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Magnaflow exhaust systems for 2011 Ford Mustang GT and V6

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The 2011 Ford Mustang has been all the buzz for a while now in Mustang communities ‘Net-wide.  Today, we are helping fan the flames of aftermarket excitement by officially announcing that Magnaflow Performance Exhaust has released an awesome lineup of newly-designed systems for the forthcoming 2011 5.0 Mustang and 2011 3.7L V6 Mustang.  These offerings include axle-back systems, full cat-back systems, 2.5″ and 3″ systems, and Tru-X pipes with & without catalytic converters.

Magnaflow has over 30 unique systems for the ever-popular Ford Mustang and Magnaflow dynos have logged more hours for Mustangs than for any other vehicle brand.  All Magnaflow Mustang systems feature fast-flowing stainless steel tubing and straight-through stainless steel Magnaflow performance mufflers and polished, fully adjustable stainless steel tips.  Magnaflow 2011 Mustang cat-backs offer great performance and a great sound!

StangNet’s sister site, Planet Magnaflow is now taking pre-orders on these great new systems and expects to ship very soon.  Be sure to hop over to the Mustang forums and join in the discussion on these new 2011 Mustang Exhaust or you can also drop us a line at [email protected] with any questions you may have!

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2011 Ford Mustang DUB Edition

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It has begun.  The 2011 Ford Mustang aftermarket looks like it’s going to be just as hot as, if not hotter, than that of the first generation (2005 – 2009 model years) S197 Mustang.  Ford, Roush, and automotive lifestyle magazine DUB have teamed up to spice up their very own 2011 Mustang variant, bringing about some increased attention to the car’s base point.  The car isn’t based up on the new 5.0 Mustang GT; it’s based upon the rev-sexy 3.7-liter V6 Mustang coupe.

2011 Mustang DUB Edition will serve as a kickoff to the many exciting projects Ford has coming down the pike.  Its many upgrades include tires, springs, body paneling, and lots more.  Couple this DUB edition along with the Nelly DUB edition 5.0 we saw just months ago, and you’ve got a great recipe for the DUB Magazine tour, set to traverse the entire country through November.

Keep reading to get all the specifics on the DUB Edition Mustang as well as a few other predicated thoughts from Ford in the press release after the jump.

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Latest 2011 Ford Mustang TV commercial

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Hopefully you didn’t miss it live on your own home theater, but just in case, we’re here to bring the latest 20110 Ford Mustang commercial right back at ya to be played time and time again.  This slick TV spot has got something for everyone: the power hungry, the legendary 5.0 fan, the tech savvy, and most importantly–the Ford fan in all of us.  Take a good, close look at this video clip, as it’s a great product exhibiting one of the best (if not the best) Ford Mustangs to date.  We could have done without the music and had more of the 5.0′s 7,000 rpm roar, quite frankly.  Until we get some good seat time, however, this will have to do.  Check out the video after the jump…

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A couple more 2011 Ford Mustang video bytes

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The official Ford Mustang YouTube channel has unleashed two nice 2011 Ford Mustang videos to perhaps tease out promotional ideas to come for TV advertising. The first video exhibits the new 2011 5.0 Mustang GT and the latter shows off the screaming V6 Mustang.  Like most anything we’ve seen come out of the Ford shop recently, these two spots are well put together and also exhibit some detailed internal Ti-VCT engine action.  Hit the jump to check them out!

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2011 Ford Mustang configurator now online

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We’ve got to keep the 2011 model year excitement up, everyone; the new Mustang will be on the streets before you know it!  The folks at FoMoCo are doing a great job keeping the ball rolling with their recent unwrapping of the 2011 Ford Mustang configurator tool.  This website is designed to handle mock builds and customizations in order to give 2011 Mustang buyers a sense of just how expensive their tastes can be.  Most importantly, each and every option is listed out in fine detail with the associated costs, so there’s no surprises when you take your “build sheet” to your local Ford dealer for ordering.

So have at it, everyone.  Start with either the base model coupe or ‘vert and then pile on the options…just make sure you don’t overextend yourselves; StangNet isn’t going to be there to provide you with any economic stimulus or a bailout!

2011 Ford Mustang brochure released

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The 2011 Ford Mustang brochure has hit the showroom floor, fellow Mustang fans. We’ve already heard a lot about the new 5.0-liter power plant, options for upgraded braking, specialty packages, a 6-speed manual gearbox, and many other stellar changes for the 2011 Mustang model year. Well, we’re here to give you a (digital) firsthand glimpse of just what’s in store, should you decide to take the plunge and grab the reins of this awesome 2nd gen S197 Ford Mustang. Take a look at the snippets we have here for you or just go ahead and digest the whole brochure at once via the download link.  Enjoy–we certainly have!
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Video: Mustang beats Camaro and Challenger

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Mere weeks after the wrapping was removed from the 2011 Ford Mustang GT, media moguls everywhere got some good seat time in, putting the latest Ford pony car through the paces.  The gents at Motor Trend were some of the first to officially chronicle a sanctioned test between three of the major competitors in the pony car wars.  The 2011 models tested were the 5.0-liter Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro SS, and the Dodge Challenger SRT-8.  They were stacked head to head and rigorously tested on the track as well as the open road.  In the video after the jump, Motor Trend quickly notes that the new 5.0 Mustang is by far the closest thing to a true modern day muscle car; something powerful, agile, and surprisingly comfortable to drive.

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Updated: It’s BAAA-AAACK! The return of the Cobra R

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Wow!  Just when we thought the 2011 Ford Mustang lineup couldn’t get any better, the Cobra R model looks like it is slated for an official return to the SVT stable.  This leaked press kit photo from what appears to be Venice, California shows what looks to be one of the most unique & incredible 2nd-gen S197 Mustangs we’ve seen to date.  From its audacious rear wing to its venomous front fascia, this Ford Mustang has definitely got the makings for a race-ready track terror.  There is little doubt the  1993, 1995, and 2000 Cobra R models will welcome this latest creation with open arms as one of the few & true Spartan race cars ever produced.  Keep reading for more of a break down and a close-up shot. Continue Reading →

2011 Ford Mustang First Drive

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2011 Ford Mustang First Drive - Image courtesy Drew Phillips, AB

The time has come.  The very first of the media magnates have grabbed the reins of the 2011 Ford Mustang coupe & 2011 ford Mustang GT and put them both through the wringer.  The consensus amongst Motor TrendAutoblog, and TheCarConnection seems to paint a very similar picture: Ford has got a winner here.  Let’s face it; the return of the 5.0 in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT is a big deal.  Ford’s golden goose is back to bring miles-o-smiles to many a Mustang enthusiast’s face.  With its 302ci power plant back underhood, the 2011 Mustang GT pumps out (an underrated) 412hp & 390tq which is still less than the latest Camaro SS, but the Ford pony car has the bow tie beast beaten in the weight department…amongst many others.  The latest Mustang GT is a balanced machine of power, precision, and engineering  refinement; a true testament to the quality-focused initiatives Ford is pushing for in these recent times.  Keep reading for a brief capsule of what everyone’s saying; we expect to get our paws on a 2011 Mustang very soon to give you guys a true Mustang Enthusiast’s review!

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Video – Inside Line dynos the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0

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2011 Mustang 5.0 dyno (video after the jump)

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 2011 Ford Mustang is serious about two things: power & efficiency.  The folks at Inside Line decided they would just put Ford’s claims at the 2011 Mustang GT producing 412hp & 390 tq to the test.  The dyno video shows a new 5.0 GT strapped in for several pulls on the Dynojet to see just what the true power ratings are after driveline saturation soaks up the promises that would be.  The result?  Ford’s underrated the pony car yet again.

After seven dyno pulls, the testing staff reported the car consistently produced 395hp at 6600 RPM and 365 pound-feet of torque at 4350 RPM.  If you take these figures and realize the parasitic effects of the drivetrain (some 11 to 13 percent loss), the latest Ford Mustang GT with the 5-oh is pumping out somewhere between 438 and 446 horses at the crankshaft.  We’re no math majors by any means, but we do know that 438 or 446 > 412 (the advertised rating by Ford).

This isn’t the first time Ford’s underrated the Mustang’s power output for “good” measure and we suspect it won’t be the last.  What we have here is a serious motion to kick sand in the face of bow tie fans everywhere; and we’re glad it’s back.

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