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Kenny Brown GT-4T turbocharged Ford Mustang at SEMA 2011

If you’re out and about at the 2011 SEMA Trade Show in Las Vegas today (through the 4th of November), be sure to locate the Dynapack Dyno booth to check on one serious turbo’d Ford Mustang.  Kenny Brown’s GT-4T will be on-hand to show you some serious “Mango Tango” pony car magic.  How so, you might ask?  Well, Kenny’s latest weapon in the arms cache is a screaming orange flavored hued Mustang GT loaded with a complete, tuned chassis suspension package gleaned from years of street & tracking tuning and is capitalized upon by a crisply European behavior when taxed.

The crown jewel atop, or below, rather…is the Kenny Brown BiTurbo system which gives this Ford Mustang an incredible jump in base horsepower, allowing for incredible pedal response in addition to killer handling characteristics, otherwise.

There’s lots more engineered and applied to this car, so keep reading (or go see the car at SEMA, directly) to get the rest of the story in the press release.

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Steeda 2011 Streetfighter Mustang at SEMA

This year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas had a tremendous showing from the Steeda Autosports team, with their exhibition of the Steeda Fiesta Sport, the performance tuned Steeda Fusion Sport, and the asphalt rippin’ 5.0L Steeda StreetFighter Ford Mustang.  The 2011 5.0-liter supercharged Q650 Steeda StreetFighter was up on display at the Nitto Tire booth, proudly donning the latest & greatest in ultra high performance tires–the Nitto NT05.

Coupled with the NT05 rubber, the Steeda StreetFighter Mustang also received a plethora of suspension upgrades; more applied to any of their production vehicles in times past.  Joining the party is also the famed Watts Link Suspension setup, permitting this Steeda Mustang to pull over 1.5Gs on the skid!  As far as performance goes, the Steeda Q650 StreetFighter has ample power to brag about a 0 to 60 time under 4 seconds & a 1320ft time of resting comfortably in the 10s.

Keep reading to get the full scoop on this aftermarket gem of a Mustang by Steeda in the Press Release that follows!

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2011 Ford Mustang charges into SEMA

Are you ready for an onslaught of new 5.0 Mustang specimens from the 2011 Ford Mustang genre?  If not, sorry; you’re about to get hit with a mind-bending preview of what’s to come of the new 2011 Mustang at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association exhibition in Las Vegas.  Showings by MRT, MM&FF, Creations n’ Chrome, Mob Steel, Street Scene, Classic Design Concepts, and MANY others are sure to make this show out to be one for the record books.

Often times in years past, we thought many a SEMA show would never be capitalized by the incredible showing of aftermarket crafters in the S197 market.  We were wrong.  You guys aren’t going to believe the awesome showing coming this year with the 5.0-liter Mustang being reborn.  What we have in store for you is a mere grain of sand on the beach of what the Ford folks have in store for us.  Take a look and get a glimpse of what the show has to offer!

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GAS announces the Wide Body 2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Galpin wide body 2010 Ford Mustang

The team behind the dream of MTV’s Pimp My Ride show and proud holders of the title for the nation’s largest volume Ford dealership, Galpin Ford, have taken their tongs to the Ford Mustang GT once again to customize it in their image.  Back at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Galpin Auto Sports unveiled a 2010 Ford Mustang GT premium convertible which was adorned with a handmade one-off wide body kit…and they didn’t stop there.  The GAS crew kept the momentum moving and also dropped in a 550hp motor from the Ford Racing catalog, applied custom 20″ wheels, and lacquered the pony car in a two-tone black ‘n blue finish.  Keep reading to get all the fine details surrounding the latest “Galpinized” Ford Mustang.

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Classic Throwback: the Shelby GT500CR Ford Mustang


Shelby GT500CR Ford Mustang

The SEMA fallout continues…  Classic Recreations, a reputed custom coachbuilder, has announced some initial details surrounding their 1967 Shelby GT500CR, a Ford Mustang variant which was unveiled at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Packing the promise of Shelby authenticity and a serious horsepower punch from its hand-crafted 427ci (that’s 7.0 liters by the way!) power plant, the Shelby GT500CR is sure to please the eyes and the ears.  What’s even more interesting is the serialized car will available in three trims: Intro, Performance, and Venom.  So what’s all the fuss about?  What do each of these GT500CR packages offer?  Keep reading to find out!

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Galpin Auto Sports builds a 1969 Ford Mustang from scratch

Galpin Auto Sports at SEMA 2009

Ever worked on a classic Ford Mustang?  Ever built one or restored one?  Ever built from the ground-up in 24 hours?  We’ve gotta say, this last category has to be a minority in the overall population of Mustang fans.  There is, however, a team from Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) that took the 2009 SEMA show by the reins and exhibited their mechanical talents for all to see.  Seven crewmen took just under a day (in summary) to hand build a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback on stage, right in front of the crowd.  The crowd totally ate it up.  Perhaps it wasn’t something to sit and stare at all day, but the 1969 Mustang build accomplished one thing for sure–repeat traffic.  People were constantly stopping back by the booth to check up on the progress of the build, wondering if the team was going to make the deadline.  Legendary names and brands were all rolled up into this project, making the car a truly unique specimen.  Who all was involved?  What modifications were made in the build?  Keep reading to find out!

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Steve Saleen’s newest installation: SMS Superparts


SMS 296 Supercharger

Just days ago, the blitz of the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas left Ford Mustang fans dizzied with a barrage of special edition pony cars and aftermarket parts and packages to gawk at.  Steve Saleen‘s latest company, SMS Supercars, let the details slip on the nationwide sales, distribution, and installation of various SMS Superparts for late-model Mustang owners.  The first hot part in the catalog from SMS Superparts is the all-new SMS 296 Supercharger, which was on display at the show, installed on a base 2010 Mustang GT.  While we didn’t spy any official numbers on the kit, we can expect something in the high 400hp / low 500hp range, as we’ve already seen some incredible output from the SMS 460 Ford Mustang.  Keep reading to get the full scoop on Steve Saleen’s latest pet project.

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SEMA 2009 – the 2010 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang

2010 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang

2010 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang

Back in early September, we showed you a video of the 2010 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang making some passes for a test ‘n tune at the Milan Dragway.  During the early hours of the 2009 SEMA show this week in Las Vegas, Ford Racing pulled the coverings off the car and made its debut a kosher occurrence.  A mere 50 units are going to be produced by [the profitable] Ford Motor Company, so the scramble to get a hold of one of these 2010 CJ Mustang specimens will certainly thin out those with slow reaction times.  What’s so great about this car?  It’s a total turnkey racer straight from the Ford Racing catalog; it is equipped with a 5.4-liter V8 & a 3.4-liter Whipple supercharger; it is yet another capstone on the fortress of a legendary Ford Racing past.  Take a closer look at this winner of a drag-car and check out the full story in the Ford Press Release as well.

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Rockin’ SEMA 2009 with the Vaughn Gittin Jr Ford Mustang RTR

Vaughn Gitten 2010 Mustang RTR

Vaughn Gittin Jr 2010 Mustang RTR

Last week, we told you about the waterfall of Ford Mustangs to come from the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Well, this week, the river has started to rise with the details on the Ford Mustang RTR (Ready to Rock) floating out in plain sight.  Set up with the trending and talented World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr, this new 2010 Mustang specialty car is the result of a combined effort between designer Caleb Clark & Classic Design Concepts.  This slick-styled Mustang RTR has received some seriously cool design cues.  One particular point of interest was the rear diffuser update–definitely a nice touch!  The black matte hue helps to offset some of the hue balancing issues many have made note of on the 2010 Mustang.  Various Ford dealerships are going to carry this SEMA special in February 2010 and it will be equipped with a few tasteful upgrades to keep enthusiasts excited: a K&N high-flow airbox, Falken (of course) tires, a Ford Racing damper kit & springs, a Baer braking system, and a tuned exhaust setup.  In addition to the “go goodies”, the Mustang RTR has a few additional touches to the exterior worth noting as well.  An exclusive RTR rear diffuser, front splitter, aluminum rear spoiler, RTR emblems and vinyl all give this pony car a unique racing drifter’s touch.

Keep reading to get all the details on the Ford Mustang RTR in the Press Release.

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SEMA 2009 – Classic Design Concepts Ford Mustang coupe


Most of the time, a Ford Mustang fan is inclined to zone in on one particular paradigm: “go” or “show”.  As a result, many modified Mustangs reach a point to where they are so tweaked and/or pampered, they are relegated to weekend warrior cruising or track-only duty.  So where’s the dualism here?  Why can’t a Mustang fan have the cake and eat it too?

This year at SEMA 2009, Classic Design Concepts (CDC) will take the best of both worlds and mold them into one awesomely capable pony car package.  The main premise of this latest CDC project is twofold: create a concept suited for the racing lifestyle enthusiast with simple tools and track day needs contained right inside the car AND keep the car’s performance & suspension upgrades in check to be aggressive, but not overbearing for comfortable everyday driving.

Keep reading to get the list of modifications on this 2010 CDC Mustang coupe and if you’re at SEMA, be sure to stop by the CDC booth to check it out firsthand!

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