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2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang: Short Analysis

Following the official release of the 2016 GT350 Mustang, we wanted to share our brief analysis of this special monstrous sports car.

First of all, the 2016 GT350 has most of the necessary gears that you need on the track, for example:

1. Torsen limited-slip rear differential
2. MagneRide dampers

But the spotlight is focusing on the naturally aspirated 5.2L V8, which redline is said to be between 8,200 rpm and 8,300rpm


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Just by looking at the description, you may not think the engine is that special – because large displacement naturally aspirated V8 engines are not something uncommon in the US...

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2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Announced

Shelby GT350 Mustang

Today, Ford unveiled some information regarding the upcoming Shelby GT350 Mustang. The GT350 Mustang is positioned one more level higher than the current Mustang GT.


2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Highlights

1. Naturally aspirated, flat-plane crankshaft 5.2L V8, more than 500hp and 400 lb-ft of torque
2. Front stiffness is improved over the standard Mustang (by means such as: injection-molded carbon fiber composite grille opening, lightweight tower-to-tower brace etc.)
3. Massive brake system: 394mm rotors/Brembo 6-piston fixed calipers with integrated caliper bridges for the front wheels; 380mm rotors/4-piston calipers for the rear;

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Finally Debuted: the 2016 Ford Focus RS, Will Be Sold in US

2016 Ford Focus RS comes with more than 315hp

We have expected to see the all-new 2016 Ford Focus RS back in last month’s Detroit auto show, unfortunately this did not happen. Ford did bring the Mustang GT350R, the GT and also the new F150 SVT Raptor at that time, but the Focus RS did not show up.


Today Ford finally unveiled the latest hot hatch which will also be sold in the US market: the 2016 Focus RS. Besides the exterior/interior styling tweaks, from the press release there are multiple mechanical changes to this RS version:

– Using an upgrade version of the 2...

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2016 Road Race Mustang: New Ford Mustang Variant

Road Race Mustang: Fully Ready For The Track

If you haven’t heard of the Road Race Mustang, you are not alone. In the past two months, the sports car market has been flooded with news related to the high performance version of the Ford Mustang. Specifically speaking, the Mustang GT350 and GT350R.

However, this is not the full story. Yesterday, we found out that Ford Performance quietly put out a new Mustang variant on its catalog website, called the Road Race Mustang.

Road Race Mustang

As described on its webpage, the Road Race Mustang is a factory-build race car based on the Mustang, which is fully ready for track and racing usage...

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2017 Ford F150 Raptor with V6 Turbo Engine: Just Debuted (with Live Photos)

2017 Ford F150 Raptor

Ford is really showing off its latest technology at the Detroit auto show. Besides the new Ford GT and GT350R Mustang, take the 2017 Ford F150 Raptor (goes on sale fall 2016) as example, it debuts the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission.


As shown in the below drawing in the US Patent #8834310 granted to Ford, the Ford 10R transmission has 6 under drive ratios, 1 direct drive ratio and 3 overdrive ratios. The 10 speed gears are implemented using 4 planetary gear sets, which is the same as the ZF 8HP and GM 8L series (but with only 8 speeds); the gear sets are controlled by 6 shift elements (2 brakes + 4 clutches).


At each gear, 4 of the sh...

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