Lottery Winner crashes new Mustang Boss 302 w/three kids inside

May 31, 2012 Mustang News 1 Comment

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Winning the Lottery is suppose to be a blessing but for one Squamish, British Columbia resident it turned out to be a nightmare as he crashed his new 2012 Mustang Boss 302 with three kids inside.

The driver of the vehicle was Andrew Fraser who recently won a $1 Million grand prize in the Variety Children’s Charity Lottery.  With his winnings he purchased a new Boss 302 from Sea To Sky Ford in Squamish just North of Vancouver, BC. … Continue Reading

Video: Motor Trend tests the 2013 Shelby GT500 claim of 200 mph top speed

May 28, 2012 Mustang News 3 Comments

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Motor Trend was able to secure a 2013 Shelby GT500 to run through the paces and establish some performance numbers for the latest episode of ‘Ignition’. Associate road test editor Carlos Lago tests the 662 horsepower Shelby GT500 in 0-60, quarter mile, 60-0 braking and on the dyno.  Those numbers while impressive were just a part of what Motor Trend was after while they spent time testing the newest Shelby GT500. … Continue Reading

3000 Horsepower Mustang Mach 1 is NO JOKE!

May 25, 2012 Mustang News No Comments

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It was not long ago that 500 horsepower was a bench mark for street cars and some drag cars but these days its merely the stock horsepower for production cars including the Shelby GT500 and the ZL1 Camaro.  So when I first read about a 3000 horsepower Mustang Mach 1 I quickly laughed it off as a joke but as my curiosity got the best of me I realized this Mustang was for real.

So who’s behind this beast of a Mustang, none other than the amazing engine builders at Steve Morris Engines who built this car for a customer in Kansas.  They started with a 1970’s Mustang Mach 1 and added a 572 cubic inch V8 engine and a pair of 88mm billet Bullseye turbochargers. … Continue Reading

2015 Mustang rendered by artist Jon Sibal

May 23, 2012 Mustang News 3 Comments

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The anticipation for the 2015 Mustang is growing day by day even though we are two years away from seeing an actual model.  That does not keep the enthusiasts and media types from drawing up illustrations of what they think the next gen pony will look like.  Case in point is the latest rendering from AutoGuide who contracted highly respectable artist Jon Sibal to draw up what he thinks the next Mustang will be. … Continue Reading

Video: Jay Leno reviews the 2013 Shelby GT500 with SVT chief Jamal Hameedi

May 22, 2012 Mustang News 3 Comments

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Being famous and being a car guy has its perks and sometimes they include being the first person outside of Ford to drive the 2013 Shelby GT500.  Jay Leno is that guy and this time around for his ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ series he gets the chance to drive the 2013 Shelby GT500 and give us his thoughts not only on the car but a little Mustang history.  

Riding shotgun for this show is none other than SVT chief engineer Jamal Hameedi who gives Jay a rundown on what the new GT500 has to offer.  Check out the video below. … Continue Reading

Artist creates Sharpie Marker masterpiece on 1999 Mustang GT

May 21, 2012 Mustang News 4 Comments

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Artist Chris Dunlop known as ‘Pinstripe Chris’ has a very unique talent that involves a common household item, the Sharpie Marker.  A pinstriper by trade Chris took notice of another artist’s work with a Sharpie Marker and a Lamborghini Gallardo in 2010.  Ever since than Chris has been free handing his artistic creations on anything he can get his hands on including automobiles.  His latest creation is an amazing free hand design … Continue Reading

Garage Find: Rare 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible found in South Florida

May 21, 2012 Mustang News 3 Comments

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A 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible has been found and this time the rare piece of automotive history turned up in a South Florida garage where it sat for the past 31 years. The Shelby GT500 was parked in the South Florida garage with only 53,000 original miles and now its up for auction on eBay.

The story goes, a 23-year-old woman traded her 1965 GT350 for the brand new 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible and it was driven for awhile until the big block engine blew.  The owner replaced the big block with a less than stellar replacement small block Ford engine.  The owner was not happy with the performance of the small block and therefore parked the Shelby GT500 in the garage and never drove it again. … Continue Reading

2013 Shelby GT500 is first Ford vehicle with Launch Control capabilities

May 18, 2012 Mustang News 1 Comment

05.12_Mustang Launch Control_SP2Another first for Ford Motor Company and this one is big as the 2013 Shelby GT500 is the first vehicle equipped with a Launch Control system.  SVT engineers spearheaded the development of a launch control system to combat what most find very frustrating, uncontrolled wheel spin.  The new system now gives GT500 owners the ability to fine tune all settings to allow the car to have maximum grip and acceleration whenever needed.

Whether a driver is a track-day veteran or getting his first ultra-high-performance sports car, the new launch control system on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will help ensure he gets smooth, consistent and fast starts every time. … Continue Reading

Photos: 2013 Shelby GT500’s ready for delivery

May 15, 2012 Mustang News 2 Comments

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At the 2011 L.A. Auto Show Carroll Shelby was quoted as saying the 2013 Shelby GT500 is the “greatest Mustang ever built” and now the world is about to find out the true meaning of those words.  This week Ford will begin deliveries of the 662 horsepower Shelby GT500 to dealers around the country.  Check below for some photos snapped of the new GT500’s awaiting delivery outside the AAI plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. … Continue Reading

2012-13 Mustang Recalled for Transmission Range Sensor (TRS)

May 13, 2012 Mustang News 1 Comment

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The latest recall from Ford Motor Company has them recalling 10,500 vehicles, including an unknown number of 2012-13 Ford Mustangs.  The recall also affects 2012 Expeditions, 2011-12 F-150’s and 2012 Navigators for transmission and light calibration issues.  For the Mustang the recall centers around a transmission range sensor (TRS) for reverse that was incorrectly calibrated according to the specifications. … Continue Reading

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