The Blue Oval Crew starts the season on top.
By Evan Smith
Editor’s Note: This article is being reposted due to the original being lost in a data transfer.
Ford Performance kicked off the 2017 race season with great success at the World Center of Speed, Daytona International Speedway this past weekend. The new Mustang and Ford GT supercar qualified on pole (Mustang in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Ford GT in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
Direct Injection, 10R80, MagneRide, & New Styling.
By Evan Smith
Photography courtesy of Ford
Ford’s S550 2015 was a hit right out of the gate, but Mustang owners are always asking “what’s coming next?” Well, today is the day as Ford introduces the latest Mustang, which the Detroit automaker calls, the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever. It seems to be inspired by the GT350, with a lower and sleeker nose, more naturally aspirated power with quad-exhaust, and Shelby suspension technology.
New Mustang certainly makes a splash.
Just a few hours ago SVTP Member StacyStangz posted up a leaked video and a couple screen captures of the newly redesigned 2018 Ford Mustang. Interestingly, the reaction from the Mustang community has been largely negative. I suspect it will look much better in person, but this is definitely not the response Ford wanted for the new version of their Pony car. Not to mention the fact that since this video was leaked it is not supported with any accompanying information.
2018 F-150 update more than skin deep.
The fact that the 2018 F-150 was getting a 3.0 Powerstroke Diesel engine was the worst kept secret in the auto industry since the S550 Mustangs IRS. Still, the updated F-150 has a lot of changes the Ford faithful should be very excited about. Beyond the obvious new styling (which I think looks great), there are a host of powertrain updates.
Performance on Display
SVTP wraps up its coverage of PRI 2016.
PRI 2016 was chock full of go-fast goodies, and it’s safe to say that 2017 should be a pretty fruitful year for gearheads. Our friends at Race Star are introducing a fantastic looking set one-piece forged wheels, and BMR is entering a new market with their Fox-Body rear lower control arms. To cap it off Watson racing has a slew of new race parts aimed at the 1/4 mile crowd.