Man, sad to see it go. I hope you find someone who will treat it right, good luck with the sale!
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Yeah, I really like the retro look and I know they said they were moving away from that, but as we all know it still needs to be instantly recognizable as a Mustang, even without badges or anything.
This also makes me think, how long until Chevy and Dodge put the Camaro and Challenger under the knife for a refresh?
Seems like they are probably close to the final styling then. I saw a few photos a couple days ago of a test mule, it was a 2013 body but underneath it was pretty obvious there was IRS and it didn't quite fit the 2013 body correctly.
S197.2 Mustang 2011 and Beyond / Shelby announces official details for 2010-2014 Mustang widebody kit« on: June 08, 2013, 10:24 AM »
Shelby announces official details for 2010-2014 Mustang widebody kit
Shelby Performance Parts has officially announced details for the widebody 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.
“The Shelby Wide Body Kit for 2005-2009 Mustang and Shelby’s, as well as our New York and Detroit auto show generated so much interest by current model owners that we decided to offer the package to them, as well,” said Shelby Performance Parts Vice President Jer Gervasi. “This means that 2010-2014 Mustang and Shelby owners won’t have to send their car to our Las Vegas facilities to tailor fit a Shelby Wide Body Kit to their ride.”
The kit for 2010-2014 Mustangs and Shelby’s is available in two versions. The complete package includes rear quarter panels, adding 6 inches of fender to house up to 13 inch rear wheels, as well as the front quarter panels that allow for 10 inch front wheels. The Shelby Wide Body Kit is also available in a rear-only option. Both packages include a Shelby Billet Fuel Door, installation instructions, special tools and all the necessary hardware for installation. However, the kit requires substantial body and paint work and is recommended to be assembled by a professional body shop.
Developed exclusively by Shelby American, the kit not only improves styling, but performance as well. The ability to clear 345 wide rear tires puts Mustang power to the pavement as never before.
“Built using lightweight components and extraordinary craftsmanship, the Shelby Wide Body Kit is built to OEM-quality fit and finish to seamlessly integrate into the Mustang’s body lines,” added Gervasi. “This package adds serious grip to the Mustang that will turn heads and quarter miles.”
The rear only package for 2010-2014 Mustangs and Shelby’s starts at $3,399; the four quarter panel kit is $5,999, not including wheels and tires.
“These kits are just a few examples of our ongoing effort to provide the Mustang community a little ‘Shelby Magic’ through Shelby branded styling and performance parts,” said Shelby American President John Luft.
The kits are available at www.shelbyperformanceparts.com or by calling (702) 405-3500.
[Source: Shelby Performance Parts]
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:31 AM »
Sweet! I really like the glass roof, I sat in one at the dealership and it is almost like sitting in a convertible, except you won't get bugs in your hair.
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:19 PM »
Video: Evolution Peformance first to run 8s with 2013 Shelby GT500
Last year Evolution Performance became the first to run a 2013 Shelby GT500 in the 9s, setting the benchmark with a 9.95 second pass at 142 mph at Atco Raceway in New Jersey. Now the shop in Aston, PA has once again reset the mark with an astounding 8.94 second run, becoming the first to drop below the nine second mark in 2013 Shelby GT500. Making the feat even more impressive is that the Grabber Blue Shelby’s stock 6-speed manual transmission is still in place.
So what does it take to build an eight second Shelby GT500? A fully built 5.8L V8 from L&M Race Engines and tuned by Lund Racing is now under the hood, with the stock 2.3L supercharger swapped out for a Kenne Bell 3.6L liquid-cooled unit running just under 23 pounds of boost. In total, Evolution Performance’s Shelby produces 1,156 horsepower and 1,078 lb-ft torque at the rear wheels. All of that power runs through a Spec twin-disc clutch and aluminum flywheel as well as a FAB 9-inch rear end, and a set of Mickey Thompson ET drag slicks wrapped over Weld RT-S wheels help put it to the ground.
Want to see the Shelby’s eight second pass for yourself? Just click the play button below and enjoy the video in up to 1080 HD.
First 2013 Shelby GT500 In The 8's - 8.94@159MPH
Sounds good Harris! I may not be able to make it down that early, but a friend that might be accompanying me might have access to a house that we can stay at for free, so if that's the case then I will try and stay the entire week since hotel costs will not be an issue.
It's getting closer to that time of year again! Mustang Week 2013 will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC, July 15-21. Anyone else planning on going? As long as I can get my finances in order (the joys of being a college student!) I will be in attendance for at least the car show and drag racing armed with my camera to provide coverage for all you lovely guys and gals. I would love to be able to meet up with some fellow RPMers if you're there!
General Mustang Related Discussion / Performance Autosport shows off new livery for their Mustang RTR race car« on: April 30, 2013, 12:28 PM »
Performance Autosport shows off new livery for their Mustang RTR race car
We’ve been following Performance Autosport and driver Chris Cobetto since they debuted their NASA American Iron race car in 2011. Not only does the team have lots of success on track, as they not only have a lot of success on track, winning two straight Mid-Atlantic American Iron championships, but their cars are also beautifully designed. The same goes for the latest iteration of the car, which Performance Autosport debuted this weekend with updated 2013 RTR bodywork and an all new race livery that they describe as a “darker, meaner, more menacing look.”
It’s not all cosmetic, though, as the PAS Mustang has been upgraded with a new suspension system from CorteX Racing including their SLA front suspension and Xtreme-Grip watts-link at the rear.
The new Performance Autosport Mustang RTR will make its racing debut this weekend at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia.
« on: April 19, 2013, 06:03 PM »
Ford’s Flat Rock Facility Births Its Millionth Mustang
April 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm by Andrew Wendler
Exactly 49 years after being publicly introduced as the Mustang at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the one-millionth Mustang to be produced in Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan, facility rolled off the assembly line. A ruby-red 2014 Mustang convertible observed the ceremonial honors, fittingly piloted by Ed Salna, 27-year plant veteran, and Raj Nair, Ford’s vice president for global product development. The event also marks the 50th year of continuous Mustang production, which moved to Ford’s Flat Rock facility in 2004. Ford has recently invested $555 million in the plant, and production of the Ford Fusion within its walls will commence this fall.
Originally produced at Ford’s legendary and imposing Rouge complex located a few miles to the north, the popularity of the first-generation Mustang grew so swiftly that Ford was forced to bring online additional plants in New Jersey and California to satiate public demand. Within two years, Mustang production would hit its first million-car milestone, essentially creating the pony-car segment in the process. To date, more than 8.5 million Stangs have been sold.
Although at the time, Ford refereed to it as “the working man’s Thunderbird,” the Mustang quickly developed an audience that crossed all social-economic and gender barriers, a trait that helped it sell more than 400,000 units in its first year of production. Ford played to this characteristic wisely over the next half a century, always making sure each generation of Mustang was available in varying levels of trim ranging from thrifty four-cylinders to V-8–endowed pavement pounding monsters.
The original Mustang’s launch still stands as one of the most effective product campaigns in modern history, and you can count on Ford squeezing every ounce of publicity from the Mustang’s 50th anniversary it can. In the meantime, why not peruse our gallery of Mustangs spanning its 49-year history?
General Mustang Related Discussion / Re: April 13: Ford unveiled the Mustang at the World’s Fair in New York in 1964« on: April 14, 2013, 03:18 PM »
Imagine if they used that line today, it would probably be laughed into the ground.