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American Muscle Giving Away a 2018 Ford Mustang RTR

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You may have noticed yesterday we ran an article covering Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s crew release of their 2018 Ford Mustang RTR. Not wanting to let the ink get too dry on that story RTR and American Muscle have teamed up to announce their latest, and most appropriately timed, giveaway. So the question is, are you ready to rock?

Starting October 24, SVTPerformance.com Members will have the chance to sign-up weekly for the chance to win a brand-new 2018 Mustang RTR Spec 3. Valued at roughly $65,000, the RTR Spec 3 is the top level package offered by RTR which takes a regular Mustang GT and gives it all of the appearance and handling modifications you would want- not to mention performance upgrades... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Introducing the 2018 Ford Mustang RTR

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER 26, 2017 — After extensive testing and design
development, the new 2018 Ford Mustang RTR focuses on style, drivability,
performance and aerodynamic styling, making it the most dynamic, powerful and
expressive Mustang RTR yet. The 2018 Mustang RTR will be available soon through
select Ford Dealers globally, offering turnkey packages with over 700 horsepower... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Tech: VMP Performance Focus RS SEMA Build



One new Ford that I have been itching to spend more time in is the potent Focus RS. With over 300HP on tap and AWD keeping that power planted the car definitely has the makings for a very fun ride. But everyone here on SVTP knows that modded is preferable to stock, and SVTP Vendor VMP Performance certainly knows how to mod. So when I first heard that they were building an RS for the 2017 SEMA show I knew I wanted to dig in and learn more about this project... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Inside Look - The FPRP Coyote Gen 1 Crate Engine

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DEARBORN - Since its introduction in 2011, the Ford Performance 5.0L Coyote crate engine has been an enthusiast favorite and a staple of Ford’s Mustang GT lineup. With the 2015 model year came the first major design changes to the 5.0L Coyote engine, creating a market for 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners looking to install a new Coyote engine compatible with their model year. Out of this, Ford Performance developed the new 5.0L Coyote Long Block, Gen 1 crate engine which brings the improvements made to the 2015-2017 Coyote (Gen 2) crate engine to 2011-2014 Mustang GT owners... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Kick Ass - 2018 Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2

  • New Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2 raises Mustang GT’s game and bridges the gap between GT Performance Pack and GT350
  • Performance Pack Level 2 is accentuated by a lower, more aggressive stance, aerodynamically balanced high-performance front splitter and rear spoiler – all designed to add more downforce to attack curves for an exhilarating feel behind the wheel
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, retuned steering and MagneRide® suspension deliver ultra-responsive road-gripping capabilities in new manual transmission-equipped Mustang GT with Performance Pack Level 2
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 23, 2017 – Evenings in the garage. Weekends at the track. Gearheads everywhere can appreciate the extra time and effort the Mustang team took to quickly prototype and hone the Performance Pack Level 2 for the new 2018 Ford Mustang GT... Click Here to Continue Reading...
American Muscle Installs a Vortech V-3 Si-Trim on a Coyote GT

Several years ago SVTP Vendor American Muscle took the plunge and got in deep with their original content video production, and I have to say that the production value and content is top notch. Take the latest episode of their Hot Lab series for example. Stephanie Wood, an AM staffer, walks you through the installation of a Vortech V-3 Si-Trim supercharger kit on an S-197 Mustang GT. From tear-down to test-drive drive she discusses the finer points of the entire process and supporting mod choices. The episode is capped off with some dyno runs and a trip to the drag strip for some real world results...
Hurst Elite Mustang Giveaway



It's not everyday you get the chance to win a new Mustang GT, but that is just the opportunity that Hurst is putting out there for all their fans. They are holding a contest with the Grand Prize being a custom build Hurst Elite Series Mustang GT. I'd love to see an SVTP member end up with this in their driveway, so here are the full details on the car and contest... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Ultimate Gathering of SVTs @ #PITS2018



Just ask anyone in attendance, the first annual Ponies in the Smokies (“PITS”) show in Sevierville, TN was a resounding success. Jeff, Travis, KB, Troy, and the rest of the crew really knocked this one out of the park. SVTP was honored to be a part of the inaugural show. It was a fantastic first outing and we were left anxious to start strategizing for next year.

Incidentally, now it’s time to start putting plans into action for #PITS2018 and SVTP has something very special in store. Last year PITS tried to showcase one of ever model-year Mustang produced. Taking that idea, and improving upon it, SVTP has decided to assemble one of every SVT ever made (with a few other special guests thrown in for good measure). From the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra to the latest High-Po offering from Ford Performance we are going to attempt to gather them all, and we’re going to need your help... Click Here to Continue Reading...
Behind the Scenes: The Dealership Finance Department

Every dealership has a finance department; some are made up of a single individual, while others have a director or directors with several producers under each. Have you ever wondered why you are more or less herded to their office even if you are stroking a check for your newer vehicle?

Dealerships contain multiply profit centers under one roof that operate together (for the most part), like most businesses. The finance department is just one of the many departments within the dealership that is in place to turn a profit and streamline the customer experience... Click Here to Continue Reading...
The $95,000 Ford Super Duty is Here

Ford – America’s truck leader – today pulls off the wraps of a new F-Series Super Duty Limited that sets new luxury standards for high-end heavy-duty truckers.

With pricing at $87,100, the F-450 Limited delivers technology and comfort previously reserved only in premium flagship sedans, and it’s capable enough to tow more than 30,000 lbs. – about the weight of a stealthy Air Force F-35 fighter plane.

“The Super Duty lineup is a win for all of our customers, from successful ranchers to contractors to RV owners” said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Super Duty Limited is the most luxurious and advanced heavy-duty pickup truck ever created by Ford for accomplished buyers with appetites for the high life and hard-earned dollars to match”... Click Here to Continue Reading...