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04-17-2011, 12:04 PM #1
Introducing the SVTPerformance 2012 Mustang GT
Introducing the SVTPerformance 2012 Mustang GT
This has been a long time coming. For years we have been planning on getting a feature car for SVTP. Well the wait is finally over. A few days ago we picked up our new project car, a Yellow Blaze 2012 Mustang GT. It's a base model GT with 3.73s, Brembos, the reverse sensing system and security package, and that’s about it. This is not a very heavily optioned car, and we bought it this way for a reason. The way we look at, the fewer options the car has the more areas we’ll have to improve.
Speaking of improvements, that brings us to the purpose of the GT. It will be a test bed for tons of parts from vendors located all over the country. Our goal is to provide factual and unbiased information about as many aftermarket products as we can to the SVTP community. We intend for our reporting to be no-holds-barred, and the best quality available. We already have intakes, tunes, suspension mods, and possibly a couple of blowers lined up and ready to be installed and tested. We basically bought this car to provide the SVTP community with accurate, unbiased, and expansive information about the parts they may consider installing on their cars.
What will set this series of articles apart from most others you have seen is that this car will not be a static “build” or “project car.” This will be an ever evolving project. The combination will always be changing. We will revisit prior installed and removed parts to study how they interact with our newest mods. Parts will be going on and coming off of this car at record pace. We want to install full suspension systems, mix and match components, try different combinations, and then do it all over again in a different way. We believe this will be a truly exciting and deeply informative series for anyone interested in the new 5.0 powered Mustang GT.
Below are some photos of the car. If there is a particular part or combination of parts you’d like to see installed, tested, and reviewed feel free to post it up.
Here she is as she sat on the showroom floor.
We had to dealership refrain from performing an pre-delivery cleaning or prep. We wanted to peel the plastic ourselves (a little habit I picked up when I bought my 04 Lightning).
She only had 8.8 miles on her when delivered. I find that strangely fitting.
The glorious 5.0 Liter power plant.
Probably as clean as it will ever will be underneth. I find it disappointing that Ford still doesn't paint or coat the axles on these cars.
Anyone want to do an over/under on how long these mufflers will be on the car?
Let's hope these mileage estimates are true.
I love the shape of this hood.
Still has her shipping plastic intact.
SVTP keychain, the only way to travel.
Cross Roads Ford in Cary, NC. Great dealership if you're ever in need of one.
Time to go home.
The Yellow Blaze paint is a three stage paint, and the color really changes a lot depending on the lighting conditions.
One of my biggest complaints about the base Mustang GT is the rubber steering wheel. In my opinion all GT's should come with a leather wrapped wheel. Rest assured that this one will be replaced with a superior unit in short order.
When I said I wanted the dealer not to prep the car I meant it.
If you look closely you may be able to see that this label has the date of manufacture on it, 2/22/11.
Probably just going to ignore this text.
These pics were taken after its first bath. Notice how much the color varies with the light. While it's no Mystichrome, it does change quite a bit.
This is one of my favorite pics.
-CheersSilver 04 Lightning (aka The Defiant) Build date: 04/19/04 Delivered: 5/15/04
Let's crank up the boost and see what shakes loose.
04-17-2011, 12:09 PM #2
- Join Date
- August 2010
Absolutely gorgeous! I'm falling in love with Yellow Blaze more and more, looks fantastic in the sun with all the flakes!
04-17-2011, 12:16 PM #3
Sweet car and incredible color. Can't wait to see the threads about what you throw at it.
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04-17-2011, 12:30 PM #6
welp, thats my 2nd fav color now. sickA vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil.
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” - John Quincy Adams
04-17-2011, 12:39 PM #7
Real nice. Congrats to you and svtp!
Center exhaust sound clip-------> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=156XZ4_mMS8
04-17-2011, 12:59 PM #8
Did they just cancel the warranty on your way out the door?2004 Cobra, black
MGW shifter, Borla Stinger, JLT RAI, H&R Race Springs, MM C&C Plates, Stiffler sub-frame connectors
04-17-2011, 01:04 PM #9
- Join Date
- May 2010
- Augusta, GA
I'll be following this closely. I know you aren't going to disappoint.
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04-17-2011, 01:16 PM #11
Looks like mustard lol
04-17-2011, 01:18 PM #12
I am so tempted to sell my 99 cobra and go buy a 2011 gt so bad!!! Awsome car! Cant wait to see the upgrades get put on it!!2003 Torch Red Cobra
Kenne Bell 2.8H, Built motor, built t56, built solid axle, return style fuel system, 105 lb. hr injectors, Mach 5 wheels, Runs on E85! 24 psi!!
Tuned by Lee at Blankenship Tuning and Performance! Build #1439 of 8394
Daily Driver- 2005 F150 FX4
borla exhaust, custom tuned from Brenspeed, S&B intake, leveled, 33" Nitto Grapplers, and some cosmetics!
04-17-2011, 01:23 PM #13
I saw a clean one in person yesterday and fell in love.
Want really bad
04-17-2011, 02:33 PM #14
Beautiful car!2003 DSG cobra vert Build date 12/12/02
Borla Stinger c/b, BBK catted X, JLT RAI, reische t-stat, BF IRS brace
2009 Ford F-150 XLT
2008 Ford Escape
1993 Harley FXDL
04-17-2011, 02:42 PM #15
Very nice, really like the color.
#778 of 1010 Mystichrome Cobras
#718 of 1896 Convertibles
1/12/04 Build Date
04-17-2011, 03:48 PM #16
Very very nice car, look forward to following its progress. I guess I'm the odd ball though, would be my last color choice
Mid Atlantic Cobra Association VMP Tuned 2.3L TVS Air Ride Equipped
FOR SALE - $38,500 OBO
@baggedcobra @bobsautosports @the_raptor_project
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04-17-2011, 04:04 PM #19
- Join Date
- June 2008
No forced induction! !! Just my opinon...
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM #20
Kick ass car.2002 Ford F150 4x4
2010 Ford TT Gt500 (Sold)
2001 Ford Lightning (Sold)
04-17-2011, 05:07 PM #21
That color is very reminiscent of the Guigario(sp?) concept. Looks good and can't wait to see what is done to the car. I'm on the look out for a 5.0L myself and mods will be certain so I'm going to want to know the best route to take.02 Sonic Blue SVT Focus (Sold)
03 Black 10th Anne Coupe (Sold)
2011 Stealth Black Ducati 848 Evo
2006 F150 Harley Davidson
04-17-2011, 05:28 PM #22
Don't think I've seen that color before. Must say I like it a lot. Can't wait for the progress.
04-17-2011, 06:15 PM #23
Can I drive it?
Black 03 Lightning
# 854 of 4270
Few little mods: Flowmaster exhaust, BroncoBeater Panhard Bar, Hydroboost setup, Hellwigs anti-swaybars F/R, Punisher VB, Stifflers X-Brace.
SB 03 Cobra(RIP)
88 Mustang GT with wrecked 03 Cobras drivetrain in the works. Will hopefully be complete some time this decade.
04-17-2011, 06:57 PM #24
04-17-2011, 07:06 PM #25
I've seen that color in person. In daylight, it looks like the paint is running on batteries! Beautiful car. If I were to buy a 5.0, that would be the color!
Metco Upper with HD bracket and lower control arms from Posi
C&R Heat Exchanger from Revan Racing
JLT 127MM CIA from Revan Racing
FRPP TVS with 2.55 Pulley
CJ Twin 65 Throttle Body
KB Boost A Pump from Revan Racing