Mustang fuel system.  They’ve got all the parts, hardware, and technical expertise to get you comfortably set up with exactly what you set out to accomplish.

Don’t just take our word for it–head over to LateModelResto yourself and see just what they have to offer to get you set up properly!

Source: LateModelRestoration

ROUSH #61 Ford Mustang wins at Daytona

The ROUSH Performance #61 Ford Mustang is once again atop the podium, and this time, it’s at Daytona to get the Grand Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season going to full speed.  Jack Roush Jr and Billy Johnson took #61 to their second consecutive win at Daytona, ahead of some serious European contenders (Aston Martins, Porsches, etc).

That’s funny…we here at StangNet HQ were reflecting about how the Top Gear trio of hosts were just bagging on the GT500 (and many other American cars) in this past week’s episode.  Funny how a simple American pony car has two wins under its belt in two years, over a myriad of European makes.  Interesting food for thought, huh?

Anyway, enjoy the racing action breakdown in the Press Release which follows, everyone!

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