More stock arrives this week and we have some more new parts for the 2018 Mustangs in stock as well. We recently sold a set of our new grip replacements which can be found here on our WebShop. So we decided as the owner kindly sent us a picture of the update we would use it.
Park & Pic
OK, so this wasn’t taken at our yard, but it looks cool so why not? The grill updates are the the triangular extensions of the main centre grill. We love them and they really suite the cars.
John Wick Is Back
The little lady just needed a little fettling and once over to make sure all is as it should be.
We have had a couple of sets of wheels come in for our little in house ‘project’. As they arrived we sold a set there and then, so we are back to four already! These just look so cool.
The wheels will be probably be altered a little bit more, but we have some special wheel centres made for the car.
The are the standard raised hub caps which are about 1/2″ deep.
These are the flush centres which are subtle but very different if you know what we mean.
We have sold two sets of these already to walk in customers who saw them on these wheels as we took the photos of them. They hadn’t even been put on the stock system at the time. We have a number of different inserts that fit these centres.
Continuing our theme of producing our very own parts we have had some fittings made that nobody else produces. These are the straight cooling line connections. They were machines properly with the smooth sleeve for the O ring seating and also the inside have been machined out to fit a flared pipe fitting correctly to stop leaks.
These are top quality fittings that can only be purchased from us when we get them on the WebShop.
Mustang Logo Bolts.
We know that some people out there just love the pony logo, so how about these intake manifold bolts for a little something different to bolt on, literally.
All-Electric Mustang Mach-E 1400 Prototype by Ford Performance and RTR Takes Racing, Drifting to New Levels!
Ford introduces Mustang Mach-E 1400, an all-electric road rocket that shows just how much performance can be harnessed without using a drop of gas. Coming hot on the heels of the 1,400-horsepower all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, this one-off Mustang Mach-E with its seven electric motors and high down force is ready for the track, drag strip or gymkhana course – anywhere it can show how electric propulsion promises extreme Mustang performance. Watch here to see the all-electric prototype in action. We all know who has Hoonicorned one of these!
Developed in collaboration with RTR and built off a Mustang Mach-E GT body-in-white, the prototype targets 1,400 peak horsepower. The chassis and power train work together for a multitude of setups offering capability unlike any other vehicle.
“Now is the perfect time to leverage electric technology, learn from it, and apply it to our lineup,” said Ron Heiser, chief program engineer, Mustang Mach-E. “Mustang Mach-E is going to be fun to drive, just like every other Mustang before it, but Mustang Mach-E 1400 is completely insane, thanks to the efforts of Ford Performance and RTR.”
The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is the result of 10,000 hours of collaboration by Ford Performance and RTR aimed at bridging the gap between what an electric vehicle can do and what customers tend to believe it can do.
“Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be,” said Vaughn Gittin Jr., RTR Vehicles founder, motorsports champion and professional fun-haver. “This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster.”
Mustang Mach-E 1400 has taken shape without rules. The Ford design team and RTR used many of the same tools Ford uses for its race cars and production programs. Aerodynamics are optimized for shape and location, with a focus on cooling ducts, front splitter, dive planes and rear wing.
Mustang Mach-E 1400 has seven motors – five more than even Mustang Mach-E GT. Three are attached to the front differential and four are attached to the rear in pancake style, with a single driveshaft connecting them to the differentials, which have a huge range of adjustability to set the car up for everything from drifting to high-speed track racing. “The challenge was controlling the extreme levels of power provided by the seven motors,” said Mark Rushbrook, motorsports director, Ford Performance. “Mustang Mach-E 1400 is a showcase of the art of the possible with an electric vehicle.”
The chassis and powertrain are set up to allow the team to investigate different layouts and their effects on energy consumption and performance, including rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. Drift and track setups have completely different front end configurations like control arms and steering changes to allow for extreme steering angles in drifting. Power delivery can be split evenly between front and rear, or completely to one or the other. Downforce is targeted at more than 2,300 lb. at 160 mph.
The 56.8-kilowatt-hour battery (installed) is made up of nickel manganese cobalt pouch cells for ultra-high performance and high discharge rate. The battery system is designed to be cooled during charging using a di-electric coolant, decreasing the time needed between runs.
An electronic brake booster is integrated to allow series regenerative braking combined with ABS and stability control to optimize the braking system. Mustang Mach-E 1400 features Brembo™ brakes, like the Mustang GT4 race car, and a hydraulic handbrake system designed for drifting that integrates with the powertrain controls to enable the ability to shut off power to the rear motors.
Mustang Mach-E 1400, which is set to debut at a NASCAR race soon, serves as a test bed for new materials. The hood is made of organic composite fibers, a lightweight alternative to the carbon fiber that comprises the rest of the vehicle.
Speaking of electrics; we spotted Adam up to things in the yard moving ‘items into a storage area’. I asked he what he was up to and snapped this!
Adam just laughed and said – “I have the next project lined up”!
Stay safe out there, and if you come to the offices, (please let us know in advance if you can), we have new welcome mat for you along with some hand sanitiser.