The 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is already flying off the shelves of the famed American tuning company, but for those that demand even more power, Shelby decided to unveiled the 2011 versions of its famed Super Snake package.
The 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake packs a variety of upgrades over the outgoing model. Anthracite wheels, white stripes and a new type of hood scoop are all present, but the biggest change was made to the 5.0-liter V8 engine, which received new superchargers
You can order the Super Snake in three flavors, either a 660 HP, a 750 HP or a whopping 800 HP, which promises to be the fastest Mustang on the block.
Only 1,000 Shelby GT500 Super Snake packages will be offered, each costing around $30,000, without including the price of a new 2011 Ford Mustang GT.
Traditional Ford Mustang tuner Shelby has begun polling customers about what other types of tuned and upgraded models they might like to see in the future.
Among the options listed we see a monster Shelby GT500 (pictured above), based on the last generation performance model (2007-2009). This ugpraded muscle car would get a special variable twin-turbo system on the 5.4-liter V8 which will take output as high as 1,000 HP, all sent to the rear wheels. As you can imagine, upgraded suspension, a new wide body kit and plenty of other upgrades are also included. Sadly, the estimated price of $100,000, without the cost of a stock Shelby GT500, is a bit of a downer.
Luckily, Shelby is also considering a tuned version of the Mustang V6, presumably badged as a GTS model. The main upgrades will be made to the insides, including a revised suspension, braking system and a new exhaust. The exterior will also be treated with a special body kit. Pricing for the Shelby Mustang V6 GTS package is a bit more plausible, ranging from $9,000 to $12,000.
There are also two other concepts, based on the 2011 Mustang GT, which include most of the upgrades already revealed for the GTS. Still, those that want extra power from their GT can already choose from superchargers made by Ford Racing or Roush Performance.
2011 Ford Mustang owners have definitely been on the receiving end of quite a lot of aftermarket tuning options, but most of them were targeted at the top V8 version.
Now, Ford dealerships will begin to offer the already announced DUB tuning package, for the Mustang V6.
For those who forgot, the DUB package includes a Roush Performance body kit, a Ford Racing hood, complete with dedicated scoop, lowered suspension, improved transmission, a new grille, special vinyls for the outside of the car and a set of 20-inch TIS wheels. On the inside, expect DUB badges to decorate the seats.
The DUB package for the 2011 Ford Mustang V6 will be available for $3,599, plus $100 shipping charges.
Source: Galpin Ford via Autoblog
New 2011 Ford Mustang GT owners definitely have a lot of choices if they want to squeeze more power out of the already capable 5.0-liter V8 engine.
We’ve already seen Ford Racing offer up its own supercharger treatment, capable of taking the Mustang’s output to an impressive 624 HP, and now traditional Ford tuner Roush Performance has also presented its own offer.
The ROUSHcharger system for the Mustang 5.0 V8 boasts a TVS2300 supercharger, as well special equipment to make it get along with the powerful engine. An output of up to 550 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque can be achieved.
Roush currently offers 90-days warranty for the parts in the system, which costs $5,999. A full Roush Performance supercharger program will follow later this fall with complete warranty.
The 2011 Ford Mustang really impressed a lot of people thanks to its new 5.0-liter V8 engine, capable of an impressive 412 HP.
But what if you want more power but don’t want to buy the performance versions already revealed up until now, the Ford Shelby GT500 or the Ford Mustang Boss 302? Then you should pay a visit to Ford Racing, which has just revealed a new supercharger package for the 5.0-liter V8.
The package includes a Whipple supercharger, an intercooler and upgraded fuel injectors. It’s available in three versions, depending on your own power desire and skill. First, you can get an upgrade to 525 HP and 470 lb-ft, and also a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty, if you get the supercharger installed in an authorized Ford/Lincoln dealership. Those who want more power can get the second version, which boosts output to 624 HP and 536 lb-ft, but with no warranty. Last but not least, for proper gearheads, you can just buy the components and fit them to your Mustang’s engine on your own, for whatever power rating you want.
The first stage starts at $7,199, the second starts at $7,499 while the last one is just $6,499.
It was previewed by a track-only race car and rumored heavily a few weeks ago, but the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 has now been formally unveiled.
The Boss is back and Blue Oval muscle car fans will be certainly pleased with what it’s packing under the hood. Power comes from an upgraded version of the new 5.0-liter V8, capable of 440 HP with 380 lb-ft of torque. A lot of upgrades were added, including ones from the track-only Boss 302R. We have a short-throw shifter, new suspension, upgraded brakes and a new clutch.
The result of these new parts and the extensive fine tuning from Ford? The muscle car is faster than a BMW M3 Coupe around the Laguna Seca track.
As you can imagine, the Boss 302 certainly looks the part, with special paint jobs available, including Competition Orange, Performance White, Kona Blue Metallic, Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat Metallic and Race Red. Special decals reminiscent of the old 1969 Boss Mustang are also available.
In honor of the Boss’ revival, a special Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition will be made, boasting unique exterior as well as a retuned chassis, stiffer body and improved aerodynamics.
Pricing has yet to be revealed, but you can enjoy the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 both in the photo gallery below and after the jump in a video released by the Blue Oval.
Photo Gallery: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
The 2011 Ford Mustang definitely impressed a lot of people at the beginning of the year, especially with its new 5.0-liter V8, capable of 412 HP in the GT version.
Afterwards, the Blue Oval revealed the track-only Ford Boss 302R Mustang, which has already been seeing race duty during the 2010 season. As you can imagine the revived Boss name sparked a lot of rumors, concerning a road-legal Boss Mustang.
Now, according to the announcers from a recent Grand-Am race, the actual 2011 Ford Boss Mustang might be unveiled in the middle of August, more specifically on August 13th. The unveil will take place at the Laguna Seca track, and be a part of the Pebble Beach week.
According to the announcers, the Boss Mustang will pack an upgraded 5.0-liter V8, capable of around 430 HP, and with a price tag of just $30,000. Besides the improved output, the Boss Mustang will also feature plenty of racing-spec features from Multimatic, the motorsport company responsible for the Boss 302R.
So, are you excited about this upgraded muscle car? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
A few weeks ago, we revealed to you the first sketches of a mighty impressive one-off customization project: the 2011 Ford Mustang SR-71 Blackbird.
As its name suggested, the tuned Mustang borrowed styling cues from the iconic SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, and was set to be auctioned off at the EAA AirVenture event, to benefit the Young Eagles program.
The car was thoroughly customized by two of the biggest players in the business, Shelby and Roush Performance, together with Ford Racing. The result was a badder and more powerful Mustang, thanks to a new Whipple supercharger and other performance parts.
The whole package definitely struck a chord with AirVenture visitors, as the car sold for an impressive $375,000. In case you’re not the lucky guy or gal who got their hands on this unique Mustang, you can at least admire it in the photos above.
Ford fans shouldn’t miss the RM auction set to be held on August 12 during the Sports & Classics week at Monterey.
During a special evening held only for its models, the Blue Oval will be offering some stunning concepts which were revealed between 2000 and 2004.
Among the concepts set to be auctioned off are 2001 Lightning Rod Concept, the 2001 Forty Nine Concept, the 2003 Supercharged Thunderbird Concept and the 2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept.
Most importantly however is the gorgeous 2004 Ford Mustang GT-R Concept, the model which kickstarted the new life of the Mustang muscle car.
All of the proceeds will be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Children’s Center.
Those who want to attend should bring a hefty check book, as a lot of Ford fans are going to want to get their hands on such stunning concepts.
If you like your Ford Mustang models to come with a bit of customization, then you certainly know of the biggest names in the business, Shelby and Roush.
Given their rivalry, the two companies haven’t exactly seen eye to eye over the years, but now, for a special charity project, both Caroll Shelby and Jack Roush have teamed up to build a unique ‘Stang model.
The 2011 Ford Mustang GT SR-71 Blackbird, as its name suggests, started out as a regular Mustang GT, but was customized with elements borrowed from the iconic SR-71 Blackbird airplane.
Among the modifications made to the model, we find things like a black and gray matte exterior paint job, special SVT wheels, a roll cage, as well as a Ford Racing supercharger coupled with a new high-flow exhaust system. On the inside, the sports Recaro seats boast the signature of both Shelby and Roush.
This unique Ford Mustang will be auctioned off at the EAA AirVenture, benefiting the Young Eagles charity program. It will be showcased on July 27 in the Ford hangar of the AirVenture, and sold on July 29 to the highest bidder.
Source: Roush and Shelby via Autoblog
Ford has just announced that the top of the Mustang range, the 2011 Shelby GT500, will see its production limited to just 5,500 units.
The measure, according to the Blue Oval, is to maintain exclusivity. In order to bust speculation about low sales, Ford also revealed that over 3,300 orders have been received.
Better yet, it seems that people who want the 550 HP Shelby GT500 want it with a lot of options. Statistics from Ford point out that three times as many coupes have been ordered with the $1,995 glass roof option than regular ones. Also, people are ordering the $3,995 performance package like crazy, with more than 68% of new Shelby GT500 models being equipped with it.
In case you’re thinking about getting your own performance Mustang, then you should know that the Shelby GT500 starts from $49,495, without any option. Also, you might want to hurry up, as the remaining muscle cars are definitely going to sell like hot cakes.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is one of the most respected drivers from the Formula D drifting championship, taking his Ford Mustang sideways more times than anyone can count. Rob Dyrdek is one of the most respected skateboarders in the USA, known for his flamboyant schemes.
So, what do you get when you combine the two personalities during the MTV show ‘Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory’?
You get a skateboard car.
Essentially, the guys took one of Gittin Jr.’s drifting Mustangs and fitted a grind plate on its underside, in order to cope with the rails and tricks a skateboard is usually subjected to. Afterwards, the car was taken to a custom skateboard course, complete with quarter pipes, rails and ramps, where the two guys went wild.
Hit the jump to check out a small video of the drifting shenanigans, and tune in to MTV on June 12 at 9:30 pm ET/PT to check out the full show.
One of the most iconic muscle cars in America, the Ford Mustang, is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014, so for traditional Mustang tuner Shelby, it’s never too early to start thinking about that special occasion.
In a recent interview with MotorTrend, Shelby American’s current CEO, John Luft, said that the company is working closely with the Blue Oval to release something extremely special, not just a Mustang with a few badges on it.
According to the exec, tuning legend and founder of the company, Caroll Shelby, has been spending some time at the Dearborn, Michigan, headquarters of Ford, in order to really straighten out the celebrations for the ‘Stang’s half century birthday.
Until then though, Luft also hinted that track-ready ‘R’ models might be resurrected, seeing as how the 2011 Mustang is moving beyond its muscle car, drag-ready image, to a more balanced, racing persona. If you want to celebrate the Mustang’s birthday early, don’t forget that the 2011 Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 are already up for sale.
Ford scored a major win a few months ago, when the EPA clocked the fuel average on the new 2011 Mustang V6 version at 31 mpg. This made the muscle car be the first 300+ HP (305 HP to be exact) model to achieve such an average.
Now, a team of Ford engineers took the 3.7-liter V6-powered ‘Stang at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, to see if it can do 1,000 laps on the 0.533-mile course with just one tank of gas.
The Mustang didn’t disappoint, and actually managed, at an average speed of 43.9 mph, to do 1,457 laps in 17 hours and 40 minutes. The end figures were: 776.5 miles driven with a fantastic average of 48.5 mpg.
*ahem*Hybrid Prius says what?*ahem*
Hit the jump to see two videos of the 1,000 lap challenge achieved by the 2011 Ford Mustang V6.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one mighty impressive model and one of the few which can actually put up a fight against the big ol’ American muscle cars, like the Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro.
But seeing as two aforementioned rides have gotten an increase in power with the 2011 model year, the Genesis Coupe is lagging behind.
Not for long though, as the South Korean company is preparing a bored out version of the already popular 4.6-liter Tau V8 engine, taking its displacement figure to a nice and round 5.0-liters.
Officially, this upgraded engine will be put to use in the 2011 Genesis Sedan and the new Equus. Unofficially though, sources are saying that the 5.0-liter V8 is also going to be squeezed into the Genesis Coupe, in order to really take the fight to the 2011 Ford Mustang, which has its own 5.0-liter V8 engine.
Performance and power ratings prove that, with the new engine, the South Korean model has the upper hand on the Yankee muscle, with 429 HP beating the ‘Stang’s 412 HP. The Blue Oval pony car does develop more torque, 390 lb-ft, as opposed to Hyundai’s 376 lb-ft, but it will still be one heck of a battle.
Hyundai hasn’t revealed if the 5.0-liter V8 will be used by the Genesis Coupe, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if it will appear. Ford, the ball is now in your court.