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Dynoing Barbie Power Wheels

Posted in Babes, Best of, Domestic Rides, muscle cars, Mustang, Pony Cars, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | June 17th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Power Wheels

To all you fathers out there – if you have a son or daughter under the age of 6 years old and have yet to buy them a Power Wheels electric car, then you’re doing it wrong. As die-hard car enthusiasts we must do everything we can to ensure that our way of life is secure, and if that means spending some hard earned coin on crappy electric cars for the kids, then so be it! BR High Performance feels this way as well. So much so that they’ve actually taken the liberty to dyno a 2013 Barbie Mustang in the hopes that it will get you excited.

Hell, it worked for me! Check it out after the jump.


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Mustang Fans: Build A Unique Ride With Ford’s New Customizer

Posted in Cool Stuff, Favorite Cars, Ford, Guide, Mustang, Pony Cars by Kurt Ernst | September 18th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

Ford's Mustang Customizer website. Image: Ford Motor Company

If you’re a Mustang fan, don’t click on Ford’s absurdly addicting unless you have some serious time to kill. The site lets you build your own Mustang, in V6, GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500 trims, changing a surprising number of external appearance items. Want a custom color, not in the Ford catalog? No problem, just mix your own. Want a Mustang GT with a Boss 302 grill and Shelby wheels? it’s just a click of the mouse away. Read More…

2013 Ford Mustang: More Power, Sharper Styling

Posted in auto industry, Favorite Cars, Ford, Mustang, News, Pony Cars by Kurt Ernst | August 19th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Expect the 2013 Ford Mustang to look a lot like the 2012 Shelby GT500. Image: Ford Motor Company

The current Ford Mustang last got a styling refresh in 2010, even though it got new V-6 and new V-8 engines in 2011. It’s not due for a major restyling until 2015, which represents the 50th anniversary of Ford’s pony car. Ford needs to do something to keep the Mustang fresh between now and 2015, but it can’t afford to spend too much on a mid-cycle refresh. When in doubt, add more power and sharpen up the styling.

That’s exactly what Mustangs Daily tells us to expect for the 2013 Mustang, which should debut in concept form at November’s Los Angeles Auto Show. There aren’t any details on how much more power the Mustang will make, but the current Mustang V-6 gives up 18 horsepower to the Camaro, while the current Mustang V-8 has a 14 horsepower deficit compared to the Camaro. It doesn’t matter that the Mustang is lighter, because bragging rights are bragging rights.

Expect to see a more prominent upper grille and smaller lower grille for 2013, along the lines of the current Shelby GT500 Mustang. The angled rear tail lights are on their way out (thankfully), to be replaced again with flush tail lights similar to the 2005 design.

There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, so we’ll call it as “comparable” and “spring of 2012.”

Source: Mustangs Daily

Roush Stage 3 Mustang Puts Pavement In Its Place

Posted in Favorite Cars, Ford, muscle cars, Mustang, Pony Cars, Videos by Kurt Ernst | July 26th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Concerned you’re not doing enough to promote global warming? Do you have carbon credits aplenty, or do you simply like turning meaty rear tires into lingering clouds of mosquito-repelling smoke? If you answered yes to any of those questions, consider buying yourself a Roush Stage 3 Mustang, which displays it’s prowess at leaving expensive black spots on the pavement in the video below. Read More…

2012 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 Does More With Less

Posted in Camaro, Car Tech, Chevrolet, Pony Cars by Kurt Ernst | May 18th, 2011 | 3 Responses |

Why yes, that is an integrated exhaust manifold. Image: © GM Corp.

The design change is simple but brilliant: by casting the exhaust manifold into the head assembly of their 3.6-liter V-6 engine, Chevrolet engineers managed to eliminate 12 parts, shave 6.5 pounds per side, boost fuel economy and increase horsepower. Gone is a cast iron exhaust manifold, a high temperature gasket (and potential point of failure), a heat shield and a total of nine bolts. The weight savings of 13 pounds per engine helps fuel economy, but so does the more efficient flow of air through the heads. Better yet, more air in and out means more horsepower, and the 2012 Camaro V-6 gets a bump of 11 horsepower, to 323 hp. Read More…

New Shelby GT500 To Have Over 600 Horsepower?

Posted in Camaro, muscle cars, Mustang, Pony Cars by Kurt Ernst | March 17th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

The Shelby GT500 you can buy today.

File this one in the “rumor” category, but Car and Driver says the next Shelby GT500 Mustang could have up to 620 horsepower. It’s no secret that Ford has to up the ante on the Shelby, or risk seeing taillights from owners of Camaro ZL1s; in the pony car wars, second place is the first loser. Car and Driver’s “inside sources” say the big jump in power comes from a larger bore on the Shelby’s V8 (up to 5.8 liters from the current 5.4) and a more efficient Eaton TVS supercharger (used, ironically, on Chevy’s Camaro ZL1). Read More…

Next Gen Mustang To Get Global Styling

Posted in Ford, Mustang, Pony Cars by Kurt Ernst | March 5th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The 2011 Mustang GT. Image: Ford Motor Company

If you think of Ford as just an American automaker, think again. The switchgear inside the new Explorer, for example, was designed in Germany and heavily influenced by Audi. The new Ford Ranger, which we won’t get in the United States, was designed in Australia with input from Ford’s European design studio. Even the iconic Mustang, which is closing in on its 50th anniversary, isn’t immune to styling input from Ford design teams across the globe. Before you take up pitchforks and torches and march on Dearborn, consider a few things: Ford is well aware of the Mustang brand’s value, so they will review any proposed design changes very carefully before green-lighting them. Also, take a look at the Mustang’s interior materials and controls compared to the Explorer; personally, I’d welcome a European-influenced change or two inside the ‘Stang. Read More…

2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT: Ridelust Review

Posted in Camaro, Car Buying, Chevrolet, Domestic Review, Featured, General, GM, muscle cars, Pony Cars, Promoted, Akatuki4 Review by MrAngry | December 30th, 2010 | 5 Responses |

2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Review

Not long ago I wrote a review on the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS. It was Inferno Orange with black racing stripes and a 6-speed manual, and boy oh boy did it get looks going down the road. Looking like the great pumpkin though didn’t come without some pitfalls. For example, everyplace I went the car attracted attention which meant that parking it in a public lot was a bit nerve racking. Then there was the issue of the $37,640 price tag. Sure it was steep, but with 426 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque on tap, as well as Brembo brakes, it was a fair price to pay for the performance that the Camaro SS delivers. Some however love the looks of the new 2011 Camaro but simply can’t swing 37k for a decked out SS. Enter now, the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT.
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2012 Ford Mustang GT Pricing Is (Mostly) Good News For Fans

Posted in Car Buying, Ford, Mustang, Pony Cars by Kurt Ernst | December 18th, 2010 | 1 Response |
2011 Ford Mustang GT

Kona Blue returns for 2012. Photo: Ford Motor Company

Are you saving your lunch money to buy a new Mustang GT? If so, there’s good new for 2012: the base model Mustang GT now sells for $29,995, or $500 less than it did in 2011. If you’re holding out for a Mustang GT Premium, however, you’ll need to dig a little bit deeper in your pockets. The base price for a GT Premium goes up to $33,895, which is $200 more than it cost in 2011. If you want a Premium GT Convertible, the price of admission starts at $38,895, some $700 more than last year. Ouch.

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Ford Announces 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang

Posted in auto industry, Cars, Fast Cars, Featured, Ford, General, Mustang, Pony Cars, Racing by Kurt Ernst | December 10th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

2012 Mustang Cobra Jet

Do you like going really fast in a straight line, and do you have an affinity for products from Ford? If so, and if you’ve got the budget, get ready to place an order for the newly announced 2012 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang. Built from the ground up as a race car, the Cobra Jet is designed to compete in drag racing classes ranging from NHRA Stock through Super Stock. The Cobra Jet is also designed to be campaigned at events sanctioned by the NMRA, NMCA, PSCA and IHRA; in other words, you can find an event near you to compete in.

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