Renowned custom car build Ringbrothers has unveiled one of the most powerful custom Mustang fastbacks to ever hit the SEMA show floor. In a scene reminiscent of the unveiling of the original Mustang in 1964, attendees of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas ringed the car as the sheet was pulled back to reveal the pony car’s custom bodywork.
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Shelby has been working their legendary magic on the GT500 since its modern reintroduction, first offering a 650 horsepower Super Snake package in 2007 and ramping up the performance nearly every year since. In 2011 Shelby offered up their most powerful Super Snake yet with an incredible 800 horsepower from the supercharged 5.4-liter V8. For most, that would be plenty of horsepower for a street car. For Carroll? Not quite enough.
“Upon the completion of the 800 horsepower Super Snake we took him around the track in it and he was excited and he jumped out of the car and we all stood there expecting to get a big ol’ Shelby hug,” Shelby president John Luft tells us.
Shelby Performance Parts (SPP), a division of Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), has now introduced the highly anticipated Shelby Wide Body Kit for 2010-2014 Mustang and Shelby models. The Shelby Wide Body package was unveiled on the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January, and was recently released for 2005-2009 Mustang and Shelby cars. Shelby Performance Parts now gives current generation Mustang and Shelby owners the option to buy the kit and have it installed by a local shop of their choosing.
We stumbled upon this amazing 1968 Ford Mustang GT350 for sale from San Francisco Sports Cars while we, at Musclevehicles.com strive to provide you with great and interesting content. This 1968 Ford Mustang GT350 “Eleanor” is a showstopper in Flame Orange exterior paint with Nissan black pearl stripes, Wow! This ridiculous Eleanor has been built to the max, from her custom built bodywork to her pumped up small block, this car screams quality and performance.
Built as a camera car for the “Gone in Sixty Seconds” movie she was a shell of her current self as they only needed her to be correct in the cockpit when filming the movie. After her tour of duty was complete, the movie car was sold to a private party who decided to build her out and make her his personal steed, no expense was spared and this is the fruits of his vision. Click on Read more for images!
Few cars carry as direct a link between motorsports and the showroom as the Boss 302. Parnelli Jones drove a Mustang, powered by a canted-valve, hand built, 5 liter engine and four speed manual, and you could go to your local dealer and have one, too! Hey—the production cars even ran his stripes! A big carb, a big intake, big heads opened a lot of eyes to small block power, and the power waiting to be unleashed with a simple set of headers and an aggressive cam are the stuff of legend. This example here is quite the street fighter, packing the Boss engine, 3.91 gears and little else. It’s as close as you could get to a Mustang race car with license plates in 1970! Click on Read more for more!
This lovely muscle car was one clean Boss before it was stripped to bare metal and restored by the prosat Santa Barbara Muscle Cars. They stripped it to a shell, cleaned any trouble spots (there weren’t many), and then refinished it in the original hue. But instead of ancient enamel, it now sports two-stage urethane paint, which gives the rejuvenated Boss a depth and clarity that makes it dazzling in the sunlight. As if that’s not enough, there were only 693 Competition Yellow over black Boss 302s built in 1970, making this a somewhat rare piece.
I mentioned the blacked-out pieces, but this car also still sports a fair amount of chrome and bright work. The front and rear bumpers have been restored to new condition, and all the stainless has been polished. The wing and rear window slats, as well as the front chin spoiler have also been coated in more satin black paint to match the stripes, and the new-for-1970 rear valence panel and taillights got their own coat of black, too. The simple grille is in excellent shape and is probably the original piece in original condition, further proof that this is an exceptionally clean car. Read more!
HOTTEST CAR, SPORT COMPACT, TRUCK AND 4×4-SUV ANNOUNCED AT THE 2012 SEMA SHOW
— Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler Named 2012 SEMA Award Winners –
This year’s SEMA Award for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were announced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, the Scion FR-S took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4×4-SUV award.
“The SEMA Show has always been about innovative products and trends,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “The SEMA Award amplifies the industry’s special ability to identify and set trends that consumers follow.”
The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year’s coolest products. It also underscores the cooperative relationship between the automakers and SEMA-member companies. Read more!
The Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet concept revealed today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show proves there is indeed a replacement for displacement.
In the perpetual quest to stay ahead of the competition, for the first time ever Ford Racing has equipped its factory-built turnkey drag racer with a turbocharged engine, adopting the same award-winning technology found on road-going EcoBoost® engines.
When the original Mustang Cobra Jet drag racers rolled out of the Mustang factory in 1968, they relied on 7.0-liter V8 engines with massive four-barrel carburetors to propel them down the strip.
“When a new generation of Cobra Jets arrived four decades later, they immediately began winning with a modern, fuel-injected 5.4-liter V8 topped with a belt-driven supercharger,” recalls Jesse Kershaw, Ford drag racing competition manager. “Over the past four years, the Cobra Jet has gone on to become both a fan and competitor favorite, the most successful late-model vehicle in drag racing.” Read more!