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2010 Saleen S281 Ford Mustang undressed before SEMA

2010 Saleen S281

2010 Saleen S281

We told you just weeks ago, we’d be back to bring you more of the 2010 Saleen S281 Ford Mustang, so here we are.  With the “sanctioned” debut set for SEMA in Las Vegas, Saleen Performance Vehicles decided today to release some more images of the Saleen ‘Stang to keep the excitement rolling.  So far, nothing has been released as far as specific details on the sleek pony car, but from what we can see, this definitely appears to have the shaping of a Mustang worthy of the Saleen nameplate.  Wonder what Steve’s thinking right now…

We’ll bring more of this 2010 Saleen to you as we catch it, as the SEMA show and its onslaught of Ford Mustang madness will surely keep everyone on their toes, looking for their very own “best in show” from this fall’s aftermarket expo.  Enjoy the images for now; Saleen will have to feed us more later!

Ford Mustangs for the 2009 SEMA Show – A Preview

H&R 2010 Mustang for SEMA

H&R 2010 Mustang for SEMA

There’s no doubt the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) supporters and participants know how to put on a car show.  Well, this year, the 2009 SEMA show is going to be no exception.  With a plethora of Ford Mustang customizations to be on-hand, every blue-blood is sure to have a skip in his or her step while at the show.  Key players such as Steeda, 3dCarbon, Galpin Autosports, and even Vaugh Gittin are going to bring their best-dressed (and performing) Mustangs to Las Vegas to show you just what Ford is made of.  Capitalizing the most popular car in the aftermarket industry isn’t just about flipping a dollar; it’s about making the Legend live on.  Got tickets to the SEMA show running November 3rd – 6th?  If so, awesome.  If not, keep reading to get just a small sampling of what you’re going to miss out on seeing firsthand.

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Unexpected Turn – a Ford Mustang Unleashed story

2010 Ford Mustang unleashed father son story

A faithful following seems to make a legend all the more enticing and solid.  The fans (and freaks) behind the Ford Mustang never cease to amaze us with their stories of adventure, triumph, and awesomeness.  One such story on the heartwarming side, is of Joseph Cram (Hot Rod Joe to his friends) and his father, Ralph Cram.  They had always longed to take their rebuilt 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe out on the open roads of the USA for a grand father-son event to remember.

Then the economy took an unexpected turn.  Joe and his father were forced to part with their beloved ’68 Mustang and left behind a gaping hole in their hearts.  Now, 16 years after the prior departure, Joe and Ralph were given the chance to take a road trip from Houston to Detroit to take part in the renowned Woodward Dream Cruise, rolling down the roadways in a 2010 Mustang convertible.  Keep reading to check out the Cram’s story, as it’s just one of many epic Mustang chronicles in the series of Ford’s “The 2010 Unleashed” program.  More official details and other stories can be read & seen at

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UPDATED: Sneak Peek at the 2010 Mustang for NASCAR

New Ford Mustang Racing Car

In case you’ve been under a rock and missed the news the first time around, the Ford Mustang is set to join the NASCAR racing series in the 2010 season.  The 2010 Mustang trimmed out for the NASCAR Nationwide Series will run in at least four races as part of a new car rollout program.  Tomorrow, Jack Roush (of Roush Fenway Racing) will officially announce and unveil the 2010 Mustang race car.  Not long after the unveiling, a test run by Colin Braun is set to come about on November 2nd at Talladega.  Better catch it while you can this fall, because it will be a while before you’ll see it on the track next July at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.  There’s more in store behind the car, so be sure to check out for more details.

UPDATE 10/13/09: Check out some slick video footage inside!

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2010 Saleen S281 Ford Mustang exposed

2010 Saleen S281 Ford Mustang

Back in late July, we saw the latest of the fledgling Saleen Performance Vehicles Mustang specimens, the Saleen 435S.  Now, the Saleen Performance crew has teased exhibited the 2010 Saleen S281 Ford Mustang well ahead of the official debut scheduled at the SEMA show this fall in Las Vegas.  There’s nothing absolutely watershed about the car’s styling and panache, but there is one silver lining in the cloud cover overhead; the highly-questionable rear of the 2010 Saleen S281 has been touched up quite nicely with a lengthened tail and diffuser-esque rear valance.  There isn’t a whole lot out for details right now, so check back with us around SEMA time when we expect the full scoop to be in circulation as result of this Ford Mustang specialty car being on exhibition.

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First Look at the 2010 Steeda Q Series Mustang

2010 Steeda Q Series Mustang

Back in March, we showed you a teaser shot of the then forthcoming 2010 Steeda Q Series Ford Mustang.  Now, we are back with more of the story on this tricked-out Ford Mustang by Steeda Autosports.  Hours of CAD time, track testing, and driver & owner feedback have all been amalgamated into the final product you see here.  The official debut of this limited production Q-Series Mustang series is set for the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 3, 2009.  Until then, keep your eyes peeled for future press releases detailing the unveiling and all this Mustang has to offer.

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ROUSH uncovers two new 540hp Ford Mustangs

ROUSH 540RH Ford Mustang

There’s no question that many great things come in pairs.  Roush Performance isn’t about to let this old adage dry up either.  The official announcement of two Ford Mustang variants, one of which is entirely new, is going to give the previously exhibited 2010 Roush 427R some new stable mates.  The 2010 Roush Stage 3 and the new nameplate, the Roush 540RH “Hammer”, have entered the aftermarket scene with poise, passion, and most importantly, performance.  These new Roush Mustangs pump out 540 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque–plenty to go around and enough to bring a grin to any grump’s face.  The power is bolstered by a second-generation R2300 supercharger and is laid to the pavement by superior-performing Cooper RS3 tires.  The Roush Stage 3 and the Roush 540RH are a fine pair to draw two, indeed, so keep reading to get all the details in the Press Release from Roush.

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Consumer Reports Rates Ford Mustang above Camaro, Challenger

2010 Ford Mustang

By now, we’ve all seen the reports on the recent three-month streak for 2010 Ford Mustang sales and how they stack up to the new Chevrolet Camaro…big whoop.  After the novelty wears off, the market will likely wise up once again, as they’ll realize just how high-quality a product the Ford Mustang really is.  Despite the recent disparate sales figures, the revamped 2010 Mustang has taken out the competition yet again the modern-day pony car wars.  Consumer Reports has rated the new Ford Mustang GT as “Very Good” with a score of 78 points, while the Chevrolet Camaro SS achieved a score of “Very Good”, but only managed to rack up 71 points.  The Dodge Challenger R/T skidded by with a “Good” rating and a mere 53 points overall.  Now, we all know that numbers and ratings are one thing, but seriously, get out there and drive a new 2010 Mustang, a Camaro SS, and a Challenger and see for yourself: the new Mustang is refined, yet powerful.  It’s elegant, yet robust, and can even be considered rude when woken up.

Keep reading to get the Full Monty in the Press Release featuring the Consumer Reports review.

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Hurst set to unveil supercharged 2010 Ford Mustang Pace Car

2010 Hurst Mustang pace car

The team at Hurst Performance Vehicles has partnered up with BFGoodrich Tires & the Woodhouse Auto Family of Blair, Nebraska to foster a unique project car for the final Ford Racing Mustang Challenge event of the season on September 19, 2009.  This special edition 2010 Ford Mustang convertible will serve as the official pace car for the racing challenge to be held at Miller Motorsports Park.  After the pacing run, the BFG-Hurst Mustang will travel the nation, making several celebrity appearances at race tracks, parades, and SEMA before it will be auctioned off shortly after New Year’s.  Equipped with several aftermarket gems from ROUSH Performance, K&N, Eibach, Hurst, and of course BFGoodrich, this 2010 Mustang is sure to turn heads wherever it parades.  Keep reading to get the full story in the Press Release.

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Steeda unwraps 2010 Ford Mustang Front Splitter

Steeda front splitter - 2010 Ford Mustang

The crew at Steeda Autosports has come up with another slick appearance and performance modification for the 2010 Ford Mustang.  In addition to direct fitment on the 2010 Mustang GT, this bold new front splitter integrates perfectly with the 2005 – 2009 Steeda front fascia.  In addition to the road-hugging stance the front splitter adds, the aerodynamic improvement while at speed is quite measurable as well.  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release.

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