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2015 Ford Mustang leaked ahead of debut

By now, we’re sure everyone knows what’s coming…intel, leaks, rumors, and the whole gamut has maybe been put out to pasture, with the hemorrhaged images of the next Ford Mustang.  The clan over at SVTPerformance seems to have stumbled upon a magazine’s or publisher’s (intended?) blunder, revealing the 2015 Mustang well ahead of the intended debut date set by Ford Motor Company.

While the masses are sometimes quick to gather around the Kool-Aid fountain, the cynical skeptic in each of us at the StangNet shop leaves us scratching our heads, thinking “Wait, what?  That’s it?  A leak defines the next one’s looks?”  There has to be something more to this one, Ford. Either way, it doesn’t affect the fans, directly, other than the drama builds excitement…right?  Take a look, and see what you think for yourself.

Source: SVTPerformance

MRT Interceptor axle back for 2013+ Ford Mustang

Ready to rev up your late model Ford Mustang with the loud pedal?  Yeah, we thought you were.  Finally, there’s some silver linings beginning to seep out from the year-end clouds…and it’s just in time.  The Interceptor Axle-Back Quad Tip exhaust system by MRT Performance is going to seriously tweak & tune up the 2013 Shelby GT500 and the 2014 Shelby GT500.  Keep reading to check out the details in the Press Release, as well as get a flavor of the exhaust note from the included video.

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2015 Ford Mustang debut December 5th

What’s that? We don’t have to wait until March or April of next year to see the 2015 Mustang, or portions thereof? Color us happy!

That’s right–official Ford intel points to the official 2015 Mustang debut being set for December 5, 2013…mere days away!  Finally, everyone can put aside all of the total speculation, wishful renderings, and spy shots that don’t really show much more than a 5 year old’s crayon scribbles.

So what’s this mean?  It means that Ford is jumping the gun a little bit, by not delaying to make the official 2015 Mustang reveal at the New York International Auto Show, where the first Mustang made its entry 50 years ago.  The unveiling of the 2015 Mustang is also set to take place on 6 cities in 4 continents on 5Dec2013 (further testament to the Mustang evolving to a global platform).  And of course, the social media front will be completely lit with an official countdown, teasers, and suspense leading up to the official public announcement.

Sit tight, everyone; it’s going to be a fun next two weeks!

Source:  Car & Driver

Need for Speed Ford Mustang setting the pace

This past weekend let us see the Need for Speed Ford Mustang in the limelight of the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR event at Homestead, and we’ve got to say, they are “doing it right”.  Piloted by one of the upcoming (March 2014) movie’s stars, Ramon Rodriguez, the Need for Speed Mustang made its public appearance decked out in police car trim, including some stunning silver paint, blue striping, roof mounted patrol lights, 22″ custom wheels, and let’s not forget…900 horses under the hood.

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Donald Farr Book marks 50 years of Ford Mustang

Think you’re totally ready for the Holiday shopping season?  Got all your Ford Mustang paraphernalia purchased?  How about trivia–got the Mustang mantra all down-pat?  If you do, well then, you’re quite ahead of the game, and set to make a mark of being a true blue-blooded Mustang enthusiast.

One special item we’ve made sure to pick up this fall, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang we all love, is Donald Farr’s Mustang: 50 Years book.  Donald has collected & assembled a completely detailed timeline, from a meager start  to today’s monster sales mogul, known across the entire planet.  From the re-configured, redesigned Falcon platform pony car all the way up to the 2014 Mustang and 2015 Mustang expectations, Farr’s got it all covered in composite, with photographs and text, telling the entire famous Ford tale.

There are over 400 photos of the iconic Ford Mustang in this book, so be sure to put Mustang: 50 years on your Amazon wish list, today!

2015 Ford Mustang – Getting Closer!

Wow. We really are getting close to this Ford Mustang redesign, 50th Anniversary thing, FINALLY. It’s pretty much November now, and with the newsstands filling up with magazines aplenty for the year-end and Holiday season, we can be sure of one thing—we shall be seeing a LOT of the 2015 Mustang to-be. The upcoming issue of Car and Driver has a sizeable spread and loads of intelligence laid down on what everyone has been kicking around the water cooler, sandbox, and parts counter most of this year.

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One of the better 2015 Ford Mustang realistic renderings

We have all seen plenty of what is to be the next Ford Mustang in several artistic sketches and renderings.  Up until now, most have seemed to be far-fetched, edgy, and a little too “bought in” to the Evos concept debuted some time ago.  This one, by Josiah LaColla, seems to show some of the more realistic and tastefully applied changes we’re rumored to see in the 2015 Mustang.

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Check in with Europe’s true Ford Mustang Man

This next (video) chapter in the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary story is definitely a cool one…and it’s from a true enthusiast from across the pond, as well as the Rhine.  Take a moment to breeze through this video feature, and you’ll quickly see that Ralf Wurm is likely one of the biggest fans of the Mustang in Europe; and maybe the world.  With over 30 years of exposure and daily 12-14 hour immersion with our favorite pony car, he’s definitely got a leg up on pretty much the 95th percentile when it comes to true fanaticism about the Mustang.

The video following shows just how deeply genuine Ralf’s passion truly is, how he helps others come to the hobby, and provides us with a peek at his favorite Mustang–a 1969 Shelby GT500 he’s personally restored in entirety.

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How Carroll Shelby shaped the original Ford Mustang

In another documentary video release from Ford, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we get another glimpse into the brain trust behind the sporting-up of the original pony car.  The senior leadership (Lee Iacocca, et al) of Ford Motor Company put up the task to make something meager into a serious performance monster.  And as you had better know already, it was Carroll Shelby and his team who were tapped to get the job done.

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Trace the Ford Mustang lifespan from concept to Production

There is a lot of intel floating about right now about the forthcoming Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, and it’s got everyone stepping back to reflect upon just how it is the pony car made it to where it has arrived, to date.  Between artists’ renderings, captivating spy shots, CGI enhancements, and the sort, no one is short-changed when it comes to imaginary speculation about what the next chapter of the Mustang shall bring in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

This time around, we’re happy to pass along a series of design concepts (sketches) which Ford kicked around the sandbox before eventually pinning the right tail on the donkey.  From the Mustang I sports car concept of 1962, to the design of 50 years later, this piece straight from ford definitely gives a solid kick towards what has been and what could be…you just have to sift through the finer details. ;)

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