Articles Archive for February 2010
Less than four months after custom coachbuilder Classic Recreations announced the Officially-Licensed 1967 Shelby G.T.500CR continuation car program at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the first prototype made its debut in the same city but with a very different setting.
Details of the reborn supercar have been a closely guarded secret, but on February 25th, 2010, the first GT500CR prototype was photographed near the Shelby American facility in Las Vegas, prior to an all-Shelby weekend where car owners and NASCAR fans gathered to …
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The Ford Mustang is a platform that people love to customize, but many of the ways to accomplish that can get quite expensive and time-consuming. ROUSH® Performance has now made available a variety of vinyl stripe options for 2005 to 2011 Mustangs that can quickly and inexpensively turn a “one of many” Mustang into a “one-of-a-kind” trick pony.
By mixing-and-matching among different top, side, hood and roof stripes, there are more than 500 different ROUSH configurations available. Customers are able to choose complete pre-designed …
Those who attend the 2010 Shelby American Sprint Cup NASCAR race will see the 2011 Shelby GT350, built by Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), make history as it paces the Las Vegas NASCAR race on February 28. It will be the first opportunity for the public to see the supercharged supercar at speed and the first time for a Shelby GT350 to pace a NASCAR event when the car circles the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for …
The new 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 has a surprise in store for true performance enthusiasts – an optional SVT Performance Package. One lap around the racetrack, and drivers will feel the difference.
Data show the 2011 coupe with the SVT Performance Package is 3.0 seconds faster per lap than the 2010 Shelby GT500 on a 2.3-mile test track. Cars with the optional package will be able to pull 1.0 lateral g, with stopping distances improved by 7 percent versus the base 2011 Shelby.
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Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) engineers are taking high performance to a new level with the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, resulting in a car that has an all-new aluminum-block engine, even better driving dynamics and handling, improved fuel economy and more horsepower than ever.
“The SVT team continues to push the performance standards of the Shelby to even higher levels and better refinement,” said Jost Capito, director of global performance vehicles and motorsports business development. “All the changes we made reflect a desire for …
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Vortech has announced a new air induction system for the GT500 that replaces the stock intake system. Constructed of high quality, 100% carbon fiber with an aluminum heat shield, the upgraded intake system features a 123mm MAF housing, 6″ x 9″ high flow air filter, and integrated breather and bypass fittings designed to work with the OEM hoses. The system is compatible with the OEM supercharger, the Ford Racing TVS supercharger, and the Lysholm 3300 supercharger. Pricing is set at $599.95. Visit www.vortechsuperchargers.com for more information.
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The average American will hold 10 different jobs between the ages of 18 and 38, averaging a different job every two years. Whether it’s a lack of job satisfaction or simply moving onto greener pastures, the current generation of workers doesn’t seem to hold a job for very long.
Whatever the reason, it can be hard for companies to find loyal employees. Such as Carlos Duran. He’s been working at Saleen for 12 years, starting as a shipping clerk and working through the rankings to eventually become the sales manager for …