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Old 10-27-2010, 06:16 AM   #16  
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Not sure what show I caught part of recently but they had a 5.0 out of a car on a dyno. They rev'd it to 7300rpm and got something like 460+hp!
The Ford guy said they rev'ed them to 7300 regularly without an issue.
Must sound real sweet!
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:43 AM   #17  
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Not sure what show I caught part of recently but they had a 5.0 out of a car on a dyno. They rev'd it to 7300rpm and got something like 460+hp!
The Ford guy said they rev'ed them to 7300 regularly without an issue.
Must sound real sweet!
The new 5.0 has a redline of 7000rpms from the factory, so I don't see why 7300rpms would be much of a stretch. This is one incredible motor!
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Barrett-Jackson will be auctioning off (for charity), the very first 2012 Boss 302 production car (that is to be sold to the public) tonight. It will be the only one painted in Grabber Blue, one of the 1970 (the year Ford won the Trans Am Championship) colors. I will update this post with the price it sells for.

The car sold for $450,000.

You can see the car at the B-J website, lot #1296.

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:50 AM   #19  
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Barrett-Jackson will be auctioning off (for charity), the very first 2012 Boss 302 production car (that is to be sold to the public) tonight. It will be the only one painted in Grabber Blue, one of the 1970 (the year Ford won the Trans Am Championship) colors. I will update this post with the price it sells for.

The car sold for $450,000.

You can see the car at the B-J website, lot #1296.
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That car is a beauty.. WOW! Sh--wiiiiing!
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I think the 5.0 just got here. Those original 5.0s were rocking 200 HP.
So What???

My 1985 Mustang GT with a 210HP 5.0 was the fastest production car in the Unites States, except for the Corvette.

I know that doesn't mean anything in todays 4-banger 210HP motors, but still..

By the way, the IROC Camaro in 1985 was rated at 215HP but could not even touch the Mustang.
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So What???

My 1985 Mustang GT with a 210HP 5.0 was the fastest production car in the Unites States, except for the Corvette.

I know that doesn't mean anything in todays 4-banger 210HP motors, but still..

By the way, the IROC Camaro in 1985 was rated at 215HP but could not even touch the Mustang.
It just shows you how far engine technology has come since the 80's. The latest Mustangs have a Duratec 37 V6 that makes 305 hp, gets 31mpg with automatic, and still manages to get to 0-60 in the exact same time the previous Mustang GT V8 did it in. I honestly don't think it will be too much longer before Ford is going to try to offer a turbocharged engine option for the Mustang. It will either be an Ecoboost V6, or an Ecoboost 4 banger.
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Barrett-Jackson will be auctioning off (for charity), the very first 2012 Boss 302 production car (that is to be sold to the public) tonight. It will be the only one painted in Grabber Blue, one of the 1970 (the year Ford won the Trans Am Championship) colors. I will update this post with the price it sells for.

The car sold for $450,000.

You can see the car at the B-J website, lot #1296.
Yea, they had that on at the bar I was at Friday night.

Chevy was also auctioning off cars for charity. I seen the Lamans Racing Z06 Vett go for almost $250K and the first ever Chevy LSX454R crate engine. The engine went for $67K.. At 750 horses out of the crate, it supposed to be the most powerful engine GM has ever offered for sale.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/21/b...-crate-engine/


They also had a 2010 custom Vette with the LS7 that was modded with a twin turbo. Esitmated horepower was near 1100 hp..
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http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...302/index.html

It looks like Automobilemag just tested the new Mustang Boss 302, and this is one incredible looking Mustang. Not only is this engine making [email protected] rpms, but check out the trackey feature. I have never seen a car before where using a trackey all of a sudden changes cam timing and idle characteristics to give it a really lumpy idle like if you were running really hot performance cam! There is also a video on the first page of the review of them driving it on a track, and it sounds just like a Nascar V8.

Either 302, however, is available with the coolest feature of them all: the TracKey. Once a dealer reflashes this Mustang's computer, starting it up with the red TracKey switches the engine management programming to a more aggressive calibration. There's no more power, as the 444-hp 5.0-liter is maxed out as it is, but two big, immediately noticeable things occur. Firstly, the lag usually programmed into the throttle pedal (both on depression and release) is gone, and the Mustang suddenly feels like its accelerator pedal and throttle butterfly are connected by a cable. Every car should be so lucky. Secondly (and this may the coolest computer-controlled automotive feature ever), at idle, the computer alters cam timing to maximize valve overlap. The result: a lopey idle no different than if you had spent thousands installing ludicrously hot cams.

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http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...302/index.html

It looks like Automobilemag just tested the new Mustang Boss 302, and this is one incredible looking Mustang. Not only is this engine making [email protected] rpms, but check out the trackey feature. I have never seen a car before where using a trackey all of a sudden changes cam timing and idle characteristics to give it a really lumpy idle like if you were running really hot performance cam! There is also a video on the first page of the review of them driving it on a track, and it sounds just like a Nascar V8.

Either 302, however, is available with the coolest feature of them all: the TracKey. Once a dealer reflashes this Mustang's computer, starting it up with the red TracKey switches the engine management programming to a more aggressive calibration. There's no more power, as the 444-hp 5.0-liter is maxed out as it is, but two big, immediately noticeable things occur. Firstly, the lag usually programmed into the throttle pedal (both on depression and release) is gone, and the Mustang suddenly feels like its accelerator pedal and throttle butterfly are connected by a cable. Every car should be so lucky. Secondly (and this may the coolest computer-controlled automotive feature ever), at idle, the computer alters cam timing to maximize valve overlap. The result: a lopey idle no different than if you had spent thousands installing ludicrously hot cams.

Love the idle feature!
My 428 had a good amount of overlap, with the solids it sounded awesome!

Cam timing is everything, the next innovation will eliminate the cams altogether and make the individual valves controlled rate solenoid actuated for the ultimate in performance!

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Love the idle feature!
My 428 had a good amount of overlap, with the solids it sounded awesome!
This honestly has to be an industry first. I havn't checked because I don't care, but I would bet that NO other manufacturer has done this before where using a separate key unleashes a totally new calibration that changes the valve timing to create a hot cam lumpy idle. Ford is on fire lately, and I am in love with this Boss302 based on this Trackey feature alone. Of course that was until I saw the sticker price of starting $40k, which means this sucker will be over $50k when optioned the way I typically like my cars
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This honestly has to be an industry first. I havn't checked because I don't care, but I would bet that NO other manufacturer has done this before where using a separate key unleashes a totally new calibration that changes the valve timing to create a hot cam lumpy idle. Ford is on fire lately, and I am in love with this Boss302 based on this Trackey feature alone. Of course that was until I saw the sticker price of starting $40k, which means this sucker will be over $50k when optioned the way I typically like my cars
Cool on the track - absolutely, but on a day to day basis it kind of gets to you after a while.
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Cool on the track - absolutely, but on a day to day basis it kind of gets to you after a while.
Well, that is why you can put the regular key back in and have it return to street calibrations. BTW, you can NEVER get tired of having a lumpy hot cam. I know that I never got tired of the engine loping in my Trailblazer SS after I went to a very aggressive cam in it.
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BTW, you can NEVER get tired of having a lumpy hot cam.
I must be getting old then .
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I must be getting old then .
The minute I see you driving a Lincoln Town Car, that is when i'll know you are too old! Actually I just heard on the local news that the Town Car is getting discontinued

I love those things, and they were doing a story about the Limousine industry, who is obviously disappointed.
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