More Mustangs From SEMA

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More Mustangs From SEMA

 

SEMA and Mustang just go together, and the BrothersPerformance.com team was in full force at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, checking out not only the stable of customized 2015 Ford Mustangs, but all the Mustangs and endless count of Mustang parts and aftermarket companies such as BBK Performance. With that, we wanted to present you even More Mustangs From SEMA.

We’ve already written about the Ford Racing King Cobra, a supercharged Mustang GT slathered in Ford Racing components. And unlike many of the customized SEMA cars and trucks, the King Cobra can be replicated by 2015 Mustang owers, as Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing, put it, “opening the Ford Racing catalogue and getting one of everything.”

2014 SEMA: Ken Block Mustang

Another SEMA hit was Ken Block’s radically modified 1965 Mustang notchback. Starring in “Gymkhana 7,” Block’s Mustang sports a 845-horsepower engine linked to a one-of-a-kind four-wheel-drive system to produce smoky burnouts like you’ve never seen. If you haven’t seen Block tearing up the streets of L.A., we urge you to read quickly and see the video.

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“Walking through the show floor and talking to all the Mustang builders was a special experience,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “These builders were among the first people to pick up the 2015 Mustang from dealerships about a month ago; since that time they have worked flat-out to fabricate and customize their SEMA show cars. The passion these builders have for the Mustang is what drives my team and me to give the Mustang everything we’ve got.”

Another of our favorites was the street/strip-themed 2015 Mustang of Watson Racing. This special Stang rocked with custom paint, a roll bar, suspension and interior mods and a supercharged 5.0L Coyote. Enthusiasts were enamored with Chip Foose’s Mustang convertible, plus a Full Race’s SCCA-eligible EcoBoost® Mustang.

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Ford Out Front offers anyone the chance to see More Mustangs From SEMA, plus Ford vehicles and Ford Racing star drivers who get it on in a tire-smoking, four-wheel-drifting and truck-jumping extravaganza. This is a fan favorite, thanks to the likes of Vaughn Gittin Jr. in his modified 2015 Mustang, as well as the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School instructors demonstrating the road course capabilities of the new Mustang to eager passengers and several other Ford drivers. We also saw Jack Roush Jr. and a few other notable drivers burning tires.

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There was also over 50 Mustangs on display at Ford Out Front, at least one from each year of production.

50 years of Ford Mustang

More than 9.4 million Mustangs have been produced since the car’s 1964 debut.

With more options to choose from, there is a Mustang to fit any lifestyle. The upgraded V8 in Mustang GT – now delivering 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque – is joined by a 300- horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang.

The 2.3-liter EcoBoost uses direct injection, variable cam timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect, with an output of 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.

In addition to being the most-liked vehicle on Facebook, with 8 million likes, the all-new Mustang is turning on U.S. dealer lots in an average of six days.

 

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About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 189,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.


2015 King Cobra Ford Mustang

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2015 King Cobra Ford Mustang

 

 

Of the Many Mustangs our BrothersPerformance.com team saw at the recently held 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, one of the most popular was the 2015 King Cobra Ford Mustang built to show off the new line-up of Ford Racing parts.

 

The King Cobra was wrapped with a snake-skin pattern with unique wheels from Weld Racing. But the real hardware was underneath. The 5.0 Coyote GT featured Ford Racing’s first performance packages available for the 2015 Mustang. It is equipped with Ford Racing’s “Drag Pack,” “Handling Pack,” and “Super Pack” supercharger kit that helps the King Cobra produce 600-plus horsepower.

 

“At Ford Racing, we like to push cars to their absolute limit,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. “This is something we have been doing for 113 years and why we were so excited to get our hands on the all-new, 2015 Mustang. We wanted Mustang enthusiasts to be able to open up the Ford Racing parts catalog and get one of everything and see what they could get. We think the King Cobra package is it, but none of this great work would be possible if Team Mustang had not built the best production Mustang yet,” he added.

 

 

Straight-line and street performance enthusiasts will certainly be interested in the new Drag Pack, which includes heavy-duty half shafts, and a rear sub-frame kit with pre-installed high-performance bushings. The kit will enhance traction and keep that power hooked to the ground under hard acceleration.

 

If you’re looking for a drop, the Handling Pack is your ticket. Ford Racing states it will lower the car approximately one inch using new front and rear lowering springs. One benefit to the kit is that the front springs come pre-assembled on the struts. The Handling Pack also includes rear shocks and a stabilizer bar kit.

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Horsepower, of course, is something we’re all after. And 2015 Mustang owners will want to look at the Ford Racing Super Pack, featuring a 2.3L Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger that’s co-developed and co-branded by Ford Racing and ROUSH Performance. The kit includes a six-rib belt drive system, new high-flow intake manifold, electronic throttle body, air inlet system, fuel rail and high-flow fuel injectors—plus an air-to-liquid intercooler system and the Ford Racing performance computer calibration.

 

To ensure the parts produce results on track the Ford Racing team tested an early version of the King Cobra package at Michigan’s Milan Dragway. The GT ripped to a best quarter-mile elapsed time of 10.97 seconds.

 

 

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According to Ford Racing, “We chose the name King Cobra for this parts package because of its long association with high-performance Ford vehicles. The King Cobra moniker was first introduced by Carroll Shelby in 1963 for the high-performance Cooper Monaco sports racing cars he built with mid-mounted, 289-cubic-inch Ford V8 engines.”

 

Ford enthusiasts know the name was attached to Ford Torino in 1970 for aerodynamic prototype designed for NASCAR racing, but the vehicle never saw competition. And of course you recognize the King Cobra package available on the 1978 Mustang II. What you may not know is the King Cobra in 1978 was the first Mustang to sport the “5.0” designation for the metric equivalent of the V8 engine’s 302 cubic-inch displacement.

 

 

BrothersPerformance.com is your source for Ford Racing components for any year Mustang or Ford performance vehicle.

 

 

 

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Get In Tune With BBK Varitune Mufflers

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Get In Tune With BBK Varitune Mufflers

 

Mustang fans are fanatical about sound—and when it comes to tuning your exhaust for the perfect note, only one muffler offers adjustability in sound and performance—the Varitune from BBK Performance. In fact, BrothersPerformance.com makes it easy for you to Get In Tune With BBK Varitune Mufflers.

 

Brothers Performance is proud to stock the entire line of BBK Varitune mufflers and Varitune Axle-Back kits, along with an endless list of header and mid-pipe combinations. This is the perfect item to compliment that cold-air kit, throttle body, or upgraded ring and pinion.

 

Varitune mufflers use a patented Adjustable Power Valve (APV) that gives you control over sound and horsepower at the turn of a screw. And they are available in a variety of sizes to fit most American performance cars, including Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Charger, Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette and many more. Additionally, Varitune mufflers and Varitune Axle-Back kits are American designed and American built, so you can count on excellent quality.

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While there are some great-sounding mufflers on the market, BBK’s Varitune performance mufflers are the first of their kind. The Adjustable Power valve allows you to slip under your car and in a matter of seconds, make your Mustang or other performance vehicle go from mild to having a sinister growl. Best of all, all it takes is the turn of a wrench and you can tailor your exhaust note to your personal taste.

 

These mufflers are available in aluminized or stainless steel in 2.5-, 2.75-, and 3.0-inch diameters and are offered in various offsets to fit most aftermarket and OEM applications. This includes cars and trucks. Currently, Varitune mufflers do not fit the 1999-2004 Ford Mustang Cobra.

 

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These mufflers are also available in BBK’s complete Axle-back and Cat-back exhaust systems for a variety of late-model American muscle cars and trucks. And with many options for fitment, be sure you research and select the correct diameter and offset for your specific application.


Galpin Auto Sports And Henrik Fisker Unveil “Rocket” A 725 Horsepower 2015 Ford Mustang

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Galpin Auto Sports And Henrik Fisker Unveil “Rocket” A 725 Horsepower 2015 Ford Mustang

 

 

Just weeks after displaying a slew of amazing Ford vehicles at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Galpin Auto Sports And Henrik Fisker Unveil “Rocket” A 725 Horsepower 2015 Ford Mustang at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

 

The GAS 2015 Ford Mustang Rocket, will be a low-volume production, carbon fiber-bodied, super-Mustang. Most notable is the larger hexagonal carbon fiber grill—which is split by a polished aluminum bar and wild horse running across the horizon reminiscent of the ’60’s Mustangs. It also features integral lights and blends smoothly into a “Mach” style hood.

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“Mustang has been my favorite car for almost my entire life,” said Galpin President, Beau Boeckmann. “I had the pleasure of working with Ford’s development team for the last few years, and I think they absolutely nailed it. So of course, I wanted to do something really special when the new Mustang came out. When Henrik showed me his ideas, I got chills—it’s literally the most beautiful Mustang I have ever seen. Considering it’s our top product for customizing and performance at GAS, it is a natural fit for us to try to make the performance stand out as much as the design does. Doing this project with my dear friend Henrik—who I consider one of the greatest designers of all time—is simply a dream come true!”

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To capture the unique look, the team used handmade carbon-fiber bodywork, constructed by renowned concept car builder, GFMI Metalcrafters Inc., of Fountain Valley, California. The Mustang sports scoops and vents designed to direct airflow for the best aerodynamic effect. A deep front splitter limits airflow under the car and improve engine cooling. There’s a larger-than-stock rear spoiler, enlarged rear diffuser and polished carbon fiber aero skirts to provide needed high-speed downforce.

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Those Mach 1-style hood scoops are said to direct air towards the beastly 725-hp V8 engine. Two additional scoops, mounted on the rear fenders channel air to cool large 15-inch Brembo Grand Turismo high-performance brakes. Of course, BrothersPerformance.com will offer all the goodies to take the performance level even higher.

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“It’s a special moment when you get to work on a car like the Ford Mustang. This is a project born out of passion, it’s a dream come true, to have the opportunity to ‘touch’ a Mustang and apply my design ideas to it,” said Henrik Fisker. “I love the 60’s American muscle cars. They are more sculptured, with more radical proportions and bold details than European counterparts. My favorite Mustang is the 1968 Shelby GT500 that had this long hood and huge air intakes; it gave me butterflies the first time I saw it. We wanted to recreate that feeling with this car,” he added.

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Custom pain coasts the GAS Rocket. Éminence Grise is the color and it’s finished with classic Le Mans stripes. The Ford Mustang rides on massive 21-inch ADV.1 hoops with Pirelli P-Zero extreme performance tires. To enhance ride and performance, the team went with a fully-adjustable suspension.

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“Ford’s engineers and Moray Callum’s design team did an amazing job with the new Mustang,” said Fisker. “So good in fact, I think the design additions and power upgrades we have made to the car help it play in a higher league, against much more expensive supercars!”

 

Galpin Auto Sports And Henrik Fisker Unveil “Rocket” A 725 Horsepower 2015 Ford Mustang, but the one seen at the Los Angeles Auto Show is the first example of what will be a low-volume series. According to Galpin, production begins in December with the first deliveries beginning in early 2015. Interested buyers will have the option of purchasing a car through Galpin Ford directly or through one of several hand-picked dealers across the country and around the world.

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About Galpin Auto Sports

Galpin Auto Sports, located at 15600 Roscoe Blvd. in Van Nuys offers customizing and personalizing services on all new and pre- owned vehicles including collector and classic cars. For more information on Galpin Auto Sports’ unique products and services, please contact GAS Operations Manager, Brandon Boeckmann (brandonb@galpin.com), at (877)-GO-GAS-GO or visit the website at www.galpinautosports.com.

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About Galpin Motors

Galpin Motors, home to the world’s largest volume Ford dealership for the 24th consecutive year, was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Galpin is comprised of a family of quality automobile brands that include Ford, Lincoln, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Volkswagen, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus and Aston Martin. For additional information on Galpin Motors and Galpin Auto Sports, contact Marketing Manager Jeff Skobin at 818-778-2540/jeff@galpin.com, visit the dealer at 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, Calif. 91343, like on Facebook at Facebook.com/GalpinMotors or visit www.galpin.com.

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About Henrik Fisker

Henrik Fisker is an entrepreneur and one of the world’s leading automotive designers. Previously Fisker founded Fisker Automotive in 2007, where he launched the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Karma. Best known among his creations are BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Amongst his latest creations is also the Lauge Jensen Viking motorcycle. Originally from Denmark Fisker is now based in Los Angeles, and is the Founder of HF Design, a design and technology company with various automotive, technology and consumer product ventures underway.

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Ford’s New Mustang Unveiled On World’s Tallest building, Burg Khalifa

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Ford’s New Mustang Unveiled On World’s Tallest building, Burg Khalifa

 

The 2015 Ford Mustang is not only a hit in the U.S., it’s making headlines all over the world. As you know, the S550-based Mustang is a global product and recently Bill Ford helped inaugurate Ford’s latest business unit, Middle East and Africa, an exciting, vibrant region that represents the final frontier for growth in the auto industry. To do so, Ford’s New Mustang Unveiled On World’s Tallest building, Burg Khalifa.

The Detroit automaker said it would launch over 20 new vehicles in this region by 2016, including the all-new Mustang debuting next year. According to Ford, industry sales in Middle East & Africa are expected to grow 40 percent to 5.5 million vehicles by 2020.

Mustang enthusiast and Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford as on hand to deliver the iconic pony badge to the 2015 yellow Mustang on the 112th floor of the skyscraper. “Today we planted the Ford flag in the Middle East & Africa, an exciting, vibrant region that represents the final frontier for growth in the auto industry,” Bill Ford said. “We also sent a message to the world that Mustang is going global after 50 years as America’s greatest motoring icon.”

 

Ford’s new Middle East & Africa business unit covers the company’s automotive business in 67 Ford markets in North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa and Middle East regions. Industry sales in Middle East & Africa are expected to grow 40 percent to 5.5 million vehicles by 2020.

 

According to Ford Motor Company, “Viewers of the light-hearted action spectacle witnessed a dramatic journey that started with a hero atop a cliff in Arizona taking an urgent call. The unknown protagonist raced via horseback, airliner, car, helicopter and jet ski to Dubai to deliver the iconic pony badge. Only in the final scene on the 112th floor of the Burj Khalifa – 399 meters (1,300 feet) above the ground — was the protagonist revealed with a wink and a nod as Bill Ford, the great-grandson of Henry Ford.

 

“A century ago Henry Ford had a vision to open the highways to all mankind,” said Jim Benintende, president, Ford Middle East and Africa. “Placing our regional headquarters in Dubai lets us tap the innovation and imagination that’s flourishing here, helping us to bring our founder’s vision to this part of the world.”

 

Ford also announced that the Ford Focus, Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKC will go on sale in the Middle East and Africa. This includes EcoBoost engines, SYNC in-car connectivity, inflatable rear seat belts, MyKey and other driver assist technologies.

 

“Almost 50 years ago Ford captured the world’s attention by placing a 1965 Mustang Convertible atop what was then the world’s tallest building, the Empire State Building in New York City,” Bill Ford said. “Today’s event in Dubai, home to the world’s current tallest building, completes an incredible global journey for Ford and Mustang.”

 

Ford stated that a team of six engineers travelled with the special Mustang from Ford’s world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, to Dubai aboard an Emirates Airlines flight. Once the car arrived in Dubai, it was transported to the base of Burj Khalifa and carefully separated into six sections that could be transported to the 112th level via the building’s elevators. The team reassembled the vehicle over approximately 12 hours.

 

“We’ve taken the new Mustang to new heights of technology and refinement, so taking it literally to new heights atop the Burj Khalifa is an amazing achievement for our team,” Benintende said. “There are no cranes that would reach that high, and helicopter delivery is out of the question. Making this happen is truly an example of Ford engineering expertise at work.”

 

“Dubai is a destination which offers a remarkable range of breath-taking experiences, so Ford’s ambition for this event was a natural fit,” said His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai Tourism. “It was a privilege to work with Ford and our partners to stage the event and to demonstrate once more that Dubai is a city which continues to push the boundaries of possibility.”


NMRA Announces its 2015 Event Schedule

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NMRA Announces its 2015 Event Schedule

Snow is falling and frigid temperatures have put some of us on lockdown, but our BrothersPerformance.com team never stops thinking about making horsepower and putting to the track. Yes, it’s that time of year where we begin planning our schedule for the coming racing and show season and we wanted to share the news that the NMRA Announces its 2015 Event Schedule.

 

NMRA (National Mustang Racers Association) events are the perfect place to take your Mustang or other fast Ford on track—or to take in the action as a spectator. Along with series sponsor Keystone Automotive, the NMRA has just released its official schedule for the 2015 season.
“This is our 17th year of exciting NMRA all-Ford heads-up drag racing in classes like VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw and the popular Coyote Stock, plus we have our giant car show, huge manufacturers’ midway and more,” said NMRA president Steve Wolcott.

The manufacturers’ midway is where you’ll find all the great items such as cold-air intakes, throttle bodies, headers, and much more.
“The 2015 season will also feature the Aerospace Components Winner’s Circle and special events at each and every race, plus True Street and all the exciting classes at ach venue,” he added. It’s a year of all-Ford racing that’s simply not to be missed and the Brothers Performance team plans to be at many of the events.

 

NMRA Schedule

March 5-8, 2015
21st Annual Nitto Tire NMRA Spring Break Shootout presented by Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords—Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida

April 9-12, 2015
7th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Miller Welders—Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia

May 1-3, 2015
15th Annual NMRA Ford Nationals featuring the 3rd Annual SVT Shootout presented by SVTPerformance.com—Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, Maryland

June 11-14, 2015
12th Annual McLeod Racing NMRA Ford SUPER Nationals featuring the Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords All-Female Shootout—Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio

July 30-Aug. 2, 2015
10th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing—Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois

October 1-4, 2015
17th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals—Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Enthusiasts will enjoy thrilling and competitive drag racing in over 15 racing classes from basic bracket classes, to the wild 7-second Outlaw shootout classes. ACT Pure Street, Detroit Locker Truck & Lightning, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords True Street and Exedy Racing Clutch Modular Muscle are just a few of the popular classes returning for the 2015 Keystone Automotive NMRA All-Ford drag racing season.
For more information, please stay tuned to www.NMRAdigital.com and be sure you’re a fan of the NMRA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NMRANationals.

 

 

 

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Photo Extra of the 2016 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang

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Photo Extra of the 2016 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang

Social media exploded yesterday with news of the all-new 2016 Shelby GT350. Information trickled out and enthusiasts salivated at the aggressive looks of the Mustang that carries Carroll Shelby’s and continues his legacy of performance. Naturally, we wanted to offer you a Photo Extra of the 2016 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang. Ford added all new sheet-metal from the firewall forward, the Shelby GT350 sits about two inches lower and has a long nose accentuated with a smartly designed front fascia that promotes downforce, but with reduced drag.

 

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There is an endless list of features that will raise the enthusiasm. It begins at the heart with the all-new 5.2-liter VooDoo powerplant. The engine was treated to a complete makeover, as Ford engineers bumped the displacement and most of the hardware.

 

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There’s a huge 90-plus mm throttle body, a revised composite intake with large runners, and recast cylinder heads with revised valve sizes and valve placement to optimize flow. The cams are larger than the typical Coyote. We hear the flow numbers are unreal, some say these are the best cylinder heads Ford has ever made!

 

Down below, there’s the flat-plane crankshaft that has garnered much attention in the media (most American V8 engines use a cross-plane crank). Flat-plane cranks are generally lighter so they allow the engine to rev faster than cross-plane cranks, which have larger counter-weights to “balance” the rotating assembly. Traditional V8 engines have the connecting rods attached to the crankshaft at 90-degree intervals. The flat-plane design spaces all crank pins evenly at 180-degree intervals.

 

 

This layout permits a cylinder firing order that alternates between cylinder banks, reducing the overlap of exhaust pressure pulses, which leads to improved exhaust scavenging and flow. These enhancements push the envelope of performance and should help the 5.2-liter Ford Mustang VooDoo engine to roughly 520 horsepower, with a torque peak above 400 lb-ft.

 

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The engine is backed with a Tremec 3160 six-speed manual transmission. This was originally seen in the Cadillac ATS, but was revised for the Shelby GT350. According to Ford, it was not necessary to go with the heavier and bulkier Tremec 6060 from the outgoing 2014 Shelby GT500 due to the lower torque output of the VooDoo. All 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustangs will come equipped with a 3.73 and a Torsen differential. We speculate that with drag racers will swap in 4.10-4.56 gears for much improved acceleration. Be sure to check out our Photo Extra of the 2016 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang. For more great Mustang information, be sure to follow us on Instagram @brothersperformance and on Facebook.

 

 

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Ford Unveils A Legend: The Shelby GT350

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Ford Unveils A Legend: The Shelby GT350

Riding on the iconic namplate, Ford unveils a legend: the Shelby GT350. Mustang enthusiasts have speculated the return of the GT350 was near, and now we’ve got a first look at what is sure to become an instant classic.
In contrast to the outgoing GT500, with its 662 horsepower supercharged V8, the all-new GT350 gets it done with a 5.2L version of the popular Coyote. The enlarged Coyote features the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever, with a flat-plane crank and over 500 horsepower!
“The new GT350 builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea—transforming a great every-day car into a dominant road racer—by taking advantage of a dramatically improved sixth-generation Mustang to create a truly special driving experience. Driving enthusiasts can expect to be treated to the most balanced, nimble and exhilarating production Mustang yet,” said Ford.
“When we started working on this car, we wanted to build the best possible Mustang for the places we most love to drive – challenging back roads with a variety of corners and elevation changes – and the track on weekends,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “Every change we made to this car was driven by the functional requirements of a powerful, responsive powerplant—nimble, precise handling and massive stopping power.”

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Tuned Ford The Track
Ford’s SVT engineers went in a different direction with the engine when they eschewed boost in favor of a high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine would be best-suited for the open track.
“The final product is essentially an all-new powerplant unique to GT350—and one that takes true advantage of the new chassis dynamics of the Mustang platform,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Global Performance Vehicles.
He continued, “The new 5.2-liter engine is the first-ever production V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft, an architecture typically found only in racing applications or exotic European sports cars. Unlike a traditional V8, where the connecting rods are attached to the crankshaft at 90-degree intervals, this design evenly spaces all crank pins at 180-degree intervals. The 180-degree, flat-plane layout permits a cylinder firing order that alternates between cylinder banks, reducing the overlap of exhaust pressure pulses. When combined with cylinder-head and valvetrain advancements, this permits better cylinder breathing, further extending the performance envelope of the V8,” added Hameedi.
This will result in a 5.2L engine slated to produce upwards of 520 horsepower, and more than 400 lb-ft of torque. We’re also expecting the “Voodoo” powerplant to be a rev-happy mofo, exceeding 8,200 rpm! This will gives drivers a wide range of performance performance and when running the lightweight six-speed manual transmission through the gears. A Ford-tuned Torsen limited-slip differential will optimize cornering grip and straight-line traction.
“Make no mistake, this is an American interpretation of a flat-plane crankshaft V8, and the 5.2L produces a distinctive, throaty howl from its four exhaust tips,” said Hameedi.
Got Balance?
Clearly, the S550 Mustang chassis is the stiffest yet: torsional stiffness is increased 28 percent over the S197. What this amounts to is that the suspension geometry remains consistent, even under hard driving. You’ll find a cutting-edge injection-molded carbon fiber composite grille opening and optional lightweight tower-to-tower brace. The front track has been increased, naturally spring rates and bushings have been enhanced, with ride height reduced compared to Mustang GT.

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In true race fashion, unsprung mass is reduced, this improves response. “Due to the significant speeds the car can develop, GT350 features the most track-credible brake system ever offered on a Ford vehicle in terms of absolute stopping power, fade resistance and brake pedal feel,” said Hameedi. “The brakes are two-piece cross-drilled iron discs mounted to aluminum hats. At the front are massive 394-millimeter rotors clamped by Brembo six-piston fixed calipers with integrated caliper bridges, while 380-millimeter rotors at the rear utilize four-piston calipers.”
You’ll also find 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels that are designed to be stiff and light. They measure 10.5-inches wide in front, 11.0-inches in the rear, and they are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires with GT350-specific sidewall construction, tread face and compound. You can expect maximum grip on the road or at the track.
Another hot, new item is the MagneRide dampers. This is a first for Ford, as the dampers are filled with a hydraulic fluid impregnated with iron particles; when an electric current is passed through the fluid, a near-instant adjustment of the suspension performance can be made. “With wheel position sensors monitoring motion thousands of times per second combined with other vehicle data, changes can be made to each corner independently every 10 milliseconds for optimum handling performance. This is a system designed not just to make the car handle better but to instill greater confidence in even the best driver,” said our source.

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No Stone Unturned
“Everything we changed on GT350 is purely functional-driven design, with the goal of improving the overall performance of the car,” said Chris Svensson, Ford design director, The Americas. “We optimized the aero shape of the car, and then fine-tuned what was left to increase downforce and cooling airflow. All bodywork from the windshield forward is unique to this high- performance model and up to two inches lower than Mustang GT.”
You’ll see a new aluminum hood that’s lowered and sloped. Both front and rear aero is optimized for a real track attack. The nose has was resculpted to with an aggressive lower front splitter with maximum pressure and a ducted belly pan that delivers significant downforce. An outlet in the hood extracts heat from under the hood, while also reducing underhood lift at high speed. Out back, the engineering team creating an aggressive functional diffuser, which does double duty to increase downforce and provide cooling air to the optional differential cooler. There’s also a subtle lip spoiler across the trailing edge of the decklid that increases downforce without adding excess drag.
Clearly, the GT350 has a mean stance. The aluminum front fenders flex out to accommodate the wider front track and wider wheel arches. Plus, fender vents work with vented inner fenders to draw out turbulent air in the wheel wells and smoothly direct it down the side of the car. This is real race car stuff. There is a high-pressure engine air intake, cooling ducts for the front brakes and, optional with the Track Pack, an engine oil cooler and a transmission cooler.

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The GT350 is all about optimizing performance, so Ford designed an all-new set of Recaro sport seats with a unique material. According to Ford, hundreds of hours and many prototypes went into a seat that is both comfortable for daily driving, yet keeps you firmly in place on track. Ford also added a flat-bottom steering wheel to make it easier for the driver to get in and out—and is more ergonomic on the racetrack. Chrome and bright finishes have been reduced or eliminated on the gauges to prevent sun glare that may distract the driver.
And there is even more technology than the standard Mustangs. Ford stated there is an all-new integrated driver control system, that allows selection of five unique modes that tailor ABS, stability control, traction control, steering effort, throttle mapping, MagneRide tuning and exhaust settings, depending on driver preference. This will suit the an individual’s driving style to help them reach the performance level of the Shelby GT350.
If comfort, convenience and entertainment is your thing, select the Tech Pack, which includes power, leather-trimmed seats; Shaker Audio; 8-inch MyFord Touch® LCD touch screen; and dual zone electronic temperature control, to name a few features.

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“We took the best Ford Mustang yet and massaged every aspect of the car that affects the performance driving experience,” said Hameedi. “We tested endlessly on the most challenging roads and tracks in the world, and we believe serious drivers will love the Shelby GT350 Mustang.”

We’re also speculating that Ford will release a “R” version in the not-so-far-out future, with lighter weight, better brakes, stickier tires and more track capability. Pricing has not yet been announced, but don’t expect it to break the bank, we’re guessing the Shelby GT350 will be priced under $50,000.

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Ford Mustang: 50 Years of American Icon
The Shelby GT350 Mustang is Ford’s latest and second “feature car” behind the Mustang the specially designed 50th Anniversary Edition Mustang. To date, Ford has produced over 9.2 million Mustangs since the car’s 1964 debut.
With the GT350, Ford adds to the stable yet another option for enthusiasts to find a Stang to fit any lifestyle. Mustang engines deliver from 300-500 horsepower and they do so with economy, turbo technology in the EcoBoost 2.3L Mustang engine and with the sound that you love to hear.


NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400 Trophy Honors Henry Ford

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NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400 Trophy Honors Henry Ford

The winner of this Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be taking home a trophy, but in this case, the new trophy represents a unique part of Ford Racing history. The NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400 Trophy Honors Henry Ford, with a replica of the steering wheel found on his own racer, known as “Sweepstakes.”

Homestead-Miami Speedway and Ford Racing collaborated on a special race winner’s trophy unlike any other in the sport, which is a first. This is the final race in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and in addition to one racer winning the new trophy, a champion in the series will also be crowned. This is the first year for NASCAR’s new chase format, and four drivers, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin all have a shot at the title

According to Ford, The trophy is topped with an exact replica of the steering wheel of Henry Ford’s first race car—the 1901 Sweepstakes racer—currently on display at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. For enthusiasts know that Henry Ford actually raced Sweepstakes in his one and only race on October 10, 1901, where he scored an upset victory that helped attract the investors who ultimately helped him start Ford Motor Company in June, 1903.

“We’re pleased that the winner of the Ford EcoBoost 400 will get such a unique trophy,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford board of directors and great-grandson of Henry Ford. “The steering wheel visually represents the start of the Ford Racing program 113 years ago, and the winner of it will need to do the same thing great-grandfather did that day – defeat the best drivers in America.”
The trophy also features a unique plaque with an engraving of Henry Ford and his riding mechanic, Spider Huff, replicating them racing in 1901.


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