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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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In-car On-track Video of the 2012 Mustang BOSS 302

Need we say more?  Not really.  This in-car video of the 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 pretty much stands on its own.  Inside the rolling footage, you’ll witness 2 rip-roaring laps completed by the BOSS 302 at Laguna Seca. The lucky pilot? Jonathan Bomarito, ex-Formula Atlantic Championship driver.

Come on in for some sweet Mustang hot-lapping!

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Save the date – Steeda Pony Wars coming soon

There’s not much to go on for now, but we are sure the Ford Mustang madness will ensue once the calendar flips a few more weeks.  Steeda Autosports is all set again to host the Pony Wars in Valdosta, Georgia, and everyone with blue blood is invited!  The date is set for April 2, 2011 for the 2nd annual Pony Wars event at South Georgia Motorsports Park.  With heads-up racing, a show ‘n shine, and loads of fantastic company, the 2011 Pony Wars event is sure to capitalize on the inaugural episode.

Keep your eyes peeled here and over at Steeda for more details forthcoming about all the particulars…but for now, save the date!

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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Steeda breaks 12-second 1320 with CAI

The key players in the Ford Mustang aftermarket keep on tweaking, tuning, and testing the 2011 Mustang GT in order to squeeze a bit more juice from the car that already produces a formidable amount of power straight off the assembly line.  Steeda Autosports has been designing a proprietary Steeda Cold Air Intake and a Steeda Performance Tune in order to break out ahead of the rest where it counts: at the track!

The Steeda CAI kit, when matched up with a set of Nitto 275/40/17 NT05 Drag Radials, was able to rocket the Steeda Mustang down the 1/4 mile strip at South Georgia Motorsports Park just under the 12-second mark with a 115mph trap!  So just how did the car sound?  Who drove the car (because we all know the best mod is the driver mod!)?

Keep reading to check out the video and the official Press Release from Steeda.  Enjoy, everyone!

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Fastlane’s turbocharged 2011 Ford Mustang hits the 10s

Know what you do when you take a perfectly new & healthy 2011 Ford Mustang GT, apply some magic, and clock-out at 10.4 seconds in the 1320?  You brag, that’s what you do.  The crew at Fastlane is pretty stoked to announce their 2011 turbo’d Mustang GT shaved over 2 seconds of the stock car’s quarter-mile straight line time.  Well, knowing a stock 2011 Mustang can hit the 12s is just awesome from the get-go.  Slap on some wonderful boost inside the engine bay and there you have it; respectable power in an affordable pony car package.

Keep reading to see the modification list Fastlane used to take the 2011 Ford Mustang into the 10s.

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Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro go flat out in the flats

The clash of the titans continues to ring onward.  The latest test of muscle and strength has been compiled by the tech-heads over at Popular Mechanics, pitting our famed Ford Mustang against the [evil] Chevrolet Camaro in an all-out, no holds barred, speed test.  The venue: Bonneville Salt Flats.  The challenge: crank it to 11 and see who gets it done properly.

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Number 17 Sheet Metal giveaway by Roush

Ever wanted to have a piece of serious racing action?  Ever wondered if you could come up with a way to recount the significance of speed every day?  Ever have the need to brag about something awesome you won?  Of course you have…

Roush & Ford Racing have teamed up to strip a (large) piece of sheet metal from Matt Kenseth’s No. 17 Roush-Fenway Racing car.  This piece is right off a car which ran in an official NASCAR Sprint Cup race!  It’s about 148 x 45 inches and holds an approximate value of $550; plenty of braggin’ rights here!

Better hurry, however–this contest ends in just a few days, so you’d better check it out!

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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2010 Camp Steeda recap

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to catch a hot lapping session, you aren’t alone.  If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to participate in one, yeah, you have no strange company here and there.  All we can tell you is that in order to make it happen, you have to guts up and make it to a local track hotspot and either tear it up in your own Ford Mustang or beg for a shotgun spot to soak it up.

The guys and gals at Steeda made up a fantastic track event just recently at the 2010 Camp Steeda Driving event, presented by Track Guys at Sebring.  There are few tracks that are ever-present in a boy racer’s mind and this is exactly one of them.  The 3.7-mile course is one of the most car & driver taxing ones in any circuit, yet with a proper driver and car, can often times be the most enjoyable.

If you have any idea of what the track experience is like, you know exactly what I’m saying and you can feel it as I do.  If you don’t have a clue what a track weekend is like, then keep reading; the Steeda folks know how to put on a good show–no doubt.  Enjoy!

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