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Raceskinz Steeda Ford Mustang GT at the 2010 LA Auto Show

When Steeda Autosports teams up with a slick SoCal modification team, you know that whatever they come up with is a sure to be a hit.  This latest output from a partnership between Steeda and Raceskinz has resulted in a Ford Mustang GT like no other to date.  The Raceskinz 2011 Mustang GT was part of the SEMA & Los Angeles Auto Shows this year, and when the masses saw what Road & Track magazine dubbed as “Best of Show”, you know something good was underneath courtesy of Steeda.

This Raceskinz Mustang GT features an abundance of carbon fiber, Steeda styling & suspension upgrades, and loads of show.  Keep reading for all the specific details in the Press Release from Steeda.

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ProCharger winds up their 2011 5.0 Mustang Cog Supercharger kit

After the recent announcement of their 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-liter ProCharger kit, the team is set to now debut their 2011 5.0 Mustang Cog Race Kit at the  2010 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show.  This new Mustang GT supercharger is going to be on display in Orlando this weekend (starting 12/9/10) and will be accompanied in the booth by the Stage II Supercharger System & Tuner Kit as well as the High Output System & Tuner Kit that were debuted at SEMA and in back in the summer.

This all-new Cog Race Kit is made from billet aluminum and is designed to handle most any ProCharger blower setups, including: the F-1D, F-1, F-1A, F-1C and F-1R.  What’s more, the new Cog Race Kit also features an air2air intercooler and a ProCharger racing bypass valve.

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MRT Mustang GT Predator takes Ford Product Excellence Award

The aftermarket players are continuing to show promise in the realm of quality, reliable parts for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT with MRT taking charge in the world of recognition.  Just recently, MRT was awarded the Ford Motor Company Product Excellence Award for all of their design & implementation work on the 2011 Mustang GT Predator Project Vehicle.  The MRT Predator was envisioned to be a Mustang to focus entirely upon power & chassis updates, with some hints of cosmetic appliqué to round out the package.

The MRT Predator is equipped with a twin-screw supercharger, long tube headers, hi-flow exhaust, and an aluminum one-piece driveshaft.  There are a myriad of other updates to the base Mustang GT that seal its transformation into the MRT Predator, so keep reading to get the full scoop in the official press release that follows!

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Car&Driver mark Ford Mustang as the Best

Ford Mustang fans know it.  Much of the competition (both domestic AND foreign) knows it.  It makes it all the more sweet when a reputable media outlet,such as Car&Driver, confirms it.  That’s right, the editorial staff there has selected the 2011 Ford Mustang GT as “the best”.  With a price tag hovering around the $30K mark, 400+ hp on-tap, and a million aftermarket customization combinations, it’s a no-brainer to us…but it does help validate our blue blooded passion to hear it from a relatively objective source.

Keep reading to read the digest of their summary in their overall report of picks for 2011′s “best”.

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Steeda breaks 12-second 1320 with CAI

The key players in the Ford Mustang aftermarket keep on tweaking, tuning, and testing the 2011 Mustang GT in order to squeeze a bit more juice from the car that already produces a formidable amount of power straight off the assembly line.  Steeda Autosports has been designing a proprietary Steeda Cold Air Intake and a Steeda Performance Tune in order to break out ahead of the rest where it counts: at the track!

The Steeda CAI kit, when matched up with a set of Nitto 275/40/17 NT05 Drag Radials, was able to rocket the Steeda Mustang down the 1/4 mile strip at South Georgia Motorsports Park just under the 12-second mark with a 115mph trap!  So just how did the car sound?  Who drove the car (because we all know the best mod is the driver mod!)?

Keep reading to check out the video and the official Press Release from Steeda.  Enjoy, everyone!

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Steeda 2011 Streetfighter Mustang at SEMA

This year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas had a tremendous showing from the Steeda Autosports team, with their exhibition of the Steeda Fiesta Sport, the performance tuned Steeda Fusion Sport, and the asphalt rippin’ 5.0L Steeda StreetFighter Ford Mustang.  The 2011 5.0-liter supercharged Q650 Steeda StreetFighter was up on display at the Nitto Tire booth, proudly donning the latest & greatest in ultra high performance tires–the Nitto NT05.

Coupled with the NT05 rubber, the Steeda StreetFighter Mustang also received a plethora of suspension upgrades; more applied to any of their production vehicles in times past.  Joining the party is also the famed Watts Link Suspension setup, permitting this Steeda Mustang to pull over 1.5Gs on the skid!  As far as performance goes, the Steeda Q650 StreetFighter has ample power to brag about a 0 to 60 time under 4 seconds & a 1320ft time of resting comfortably in the 10s.

Keep reading to get the full scoop on this aftermarket gem of a Mustang by Steeda in the Press Release that follows!

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2011 Ford Mustang GT takes Best Resale Value honors

Surprise (or maybe not), Ford Mustang fans, the 2011 Mustang GT has just received the KBB.com best resale value award.  It looks like the amalgam of Ford’s innovation, engineering, marketing, and quality has paid off and is continuing to strengthen many of Ford’s brands aside from the Mustang; the Taurus and Super Duty pickup truck also took honors from KBB.  The award itself basically recognizes how well the vehicle holds up in value compared to its original list price after five years of ownership.  The Mustang took the cheese for the high-performance car category and if 2012 goes anything like this year’s model, we’re comfortable with saying the feat could repeat next time.

With classic muscle styling, a 412hp 5.0 liter power plant, and a sticker price hovering around $30K, the Mustang GT has a lot to offer potential buyers enthusiasts.  Check out the full story, straight from Ford, after the jump.

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2011 Ford Mustang charges into SEMA

Are you ready for an onslaught of new 5.0 Mustang specimens from the 2011 Ford Mustang genre?  If not, sorry; you’re about to get hit with a mind-bending preview of what’s to come of the new 2011 Mustang at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association exhibition in Las Vegas.  Showings by MRT, MM&FF, Creations n’ Chrome, Mob Steel, Street Scene, Classic Design Concepts, and MANY others are sure to make this show out to be one for the record books.

Often times in years past, we thought many a SEMA show would never be capitalized by the incredible showing of aftermarket crafters in the S197 market.  We were wrong.  You guys aren’t going to believe the awesome showing coming this year with the 5.0-liter Mustang being reborn.  What we have in store for you is a mere grain of sand on the beach of what the Ford folks have in store for us.  Take a look and get a glimpse of what the show has to offer!

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Fastlane’s turbocharged 2011 Ford Mustang hits the 10s

Know what you do when you take a perfectly new & healthy 2011 Ford Mustang GT, apply some magic, and clock-out at 10.4 seconds in the 1320?  You brag, that’s what you do.  The crew at Fastlane is pretty stoked to announce their 2011 turbo’d Mustang GT shaved over 2 seconds of the stock car’s quarter-mile straight line time.  Well, knowing a stock 2011 Mustang can hit the 12s is just awesome from the get-go.  Slap on some wonderful boost inside the engine bay and there you have it; respectable power in an affordable pony car package.

Keep reading to see the modification list Fastlane used to take the 2011 Ford Mustang into the 10s.

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MRT rear window louvers for the 2005 – 2011 Ford Mustang

Looking for a slick way to get the ultimate throwback look on your late model S197 Ford Mustang?  We have the answer.  Team MRT just took the covering off their new rear window louver kits for the 2005 – 2011 Mustang.  Style and function are essential pieces of the equation, as well as excellent rear window visibility (safety first).  Seamless surfaces help mask any of the installation hardware–providing a fit & finish look!

Hit the jump for the product details from MRT and to also check out a few more pictures of the louvers themselves.

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