Ford honors Chinese Year of the Horse with Vaughn Gittin Jr., Mustang video

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Ford is about to sell the Mustang in China just as the Year of the Horse comes to an end, so naturally, there's a video to celebrate this happy coincidence.

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Ford honors Chinese Year of the Horse with Vaughn Gittin Jr., Mustang video originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

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If you subscribe to the school of thought that the only good Mustang has a V8... you're wrong. We drive the turbo-four version of the 2015 Ford Mustang and tell you what's good.

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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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MotorWeek remembers pre-EcoBoost Ford with the Thunderbird TurboCoupe

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MotorWeek is looking back on one of Ford's early forays into turbocharging with a review of the 1987 Ford Thunderbird TurboCoupe. For an interesting point of comparison, it takes a ride in the 1987 Ford Mustang GT too.

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MotorWeek remembers pre-EcoBoost Ford with the Thunderbird TurboCoupe originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Bama Performance Adds More Power To Their 2015 EcoBoost Mustang!

The Bama Performance Team has been unrelenting in their work with the 2015 Mustang and especially the EcoBoost, as evidenced by their last batch of mods. The Bama Team took a trip down to the Kooks Exhaust facility in North Carolina to add some 2015 Mustang Parts to their EcoBoost and to test them at the track.

EcoBoost Mustang Mods

- Airaid CAI
- Bama X4/SF4 Tuner and V2 Race Tune (same boost level as the tune their customers receive)
- 3″ Kooks Catless Downpipe and Exhaust
- Prototype Intercooler and Up-Pipe Kit w/External Blow-Off Valve
- Full weight (no seats removed)
- 19″ Drag Radials (not slicks on smaller drag wheels)

With an updated mod list, the EcoBeast was able to up its power and improve its performance. Previously it had put down 283 RWHP and 342 RWTQ. After adding the turbo back exhaust with the intercooler and B.O.V. the EcoBoost put down 308 RWHP and 379 RWTQ, which equates to an extra 25 HP and 37 TQ.

EcoBoost Track Results

With the addition of these new EcoBoost parts, the Bama Team set out to find a track to test these new mods. Even though they were only able to run at 1/8-mile track, there were some very illuminating results that came from shaking down the modded 2.3L turbo Mustang.

In stock form, the EcoBoost ran the 1/8-mile in 8.74 @ 79 MPH. As it sits now with the mods listed above, it went 7.71 @ 89 MPH, and impressive improvement over stock in the 1/8-mile; rqually impressive is the 60′ foot time of 1.59. Taking the 1/8-mile results and putting them into an online 1/4-mile calculator, it is expected that the EcoBoost will run a 12.0-12.1 @ 105 MPH in the 1/4-mile.

Future Plans

The EcoBoost has returned from its journey down to North Carolina and is now waiting on more mods and more power, which consequently means more track time as well. The Bama Performance Team has some big plans in store for the EcoBoost and we will be sure to keep you up-to-date with the most recent news!

 

 

 

 

Ford, Petty’s Garage to build limited-edition Mustang GT from SEMA Show

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Ford and Petty's Garage are teaming up to bring the tuner's supercharged, 627-horsepower Mustang GT from the 2014 SEMA Show to dealers. The boosted 'Stangs are limited to 143 units and at least one is already sold.

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Ford, Petty's Garage to build limited-edition Mustang GT from SEMA Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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