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News: Introducing the 2018 Ford Mustang RTR

Ready-To-Rock

Vaughn unleashes his latest creation.

By SID297

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER 26, 2017 — After extensive testing and design development, the new 2018 Ford Mustang RTR focuses on style, drivability, performance and aerodynamic styling, making it the most dynamic, powerful and expressive Mustang RTR yet. The 2018 Mustang RTR will be available soon through select Ford Dealers globally, offering turnkey packages with over 700 horsepower.
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Tech: VMP Performance Focus RS SEMA Build

SEMA Bound

VMP Builds an RS Street-Fighter.

By SID297

One new Ford that I have been itching to spend more time in is the potent Focus RS.  With over 300HP on tap and AWD keeping that power planted the car definitely has the makings for a very fun ride.  But everyone here on SVTP knows that modded is preferable to stock, and SVTP Vendor VMP Performance certainly knows how to mod.  So when I first heard that they were building an RS for the 2017 SEMA show I knew I wanted to dig in and learn more about this project.

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News: FPRP Gen 1 Coyote Crate Engine

Generational Power

Gen 2 Upgrades for Gen 1 Owners.

By SID297

DEARBORN – Since its introduction in 2011, the Ford Performance 5.0L Coyote crate engine has been an enthusiast favorite and a staple of Ford’s Mustang GT lineup. With the 2015 model year came the first major design changes to the 5.0L Coyote engine, creating a market for 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners looking to install a new Coyote engine compatible with their model year. Out of this, Ford Performance developed the new 5.0L Coyote Long Block, Gen 1 crate engine which brings the improvements made to the 2015-2017 Coyote (Gen 2) crate engine to 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners.

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News: 2018 Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2

Achievement Unlocked

Best Ford Level II Yet.

By SID297

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 23, 2017 – Evenings in the garage. Weekends at the track. Gearheads everywhere can appreciate the extra time and effort the Mustang team took to quickly prototype and hone the Performance Pack Level 2 for the new 2018 Ford Mustang GT.  “A passion to create something special is what really drove this project,” said Tom Barnes, Mustang vehicle engineering manager. “And that really showed in the off-the-clock way we went about doing our work.”

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American Muscle Install – Vortech V-3 Si-Trim

Hot Lap

Power to the People.

By SID297

 

Several years ago SVTP Vendor American Muscle took the plunge and got in deep with their original content video production, and I have to say that the production value and content is top notch.  Take the latest episode of their Hot Lab series for example.  Stephanie Wood, an AM staffer, walks you through the installation of a Vortech V-3 Si-Trim supercharger kit on an S-197 Mustang GT.  From tear-down to test-drive drive she discusses the finer points of the entire process and supporting mod choices.  The episode is capped off with some dyno runs and a trip to the drag strip for some real world results.

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