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If you’ve been itching to restore a 1964-1966 Mustang, today is your lucky day.
Mustang Shelby GT500 is a fine vehicle, but it’s no longer the pinnacle of automotive performance engineering it was upon its launch. All that is to say, the current model is getting somewhat long in the tooth. That is why, according to several sources, Ford is working on a big update to the King of all ‘Stangs before the redesigned and reengineered model debuts in 2015.
More power is on tap: the current Eaton 112 blower will be replaced by the newer Eaton TVS — the same unit used by the upcoming Camaro ZL1 (as well as the Corvete ZR1 and CTS-V). Ford may also end up boring out the 5.4 liter V8 to 5.8 liters to keep up with the primary target (the Camaro ZL1), which Chevy just officially confirmed will be rated at 580 horsepower.
But as many GT500 owners know, a lack of power isn’t the problem: instead, the question is how the ‘Stang will put all that power down. According to sources, Ford is well aware of this — and has been looking for ways to optimize road contact by running laps on the Nurburgring with bigger and stickier tires and some modified aerodynamics.
It’s safe to say that there isn’t much of anything thrilling in the dying Ford Ranger. Fed up with that state of affairs, a Ranger owner in Florida decided to add a dose of grunt to his compact pickup. (more…)
Ford has some big plans for the Mustang when the pony car turns 50 years old in 2014. A new report by Auto Express says that Ford will build both left and right-hand-drive versions of the next generation Mustang in the United States and will ship it all over the world. (more…)
So far in 2011, the Chevrolet Camaro has been outselling Ford’s Mustang by nearly 9,000 units. This isn’t good news for The Blue Oval, as it spells trouble for the Mustang’s Flat Rock, MI assembly plant, which currently employs 1,700 people. Such problems, however, don’t have everything to do with the success of Chevy. (more…)