New Shelby Mustang GT350R Billboard

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New Shelby Mustang GT350R Billboard

Take a look at the very first Shelby GT350R Mustang billboard advertisement from Ford Performance and it is getting alot of attention – the Ford marketing team surely hit this one out of the park with some good humor that definately grabs your attention, joking about – “just let your kids pay for their own college” so you can buy your dream Mustang!  Judging by all the media coverage this billboard is getting accross the interent in the forums and all over social media, looks like this has paid for its self many times over. What we wonder is how many of them are there or is this just something they have decided to do in the Detroit area? Let us know in the comments if you know anything or have seen any other intersting billboards!

 

900 Orders For 2015 Dodge Hellcat Cancelled

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Mopar enthusiasts who wanted to buy or at least order a new 707-hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat or Dodge Charger Hellcat, your options would be limited and expensive. There’s basically none available at Chrysler’s original $58,295 sticker price, so if you’re willing to pay the dealer markup, you might find one starting around $70,000, with used ones going for a little (but not much) less. Earlier this year, a bone-stock 2015 Challenger Hellcat sold at auction for $110,000!

Today, Dodge revealed several moves aimed at satisfying Hellcat demand, including more than doubling production for 2016. But as part of that process, some 900 customers who thought they were getting a Hellcat this year will have to wait a little longer for the 2016 model year — and miss out on that first-model-year pride.

Dodge executives announced today the company had scheduled the last runs of 2015 models at the Canadian plant that builds the two models. It will re-open the order books for dealers in August and again in February, with new rules that specify exactly how many Hellcats a dealer can order in 2016. Those dealers that did the best job of moving Hellcats will get more; those who bought a few and slapped $20,000 markups on the sticker hoping for a sale will get penalized.

By doubling production to roughly 8,000 Hellcats, Dodge aims to knock down some of those vigs that individual dealers had demanded. Dodge spokesman Dan Reid said the factory will cancel some 900 orders that had been sold but not built for 2015, offering those customers vouchers good for 2015 pricing on 2016 models, which will get an unspecified price hike. The 2016s will hit dealers late this year.

From what’s been said so far, the changes should make 2016 Hellcats a little easier to find — but by canceling the 2015 orders it had, and building something less than 4,000 copies, those first-year models may find a permanent seat at collector auctions soon

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Charity Raffle For 805 Horsepower Dodge Challenger

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Charity Raffle For 805 Horsepower Dodge Challenger

Last year, when Dodge announced the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat that pumped out 707 Horsepower, Mopar enthusiasts ordered everyone that the Fiat / Chrysler Auto group could produce in within hours of the order banks opening. So many enthusiasts wanted to order them, that a new production run was added to keep up with demand.

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat twins have since proved to be wildly popular. So popular, in fact, that Dodge is more than doubling production to meet all the demand for 2016 models. But that still isn’t enough, so to get the jump on 2016 production, 2015 production is ending. Meaning if you ordered a 2015 car, you’re effectively not going to get it and you probably need to check to see if you have to place your order again.

Well there is another way to get a 2015 Challenger and this one makes a lot more ponies – how about 805 of them – and you could own this amazing car for only $3 if you get lucky! ( Oh you also win a matching black limited production 1970 440 R/T Challenger as part of the prize package – 1 of 100 made)

The 2015 Dodge Challenger has been dubbed “The Hellcat X” (after the XF6F world war II fighter plane – see the video) – this one of a king Challenger Hellcat is twin charged with turbocharger and a supercharger, and because of this the numbers now reach 805-horsepower – and there’s only one of them in the world.

To add to its exclusivity, you can’t even buy the car – in fact – the only way you can own it is by entering the Dream Giveaway charity raffle and winning it. Click Here To Enter To Win

The lucky winner of these special Mopar’s will also find himself or herself the recipient of $40,000 to help compensate for taxes, All monies from the raffle will be used to support various charities.

 

 

2016 Shelby GT350 Offer Heads Up Display Shift Light

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2016 Shelby GT350 Offer Heads Up Display Shift Light

It seems that the Ford media machine likes to keep us up to speed almost on a weekly basis these days about new “trick” features being offered on the new 2016 Ford Shelby GT350.

Last week it was the GT350R lightweight carbon fiber wheels (see our Carbon Fiber Wheel story here)and before that it was all about the new powerful 5.2L engine with the flat plane crank.
Now Ford are teasing us with an interior feature that will be standard on the Shelby GT350 and the GT350R. It offers race inspired technology with a fully Customizable Shift Light Indicator to Help Drivers Optimize Track Time.

It Includes:

• Shelby GT350® Mustang features Performance Shift Light Indicator display with Track, Tach and Drag mode

• Performance Shift Light Indicator provides the benefits of a shift light while allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the track at all times

• Heads-up shift light was developed by reimagining existing hardware and is standard on all-new Shelby GT350 and Shelby® GT350R

Official Ford Press release below:
DEARBORN, Mich., July 23, 2015 – When driving the high-revving, 526-horsepower Shelby GT350® Mustang, drivers would do best to keep eyes on the road.

So that’s where Ford put the Performance Shift Light Indicator.

For decades, race drivers have used shift lights that signal the perfect engine speed for the shift point for maximum acceleration and lower lap times during the intensity of on-track driving.

Shift lights allow drivers to concentrate on the road in front of them rather than watching a tachometer. However, most shift lights either obscure the forward field of view or are located low in the instrument cluster where the driver must look down to see it.

The Performance Shift Light Indicator is a heads-up display located in front of the driver. It can be controlled through the driver information center in the gauge cluster, and customers can set shift points, light intensity, select from three different modes, or turn the feature off entirely.

In Tach mode, the amber LEDs light up sequentially from left to right as engine revs build to provide an easily viewable tachometer. Track mode is quite different – when engine revs build, LEDs light up from the outside ends to the center until the shift point is reached, then the whole LED bar flashes.

The third option is Drag mode. Much like Track mode, the customer sets the shift point, but in this configuration the entire LED light bar stays dark, then flashes repeatedly when the engine reaches the preset rpm threshold. “Given the conditions of a drag race, we found drivers wanted maximum simplicity in a performance shift light,” said Mike Makled, electrical engineer for Shelby programs.

Innovation through lateral thinking
Makled is a self-described at-home tinkerer. The 10-year veteran and third-generation Ford employee has been with Ford Performance since 2010. “I like taking things apart, modifying how they work and creating new things,” he says. “It’s a hobby.”

Dreaming up innovative performance features is one of the fun parts of his job, and inspiration struck one day on the road. Makled was driving his Ford Taurus SHO when he came to a quick stop in traffic and the car’s collision warning with brake support system flashed its red LED heads-up display. The system bounces upward projected light against the reflective inner surface of the windshield so the driver can see it as a warning of impending danger. This got him thinking.

“I thought, ‘Wait a minute, why don’t we use that technology for our shift light on the GT350?'” said Makled. “With a few tweaks, it could have a big effect on high-performance driving.”

Over the course of three months, Makled worked with a supplier to build a new prototype with special circuitry, amber LEDs, and software he installed into his own car. When satisfied with the progress, he invited management into the driver’s seat to see what he’d been working on – they loved it, calling it a “brilliant reimagining of existing technology.”

After getting the green light, Makled handed the project over to then-Ford Corporate Graduate Zac Nelson for development and release. Nelson worked with OpenXC to quickly build a working prototype for driver testing and feedback. Makled and Nelson worked closely with the heads-up display supplier on the production-level software and display modes for the new Shelby GT350 and Shelby® GT350R.

The feature has been lauded by Ford testing personnel. “All of our drivers love this feature,” boasts Makled. “They can’t believe how much it reduces the distraction of having to look away to a tach or a shift light in the cluster.”

Kevin Kilgore Is Our Latest Shopping Spree Winner

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Kevin Kilgore Is Our Latest Shopping Spree Winner

What would you buy for your Mustang if you won our quarterly shopping spree contest?

Well Kevin Kilgore from Utah didn’t waste any time after we told him last week he was our latest “spree winner” and he has already chosen a SCT X4 Ford Power Flash Tuner, A Steeda Cold Air Intake and a Steeda performance underdrive pulley kit to “hop up” his 2009 Ford Mustang GT.

“WOW, I am so excited to be chosen for this! I will give you a bit of background. I was bit by the Mustang bug the very first time I saw my neighbor’s 1969 Aqua Blue Shelby and have bled FORD blue ever since,  I purchased my first car, a 65 GT coupe as a freshman in high school.”

Kevins owns a 2009 GT and it is his daily driver. It is stock for now except the wheels and a K&N air filter but he has been planning to start modding it once he’s caught up on his other mustang projects. Kevin has been a Mustang guy since High School and even converted his brother to a Ford guy. Between them they currently own six Mustangs ranging from full restorations to an open track car!

Judging by the pictures Kevin provided of a couple of them, it’s easy to see he’s spent countless hours getting them just right – “WOW, I am so excited to be chosen for this! I will give you a bit of background. I was bit by the Mustang bug the very first time I saw my neighbor’s 1969 Aqua Blue Shelby and have bled FORD blue ever since! I purchased my first car, a 65 GT coupe as a freshman in high school.”
Our easy to enter shopping spree contests are easy to enter and no purchase is necessary – Click Here To Enter Our Latest Shopping Spree

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New Ford Racing GT350R Carbon Fiber Wheels

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Ford have decided to share more information on the much anticipated Shelby Mustang GT350R, which apparently will be the world’s first mass-produced car with carbon fiber wheels.

Ford has just released details about this unprecedented feat of technology and performance value for Mustang enthusiasts.

Ford have obviously also managed to cut the weight of each wheel by an incredible 45%, from the 33 pounds of the equivalent aluminum wheel to just 18 pounds for the Carbon Revolution-supplied carbon fiber wheels.

That means with these carbon-fiber wheels as standard, they will dramatically reduce the unsprung weight and the rotational inertia of the wheel itself, further improving the response time to driver’s inputs and having a general positive impact on handling and performance.

The heat generated (more than 900 degrees Celsius) by the powerful brakes of the Mustang GT350R demanded a special ceramic coating, reserved up until now for the aerospace industry and open-wheel racing championships. The ‘ceramic plasma arc spray’ coating is applied around the inner wheel barrel and on the back of the spokes, working as a thermal barrier, allowing for continuous track-use.

“The GT350R wheels and tires were developed to be the most track-capable parts we’ve ever produced,” said Adam Wirth, chassis supervisor, Ford Performance. “The carbon fiber wheels reduce vehicle weight by 60 pounds compared to aluminum, yet are stiffer for better steering response. We believe this is a game changer for the industry, a great example of improved performance through innovation.”

Each wheel has its own RFID chip with a unique tracking number embedded to its structure. In order to ensure the best possible quality of the final product, Carbon Revolution performs 61 individual checks and logs more than 246,000 data points before the wheel is released from the machine.

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Ford Shoots for the Moon with Apollo Edition 2015 Mustang

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Ford Shoots for the Moon with Apollo Edition 2015 Mustang

 

Ford is known for building amazingly cool Mustangs like the 5.0 GT and the Shelby GT350, and for the eighth year in a row, the Detroit automaker has created a truly amazing aviation-themed Ford Mustang to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association youth education programs, including the Young Eagles. Today, Ford Shoots for the Moon with the Apollo Edition 2015 Ford Mustang. Best of all, you can own the Apollo Edition Mustang, as it will go up for auction at the Gathering of Eagles charity event, July 23, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015.

“The Apollo program delivered astonishing innovations in technology and achieved a national goal of landing the first human on the moon,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford board of directors. “The entire program was extraordinary – one of our nation’s greatest technological achievements. With this year’s stunning Apollo Edition Mustang, we salute that spirit of American ingenuity with the quintessential American automobile – Ford Mustang.”

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Aviation has long been important to Ford, remember the Ford Tri-Motor airplane produced by Henry Ford from 1925 – 1933? According to Ford, all proceeds from the sale of the Apollo Mustang will benefit EAA youth education programs, including the Young Eagles, a program that has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.9 million young people since 1992. The EAA AirVentur event takes place July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The Apollo Mustang began as a 2015 fastback Ford Mustang GT, that was modified by Ford design and engineering teams. The group was captained by Ford Design Manager Melvin Betancourt. The body features a unique glossy pure white and pure black non-production paint scheme that “delivers a creative connection with the NASA Apollo program,” stated Ford. It also features a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, rocker moldings and accent treatments, what looks like the Shelby GT350R wing, along with unique LED underbody lighting to symbolize atmospheric re-entry.

To launch harder, the Apollo Mustang needed boost, so the team installed a Ford Performance intercooled supercharger along with an X-pipe with both side and rear exhaust to raise output to 627 horsepower and 540 lb-ft of torque. And to give the pilots more control, they added a sport-tuned suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes, and custom Forgiato 21-inch performance wheels. Interested in making your Mustang look like this? You’re in luck as Brothers Performance stocks many of the hot parts such as Superchargers, wheels and performance exhaust systems.

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The winning bidder will command the Apollo Mustang from an interior that’s been upgraded with exclusive interior details. This includes performance gauges and stitching on the steering wheel, modified instrument cluster, unique sill plates and embroidered elements in seats, trim panels and floor mats and rear-seat delete with Apollo mission badges.

“Ford has been a committed sponsor of EAA and AirVenture for more than 15 years – bringing incredible value to those who make Oshkosh the highlight of their aviation year,” said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman of the board. “With its eighth Mustang donation, Ford continues to excite with its specialty vehicles, which reflect the depth of the company’s commitment and which allow EAA to provide support to its valuable programs and dedicated members in helping us grow the next generation of aviators.”

Ford stated its donated vehicles at EAA AirVenture events have collectively raised nearly $3 million. And the vehicles that support EAA youth education programs including Young Eagles, are:

2008 – Mustang AV8R, with cues from F-22 Raptor, which helped introduce the glass- roof canopy and delivered an auction contribution of $500,000

2009 – AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” Mustang, crafted in honor of the World War II aircraft

2010 – Two automotive icons – the late Carroll Shelby, former U.S. Air Force flight

instructor, and Jack Roush, longtime P-51 pilot – collaborated for the first time to create

the SR-71 Blackbird Mustang inspired by legendary reconnaissance jet

2011 – Blue Angels Mustang, created to celebrate 100 years of U.S. naval aviation

2012 – Red Tails Mustang, to pay homage to Tuskegee Airmen – courageous squadron

of P-51 Mustang pilots who were the United States’ first African American military airmen

2013 – U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition Mustang, built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team

2014 – F-35 Lightning Edition II Mustang, which featured design cues from the world’s most advanced multirole fighter jet – the F-35 Lightning

You can see the Apollo Edition Mustang on display all week in the Ford hangar at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. To participate in the auction, interested parties must prequalify by contacting the EAA development office, (800) 236-1025 or donor@eaa.org.

“The Apollo Edition Mustang was modified by MAD Industries, led by Chris Mangum. Interior enhancements were designed by Ford’s Betancourt and Nicole Rush, and created in-house by Ford’s design fabrication team. Additional contributors to the project include Ford Performance, Eibach Springs, Carbon 2 Carbon, BASF automotive refinish, Gibson performance exhaust, Pirelli tires, Forgiato wheels, Rigid Industries LED lighting, SourceSE by sPod, 3M window film, PIAA Corporation, Brembo, APR performance, FOCAL/The Source AV and Odyssey battery,” Ford added.

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Roush Builds A Battle Ready Warrior Mustang

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Roush Builds A Battle Ready Warrior Mustang

Jack Roush and his company – ROUSH Performance has a passion for Ford performance, as do so many of us.  That’s why it’s not enough for the company to just offer products and services, but also to help you LIVE the performance lifestyle. For Mustang performance service men and women who serve in the United States armed forces – Roush Performance has just announced a very special Mustang that has been designed, built and named with these brave men and women in mind.

Two limited edition Roush Mustang Warrior models are now being offered through Military Autosource, which facilitates discounted sales and delivery services to military and diplomatic personnel deployed overseas.

The custom cars feature either the Mustang’s 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ecoboost engine or a Roush Performance supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that pumps out 627 hp.

Both are fitted with raucous Roush exhaust systems, Ford’s factory performance packages, and Two color options: Black or Race Red, both with unique body kits and graphics packages and “Warrior” badging. The interiors also get the Roush treatment, with additional Warrior logos added throughout. The wheels are black painted aluminum with a Red lip to add a nice exterior color accent.

Military Autosource VP of Marketing Rob Schwartz has stated that only 30 Turbo and 15 supercharged Warriors will be built, each with a serialized plaque. That should make them some of the rarest 2015 Mustangs in the world, no matter where in the world they happen to be.

This is the only Military Mustang that will be produced in 2015! So If you are in the military – now is your opportunity to celebrate 51 Years of Mustang heritage, in a vehicle that is only available to YOU while you are deployed overseas – this is going to be a very rare car – one that will be certain to get alot of attention.

Prices are $42,062 for the Ecoboost and $58,434 for the V8, designated Warrior T/C and Warrior S/C.

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2015 Mustang EcoBoost Oil Coolers

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2015 Mustang EcoBoost Oil Coolers

High temperature is the enemy of any oiling system, and keeping it the oil cool is a proven way to extend the life of your engine especially when its a 4 cylinder 2.3L that puts out 310 horsepower and approximately 320 ft/lb of torque. This new Ford Ecoboost engine will put out a lot more HP and Torque with bolt on performance parts, a tune and other turbo modifications so extending the life of your engine is a smart move on any owners part.

Brothers Performance would like to introduce to you these new simple to install Mishimoto oil cooler kits that will help you keep you extend the life of your Ecoboost Mustang. All of the kits offered are a direct bolt on and Mishimoto have maximized the ease of installation for all technical skill levels and provided a very instructional video to show you how you can do it yourself.

Every kit comes with all the necessary lines, sandwich plate, fittings, mounting brackets, hardware, and the cooler unit. The Mishimoto oil cooler kits have been tested extensively and proven to reduce oil temperatures significantly. The racing oil cooler kit is a must have if you push the limits of your vehicles like we do here at Brothersperformance.com!

Some of the oil cooler Features:

Direct-fit for 2015+ Ford Mustang EcoBoost
Reduces oil temperatures by up to 40°F (23°C)
Minimal pressure drop
Application-specific mounting bracket
Premade braided stainless steel oil lines with durable -AN fittings
Includes billet aluminum Oil Sandwich Plate or Thermostatic Oil Sandwich Plate
19-row stacked-plate oil cooler for optimal reduction in fluid temperature
Thermostatic and non-thermostatic options available
Cooler available in Sleek Silver and Stealth Black
Increases oil capacity by 0.75 qt
Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty
To provide maximum airflow to the front of your vehicle and the EcoBoost oil cooler, Mishimoto suggests disconnecting the connector for the front shutter doors (if equipped on your Mustang). FYI: The thermostatic oil sandwich plate offers faster oil / engine warmup temperatures at start up – after normal operating temperatures are reached the thermostat in the oil sandwich adapter opens to allow oil to start flowing through the oil cooler.

The entire installation process will take around 2 hours and honestly installation a breeze.
Mishimoto offers their oil cooler in either silver or black and they also give you the option to choose between a billet aluminum oil sandwich plate or thermostatic oil sandwich plate.

See all the 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Oil Cooler Applications and More Click Here

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Boss 302 Mustang Takes On A 2015 Eco Boost

Boss 302 Mustang Takes On A 2015 Eco Boost

See what happens when a classic Mustang driver gets behind the wheel of a new 2015 4-cylinder EcoBoost Mustang.

Working at Gateway Classic Mustang in Bourbon, Missouri, Tyler Hinkler has made Ford Mustang his work and his play. Now he gets the pleasure of pushing a classic 1970 Boss 302 to its limits.

Afterwards, he gets to see how it feels behind the wheel of a
new 4-cylinder EcoBoost Mustang. We hope he’s ready for a surprise
Celebrating 50 years of pure innovation and 50 years of turning heads with the new 2015 Ford Mustang. Catch all the latest Mustang videos on the Official Ford Performance YouTube Channel.