Breaking FIA world speed records that have stood since 1979, along with one of racing's hallowed marks, the Daytona International Speedway single-lap, closed course record, is no easy task.
But Michael Shank Racing, the Roush Yates 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, Continental Tire, Daytona International Speedway and many more helped Ford Racing etch Oct. 9, 2013, in the record books.
“At Ford Racing, we really put great emphasis on racing production-based vehicles as well as production-based technologies. We’re proud to bring a direct-injected, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine to the United SportsCar Championship in a field of competitive V8-powered entries. We want to show Ford EcoBoost’s capabilities as an engine that provides both performance and fuel economy, on and off the track.”
"Ford Motor Company has taken today’s Daytona Prototype and injected into it unique Ford attributes and unique Ford design characteristics. This EcoBoost-powered car is obviously adapted for racing applications with racing controls, but ultimately we’re running what we’re selling and selling what we’re running.”
Ford bringing advanced technology of its 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine to racing in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates switches to Ford’s powerful and efficient EcoBoost engines in pursuit of 8th championship in sports car racing.
Scott Pruett, the team’s lead driver, winner of 59 major sports car events, including a record five Rolex 24 At Daytona wins, returns to Ford, where he began his career.
Bringing modern engines to USCC program continues strategy of showcasing power and fuel-efficiency advantages of Ford’s global EcoBoost brand.
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A Ford Racing Supercharger under the hood gives Bad Penny 624hp with street commanding presence that roars to life thanks to Pypes long tube headers and Ford Racing side exhaust. There is also Ford Racing Adjustable Struts/Shocks, Mustang RTR adjustable front/rear sway bars, Whiteline Rear Watt’s Link, and Wilwood Big brake upgrades.
Exterior styling on “Bad Penny” highlights CDC’s Mustang Performance Grille and multiple Mustang RTR accessories including a Custom Deck Lid Trim Panel, License Plate Surround, Rear Splitters and Aluminum Spoiler.
Classic Design Concepts decided to round out “Bad Penny’s” design with a CDC customized Chin Spoiler, Side Splitters, Lower Grille and functioning Brake Cooling Ducts.
“Bad Penny” wouldn’t be complete without a redesigned interior. A Ford Racing gauge pack was added to keep tabs on what’s going on under the hood. Ford Racing Recaro Mustang Seats wrapped in custom Alea leather keep the driver, and willing passenger secure.
Interior trim accents include color matched door inserts with custom made “Bad Penny” inlays. CDC also added a rear seat delete, to maximize space for a Kicker audio tray. Audio enhancements by Kicker include IX amps, QS mid range speakers and L7 Subwoofers.
"419 to the Ground" they say!
Powered by the Ford Racing's all-aluminum 5.0L Mustang Crate Engine, and a Ford Racing Controls Pack, which takes all the complexity and mystery out of wiring a late model 5.0L engine.
The SEMA Countdown is on. Troy Ladd and his team at Hollywood Hot Rods have tackled a 2014 Mustang build. The Mustang features a handmade "chop top" hardtop, redesigned tail section and one-o ff aluminum body accessories. This is only an artist rendering...we can't wait to see this Mustang in person in the Ford SEMA display.
“We really wanted to take the customization of this Mustang to the next level,” said Troy Ladd, owner of Hollywood Hot Rods. “Instead of simply adding accessories and a custom paint job, we wanted to really change the car.
“So we decided to redesign some key elements of the car, like the roof and rear section; to create a completely new and bold design that propels Mustang into supercar status while retaining classic Mustang DNA.”
More than 150 hours of went into reshaping the entire rear section of the Mustang project car in metal. Another 250 hours of hand-forming went into crafting the aluminum lift-off roof. All body modifications including the front splitter, side scoops, skirts and diffuser are custom fabricated in aluminum.
This Hollywood Hot Rods Mustang has the mechanical credentials to back up its looks, with a Ford Racing Whipple Supercharger and Banks Straight-Shot Water-Methanol injection system with IQ Man Machine interface, bringing the 5.0-liter V8 to an estimated 750 horsepower.
“We used extreme body modifications, serious race car handling, huge horsepower and a full custom interior to create an American supercar,” added Ladd.
Nitto Fans the Ford Mustang Flame with Race Red SEMA Project Car
Features a 3dCarbon body kit to visually lower the vehicle. Front end sporting a Classic Design Concepts performance grille. Onyx Race Red paint with jet black stripes to match its Wilwood brake calipers. Red is the color that screams performance, and it certainly works for the 2014 Ford Mustang GT created by Nitto Tire for the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. Designed to enhance the natural athleticism of Mustang’s curves, the team added a bold 3dCarbon body kit to visually lower the car, and a Classic Design Concepts performance grille to feed all the air the engine and cooling system will ever need.
The muscular body is finished in custom BASF R-M Onyx Race Red paint with jet black stripes and that matches the red Wilwood brake calipers. A fiery look like this needs plenty of “go” to accompany the “show,” and this pony delivers.
The 5.0-liter Coyote V8 makes a great starting point for a racy Mustang. Nitto turned to Ford Racing for upgrades including: A new Ford Racing Cobra Jet intake manifold, Ford Racing Performance Parts 65-millimeter twin-bore throttle body and matching air intake to feed the V8, with Tune Logics calibration to make it sing. Nitto Tire NT05 Max performance rubber on Niche Plus A220 three-piece forged wheels keep everything connected to the pavement.