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Ford Racing supercharger pumping 5.0 V8 up to 624 HP

Aug
24

Ford Racing supercharger pumping 5.0 V8 up to 624 HP - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Ford Racing has announced today the availability of a new, 2.3L twin-screw supercharger for the 2011 Mustang. When mated to the all-new 5.0L 4V TiVCT V8 engine, this 50-state-legal powertrain, can produce 624 hp SAE @ 6900 rpm and 536 lb-ft SAE @ 4700 rpm. This is the first Twin-screw unit available to consumers.

The new supercharger is Ford Racing’s first power upgrade component for the new 5.0 engine. It was developed by Ford Racing engineers, in close collaboration with Ford Motor Company’s powertrain engineers, Team Mustang, and key partners in Roush and Whipple. The supercharger is being seen for the first time Saturday at the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Ford’s Mustang Alley display.

“Superchargers are the ultimate in power upgrades for Mustang enthusiasts,” says George Goddu, Ford Racing Performance Group Manager. “Calibration for a modern V8 engine, especially one with twin-independent variable cam timing, is incredibly complex. Production calibration for the 5.0 engine took 19 months. Having that knowledge base to work from is a huge advantage.

Corvette Racing Series Episode 8: Cascade engineering

18-Aug-2010


Take a look at the inner workings of Corvette Racing’s engineering staff to learn how they continually refine the Corvette for optimal performance.

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Corvette Racing Series: Episode 7 – Le Mans pre-race activities

18-Aug-2010


Behind the scenes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans event, there’s much more to the race than meets the eye.

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2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca B-roll

16-Aug-2010


2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca B-roll

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Mustang Boss 302 B-Roll

16-Aug-2010

2012 Mustang Boss 302 B-Roll

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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Aug
15

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - Muscle Cars BlogMONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 13, 2010 – Ford gave the green light only once before: In 1968, management approved a special Mustang – a car that sacrificed nothing in its quest to be the best all-around road-going performance machine ever created by Ford Motor Company. That car became the 1969 Mustang Boss 302, and it remains one of the world’s most sought-after examples of American performance.

Forty-two years later, Ford has given the green light again.

The team of Ford engineers, designers and stylists – all Mustang enthusiasts to the core – that created the groundbreaking 2011 Mustang GT has distilled a new model to its purest form, strengthening, lightening and refining each system to create a race car with a license plate. Its name: the 2012 Mustang Boss 302.

“The decision to build a modern Boss was not entered into lightly,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “The entire team at Ford felt the time was right and with the right ingredients, the world-class 2011 Mustang could support a successful, race-bred, worthy successor to the original Boss 302. For us that meant a production Mustang that could top one of the world’s best – the 2010 BMW M3 – in lap times at Laguna Seca. We met our expectations.” Hit Read More for the full press release.

Chevrolet Monte Carlo Lowrider Flipping Over

06-Aug-2010

In the attempt for ever more height for his remote-controlled suspension, this lowrider goes upside down after a few cool bounces.

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Grudge Match: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe vs Shelby GT500

06-Aug-2010


Cadillac CTS-V Coupe faces off with the Shelby GT500 in a drag race.

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2011 Ford Mustang SR-71 Blackbird

Aug
03

2011 Ford Mustang SR-71 Blackbird - Muscle Cars BlogTwo automotive icons, legendary racer and manufacturer Carroll Shelby, and world-renowned racer, engineer and designer Jack Roush, have come together in their first vehicle collaboration project to join Ford in creating a one-off 2011 Mustang, the aviation-themed SR-71 “Blackbird.” The one-of-a-kind vehicle will be sold at the Gathering of Eagles July 29 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 2010 AirVenture Oshkosh, the world’s greatest aviation celebration. Ford is the exclusive automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and all of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be held from July 26 to Aug. 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

The “SR-71″ designation holds a dual meaning for the one-of-a-kind, fully-customized Mustang. First, “SR-71″ refers to the car’s design and performance-inspired connection with the SR-71 Blackbird, the aircraft that holds all official airspeed and altitude records and is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular planes ever produced. Second, “SR” represents the first collaborative project between Shelby and Roush. Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer led design for the project and Mustang Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak led the engineering effort. Ford Racing Performance Parts were also added to further enhance the exclusivity of the car. The sale of the SR-71 “Blackbird” will highlight an evening of festivities at the EAA Gathering of Eagles July 29 during AirVenture.

2011 Shelby GT500 vs. 600 HP 2011 “Firebreather” Camaro

03-Aug-2010


The Smoking Tire hits the Mailbu canyons for one last hurrah with our Shelby GT500, and we brought along our closest competitor: the Classic Design Concepts/Exxodus Pictures “Firebreather,” a 600-horsepower Firebird-converted Chevy Camaro. For more info about the Firebreather, check out www.Firebreathercar.com

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