After his last lap battle with Sebastian Vettel, Kevin Magnussen has been thrilled. In fact, he went ahead and called it some of the best racing he’s experienced in a while. The event happened at the United States Grand Prix and definitely kept fans on the edges of their seats.
The Hot Wheels on the Track
The most exciting part of the lap battle was when Vettel was sent directly to the 13th position, from being one of the top six, because of a slow pit stop. Although it did dishearten fans for a while, Vettel fought back and he fought hard. In the last lap, Vettel overtook Magnussen, who’d been one-stopping, and the two engaged in a thrilling battle through the entire final sector. Vettel made the move stick into the final curve to win a race that the Dane said he enjoyed.
What Magnussen Has to Say
After Magnussen lost the race, he gave his statement to the press. He expressed how he was extremely inspired and impressed with this race. Although he did mention that he was upset because he lost, at the same time he added, “The way he drove was just incredible. It’s almost like I feel privileged to be able to race against someone like that. It’s great, and I’m going to take that lesson and treasure it.” Also, Magnussen expressed how proud he was of the entire team for doing such an amazing job. However, Magnussen was the only person on the track that day that chose the one-stop game plan and it wasn’t easy to pull off, but he did definitely leave the other racers sweating and wondering how that might turn out. During the same interview, Magnussen also made the announcement of MoneyGram being the future sponsor of his team.
Development mules are nothing new in the world of automotive. But, there are very few that look as conspicuous and shocking as the new Mutant S550 Ford Mustang. The visibly hideous hood of the car comes with an odd-looking bonnet bulge, but it turns out that there’s a secret hiding under the hood! And it’s literally huge!
The Secret Under the Hood
The Ford mutant Mustang was a frequent fixture on the highways of Detroit and instantly became an internet sensation. Finally, it has been revealed that the mule is packing the largest current production engine of Ford under that monstrous hood. A bone stock 7.3-liter ‘Godzilla’ V-8 engine is packed there, giving the bulging appearance of the hood to clear the intake. The huge engine also comes with a six-speed control pack for manual transmission.
The Reason behind the Production
Several versions of this Ford Mutant Mustang have been coming in and out from the manufacturer. After the GT350, the S550 is now taking to the streets, but soon it may be substituted by the S650, which is about to make its debut next month. If that sounds exciting, unfortunately, it’s not. According to the Ford insiders, the GT350 mule is just a part of the Ford Performance team. It has been used for some time to only test performance prototype parts of the mutant mules of Ford.
The Insider Information
Dave Born and Mark Wilson, who form the Ford Performance team, have revealed that the company never intended to make this unusual Mustang a commercial production or any type of internet sensation. According to Wilson, this massive heavy-duty motor is only intended to be aftermarket crate parts, which are suitable for almost any application the transmission and engine will fit in. The Ford Performance team selected to utilize the GT350 mule simply because it was laying around the workshop.