Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ORB review

The article that I read was called My Not-So-Little Pony. It’s about the new 2013 ford mustang. The car doesn’t look much more different then the 2012 model but the point of the car wasn’t for its looks. The difference between the 2012 model and the 2013 model is in the inside of the car.

The goal for the SVT 650-hp 2013 Shelby GT500 is to reach the goal of 200mph. the car beats the upcoming 580-hp Chevy Camaro ZL1. It even beats the 638-hp Corvette Zr1 upcoming car. This means now there is going to be a new horsepower war against the two company’s. 

With a 200-mph top speed as their goal the SVT engineers altered the gt500’s gearing. They also changed the ratio. 5 of the 6 gear ratios are new. By ford changing the gear ratio it changes the speed and torque of the car. This makes it easier to launch the car.

Ford has also changed the dual-plate clutch and made it bigger in diameter from 9.4 inches to 10.2 inches. Doing this makes the car stiff enough to resist vibration at 200mph and also makes the car lighter by saving several pounds over the previous two-piece steel shaft.

During the engineering of the car it was tested at the Nardo track in Italy. The car has gotten to a top speed of 202 mph. the car goes from 0-60 in no more than 3.7 seconds. This car model has more down force and more drag. The engineers were careful to make sure that they make these changes so that the car would reach the 200mph limit. The car is expected to come out in May 2012.

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