The 2018 Ford Mustang GT Still Has Some Drag Racing Power In It
July 28th, 2017
Ford’s 2018 Mustang GT will be the fastest Mustang ever. With a 0-60 acceleration time under 4 seconds, the GT is faster than a base model Porsche 911.
Under the hood of the Mustang GT is a 5.0-liter V8 that cranks out 460 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, which is an upgrade from the 2017 model’s 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The GT will also be the first time Mustang owners will have the option of a 10-speed automatic transmission. There’s also the new Drag Strip mode that will be available that optimizes your launch and shifts along with the Performance Pack that adds Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires which is what makes that blistering 0-60 time possible. Chevy guys, how you feelin about this?
Katie features a gorgeous restoration of a rare 1967 Jaguar Type E Roadster this week on PowerNation. The car had sat in pieces and in boxes in a storage unit for years before owners Lee Scott and Jeanne Beauchamp decided to restore it. They turned to T.C. Penick and Bay One Customs and the guys hit a home run! And even more challenging; the owners wanted it period correct. T.C. and his team transformed the rare roadster in a three year build with over 2000 man hours, back to better than new with a 4.2 liter engine with a 4 speed. The car only has 30,000 miles on it.
Lee picked Glasuret “Opalescence Blue” and it hints silver and blue depending on where and when you look at it. The leather interior was created by BAS with the original stitch in the seats just like in 1967. Bay One installed the interior along with period correct gauges they had to fly to England for their restoration. Although Lee passed away before the car was completed, Jeanne says she plans to drive and enjoy the Jag they way it was meant to be. It’s a beautiful display of craftsmanship!