Three Mustang GT King Editions Built in Limited Numbers
While everybody loves a good Ford Mustang, having one that is unique with more power is even better. That is why Ford joined up with Petty’s Garage to produce three 2016 Ford Mustang GT King Editions.
These special models start with the factory 5.0-liter V8 engine and add a Ford Performance supercharger to add 235 horsepower, for a total of 670 horsepower. But, you can opt for an available level two upgrade that uses a smaller supercharger pulley, to take the total output to 727 horsepower.
In addition to the output upgrades, the Mustangs will feature a cold-air intake, MagnaFlow exhaust, extreme-duty TrakPak Ford Performance halfshafts, a rear axle upgrade, three-way adjustable front and rear sway bars, custom wheels, and some unique Petty’s Garage appearance parts.
“I’ve always liked the look of the Mustang, and the 2016 model gives us a great base car to work with,” said Richard Petty, in a statement. “These new King edition Mustangs are pretty much the way I’d build my own. They are great fun to drive, and have a signature single exhaust. With the new paint on the Premier edition,” he added, “that’s how you know we built it. They look pretty sharp.”
Petty’s Garage, owned by NASCAR legend Richard “The King” Petty, will produce 243 King models, 43 King Premier models, and 14 King Premier convertibles. All models can be ordered through your local Ford dealership.
How to Avoid Family Stress at Thanksgiving
For many families, holidays are a great time to be together and enjoy each other’s company. But for others, this family togetherness can be a source of stress and contention. Here are a few tips on how to avoid some of this family stress at Thanksgiving.
- Pre-plan conversation topics. If you want to steer clear of sensitive topics, like politics and religion, try a conversation game during dinner, where everyone gets to know one another better. Try out these topics and rules from Psych Central.
- Make assignments. If people are busy doing a job, they are less likely to cause trouble. For example, if your aunt always complains about the menu, ask her to bring a special dish she loves, or ask the kids to help set the table or put out decorations.
- Plan entertainment. Boredom can easily cause problems. Have a stack of games ready to go or suggest other activities, like a pre-dessert walk.
- Avoid alcohol. If you have any problem drinkers in your family, let everyone know Thanksgiving will be an alcohol-free event. This might be met with some groans, but if someone who can’t handle a non-alcoholic holiday decides not to come, it might be better in the long run.
- Have a seating arrangement. Have placecards written out and assign seats. Be sure to place those who don’t get along well far apart from each other. You can also assign a “peacemaker” to each “troublemaker” to make sure things don’t get out of hand.
Do you have any tips on how to avoid Thanksgiving family drama?