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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 launch control demo

Just about a month ago, we told you about all the details surrounding the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and its completely new, sophisticated launch control system.  Well, here we are–back again to show you a pretty hardcore demonstration put on by Ford of this awesome 2013 GT500 control system.  Ford engineers, drivers, and even the late Carroll Shelby himself are featured along with the 2013 Shelby GT500 in action at the strip and on a few test courses, ripping around & testing.

Ready to see more?  We thought so.  Head over to our media gallery and check out the 2013 Shelby GT500 launch control video for yourself!

Ford Mustang giveaway coupled with 2013 Mustang customizer

We’ve shown you our tweaked out Ford Mustang customs before, and now the 2013 Mustang is the next pony car version to get pumped through the modification mill on Ford’s official Mustang customizer website.  Ford has now included some slick updates and site design tweaks to help make the user experience that much more robust and exciting.  And, to top it off, they are going to give away a Mustang V6, Mustang GT, Boss 302, or a Shelby GT500!

Nearly 1,000,000 people used the previous Ford Mustang customization site prior, and this one is set to continue the trend with a “battle mode”, Facebook badge & stats, and complete platform availability for Android devices, the iPad, and the iPhone.

Think you have what it takes to get top honors with your 2013 Mustang customization?  Let’s see what you’ve got!  Hit up the 2013 Mustang customizer site NOW!

2013 ROUSH RS Ford Mustang now on the docket

ROUSH Performance has another flavor of the month to add to its stables of Ford Mustang tuners.  The 2013 Ford Mustang V6 now gets some TLC from the ROUSH crew and the treatment results in the latest performance installment, dubbed the 2013 ROUSH RS or “ROUSH Six” Mustang.  With the core of ROUSH’s Mustang fleet focused upon performance, muscle, and lap times, the ROUSH RS Mustang tees up a new concept which the market tends to be leaning toward…performance (shaken, not stirred) with a twist of economical smarts.

The ROUSH RS Mustang V6 package carries a price tag of $4,000 and boasts numerous chassis, braking, and cosmetic improvements to take the Mustang coupe and give it some serious flair and panache.  It doesn’t stop there, either–the interior of the 2013 ROUSH Six also gets embroidered floor mats, performance foot pedals, and the typical ROUSH badging around the cabin.

So just what else is in store on this latest ROUSH installment?  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release, following.

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 launch control detailed

If you haven’t taken a Ford Mustang with seriously respectable power to the track, then you are definitely missing out.  What’s more, if you have, you know what a feat it is to get just that “perfect launch”…because it means everything in the ET.  For the 2013 Shelby GT500, however, life just got a little easier at the track.

Ford has equipped the 2013 GT500 with a brand new launch control make sure every launch is fluid & efficient, every single time.  A recombinant recipe of traction control and engine tuning ensure that the suspension, tires, and weight-shift are balanced when the powertrain is producing substantial power, in order to achieve “maximum thrust” (as SVT engineers put it).

While launch control might not seem like anything all that novel or special in the autosports realm, as-is applied to the 2013 GT500, the more promising thought to hold is that we could see this feature as an option, or perhaps even standard when the 2015 Mustang makes its presence known on the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang.  Now that is something to get excited about.  For now, check out more details in the official Press Release from Ford Motor Company.

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has most powerful production V8

It’s no surprise the Ford Mustang and its many variants continue to make global headlines & history, time and again.  So what’s the latest & greatest???  The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is now officially the world’s most powerful production V8.  Wait, what?  Yeah, you read that right.  The 2013 GT500′s supercharged 5.8-liter V8 produces an SAE certified rating of 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of tail-twisting torque.  That’s freaking awesome!

What’s more, the 2013 Shelby GT500 belts out the additional 112hp vs the 2012 Shelby GT500 while at the same time, increasing fuel economy by 1 mpg in the city and on the highway…at a rate that’s 5mpg better than the Government Motors Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Keep reading the official Press Release from Ford to get the rest of the scoop on this amazing new record-setting feat!

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Win a Vaughn Gittin Jr inspired 2013 Ford Mustang

Anyone game to put their name in the hat for a brand new Ford Mustang?  Better act quickly–this Falken Tire / Vaugh Gittin, Jr tweaked-out 2013 Mustang contest is fired up and ready to rock.  All you need to do is hit up the Ford Racing Facebook fanpage and fill out a quick form.  So what’s the point?  It’s having the chance to win a 2013 Ford Mustang trimmed with a load of Ford Racing parts and has been fully-customized by Formula Drift Drivers Vaughn Gittin, Jr and Justin Pawlak, carrying a reported value of $63,325…not bad at all!

So what’s the catch, you might ask?  Not much–just a lot of the standard stuff you might expect.  Age 18, legal resident of the USA, and you can’t be associated with Falken or Ford…that’s it!  One entry per person, per account, blah blah…and, it ends October 15th, 2012.

Be sure to hit up the Ford Racing Facebook page for the contest and throw your name in!

Iconic Ford Mustang chase scene re-enacted on FOX

This picture truly is worth a thousand words.  What Ford Mustang fan does NOT know what movie this still comes from?  If you don’t know, please just take a seat “over there” while the true blue Mustang fans bask in the awesome-sauce tribute hitting the airwaves within the 2-hour ‘Alcatraz” season finale, tonight on FOX.  The writers and producers of the show are doing their very best to keep it real by featuring a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger–only this time around, it’s a 2013 Mustang GT colored in Deep Impact Blue instead.  And yes, before you ask, the filming was completed on the hill-nested streets of San Francisco.

Want more on the story?  Keep reading to see the gritty details as well as a sneak peek in the Press Release which follows…

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2013 Ford Mustang Site Now Online – Bonus Gallery

As if Ford hasn’t nudged the clocks forward enough across the Ford Mustang timeline, they are still pushing the envelope this week with the unveiling of the 2013 Mustang official site. So, just what does this mean? It means that we’re still in the first quarter of 2012 and Ford is apparently overly-excited to creep closer and closer toward the 50th Anniversary of its poster child car, the Ford Mustang.

Be sure to hit the gallery we have in store for you, as well as visit the 2013 Mustang site over at Ford to view all the forthcoming options, features, and goodies you can stack up on the pony car we all wish we had in the garage.

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2013 Ford Mustang ad invokes the innermost

On the fringes of the official Ford Mustang customizer web app release, Ford has also debuted its latest installment in the 2013 Ford Mustang marketing campaign to keep everyone pumped-up.  The 2013 Mustang is going to capitalize upon what has made the Ford Mustang ever-so-popular since its inception back in the mid-60s; its customizability.

The video spot we have inside for you is set to release during the Daytona 500 this weekend (although, it should have been debuted during the Super Bowl, we think), so there are plenty of chances for Ford fans to get wind of what’s coming next.  What is unique in this advertisement is the fact Ford has opted to show how well the 2013 Mustang connects to its ownership base, more so than bragging on its 420hp V8 or the fact the car is coming up on its 50th Anniversary–a wise move, we think, since Americans are going to easily face $4+ per gallon of gas this spring/summer.  People are going to be focused on how a car fits them, not how it might drain their pocketbooks…

Check out the 2013 Ford Mustang commercial in our Media Gallery!

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Steeda announces 2013 Ford Mustang roster

Are you Ford Mustang fans ready for 2013?  Wait, isn’t it just now barely into 2012?  If it’s anything we all have come to expect from Ford and its faithful following since the mid-1960s, it’s that the next model year comes to the showroom before any of us have finished our Christmas-time consumption.  Steeda Autosports, a major Mustang aftermarket player, is poised to let loose the details on their entire 2013 Steeda Mustang (and other fine Fords) lineup, with no stone unturned as to the amount of engineering detail poured into every single project.

The short Steeda news bite following merely serves as an introduction to the Steeda Mustang portfolio–the source link points to the Steeda site, showing you more details on each Ford Mustang (and others) than you probably have time for right now…so what’s the delay, get started, and see what is coming down the performance pike!

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