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Excess Ford Mustang stock flattens Ford’s Flat Rock facilities

What happens when supply exceeds demand?  Right.  The new Ford Mustang is suffering somewhat.  Many horses are in need of good homes and Ford’s positioned to put some greenbacks and other incentives behind the deal to sweeten the pot.  It’s no secret contemporary times are questionable at best, so as a result, the Mustang GT and Mustang V6 aren’t moving as quickly as one might have forecast when the economy started to pick up late last year / earlier this year.

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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 exhaust videos

The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 has truly lived up to its nameplate and the Boss moniker isn’t exactly one to learn; it’s one to earn.  So many of us had been thinking Ford would have come back with a 2012 Mustang to sweep the sweet Shelby Mustang aside temporarily in the spotlight…and we were right.  Hey, what’s not to like?  The car has insanely-hot styling cues, 444 horses underhood, and now, a means to bring upon an even louder, more aggressive presence.

A team at Fox Motorsports took hold of a 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca and went to work removing the exhaust restrictors, cataloging exhaust notes for us, before & after modification.  So what do you do to a good thing to make it better?  Get more of it!

Keep going to see both videos of the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang singing its amazing song.

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CDC Shaker for the new 5.0L Ford Mustang

Aftermarket players have always done well with the Ford Mustang and Classic Design Concepts (CDC) is no exception to the norm.  They are back in headlines this week with an all-new 5.0 Mustang Shaker Hood System, which is designed to fit the 2011 (and up) Mustang GT.  This kit is crafted to be a direct fit and match perfectly with OEM specifications, as is any other CDC Mustang project.

What’s more, the CDC Shaker Hood kit maintains the use of all factory attachment points, leaves the under-hood state just as it was before installation, and leaves the factory strut tower brace alone.  But wait, there’s more! Additionally, there’s not paint or grunt work required to make the fitment and finish look like it came “that way”.

For more on the new CDC Mustang Shaker Hood kit, keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release that follows.

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Two cool news bites on the 2012 Mustang

We’re all very familiar by now with the new 2012 Mustang and its continued fame & exposure in the press.  Well, there’s a couple more nifty, cool features that can be found on the 2012 Mustang.  One: two new & exciting colors.  Two: a sweet new Reverse Sensing System–the first of its kind as an option on the Mustang.

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2012 Ford Mustang configurator is up & running

UPDATE: The 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 is now in the configurator tool also!!!

Riding right on the coattails of the 2012 Mustang iPad app, Ford has officially taken the wraps off of their online web configuration tool for all things Ford Mustang in the coming year. The 2012 Mustang configurator lets the Mustang enthusiast sort through packages, trims, exterior options, interior add-ons, and best of all, the price tag is right there in live pixels. The Ford vehicles customization site for the next iteration of the 5.0 Mustang takes web surfers down the spectrum of Mustang offerings from the Mustang V6, to the Mustang V6 Premium, Mustang GT, Mustang GT Premium, then steps up to the Mustang BOSS 302 and finally, the Mustang Shelby GT500.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Ford Mustang configurator tool for yourself to see how large a bill you can rack up!

In-car On-track Video of the 2012 Mustang BOSS 302

Need we say more?  Not really.  This in-car video of the 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 pretty much stands on its own.  Inside the rolling footage, you’ll witness 2 rip-roaring laps completed by the BOSS 302 at Laguna Seca. The lucky pilot? Jonathan Bomarito, ex-Formula Atlantic Championship driver.

Come on in for some sweet Mustang hot-lapping!

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Check out the 2012 Mustang iPad app

In case you missed it earlier this month, there’s a new app you might want to check out for all things 2012 Ford Mustang.  Ford’s official 2012 Mustang app for the Apple iPad is a slick virtual brochure tour that includes a complete breakdown of 2012 Mustang features, 2012 Mustang packages, and 2012 Mustang specifications.  Check out more inside!

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Video of the awesome Boss Mustang TracKey

After we showed you the 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 from Ford Racing and its awesome TracKey feature back in November, we got lots of questions on when we would see this new tech in action. Our inquisition is now pacified…

This little piece of pocket tech from Ford Racing allows for direct personality shift between street and track performance trims. The standard black key does all the regular, simple functions one expects in a carved piece of metal. The red TracKey, however, engages a software program which changes over 200 power train parameters.

Hit the jump to see the BOSS 302 in action with the all-new TracKey technology.

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2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Engine Build

On the eve of official 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet production, Ford Racing has thrown out some great tidbits and photos of the engine build process for our viewing pleasure. It’s pretty awesome to see the detailed creation of the all-aluminum 5.4-liter engine block & rotating assembly and how it makes its way, station by station, all the way to the supercharged monster which ultimately lands beneath the hood of the 2012 Cobra Jet.

We’ve got the gallery and text below, but if you want to get a more linear time line of the sexy supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine build, be sure to check out the complete procession of the build over at the Ford Racing site!


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2012 Shelby GT350 drops the top in Chicago

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you know full well the Ford Mustang aftermarket scene has been dominated by the legendary Shelby Mustang nameplate.  Today, in Chicago, the Mustang legend lives on with the unveiling of the 2012 Shelby GT350.  What marks this occasion more important than most of Shelby’s latest derivatives of the Ford Mustang brand is that in addition to the Performance White hue, buyers can now opt for a Race Red or a Kona Blue version of the GT350 Mustang.  More still, the 2012 Shelby marks the first time since 1970 Shelby has released a convertible version of its GT series Mustang.

While the 2012 GT350 won’t see any performance improvements over its 2011 GT350 predecessor, it does fancy options such as: a full body kit, Cragar wheels, upgraded braking, a tuned sport suspension, and many more mentionables.  These are just some of the finer touches when buyers already have the choice of 3 power plants: the 430hp, the 525hp, or the 624hp V8 offerings.

Ready for more?  Keep reading to check out the two new hues, along with the PR from Shelby.

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