Ford Engineers Hoping New Supercharged V8 Comes To North America

Ford‘s Australian division tends to get a lot of awesome product that we’re not privy to, like the rear-drive, V8 powered Falcon. The newest Falcon GT will get a supercharged version of the 5.0 Coyote V8 featured in the upcoming 2012 Boss 302 Mustang, which puts out 440 horsepower in naturally aspirated form.

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Roush Releases Supercharger For 2011 Mustang GT 5.0L

Ford and Roush go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can have one without another, but it’s just not the same. Ford’s new 2011 Mustang 5.0 has already been getting tons of acclaim and now Roush will be taking it to a whole new level in performance. For a retail price of $5,999.00, your 2011 Mustang can have upwards of 550-hp and 470 ft-lbs of torque!

The Roushcharger Tuner Kit (part # 421140) is based on the popular TVS2300 Roushcharger and comes with a 90mm pulley that puts out approximate seven pounds of boost. To ensure the forced inducted 5.0L stays healthy, 47 lb fuel injectors, high-flow fuel rails, high-flow Roush air land and a twin 60mm throttle body are also included in the kit.

And those wondering about reliability and warranty, Roush offers a 90-day parts warranty but notes that it will not maintain the factory Ford warranty. Those willing to wait until fall, Roush will be releasing a kit that will come with full tuning and warranty.

Official press release available after the break.

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Man Sells Raffle Ticket For Shelby GT500, Buyer Wins Car Minutes Later (Video Inside)

An attendee at QuakeCon (a video game convention) recently became infamous for being caught on tape committing the blunder of a lifetime; selling a winning raffle ticket for a 2011 Ford Shelby GT500.

This wasn’t your ordinary raffle either. To get the ticket (one of 100) you had to win one of the convention-sponsored tournaments or contests, which ostensibly took some skill, and made for very good odds. One raffle ticket winner sold his for $200 moments before the draw, only to find that his was the winner.

Presumably, the winner was not a car guy, otherwise we would have seen him collapse with anguish upon seeing this. The bald, dorky looking ticket buyer, on the other hand, looks unbearably smug, and it’s a perfectly understandable reaction.

[Source: Vimeo]

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Falken Tire Drift Team Sweeps Podium At Formula Drift Las Vegas

This past weekend was Formula Drift’s fifth event of the season, taking place out in scorching Las Vegas. To combat the heat, the event actually took place late at night and was fittingly named “Round 5: After Dark.” With the championship now coming down to the wire, teams have been swapping out motors and finding new ways to gain an advantage against the more consistent teams as familiar faces such as Samuel Hubinette, Rhys Millen and Tanner Foust are barely in championship contention; with Tanner Foust being the closest in third place.

But the weekend would belong to the dedicated team from Falken Tire, once again sweeping the podium with a first, second and third finish. Sitting on top however wouldn’t be Daijiro Yoshihara or Vaughn Gittin Jr., both of which had secured event wins this season, but rather their teammate Tyler McQuarrie in the Nissan 350Z convertible. Gittin Jr. would got himself in a Mustang vs. Mustang tandem battle against Tony Brakohiapa but the skilled veteran Gittin took third place and maintain the points lead.

The final tandem battle of the night pitted McQuarrie against Yoshihara – with Yoshihara having been amazingly consistent throughout the season, while McQuarrie battled ups-and-downs but stayed persistent and optimistic. All his hard work would finally pay off as he took the win after Yoshihara’s S13 had mechanical troubles.

This is McQuarrie’s first career victory in Formula Drift and is just icing on the cake for another fantastic weekend from Falken Tires.

Official press release available after the break.

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Ford Racing Releases Supercharger for 2011 Mustang GT's 5.0-Liter V8

When it comes to Ford Mustang performance and forced induction, superchargers are definitely at the top of the list. There’s just nothing better than accentuating the natural torque of a V8 than pairing it up with a brilliantly designed supercharger. Ford Racing wasted no time on the 2011 Ford Mustang’ s 5.0L V8 TiVCT motor and has just announced a twin-screw supercharger setup for the vehicle.

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Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s '69 Ford Mustang RTR-X Update

Back towards the end of May, we were teased with renders of a 1969 Ford Mustang that Vaughn Gittin Jr. would be building for SEMA 2010. Now the RTR-X is taking clear form and Speedhunters.com has revealed even more photos of the build. We have to say we’re quite impressed and can’t wait to see the finished project. This is undoubtedly one of the coolest cars we’ll set our eyes on… ever.

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2012 Mustang Boss 302 Unveiled

Ford’s 2012 Boss 302 Mustang is destined to excited enthusiasts everywhere, but the car has been a poorly kept secret for fans of Grand-Am racing, who have watched Ford unveil a Boss 302R race car and slowly develop it into the 2012 Boss 302 road-going variant.

With a re-worked 5.0L V8 making 440 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, the Boss packs significant power upgrades over the standard 5.0 model. A re-worked exhaust and intake system are standard, with the exhaust using trick quad pipes that exit out of the back bumper as well as just before the rear wheels. The side pipes are mostly there to give an added boost in V8 rumble, but engineers have made the exhaust to be tunable via a set of discs that can alter the sound, and made the installation process for a set of aftermarket dump valves designed to be a matter of undoing a couple of bolts. An upgraded clutch and 3.73 rear end put the power to the ground, while a limited-slip differential is optional as are Recaro seats.

Adjustable shocks and stiffer springs underpin the chassis, with drivers able to choose from one of five settings but turning a knob on the shock towers. The steering feel (which can be utilized in Comfort, Normal or Sport modes selected by the driver) and traction control systems have also been optimized for high performance driving. 19×9″ wheels in front and 19×9.5″ wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZero rubber, while Brembo brakes with 14″ rotors and a special compound brake pad help bring the car to a halt.

For those who are even more hardcore, a Boss 302 Laguna Seca model will be offered that deletes the rear seats but adds lightweight wheels, R-Compound tires, brake ducts, a front splitter and a rear wing. The Laguna Seca is apparently capable of pulling 1.03 lateral Gs and should make a potent competitor in sports car racing series across North America.

Gallery: Ford Mustang Boss 302

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[Source: Ford]

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SR-71 Mustang Sold For $375,000

The SR-71 Mustang, a legendary collaboration between Ford gurus Jack Roush and Carroll Shelby will sold for a gag-inducing $375,000.

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Roush Shelby Mustang SR-71 Official Pictures Revealed

The Roush Shelby Mustang SR-71 has finally been officially revealed, and the car looks, well, just like the concept renderings we brought you not long ago. With a supercharged 5.0L V8, full Recaro bucket seats, a custom paint job and a Ford Racing handling pack, this one-off Mustang is like nothing else ever produced. The vehicle will be auctioned off for charity Thursday, July 29th at 7:30 PM (Central Time) at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All proceeds benefit EAA’s (Experimental Aircraft Association) Young Eagles program, a foundation that Ford has supported for the past 15 years.

Gallery: Roush Shelby Mustang SR-71

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[Source: Motorwad]

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Mustang Challenge Race Series To End In 2010

Ford‘s Mustang Challenge series will come to an end later this year after the final race at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah this September. The Mustang Challenge, which started in 2007, didn’t have a long life, but the FR500S will still be eligible to race in other series.

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Ford Limiting 2011 Shelby GT500 Production To 5,500 Units

After selling 3,300 units of the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, the company announced that the total production run for 2011 would be limited to 5,500 units in total.

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Classic Recreations LLC Being Investigated For Phony VINs

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating Classic Recreations LLC for allegedly engaging in fraudulent activity relating to swapping VIN numbers on their rebuilt G.T.500CR Mustangs, which were endorsed by Shelby American.

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Acura ZDX Loses Facebook Fans On Its Page, Only Car To Do So In June

In the automotive schoolyard, the Acura ZDX would be the kid who invites everyone to their birthday party, only to have nobody show up. The much maligned crossover was the only vehicle to actually lose Facebook fans, according to data supplied by Chris Baccus, a marketing professional who operates The Auto Marketing Blog.

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2011 Ford Mustang V6 Gets 48.5 MPG During Closed Circuit Fuel Economy Challenge

It’s crazy to think that only five years ago, the Ford Mustang V8 put out 300 horsepower and put up 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. This year’s Mustang (technically a 2011) V6 will put out 307 horsepower and deliver 19 mpg in town and 30 mpg on the highway – not bad progress for half a decade.

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Report: Hyundai Genesis Coupe May Recieve All-New 5.0 V8 Engine

Hyundai recently debuted a new 5.0L version of their Tau V8, reportedly making 429-horsepower. The engine will do duty in the new Equus luxury sedan, and according to some, the Genesis sedan as well. But what everyone wants to know is, where’s the Genesis Coupe V8?

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