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2011 SEMA Ford Mustang Coverage

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Ford Mustangs at SEMA 2011

After weeks of anticipation and previews the 2011 SEMA Show is finally here, and for the next several days we’ll be bringing you comprehensive coverage of all things Ford Mustang from the show floor here at the Las Vegas Convention Center. From news to new products to show cars and everything in between, you can be sure we’ll have it all. We will be updating this page regularly with the latest content throughout the week, so be sure to check back often to see the latest in-depth articles and high-resolution photo galleries.

SEMA 2011: Galpin Widebody Mustang Boss 302-X

We’ve been following the progress of this custom Mustang Boss 302 since we first saw it under construction at Galpin Auto Sports, and now it’s finally been unveiled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. So what’s so special about this Boss 302? For starters, Galpin has given it their trademark widebody treatment, adding an incredible nine inches to the width of the car via hand-made steel body panels. The exterior is finished off with a one-off PPG matte orange …

SEMA 2011: Shelby GT500 Super Snake Widebody

Earlier this week we showed you a preview of this very special Shelby GT500 Super Snake while it was still under construction at Galpin Auto Sports. The car is now finished and is on center stage at Galpin’s display here at the 2011 SEMA Show. In addition to the standard features of the Super Snake, this particular car has been fitted with one of Galpin Auto Sport’s custom made widebody kits, adding no less than nine inches of width and fitting massive …

SEMA 2011: Creations n’ Chrome Boy Racer Mustang

Creations n’ Chrome made quite a splash at SEMA last year with their Pony Girl Mustang, and they’ve returned for another year with the Boy Racer Mustang. We gave you a preview of the car last week, but it’s amazing how the indoor lighting of the Las Vegas Convention Center has transformed the look of the red chrome paint. As the name implies, though, this isn’t just a show car. Under the hood is Vortech’s V-3 Si-Trim supercharger system mated with a Boss …

SEMA 2011: Forgiato Wheels Widebody Mustang

Forgiato produces various sizes and designs of forged wheels, and some of their latest are fitted to this custom 2012 Mustang in the Ford booth. The wheels are simply massive – 21×10.5 in the front and 22×13 in the rear, wrapped with Pirelli tires. The exterior features a widebody kit fabricated by TC Designs complimented by a 3d Carbon front and rear fascia and a Trufiber ram-air hood, all finished in a custom PPG matte finish. Under the hood is a polished …

SEMA 2011: MRT Performance TKO Mustang

Last year at SEMA MRT debuted their Predator Mustang, and for 2011 they have followed that up with TKO Mustang. Based on the 2012 Mustang V6, the TKO Mustang was given the full road racing treatment with a ProCharger supercharger system, full exhaust, oil cooling and rear axle cooling systems, H&R coilover suspension, Baer brakes, 10-point roll cage and more. Amazingly, the car is still street legal and MRT has installed a Rockford Fosgate audio …

SEMA 2011: H&R Springs Mustang

H&R Springs might be experts in developing high performance suspension products, but they know how to build a custom Mustang just as well. The custom Grabber Blue Mustang on display in the Ford booth features plenty of H&R products including their coilover sport suspension, front and rear sway bars, Trak+ wheel spacers and Triple C camber adjustment bolts, but there’s plenty of other upgrades as well. The exterior benefits from a Street Scene …

SEMA 2011: Roush Stage 3 Premier Edition Mustang

Yesterday at SEMA Roush unveiled their latest Mustang, the Stage 3 Premier Edition. This special edition Mustang has all the features of the standard Stage 3 like a 540 horsepower supercharged V8, Roush body kit and suspension system, but is set apart by a new color options package that includes twelve different Sherwin-Williams Planet Color paints. The special paint, which is used for the base vehicle color as well as on the graphics and accent …

SEMA 2011: Petty’s Garage Signature Series Mustang

This week at SEMA Petty’s Garage unveiled the third car in their line of vehicles, the Signature Series Mustang. The company says that they will produce fifty examples of the Mustang, the first of which is on display at the BASF booth here in Las Vegas. The Signature Series Mustang’s main highlight is the Petty Blue paint specially made by BASF, complimented by Ford Racing lower front and rear fascias, a custom 2.5-inch cowl hood, a Petty Signature …

SEMA 2011: Tjin Edition Mustang Convertible

Last year Neil Tjin wowed us with his supercharged 2011 Mustang GT, and he’s back again this year with a 2012 Convertible painted in eye-catching Dupont Bright Orange paint. The Tjin Edition Mustang also features a full Street Scene Equipment body kit, 20-inch Forgestar wheels, a Baer big brake kit with 6P calipers and a custom Air Lift adjustable air suspension system. Inside is a black leather and yellow diamond stitched interior, an ACE steering …

SEMA 2011: Saleen debuts S302 Speedster with new options, matte black paint

The last several years Saleen has showed off a new car or features, debuting their S281 Mustang in 2009 and a an S302 Mustang with custom colors and carbon fiber parts in 2010. This year the company has brought a new offering again in the form of the S302 Speedster. This is the first time we’ve seen Saleen show the Speedster look with the current Mustang platform, a $1,500 option for S302 models, and we have to say it looks pretty good. The car also has …

SEMA 2011: Saleen Speedlab 01-R Mustang

Saleen’s stealthy S302 Speedster wasn’t the only car in their booth here at the 2011 SEMA Show. Also on display was their Speedlab 01-R Mustang that recently won the NASA American Iron championship for the Mid-Atlantic region with driver Chris Cobetto behind the wheel. The race car is quite a bit different than your standard S302 with a stripped interior and roll cage, huge front splitter and rear wing, HRE wheels and Tiger Racing vented …

SEMA 2011: Heins Motorsports Mustang Boss 302RS

This week at SEMA Heins Motorsports debuted this custom Mustang race car purpose-built from the ground up to compete in SCCA and NASA classes. This 2011 Mustang Boss 302 has been thoroughly modified to reduce weight, improve aerodynamics, and minimize lift at high speeds by use of a Steeda Q-Series functional front fascia, hood, and rear spoiler, and a 3d Carbon rear fascia. On the inside, the functional racing interior features a high-strength, light …

SEMA 2011: “Last Ride” Mustang tribute to Joe Gosinski

Earlier this year we told you about a very unique project called the “Last Ride”, a Mustang being built as a dedication to the late Joe Gosinski, the owner of Chicane Sport Tuning in Torrance, CA, who was found murdered in his shop last year to the dismay of the Mustang community. The project car is the idea of Sal Valdez, a customer and close friend to Gosinski, who wanted to build one last car with the Chicane name. At the time Valdez had a long …

SEMA 2011: Steeda Widebody Mustang

Last year at SEMA Steeda debuted their impressive Q650 Streetfighter Mustang featuring their various suspension products, Steeda bodywork and a Ford Racing supercharger system. Steeda is back for this year, with this custom widebody Mustang on display in the Nitto Tire booth. The custom bodywork comes courtesy of Galpin Auto Sports, accented by Forgiato 22-inch wheels, Nitto Invo tires and subtle Steeda Sidewinder graphics. The suspension …

SEMA 2011: Hillbank Motorsports HBR Mustang

Tucked away near the back of the Las Vegas convention center is this Grabber Blue Mustang GT on display at the Trufiber display. Built by Hillbank Motorsports, the HBR Mustang is a showcase for Trufiber parts featuring their carbon fiber front splitter, grille, hood, side skirts, side mirror covers, rear quarter window covers, trunk, rear wing and rear diffuser. Trufiber has even outfitted the engine bay with their carbon fiber radiator cover, engine cover, valve covers …

SEMA 2011: Paul Brown’s championship-winning Mustang Boss 302S

It’s no exaggeration to say that Paul Brown had an incredible year in the SCCA World Challenge this year. After Brown and his Tiger Racing team built the Boss 302S race car prototype, they proceeded to take the checkered flag in five of the twelve races, finished on the podium in four additional races, led more laps than any other driver and captured the GTS class drivers championship. To celebrate the success of the Tiger Racing Mustang Boss 302S, Eibach …

Matching 1967 and 2012 Shelby GT500s to be raffled off for charity

For the last several years a pair of Mustangs have been raffled off to benefit wounded veterans. Last year a matching pair of Boss 302 Mustangs, both painted in Calypso Coral, were raffled with the proceeds going to the Healing Heroes Network. This year at SEMA the newest prizes were announced – a set of 1967 and 2012 Shelby GT500s, with the money raised from the raffle going to benefit the WorldCause Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America and …

SEMA 2011: Johnny Sparks’ “Reversion” Mustang

Of all the Mustangs at SEMA, the one we were most excited to see in person was this custom 2011 Mustang built by John Heermann. We’ve seen modern Mustangs converted to to a vintage look before, but what makes this particular car special is that 23-year-old Heermann, whose nickname is Johnny Sparks, built the car completely by himself. Obviously, transforming the 2011 Mustang into its current form took quite a considerable amount of work …

SEMA 2011: Kenny Brown GT-4T Mustang Convertible

Mustang legend Kenny Brown has brought his latest creation to the 2011 SEMA Show, a Mustang Convertible nicknamed the “Mango Tango”. The car features Brown’s latest parts available for the S197 Mustang including his GT-4T chassis and suspension package as well as his new twin-turbo system that boosts the 4.6-liter V8 to 550 horsepower. This particular car also features a Tiger Racing hood with heat extractor, Sparco seats and harnesses, Sport Rally …

SEMA 2011: Ring Brothers 1965 Mustang “Producer”

The Ring Brothers consistently bring amazing cars to SEMA every year. Last year they showed off the 1970 Mustang “Dragon” and a 1966 Mustang race car, each of which impressed in their own way. For 2011 they have brought yet another Mustang, a 1965 Mustang Fastback nicknamed the “Producer”. The car certainly does produce – 740 horsepower from the 351/427 strocker V8 built by Keith Craft that uses and Edelbrock Super Victor 4 barrel intake, Holley …

SEMA 2011: Lindsey Bradley’s 1965 Mustang Fastback “The Silver Fox”

If there was an award for the cleanest Mustang here at SEMA, then Lindsey Bradley’s 1965 Fastback would most certainly be in contention. Bradley says he originally started out building the car as a driver, using a barely running 6-cylinder example as a base, but like many projects it spiraled into a full blown show car. “I wanted to do a ’65 Mustang the way it might have been hand-built if it were a very small production European car,” Bradley tells us, and …

SEMA 2011: 1971 Ford Mustang “Pegasus”

There aren’t too many 1971 Mustangs featured at SEMA, but this example built by Goolsby Customs is definitely worth a closer look. Nicknamed “Pegasus”, this pony car has been given a complete makeover with the front end shortened by six inches and a rear end has been redesigned to feature a pass-through spoiler. The revised bodywork has been mated to a new Fast Track Mustang chassis designed by the Roadster Shop, and under the hood is a …

SEMA 2011: Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 1969 Mustang RTR-X makes a return appearance

At SEMA last year Vaughn Gittin Jr. took the wraps off his 1969 Mustang RTR-X. At the time he promised the car wouldn’t be a trailer queen, saying “this car is built to be driven. This thing is not just going to sit on a trailer and go from show to show. We are going to be beating this beautiful machine up.” Gittin was true to his word, as we witnessed him complete the first shakedown test of the …

SEMA 2011: Filip Trojanek’s 1966 Widebody Mustang Race Car

This 1966 Mustang coupe stood out in the crowd of show cars here at SEMA with its four-inch fender flares and huge front splitter and rear wing. Owned by Filip Trojanek, this Mustang is built purely for road racing with a CorteX SLA front suspension and watts linkage, Öhlins TTX coilover suspension, and Jongbloed 18-inch split-spoke racing wheels and Stoptech brakes both front and rear. Inside is a CorteX roll cage built by Kertz Fabrication, OMP race seats and …

SEMA 2011: Dynacorn 1964 1/2 to 1966 Mustang Convertible body shell in detail

Last week Ford officially announced that they were partnering with Dynacorn to offer customers reproduction body shells for the 1964 1/2 to 1966 Mustang Convertibles. The new body shell is the latest Mustang in the Dynacorn lineup, which also includes the 1967 Fastback and Convertible as well as the 1969-1970 Fastback. The new convertible body shells are constructed of higher grade steel than original bodies, and modern welding techniques also …

SEMA 2011: Scosche dash kit for the 2010+ Mustang available at end of November

Last year at SEMA Scosche unveiled their new double din dash kit for the 2010+ Mustang, promising that they would be available to customers in the early part of 2011. Production issues delayed the availability of the dash kit, but Scosche now tells us that customers will now be able to get their hands on one at the end of November (just in time for Christmas!). The FD1441B installation kit incorporates a full color, touch screen air conditioning …

Ford Racing officially announces TracKey is 50-state legal, available starting today

Today at the SEMA Show Ford announced that the TracKey, which allows Mustang Boss 302 owners to choose between street or track powertrain calibrations by simply selecting a key, is now available for purchase at Ford dealers nationwide. Developed by a team of Ford engineers, TracKey is an aftermarket high performance calibration – emissions-legal in all 50 states – that adds a second set of powertrain control module (PCM) software to a customer’s …

New Mustang Products at the 2011 SEMA Show

The 2011 SEMA Show is just a day away, but before we start bringing you live coverage from Las Vegas we are bringing you a preview of some of the new parts that will be introduced. Manufacturers will be unveiling a wide range of parts from air intake systems, suspension components, transmission upgrades, shifters, fuel systems and more. You can see all the new Mustang products from the 2011 SEMA show below, and be sure to check back over the next …




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