95 percent of all Mustang parts are available!

Ford Mustang Convertible body shell

Father’s Day lands this weekend, and if you’re anything like us, you’re doing your best to put off trying to find a gift. Ford has an idea for those of us too lazy to pull up dad’s Amazon list and click purchase. The automaker says it takes roughly two years for a hobbyist to complete a classic vehicle restoration from the ground up over nights and weekends. That means that a project Mustang started this summer will be ready just in time for the car’s 50th anniversary in a couple of years.

How’s that for clever? The company says roughly 95 percent of all Mustang parts are available brand new as reproductions right now through FordRestorationParts.com, including full body shells like the one seen above. Besides, what’s your old man doing with his time now that he doesn’t have to worry about you choking to death on your hand anymore? Check out the press release for more information.

Link: Autoblog

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 vs 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Part 2)

Link: InsideLine

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Picture

In case you’ve been sleeping under a big block for the last 45 years, here are the facts: Camaro and Mustang comparison tests are to enthusiasts what ice is to hockey, what minivans are to soccer moms and what cheese is to tacos. This is the foundational bedrock of our passion for performance, and when two pony cars as epic as these arrive at the same time the awesomeness is arresting. check out the link above!

Dyno-Tested: 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 vs 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Decades of rivalry between Ford and Chevy have culminated into the quite-loony 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. They’re the two biggest-gun pony cars ever turned loose by their respective manufacturers, collectively blowing clean past the 1000-horsepower threshold like it was wet tissue paper, amassing a grand total of 1,242 horsepower. See how it ends up!  Link: InsideLine

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Dyno-Tested: 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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The 2013 GT500 isn’t a supercar per se, but its 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine’s stats have officially put the supercar establishment on notice. Factory ratings of 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque at the flywheel. In a Mustang. America is awesome.

Its mill has roots in the original “Modular” engine that debuted in the 1991 Lincoln Town Car with 190 hp, but for the GT500 the unit has been so comprehensively overhauled that there’s little beyond bore spacing common among the dental records. Let’s take a looksee at what 22 years hath wrought: Link: InsideLine