Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 28

AmericanMuscle’s Black Friday Sale is Here!

AmericanMuscle 2013 Black Friday Sale

Now through Sunday, 12/1 you have the chance to save tons of cash while piling up the mods you’ve always wanted. Prices have been temporarily slashed on top performance and styling mods for every Mustang but hurry, you won’t see prices this low anywhere else and supplies won’t last. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gift or are after the parts needed to shave off the next 10th of a second in the quarter mile, the Black Friday sale at AmericanMuscle.com is the right time and place to buy. You’ve waited all year, don’t wait a second longer or you could miss out!  SHOP BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

Nov 27

Ford won’t be releasing GT500 lap times for the ‘Ring, or any other car

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Trucks have towing capacity, EVs have driving range and performance cars have Nürburgring lap times. What do all three have in common? They should all be taken with a grain of salt. Currently, there is no sanctioned way to record lap times or verify production-spec cars - a lesson we recently learned with the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo - and until there is a way to do so (and there probably never will be), we'll never officially know the actual time it took for Ford to lap the 'Ring with its ultra-powerful Shelby GT500.

After posting a Ford-made video of a 2013 GT500 running around the 'Ring, the guys over at SVTPerformance.com (an enthusiasts forum not affiliated with Ford or SVT) wanted more answers. They got in touch with Ford's Global Performance Vehicle Chief Engineer Jamal Hameedi, who said until there is a way to verify the times and inspect the cars, Ford will not get involved with lap-time wars. In the email, Hameedi pointed out that the 'Ring is a useful tool in that it allows a wide spectrum of track conditions, but until there is a governed way to record times, there is no way to accurately compare cars head-to-head.

And as much as some may not like it, Hameedi speaks the truth. It really isn't possible to compare times from one car to another, unless those cars were lapping the same track at the same time with the same driver. Not that any of this means there won't be continuous wars by fans and manufacturers alike... in other words, feel free to voice your opinions in the Comments below.

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Nov 26

Inside SEMA 2013: Drifting With Vaughn Gittin, Jack Roush Jr. & a Look at The Sickest Mustangs on The Planet


Step inside the world of SEMA as Justin shows you some of the coolest custom Mustangs ever built. Plus, you’ll get a first person view as Vaugh Gittin Jr. and Jack Roush Jr. shred tires while drifting for the crowds as well as an up close and personal look at MMD’s custom built 2014 Mustang GT.

This year’s SEMA Auto Show hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada was simply mind blowing. With such a huge selection of cars, it was awesome to see Mustang once again take home the SEMA 2013 Hottest Car Award. That was just one of the amazing happenings at SEMA this year. Check out the video as we cover as much of the intense, 24/7 action as possible, including:

- The Project MMD Mustang sitting pretty in Forgestar’s booth
- Muscle Mustangs & Fast Ford’s Project Hyper Silver – a fully built Fox Body hosting a 427ci, fuel injected motor pumping out an impressive 601HP on 93 octane
- Some of the sickest drifting footage you’ll find courtesy of Vaughn Gittin Jr.
- A Ride along with Jack Roush Jr. in an ear pleasing Stage 3 Roush
- The first ever touch screen controlled supercharger
- Vortech’s own Project Yellow Jacket, equipped with Raxiom’s navigation system

Ford Racing also had a pretty neat booth set up to show you some of their latest parts. Not surprisingly, they remained tight lipped about anything pertaining to the 2015 Mustang. Ford has already revealed their refreshed logo, but we have yet to see an official photo. We’ll just have to wait until the official release on December 5th, unfortunately.

MMD Mustang at SEMA 2013
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