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Superchargers and turbos compress air, which increases the heat and reduces the density. Intercoolers are sometimes used with these forced induction systems to keep the air cool and dense for better engine efficiency. The two main kinds of intercoolers are air-to-air and air-to-water.
Clutches make it possible to shift gears and keep the engine from stalling. While you may only hear about them in relation to manual transmissions, automatics also use them. Clutches in manual transmissions are engaged and disengaged by the driver via a clutch pedal. In automatic transmissions, the clutch is one part of a complex device called a torque converter.
Do you have any aftermarket mods on your car? If so, ECU tuning can help you get the most out of your engine. ECU tuning lets you adjust important settings such as the air-fuel ratio and ignition timing to improve performance.
Wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear tires on a vehicle. Wheelbase is an important factor when it comes to a vehicle’s weight distribution, handling, and ride quality. Some vehicles have a short wheelbase, while others have a long wheelbase.
Catalytic converters reduce emissions that are harmful to humans and the environment. Learn what’s inside a catalytic converter and how they work.
Exhaust drone is an irritating combination of sound and vibration that occurs with certain aftermarket exhaust kits. Deleting your muffler or resonator can exacerbate the problem. Learn why drone happens and how to reduce it.
Auto engineers design vehicles paying close attention to NVH, or noise, vibration, and harshness. Mechanical and electrical components along with aerodynamics factor into a car’s NVH levels. But there are ways to lower the noise and vibration for a more comfortable ride
Overlanding is a combination of a road trip, camping adventure, and off-roading. Learn the basics of this activity to find out why it’s so popular.
Along with horsepower, torque can be one of the most confusing automotive concepts to understand. It’s a rotational force created by the crankshaft of an engine. Torque affects acceleration and hauling power. But as electric vehicles become more popular, the way we view torque could change.
Torque steer is common in front-wheel drive performance cars. Learn what torque steer is, what causes it, and ways to help reduce it.
Wondering if your LED light bar is safe to drive around with in your state? Here’s what you should know about the legal regulations surrounding light bars. Make sure you avoid a ticket by knowing your state’s laws.
Horsepower was termed by Scottish inventor James Watt in the late 18th century. All horsepower is not created equal. Before 1972, auto manufacturers used to market their vehicles using gross horsepower. Today, net horsepower is the standard way to rate the power of a vehicle.
The first mass-market rental car Mustang to offer a supercharged motor, the 2019 SIXT Shelby GT-S is a limited-run vehicle with over 600 hp.
With performance specs that are still impressive today, the Dodge Ram SRT-10 stands out as the last real muscle truck. It offered an incredible 500 horsepower from its Viper-sourced V10 engine.
Jerry cans are flat-sided fuel containers, and they’ve earned a spot in every off-roader’s kit. Originally designed by Germans, the jerry can was born out of necessity and quickly duplicated by multiple nations. Though the jerry can has evolved some since then, it remains an efficient way to carry fuel.
Splash guards are an important mod to consider for your vehicle. Even if you drive a Mustang or a Focus ST, there are plenty of reasons that splash guards are a worthwhile investment.
Ford’s entry into the muscle truck segment was the street-ready F-150 SVT Lightning. The two generations of this pickup are now veering into the collectors’ side of the market due to their rarity, style, and performance.
The Ford Probe came very close to being the face of the modern Mustang. Thankfully, it wasn't chosen. That being said, the Ford Probe is an interesting look into an alternate reality's Mustang.
Some purists will decide to add a mechanical limited-slip differential in the aftermarket, but Ford’s torque vectoring control system provides similar effects to give the car sharp, capable handling through curves.
Only 1,001 Shelby GT350H's were produced as part of Hertz's Rent-a-Racer program. These Shelbys were almost identical to their non-Hertz branded counterparts, and not surprisingly more than a few made it to the racetrack. Ultimately, the program was a success both for Hertz and for Shelby.
Used in vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler, Ram 1500, and Dodge Challenger, the Pentastar V6 has been a popular engine for FCA vehicles. Learn about the history, specs, and future of this workhorse motor.
The visually-upgraded Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition adds some more luxurious treatments and a Western-themed vibe, designed to honor the truck’s Texas-built heritage.
Mopar is the auto parts and accessories wing of Fiat Chrysler. Learn about their name, history, and products here.
With another annual special edition Mustang, EAA AirVenture created another beautiful car with incredible upgrades. Read more about this custom Ford Mustang that pays tribute to a squadron of the U.S. Air Force.
With a completely unique style as well as some performance upgrades, it’s clear that the father of the Mustang, Lee Iacocca, was inspired to make something special for the 45th anniversary of this American icon.
The classic Bronco truly deserves to be given the woodie treatment, which is why this special conversion from Classic Ford Broncos is an incredible project. With wooden doors and roof, a classic woodie Bronco is a sight to behold.
The Centurion Classic combined a Bronco and an F-series truck in order to create a large luxury SUV. But what really made the Centurion special were all of the interior amenities.
With a distinct look that has a quintessentially 1970s vibe, Ford's Free Wheelin' trucks and vans gave drivers a limited edition cosmetic upgrade package, available on the F-100, Bronco, Courier, and Econoline van.
Plenty of classic trucks have what is called a granny gear for their first gear. These especially tall gears, while seemingly odd, allow trucks to maintain torque and can be especially beneficial for off-roading.
As one of the very few special editions that Ford offered on their trucks at the time, the F-100 Explorer Special stands out as a bold, flashier version of the working man’s pickup. Read more about this uncommon trim package that was designed to drive sales.
Ford has been making special one-off Mustangs that are auctioned off to help fund the EAA's "Young Eagles" program since 2008, and for 2019 they've collaborated with Roush Performance to make a World War II Tribute Mustang called Old Crow.
In an unusual tactic that was designed to stay current against fierce competition, Ford refreshed the body style of the 1956 F-100 pickup truck for a single model year. As the last model of the 2nd-generation F-series and a unique, attractive design, the 1956 year remains the most sought-after in the enthusiast market.
One of the first region-specific special edition Mustangs was the Limited Edition 400 Mustang. Exclusive to the Chicago area, the Limited Edition 400 Mustang featured a deep metallic gold paint, louvered hoods, metal trim on the wheels and deluxe wheel covers.
While not a collector's favorite, the four-cylinder MPG package will still be an important part of the Mustang's history. The Mustang MPG package delivered an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Unveiled in 2006 for around $62,000 was the Steeda Q525 Mustang. The Steeda Q525 featured a 5.0L modular V8 engine that was capable of producing 500 horsepower. The exterior included a Steeda competition front fascia, full cowl induction hood, and rear race wing.
Saleen Automotive celebrated its 25th anniversary of producing Mustang variants with the SMS 25A. The Mustang SMS 25A was built from the ground up and featured a 5.0L V8 engine capable of delivering 720 horsepower. The exterior featured a gleaming Chromosome silver paint and two-piece aluminum hood scoop.
At the Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas, the Hennessey HPE750 Mustang reached almost 208 miles per hour. Featuring a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine with a bolt-on supercharger, the HPE750 Mustang is capable of producing 774 bhp and 648 lb-ft torque.
The She Country Special Mustang was a 1967 Mustang created by Ford and Ann Goodro of William Goodro Inc. This limited edition was designed specifically for professional women of the era. This Mustang has a decidedly feminine design flair featuring a pastel color exterior and personalized nameplate on the interior.
The 1969 Mustang Limited Edition 600 was only available in the Philadelphia area. This Mustang featured special badging, choice of two custom colors, a hood scoop, wheel covers, and a special tape striping. About 503 Mustang Limited Edition 600s were sold, falling short of its 600 sales goal.
Ford developed the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll Mustang for the 2009 EAA AirVenture OshKosh charity event. Starting with a 2010 Mustang GT, the AV-X10 Dearborn Doll Mustang featured a V8 modified with a 550 horsepower supercharger kit, performance handling package and an aircraft-themed instrument panel on the interior.
Available only for the 1968 model year, the Mustang Cardinal Edition was an attempt by Ford to capitalize on the Mustang's success in North Carolina and Virginia. This limited-edition Mustang was a hardtop with a 200 CID inline-six that featured a special paint: Cardinal Red or Wimbledon White.
Based on the legendary Red Tail P-51 Mustang plane, the Red Tails Mustang was a special-edition Mustang auctioned off to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association. This 2013 Mustang GT featured a custom paint scheme, custom embroidered racing seats, and a twin-screw Whipple supercharger pack.
Designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro, the Giugiaro Mustang featured a twin-screw supercharger capable of producing over 500 horsepower. The interior was just as impressive, if not more, with a curved glass panel bridging the windshield and rear window, and scissor doors.
Take the GT350, add a custom yellow finish, huge Forgiato wheels, a high-flying race wing and multi-colored daytime running lights and you'll get the "Ole Yeller" Mustang. This one-of-a-kind Mustang was built to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association's youth pilot education program and was successful in raising almost $300,000.
In the late 1960s, the Mustang Rainbow of Colors promotion allowed customers the choice of 13 bold colors such as Hot Pink, Poppy Green, Flower Power Red, and Dandelion Yellow. This promotion was available to customers in the western United States.
Available only from Ford dealers in MD, PA, and WV in 1967, the Mustang Blazer Limited Edition was an attempt by Ford to keep the momentum going in regional markets. The entirely cosmetic upgrade was targeted towards bringing more women to the Mustang brand.
With its bright Vibrant Red paint and white accents, the 1992 Summer Edition Mustang definitely stands out among Fox Bodies. Though not exceedingly rare, the limited production makes these Fox Bodies quite appealing when they pop up for sale.
In collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), Chevy’s new Colorado ZR2 Bison is one of the most capable and rugged off-road trucks on the market. With just 2,000 units available for the 2019 model year, find out what makes this pick-up different from a run-of-the-mill Colorado ZR2.
While some Mustang enthusiasts may seek out a Fox Body Mercury Capri to convert it, this re-badged and oft-forgotten hatchback offered some unique attributes that can make it appealing to collectors.
Mustang owners may find that their aftermarket add-ons haven’t affected their car’s value like they thought it would, while those with Jeep Wranglers can almost always count on the strong resale value of their 4x4’s. Read our guide to find out how mods affect value, which ones are worth the investment, and why enthusiasts add mods to begin with.
Though the Boss 351 Mustang doesn't get nearly as much fame as the Boss 302 and Boss 429, it manages to hold its own, combining the best features of both. The Boss 351 was only available in 1971, at the end of an era characterized by powerful muscle cars and before the fuel-conscious Mustang II. There's a reason a lot of Mustang enthusiasts have a special place in their heart for the 351.
Larry Shinoda was an automotive designer whose designs changed the industry for the better. Thanks to Shinoda, the Boss Mustang gained the nimble lines of a drag racer and took performance Mustangs to the next level.
Being based on the Sport S trim instead of the Rubicon meant that the Jeep Wrangler Mountain Edition wasn’t quite as capable as other variants in the line-up. But the cosmetic upgrades gave it a unique appeal to many buyers.
The 2018 Shelby Baja Raptor is an off-roading beast, with some significant performance modifications and some purely aesthetic ones that are sure to turn heads. Here’s a rundown of everything that was added to the F-150 Raptor in order to make it a Shelby.
Skid plates are one of the most effective ways to protect your Wrangler's vulnerable undercarriage from unforeseen obstacles on the trail. In order to protect your investment, check out the benefits and different types of skid plates in this handy guide.
To the dismay of ST enthusiasts, the 2019 model year has brought the end of the Fiesta ST and also the inception of a new Fiesta ST-Line. Though it has the visuals of an ST, the lack of an upgraded engine and suspension mean that the ST-Line isn’t up to par when it comes to spirited driving. However, could it provide a nice alternative to a “regular-old” Fiesta? Read our comparison to find out.
The FX4 package is a quick way to equip any Ford truck for off-road conditions. It's available on each Ford truck, from Ranger to Super Duty, and can help your truck handle more difficult terrain.
Like the previous Black Ops Edition, the Call of Duty: MW3 Jeep Wrangler was based on the ultra-tough Rubicon, giving fans of the video game franchise an off-road-ready collectible edition with some noticeable visual enhancements.
Like most Jeep Wrangler special models, the Altitude Edition didn’t offer any performance upgrades, just some unique visual upgrades. Now back for 2019, the JL Altitude gives the Sport and Sahara trims a special package that is still Trail-Rated and ready for almost any terrain.
The Jeep LJ, otherwise known as the TJ Unlimited, or more succinctly, the "Long Jeep," is a coveted Wrangler model. Before Unlimited Wranglers were four-door, they were just longer versions of their Limited counterparts. Since they were only produced for a brief period of time, they are heavily sought after in the Jeep community.
Typically seen in the exclusive Saber Orange and marketed as the flagship Ranger in countries that don’t offer the Ranger Raptor, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a popular choice as a recreational vehicle. But can it stand up to the Ranger Raptor, and when will we see it come to the United States?
This special edition Jeep Wrangler is made with the Chinese market in mind, although it is only officially sold in the United States. To celebrate their international success, Jeep has produced a unique, dragon covered Sahara. All in all, this dragon themed vehicle is truly an upscale Jeep.
With immediately noticeable decals and badges that differentiate it from run-of-the-mill Wranglers, this Jeep has callouts to the U.S. military that evoke the company’s heritage while supporting our troops.
The Ford Motor Company used to produce more than cars and trucks. One of their non-roadworthy creations was their popular line of LGT lawn and garden tractors. These rideable lawnmowers are one of the more obscure Ford products that are now solely relics of the past.
The Baja Bronco was a limited run first-generation Ford Bronco built by Bill Stroppe. These classic Broncos are rare and only 450-650 were ever manufactured.
A shaking steering wheel is an early symptom of many common car problems ranging from simply needing new brake pads to more serious suspension issues. By knowing what other signs and symptoms to look out for, you can easily narrow down the cause of the shimmy and address the problem before it becomes a serious issue.
Available only through Texas dealers, the Lone Star Limited Mustang was a regional special offered in the late 1960s. The Lone Star Mustang featured a unique paint job, Bluebonnet Blue which matches the Texas state flower. Only 175 Lone Star Mustangs were produced.
Rocker Panels are easy to overlook, you step over them every day, but rocker panels are an important part of any car or truck. Here’s what they are, what they do, and how to keep yours from succumbing to rust and dirt.
By using fluid dynamics, a torque converter seamlessly transmits power from the engine to the transmission. Although they are complex devices, the fundamentals are simple in theory.
This F-150, born in Detroit and dressed in Milwaukee, is a product of a collaboration between Ford Motors and Harley Davidson. Since being on hiatus since 2012, this wonderfully American combo is back with a 2019 model. All in all, this truck is the perfect vehicle for the Harley fan who, like most people, needs a good truck every now and then.
The Coyote engine is a modular 5.0L engine that has powered the Mustang GT since 2011. This impressively good engine required some innovations and quickly became a fan favorite. Find out what makes it so curiously strong and why exactly it’s called a Coyote.
Featuring snow-inspired exterior colors, unique accents, and some cool Yeti-themed touches, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic Edition was a limited run vehicle that looked like it was ready to tackle glaciers. But did the upgrades really make it ready for winter? Read all about this interesting special edition Wrangler's unique features.
It’s bright orange, modified right from the dealership, and only 50 of them exist in the world. So why did Ford create the Focus RS Heritage Edition? Read our article to find out more about this performance car that marked the end of an era.
The 2018 Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is a one-off special edition vehicle with a design inspired by the Americans who served in the Royal Air Force during WWII. The Mustang was auctioned for $420,000 that was donated to the Young Eagles program.
Rarity is defined through scarcity and quality, and these one of a kind Mustangs are both. Read more about how these Mustangs ended up becoming so unique, and why they’re so highly valued.
The Dodge Warlock is one of the more obscure members of Dodge's catalog of trucks. Nonetheless, its iconic design has stuck in the memories of many truck enthusiasts as a unique and fun vehicle.
Tussy Cosmetics teamed up with Ford to promote its three new shades of pink lipstick, Racy Pink, Racy Pink Frosted, and Defroster, where the Mustang would serve as the promotional vehicle. You would enter the sweepstakes to win the Tussy Mustang with the tagline being "Wear a Mustang to match your lipstick!"
The Ski Country Special Mustang was only available for the 1967 Mustang at ten dealers in the Denver area. This Mustang was upgraded for better winter driving which included snow tires, ski racks, and an equa-lock rear axle. The Ski Country Special came in five unique colors not available anywhere else.
In 1982, Ford addressed the needs of the law enforcement community by offering a lighter, faster and more nimble vehicle than the one's police were using called the Special Services Package. The SSP Mustang featured a Foxbody platform with a 5.0 engine and automatic transmission.
This bold red truck has become a cult classic. The Dodge Lil’ Red Express was a symbol of American muscle during a time marked by vehicular austerity and modesty.
The Tonka F-150 is a powerful custom F-150 made to look like the beloved children’s truck toy. While it does resemble a toy, it is truly the real deal: Boasting 700 horsepower, top of the line interior and a 6-inch lift, this truck can do some serious work.
People often refer to any fast American car as a ‘muscle car’ but pony cars continue to beat out American muscle in popularity. So, what is the difference between pony and muscle cars, and is the modern Mustang a muscle car or a pony car?
Designed for those that wanted a little extra "attitude" the Stinger Edition Mustang featured some good exterior upgrades. The most interesting upgrades were found inside as the interior featured ostrich leather.
Based on the legendary Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the SR-71 Mustang Special Edition featured a black and gray exterior paint along with a screen print glass roof design. This special edition Mustang was auctioned off for $375,000 to benefit the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event.
The Sidewinder Special Edition Mustang was supposed to be a promotional vehicle with only 40 vehicles being produced. These special edition Mustangs featured a 351 4V engine and an automatic transmission known as Cruise-o-Matic.
While a car company wouldn't be associated with a cigarette company today, in 1965, Ford teamed up with John Player and Sons tobacco company to give away the Player's Special Edition Mustang. This special edition Mustang was available only in Canada.
Designed as a sporty, exciting vehicle appealing to Baby Boomer teenagers was the 1962 Mustang concept car. This Mustang was very different than the one that eventually hit the streets in 1964. Not only was the design different, but it was also marketed to women instead of teenagers.
Saleen Automotive produced as a tribute to Dan Gurney, legendary racecar driver, designer and builder, the Dan Gurney Signature Edition Mustang. Only available in Vista Blue, Torch Red and Performance White, the Dan Gurney Signature Edition Mustang featured a 281 cu-in engine capable of producing 465 horsepower.
The 1968 Challenger Special offered budget-conscious drivers a way to add more power and performance to the base 1968 Mustang. This package was limited to dealerships in Mississippi and featured a set of Shelby intakes and 4118 Holley carburetor.
With a design inspired by Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning, this 2015 Mustang GT dubbed the F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang was auctioned off for $200,000 to help benefit the EAA's Young Eagles program. This special edition Mustang features a fighter-jet style yellow and black tail end with "F-35" in large lettering across the rear panel.
Henrik Fisker took an S550 Mustang, gave it a custom interior, ducktail spoiler, hood scoop, and a 2.9L Whipple supercharger. Capable of producing 630 horsepower, the front clip that says "I'm going to eat you" doesn't lie. All of this style and power comes at a price though and will set you back $125,000.
Available in 2009 from Saleen Automotive, for a mere $89,000, was a limited-edition Mustang variant called the Dark Horse. The Dark Horse featured a 302 cu-in engine with a Speedlab SuperShaker option capable of producing 620 horsepower. Only 25-30 of the Dark Horse variant was produced.
In 2008, there were two trim levels available for the Mustang GT convertible, Premium and Deluxe. The Deluxe was the less popular of the two but offered a host of features not available on other cars at its price point.
If you are a Yankees fan and a Mustang fan then you would really love this special Yankees edition Mustang. There were 60 Yankees edition Mustangs produced in 2005 and shipped to Ford dealers in the Tri-State area. Only one was produced in 2010 and sent to the auction block.
2005 saw the introduction of a truly "limited-edition" Mustang, available only in San Diego, CA, the San Diego Special Mustang. Not only did it feature an upgraded exhaust, V6 engine, rear spoiler and special badging throughout, but also gleaming chrome spinner wheels and a booming Shaker stereo system.
The Mustang Spring Feature Edition was only available for purchase in 2000 on the Mustang GT models. Most of the upgrades featured in this special edition were cosmetic. A total of 3,091 Spring Feature Edition Mustangs were manufactured.
With only 50 models produced, the Mustang E is one of the rare early Mustangs known for fuel-efficiency. Only available as a fastback, it featured a 250ci 6-cylinder engine and no air conditioning. In can be identified by its unique badging on the rear fenders.
The Monroe Handler Mustang was built in 1977 by Monroe Shocks and Hot Rod magazine. This Mustang featured a number of improvements such as a Roush-tuned 363 CID engine capable of producing 400 horsepower and an upgraded exterior with fenders and other enhancements.
Starting in 2007 Ford showed its support for the fight against breast cancer by releasing a special-edition Mustang. The Warriors in Pink Special-Edition Mustangs have varied over the years with distinctive interior upgrades and other performance upgrades.
Mustang Notchbacks were an important part of the Fox Body Generation and are still popular in the present day with the drag racing crowd. This article differentiates the Notchback Mustangs from Hatchback units and depicts what makes these particular Coupes so special.
Raising almost $250,000 for the EAA's Young Eagles Program was the Apollo Edition Mustang. The Apollo Edition Mustang was a 2015 Mustang GT that featured a 5.0L Coyote V8 engine with a supercharger that could produce 627 horsepower and 540 ft-lbs of torque.
Found on both the 1967 Shelby GT500 and 1968 GT500KR, the 428 police interceptor engine had a 335 horsepower rating thought to be underreported. The 1968 Shelby GT500KR equipped with a police interceptor engine claimed the title of "Super Stock Eliminator Champ" at the 1968 Winternationals.
A special edition Mustang called the Indy Pace Car Mustang was produced in 1979 to celebrate the second appearance that a Mustang served as a pace car for the Indy 500. The Indy Pace Car Mustang turned out to b a surprise hit for Ford, selling over 10,000 units. Two more Pace Car Mustangs editions were produced in 2011 and 2012.
The Shelby Green Hornet is one of the rarest and most remarkable Shelby Mustangs of all time. Originally developed in 1967 as a prototype for the California Special Mustang, the Green Hornet ended up at Shelby-American where it underwent many modifications. The Green Hornet Mustang is valued at over $3 million.
The Q400, released in 2003, was Steeda's first attempt to compete with other famed Mustang customizers. The 400 in Q400 represented the horsepower the engine produced. Other notable upgrades included Bosch fuel pumps, aluminum radiator, rear spoiler and front air splitter.
The Stampede Edition Mustang was a special promotion for Texas and Oklahoma dealers in 2006 to help boost Mustang sales. 500 Stampede Edition Mustangs were produced, each with an engraved numbered plaque to verify its authenticity. The special edition featured some upgrades to the interior and exterior.
The SVO Mustang would be the only production car produced by the SVO team. In addition to establishing the turbocharged four-cylinder as a worthy engine selection for the Mustang, it also incorporated some interesting performance upgrades. Sadly, this Mustang was only produced from 1984-1986.
Ford celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mustang in 1984 by bringing back the GT350. The limited production run Mustang featured only cosmetic upgrades such as a darker red interior, special badging and front air dam. Compared with other years the GT350 has been released, it's easy to see why this model doesn't get the same reactions.
The EAA Blue Angels Mustang was auctioned off at the 2011 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in support of the organization's Young Eagles program. Raising over $400,000 at auction, this Mustang featured a supercharged 2012 Mustang GT and was capable of producing over 500 horsepower.
Though the first Eleanor Mustang was a 1973 model, the second Eleanor was a more impressive 1967 Shelby GT500. Both Mustangs have earned their place in cinematic history. Here’s how these Mustangs were created.
One of the most famous Mustangs is the Mustang GT390 which was featured in the movie Bullitt. Driven by Steve McQueen, the GT390, also known as "Bullitt," raced through the streets of San Francisco. The GT390 featured a 390 cubic inch V8 engine and 270 horsepower.
Known as one of the rarest Mustangs ever made, only ten McLaren M81's were ever produced out of the 250 that were planned. The ones that were produced were built by hand.
The 1967 Shelby Super Snake was a one of a kind, but since then there have been Super Snake variants made through the years, including ten new 1967 versions built in 2018. From the original Super Snake to the modern ones, Shelby's legacy is clear in these outstanding performance Mustangs.
Driven by the character Red Mist in the 2010 hit movie Kick-Ass, the Red Mist Mustang started with a 2008 GT as its base. From there a custom body kit was added along with a supercharged 4.6L V8 capable of over 500 horsepower. In all over $240,000 was put into the creation of the Red Mist Mustang.
The Hurst Mustang is a tribute to Ford's racing heritage and was designed to pace the final race of the 2009 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge. The original was auctioned off in 2010 and another limited-edition run of 50 car replicas were available by special order.
Due to high tax rates and fuel prices throughout Europe, only nine Shelby Europas were ever produced to send overseas, making them exceedingly rare. Available with either a 351CID Windsor or 428 CID Cobra Jet engine, these Mach 1-based cars featured upgraded racing suspension, front and rear spoilers, and special striping with a unique Shelby Europa logo.
Steve Saleen founded Saleen Automotive in 1983, originally called Saleen Autosport. Saleen produces modified versions of mass-produced cars, the Mustang being the main contender. From SN95 Mustangs to the S550, Saleen has produced many variants over the past four decades. Some Saleen Mustangs are rarer than others, especially those with lower production numbers.
With only five examples estimated to have survived to today, the 1966 Gold Edition is one of the rarest editions ever released. Distinguished only by cosmetic changes, such as a unique Anniversary Edition Gold paint job and an upgraded interior, the Gold Edition was often promoted by giveaways and contests.
In basic terms, axle ratio is the drive shaft or output shaft revolutions needed to spin the axle one complete turn. Axle ratio can be used in reference to either the front or rear axles, depending on if the vehicle is front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive. Several factors are affected by the axle ratio of a vehicle including fuel economy, towing capacity, and top speed. More specifically, the ratio is the number of teeth on the axle’s ring gear in relation to the pinion gear on the driveshaft.
Featuring the 2007's V6 premium coupe as its base, the Mustang Heat Edition added a distinctive black stripe, hood scoop and rear wing as well as some special badging. Only an estimated 279 of the Head Edition package were produced. The Heat edition was an official Ford-sanctioned Mustang.
Although most beadlock wheels seen on the street only imitate the functional version, there are benefits to having beadlock wheels, especially in off-roading or racing applications. What are beadlock wheels, you ask? Great question! Beadlock wheels secure the bead of a tire to the wheel to lock it in place. While friction and air pressure typically keep the tire properly aligned with the wheel, beadlocks attach to the bead of the tire in order to prevent the bead from separating, basically “locking” the tire in place.
First seen in 1966 and available only from dealers in the Colorado area was the High Country Mustang. It was speculated that the High Country Mustang was created to rejuvenate interest in the Mustang in the Colorado region. This special Mustang lasted until 1968.
Ford first started celebrating the anniversary of the Ford Mustang in 1984, which was the Mustang's 20th anniversary. In addition to the commemoration, Ford had celebrated the anniversary of the Ford Mustang a few more times as well as having the Mustang participate in celebrating Ford's 100th anniversary.
The FR500 Mustang was a race-spec Mustang produced between 2005 and 2008. From the moment the 1999 prototype was shown, this Mustang caught the attention of enthusiasts. Not only was it an exciting vehicle, but you could also buy the parts for your own Mustang.
In 1995, Jack Roush formed Roush Performance Products. Two years later, Roush debuted the Roush Mustang which consisted of three packages: Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3. Each stage provided progressively more in the way of features and options.
The Mustang Shelby GT500KR was equipped with a 428 cu-in Cobra Jet V8 engine that produced 335 horsepower. The GT500KR made its first appearance in February 1968. To celebrate 40 years, Ford released a 2008 version of the GT500KR that featured a 5.4L supercharged V8 producing 540 horsepower.
Making its debut at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas was the Shelby Terlingua. The Terlingua Mustang takes its name from a mining town on the Texas-Mexico border. Carrol Shelby formed the Terlingua Racing Team to appeal to those outside of the mainstream racing audience.
Originally released in 1967 was the Mustang Stallion. The Stallion edition was designed to be an upscale version of the Mustang that could appeal to the more affluent market. In total, only eight Stallion Mustangs were produced. The Stallion was brought back for the second-generation Mustang but then not available after the 1976 model year.
The Mustang GT-R concept car unveiled in 2005 signaled Ford's return as a road-racing machine. The GT-R featured a 5.0, 440 horsepower Cammer crate V8 engine which could be further modified to produce an additional 100 horsepower. While the GT-R never made it into regular production, many parts were made available to weekend racers.
A special Mustang package known as the Sherrod was first introduced by Ford in 2008. Some features of the package included a billet-type upper and lower grille, side dual exhaust and a rear ducktail spoiler. The 2008 Mustang Sherrod came in a variety of colors such as Grabber Orange, Silver and White.
Created by Sherrod, a Georgia based manufacturer of van conversion kits, is the 500S. This upgrade package available on 2008 Mustangs onward includes a distinctive look, lightweight aluminum air splitter, '60s style billet grille, cold-air intake system, upgraded rims and side exhaust system.
Transfer cases are found in all four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicles and help distribute power to both the front and rear wheels. Transfer cases for four-wheel-drive vehicles, including Jeep transfer cases, typically come with two different gear settings — high and low — for low-speed rock crawling and situations where more traction is needed. Connected the rear of the transmission, the transfer case directs power through the driveshafts to both ends of the vehicle.
Between 1983 and 1986, the Predator Mustang was manufactured and sold through select dealerships. The brainchild of Tom Solomon, the designer involved with the Shelby and Cobra Mustangs, the Predator Mustang is one of the rarest and most sought-after Fox Body Mustangs due to the limited production numbers.
The Sprint Edition Mustang was targeted towards female car buyers to help boost six-cylinder sales in the late 1960s. This edition Mustang was available in coupe, convertible and fastback with the option to select manual or automatic transmission.
Available on several Mustang between 1983 and 2010 was a five-speed manual transmission known as the T5. The T5 was an effort by Ford to give the Mustang better gas mileage and performance. The T5 was beginning to be phased out in 1995 and was replaced with the TR-3550.
The SVT Cobra R was created as a race-spec version of its Cobra sibling. Though there were few comfort features offered, the Cobra R came equipped with the best performance equipment available at the time. Here’s how the Cobra R evolved through the years.
The Roush Warrior Mustang is a special edition Mustang designed solely for US military stationed overseas. The GT version of this special edition Mustang features a Roush supercharger making it capable of 670 horsepower. In order to be eligible for this special edition Mustang, you need to be currently active duty military and stationed overseas.
The 1992 Mustang Mach 3 came with a supercharged 4.6L V8 engine capable of producing 450 horsepower. The Mach 3 was the Mustang product development team's attempt to come up with a newly designed Mustang for the fourth generation.
For the 2011 model year, the DUB edition Mustang package was available as a special order from dealerships across the US. Upgrades included a Roush body kit, upgraded suspension and DUB logo embroidered on the front headrest.
Available only in Grabber Orange and featuring a black hood stripe and tornado decal, the Mustang Twister Special is highly sought after by collectors. Based on the already powerful 1970 Mach 1, the Twister Special added a drag pack suspension and either a Super Cobra Jet Ram Air engine or the new 351 CID Cleveland V8. The Twister saw revivals in 1985 and 2008.
Since 1976, the Mustang Club of America has made many valuable contributions to the Ford Mustang brand. In 2010, Ford recognized the MCA by offering a special option package on the 2011 Mustang creating the Mustang Club of America Edition Mustang.
The K-Code engine was first available to Mustang buyers in 1964 and lasted until 1967. Less than one percent of the 1.7 million Mustangs produced were actually equipped with a K-Code engine. The K-Code Mustang is a highly sought-after vehicle by classic car collectors.
Mistakenly called "Playboy Pink", Playmate Pink was a special-order option available on first generation coupes and convertibles. These Mustangs are highly prized by collectors as very few real Playmate Pinks have survived through the years. Authenticating a Playmate Pink Mustang can be difficult since there is no official production data available.
More likely to be identified by exterior features that are not present than are present is the Mustang GTS. Favoring power over luxury, the Mustang GTS featured an HO 5.0L pushrod V8 engine, dual exhaust system, and 5-speed manual transmission. In 1996 Ford eliminated the GTS designation and replaced it with the 248A package.
Larry Shinoda has been credited with a number of key styling changes on the Boss 302. After beginning his career at Ford in 1955, he left to work on the Corvette Stingray at GM. In 1968 he returned to work on the Boss 302.
In 2003, Ford celebrated its 100th birthday since the company's founding in 1903. To celebrate this historic milestone, Ford created Centennial editions for many of its most popular and iconic models including the Ford Mustang. The Centennial Edition Mustang was based on a 2003 Mustang GT and featured a number of exterior and interior upgrades.
Several companies have owned the Jeep line over the years, but who owns Jeep today? Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has owned Jeep since 2014. Previous owners include the Kaiser Jeep Corporation and American Motors Corporation. Most Jeeps are American-made, except for a select few models. The Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio manufactures the Jeep Wrangler.
The Mustang Ghia was Ford's attempt at creating a luxury Mustang during the 1973 gas crisis and available as a luxury package option on the second-generation Mustangs. While the Mustang Ghia saw a limited run in the USA, Ford offered the Ghia trim in Europe on most popular models until 2010.
With roots dating back to the early 1950’s, Chrysler’s Hemi engine is known for being a powerhouse. But what is a Hemi engine, exactly? A Hemi engine is an engine with a hemispherical cylinder head, hence the name. Along with the shape of the cylinder head, the top of the pistons are also dome-shaped in order to fit properly within the cylinder head. Although Hemi engine designs had been used in internal combustion engines before, it was Chrysler who revolutionized the Hemi.
The Cobra II Mustang package was introduced in 1975 as a response to the end of the oil crisis and an attempt by Ford to have a true contender to the muscle car throne. The Cobra II package was available on the 4-cyl, V6, and V8 fastback models.
Ford and Hertz teamed up in 1966 for a "Rent-a-Racer" promotion with the "H" in Shelby GT-H standing for Hertz. The promotion was revived two more times, once 40 years after the first promotion in 2006 and again in 2016.
The Track Pack was an optional package Ford offered Mustang GT buyers starting in the 2010 year. This optional upgrade consisted of features that enhanced performance such as 3.73 axle, front and rear stabilizer bars, and retuned shocks and struts.
With wood trim, unique seats, and extra sound deadening, the Mustang Grande was the closest thing the first-gen pony had to a luxury trim. Learn about the features included in this interesting package.
The special edition 7-Up Mustang was an unofficial commemoration of the Ford Mustang's 25th Anniversary. Originally produced to be given away at the 1990 NCAA finals, these special edition Mustangs were fast and stylish. The 7-Up Mustangs were unique with a Deep Emerald Green paint and white leather interior.
The second generation Mustangs are often forgotten now, but not the Mustang King Cobra. One of the most popular special edition pony cars, this car is highly sought after by collectors. The King Cobra played a key role in rehabilitating the Ford Mustang's image among car enthusiasts. Read more about the Mustang that was the first to feature the 5.0 branding.
Many special-edition Mustang models have become favorites of Mustang collectors. One of the earlier special-editions models was the California Special Mustang which was first produced in 1968 for only select Ford dealers in California. Ford has started to pay tribute to the GT/CS with recent models as well, including 2019's Mustang.
One of the most iconic Mustang paint colors of all time is Grabber Blue but do you know when it was first offered as a color option? Learn more about the history of Grabber Blue, its rise to popularity and some special Mustangs that rock this awesome color.
The 40th-anniversary package was offered for the 2004 Mustang. Ford decided to commemorate this historic milestone with a number of special features, which make this anniversary Mustang popular today.
If you’re a Mustang enthusiast, odds have it that you’ve heard of the National Mustang Racers Association or “NMRA” for short. This association hosts a tour of drag race events all across the country every year. Starting in Bredenton, Florida in March and ending in Bowling Green, Kentucky in September. Hundreds of racers travel this tour across the country in order to compete in specific classes all circled around the quarter-mile dragstrip.
Sway bars, often referred to as stabilizer bars or anti-roll bars, are featured in many vehicles to help prevent vehicle body roll and lean, especially when cornering. Sway bars are attached to the chassis, helping connect both the right side and left side in order to stabilize the vehicle while still permitting each side’s suspension to move on its own. While sway bars are great for certain driving applications such as on the track or on the trail, the purpose that each sway bar serves will be quite different depending on the scenario. Let’s look at Jeep sway bars and how they improve performance off-roading and on the street.
The Jeep Wrangler is built for the outdoors, whether that’s crawling over rocks, racing in the desert, or traversing a creek. All JK and JL Wranglers are Trail Rated, as well as some of Jeep’s other vehicles including certain models of the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Compass, and Renegade. But what does Trail Rated mean, exactly? Jeep’s Trail Rated vehicles have surpassed an extreme series of tests in five areas: articulation, ground clearance, maneuverability, traction, and water fording.
Sure, you love driving your pony car around, but have you ever wondered what the Ford Mustang is named after? The answer might surprise you! This article delves into the history of how the famed Ford muscle car got its name, as well as the history of the iconic Mustang pony car emblem.
Carroll Shelby was a man of many talents, and his influence lives on even after his passing. From the Shelby Cobra to the GT500 to the Dodge Viper, Carroll Shelby's influence is abundant on some of the fastest vehicles to hit the track. In this biography of Carroll Shelby, we highlight some of Mr. Shelby's finest projects as well as the humble beginnings that helped him blossom into an automotive icon.
A differential is a critical component of every vehicle, but what exactly is a locking differential? While similar to a standard, or open, differential, a diff lock allows equal amounts of torque to reach both wheels at the same time rather than spin at different speeds. Locking differentials are great for off-roading, especially in tricky situations where you may need a little extra traction.
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Autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars or self-driving vehicles, are basically exactly what they sound like. An autonomous vehicle is a vehicle that is self-driven, capable of making independent decisions based on certain driving conditions or situations. While there are different levels of autonomous vehicles, as technology continues to progress we only get closer to the development of a fully autonomous automobile. Several different companies are involved in self-driving car technology including Ford, GM, and Daimler.
Few cars have captured the world's imagination the way the Ford Mustang has. For almost 50 years, this American classic has been a staple in movies, television, radio, and in print. It has been an enduring object of desire and a symbol of the freedom of the open road. Because the Mustang is such a popular vehicle, the pony car has been subject to a great deal of dialogue and pop culture exposure over the years. Check out our list below of key Mustang facts as well as Mustang trivia and notable quotations.
Everyone’s heard of the Chevy Silverado. But what about its predecessor, the C10? The C10 was included in the Chevrolet C/K line of trucks, debuting in 1960. It led to the creation of the Silverado and plays an important role in automotive history.
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Whether you are already a Jeep Wrangler lover or a new Jeep fan, you might have heard about the Jeep Wrangler JK. In production from 2007 to 2018, the JK Wrangler is one of the most-loved Wranglers ever created. From the release of the four-door version to the addition of the famed 3.6L Pentastar engine in 2012, the JK Wrangler has been making waves in the off-roading community and will continue to do so even after being replaced by the fourth-generation JL Wrangler.
Have you just purchased your first Jeep? Ever wonder why Jeep drivers wave to one another? Then this article is for you. The Jeep Wave is a tradition among all Jeep drivers. It's a friendly reminder you drive the ultimate vehicle: the Jeep.
Panhard bars, or track bars, are simple components. However, they perform the important job of stabilizing a solid axle. Adjustable Panhard bars also give enthusiasts the ability to raise or lower their vehicle. Learn how they work and how they compare to Watts linkages.
Learn how unsprung and sprung weight affect your vehicle differently, as well as how to reduce each.
Some of the most simple and overlooked questions can be the hardest to find an answer to. One of those would be the simple question of what does GT stand for when us enthusiasts use the term Mustang GT? Yes, in the most general sense, it stands for Gran Touring, but for the Mustang it means so much more.
For those who may have lifted or even stock ride height Jeeps or trucks, you may have experienced the dreaded ‘Death Wobble’ many off-road enthusiasts talk about. Death Wobble is a term coined by Jeep enthusiasts that refers to the rapid back-and-forth movement of your steering components when the front suspension is upset by a bump or void in the road.
Being one of the largest automotive specialty products showcases in the world, The SEMA Show takes place in Las Vegas every November. Every year, this trade show draws in the best and brightest when it comes to automotive parts and the latest aftermarket products for your Mustang. Just last year, there were north of 2,500 parts debuted at SEMA with that number rising each year!
The automotive industry is loaded with stories of people with humble beginnings that slowly climbed the ranks, and eventually changed the landscape of the business forever. Though Ford is filled with influential men and women throughout its 100-plus-year history, Lee Iacocca stands out amongst the crowd.