2016 Ford Mustang
Mustangs have always been popular among amateur and professional drag racing crowd in part because they were relatively affordable, easy to modify, agile and durable. Under the hood Ford Performance has retained three-quarters of the stock production parts for the 5.0-liter V8 engine but topped it off with a Whipple supercharger that is claimed to provide enough power to slingshot the Cobra Jet down the quarter-mile in the eight-second range.
When many product has been in continuous production for a decades, changes or lack to the system can become extremely controversial. This occur when the car been questioning in term of a sports car performance. Two decades after Porsche added a radiator to the 911 model, there are hard core fans that still believe the only true 911s are air-cooled. The debate continue whether Corvettes should have engines in front of or behind the driver has raged since the 1960s.
As the Ford Mustang celebrate its 50th birthday in 2014, the question regarding live rear axles and their independent suspension was top of mind among many. Independence seemed to carry the day when the sixth-generation pony car arrived, but the live-axle Mustang is now back again, but in very limited form. While independent control of the wheels makes for superior ride and handling out on the open road or road race tracks, a solid axle is the generally the best way to put down the massive torque required to race one-quarter mile at a time. However, when Ford announced in late 2013 that the new Mustang would have an independent integral-link rear suspension, drag racers weren’t happy.