Posts Tagged ‘Mustang’

2010 FR500CJ Mustang “Cobra Jet”

December 2, 2009

This isn't any old Stang. It's a 2010 FR500CJ – that's CJ for ‘Cobra Jet' – made by Ford Racing and designed to go straight from showroom to dragstrip. Cobra Jets have been launching themselves down quarter-mile strips since the late 60s, and this latest car will have about 425hp and cost around $75,000.

Ford Racing built 50 cars to meet NHRA's minimum car-count standards. Ford delivers the Cobra Jet cars with a glaring 425 horsepower, a rating far under the combination's potential thanks to Ford Racing electronically controlling output so that it fits in the rules. The engine is a GT500 powerplant with a TVS blower, larger throttle body and MAF sensor, and long-tube headers amongst some other minor details. The 425 horse rating is far less than what that engine could produce.




This Snake Bites

February 17, 2009

2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 Packs a More Powerful Punch

Leave it to Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) to raise the bar in the muscle car segment to new levels.  Ford recently unveiled it's 2010 model of the Shelby GT 500 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January.  

The new Shelby GT 500 delivers more power than the previous model year ramping up the horsepower to 540, increasing the torque to 510 foot-pounds, downforce increased, and drag reduced.  The new gearbox enhancements, plus a standard 3.55.1 rear axle ratio mean that the 2010 model will deliver even better acceleration all while providing better fuel economy.

Take one look at this beast and you know it means business.  The aggressive new exterior design features new functional details such as the hood extractor to remove heat from the engine and "Gurney Flap" spoiler to tune rear downforce.  The interior is all-new as well and features world-class materials and craftmanship that create the most unique GT 500 Interior yet.

Memo to GM and Chrysler…don't say we didn't warn you.  This snake bites…and packs the most potent power ever from a factory Mustang.