Tech: VMP Gen2 TVS Supercharger

Edge of Tomorrow VMP’s second-generation supercharger maximizes 2.3-liter TVS technology By Steve Turner Photos courtesy of VMP Superchargers Since the dawn of the Terminator in 2003, the positive-displacement supercharger has become a mainstay in the lexicon of Ford performance. As the first factory supercharged Mustang, the ’03 Cobra entered the world with an Eaton M112 […]

Edge of Tomorrow

VMP’s second-generation supercharger maximizes 2.3-liter TVS technology

By Steve Turner

Photos courtesy of VMP Superchargers

Since the dawn of the Terminator in 2003, the positive-displacement supercharger has become a mainstay in the lexicon of Ford performance. As the first factory supercharged Mustang, the ’03 Cobra entered the world with an Eaton M112 supercharger, a traditional Roots supercharger that, obviously, displaces 112 cubic inches of air. This configuration ushered in an era of easy supercharger swaps with more efficient blowers easily supplanting the stock unit. Continue reading

Feature: Ford Performance Days

Speed Thrills Ford showed the media it is committed to the engineering benefits of racing By Steve Turner Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company You may recall that I recently had the opportunity to ride along with a Ford engineer in a 2015 Ecoboost Mustang. Believe it or not, that was but a minor aspect […]

Speed Thrills

Ford showed the media it is committed to the engineering benefits of racing

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

You may recall that I recently had the opportunity to ride along with a Ford engineer in a 2015 Ecoboost Mustang. Believe it or not, that was but a minor aspect of a much larger Ford media event held in and around the racing hotbed that is Concord, North Carolina. Yes, as cool as the first ride in a Mustang was, it was not the most amazing experience I had that day.

Continue reading

Opinion: 2015 Mustang Weight

Heavy Remorse If the 2015 Mustang is heavier than its predecessor, would it really be a surprise? By Steve Turner Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company If the Internet had a favorite car, you’d have to think the Mustang is one of the leading candidates for that title. This is especially true during the news-cycle […]

Heavy Remorse

If the 2015 Mustang is heavier than its predecessor, would it really be a surprise?

By Steve Turner

Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

If the Internet had a favorite car, you’d have to think the Mustang is one of the leading candidates for that title. This is especially true during the news-cycle courtship that takes place leading up to the release of an all-new Mustang. With a public hungry for new intelligence, the vacuum left between official news releases creates a viral breeding ground.

Continue reading

Caption Contest

In the Raw Make us laugh and you just might score an SVTP sticker By Steve Turner Who doesn’t love a good double entendre? Now if you aren’t a photographer, you might not get this dude’s shirt. You see, camera RAW is a digital camera image format that allows more post-shot tweaking than your more […]

In the Raw

Make us laugh and you just might score an SVTP sticker

By Steve Turner

Who doesn’t love a good double entendre? Now if you aren’t a photographer, you might not get this dude’s shirt. You see, camera RAW is a digital camera image format that allows more post-shot tweaking than your more traditional formats because it packs a lot of photographic information into a large file size. These files are not ready for use, and must be processed first, so some think of them as the digital equivalent of film negatives.

Continue reading

Tech: Hellion Twin-Turbo Raptor

Double Trouble Blow-By Racing and Hellion Power Systems multiply the SVT Raptor’s fun by two turbos By Steve Turner Photos courtesy of Steve Gelles/Blow-By Racing and Hellion Power Systems Ford Special Vehicle Team main man Jamal Hameedi called on his background with the company’s Rough Rider off-road racing trucks to create one of the biggest […]

Double Trouble

Blow-By Racing and Hellion Power Systems multiply the SVT Raptor’s fun by two turbos

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Steve Gelles/Blow-By Racing and Hellion Power Systems

Ford Special Vehicle Team main man Jamal Hameedi called on his background with the company’s Rough Rider off-road racing trucks to create one of the biggest performance vehicle success stories in recent Blue Oval memory. The SVT Raptor is equally at home cruising across desert terrain at triple-digit speeds as it is cruising the streets. Those attributes have contributed to its success.

Continue reading

Ford SVT Car and Truck News