Tag Archive: SEMA Show

Oct 31

Hurst Edition Trans Am proves the Screaming Chicken will rise from the ashes

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Hurst Edition Trans-Am

It seems the Pontiac Trans Am steadfastly refuses to die. Ever since Chevrolet was granted a retrofied Camaro to compete with the Ford Mustang, Pontiac lovers have lamented the loss of this 1970s icon. And, looking at the Hurst Edition from Trans Am Depot, shown here at the 2012 SEMA Show, may explain what all the fuss is about.

It's not going to appeal to everyone's muscle-car tastes, but there's certainly room for a brash-and-bold black-and-gold Special Edition in many a Trans Am lover's garage. After all, if you want the keys to a custom pony car, you'll certainly get noticed in this one. If this scheme isn't your bag,, you can alternatively order your Hurst Edition in white and gold or silver and black. Oh, and don't forget a color-coordinated Screaming Chicken on the hood.

No matter which way you choose to go, your inner Burt Reynolds will appreciate the Eibach suspension kit, forged wheels with Pirelli PZero tires, functional shaker hood, fender air extractors, rear spoiler and, of course, a Hurst shifter inside. The interior is emblazoned with all manner of special touches, including a Hurst dash plate and T/A stitching on the Katzkin two-tone leather seats.

Optional bits include T-Tops, which you simply must include, a supercharger or twin-turbo package and just about anything else your black-and-gold heart desires. If you'd like to know more, check out the official website here and our high-res image gallery above.

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Oct 30

Ford Racing debuts twin-turbo Mustang Cobra Jet Concept [w/video]

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Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet Concept

Last year at SEMA, Chevrolet absolutely stole the show with its COPO Camaro Concept. Not to be upstaged by their Bowtie counterparts, the boys over at the Blue Oval have countered with the car you see here, the Mustang Cobra Jet Concept. Built by Ford Racing and based on the 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet, this one-off racer features a pair of twin turbochargers attached to a 5.0-liter V8 using the same technology as Ford's EcoBoost engines.

While the current crop of Cobra Jets are plenty fast, running eight-second quarter miles in NHRA trim, Ford Racing says that the 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger currently used requires as much as 100 horsepower to operate - horsepower that isn't being delivered to the meaty rear tires. The turbos, however, provide a much lower parasitic loss in power. Relatively small turbos - similar to the ones used on the Focus ST - were also used on the concept, ensuring that there would be as little lag as possible.

Will we see a production version of the twin-turbo Mustang Cobra Jet Concept in the future? Perhaps, especially as the next generation Mustang has long been rumored to get an EcoBoost engine. Until then, check out the plethora of photos (both live and stock) of the car as well as a video of the Cobra Jet in action below.

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Ford Racing debuts twin-turbo Mustang Cobra Jet Concept [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Oct 26

Blue Oval adds ’40 Ford to its growing stable of new bodies

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Old cars always play a huge role at the SEMA Show each year, and fans of the iconic 1940 Ford Coupe should pay extra attention. The car that needs only be referred to as the '40 Ford will be offered in a complete steel body shell from Ford Restoration Parts using the latest welding and rustproofing technologies.

Pricing for the complete body shell will start at $11,990, and it comes with a choice of firewall options for those building a car with an original flathead V8 or more of a custom build with a bigger, more modern engine that requires a modified firewall. Of course individual body parts can also be purchased, but all of the new parts are sold exclusively through Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts. To show off this new body, Ford will have a customized '40 Ford at SEMA with a 5.0-liter V8 under the hood, a chopped roof and we're assuming quite a few other modifications.

Ford Restoration Parts just recently expanded its body-in-white offerings to include 1965 through 1967 Mustang Convertibles, but it also offers full bodies for the 1965 to 1970 Mustang coupe, the first-generation Bronco and more than 9,000 other officially licensed reproduction parts.

Scroll down for the press release and more information.

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Blue Oval adds '40 Ford to its growing stable of new bodies originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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