New for 2013: A new American muscle car
Mustang will arrive in 2013, and will sport a brace of tech and styling updates across its line - including the most powerful V8 engine
sold by any automaker in the world!
The most perful
production V8 on Earth? So says FORD.
Mustang Shelby GT500 as seen at the LA Auto Show in Los
Angeles Nov. 16, 2011. Ford claims that it has the world's most powerful production V-8 engine.
- 5.8L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
- Supercharger with intercooler
- 662 horsepower at 6,500 rpm (with premium fuel)
- 631 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm
biggest change comes at the top, where the Ford Shelby GT500 gets 100
extra ponies under the hood, giving the supercharged 5.8-liter V8 650
hp and 600 lb.-ft of torque; more than any Camaro, Corvette or even the
Ferrari 458 Italia. Every part of the Shelby was tweaked in some
fashion to handle the power riot, along with a launch control system
for better controlled top-speed starts. The only thing not included are
the numbers of local bail bondsmen.
The 2013 V6 keeps its 305 hp
output, while the standard 5-liter V8 in the GT models will top 420 hp,
a gain of 8 hp. The six-speed automatic transmission will offer an
optional mix-your-own-gear mode for weekend auto crossers. For the more
serious track day adherents, there’s also an upgrade to the brakes,
cooling and suspension tweaks from the Boss 302.
gets a freshening in some details, namely a beefed-up
grille, different wheel combinations, and smoked tail lamps. For
the more boastful Mustang owners, a light in the side-view mirror will
project the pony logo on the ground when you unlock the car. For
the aerodynamics, the front fascia and splitters have been modified to
handle the loads required of the car's top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h).
Both a Performance Package and a Track Package are on offer with the
Shelby GT500. The Performance Package includes Bilstein
electronically-adjusted dampers while the Track Package features an
external engine-oil cooler, rear differential cooler and transmission
cooler to prevent over-heating on the track.
The Shelby GT500 comes fitted with 19-inch wheels at the front and
20-inchers at the back wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 tires.
make the fun a little more technical, the dashboard computer
will come with what Ford calls "Track Apps," programs that can
measure g-forces, 0-60 and quarter-mile runs, and braking data. It’s
like having “Motorweek” in your dash. The Boss 302 gets by with a
carryover 444-hp V8 and the same appearance changes; and a new color of
school bus yellow paint. The Mustang Boss 302
comes dressed with a new hockey stick graphic featuring reflective
stripes - a reference to the classic 1970 Boss 302. The Boss 302 Laguna
Seca edition, pictured here, features a new School Bus Yellow color
with Sterling Gray accents.
The body kit on the Boss 302
includes a front splitter and hood extractors as well as a HID
headlights and LED-surround taillamps. The car also features a
high-gloss panel on the rear end that connects the taillights.
Mustang Boss 302 comes with a 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) and 515 Nm (380
lb-ft) of torque unit coupled to a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.
on the Mustang GT facelift, the Boss 302 also features a more refined
suspension system with higher-rate coil springs, stiffer bushings and a
larger-diameter rear stabilizer bar. There's also the adjustable shocks
and struts. The 302 is lowered by 11 mm at the front and 1 mm at the
rear vis-a-vis the standard Mustang GT. Wheels are 19-inch black alloy
racing rims fitted with Pirelli Pzero tires.
2016 COBRA JET
new monster named, 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet was presented at the
2015 SEMA Show. Drag racers worldwide have been looking forward to a
new Cobra Jet ever since they realized that the Mustang is going to
feature the independent suspension, and unlikely as it seemed, they got
their wish. Unfortunately, 2016 Cobra is limited, only 25 units, in
Oxford White and Deep Impact Blue design.
The 2016 Ford
Mustang Cobra Jet is the first Cobra Jet in more than two years, as the
previous model got discontinued after 50 or so cars were sold. As you
may or may not know, this is unique model and one of the most
unusual cars, on world. So, Ford Company should be proud on it.
may only be 50 of these cars made, with half of them painted Oxford
White and the other half will be Deep Impact Blue. Apart from the
‘colorful’ names, the 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet is going to stick to the
original as far as the body is concerned. Apart from the hood pins,
tires and the fog lamps (the lack thereof), the car is identical to the
Mustang you’ll see on the road. The rear, however, is much more
recognizable, (as you are supposed to look it from behind, as it speeds
away leaving you in the dust) with rear tires and a distinctive bumper
mark the Cobra Jet.
Oh, and the parachute? The regular Mustang
wouldn’t need one. The wheelie bar is available, but the bumper remains
the same either way. The distinctive badges are also there to avoid any
confusion. And the graphics package also sets the Cobra jet apart, but
this part is also optional.
Trust it or not, the Cobra Jet uses advancement from the Ford C-Max Hybrid.Engine.
is controlled via an electric water pump from the Ford C-MAX Hybrid
that allows cool-down without the engine running, resulting in more
consistent racing via improved management of engine temperature. Dyno
cells calibrated to simulate drag strip burnouts and quarter-mile runs
were used to prove out engine durability. This actually
facilitates better drag performance because it cools the engine down
The 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang engine is
made up of 75 percent production Mustang GT components topped by a
front inlet Whipple supercharger; as delivered, it’s capable of
eight-second quarter-mile times.
With the Cobra Jet engine’s
highly proven components largely sourced directly from the Ford parts
shelf, the car’s parts are durable, efficient and well-engineered.
Additional performance parts can be found in the Ford Performance Parts
What makes this car unique is its suspension: it
got a solid rear axle suspension, whereas the other Mustangs have the
independent suspension. The 2016 Cobra Jet features such enhancements
as drag race-specific coil-over shocks and springs, lightweight racing
brakes by Strange Engineering, 8.50-certified roll cage, Aeromotive
fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell, Corbeau FIA seats, five-point
race harnesses and race-prepped automatic transmission.
price for the 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet is going to start off at $99,990,
which is basically where the previous version left off. If you want the
graphics package, that’ll be another $2,000, plus at least that much
for the wheelie bar, meaning roughly $103-104,000 for the bare
essentials of modern drag racing.