Shelby Autos Being Sued over Non-Payment of GT500KR Carbon Fiber Parts

December 31, 2009 Mustang News No Comments

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Plasan Carbon Composites, a leading supplier of Carbon Fiber parts for OEM’s and aftermarket companies filed a lawsuit on December 17th in the U.S. District Court of Vermont claiming Shelby Autos has refused to pay for Carbon Fiber Parts manufactured and delivered by Plasan back in 2008.

In the suit Plasan claims they manufactured 1,747 sets of Carbon Fiber parts for the Shelby GT500KR and delivered them to Shelby Autos starting in April of 2008 and completing delivery in December of 2008.  Each set of Carbon Fiber parts include a Shelby GT500KR hood, front splitter and left and right mirror cover.  The four Carbon Fiber parts that make up each set are said to cost $3,800 according to court documents.  That would make a total of $6,638,600.00 in parts that were not paid for.  Yes thats $6.6 Million dollars. 

The cost of the Carbon Fiber parts brings to light another dispute involving Shelby Autos when they were trying to charge a GT500KR owner $20K+ to replace the Carbon Fiber hood.  What a markup they had. … Continue Reading

More 2011 Mustang GT Photos

December 30, 2009 Mustang News No Comments

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If you are like me the excitement of the 2011 Mustang GT has not died down and probably won’t for awhile so to keep the party going I have created several screencaps of the video released yesterday by Ford.  The high-quality video has made for some nice screencaps which I have posted after the jump.  Some of the photos show us a few of the new features found on the 2011 Mustang GT including integrated blind spot mirrors, Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels, strut-tower brace and the new 5.0 fender badge which is my personal favorite. Enjoy the photos. … Continue Reading

2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Videos

December 28, 2009 Mustang News No Comments

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After the intial heavy barrage of 2011 Mustang GT news and photos Ford has released two videos of the all-new 5.0-liter Mustang in action. The first video is your average everyday cruise through some snow filled roads and the second is of a 5.0-liter motor on the dynometer. Check out both videos after the jump… … Continue Reading

Official 2011 Mustang GT Details and Photos, 5.0 Returns

December 28, 2009 Mustang News 6 Comments

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This is truly a historic day for Mustang enthusiasts as we officially welcome the return of the 5.0-liter V-8 engine.  The iconic 5.0-liter V-8 engine has been on hiatus since 1995 but next year it will make it’s presence felt when it returns for the 2011 Mustang GT.  The 2011 Mustang GT will make it’s offical public debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January but until then Ford Motor Company has released a plethera of information and photos. 2011MustangGT5.0-engine-3

The 2011 Mustang GT with the all-new all-aluminum 5.0-liter four-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V-8 will crank out 412 horsepower and 390 ft-lb. of torque all the while with a projected 25 mpg highway mileage.  The new all-aluminum block for the 5.0-liter has helped reduce engine weight to just 430 pounds.  This is a weight savings of more than 20 percent from the previous 5.0-liter offering. 

New for the 2011 Mustang GT will be six-speed automatic and manual transmissions, 25 mpg highway fuel economy,  electronic power steering, three new colors (Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat, Race Red and Ingot Silver) and a Brembo brake package upgrade that includes 14-inch vented front discs from the GT500, 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires.2011MustangGT5.0-2

The 2011 Mustang GT will also offer several new convenience technologies including standard message center, integrated blind spot mirrors, MyKey programmble vehicle key, Illuminated mirrors, Universal garage door opener and more Sun visor storage.  Also the iconic 5.0 fender badge returns as does a 5.0 badge on the new engine cover.  With the more powerful engine comes a new speedometer increasing to 160 and the tachometer now redlines at 7,000 rpm’s. … Continue Reading

BOSS 302R Mustang Unveiled by Ford Racing

December 28, 2009 Mustang News No Comments

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The BOSS nameplate returns as Ford Racing unveils the BOSS 302R race ready Mustang.  The limited edition BOSS 302R Mustang will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Parnelli Jones’ 1970 Trans-Am championship in a BOSS 302 prepared Mustang.  The BOSS 302R will be a factory-built race car with a 5.0-liter 4-valve engine.

All BOSS 302R prepared Mustangs will be serialized off-road vehicles ready to race in a number of Grand-Am, SCCA and NASA classes.  The base model BOSS 302R comes with a 5.0-liter four-valve engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, roll cage, race seats, safety harness, data aquisition and race dampers/springs, and a Brembo brake and tire package.  The base model BOSS 302R will have a starting MSRP of $79,000.

A special Grand-Am Homologation Package will be available on the BOSS 302R for owners wanting to compete in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series (formerly the KONI Challenge) for the season opener in Daytona on January 29, 2010.  … Continue Reading

2011 Mustang GT Photos Leaked, 5.0 Engine and Profile View

December 24, 2009 Mustang News 9 Comments

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** Update: Just to clarify were the photos came from.  They were posted by Burlappcars.com.  I found them via Twitter.  No embargo was broken on my part nor do I have any 2011 Mustang GT information anyway. **

Merry Christmas Mustang fans.  I came across two leaked photos of the 2011 Mustang GT on Twitter today and thought some of you would like to see them.  Gotta love the 5.0 badge front and center on the engine.  For those living under a rock the 2011 Mustang GT is coming with an all-new 5.0-liter motor with 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft 0f torque.  More photos below. … Continue Reading

Shelby Automobiles Changes Name to Shelby American

December 23, 2009 Mustang News No Comments

SAMlogoIn honor of the 45th anniversary of the 427 Cobra and Shelby GT350 Shelby Automobiles is changing it’s name to Shelby American.  They will consolidate all operations under the Shelby American banner.  Carroll Shelby founded the original Shelby American in 1962 to create the legendary sports cars and muscle cars that forever changed the performance world, and it is only fitting that Shelby Automobiles join the original team. … Continue Reading

Ford Mustang Graphics Coming for Future Mustang Models

December 23, 2009 Mustang News No Comments

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One of the ways Ford promoted the 2010 Mustang was to offer a Mustang Customizer and with it you could build and design your own fantasty Mustang of sorts with various paint schemes, graphics and wheels.  Now comes word Ford will be offering customers the opportunity to create exterior graphics with limitations for all models including the Mustang which will be sold exclusively through Ford dealers.  As of now all we know is the graphics are made of Vinyl, are scratch resistant, weatherproof and will retain the vehicles 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.  … Continue Reading

More Details on 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-Liter Motor Leak Out

December 19, 2009 Mustang News No Comments

5.0-badge-mustangThe official news on the 2011 Mustang GT is not suppose to come out until sometime around December 28th but some folks in the media who have already got their hands on the info have itchy trigger fingers.  Today more news has leaked out via AutoWeek.com about the new 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-liter motor. 

The news they are reporting is the 412 horsepower 5.0-liter motor will have an all-aluminum engine putting down 390 lb-ft of torque.  The engine will also feature iron cylinder sleeves, forged crankshaft, four-bolt main bearings, high-performance pistons and connecting rods.  Another feature of the engine is vertical intake ports and twin independent variable valve timing.  New tuned exhaust headers on the new engine will eliminate the need for aftermarket headers thus helping the engine to breathe better.  The 5.0-liter motor will be mated to a 6R80 six-speed automatic or MT82 six-speed manual transmission. 

More details on the way…

2011 Mustang GT gets 412 Horsepower 5.0-liter Motor

December 17, 2009 Mustang News 1 Comment

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The return of the iconic 5.0-liter motor has been confirmed for the 2011 Mustang GT as somebody on Facebook leaked the details earlier today. The new 5.0-liter motor for the 2011 Mustang GT will crank out 412 horsepower. The 2011 Mustang GT details were not suppose to be made public till sometime around the Detroit Auto Show in January but I guess an over anxious Mustang fan decided to let loose early. This kind of news will send shockwaves through the Camaro and Challenger camps as it’s a whole new ballgame now. With 412 horsepower and a sub 4,000 curb weight the 2011 Mustang GT should have no problems leading the pack. Keep checking back as I am sure all the details will leak sooner or later.

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