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Barbie Power Wheels Ford Mustang on the dyno

C’mon, you know the thought has passed through your head, too.  We’ve all wondered what it’d be like to toss something on the dyno for kicks, and hey, what better than a smaller scale of our favorite pony car–Barbie’s pink Ford Mustang a la Power Wheels?  Exactly.

Check out the video above to see Barbie’s hot rod in action, putting down some chuckle-worthy power to the wheels.  If anything, you’ll get a good laugh out of it…all of us here at StangNet HQ certainly did!

Source: YouTube

Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang dyno shred video

Have you ever seen a Ford Mustang on a dynamometer?  Sure, many of us have.  Have you ever witnessed a dyno seize up while in action?  Maybe.  Well, has anyone caught a dyno seizing up and throwing in the towel with a Shelby GT500 putting down the power at the wheels?  Possibly.

But by now, we’re sure everyone has at least heard of this one.  It’s quite viral, and we are sure it’s made quite the impact on anyone who’s ever signed that waiver when putting their queen upon the dyno throne.

So go ahead, take a view, and see what you think.  Pretty sure we’d be the last to attend such a show at close range ever again.

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.



AmericanMuscle Mustang V6 Project Video Series


What do you get when you start with a base Ford Mustang coupe in stock form and turn it over to AmericanMuscle (AM) & Swarr Auto?  You end up with a 2005 V6 Mustang that gets tweaked beyond imagination in order to see just how many horses the little sixer-equipped pony car can pump out.  The guys over at AM have compiled a series of videos to capture just what they’ve done in order to see where they start, what makes the biggest impact, and where they end up with this aftermarket project.  The first video in the series features Dave Kaeck (from AM) kicking things off at Swarr Auto with a baseline dyno run to get the raw numbers, plus a first look at the huge variety of parts being installed on the ’05 Legend Lime V6.

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Video – Inside Line dynos the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0


2011 Mustang 5.0 dyno (video after the jump)

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 2011 Ford Mustang is serious about two things: power & efficiency.  The folks at Inside Line decided they would just put Ford’s claims at the 2011 Mustang GT producing 412hp & 390 tq to the test.  The dyno video shows a new 5.0 GT strapped in for several pulls on the Dynojet to see just what the true power ratings are after driveline saturation soaks up the promises that would be.  The result?  Ford’s underrated the pony car yet again.

After seven dyno pulls, the testing staff reported the car consistently produced 395hp at 6600 RPM and 365 pound-feet of torque at 4350 RPM.  If you take these figures and realize the parasitic effects of the drivetrain (some 11 to 13 percent loss), the latest Ford Mustang GT with the 5-oh is pumping out somewhere between 438 and 446 horses at the crankshaft.  We’re no math majors by any means, but we do know that 438 or 446 > 412 (the advertised rating by Ford).

This isn’t the first time Ford’s underrated the Mustang’s power output for “good” measure and we suspect it won’t be the last.  What we have here is a serious motion to kick sand in the face of bow tie fans everywhere; and we’re glad it’s back.

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2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Video of Dyno and Cruising Runs

After unleashing the 2011 Ford Mustang details earlier this morning, we thought we’d show you a video collage of the killer growl of the latest & greatest 5.0 Mustang.  Take a deep breath, hold onto your wallet, and watch this video of the 2011 Mustang feature highlights and a dyno run to 7,000 RPM!