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Happy 49th Birthday Ford Mustang!

OK, so we need a show of hands for the string of automobiles in the world that have undergone nearly half a century of uninterrupted mass-production.  Anyone?  Anybody?  That’s right, this is seriously limited company.  The Ford Mustang is set to enter a book of limited record, with today marking its 49th “birthday”.  So many people are teeming with excitement for next year’s rendition in the 2015 Mustang, that some are forgetting the true nature of awesomeness that comes with making it past the 40-year continuance milepost.  Pretty sure the Camaro can’t lay claim to this one.

So gear up, and get ready for #50 coming soon, by basking in the fact that America’s favorite pony car has never stopped inspiring fans globally; and isn’t likely to do so anytime soon.  All we can say is 2015 is going to bring some cool things with regard to the Mustang 50th Anniversary.

Until then…

Vaughn Gittin Jr and the 845hp 2014 Ford Mustang RTR

So…are you ready to rock in a 2014 Ford Mustang?  Take one out for a solid, smoky solid drift session, perhaps?  If you aren’t, then you’d better check your pulse.  If you can’t take your own 2014 Mustang out and shred some tires, then get ready to live vicariously through drift-master Gittin in action this Formula Drift season.  Vaughn is totally set to jet in his new 845 horsepower 2014 Mustang RTR as well as take on the new role of team owner as well as the driver this go ’round.

“I’m really pumped on this years’ livery and overall aesthetics surrounding our efforts,” says Vaughn. “For the first time in my career, I have been able to start from a clean slate and get a bit crazy with the look of my car that I will be using for battle. Being that the Mustang is my weapon of choice out there on the track, the base of the livery was inspired from old battle ships that were covered with ‘dazzle camo’. From there, we added my XX5 (#25) logo and flag elements, along with some of my favorite colors and a little rock n’ roll to get a livery that I feel really portrays me. I look forward to giving it some real battle scars!”

Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the official news bit, as well as watch the promotional video for this year’s Monster Energy Mustang Gittin will be piloting.

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2014 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang detailed

Was the 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C a little to expensive for your tastes?  How about the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet, then, priced at about $98,000?  OK, so we’re splitting costly golden hairs here, but either one of these pony cars are simply some of the most amazing ones to date.

The 2014 Cobra Jet, powered by the 2.9-liter Whipple-charged 5.0-liter V8, rolling with a full racing suspension & interior, and the ability to scream down the 1320′ straight “out of the box” without modification.

How’s this one sound for you?  Got the money for it?  OK, so even if you do, you had better get your name penciled in quickly…there are only going to be 50 of these produced by Ford Racing.  Keep reading the PR from Ford to see just what else is in store for this drag racing monster of a Mustang.

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ROUSH Performance 2014 Ford Mustang lineup

As we inch closer to the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, we see the entire scene of rumor mills and the aftermarket start to buzz up with 2014 Mustang details. The latest scoop of the week is the official announcement (and details surrounding) the hot 2014 ROUSH Mustang lineup. The RS, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 Mustangs will take the field by storm by starting with a new 2014 Mustang and massaging them as is desired by customers into ROUSH Performance creations, backed by warranty, and produced by quality craftsmen.

ROUSH’s 5.0-liter Mustangs which receive the R2300 ROUSHcharger setup are going to pump out a staggering 575hp and 505 lb-ft of torque…more than enough to get the rubber transformed into powder on the pavement. That being said, this latest round of ROUSHs is going to also maximize efficiencies, reduce weight, and make the experience one that is totally drivable and durable, regardless of being at the track or on the street. The crew at ROUSH has also upped the ante this time around by included 2 new options for customers to include: an optional X-Brace for increased body rigidity and also a rear seat delete.

Also, as is customary with all late model ROUSH Mustang instances, expect to see the 5-spoke, chromed signature wheels, wrapped with beefy Cooper RS3 rubber. Add in some awesome new looks with the aero body package, lots of graphics colors to pick from, and there should not be anyone out there that says “I just don’t like my ROUSH.”.

Keep reading to get the entire story on what to expect from the 2014 Mustang a la ROUSH.

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2014 Ford Mustang configurator is now online

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Got your 2014 Ford Mustang all planned out?  Know what colors and options are out there as choices?  Got the coin to cough up for a brand new Mustang?  Well, if not, you’re in luck–at least with the first two questions posed.  The new online configuration tool for the 2014 Mustang is now active and loaded up with all the changes for the almost 50th Anniversary of America’s favorite pony car.

Think you’re ready to build your own?  If so, head over to the Ford Mustang configurator tool now!

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Anticipated Ford Mustang to be 2014 1/2 model

It seems like everyone and their offspring has some sort of conjecture surrounding the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Ford Mustang, right?  Well, who wouldn’t?  This is likely one of the most exciting domestic automotive events which will transpire in the lifetime of most.  What other successfully (note: we said successfully) branded cars, to date, have ever made it 50 years without a single lapse in production?  Few, if but a handful.  The 2014 1/2 or the 2015 Ford Mustang is slated to be the most expected and exciting rendition yet.

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2014 Ford Mustang order guide released

As we near the calendar flip to 2013 and ponder possible changes for the upcoming Ford Mustang, there are a few key points to focus upon…and not get totally excited about.  The 2014 Mustang model will be the last of its current genre, with a complete redesign expected in the 2015 Mustang, which is set to mark the 50th anniversary of America’s favorite pony car.  The Boss 302 will sunset for the 2014 Mustang lineup, as Ford had advised it would be limited to just two years of mass-production.

So, just where does this leave the Mustang fan base on the eve of the 50th edition?  It positions buyers in front of a 2014 Mustang that doesn’t really get a lot of material changes, offerings, or updates.  This is to be expected, frankly, as Ford’s eyes are ever-positioned forward, focused on the 2015 Mustang, presently.  A few options are offered, a couple are abolished, and there is a small handful of new paint colors to choose from.

Keep reading to get a breakdown of the changes, as well as the official order guides for the 2014 Mustang and 2014 Shelby GT500, straight from Ford Motor Company.

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2015 Mustang – Expect the Unexpected

There has been so much speculation, so much trash, and soooooo many spins on what was going to come up for the “next Ford Mustang” over the past oh, 7 years.  Some said “twin turbo, man” while others said “dude, the 5-oh is coming back”.  Others, not holding opinion to the candle’s flame, have suggested that a simpler, nimbler car will make it into the limelight soon, under the Mustang brand.

We have to sit back and ponder here.  Do we think of the new Coyote 5.0-liter V8 power plant sitting inside the S197 platform forever?  Nay, nay.  If we dared think this is the end, we’d better sign the government (read: taxpayers) loan papers now and just turn in our blue-blooded keys.

Image Credit - Yasid Design

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EcoBoost Ford Mustang on the way

Or at least that’s at least what hints, hopes, and rumors point toward in the upcoming years of the Ford Mustang.  We Mustang fans have to believe that something truly awesome will come on the eve of OR the year of the Mustang 50th Anniversary.  So much goodness has come out of Dearborn and the aftermarket these past few years, it’s gonna be hard to keep the inquiring minds at bay until the time comes…when rumor & speculation are laid to the wayside of truth.

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201X Mustang – The Future?

If there’s one thing Ford Mustang fans know all too well, it’s to not be complacent with today’s awesome Mustang GT, Shelby GT500, and other powerful aftermarket derivatives a la Mustang.  We’ve seen a lot of great things happen in 2010 and 2011, with 2012 only adding to the mix with the return of the Boss Mustang 302 and many other awesome attributes.  So now, what do we get excited about in the 2012 Mustang, the 2013 Mustang, 2014 Mustang, and beyond?  Will the Shelby GT500 slide to the wayside with a rebirth of the coveted SVT Cobra nameplate?  Will the Boss remain the king of the road and track?  What happens if the hippies win in D.C. and we step back to 4-cylinder engines, or gasp, electric power plants?  It’s tough to tell, but right now, all we have to say is “the sky is the limit”.

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