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Is this a Pony Car or a Super Car? Earlier this week we reported on a comparison between the new Ford Mustang GT vs the current gen BMW M3. To the surprise of many readers, the GT equaled the performance of the M3 in virtually every category, including at the track. All this and you still have an extra $30k to spend on a daily driver. Well, that’s if you live in the North East like I do. A Mustang and snow clearly don’t mix.

So what can we expect from the top of the line Mustang known as the Shelby GT500? The crew @ Inside Line asked themselves the same thing. They put the new Snake through their normal tests and beat the living ponies out of it. What they found out is something I think we all new, even before the GT500 was released. This is the best Mustang, and live rear-axle muscle car for that matter, that has even been produced. Porsche owners better not sleep. This Snake can run as fast as it can bite.

Watch the full test below:

Source: Edmund’s Inside Line http://www.insideline.com/

They’re both powered by a V8 engine and send that force to the rear wheels. Both are 2 door coupes with seating for 4 and are available with a 6 speed manual transmissions. But that’s where the similarities end and the big differences show up. The new Ford Mustang GT brings an all new 5.0l engine, cementing the fact that the Muscle Car is not going away anytime soon, but is only getting better. Ford is on a massive roll with all their vehicles recently, but the Mustang is the head horse in the stable. Yes, the new Camaro is getting a lot of press these days, specifically with a little known movie franchise directed by Michael Bay, whose cars appear to be “more than meets the eye”. Even so, the new Mustang is, without a doubt, the king of the Muscle Cars.

And then there’s the BMW M3. The current German power house is powered by a V8 for the first time. It’s uber sexy in every way. From the bulging hood that tells you that they put something special under the hood, to the carbon fiber roof oozing a take no prisoners aura. Yes, this is by far the best M3 to come out of Bavaria. But why would we be comparing BMW’s finest to a lowly American Pony Car, especially when you see the almost $30k price gap between them? It’s simple. It’s all about performance.

The Mustang equals the M3 in practically every performance category that could possibly be tested. This became clear once both cars met on the track. How close was the Mustang? You will have to see the video below to find out. Thanks to the guys over at Motor Trend.

Source: Motor Trend http://www.motortrend.com/index.html

You read it right. One lucky driver managed to get himself into the hot new Mustang. But not just any regular pony, but the mighty, tire smoking Shelby GT500 for a grand total of $200. How is this possible you ask? Simple. He went to a game convention.

Before Halo and Gears of War became synonymous with the FPS world, Quake was the mother of all multiplayer FPS games. It took what Castle Wolfestein 3D and Doom laid as a foundation, but then decided that it was better to blow up your friends than your standard computer AI characters. Quakecom came to be in 1996 and since then has become the Superbowl and CES of the FPS world, hosting the largest LAN tournament in the world, as well as unveiling all the new hardware that will power the next year’s worth gaming PCs. It is here where the story gets interesting.

One of the sponsors of the event raffled not one, but two Shleby GT500s to a hundred gamers who purchased their raffle tickets at the event. Before the first ticket was pulled, one of the attendees and ticket holders was offered $200 for his ticket by one of the spectators. Thinking that he had no chance of winning and looking to make an easy $200, the spectator agreed and the transaction was completed. Little did he know that a few minutes later, the raffle ticket that he just sold would be the one called as the winner, as he stood there and watched the buyer claiming the keys to the new Mustang.

How would you react to the biggest fumble in raffle history? Better yet, how did the original seller react to his great auto misfortune? Click the video below to see.

The Boss 302 is back. And this time it looks more tuner car then ever before.

The 302 will be powered by the same new 5.0-liter V8, which now turns up 440 ponies(couldn’t help it) 28 more than the standard GT and 380 lb-feet of torque thanks to revised cams, new intake and a tweaked ECU.  A six-speed manual with a short shifter and your choice of the standard limited slip or an optional Torsen unit keep the power on the ground.  Pirelli Pzeros is the rubber of choice, with 255/40ZR19s for the front, 285/25ZR19 out back.

The new Boss sounds more muscular than ever. Ford put the new Stang on an 11 pound diet by removing additional sound dampening and put side pipes with “attenuation discs” that can be removed for additional noise. Definitely something we’re not use to seeing from the factory.

A new front splitter from the Boss 302R and a unique deck-lid spoiler set this Mustang apart. But the most eye-catching features have to be the new color scheme. It looks like something ready for SEMA then the actual street, with a retro Jordan edition paint pattern to boot. But like all the other new Mustangs, this one is sure to sell like hotcakes.