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Shelby wide body kits for 2005-2009 Ford Mustang

A slice of Shelby American, known as Shelby Performance Parts, has now officially announced some sweet body panel offerings for the 2005 – 2009 Ford Mustang.  Back in January, we showed you a 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake (at the NAIAS) equipped with the Shelby Wide Body Kit, and it was just shy of completely awesome.  After everyone saw the candy red Super Snake Mustang at the show, the requests soon started to flood in for the kit.  The neat thing about this offering is those who want to get it installed don’t have to send their Mustang off to one of the Shelby facilities in Las Vegas; the kits can be installed by any reputable custom or body shop of choice.

The 2005 – 2009 Shelby Wide Body kits for the Ford Mustang are available in two versions: a complete package, which has both front and rear panels, adding 6″ of fender to the rear…and there’s also a rear-only option, if one doesn’t want to add any flare to the front quarter panels. Also included with both packages are a Shelby Billet fuel door, all necessary installation instructions, special tools, all the hardware required for the install.

Keep reading to get the rest of the details in the official Press Release from Shelby Performance Parts.

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2014 ROUSH Stage 3 Ford Mustang video

So…have you had your first look at a 2014 ROUSH Stage 3 Ford Mustang yet?  Maybe.  If not, then here ya go.  This video is pumped up with plenty of revs, fly-bys, and a taste of what the ROUSH Performance team has packaged into their fully-warrantied performance Mustang.  There really isn’t a whole lot to say here, as the video alone speaks volumes.  You’ll see, if you haven’t already stopped reading and clicked “play” by now.  After all, what’s not to like about a 2014 Mustang with a 575hp Coyote 5.0 under the hood…

Source: ROUSH Performance

5.0 Mustang Magazine Features our ‘Built to Cruise’ Project

We have always kept our stable full of Mustangs here at StangNet, and quite often, we arrive at one that is a total hit.  The latest completed project Ford Mustang, Built to Cruise, has just upped its street cred with a feature in the June 2013 of 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords.  So now you can say you saw the best Fox Coyote swap Mustang before it hit print, right here on our site, as we put it all together.

As for the feature in the magazine, we won’t spoil it, but you can grab your own copy and pilfer the pages for a fantastic photo shoot of BTC and of course, plenty of back-story and tech about the car, in case you might have missed it beforehand.  So, what are you waiting for?  Head to your local book-tailer and get your own copy of the magazine!

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Source:  5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

2014 Ford Mustang Saleen S351 prototype

Steve Saleen and his crew are no strangers at all to the Ford Mustang performance realm, and his team is one that’s not likely to be left out of the action.  With the teaser of a future 351 Mustang back in November 2012, we can now hold it up to the light and see a 2014 Mustang, a la S351…well, a prototype, at least.  This weekend past, at Knott’s Berry Farm in SoCal, Saleen had the S351 Mustang on display for passers by to check out and pitch their cheers or jeers at it.

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Must See – Project Wild Horse 1971 Ford Mustang

Ever run across a Ford Mustang and think, “I need to get one of these and do THAT!”?  Yeah, all too often, the StangNet team gets bitten by that very same bug.  One such crazy-awesome restoration of a 1971 Mustang we found over at our friends with Jeff Lilly Restoration definitely got us thinking about the glorious big block days.  Their “Wild Horse” project car set upon restoring a ’71 Mustang from the ground up, giving it a completely new life…one perhaps even more fantastic than when it rolled off the FoMoCo assembly line.  You be the judge.

Hit the link over at Jeff’s site, below and check out a clean classic Mustang.  One that is insanely clean…almost too clean, if there could be such a thing in the automotive realm.

Source: Jeff Lilly Restorations

1979-93 Ford Mustang pony wheels from Latemodel Restoration

Every Fox Body Ford Mustang owner has had the tough call of selecting just the perfect wheel to accompany their restoration or customization of their pony car.  As the aftermarket for the Mustang continues to mature and pump out serious quality options, enthusiasts are commonly finding Official products endorsed by Ford.  Latemodel Restoration now offers up one of the most sought after rollers–the Mustang Pony Wheels.

These wheels are suited for fitment to the 1979 through the 1993 Fox Body Mustang (4-lug) and a 16×7″ size, come as a set of 4 (with or without 225/55/16 rubber), and have an officially licensed Ford Mustang center cap with the correct running pony emblem over the tri bar logo.  The Pony wheels are available in silver as well as chrome, and if you elect to get tires along with them, the mounting & balancing are free of charge and an there’s an optional Nitrogen fill-up, also.

Head over to Latemodel Restoration to get a closer look and maybe even pick up a set of these wheels of your own!

Source: LateModelRestoration

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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Latemodel Resto Project ‘High Impact’ in the Texas Mile

Pictures hold a worth of 1,000 words–videos are nearly priceless. So check out this video of the Latemodel Restoration crew’s supercharged 2013 Ford Mustang GT taking a stab at the 180mph mark in the Texas Mile.  It’s crazy to think how capable the modern Mustang truly has become with what’s available on the aftermarket…

UPDATE–follow-up video added.
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2013 Shelby 1000 S/C Mustang screams out 1200 horsepower

Do you think 1,200 horsepower is enough?  Well, before answering the question, make sure you’ve actually driven a vehicle possessing such power before going further.  Yeah, exactly.  We haven’t either, unless we could count a diesel locomotive with 6,000 horsepower…but that’s another story entirely unrelated to the Ford Mustang.  Shelby American today announced their latest Shelby 1000 S/C Mustang, pumping out an insane amount of pavement-pounding power: 1,200, to put the rating to the racks.

So what does one do with a Ford Mustang pumping out 1,200 horsepower?  Ummm, grin huge…and for the entire duration of ownership.  This is what happens when Shelby American is tasked to 1-up themselves from the prior model year (2012) and its production of 1,000hp…which is still a completely silly amount of power to have in a streetable, yet quite strip-worthy Mustang.

Given this potency of power, this Shelby Mustang comes with quite the healthy price tag.  The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C boasts a sticker shock value of $154,995–and that’s after shelling out the $54,995 for the base 2013 Shelby GT500.  So is nearly $210K worth 1,200 in a Mustang?  Keep reading to get the dirty details in the Press Release and see for yourself.

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Spring Cleaning time for your Ford Mustang!

Being as today is the first day of Spring, we figured we would kick off the season with a round of cleaning both at home and in the shop.  We’re already making steps to getting things torn down and sorted out for Project 86 (pictured).  Now THAT is clean, right?  This project and our latest Survivor find, an 1986 Ford Mustang GT, are going to keep us plenty busy over the next several months…and we’re completely fine with that!

Project 86 is going to take some painstaking effort and time to get to full-state, but it’s got nothing on the amount of blood, sweat, and tears we poured into Built to Cruise, that’s for sure!  This time around, we’re going to be “chill” about this Mustang project, and keep it calm…hopefully.  With the help of Late Model Restoration and TMI Products, Project 86 should turn out well enough to turn heads in a classy manner on the stead of a flashy “look at me” attitude.

So let’s hear it–what do you guys & gals have in store for Spring cleaning projects or updates?