What do you think ? It Sings Too ! Oh Deer !! Wait Santa may be one short – presents might be delivered late if he cant find a replacement !
If you’re shopping for a track-day 2011-12 Ford Mustang V6 or think of renting one on a budget, you may be tempted to consider the 305 horsepower 2011-12 Mustang V-6 as a legitimate alternative to the Mustang GT. The V6 is lighter up front and will also handle better with less understeer. Lower cost aside, the new V-6 is almost as powerful as the previous generation’s 4.6-liter V-8, it gets stellar fuel economy and it’s cheaper to insure. Sure, it’s limited to a top speed of 112 miles per hour, but (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) there are ways around that like in performance tune or custom tuning on a dyno. This video we found on you tube shows the potential consequences of exceeding a manufacturer’s design specification. In the case of the Mustang V-6, the car is limited to 112 mph since its lightweight drive shaft is designed more for fuel economy than outright performance. not to mention the tires on the car are probably not ZR rated. Remove the electronic governor, and the V-6 Mustang will wind out past 135 miles per hour. Until the drive shaft explodes, that is, sending shrapnel up through the transmission tunnel and into the passenger compartment.
The driver of the Mustang in the video is lucky to be alive and uninjured, especially after ignoring the signs of impending driveline failure. That noise you hear at about 0:34 in? Like the vibration that was surely coming through the floorboard, that’s bad, and not something you should ignore.
We also don’t condone top speed testing on a public road, even a lightly-traveled one. Likewise, when driving at north of 120 miles per hour, we tend to keep both hands on the wheel, instead of one on a camera filming the speedometer. As the video illustrates, driving is deceptively easy, until something goes wrong. According to the original video we saw which has since been removed from your and was posted by the owner/driver of the car – he had severe damage to the floor pan – center console – drive train – gear box – shifter and exhaust system that was crushed by the out of control rotating driveshaft. moral of the story – upgrade the driveshaft and tires if you remove the speed limiter
Camaro or Mustang – which car will make the most horsepower and torque – watch this new BBK video and see which car wins our product test and dyno shoot out using basic bolt on performance parts.
Here at Brothers Performance we help owners of today’s performance EFI American muscle cars get the most out of their favorite vehicles. In this ALL new video see what happens when we bolt on some basic essential performance parts like a BBK Performance Power Plus Throttle Body and BBK Cold Air Intake system as well as a set of BBK CNC series full length long tube BBK headers and x pipes. All these parts are easy to install and result in some really good power gains as you will see. But who will win that is the question, watch and find out. Please feel free to leave your comments
ProMedia, parent company of the NMRA Ford Nationals all-Ford series, has announced a new heads-up drag racing class for the 2012 NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals season. Strange Engineering Coyote Stock Presented by 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine will be a spec-engine class, utilizing a sealed version of Ford’s newest powerplant, the 5.0-liter DOHC “Coyote” motor (carrying the unique part number M-6007-M50S) and utilize a spec, sealed processor (CM-12A650-A5LA).
The class will be open to all Ford vehicles, 1954 model-year and newer, and each competitor will be required to weigh-in at the same 3200 pounds. Competitors will compete on a true 10.5-inch tire and have a choice of a wide variety of Ford OE and TREMEC manual transmissions utilizing a single-disc diaphragm clutch, or can use the venerable C4 automatic transmission.
Coyote Stock was formed to provide an affordable way for both rookie and veteran drivers to be competitive in a heads-up class without having to undertake an involved, expensive engine program.
“Coyote Stock is a great way to return race cars to the track with an affordable engine package. It speaks to the original spirit of NMRA racing,” said Jesse Kershaw, Drag Racing and Competition Manager at Ford Racing. “The Coyote engine is about half the cost of a competitive Factory Stock engine and about one third the price of a Pure Street engine. It also requires far less maintenance.”
For more information and the preliminary rules visit www.nmradigital.com
Ford Racing used this years 2011 PRI show in Orlando Florida to announce a number of new releases for the true blue race enthusiasts – we have already shown you the all new ford racing 2013 Cobra Jet and now its time to show you the all new 2013 Ford Racing Boss 302SX (concept) , this isn’t your normal BOSS 302S, it’s Ford Racing’s brand new 302SX concept that uses the new Cobra Jet’s naturally aspirated 5-liter with the revised version of the BOSS’ intake manifold, that has been rumored to make an additional 25 hp over the conventional BOSS manifold. The intake comes with larger runners that are port matched to the intake ports as well as custom camshafts to harness the new manifold’s additional airflow. Outside of the intake manifold though, the BOSS 302SX features a bunch of go-fast road race performance upgrades. Starting with the color – the all new “school bus yellow” is the perfect color to be spotted on the racetrack along with unique badging, Inside Ford Racing have installed a 6-point FIA roll cage, and a Recaro HANS Pro Racer seat and 6 point harness along with a quick release steering wheel. An onboard fire suppression system is standard as well as a data logging and recording system. Continue reading
DEARBORN, Mich., December 1, 2011– Since its victorious introduction at the NHRA Winternationals in 1968, Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang has created a legacy of power, performance and triumph. That legacy was renewed in 2008 when Ford Racing offered a limited run of the 40th Anniversary Cobra Jet Mustang which quickly sold out. Subsequent 2010 and 2012 model year offerings of the Cobra Jet have proved just as popular.
The 21st century CJ has carved its own legacy at drag strips across the country becoming the winningest late model in NHRA with national event wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and numerous class records this season alone.
Today, Ford Racing unveiled the 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando, Fla.
With over three seasons of testing, racing, and customer feedback the 2013 Cobra Jet marks the continued evolution of the factory-produced turnkey race car. Designed for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition, the 2013 model is better than ever and features the latest drag racing technology for greater speed and consistency.
“The 2008 Cobra Jet is a great car. It does everything we wanted it to do,” said George Goddu, business manager, Ford Racing Performance Group. “We’re really proud of that car, but we improve with each new Cobra Jet offering and 2013 is no exception.”
The 2013 Cobra Jet offers two 5.0L TiVCT engine options. Customers may choose a naturally aspirated engine with Cobra Jet induction system, CNC ported heads, high lift cams and low-drag accessory drive, or a 2.9L Whipple supercharged version with CNC port matched manifold and heads, and a proprietary 10-rib supercharger drive system for high rpm use without a belt. Continue reading