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03 cobra toy
09-28-2004, 01:08 PM
This Tuesday, September 28, at 7pm CT the DISCOVERY channel will be airing a show entitled "Extreme Mustang : Back to the Track" which will feature the S197 program as you've never seen it before - as a race car! See the first public glimpses of this new Mustang racer, which follows up on the Mustang's history as a successful racecar in numerous series such as Trans-Am and Grand Am.

Also featured on the show will be the Rehagen Racing team, a team made up almost entirely of Ford employees which is currently campaigning 2004 Mustang Cobras in Grand Am Cup and is currently 3rd in points in the series with only three races to go! This privateer team of volunteer engineers is competing against factory-backed teams from Cadillac, Nissan, Porsche, and Audi - AND WINNING!

The show will also re-air the same night at 11pm, and again on October 3 at 2pm.

:thumbsup:

Levi
09-28-2004, 01:15 PM
Sweet :thumbsup:

I have watch some of the Grand Am stuff on TV and man is that some awesome racing going on or what. I did not know about the details of the team, thanks for the info. :D

Jesse99
09-28-2004, 01:52 PM
Awesome, Too bad I have to miss it :( .. Today is my anniversary.. Maybe she'll decide to stay in--Not.. :D :thumbsup:

Firme
09-28-2004, 02:35 PM
Awesome, Too bad I have to miss it :( .. Today is my anniversary.. Maybe she'll decide to stay in--Not.. :D :thumbsup:

Tape it. (congrats on the anniversary)

Thats what I'm gonna try to do.

Bartman01
09-28-2004, 06:30 PM
Good use for the new Time Warner PVR box I picked up last week.

flynfink
09-29-2004, 08:52 AM
show was really good.. made me wanna go drive my cobra. thanks for the heads up.

Mephisto
09-29-2004, 10:06 AM
So David,

I guess the '03 will be up for sale soon. I got dibs on the suspension if you want to part it out :D

What engine is in that car? 5.0 32 valve does not sound like the new mustang engine, but I thought they stated it had to be the new mustang engine?

Levi
09-29-2004, 10:19 AM
What a car, freaking awesome. :thumbsup:

They did not show or tell all about what was under the hood and chassis, but at 7200 rpm thats good for me how about you!?.
The one thing I did see is coilovers, yea baby.
Did you hear Kirk Bush responce to driving the GT boy racer? (This is a freaking race car. Club racers will love it.)
Hey David I see now why you ask me so many question about what I would like for my ride hight. Looks like thats the one thing they adjusted on the most to get the GT to handle.

:D

03 cobra toy
09-29-2004, 12:00 PM
What a car, freaking awesome. :thumbsup:

They did not show or tell all about what was under the hood and chassis, but at 7200 rpm thats good for me how about you!?.
The one thing I did see is coilovers, yea baby.
Did you hear Kirk Bush responce to driving the GT boy racer? (This is a freaking race car. Club racers will love it.)
Hey David I see now why you ask me so many question about what I would like for my ride hight. Looks like thats the one thing they adjusted on the most to get the GT to handle.

:D

NEW engine from Ford racing ? I think they said it had 450hp ??
Stan, Ride hight is the key to a great track car ;) I adjusted mine 5 times :D

http://www.fordracingparts.com/crateengine/modularcobra.asp

John Chingasos
09-29-2004, 12:19 PM
Did anyone tape it. I didnt get to see it

Firme
09-29-2004, 12:33 PM
Did anyone tape it. I didnt get to see it

Bart recorded it on his PVR box, but its not "taped" per se. I am trying to get him to do a digital dump of the video so I can host it on the server.

03 cobra toy
09-29-2004, 01:05 PM
I found this on CC :)

Ford Racing announces performance parts program for the all-NEW 2005 ford MUSTANG


Mustang is at the core of the Ford Racing Performance Parts business and has always had a high consumer demand for performance modifications.
Ford Racing has initiated a performance parts development program for the all-new 2005 Ford Mustang to be launched at the SEMA show in November.
Ford Racing's new 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 crate engine provides the basis for a possible racing program for the new 2005 Ford Mustang.
Discovery Channel program "Extreme Mustang: Back to the Track" documents the development of racing parts for the new Mustang.


DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 28 - The Ford Mustang, performance, and racing. All three have been synonymous since the car's debut in 1964, and the latest version of "America's car" will soon be the target for "hot rodders" and racers alike.


Today, Ford Racing announces a development program to expand its performance parts catalog offerings to include the new 2005 Ford Mustang. The new Mustang carries on the tradition of affordable performance and will most definitely be the target of enthusiast "tuners" and racers.


"The Mustang is at the core of Ford Racing Performance Parts' business, from simple bolt-on upgrades all the way to complete crate engine assemblies," said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology. "We're very excited to see the 2005 Mustang hit the road and we're working on having a variety of performance parts ready for all those enthusiasts out there that will drive straight from the dealership to their garage for installation."


The Mustang represents a huge opportunity for performance parts development. The Mustang has been integral to the Ford Racing Performance Parts business, and has delivered many of the parts that are currently featured in the catalog, such as the 5.0-liter small block V-8. It has also been the impetus for continued engine development, such as the new 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 based on Ford's MOD engine family.


Ford Racing has embarked on an aggressive development program for the 2005 Ford Mustang to evaluate all areas of the vehicle for performance upgrades. The initial target for parts will be bolt-on items that will produce more engine power as well as parts that will provide visual distinction from an "off-the-showroom" floor model.


Davis explains that during this development program, the team discovered an interesting opportunity. "As we built up a development prototype, we saw the opportunity to take Mustang to the most extreme level of modification, by turning it into a race car. So, with the help of a team of motorsports specialists from Multimatic, we began to investigate the possibility of a 'turn-key' racer based off the new Mustang."


The team was on to something and another investigation was started. With a performance parts strategy for the new Mustang already in progress, there were a few other pieces of the puzzle that made timing for this project, internally codenamed "Boy Racer," just right. The 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 crate engine already had a racing pedigree, with a Robert Yates-built race version powering the Ford Focus Daytona Prototype to a class win at the 2003 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.


As well, Ford Racing has been involved in supporting new forms of grassroots motorsports that offer good value to those interested in getting involved in racing. And, of course, the racing heritage of the Mustang is unmatched, and the 2005 model harkens back to the glory days of racing legends like Carroll Shelby and Parnelli Jones.


The Mustang's rich history in racing has spanned the over the 40-year life of the vehicle. It has been successful in all forms of racing, from drag racing to Trans Am road racing, and has especially ignited enthusiasts' participation in entry-level forms of motorsports.


"Ford Racing's grassroots motorsports efforts, including support of the popular USAC-sanctioned Focus Midget series, have been extremely successful in providing opportunities to go racing at a good value," continued Davis. "The new 2005 Mustang and our 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 crate engine make a perfect combination to extend Ford's rich sports car racing heritage."


The new Cammer 5.0-liter V-8 is available as a crate engine through the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog. The Cammer V-8 is built from Ford's family of modular V-8 engines; including the 4.6-liter DOHC supercharged V-8 found in the SVT Mustang Cobra. The 5.0-liter Cammer crate engine produces 420 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque. It features electronic fuel injection and comes with "plug-and-play" electronics, including the wiring harness and engine computer, for easy installation in a variety of projects, from race cars to hot rods.


"Our goal with the Boy Racer project would be to capitalize on our performance parts program and the Mustang's successful history in road racing," continued Davis. "The 5.0-liter Cammer represents the future of Ford Racing Performance Parts, and this program could help solidify the Cammer as the performance crate engine of choice."


"The key factor in determining the future of this Mustang race program will be providing a competitive race car in a package that stresses value and durability," Davis explained. "Other considerations include low operating cost, especially when it comes to engines, and we believe the Cammer V-8 will set a new level of expectation."


The primary targeted racing series for the car would be showroom stock-type series, along with other grassroots and semi-professional road racing series.


The 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 crate engine is currently available from Ford Racing Performance Parts. For more information, please visit: www.fordracingparts.com


The 2005 Ford Mustang will hit dealer showrooms beginning this fall. It will be available in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. For more information, please visit: www.fordvehicles.com


Discovery Channel's "Extreme Mustang: Back to the Track"

The Discovery Channel joined with Ford Racing Technology to give racing and automotive enthusiasts an "inside look" at the decisions and processes that are part of a race car development program. The resulting documentary, "Extreme Mustang: Back to the Track", gives an unprecedented look at this exciting racing program from its inception to the first track test.

Levi
09-29-2004, 01:35 PM
Thanks D for the info. Boy Racer :drool:

update w/pic.
http://www.fordracingparts.com/images/carimages/frpp_mustang2_lg.jpg

Levi
09-29-2004, 05:16 PM
http://www.fordracingparts.com/images/part/full/M-6007-T50ea.jpg

Firme
09-29-2004, 05:31 PM
http://www.fordracingparts.com/images/part/full/M-6007-T50ea.jpg

:drool: I WANT THAT BLOCK

Levi
09-29-2004, 06:13 PM
:drool: I WANT THAT BLOCK


Let me guess,,,,,,,w/ Twin Turbo's. :D

That would Rock.

Firme
09-29-2004, 06:17 PM
Let me guess,,,,,,,w/ Twin Turbo's. :D

That would Rock.

:spimpin:

oooo..yaeh :headbang:

flynfink
09-30-2004, 12:35 PM
:drool: I WANT THAT BLOCK
Block??

Heck, I want the whole car...

:thumbsup:

suppose they'll take my 99' vert. straight up?

Firme
09-30-2004, 02:08 PM
Block??

Heck, I want the whole car...

:thumbsup:

suppose they'll take my 99' vert. straight up?


...yeah the block :D I want the whole car too once the Cobra comes out.. hopefully it will at least be a 5.0 like the cammer engine Levi posted.