No this isn't Ray Wert's version of a pr0n film, well, OK maybe it is, but that's not exactly what this is all about. While Ford is telling the world about it's V6 305HP Mustang getting 31MPG on the highway, the kids from Gorillaz have a video out for their new album that's a mixture of Mad Max, Sin City and Gumball Rally.
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Sure you've watched cars pull massive wheelies when they launch on a drag strip, but how many do you see get up in the wheelie bars at the 1/8th mile!! I think this car is making a bit of boost about 700 feet out!
Even Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson yelling POWER might say, oh, that's a bit much maybe.
The information on this has been leaking out since the day of the press event. There are many well known websites that broke the embargo, we chose not to jump on board with that and just wait till the agreed upon time. I know, this is a shocking turn of events in the web world of FIRST and GOTCHYA.
Here are the detail highlights of the new motor.
412 HP @6500 RPM 390TQ @4250 RPM on PREMIUM FUEL. Horsepower drops to 402 on 87 Octane fuel.
Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Both intake and exhaust are independent and variable)
Aluminium Four Bolt main with Two Cross Bolts per main 11mm & 9mm bolts
Nodular Iron main caps
Forged Steel crank with full counterweights
Forged powder metal "I" beam rods with floating pins
Composite Intake Manifold
Crossflow cooling with intake manifold cooled first
80mm Throttle Body
Main chain drives outboard cam, secondary cam drives inboard cam
5% better head flow than GT500 heads
10 pounds heavier than outgoing 4.6 3V motor.
Wide band airflow management with active knock and tip in management
Also announced was the Boss 302R:
Ford Racing is introducing the BOSS 302R, a factory-built race car ready for track days and road racing in a number of Grand-Am, SCCA and NASA classes. Each base model of the Mustang BOSS 302R will come with a 5.0-liter four-valve engine, six-speed manual transmission, a roll cage, race seats, safety harness, data acquisition and race dampers/springs, and a Brembo brake and tire package. Price will be $79,000
We are already up to episode #13 and we talk about the things that did and didn't happen at the LA Auto Show, and the less than show in Miami of the Audi A8.
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Sunday, May 31st there was a car show put on by the local SAAC (Shelby American Automobile Club) that happened on the grounds of Ford's World Headquarters. Out time was short there, but we were able to put this video together. Make sure to click the HD button to see it in it's best format. If you'd like to see the individual pics have a look at them on out Flickr page