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Via @carthrottlenews - When we learned that an Ohio Ford dealership is offering 1200bhp Ford Mustangs for $44,449, we weren’t at all surprised to find out the particular establishment. - It is of course Lebanon Ford, a dealer which hit the headlines last year for selling 717bhp Mustang GTs for the low, low price of $39,995. So how - you might ask - can they offer a brand new ‘Stang with 500bhp more than that, for just a $5000 increase? Well, they can’t - not quite. - While it’s impressive Lebanon can sell you a brand new Mustang with a fully fitted LFP Hellion twin-turbo kit, upgraded injectors and a cat-back exhaust for that price, the magic 1200 figure is only possible “with supporting mods”. - Even the ‘Package 2’ version of the kit - which adds upgraded halfshafts and even fancier injectors among other things - isn’t going to be enough for a hypercar baiting power figure. Still, it’ll provide one hell of a starting point for quarter-mile glory, and for not much money, even if you’ll need to spend a fair bit more to get it over 1000bhp. - So, we want to ask you: this plus some extra mods, or that incoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? - Via The Drive: HH NEWS A Dealership Is Apparently Selling 1200bhp Mustangs For $45k, But It's Not That Simple Via @carthrottlenews - When we learned that an Ohio Ford dealership is offering 1200bhp Ford Mustangs for $44,449, we weren’t at all surprised to find out the particular establishment. - It is of course Lebanon Ford, a dealer which hit the headlines last year for selling 717bhp Mustang GTs for the low, low price of $39,995. So how - you might ask - can they offer a brand new ‘Stang with 500bhp more than that, for just a $5000 increase? Well, they can’t - not quite. - While it’s impressive Lebanon can sell you a brand new Mustang with a fully fitted LFP Hellion twin-turbo kit, upgraded injectors and a cat-back exhaust for that price, the magic 1200 figure is only possible “with supporting mods”. - Even the ‘Package 2’ version of the kit - which adds upgraded halfshafts and even fancier injectors among other things - isn’t going to be enough for a hypercar baiting power figure. Still, it’ll provide one hell of a starting point for quarter-mile glory, and for not much money, even if you’ll need to spend a fair bit more to get it over 1000bhp. - So, we want to ask you: this plus some extra mods, or that incoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? - Via The Drive

Via @carthrottlenews - When we learned that an Ohio Ford dealership is offering 1200bhp Ford Mustangs for $44,449, we weren’t at all surp...

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Via @carthrottlenews - The Ford Mustang has been given a totally unexpected two-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. It’s the first car from a major manufacturer to score so low for almost a decade, and it’s not ideal for something that’s not that likely to make it to the end of its life without being crashed at least once. - The punishing Euro NCAP tests showed up major issues with airbags not protecting occupants properly, rear passengers slipping beneath seat belts and a lack of active safety technology like autonomous braking systems. - For comparison, the Dacia Sandero scored four of out five stars. In 2013. - In the frontal offset impact test, neither of the front airbags inflated enough to fully protect the occupants, and in the side impact test the ‘10-year-old’ dummy’s head actually squashed right through the under-inflated curtain airbag and hit the door trim. - Thatcham Research’s Director of Research, Matthew Avery, even went as far as to say that the test result “makes it unsuitable for carrying rear passengers.” - “On top this, it does not have basic life-saving technology like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) that is available even on the Ford Fiesta, and the recently launched Ford Edge,” he said. - Ford has countered with assertions that the facelifted model, to be released in Europe later this year, will score higher. The newer model will have pre-collision assist and lane-keeping assist as standard. - If you already own one, though, you might want to avoid driving into anything solid.: HH NEWS MUSTANG 2016 FORD CENf612 Ford Mustang Records Shock Two-Star Euro NCAP Safety Score Via @carthrottlenews - The Ford Mustang has been given a totally unexpected two-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. It’s the first car from a major manufacturer to score so low for almost a decade, and it’s not ideal for something that’s not that likely to make it to the end of its life without being crashed at least once. - The punishing Euro NCAP tests showed up major issues with airbags not protecting occupants properly, rear passengers slipping beneath seat belts and a lack of active safety technology like autonomous braking systems. - For comparison, the Dacia Sandero scored four of out five stars. In 2013. - In the frontal offset impact test, neither of the front airbags inflated enough to fully protect the occupants, and in the side impact test the ‘10-year-old’ dummy’s head actually squashed right through the under-inflated curtain airbag and hit the door trim. - Thatcham Research’s Director of Research, Matthew Avery, even went as far as to say that the test result “makes it unsuitable for carrying rear passengers.” - “On top this, it does not have basic life-saving technology like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) that is available even on the Ford Fiesta, and the recently launched Ford Edge,” he said. - Ford has countered with assertions that the facelifted model, to be released in Europe later this year, will score higher. The newer model will have pre-collision assist and lane-keeping assist as standard. - If you already own one, though, you might want to avoid driving into anything solid.
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Via @carthrottlenews - It’s been a pretty big week for shouty American cars with V8s. We had the news about the Ford Mustang facelift, more details emerging about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and now this: the 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake Mustang. - As with the last Super Snake Mustang from Shelby American, the 50th Anniversary car straps a supercharger to the familiar 5.0-litre Coyote V8 to push the eight-cylinder anger well beyond 600bhp. It’s good for 660bhp in ‘standard’ guise, although if you tick the right options (which you absolutely should), that jumps to 740bhp. Lovely. - Thankfully, Shelby hasn’t just chucked a load of power to the rear wheels and left it at that. The 50th also gets upgraded brakes in the form of six-piston front-four-piston rear callipers from Wilwood, along with a new ducting to keep them cool. - The suspension has been given a thorough working over with new dampers, springs, anti-roll bars and bushes, while the exterior has been treated to a whole host of angrier body parts. Plus a smattering of 50th Anniversary badges, obviously. - Naturally this doesn’t come cheap: the total cost including the standard Mustang donor car comes to $69,995, before you tick that 740bhp option. But for a proper Shelby-tuned pony car with a silly power output and an enviable parts list, perhaps that’s not so bad.: HH NEWS The 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake Mustang IS A 740bhp Monster Via @carthrottlenews - It’s been a pretty big week for shouty American cars with V8s. We had the news about the Ford Mustang facelift, more details emerging about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and now this: the 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake Mustang. - As with the last Super Snake Mustang from Shelby American, the 50th Anniversary car straps a supercharger to the familiar 5.0-litre Coyote V8 to push the eight-cylinder anger well beyond 600bhp. It’s good for 660bhp in ‘standard’ guise, although if you tick the right options (which you absolutely should), that jumps to 740bhp. Lovely. - Thankfully, Shelby hasn’t just chucked a load of power to the rear wheels and left it at that. The 50th also gets upgraded brakes in the form of six-piston front-four-piston rear callipers from Wilwood, along with a new ducting to keep them cool. - The suspension has been given a thorough working over with new dampers, springs, anti-roll bars and bushes, while the exterior has been treated to a whole host of angrier body parts. Plus a smattering of 50th Anniversary badges, obviously. - Naturally this doesn’t come cheap: the total cost including the standard Mustang donor car comes to $69,995, before you tick that 740bhp option. But for a proper Shelby-tuned pony car with a silly power output and an enviable parts list, perhaps that’s not so bad.

Via @carthrottlenews - It’s been a pretty big week for shouty American cars with V8s. We had the news about the Ford Mustang facelift, mo...

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Via @carthrottlenews - We’ve had a little time to get used to the sixth-gen Mustang’s new look thanks to a leak earlier today, but now Ford has given the refreshed pony its full reveal. - So, what’s new? Quite a lot, it turns out. For starters there’s the redesigned front end that’s already the talk of the Internet, plus the new hood scoops, rear light bars and rear wing. But the changes are more than skin deep, with Ford festooning the Mustang with a lot more tech than it had previously. - We’ve always found the Mustang’s suspension to be lacking finesse, but that’s now been addressed with ‘MagnaRide’ adaptive dampers, available with the Performance Pack. Next up on the menu is the optional active exhaust, which will let you decide exactly how shouty the GT version’s 5.0-litre V8 is. - In the cabin meanwhile, you’ll find that the old physical dials are gone. They’re replaced with an all-new digital dash centred around 12-inch LCD screen. - In addition to the optional adaptive dampers, all models get new shock absorbers, a new cross-axis joint at the rear and new stabiliser bars. According to Ford, all that should “bring sharper response and handling.” - In terms of engine line-up, the big news is that the 3.7-litre V6 is no more. The range now consists of only the 2.3-litre Ecoboost and 5.0-litre V8 GT, with the latter engine receiving a few tweaks. It revs higher and is more powerful (although Ford hasn’t said by how much) thanks to a new high-pressure fuel injection system. - If you found the pre-facelift car’s colour pallette a little lacking, we have good news. The facelift brings the choice of more colours, plus 12 different wheel designs. Lovely. - Finally, the last big change for the Mustang is the new optional 10-speed automatic gearbox. It’s available on both the Ecoboost and GT, and comes with a set of steering wheel-mounted paddles. - The refreshed Mustang will be on sale in North America this autumn, arriving in Europe some time after.: HH NEW The 2018 Ford Mustang ls Here, With New Tech But No V6 Via @carthrottlenews - We’ve had a little time to get used to the sixth-gen Mustang’s new look thanks to a leak earlier today, but now Ford has given the refreshed pony its full reveal. - So, what’s new? Quite a lot, it turns out. For starters there’s the redesigned front end that’s already the talk of the Internet, plus the new hood scoops, rear light bars and rear wing. But the changes are more than skin deep, with Ford festooning the Mustang with a lot more tech than it had previously. - We’ve always found the Mustang’s suspension to be lacking finesse, but that’s now been addressed with ‘MagnaRide’ adaptive dampers, available with the Performance Pack. Next up on the menu is the optional active exhaust, which will let you decide exactly how shouty the GT version’s 5.0-litre V8 is. - In the cabin meanwhile, you’ll find that the old physical dials are gone. They’re replaced with an all-new digital dash centred around 12-inch LCD screen. - In addition to the optional adaptive dampers, all models get new shock absorbers, a new cross-axis joint at the rear and new stabiliser bars. According to Ford, all that should “bring sharper response and handling.” - In terms of engine line-up, the big news is that the 3.7-litre V6 is no more. The range now consists of only the 2.3-litre Ecoboost and 5.0-litre V8 GT, with the latter engine receiving a few tweaks. It revs higher and is more powerful (although Ford hasn’t said by how much) thanks to a new high-pressure fuel injection system. - If you found the pre-facelift car’s colour pallette a little lacking, we have good news. The facelift brings the choice of more colours, plus 12 different wheel designs. Lovely. - Finally, the last big change for the Mustang is the new optional 10-speed automatic gearbox. It’s available on both the Ecoboost and GT, and comes with a set of steering wheel-mounted paddles. - The refreshed Mustang will be on sale in North America this autumn, arriving in Europe some time after.

Via @carthrottlenews - We’ve had a little time to get used to the sixth-gen Mustang’s new look thanks to a leak earlier today, but now Fo...

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