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What To Expect From Steeda’s Ford Mustang Bullitt

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The tuner Steeda is known for its affection for the Ford Mustang, and it has become famous when it comes to creating limited and special edition of the car for many clients. For the Mustang Bullitt, the company partnered with Galpin Auto Sports and McQueen Racing to deliver the most amazing version of the auto to date.

Exterior

The stock Ford Mustang Bullitt is cool enough in terms of looks, but the Steeda package adds another level of prestige factor. The Steeda-built Bullitt gets an all-new aerodynamic package that includes a deeper front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser. To make it look more exciting, Steeda adds another inch to the tuner’s signature wheels and finished all the additional pieces in Highland Green.

Interior

Moving past the exterior features, the Steeda’s Bullitt is fitted with a multitude of McQueen plaques, Alcantara steering wheel, and leather-covered surfaces all over. Steeda did not give any details about the other changes they did to the Mustang Bullitt, but we’re excited to see more.

Performance

Steeda integrates the Bullitt with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger, which leads to the modifications on the rear suspension and axles plus a carbon driveshaft. It also offers optional extras that include four-point roll cage and rear seat delete, Ford performance severe duty IRS half-shaft upgrade, and McQueen racing brake calipers painted in dark charcoal with McQueen accents in green.

You can opt for the stock Bullitt, but if you want the ultimate experience, you can shell out some serious cash on the Steeda-tuned Bullitt. The options for the power output are quite extensive—a 500-horsepower beast or an 800-horsepower Hellcat killer.

The Ford Mustang Bullitt sells for $46,595. The Steeda package costs an additional $20,995. The price is steep but the Steeda package can power the Bullitt by 800 horsepower, so you can compete against the meanest muscle cars on the road.

3 Reasons Why The 2019 Ford Mustang Hennessey Heritage Edition Is Special

It was in 1991 that John Hennessey began modifying and tuning cars to maximize their potential way and beyond what automakers were able or willing to. To celebrate the 10,000th car that Hennessey tuned, the company comes up with the Hennessey Heritage Edition of the 2019 Ford Mustang.

1. There Will Only Be 19 Units Available

This is a proper special edition car. Many tuning companies are quite too liberal in using the phrase “special edition” that we really cannot separate the cars anymore. Hennessey will only be producing 19 units of the car, so you better get your cash ready if you want to own one of these.

2. It Is Based On The 2018 Ford Mustang Heritage Edition

It is important to understand that the 2019 Ford Mustang Hennessey Heritage Edition is based on another special edition model—the 2018 Ford Mustang Heritage Edition. The most prominent addition to the 2019 model is the carbon fiber body parts, followed by a stainless steel exhaust system, a set of 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and a livery package similar to what Ford used on its Heritage Edition Mustangs.

The interior gets a lot of upgrades, too, though you will first notice the individually numbered dashboard plaques that denote the model number of the 19 units that Hennessey will produce. There’s also a letter of authenticity and a personal letter of gratitude that comes from John Hennessey himself.

3. The Car has 808 Horsepower

But it’s not the changes on the exterior and the interior that highlights the Hennessey Heritage Edition. It’s what you find under the hood—a modified version of Ford’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine that can now produce 808 hp and 677 lb-ft of torque. With the new figures, this special edition car can now sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. It also has a top speed of 200 mph.

 

Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon: The Fastest Wagon in the World

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The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon is not your average family car. Beneath its luxurious exterior lies an engine with a performance that can beat even the likes of the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.

Performance

According to Mercedes-Benz USA, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon is the fastest station wagon in the world. Beneath the hood of the car rests a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The unit has an output of 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. The auto operates on a 4MATIC all-wheel drive configuration. Then, its power is distributed through an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission that uses a wet clutch.

Putting the pedal to the metal will allow the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon to reach 60 mph from a complete stop in just 3.4 seconds. That beats the acceleration of the Mustang and the Camaro. On the other hand, the maximum speed of the auto is electronically-capped at 180 mph.

Mercedes noted that when the car was tested by a journalist at the Nordschleife of the Nuerburgring track, it conquered the whole circuit with its lap time of 7:45.19.

Design

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon is the high-performance version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon. Therefore, it has all the signature look of Mercedes’ midrange luxury vehicle such as the curvaceous corners, glossy finish and striking body lines. Its appeal is further highlighted by its improved stance, thanks to AMG’s suspension; jet wing-inspired front bumper complete with air intakes; rear diffuser; rear lip spoiler at the roofing; quad exhaust tips; and chrome horizontal grille with black vertical slats in the background.

The most noticeable part of the E63 S Wagon is its 12.3-inch digital display. The gauges also come in carbon fiber look to enhance the sporty elements of the car’s cockpit. Moreover, it has AMG Performance Seats and Steering Wheel as well as nappa leather surfaces.

Pricing

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S has a starting price of $106,950, excluding its $995 delivery and destination fees.

Top 3 Features of the 2018 Ford Mustang

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The Ford Mustang just got an update for its 2018 model around four years when its sixth generation unit was unveiled in 2013. For a starting price of $25,585, what does the car bring to the table?

Exterior

The Ford Mustang is defined by its muscular frame and wide body. Compared to the fifth generation model, the sixth generation series we have now is wider by 1.5 inches, lower by 1.4 inches and its grille has been revised to a trapezoidal shape.

Looking at the exterior of the 2017 and 2018 models of the car, there were no significant changes in their aesthetics. However, those who wish for their Mustang to stand out more can get the higher trims matched with the optional Performance package of Ford.

Interior

The new Mustang replaced its analog gauges with digital gauges and it got a 12-inch screen. The instrument panel allows the driver to choose from the different drive modes of the auto and other functions. The other interior elements of the 2018 model are the same with the ones found in the 2017 year model.

Engine

The updated Ford Mustang kept its predecessor’s 5.0-liter V8 and 2.3-liter EcoBoost units. The 5.0-liter mill has been reconfigured to produce 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The rotational speed of the engine was improved to 7,500 rpm. The EcoBoost model is still at 310 hp but the torque has been increased to 350 lb-ft.

The power of the car is distributed via a six-speed manual transmission. The car can be combined with Ford’s new 10-speed automatic too.

Performance

The problem that we usually encountered when test driving an automatic transmission car with so much gears was that it sometimes switched to and fro at the higher gears like it was unsure where to stick. However, the 10-speed unit of the 2018 Mustang felt so smooth. It stuck to where it was supposed to be during the power increments.

The new suspension of the car performed decently. Combined with the Magneride active suspension, the handling of the auto is improved.

How Much Do The 2018 Ford Mustang Models Cost?

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Although the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 remains on top of everybody’s list of their favorite muscle cars, Ford is not backing out without a fight as it revealed its sixth-generation Mustang with rear suspension and elegant interior. Compared to the Camaro, the new Ford Mustang has more power, options and features.

The Mustang EcoBoost is driving away from using a V-6 engine and now has a four-cylinder engine as Ford’s entry-level Mustang. The starting price is $26,485, an increase of a measly $400 compared to the entry-level Mustang last year that still packed the ratty V-6 model. The 2.3-liter engine can produce 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

The GT version, which has displacement and aural theater, costs $35,995. Powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, the GT version of the 2018 Ford Mustang is priced $1,900 more than the 2017 Mustang GT, though that means 460 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque. That’s 25 more horsepower and 20 more pound-feet of torque. The power that comes from the V-8 engine can top the Camaro SS V-8, further fueling the competition between the two brands.

If you prefer the convertible versions of both the EcoBoost and the GT models, you can shell out $5,500 more for the EcoBoost and $9,500 more for the GT.

Regardless of your choice for powertrain, you can opt for Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission for $1,595. The interior of both muscle cars can be upgraded to a Premium model whose price will be in the vicinity of $4,000 to $5,000. The Premium interior will bring an Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Sync 3, selectable driving modes, aluminum interior trim, leather-trimmed seating, and 18-inch wheels on the EcoBoost models.

Aside from the Premium package for the cabin, there’s also a Performance package for those who want more power. EcoBoost owners can pay an extra $2,495 for an additional 3.55:1 Torsen limited-slip rear end, larger radiator, revised chassis tuning, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and upsized brake discs with four-piston calipers.

GT model owners, on the other hand, need to shell out $3,995 more. Aside from the EcoBoost Performance package, the GT will also get 19-inch wheels, the 3.73:1 Torsen differential for stick-shift cars, and Brembo six-piston front brakes.

Roush P-51 Mustang Powers Through With 727 Horses

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The Roush P-51 Mustang is certainly not the best among the muscle cars in current production because that belongs to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350/GT350R. However, one cannot deny that the 727 horsepower guaranteed by the performance car is unparalleled.

According to CarAndDriver, that power comes from a 2.3-liter TVS supercharger with a stage 2 upgrade paired with Ford’s standard 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine. To keep everything within balance, Ford fitted the P-51 with a heavy duty TrakPak half shafts and three-way adjustable coilovers.

It also comes packed with rotors and pads for the Brembo brakes and 19-inch TrakPak wheels from Weld. The wheels are fitted with Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires.

Exterior

There are some alterations on the exterior of the P-51 such as a new front fascia with bigger upper and lower openings that promise to provide better air flow. It also has a front lower splitter made of carbon fiber, a chin spoiler, and heat extractors.

For added aesthetics, Ford fitted the P-51 with wide hood scoop, rocker skirts, scoops on the side and rear windows, and a decklid spoiler made of carbon fiber. If you will notice, the spoiler, the grille lighting, custom hood paint, and front splitter are all very specific to this model. Some of the other details are already present in most Ford models.

Interior

When it comes to interior design, the upgrades are entirely minimal. What Ford did is to fit the P-51 with a myriad of badges and plaques, including a Red ball shift knob, billet pedals, a “bomber-jacket-inspired” Amaretto Tuscany leather, and a custom gauge cluster overlay.

Price

The Roush P-51 package is priced at $42,500, excluding the cost of the Mustang GT itself, of course. There are only 51 units of the Roush being produced, so you have to get your hands early on one. For those who won’t be making the cut, you can always defer to the Shelby GT500.

2018 Ford Mustang GT Gets 7,500 RPM

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A new Ford Mustang GT is currently being tested. Spy shots of the car have surfaced a week ago giving us a preview of its external features. One of the leaked photos take us to the interior of the car, which reveal the revolutions per minute or rpm of its engine.

According to Fox News Auto, the new Mustang GT will bear a 2018 model year. The exterior upgrades include sleeker hood, revised headlamps and lower suspension.

What’s more interesting was the information revealed by the spy pictures of the car’s interior. The analog tachometer of the vehicle indicates that it is capable of generating 7,500 rpm.

Interior of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT.

Interior of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT.

Reports said the 2018 Mustang GT will get Ford’s updated 5.0-liter V8 engine. The unit is rumored to offer more power than the current one’s 435 hp. The new port, direct fuel injection and new intake system based on the Shelby GT 350’s 5.2-liter V8 are expected to bring about the boost in the output of the auto.

The new data hinted by the spy shot complements the concept of Ford for the new digital instrument cluster of the Mustang GT, which was released in January. The display of the rendering show up to 7,500 rpm while the car makes use of its Sport+ mode.

The source also claimed that the power of the Mustang GT will likely be distributed via a 10-speed automatic transmission similar to the one utilized by the F 150. Those who want the manual shifting process can opt for the re-engineered six-speed manual transmission of Ford.

The 2018 Mustang GT is will most probably hit the market by fall this year. In 2016, the Mustang was the best-selling sports car in the United States. The brand sold 105,000 units in the country. It outperformed its rival the Chevrolet Camaro by 30,000 last year.

3 Things to Know About the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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The 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been spotted making its rounds in a testing facility. The car is expected to be the most powerful Mustang in Ford’s lineup.

In our previous article, we have featured the five most powerful American cars wherein the 2014 model of the Shelby GT500 landed in the number four spot, thanks to its 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine with 662 hp. The 2018 model will likely surpass that based on sources.

Check out the 3 things we learned about the upcoming car based on several reliable sources:

1. Engine

The new Shelby GT500 might benefit from the 5.2-liter Voodoo V8 engine carried by the GT350. However, the GT500’s engine will possibly be a supercharged version of the unit with a 90-degree crankshaft compared to the GT350’s 180-degree piece. Other reports also speculate that it will get a twin turbo version. Look forward to its output being at least 700 hp.

The power of the car will most probably be distributed via a six-speed transmission for its standard model. A 10-speed automatic transmission gearbox co-developed by Ford and General Motors for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 might be optional.

2. Design

The 2018 Shelby GT500 is predicted to adopt the updated styling of Mustang Shelby models except the GT350. Since the GT500 sits above its siblings, it will definitely feature a more aggressive look with huge air intakes, wider fenders, sportier diffuser, angrier front bumpers and bigger tires.

3. Pricing

We might see the new Shelby GT500 before the current year ends. It will likely have a starting price tag somewhere around the $65,000 mark.

The auto will come as Ford’s response to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe, BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Spy Shots

Check out the spy shots of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 by Car and Driver in the gallery below:

5 Most Powerful American Cars and SUVs Today

Earlier, we have discussed how automotive experts wanted the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon banned from the roads. They are worried that its ridiculously high output might trigger reckless drivers. That is subject for debate though.

For now, let us take a look at where the Dodge Demon falls under the 5 most powerful American cars and sport utility vehicles today based on an article from Fox News Auto.

1. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

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Unsurprisingly, the Demon falls into first place, thanks to its 6.2-liter V8 engine that can produce up to 808 hp. As if that’s not yet high enough, the source said that pumping the vehicle with 100 octane race gas can raise its output to 840 hp.

2. Dodge Challenger/Charger SRT Hellcat

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The Hellcats each carry a 6.2-liter V8 unit. The engine packs 707 hp. The Challenger model is capable of getting a top speed of 199 mph while the more aerodynamically-built Charger can take up to 204 mph.

3. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is considered as the most powerful in the SUV segment. The auto shares the same engine as the Hellcat, which is good for 707 hp. The vehicle only falls a bit short in the torque department compared to the Hellcat. The Trackhawk has 645 lb-ft of torque while the Hellcat has 650 lb-ft. The SUV also boasts an all-wheel drive system.

4. 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 packs a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine. The output of the unit is 662 hp and it can reach up to 202 mph.

5. 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z06/Camaron ZL1

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Tying in the fifth place of this list are the Chevrolet Camaro Z06 and the Camaro ZL1. Each car is equipped with 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 650 hp. The ZL1 has faster shift times than the Z06 though as it has a 10-speed automatic gearbox compared to its sibling’s eight-speed unit.

4 Important Stuff About The 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible

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Shortly after Ford made changes on its Mustang Coupe and introduced it to the public, they are now giving the same significant changes to its Mustang Convertible. However, there’ll be a long wait before you’re able to get your hands on this toy.

The 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible will be available starting this fall according to a report.

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Powertrain

The biggest change for the 2018 Mustang Convertible happens under the hood, with a 10-speed automatic instead of the usual six-speed transmission. Also getting upgrades are the two Mustang Convertible options: the 2.3-liter 4-cylinder and the 5.0-liter V-8 engines.

We still don’t know what changes will come for the 2.3-liter though we are quite sure that the 5.0-liter will add direct injection for a boost in power.

Suspension

Aside from the changes on the powertrains, the new Convertible will also have the MagneRide suspension and active valve exhaust will be an option. With the use of magnetorheological shocks, the metal-infused fluid in the suspension makes the shocks firmer when giving an electric charge.

This suspension system is included in the Performance package for the coupe, so we’re assuming \it will be the same here.

Interior

Same with the Coupe, the Convertible will get a 12-inch customizable digital instrument cluster, which has a MyMode memory function that can remember your driving preferences. For the safety features, there’s the forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and emergency braking.

Exterior

The Convertible follows the Coupe’s change in designs with the new front end and rear end. The Convertible, in particular will have resculpted headlights, a lower fascia that flares out, and a more complex outer air intakes.

Ford will offer the car in three new color options. There will also be a choice of 12 different wheel designs, so owners can customize each Mustang Convertible through their color and wheel options.

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