Mustang logo – Scode Mustang http://scodemustang.com/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:53:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scodemustang.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-1-150x150.png Mustang logo – Scode Mustang http://scodemustang.com/ 32 32 Keselowski Stable car to feature NBA superstar’s foundation racing in Michigan – Macomb Daily https://scodemustang.com/keselowski-stable-car-to-feature-nba-superstars-foundation-racing-in-michigan-macomb-daily/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:53:02 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/keselowski-stable-car-to-feature-nba-superstars-foundation-racing-in-michigan-macomb-daily/ Chris Buescher’s car will showcase the LeBron James Family Foundation in its paint scheme during the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 race at Michigan International Speedway on August 7. Buescher drives the No. 17 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, a team that Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski bought after leaving Team Penske […]]]>

Chris Buescher’s car will showcase the LeBron James Family Foundation in its paint scheme during the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 race at Michigan International Speedway on August 7.

Buescher drives the No. 17 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, a team that Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski bought after leaving Team Penske last year.

Chris Buescher

Buescher’s program will spotlight LJFF and its I PROMISE program, which the foundation says serves more than 1,600 students and their families with resources.

“To see our foundation represented alongside one of NASCAR’s most iconic racing teams shows our kids in Akron that anything is possible and nothing is beyond their reach,” said Michele Campbell, Executive Director. of the LeBron James Family Foundation.

“It’s amazing that our partners at RFK Racing have created this opportunity for them to connect with racing in a meaningful way that opens up a whole new world of possibilities for our kids and families.”

The car‘s design will feature the green and gold colors of the LeBron James Family Foundation, as well as his iconic crown logo, the phrase I PROMISE and ‘est. Akron’ as a nod to his hometown.

James of the Los Angeles Lakers is a minority owner of Fenway Sports Group, a parent company of RFK Racing, which is co-owned by Fenway, Jack Roush and Keselowski.

Keselowski drives Mustang #6. He is aiming for his first Cup victory at MIS.

Buescher is 23rd and Keselowski 28th in the driver standings.

MIS is RFK’s most successful track with 13 Cup Series wins and 23 NASCAR National Touring Series wins.

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MSU scheme

Josh Bilicki’s No. 77 Chevrolet will sport a paint scheme from Michigan State University at MIS.

Spartan trainers Tom Izzo and Mel Tucker will serve as co-grand marshals and give the order to start the engines before the FireKeepers Casino 400. MSU supporter Aaron Zeigler owns Zeigler Auto Group, a sponsor of Bilicki’s Camaro .

“This is a tremendous opportunity for us to represent Michigan State athletics and our great university at a NASCAR event and at one of the premier auto racing facilities at Michigan International Speedway,” said Izzo. , MSU’s men’s basketball coach, in a statement.

Tucker, the Spartans’ football coach, said Zeigler had “a relentless mindset, and it’s an innovative way to represent MSU.”

Bilicki, 27, a part-time driver for Spire Motorsports in the Cup Series. The FireKeepers 400 starts at 3 p.m.

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NASCAR vehicle to present the LeBron James Family Foundation https://scodemustang.com/nascar-vehicle-to-present-the-lebron-james-family-foundation/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:50:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/nascar-vehicle-to-present-the-lebron-james-family-foundation/ AKRON, Ohio – A race car designed to showcase the LeBron James Family Foundationtrained by Chris Buescher, NASCAR driver of Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, will debut in August at Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race. Buescher’s No. 17 Ford Mustang will be decked out in the foundation’s green and gold colors and […]]]>

AKRON, Ohio – A race car designed to showcase the LeBron James Family Foundationtrained by Chris Buescher, NASCAR driver of Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, will debut in August at Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race.

Buescher’s No. 17 Ford Mustang will be decked out in the foundation’s green and gold colors and will feature the foundation’s iconic crown logo. The racing car will display the words “I promise” in large block letters, and the phrase “is Akronwhere James grew up and started the school and the I Promise program.

Printed on the rear of the vehicle will be “We Are Family”, representing the first philosophy of the foundation.


What do you want to know

  • A race car featuring the LeBron James Family Foundation will debut at Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series
  • The #17 Ford Mustang will be driven by NASCAR driver Chris Buescher of Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
  • The vehicle will be adorned with the foundation’s green and gold colors, its iconic crown logo and the words “I Promise”
  • Partnership with RFK Racing will expose I Promise students to the sport of motor racing

Since its inception, the foundation has entered into a series of partnerships with organizations that provide educational and wholesome services and experiences to I Promise students and families, as well as the Akron community.

The new partnership with RFK race will expose I Promise students and families to exciting new possibilities, LJFF Executive Director Michele Campbell said in a statement.

“To see our foundation represented alongside one of NASCAR’s most iconic racing teams shows our kids in Akron that anything is possible and nothing is beyond their reach,” Campbell said.

The partnership with RFK Racing stems from James’ minority stake in Fenway Sports Groupwhich is a parent company of RFK Racing, the foundation said.

Having a race car representing the foundation on the NASCAR track can connect I Promise students to the sport of motor racing, said Fenway Sports Group President Tom Werner.

“We hope this special relationship with RFK Racing will provide these talented students with an understanding of all the opportunities available to them as they envision their bright future,” said Werner.

The foundations Program I promise launched in 2011, with the I promise school opening in 2018 as part of the Akron Public Schools District.

The school uses specialized programming to promote social-emotional learning and focuses on both academics and character building while providing students and their families with a list of support services.

Since the school opened, the foundation has launched several other facilities that align with the “We Are Family” philosophy of the I Promise program.

House Three Thirty, a multi-use complex that opened this year, plans to expand the programming of the I Promise program and provide opportunities and entertainment for the community. The exterior of House Three Thirty is just two blocks from I Promise School, which is near downtown Akron.

The facilities are close to I promise Villagewhich provides transitional housing to I Promise families experiencing homelessness.

All graduate students of the I Promise School are eligible for the Zips Promise Scholarship, which will cover tuition, room, and board for up to four years of study at the University of Akron. To win the scholarship, students must meet academic goals and community service requirements.

In June, the foundation announced its I promise HealthQuartersscheduled to open in 2023, which is a primary care health center housing a range of services for I Promise students and families, and the Akron community.

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Next-gen Ford Mustang is coming sooner than you think https://scodemustang.com/next-gen-ford-mustang-is-coming-sooner-than-you-think/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 17:28:21 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/next-gen-ford-mustang-is-coming-sooner-than-you-think/ Check it out, it’s almost August already! That means there’s just over a month and a half until the Detroit Auto Show returns for the first time since 2019, and it will have a very big special guest. Automotive News Reports from industry insiders that the next-generation Ford Mustang will make its world debut at […]]]>

Check it out, it’s almost August already! That means there’s just over a month and a half until the Detroit Auto Show returns for the first time since 2019, and it will have a very big special guest. Automotive News Reports from industry insiders that the next-generation Ford Mustang will make its world debut at the resurrected Detroit show mean we don’t have long to wait.

The AutoNews report suggests he spoke to at least two people with knowledge of the next-generation Mustang and its debut. This year’s Detroit Auto Show runs from September 14-25, when the next-generation Mustang, codenamed S650, will make its debut, with the EcoBoost V-8 and four-cylinder engines still available. . You can see our render of the seventh-generation Mustang above.

We anticipate that the six-speed manual and 10-speed automatic transmissions will be retained, as the new Mustang will be built on the same platform as the current model. We are also planning a hybrid version, possibly for both engine variants. Ford’s recent patent filings show a V-8 engine with two electric motors mounted on each side, offering a tantalizing hint at what we might expect from a hybrid Mustang in the future.

A Ford spokesperson said AutoNews that Ford “previously said the all-new, seventh-generation Mustang is on the way and we look forward to sharing more details soon.” The current sixth-generation Mustang entered production in 2015, with a slight design refresh in 2018. As the report points out, Ford has already announced that the new Mustang will continue to be built at its current assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.

It’s a big reveal for a struggling show, as the Detroit Auto Show tried to move to a summer date after 2019, only to see the show canceled two years in a row due to the outbreak of the pandemic. of coronavirus. AutoNews reports that 35 brands are participating this year, with at least five major model launches, likely including the Mustang.

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This Ford GT 500 is a concept supercar we wish we had done https://scodemustang.com/this-ford-gt-500-is-a-concept-supercar-we-wish-we-had-done/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/this-ford-gt-500-is-a-concept-supercar-we-wish-we-had-done/ Although the Ford The GT 500 Shelby is big on power and big on personality, we can’t help but wonder what motoring legend Carroll Shelby would do if he were around to get his hands on the latest generation of the Ford GT. Known as the man who helped design the car that beat Enzo […]]]>

Although the Ford The GT 500 Shelby is big on power and big on personality, we can’t help but wonder what motoring legend Carroll Shelby would do if he were around to get his hands on the latest generation of the Ford GT.

Known as the man who helped design the car that beat Enzo and his Ferraris, Carroll Shelby’s longstanding relationship with Ford eventually waned after Shelby retired from racing in 1970, and his company virtually faded away.

After settling as a standalone car modifier, the Shelby name was diluted in the ’80s after a series of obscure automotive collaborations left Shelby fans itching for another halo car than the Shelby Mustang of the 2000s could not scratch.

However, one can’t help but wonder why the Ford GT didn’t get the Carroll Shelby treatment. After all, Ford paid tribute to driver Holman Moody, best known for helping Ford achieve his infamous 1-2-3 at Le Mans 1966.

Fortunately for us, digital artist, Jlord8 — or just Jim on their Instagram pagescratches our itch as he reinvents Ford’s halo car into a Ford GT 500.

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A true supercar successor to the Shelby GT500 name

Essentially an amalgamation of the Ford GT and Mustang Shelby GT500, Jlord8 manages to blend two cars that visually couldn’t be more different.

Taking the Mustang’s bulky front end and flattening its once-round face into a sleek, boxy pout, the muscle car’s front end begins to transition smoothly into the European-inspired GT.

Retaining the iconic Shelby Cobra badging, the Ford GT 500 wouldn’t be complete without the quintessential blue paint scheme, complete with the iconic dual racing stripes in white.

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The Ford GT40 is the car that inspired it all

Although Jim admitted that he “got a little crazy with tonight’s entry,” the response from the comment crowd couldn’t be happier with the mashup.

Not to mention that its space is widely known as “Imagination Land”, we’d expect nothing less than crazy from Jlord8.

One commenter even went so far as to say “finally, a new Ford that deserves the Mustang name,” while another sarcastically joked that Ford executives should take notes from this man in Imagination Land.

Because no matter what you think of the Mustang or the Ford GT, we can all agree that a modern Shelby GT40 is something the world would really love to experience before Shelby passes away in 2012.

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10 Things Muscle Car Fans Should Know About The 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H https://scodemustang.com/10-things-muscle-car-fans-should-know-about-the-1966-ford-mustang-shelby-gt350h/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/10-things-muscle-car-fans-should-know-about-the-1966-ford-mustang-shelby-gt350h/ FordThe 1966 GT350H is one of the most coveted early Shelby Mustangs, born out of the deal between Shelby and Hertz. Initially, the plan was to build 50-100 units of this special Mustang as rental cars, but it became an instant hit, so Hertz kept ordering more. ’66 Mustang Shelby GT350H were often booked weeks […]]]>

FordThe 1966 GT350H is one of the most coveted early Shelby Mustangs, born out of the deal between Shelby and Hertz. Initially, the plan was to build 50-100 units of this special Mustang as rental cars, but it became an instant hit, so Hertz kept ordering more. ’66 Mustang Shelby GT350H were often booked weeks in advance and frequently visited racetracks and drag strips.



When the buzz around the GT350H died down, the rental program was eventually canceled, as no one wanted a rental car that had taken a beating. A significant number of 1966 Shelby GT350H Mustangs were scrapped or wrecked, but surviving ones rose to popularity in the ’90s and today cost as much as $150,000, according to Hagerty. Here are 10 interesting things to know about the 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H.

Related: 10 Captivating Facts About The Discontinued Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

ten Built by Shelby and Hertz

Renting a sports car from the Hertz Sports Car Club was more expensive than renting a regular sedan and associated with limited passenger seating, so the Sports Car Club struggled to survive in the early 1960s. In an effort to save the Sports Car Club from total collapse, Hertz Corporation teamed up with Shelby Carroll to build a batch of special-edition high-performance Shelby Mustangs for rent.

Ford has equipped the Mustang Shelby with a powerful V8 engine with extra performance that driving enthusiasts can only find on a track.

9 No significant difference between GT350 and GT350H

The 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and the special Hertz variant are nearly identical. Even though they are considered two different designs, the only notable distinction between them is the paint pattern. Most 1966 Shelby GT350H Mustangs are available in black with gold striping.

The paint colors are similar to the Hertz logo. A limited number of 1966 GT350Hs are available in Wimbledon White, Sapphire Blue, Ivy Green and Candyapple Red.


8 Hertz Rent-A-Racer Program

The partnership between Shelby and Hertz Corporation led to the production of 1,001 Shelby Mustang GT350H vehicles. These Mustangs with the “H-series” designation were specifically built to promote the Hertz Rent-A-Racer program, which was open to Sports Car Club members over the age of 25.

Renting a 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H is $17 a day, with an additional 17 cents for each mile. In the 1960s, it was a tempting affair, and it appealed not only to performance-minded people, but also business travelers and vacationers.

Related: Hertz Rent-A-Racer Reborn: Revology’s 1966 Shelby GT350H


seven Hollywood history

The 1966 Shelby GT350H Mustang became an iconic classic muscle car that not only found its way into the garages of TV stars like Jay Leno, but onto TV shows as well. The 1966 Shelby GT350H Mustang was featured in the 2005 American sci-fi action film War of the Worlds.

The film stars Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Channing Tatum, and Miranda Otto. A two-tone Shelby GT350H Mustang is seen in a garage in the film.

6 Heavy brakes

The 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H was equipped with competition brakes, which was quite unusual for many tenants in the 60s. To make the competition brakes suitable for heavy racing, they were fitted with a pad and a metal brake lining. But these brakes are not hot enough to use for normal street riding.

Ford placed a stick inside the Mustang Shelby GT350H to let drivers know the vehicle is running on competition brakes, which may require more brake pressure.

5 Focused on the track

The moment the 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H left Shelby’s shop, you knew it was a monstrous machine ready to take over the track. The V8-powered road cruiser was designed to be very light, with a curb weight of 2,780 pounds.

The “H” may stand for Hertz, but the Shelby GT350H is quite “homologated”, as all 1,001 examples made met the FIA’s minimum production requirements. At the time, the Shelby GT350H was driven as a production-class vehicle at SSCA events and a regular sight on the drag strip.

Related: See American Race Car Driver Tomy Drissi Thrash His Classic Shelby GT350H

4 Manual/automatic transmission

The combination of Shelby and Hertz has led to the creation of over a thousand Shelby GT350H Mustangs. Of these, only 85 units were fitted with a 4-speed Borg-Warner T-10 manual transmission. The remaining Shelby GT350H Mustangs were 3-speed automatics.

Carroll Shelby is believed to have kept the very first 1966 GT350H produced for himself. Acceleration times for the 3-speed automatic compare favorably to those of the 4-speed manual.

3 Welcoming interior

The 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350H became a legend the moment it left the factory, and it wasn’t just because of its performance, but also because of its impressive design. The interior features vinyl seats with a Ray Brown competition-style lap belt.

On the dash, Stewart Warner instrumentation includes gauges that measure amperage, fuel pressure, oil temperature, and oil pressure. The doors have a minimalist look, with bulletproof mirrors and plexiglass rear windows.

Related: These Classic Sports Car Interiors Still Look Gorgeous Today

2 Folding rear seats

Another impressive feature of the 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350H is the folding rear seat, which is not in the 1965 iteration. The rear seat can accommodate two passengers, making the 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350H the ideal muscle car for a family of four.

However, you may have noticed that 1966 Shelby GT350H Mustangs do not have headrests. Indeed, headrests weren’t exactly considered important safety features back then.


1966 Shelby GT350H Mustangs are mechanically identical to the regular GT350. They are powered by a high-performance Cobra 289 K-Code V8 that develops up to 306 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 329 lb-ft of torque.

The muscle car sprints to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and covers a quarter mile in 15.2 seconds. The GT350H with its high-wound 289ci V8 engine hits at least 137 mph before losing its breath.

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Ford Returning as Presenting Sponsor for 2022 Dream Cruise https://scodemustang.com/ford-returning-as-presenting-sponsor-for-2022-dream-cruise/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 18:08:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/ford-returning-as-presenting-sponsor-for-2022-dream-cruise/ FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Just one month away from the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise, Ford Motor Company returns as the event’s sponsor. This will be the fifth consecutive year that Ford has sponsored the cruise. “There’s nothing like the Woodward Dream Cruise and that’s why Ford is extending its sponsorship of America’s premier auto show […]]]>

FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Just one month away from the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise, Ford Motor Company returns as the event’s sponsor.

This will be the fifth consecutive year that Ford has sponsored the cruise.

“There’s nothing like the Woodward Dream Cruise and that’s why Ford is extending its sponsorship of America’s premier auto show for a fifth consecutive year,” said Rob Johnston, chief marketing officer. Ford Performance in a press release. “In addition to the exciting Mustang and Bronco families of vehicles we will be showcasing, this year we will be celebrating 75 years of FS Series trucks, from street trucks to workhorses to the all-new F-150 Lightning. electric. »

Cruisers are scheduled to return to Woodward on Saturday August 20.

As part of their participation, Ford is paying homage to three quarters of a century of its trucks by depicting the sixth-generation F-100 pickup truck in the Woodward Dream Cruise 2022 logo with its redesigned egg-crate grille and rectangular headlights. The new logo was also unveiled today.

The company will showcase its latest vehicles, including the all-electric F-150 Lighting, all-new Bronco Raptor, Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition and others at this year’s Dream Cruise.

“The Woodward Dream Cruise brings people together in a positive way and celebrates the past, present and future of the automotive industry,” said Michael Lary, president of Woodward Dream Cruise in a press release. “Through our relationship with Ford, we are able to maintain this automotive event as a tradition loved by enthusiasts of all ages and supporting our community in so many ways. We are extremely excited to grow this partnership in the years to come. »

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Long live the V8! Ford is building a 700-hp F-150 Raptor R with a Mustang GT500 engine https://scodemustang.com/long-live-the-v8-ford-is-building-a-700-hp-f-150-raptor-r-with-a-mustang-gt500-engine/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 17:36:38 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/long-live-the-v8-ford-is-building-a-700-hp-f-150-raptor-r-with-a-mustang-gt500-engine/ Home » Engines » Long live the V8! Ford is building a 700-hp F-150 Raptor R with a Mustang GT500 engine The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R gets a blown 5.2-liter V8 and makes 700 horsepower, but it’s just a bit underpowered by the RAM TRX. The V8 Ford F-150 Raptor is back! This time […]]]>

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R gets a blown 5.2-liter V8 and makes 700 horsepower, but it’s just a bit underpowered by the RAM TRX.

The V8 Ford F-150 Raptor is back! This time it’s a supercharged 5.2-litre beast borrowed from the Mustang Shelby GT500. With big power, 37-inch-tall tires and a beefed-up drivetrain, it’s only missing one thing – the three ponies it would need to outrun the TRX-RAM in the battle of the dino-trucks.

Ford has plenty to brag about with the F-150 Raptor R. This supercharged 5.2-liter V8 is no joke. It’s nearly the same as the Mustang Shelby GT500‘s engine, but Ford made a few truck-ready upgrades to make sure it’s durable when blasting over dunes and hauling trailers.

Mustang V8 modified for truck service

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A recalibration of the fan and a new pulley are installed to give it more low-end torque. The changes increase total horsepower to 650 lb-ft, more than the Mustang’s 625. More low-end and mid-range torque makes it more suitable for crawling rock and the use of trucks than the Mustang first runway intentions.

To improve durability, Ford Performance added a cast stainless steel exhaust manifold. There’s also a special oil cooler and filter, and Ford added a deeper oil pan. The purpose of these parts is to keep the engine cool and to keep it lubricated when going up (or down) steep hills.

Ford even made the Raptor R breathe better. Thanks to a larger air intake and a higher flow filter that adds 66% more intake air volume.

Total power is 700 horsepower, just two less than the supercharged 6.2L RAM 1500 TRX. We can’t imagine how passionate the product and marketing meetings were about this small difference, but there’s no doubt that there was drama. Ford gets a claim, though, calling it “the most torque-dense supercharged V8 yet in a production pickup.”

First V8 Raptor since 2014

Ford F-150 Raptor R
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Ford’s very first F-150 Raptor, from the 2010 model year, gave you the choice of two V8 engines – a 5.4L V8 with 320 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, or a 6 .2 L attached to very responsible parts bin that made 411 ponies and 434 lb-ft of torque. The Raptor R’s new V8 is a whole different beast.

The new V8 will roar through a new active-valve dual exhaust system. The system has a silent mode, as well as normal and sport modes. Then there’s Baja mode, the one that will let you quickly know which of your neighbors like loud V8s and which absolutely don’t.

While it’s ready to jump and crawl, the Ford F-150 Raptor R is also ready for truck duty. Payload is the same as the standard Raptor at 1,400 pounds, while towing increases by 500 pounds to a maximum of 8,700.

The second generation, launched in 2017, said goodbye to the V8 and instead used Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. It was a tweaked version that drew heavily on the Ford GT and produced 450 horsepower, but not everyone was thrilled with the change.

This is the third generation of the Raptor. Ford offers the standard Raptor with that same EcoBoost V6, but the Raptor R will be sold exclusively with that big blown V8.

Chassis and drivetrain upgrades

Ford F-150 Raptor R
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All that torque, along with standard 37-inch-tall tires, means Ford had to make changes to the chassis as well. The Raptor R has a new front axle that gets a stronger carrier casting. There is a new aluminum ribbed cover for the differential and a larger diameter aluminum driveshaft.

Inside the 10-speed automatic, Ford Performance added a new torque converter with a heavy-duty turbine damper. There is also a new four-sprocket rear output assembly.

Its 24-inch-long coil springs give the truck 13 inches of front travel and 14.1 inches of rear travel. Fox Live Valve shocks provide near-constant damping adjustment. Plus, the five-link rear features extra-long trailing arms to keep the axle properly positioned when jumping off the pavement.

Subtle styling changes

Ford F-150 Raptor R
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Besides the large graphics package on the rear chevron, Ford has limited cosmetic changes. Of course, the standard Raptor isn’t exactly subtle, so maybe that’s better?

A high-powered, bulging cowl gives the supercharger room to move. It is finished in black, as are the fender flares. Ford’s large R logo is orange, and there are more orange accents on the power dome and tailgate.

Inside, it has black leather and Alcantara, and Ford has added carbon fiber to the doors, media tray and part of the dashboard.

Buy a 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

Controls for the 2023 F-150 Raptor R are open now. Ford starts building the truck at the end of this year. Pricing starts from $109,145, just under $40,000 more than a base Raptor.

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Check out IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean showing off some interesting machinery in his garage https://scodemustang.com/check-out-indycar-driver-romain-grosjean-showing-off-some-interesting-machinery-in-his-garage/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/check-out-indycar-driver-romain-grosjean-showing-off-some-interesting-machinery-in-his-garage/ Romain Grosjean is a familiar face for enthusiasts of Formula One and the Indycar Series championships. Grosjean, a seasoned Formula 1 driver for nine full seasons with different teams, moved to Indycar Series after the 2020 Formula 1 season. Since then, there has been no looking behind the Franco-Swiss racing driver, as he recorded some […]]]>

Romain Grosjean is a familiar face for enthusiasts of Formula One and the Indycar Series championships. Grosjean, a seasoned Formula 1 driver for nine full seasons with different teams, moved to Indycar Series after the 2020 Formula 1 season. Since then, there has been no looking behind the Franco-Swiss racing driver, as he recorded some victorious races in the new rounds of his motorsport career.

While Romain Grosjean drove flawless race cars in Formula 1 and Indycar, little information was available about his collection of automobiles at his residence in the United States. After a series of requests from his followers, Romain Grosjean uploaded a video to his YouTube channel, where he presented all the vehicles he owns. While the garage includes a few bread-and-butter models, it also has a few iconic models from yesteryear, which make its garage worth looking into.

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Grosjean reveals what a professional racing driver’s garage looks like

The first vehicle that Romain Grosjean presents to his viewers is a custom red Honda Ridgeline tuned by Honda Performance Development (HPD). This pickup from Honda is the second-generation version, which hit the market in 2016. Grosjean’s Ridgeline looks slightly more exclusive with a different exhaust system and gold rims from HPD. Given his association with Honda in Indycar, Grosjean chose the Ridgeline for his weekend adventure activities like kite surfing and cycling, for which he can put his stuff in the bed in the back. He also praises the Ridgeline’s capability, engine and practicality as a four-door, five-passenger vehicle.


The second vehicle in the Romain Grosjean car collection is the third generation Honda Pilot. Grosjean owns this Pilot for his family use. He says the Pilot feels more practical to drive with his three kids and their friends, thanks to the two second-row seats and three third-row seats. The black-colored Honda Pilot owned by Grosjean gets features like cooled seats, which he says is a godsend during Miami summers. Grosjean’s Honda Pilot is mainly used by his wife, Marion Jolles. Although he drives it occasionally as it feels more urban in its feel than the Ridgeline.


Grosjean also likes to trill on two wheels with his BMW R 100 RS

Going from four wheels to two, Romain Grosjean presents his beautiful 1981 BMW R 100 RS. As seen in the video, Grosjean has customized this bike to give it the look of a real café racer. While parts like the fuel tank, alloy wheels, engine and chassis are in their original form, this custom R 100 RS gets a different seat that gives it the cool look of a cafe racer. In the video, Grosjean says that before starting the customization work on this BMW R 100 RS, it had only traveled 900 km (559.2 miles). The original BMW R 100 RS was the predominant choice of German policemen, but this version is very different from the one in Romain Grosjean’s collection. In the video, Grosjean also gives some glimpses of the R 100 RS’s flat-twin engine.


The only other two-wheeled thing owned by Romain Grosjean is this next name on the list, a Trek Time Trial race bike. Romain Grosjean says that since it is a time trial bike, it has features like a large zipped wheel with 858 performance tires, a power meter on the pedals, large gears on the rear wheel and a time trial position for a re-entry. posture while driving. Grosjean claims it can go up to 37 km/h (23 mph), although it’s not too comfortable for riding for long hours. Grosjean also says he enjoys cycling and pedaling about 5,000 km (3,107 miles) a year. Along with his Trek TT bike, Grosjean also shows off his custom Ekai helmet.


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Living in the United States, Grosjean now owns a 1966 Ford Mustang.

Now comes the real surprise, and well guarded. The last car presented by Romain Grosjean in the video is a gold colored 1966 Ford Mustang, one of the first pony car models. Explaining this perfectly preserved Mustang, Grosjean says the car has the original color and wheels. The retuned 289 cu in (4.7 liter) V8 in this Ford Mustang puts out around 400 hp. It also has a fully functional retractable roof, which can be folded down at the push of a button. Grosjean also gives a detailed description of all the gauges and switches for various functions. The interior is custom tan leather, with the rear seats featuring Mustang logos and aftermarket seat belts.

After describing the car in detail and how its retractable roof folds down, Grosjean talks about how he acquired this Mustang. Grosjean is the third owner of this Mustang. The first owner purchased this car in 1966 for around $3,850. The second owner of this car shipped it to Switzerland. Before having this car shipped to his Miami residence, Grosjean used it in Switzerland, where he bought it from its second owner and drove it in Geneva for three years.

The video ends with Roman Grosjean taking the most eye-catching vehicle on the list, the Mustang, for a drive on the open roads of Miami, with its roof down.

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This is the real meaning of the Ferrari logo https://scodemustang.com/this-is-the-real-meaning-of-the-ferrari-logo/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/this-is-the-real-meaning-of-the-ferrari-logo/ The horse symbolizes courage, freedom, power and independence. Apart from that, it is a beautiful animal that has been depicted in myths and legends. People are drawn to horses these days because they are friendly creatures, despite being abused and overworked for centuries. We admire their resilience, work ethic and independence, so it’s no surprise […]]]>

The horse symbolizes courage, freedom, power and independence. Apart from that, it is a beautiful animal that has been depicted in myths and legends. People are drawn to horses these days because they are friendly creatures, despite being abused and overworked for centuries. We admire their resilience, work ethic and independence, so it’s no surprise that brands love them too.

Currently, there are at least twenty-four major brands that have the horse in their logo. From luxury heavyweights like British fashion house Burberry and French multinational leather goods company Hermès, to mass-market luxury brands like Ralph Lauren and Longchamp, various high-end clothing brands have chosen this noble animal as their emblem.

Naturally, even the automotive industry was not immune to the charm of the wild, independent horse. Mustang, Porsche, Continental AG, Kamaz and Ferrari have the horse in their logo. Considering the symbolism of the horse and the power of the imagery, it’s no surprise that these big companies selected such a powerful animal. That being said, we wanted to dig deeper and better understand the true meaning of the wild stallion in the Ferrari logo.

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A story that goes back to a count and First World War hero

The story of the Italian aristocrat and World War I hero who inspired the Ferrari emblem is very popular. In fact, even Enzo Ferrari once said, “In ’23, I met Count Enrico Baracca, the hero’s father, and then his mother, Countess Paolina, who said to me one day, ‘Ferrari, put the rearing horse of my son on your head”. cars. It will bring you luck. According to the official story, this is the origin of the Ferrari logo, but some argue there are more nuances to the story.


Conflicting stories

Needless to say, there are two conflicting stories about the origins of the Ferrari logo. The first is mentioned above and involves Italian Air Force pilot Count Baracca and Enzo’s encounter with his parents. Meanwhile, the second story suggests that the horse depicted on Baracca’s plane was not a symbol of good luck painted to recall Baracca’s roots in the Reggimento Piemonte Cavalleria, but it was a symbol of killing. drawn on the plane to show that Baracca shot down a pilot from Stuttgart. , Germany.

Despite the conflicting stories, most Ferrari fans and pundits agree on some aspects. For example, the canary yellow color in the background is an ode to Modena, birthplace of Enzo Ferrari. Additionally, the Ferrari stallion is black, while the horse depicted on Baracca’s plane was red. It seems that Enzo Ferrari decided to paint the prancing stallion on the back because Francesco Baracca was killed in action, so the horse was meant to represent a symbol of mourning for the Italian hero.


From the shield-shaped logo to the rectangular style

Time after time, several high-end and luxury companies have attempted to raise their profile and enhance their market appeal by changing their logos, while others have honored their heritage and legacy by keeping their emblems unchanged. One of the last brands was Ferrari, which kept the same colors, design elements and symbols. Certainly, in a world where consumers demand radical modernism and high-tech design, Ferrari’s approach deserves praise. However, some minimalist changes were continued. For example, the shield-shaped badge took on a rectangular shape. In addition, the shape of the horse has changed. Another important detail can be found in the 1931 badge, where the letters “SF” are present, while the name Ferrari is absent. Later, in 1947, the yellow background color became more vivid, and it was markedly enhanced.


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The first automobile to wear the Ferrari-Shield was an Alfa-Romeo

While nowadays, everyone associates the Ferrari Cavallino Rampante or the prancing horse with the iconic Italian luxury car manufacturer, few remember that the first automobile to wear the emblem was not even a Scuderia Ferrari automobile, but an Alfa Romeo vehicle. Enzo Ferrari, who was an acclaimed racing driver at the time, raced on circuits during the 1932 racing season with an Alfa Romeo car that bore the iconic logo.

It wasn’t until after World War II that Ferrari began production of road cars, so in the early 1930s the Italians were still associating the Prancing Horse emblem with another car company. It should be noted that the first Ferrari automobile to wear the badge was the mighty 1947 Ferrari 125 S. The V12-powered supercar debuted at the Piacenza circuit, but the inaugural run was not too promising. This made Enzo Ferrari remark that the debut at Plaisance was “a promising failure.” Fortunately, it didn’t take too long for the 125 S to win the following races.


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SMU has a strong case for a major college athletic conference https://scodemustang.com/smu-has-a-strong-case-for-a-major-college-athletic-conference/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 06:32:48 +0000 https://scodemustang.com/smu-has-a-strong-case-for-a-major-college-athletic-conference/ After recent changes have again dramatically changed the landscape of college football, I have a message for any major conference looking for a world-class institution and a major media market: it’s time to Pony Up. Southern Methodist University is ready to participate in a major athletics conference. Few viable and available college athletic programs have […]]]>

After recent changes have again dramatically changed the landscape of college football, I have a message for any major conference looking for a world-class institution and a major media market: it’s time to Pony Up.

Southern Methodist University is ready to participate in a major athletics conference. Few viable and available college athletic programs have the rare combination that SMU offers: a rich history, a recent track record, and a bright future. Winners of eight team national championships and home to more than 100 individual national champions, SMU has advanced all 17 sports to the playoffs and won conference titles in 14 of those sports over the past 13 years. SMU football has won 25 games over the past three seasons — the most among NCAA Division I Texas teams — and been ranked in each of those campaigns, something very few schools can match.

As mayor of Dallas, I am a big supporter of EMS. Part of the campus is in the city of Dallas. Most SMU students choose to call our city home, and many alumni build their lives in our city long after leaving Hilltop in University Park. SMU also proudly wears our city’s name on its uniform, helping bring much-needed national attention to Dallas. And we’ve been proud to partner with the university on many community initiatives.

Now, here’s why all of this should matter for a great conference: Dallas is the place to be right now. It is a growing, vibrant and thriving city – the ninth largest in the nation and the engine of the fourth fastest growing and largest metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas is also the craziest football market in the country, and it’s a city full of college football fans, many of whom grew up here watching the “Pony Express” in the early 1980s.

Having those passionate fans’ eyes on their league’s product — coupled with home games played in the National Central Time Zone — would be a boost for any conference. And with two major airports with direct flights to places across the country – all under 3.5 hours – as well as some of the best restaurants in the country and incredible entertainment options, Dallas is an easy and fun place to visit for soccer fans. .

And we are full of talent. For example, football coaches and administrators should know that Texas produces more top-notch recruits than the total footprint of some conferences.

Notably, SMU athletics is not resting on its laurels. The university has invested heavily in the future of its programs. In January, the school announced plans for a $100 million end zone complex at the 32,000-seat Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The complex will be another boost to the already strong recruiting efforts and performances on the pitch, and it will provide fans and guests with unique and upscale experiences on match day and beyond. The end zone complex represents a major milestone for SMU athletics – the culmination of the recent quarter-billion dollar investment in the development and enhancement of championship-caliber athletic facilities on campus.

But make no mistake: SMU has the academic credentials and high standards that would make any conference proud. A comprehensive research university on track to achieve Tier One status in the near future, SMU is a vibrant cultural institution, producing world-changing leaders. It is already one of the top 70 universities in the country, according to US News & World Report’s “Best National Universities” ranking. Now SMU is in the midst of a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign, following the previous campaign which smashed its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule. I also greatly appreciate that SMU also continues to advance its commitment to making education more accessible to all students; one-third of students in this year‘s freshman class are students of color, a new record for the private institution.

I am proud of the partnership between SMU and the City of Dallas. It’s a joy to see players wear “Dallas” on their chest on Football Saturday and proudly display the Mustang “Triple D” logo on their helmets – a combination of our city logo and the Mustang running. SMU energizes and enriches our city. It will be the same for a large conference.

Eric Johnson, the 60th mayor of Dallas, was elected in June 2019. He was previously a member of the Texas House, where he represented Dallas from April 2010 to June 2019.

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