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All-Electric Mustang Prototype Runs 8.27s Quarter-Mile

By Ford’s math it’s equivalent to the combined output of more than three 2021 Mustang GT V8 engines. Developed by Ford Performance in parallel to the recently unveiled Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype, both cars were publicizing Ford’s growing EV technologies that are currently lagging leaders such as BMW and Tesla and Daimler. Continue reading

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Fastest Ever? 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet

The 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is a limited-edition of 68 turnkey race car that honors the 50th anniversary of the original that dominated drag strips in 1968. The new Cobra Jet makes its public debut this weekend at the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise. Continue reading

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Riding the Rails or Jim McCraw On Swamp Rat and Big Daddy

After suffering a clutch explosion in one of his Swamp Rat front-engine dragsters at the NHRA Winternationals, Garlits spent a year rethinking fuel dragster design and reinvented the rear-engined dragster while he was in a wheelchair, a design which had been tried many times before without success. Continue reading

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Camaro COPO Drag Racing Car Ready to Burn Out in 2012

The new COPO Camaro, if it is competitive, should be fastest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet since current national records for quarter-mile times in these classes are in the nine-second range. The Camaro starting at $89,000 cannot be registered, titled, licensed, or driven on public roads or highways. COPO is specifically offered for off-highway, competitive NHRA use only. Continue reading

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Drag Racing 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang Revealed

The 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang has two 5.0-liter Ti-VCT engine options – a naturally aspirated engine with Cobra Jet induction system, CNC ported heads, high-lift cams and low-drag accessory drive; or a Whipple supercharged version with CNC port-matched manifold and heads, and what’s said to be a proprietary 10-rib supercharger drive system for high-rpm use without belt slip. Continue reading

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GM Donates First LSX454R Crate Engine to Charity

GM Performance Parts (GMPP) will auction the first production LSX454R crate engine at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event this Friday, with the proceeds going to the American Heart Association. Over the years, GM and the GM Foundation have contributed more than $1 … Continue reading

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