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Hurst and Ford Racing to Debut 550 Horsepower Mustang Challenge Pace Car

April 21, 2010 Mustang News 1 Comment


Hurst Performance Vehicles and Ford Racing are teaming up to debut another special-edition Mustang that will serve as the pace car for the 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Series.  The 2010 Hurst Ford Racing Mustang pace car will make its debut during the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge race at Virginia International Raceway on April 25th. 

The 2010 Hurst Ford Racing Mustang pace car will feature a supercharged 550 horsepower V-8 engine, Ford Racing FR500S stainless-steel cat-back exhaust and K&N filter.  Other items finding their way onto the pace car include 20-inch forged aluminum Hurst polished wheels with BFGoodrich g-Force T/A tires, Hurst Competition/Plus shifter with black T-handle, 14-inch rotors and 4-piston calipers from Ford Racing, tradional Hurst Black on gold paint and Hurst leather interior.

After its pace car duties with the Mustang Challenge are over, this pace car will make special appearances across the country at several shows along with SEMA before being auctioned off for charity in January 2011.  Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. 

For more on this new limited-edition Hurst Ford Racing Mustang pace car check out the press release below.

Press Release:

Hurst Performance Vehicles, a company responsible for some of the most iconic pace cars in racing history, will once again debut a special-edition Mustang built to serve as the official pace car for the 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Series.
The 2010 Hurst Mustang pace car will debut during the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge race at Virginia International Raceway on April 25, 2010.
After its run with the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge, this unique and highly-collectible Pace Car will make special appearances at the Hot Rod Power Tour, at numerous Larry H. Miller dealerships across the country and even at SEMA, before being auctioned for charity in January 2011. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, formed to support research towards the diagnosis, treatment and development of a cure for pediatric cancer, and to provide support and hope to children and families undergoing treatment, as well as those who have lost children due to cancer.  Through Hatch’s house of hope, the Austin Hatcher Foundation provides a landmark group of educational, emotional and social skills development programs essential to help cancer stricken children and their families succeed within their community.
Additionally, the 2010 Hurst pace car’s paint scheme and likeness will be used to create promotional items sold by the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Series at various race events and online, including a run of limited edition replica skins for their Miller Cup Pinewood Car kits.  As one of several ongoing initiatives to support the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Mustang Challenge has integrated a fund-raising Miller Cup Pinewood Derby car race into the season-ending championship banquet at Miller Motorsports Park.
Larry H. Miller Dealership Group has confirmed that it will partner with Hurst Performance to donate the vehicle for this project. Other partners of the project include Whelen Engineering, Ford Racing, BFGoodrich Tires.  Motorsports artist Roger Warrick will create original art for promotional items.
“Hurst has a history of creating unique, high-quality, emotionally-charged muscle cars and the 2010 Hurst Ford Racing Mustang Challenge pace car is no different,” said Nate Shelton, Chairman of Hurst Performance Vehicles. “We are so proud to have yet another opportunity to set the pace for others to follow and give something back to a deserving organization.”
The stunning Hurst Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pace Car comes equipped with 20” BFGoodrich g-Force™ T/A®KDW tires for maximum performance and attitude, 20” Hurst polished, forged aluminum wheels and a Hurst Competition/Plus shifter with a black T-handle. 
The engine pounds out 550-horsepower, or nearly 200-horsepower more than the FR500S race Mustangs, and 542 lb.-ft of torque, courtesy of the Ford Racing polished supercharger, Ford Racing FR500S stainless-steel cat-back exhaust and K&N filter.  With its race bred Ford Racing coil-over suspension, this car is sure to keep people straining just to see it zoom by.  And to stop all this power, the car is equipped with an upgraded braking system featuring 14″ rotors and 4-piston calipers, also from Ford Racing.

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  1. Dave says:

    hey good article, interesting that ford together with mustang are now going to debut a 550 hp mustang after the Camaro came out. its the 60s all over again where the dodges and the fords and chevys come out to play. Its to be alive then as well as now

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