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Old 09-28-2004, 13:48   #1 (permalink)
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US:Ford launches new Mustang race car

Ford launches new Mustang race car

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If you plan to get into racing any time soon, Ford would like you to consider the new Mustang. Even as the new production car hits showrooms, Ford is getting ready to launch a race version, and is studying running it in Grand-Am as a factory effort.


Internally known as Boy Racer, the car is powered by a 5.0-liter crate engine producing 420 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Dan Davis, Ford's director of racing technology, said the Mustang racer is aimed at drivers interested in showroom stock-type series.
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2005 Mustang Will Receive Performance Parts Program

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By: Emily Engelman | Ford Communications Network
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Ford Racing has expanded its performance parts catalog to include parts for the 2005 Ford Mustang. To see the catalog, visit fordracingparts.com. For more information on the 2005 Mustang, visit fordvehicles.com.

DEARBORN, Mich. -- The Ford Mustang, performance, and racing. All three have been synonymous since the car’s debut in 1964, and the latest version of “America’s car” will soon be the target for hot rodders and racers alike.
Ford Racing recently announced a development program to expand its performance parts catalog offerings to include the new 2005 Ford Mustang.

“The Mustang is at the core of Ford Racing Performance Parts’ business, from simple bolt-on upgrades all the way to complete crate engine assemblies,” said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology. “We're very excited to see the 2005 Mustang hit the road and we’re working on having a variety of performance parts ready for all those enthusiasts out there that will drive straight from the dealership to their garage for installation.”

The Mustang has been integral to the Ford Racing Performance Parts business, and has delivered many of the parts that are currently featured in the catalog, such as the 5.0-liter small block V-8. It has also been the impetus for continued engine development, such as the new 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 based on Ford's MOD engine family.

Ford Racing has embarked on an aggressive development program for the 2005 Ford Mustang to evaluate all areas of the vehicle for performance upgrades. The initial target for parts will be bolt-on items that will produce more engine power as well as parts that will provide visual distinction from an “off-the-showroom” floor model.

“As we built up a development prototype, we saw the opportunity to take Mustang to the most extreme level of modification, by turning it into a race car," explained Davis. "So, with the help of a team of motorsports specialists from Multimatic, we began to investigate the possibility of a ’turn-key’ racer based off the new Mustang.”

During Ford Racing's performance parts development program for the 2005 Mustang, engineers saw the opportunity to investigate a race version of the new car. The result could be a factory-supported Mustang race program. The first prototype was put through its paces at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca to test out its capabilities.

The team was on to something and another investigation was started. With a performance parts strategy for the new Mustang already in progress, there were a few other pieces of the puzzle that made timing for this project just right. The 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 crate engine already had 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 Mustang’s rich history in racing has spanned the over the 40-year life of the vehicle. It has been successful in all forms of racing, from drag racing to Trans Am road racing, and has especially ignited enthusiasts’ participation in entry-level forms of motorsports.

“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 new 2005 Mustang and our 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 crate engine make a perfect combination to extend Ford's rich sports car racing heritage.”

The new Cammer 5.0-liter V-8 is available as a crate engine through the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog. The Cammer V-8 is built from Ford's family of modular V-8 engines; including the 4.6-liter DOHC supercharged V-8 found in the SVT Mustang Cobra. The 5.0-liter Cammer crate engine produces 420 horsepower and 370 pound-feet 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.



“Our goal with the Boy Racer project would be to capitalize on our performance parts program and the Mustang's successful history in road racing,” continued Davis. “The 5.0-liter Cammer represents the future of Ford Racing Performance Parts, and this program could help solidify the Cammer as the performance crate engine of choice.”

“The key factor in determining the future of this Mustang race program will be providing a competitive race car in a package that stresses value and durability,” Davis explained. “Other considerations include low operating cost, especially when it comes to engines. We believe the Cammer V-8 will set a new level of expectation.”

The primary targeted racing series for the car would be showroom stock-type series, along with other grassroots and semi-professional road racing series.

The 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 crate engine is currently available from Ford Racing Performance Parts. For more information, visit fordracingparts.com.

The 2005 Ford Mustang will hit dealer showrooms beginning this fall. It will be available in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. For more information on the 2005 Mustang, visit fordvehicles.com.
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2005 Mustang off to the races? Ford revs up for run

By Steven Cole Smith | Sentinel Automotive Editor
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Ford hasn't even stocked its dealerships with all-new 2005 Mustangs and already the company is testing a racing version of the car. During Ford Racing's performance-parts-development program for the 2005 Mustang, engineers took the opportunity to investigate a motor-sports application, and the result could be a factory-supported Mustang race program.

Painted white with Shelby-era blue stripes, the first prototype was put through its paces recently at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca in California to test out its capabilities.

What's the goal? Apparently to offer race-ready versions of the Mustang to the public, and to support a racing program for the car, possibly similar to what Dodge did with the Neon several years ago.

"The Mustang is at the core of Ford Racing Performance Parts' business, from simple bolt-on upgrades all the way to complete-crate engine assemblies," said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology.

"We're very excited to see the 2005 Mustang hit the road," Davis said, "and we're working on having a variety of performance parts ready for all those enthusiasts out there."

Davis said that during the development program, the engineering team discovered an interesting opportunity:

"As we built up a development prototype, we saw the opportunity to take Mustang to the most extreme level of modification, by turning it into a race car. So, with the help of a team of motor-sports specialists from Multimatic, we began to investigate the possibility of a 'turn-key' racer based off the new Mustang."

Sources suggest it is likely to happen within a year.
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that looks really nice. if only the car came out lowered or even a little lower than it is now.
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