When the editors of Road & Track Magazine invited JBA to their High Speed Shootout back in 1989, little did they know that it would spawn the creation of one of the most legendary Fox-bodies of all time, the JBA Dominator Widebody car!
After a confirmed invite to the event, JBA contacted FoMoCo for help and a new ’89 LX hatch was selected. It was obviously lighter than a GT and although heavier than an LX coupe, it had better aerodynamic numbers.
What then ensued was all-out insanity, as what’s claimed to be the first IRS in a Fox Mustang was installed along with the, now infamous all steel widebody fenders, the massive wheels, Recaro seats and even a Capri bubble-back hatch to help with down-force at the planned high speeds. The Capri hatch was later replaced with the current wing. [Read more...]
Call me a techno-nerd, but I find it incredibly cool that the Coyote engines have so much cam-timing adjustability that an experienced tuner can make your 5.0 lope like an old school big block with the wave of a mouse. That’s right, by simply changing the cam timing your Coyote can go from idling like glass to a choppy idle more akin to big cams.
Trust me, I’ve driven press muscle cars and they are thrashed. So I’m gonna pass on this one. If you want it, I bet they’d be willing to drop the price even more.
via [Road & Track]
Ford really hit a home run with the Coyote motor and as time goes on they’re only going to get more popular for swaps, especially if Ford offers a Smog-legal swap kit *nudge nudge Ford! Although an emissions friendly example doesn’t exist yet, we have plenty to be thankful for, like the different Coyote crate motors available from Ford and the Control Pack that makes wiring up the wicked motor a simple affair.
There’s no way around it, the 2013 GT500 is a BEAST! With 662hp stock, it’s a solid platform to build upon and Evolution Performance certainly used it to make one bad ride. How bad? Try 1156hp and 1058 lb-ft out of a relatively simple combo. All that thrust moves the 3734-pound (with driver) Mustang to a new record of 8.94 @ 159 mph. [Read more...]