by Robert Lobitz
What is the first car that comes to mind when thinking ‘sports car’? Over the years many sports cars have been manufactured; the Camero, the Challenger, the 240Z, just to name a few. However, none have been able to capture the flair and popularity of the Ford Mustang.
The first Mustang was unveiled at the New York World’s Fair in April 1964. The car grabbed the public heart with its style and performance. That first year Ford sold almost a half million Mustangs and has never looked back. The list price for the basic model was $2,368 – try and buy an older model Mustang for $2,000 today! The newer model Mustangs continue to be extremely popular with the unique style and performance that one associates with the word ‘Mustang’.
In the mid-60’s a car owner bought a car for looks and performance, and lived with what the car delivered. Car enthusiasts had a desire to personalize their vehicles and enhance performance. This desire created a demand for ‘aftermarket’ car parts and accessories. With the advancements in technology today’s aftermarket products are as good, if not better, than original parts and accessories.
Performance parts are widely sought after to increase speed, surge, and drivability, while maintaining, or lowering fuel consumption. One such part that is very popular for the 2011 Mustang is the addition of performance chips. Performance chips will enhance the engine horsepower, and surge. The best chip to enhance performance is the European designed Surge 3 O2 Chip Combo. This chip combines increased horsepower while monitoring and controlling air to fuel ratio. One can expect to increase HP by 40, and acceleration by 30%. The Surge 3 O2 Chip Combo can be found at www.performancechipsdirect.com for extremely reasonable pricing.
Other accessories that are very popular include halo headlights, under-lighting and body kits. Body kits give the Mustang owner the options of hood scoops, spoilers and lambo doors just to mention a few of the accessories available.
Whether one owns an older model of Mustang, or one of the new models they can be accessorized and ‘amped-up’ to make the car a unique vehicle that showcases the owner’s individuality.