Event: Patriot Day Run

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Run to Remember Auto enthusiasts in South Florida pay tribute to those we lost on 9/11 By Steve Turner Photos courtesy of Steve Gelles/Blow-By Racing In the wake of the terrorist attacks that wounded our country and took the lives of so many Americans, we all vowed to never forget that dreadful day. If you […]

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Run to Remember

Auto enthusiasts in South Florida pay tribute to those we lost on 9/11

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Steve Gelles/Blow-By Racing

In the wake of the terrorist attacks that wounded our country and took the lives of so many Americans, we all vowed to never forget that dreadful day. If you were old enough to remember, you surely won’t forget where you were and who you were with the moment you learned of those events. It was a moment that made us all take stock of our lives and appreciate how fortunate we were to still be alive and living in the United States.
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Tech: CDC Performance Grille

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Open Wide Get GT500 style and better cooling for your 2013-2014 Mustang with CDC’s Performance Grille By Steve Turner Photos courtesy of Classic Design Concepts It’s no secret that Ford designers borrowed a few styling cues from the Shelby GT500 when they refreshed the late S197 styling on the 2013-2014 Mustang. We aren’t complaining. The […]

CDC Performance Grille Featured

Open Wide

Get GT500 style and better cooling for your 2013-2014 Mustang with CDC’s Performance Grille

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Classic Design Concepts

It’s no secret that Ford designers borrowed a few styling cues from the Shelby GT500 when they refreshed the late S197 styling on the 2013-2014 Mustang. We aren’t complaining. The cars look great, and the keen Mustang fans can easily differentiate between GTs and GT500s despite the front-end similarities.
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News: Ford Racing .99 Challenge

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Bolt-On Power More details on Ford Racing’s record-setting 2015 Mustang drag runs By Steve Turner Photos courtesy of Ford Racing Over the weekend, Ford Racing let the world in on a big secret. The factory racing division had challenged its own engineers to take the manual-transmission-equipped 2015 Ford Mustang and run quicker than 12.99-, 11.99-, […]

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Bolt-On Power

More details on Ford Racing’s record-setting 2015 Mustang drag runs

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Racing

Over the weekend, Ford Racing let the world in on a big secret. The factory racing division had challenged its own engineers to take the manual-transmission-equipped 2015 Ford Mustang and run quicker than 12.99-, 11.99-, and 10.99-second quarter-mile e.t.’s. The cars challenged to do so were the EcoBoost, naturally aspirated Mustang GT, and supercharged Mustang GT, respectively. As you no doubt heard, especially if you read our story, Ford Racing achieved its goals.
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Feature: VMP SuperRaptor

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Torque Converted VMP Tuning takes the SVT Raptor to another level with TVS boost By Steve Turner Who could have seen the Raptor mania coming? After the untimely death of the SVT Lightning, Ford SVT followed up a sport truck with one sporting a decidedly different personality. A street-going cousin of Ford’s Rough Rider off-road […]

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Torque Converted

VMP Tuning takes the SVT Raptor to another level with TVS boost

By Steve Turner

Who could have seen the Raptor mania coming? After the untimely death of the SVT Lightning, Ford SVT followed up a sport truck with one sporting a decidedly different personality. A street-going cousin of Ford’s Rough Rider off-road racers, the SVT Raptor has become a bona fide hit far beyond the desert Southwest.
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Road Trip: 2014 Fusion Titanium

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Hot Fusion The full-featured Fusion proved the perfect vessel for traveling to Hotlanta in the name of rock ’n roll By Steve Turner Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company If you have followed my musings for any length of time, you know that there are a few things that move my […]

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Hot Fusion

The full-featured Fusion proved the perfect vessel for traveling to Hotlanta in the name of rock ’n roll

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company

If you have followed my musings for any length of time, you know that there are a few things that move my universe—family, Fords, food, football, rock ’n roll, and travel. Certainly, for readers of this site, it’s the Fords that are the interesting category. Yet, you might have some interests that are outside the garage.
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News: 2015 Mustang Drag Video

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First and Fast Ford Racing beats everyone to the punch with the first 10-, 11-, and 12-second S550s By Steve Turner Taking the world by surprise on a Friday night, Ford Racing revealed the results of its drag racing efforts. The factory’s performance division recently teased us with a screen cap of an EcoBoost Mustang […]

2015 Mustang Drag Runs Featured

First and Fast

Ford Racing beats everyone to the punch with the first 10-, 11-, and 12-second S550s

By Steve Turner

Taking the world by surprise on a Friday night, Ford Racing revealed the results of its drag racing efforts. The factory’s performance division recently teased us with a screen cap of an EcoBoost Mustang hanging the hoops, and now we know that image is legit. What we also know is that Ford Racing isn’t waiting around for others to go fast in 2015 Mustangs.
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Caption Contest

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Blow Off Some Steam Post a caption, make us laugh, and you might win an SVTP decal By Steve Turner Photo by Stacy Stangz One of our favorite moments at Mustang Week is, obviously, the SVTP/Discount Tire burnout contest. It’s one of the wildest displays of tire smoke and car control—or out of control in […]

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Blow Off Some Steam

Post a caption, make us laugh, and you might win an SVTP decal

By Steve Turner
Photo by Stacy Stangz

One of our favorite moments at Mustang Week is, obviously, the SVTP/Discount Tire burnout contest. It’s one of the wildest displays of tire smoke and car control—or out of control in some cases—you will see this side of Formula Drift.
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News: 2015 Mustang Exhaust Dyno

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Loud and Proud See and hear a 2015 Mustang GT run on the chassis dyno with Magnaflow’s new Competition cat-back By Steve Turner Photos courtesy of Magnaflow If you are a regular SVTP Front Page reader—and shame on you if you aren’t—you know that we broke the news about the availability of Magnaflow’s lineup of […]

2015 Mustang Magnaflow Dyno Featured

Loud and Proud

See and hear a 2015 Mustang GT run on the chassis dyno with Magnaflow’s new Competition cat-back

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Magnaflow

If you are a regular SVTP Front Page reader—and shame on you if you aren’t—you know that we broke the news about the availability of Magnaflow’s lineup of cat- and axle-back exhaust systems for the 2015 Mustangs in all their powertrain flavors. What we didn’t know at the time was how much power could be gained by adding one of these systems. Now, in the case of the 2015 Mustang GT, we know the gains are big.
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Event: LA SAAC Car Show

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Santa Monica Dreaming The Tony Souza Memorial show had 15 special guests—2015 Mustangs By Steve Turner Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company When you visit the Los Angeles area, you can’t go wrong stopping by the pier in Santa Monica, California. It’s a view that’s served as the backdrop for numerous […]

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Santa Monica Dreaming

The Tony Souza Memorial show had 15 special guests—2015 Mustangs

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company

When you visit the Los Angeles area, you can’t go wrong stopping by the pier in Santa Monica, California. It’s a view that’s served as the backdrop for numerous TV shows and movies. The pier is really a boardwalk full of restaurants and attractions, including a Ferris wheel and a mini roller coaster. So when we learned that the Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club was having its annual show there, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning.
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Tech: Coyote Tuning with HP Tuners

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Name That Tune Tuning a VMP-boosted Coyote with HP Tuners’ powerful VCM Suite software By Steve Turner When it comes to performance, we live in glorious and wonderful times. Today’s Fords deliver great thrust right off the dealer lot, and they readily respond to modifications. However, whether those mods are minor or major, they won’t […]

HP Tuners VCM Suite Featured

Name That Tune

Tuning a VMP-boosted Coyote with HP Tuners’ powerful VCM Suite software

By Steve Turner

When it comes to performance, we live in glorious and wonderful times. Today’s Fords deliver great thrust right off the dealer lot, and they readily respond to modifications. However, whether those mods are minor or major, they won’t do much good unless you teach the car’s onboard computer to work with the new hardware.
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