There’s no doubt the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) supporters and participants know how to put on a car show. Well, this year, the 2009 SEMA show is going to be no exception. With a plethora of Ford Mustang customizations to be on-hand, every blue-blood is sure to have a skip in his or her step while at the show. Key players such as Steeda, 3dCarbon, Galpin Autosports, and even Vaugh Gittin are going to bring their best-dressed (and performing) Mustangs to Las Vegas to show you just what Ford is made of. Capitalizing the most popular car in the aftermarket industry isn’t just about flipping a dollar; it’s about making the Legend live on. Got tickets to the SEMA show running November 3rd – 6th? If so, awesome. If not, keep reading to get just a small sampling of what you’re going to miss out on seeing firsthand.
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With just under two weeks to go until the 2009 SEMA show, Ford decided to tease us all with an excerpt regarding the return of the infamous 5.0-liter Mustang. Word of the 2010 Ford Racing Boss 302R spread fast late this week…and rightly so. This 400hp special edition throwback to the muscle era is a race-inspired pony car well poised to assault the aggregate at any raceway. The Boss 302R will come in its base form with a sticker price of $79,000 while its upgraded sibling, tweaked with a Grand-Am Homologation package, will post a price of $129,000 for those Mustang racers looking to get into the KONI Challenge series. There’s not a plethora of “official” details (let alone imagery) released yet and Ford is being intentionally vague here, but keep reading to check out the official dealership notice sent out to let everyone know what’s coming at SEMA 2009.
By now, it’s no secret that millions of fans hope to see the recently updated Ford Mustang get a much-needed power plant upgrade in the near future. Well, Mustang fans, we’ve got some interesting buzz for you. Today, Ford of Australia’s Russell Christophers hinted that a new 5.0 liter V8 codenamed “Coyote” is currently in R&D in the US of A. That’s right, the SEMA rumors seem to be heating up closer to the boiling point of truth, folks. If this 5-oh comes to fruition, sources say the numbers tach in at 400hp and 400 lb-ft of torque from the DOHC motor. So now, it’s not a question of “if” the Coyote will come to pass; it’s a question of “when”. Many say 2011 or 2012. Conjecture is welcome, as no one can say for certain, given the volatility the market (and aftermarket, for the matter) is experiencing. Until we hear more, stay tuned…
A couple of months ago, we teased racing fans with some in-car footage of the Roush No. 59 and received some very excited feedback about the coverage. Well, we are here to tell you about some additional video coverage of the Ford Mustang tearing up the track. The FR500S spec road racer Mustang has been through an entire season in 2008 since we witnessed its debut at SEMA last year and it has continued to live up to the hype. During this past season, it was captured on the lens by the Discovery Channel at each race and the videographers even snagged some footage from inside the car with special HD cameras designed specifically for racing scenarios. Take a look at the video preview inside, as well as the official Press Release. Continue Reading →
Conveniently timed just ahead of SEMA 2008, we stumbled onto another alternative for the 2005 through 2009 Ford Mustang to become a recipient of forced induction. Edelbrock has just announced the release of their rock-solid and may we say quite attractive, E-Force Supercharger system for the 4.6L 3-valve V8. The state-of-the-art E-Force design is built in-house and features an Eaton internal rotor setup–the same found on the new Corvette ZR-1. Gear up, install it, and buckle in, because this setup is reported to result in power figures of 466hp and 439 ft-lbs of torque on a mere 5psi! We think you’ll agree that Edelbrock has a very nice product here–check out all the finer details in their official Press Release.Continue Reading →
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 →