Net Geo’s Megafactories: Building The Mustang takes a rare glimpse inside Ford’s Detroit manufacturing plant, showing us how they produce our beloved and world-renowned Mustang. From GT500s to the base model V6, Net Geo shows you everything and anything you could possibly want to know about how they build America’s favorite ponycar.
The guys at Shelby seem to have the go-big-or-go-home mentality with their latest creations such as the new 662 hp ‘13 Shelby GT500 powered by a Ward’s 2013 Top 10 Engine and the track-ready Shelby 1000. His company, Shelby American, has promised to keep truckin’ along after Carroll Shelby’s passing this past May and with the Detroit Auto Show looming near, the guys at Shelby American supposedly have something big up their sleeves.
As another year goes into the history books, we take a look back at the top news stories the AmericanMuscle blog had to offer. From the 2015 Mustang spy photos to the new 1000+ HP Shelby GT1000, we give you a quick run-down of the best of 2012!
We all know the new 5.8L Supercharged DOHC v8 in the 2013 Shelby GT500 is nothing to mess with. After all, what do you think would happen if you had to race the 662 horsepower / 631 lb-ft torque beast? I’d suspect most of us would not be calling for a rematch. Well, it looks like Ward’s Auto is keen to the new power plant’s amazing power, promoting it to their list of the “Best Engines of 2013” as the lone v8 to make the list.
Following in the footsteps of the traditional Boss 302, the 302S takes the standard Boss platform to a whole new level. When it comes to price and performance, this track-only build by Ford Racing is a balance between the Boss 302 Laguna Seca and the all-out Boss 302R race car. With tons of suspension upgrades separating it from the Laguna Seca, this 302 is bound to dominate racetracks during the 2013 race season.
What is this we spy? That would be a Ford Mustang obviously, but that front end seems to be hiding something completely different! The cover over the front end is not very Mustang-like at all, well, not yet anyway. The front end seems to have super slim rectangular headlights as well as one hell of a grille. That’s what the cover is showing us, anyway.
Some people may have expected this, but a certain Mustang model won’t be returning to the order list for the 2014 model year. This Mustang was brought back to life in 2012 to pay tribute to the ultra popular classic born in 1969, the original Boss 302. Production ended after the 1970 model year, giving it only a two year run. That’s right, there’s not going to be a 2014 Boss 302! Just like the classic version, the plan was to limit the modern Boss 302 to only two years as well. Sad news for the hordes of people out there hoping for their shot at owning a brand new 2014 Boss 302.
Just when we thought the Cobra Jet was one of the baddest beasts around, Ford Racing unveils a whole new level of intimidation. The naturally aspirated and supercharged Cobra Jets are awesome cars, no doubt, but Ford Racing decided to step it up a notch! They just introduced their turn-key “Twin Turbo Cobra Jet” concept at this year’s SEMA show! The Ford booth was stocked full of some awesome rides, but the Cobra Jet stole the show sitting right smack in the middle of all the action.
Earlier this year, we brought you a photo of what we thought could be the new ’15 Mustang hiding inside the S-197 shell. There were a few indications pointing toward the 2015 Ford Mustang being cleverly tested incognito. Well, another “photo” (above) has surfaced claiming to be a spy shot of the new Mustang (looks a little photoshopped). We’re not convinced, but check out this next claim…