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A 202 MPH Mustang?!So this has been a big year for the Ford Mustang.  New engines for 2012 mean the entry-level V6 makes over 300 horsepower and the V8 GT clears 400 horsepower.  The Boss 302 laps racetracks faster the the iconic BMW M3.  And now we have news that the upcoming Shelby GT500 will make 650 hp, 600 ft-lb of torque, and hit a confirmed 202 mile-per-hour top speed.
For those of you still thinking that the late 60’s were the golden age of the muscle car, it’s time to wake up and smell the smoking rubber. Hot damn!

A 202 MPH Mustang?!
So this has been a big year for the Ford Mustang.  New engines for 2012 mean the entry-level V6 makes over 300 horsepower and the V8 GT clears 400 horsepower.  The Boss 302 laps racetracks faster the the iconic BMW M3.  And now we have news that the upcoming Shelby GT500 will make 650 hp, 600 ft-lb of torque, and hit a confirmed 202 mile-per-hour top speed.

For those of you still thinking that the late 60’s were the golden age of the muscle car, it’s time to wake up and smell the smoking rubber. Hot damn!

November 16, 2011, 2:17pm  Permalink  

Cars that keep me skimming the classifieds:Shelby Cobra replica, from $25,000
When Carroll Shelby first shoehorned a Ford V8 into the AC Ace in 1961, he had no idea that the Cobra he had conceived would become one of the most iconic automobiles of all time. With 1960’s Cobras selling into the deep six figures at collector car auctions, these days original Shelby’s are reserved for hedge fund managers and lottery winners. But a replica with modern drivetrain, brakes and suspension components would capture the romance of driving a classic Cobra, without the hardship of actually owning one. (Photo by Factory Five Racing)

Cars that keep me skimming the classifieds:
Shelby Cobra replica, from $25,000

When Carroll Shelby first shoehorned a Ford V8 into the AC Ace in 1961, he had no idea that the Cobra he had conceived would become one of the most iconic automobiles of all time. With 1960’s Cobras selling into the deep six figures at collector car auctions, these days original Shelby’s are reserved for hedge fund managers and lottery winners. But a replica with modern drivetrain, brakes and suspension components would capture the romance of driving a classic Cobra, without the hardship of actually owning one. (Photo by Factory Five Racing)

February 16, 2011, 5:45pm  Permalink