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Levi
11-03-2004, 12:31 PM
Ford Racing Reveals Performance Parts and Competition Program

http://media.ford.com/newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=19202

Levi
11-03-2004, 04:19 PM
http://media.ford.com/newsroom/images/fordcom/bn/sema04/mustang_15racecar_04.jpg

97CasperCobra
11-03-2004, 04:32 PM
http://media.ford.com/newsroom/images/fordcom/bn/sema04/mustang_15racecar_04.jpg

<---- wonders if he should trade in the Cobra for a new Mustang GT..... :scratch:

Levi
11-03-2004, 04:56 PM
Ford Racing Performance has a page to customize your mustang.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/mustang/main-1step.asp

Firme
11-03-2004, 05:16 PM
Ford Racing Performance has a page to customize your mustang.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/mustang/main-1step.asp

:rotf:

they have the mustang II on there...

oh, and :edmond: show me the new Cobra dammit.

Levi
11-03-2004, 05:33 PM
<---- wonders if he should trade in the Cobra for a new Mustang GT..... :scratch:


You will need to get a JOB first. :rotf:

:D

Levi
11-03-2004, 05:34 PM
:rotf:

they have the mustang II on there...

oh, and :edmond: show me the new Cobra dammit.


Thats why I keep check the web site to see when they will show use what we really want to see. :thumbsup:

Levi
11-05-2004, 11:26 AM
<---- wonders if he should trade in the Cobra for a new Mustang GT..... :scratch:

No really, I would, but I have to much invested in my mods. I will keep the 98 and get the new Cobra and if they dont make it, then Mustang GT hear I come.

Levi
11-05-2004, 06:13 PM
Competition Program

The Ford Racing Mustang competition program will offer a multitude of options for the grassroots racing participant. Ford Racing aims to bring factory engineering and know-how to the development of race-prepared chassis and vehicle offerings. Mustang is a proven competitor in many forms of racing, and this program will cater to both drag and road racers.

The first offering from the competition program is a road racing-spec Mustang. It is a ready-to-race track car that could compete in a variety of road racing series. At the heart of this package is Ford Racing's 5.0-liter Cammer V8 engine. The Cammer crate engine already has 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.

"The Cammer and the new Mustang make a perfect combination to go road racing," said Davis. "We've already done a significant amount of testing of the Cammer in our Daytona Prototype program, and the engine is a terrific performer."

The Cammer V8 is available as a crate engine through the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog. The 5.0-liter Cammer is built from Ford's family of modular V8 engines, including the 4.6-liter DOHC supercharged V8 found in the SVT Mustang Cobra. The Ford Racing Cammer crate engine produces 420 horsepower and 370 foot-pounds 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.

The Mustang competition program will help extend Ford Racing's grassroots motorsports support back into the road racing community. With the variety of race series available to entry-level up to semi-professional drivers, the goal of the program is to provide a competitive car – both in performance and value – based on Ford Racing factory knowledge and race experience.

"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 Mustang road racing program will capitalize on our crate engine program and the Mustang's successful history in racing.

"We're investigating and talking with several sanctioning bodies right now to determine where we want to take this product first. The beauty of this program is that the foundation and package is purpose-built and factory engineered to be competitive at many levels of racing. Only series-specific equipment and regulations will need to be applied to fit the road race-spec Mustang into different types of competition."

The chassis, or "Body-in-White," has been seam-welded and the safety cage has been structurally optimized and designed for ultimate vehicle performance, durability and safety. This race-prepared chassis allows Ford Racing to extend its offerings to include other types of racing, including drag racing.

For the drag racer, Ford Racing is investigating the availability of a rolling race-prepared chassis that can be built up using the performance parts catalog of crate engines, transmissions, suspension components, rear axles and gears.

"The possibilities of this program are truly endless," said Jamie Allison, Manager, Ford Racing Performance Parts. "We're going to keep listening to what Mustang enthusiasts want, and do our best to deliver performance options that are factory-engineered, tested and built to the highest standards."



Performance Parts

Ford Racing has years of experience and knowledge developing performance parts for Mustang enthusiasts. The Mustang represents the single most important model vehicle for the Ford Racing Performance Parts business, and it is the No. 1 vehicle most modified by consumers as ranked amongst all single-vehicle nameplates.

"Although Ford Racing Performance Parts has a growing line-up of parts for Focus and F-150, the Mustang is the heart of our business, so we've made a commitment to developing a variety of parts for enthusiast owners," continued Allison. "From performance crate engines to wheels, and suspension upgrades for what is now last-generation Mustangs, we've got it all. And we plan to do more of the same for the 2005 model leveraging the Mustang competition program."

Initial offerings in the catalog will be available in the first quarter of 2005, with continuing roll-out of new parts over the course of the year.

Powertrain enhancements include a bolt-on, screw-type supercharger package for the Mustang GT's 4.6L 3-valve V8, including the necessary calibration change. Other powertrain enhancements include a tubular header system, cold air intake system, and cat-back exhaust.

The catalog also includes a strut tower brace, further chassis and suspension packages, and 18 x 9-inch performance wheels all available early next year.

For those enthusiasts wanting to not just perform better but also look better, Ford Racing has joined with 3d Carbon to offer a "GT-R"-style body kit that is reminiscent of the Ford Mustang GT-R concept car from the 2004 New York Auto Show.

Got Mustang (http://www.gotmustang.com/Default.aspx?tabid=159)

Admiral
11-05-2004, 07:25 PM
Just heard back from someone who went to SEMA, said that Ford had the spec-racer at the show and the price discussed was $70-80K, mentioned it was for Grand Am Cup racing. Pretty steep but if they are competitive then it might be fun to see Mustangs get back to the front of the GAC fields.

Sure makes for some great daydreams, sort of like a lottery ticket.............

Andy M
11-11-2004, 04:17 PM
Just heard back from someone who went to SEMA, said that Ford had the spec-racer at the show and the price discussed was $70-80K, mentioned it was for Grand Am Cup racing. Pretty steep but if they are competitive then it might be fun to see Mustangs get back to the front of the GAC fields.

Sure makes for some great daydreams, sort of like a lottery ticket.............If you consider that a comparable Viper Comp Coupe costs way more than this, if it is in fact competitive, that price tag is very reasonable!!

Very cool to see Ford getting back into the Mustang racing world with something that looks like it will be a hit!!! :thumbsup:

Admiral
11-13-2004, 10:00 AM
If you consider that a comparable Viper Comp Coupe costs way more than this, if it is in fact competitive, that price tag is very reasonable!!

Very cool to see Ford getting back into the Mustang racing world with something that looks like it will be a hit!!! :thumbsup:

Not to hijack, but I'd have a hard time understanding the logic if they put the 2005 Mustang in the same class as the Vipers and Corvettes - hope the don't do that to them. GAC racing recently has been tough for Ford fans to watch IMHO, last race I watched on TV at Barber Motorsports Park the Mustangs (about 5 of them in the field!) were classed in GSII and were getting overtaken by some of the ST class cars which I thought was tough to swallow.

On a lighter note, a GAC Audi that raced with us at TWS in the NASA September race (he flipped it over on its roof in the turn 9 tire wall but was OK) was in the GAC race I referenced above. The driver was a really nice guy and I thought it was cool to see someone I actually knew and raced against out there in a National series on TV. Keeps the Walter Mitty dream going - sort of!