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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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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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Brand New in Box – 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R

We know there’s a long line of people who wish they had a 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R by SVT in their garage…and an even longer line of people who pine after one that’s completely without blemish.  How cool would it be to have your very own unmolested Ford Mustang, let alone one from Coletti’s legacy at Ford’s SVT division?  Sound like something you’re interested in?  Well…here’s your chance.  Better hurry and at least browse the auction, as it has just over a week remaining.

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1-shot Grabber Blue 2012 Mustang Boss on the block

UPDATE:  Sold for $450,00 at the auction!

Looks like the Blue Oval boys have set up an attention getter at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Laguna Seca, with a hotter than ever 2012 Mustang Boss 302 set to take stage and go home with a thick wallet.  The proceeds from the sale of this 2012 Boss will, like many Shelby auctions of recent, go for the benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

This one-of-a-kind Grabber Blue Boss Mustang will sport more than the base Boss stuff.  It will also adorn black accents upon the roof, mirrors, and spoiler; will have a set of Recaro seats with Grabber Blue embroidery, and under the hood–a 444hp 5.0-liter V8.  Awesome.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the PR from Ford.

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Official 2012 Ford Mustang pricing announced

We knew the feat would repeat.  Ford continues to stay ahead of the curve & calendar, keeping the Ford Mustang enthusiast community full of tidbits to chew upon.  On the eve of 2011, Ford has officially taken the wraps off the 2012 Mustang pricing spectrum, letting the world know they mean business with the next wave of Mustangs–from the 300hp Mustang V6 to the supercharged 5.4-liter Shelby GT500.  Last month, we saw the order guides and the candy shop collection of options, packages, and add-ons for the 2012 Mustang–here, we’re back with solid, publicized pricing straight from FoMoCo.

So, what’s the verdict?  How much more are we going to have to shell out to play with a new 5.0-powered Mustang GT?  Anywhere between $200 and $700 more, depending on hardtop or rag top.  Hey, ya gotta pay to play, right?

Keep reading to see the full breakdown from Ford on all the 2012 Mustang pricing.

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Check the 2012 Boss 302 ‘S’ Race-Ready Mustang from Ford Racing

We are sure to see an official announcement sooner or later, but for now, we know that Ford Racing plans to unleash a new race-ready 2012 Mustang Boss 302 S track car.  There’s not a ton to go on right now, but FordRacingParts.com has the specifics on what will be rolled into the 2012 Boss 302S.  The leaked photo we have here is sure to be expounded upon as we make it closer to an official Press Release.

The 2012 Mustang Boss 302S, in a nutshell, is a factory-built turnkey race car.  Prepped on the line for SCCA and NASA class racing, loaded with Ford Racing Performance Parts, and carrying a price tag of $79,000, you’d better be serious about speed to keep up.  What’s more, the production stream will be limited to just 50 units, whereas the Boss 302R is currently without limitation.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this track terror.  More details and specs continue, below.

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2012 Mustang Cobra Jet specs revealed

Without an official blessing from Ford, somehow, the specifications for the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet have surfaced (right, wrong, or indifferent) and we’re here to help spread the news.  The 2010 Cobra Jet, as you see, was a serious monster released as a production car by Ford/Ford Racing, set to terrorize every drag strip imaginable, to be controlled by a limited few.

So here we are, merely facing the intro of the 2011 Mustang models, and Ford somehow manages to tease out details on a performance model set yet another year ahead.  So what all is reportedly going to be included in the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet?  Well, keep reading, and let’s see if the speculation proves to be grounded…

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MRT Mustang GT Predator takes Ford Product Excellence Award

The aftermarket players are continuing to show promise in the realm of quality, reliable parts for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT with MRT taking charge in the world of recognition.  Just recently, MRT was awarded the Ford Motor Company Product Excellence Award for all of their design & implementation work on the 2011 Mustang GT Predator Project Vehicle.  The MRT Predator was envisioned to be a Mustang to focus entirely upon power & chassis updates, with some hints of cosmetic appliqué to round out the package.

The MRT Predator is equipped with a twin-screw supercharger, long tube headers, hi-flow exhaust, and an aluminum one-piece driveshaft.  There are a myriad of other updates to the base Mustang GT that seal its transformation into the MRT Predator, so keep reading to get the full scoop in the official press release that follows!

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Car&Driver mark Ford Mustang as the Best

Ford Mustang fans know it.  Much of the competition (both domestic AND foreign) knows it.  It makes it all the more sweet when a reputable media outlet,such as Car&Driver, confirms it.  That’s right, the editorial staff there has selected the 2011 Ford Mustang GT as “the best”.  With a price tag hovering around the $30K mark, 400+ hp on-tap, and a million aftermarket customization combinations, it’s a no-brainer to us…but it does help validate our blue blooded passion to hear it from a relatively objective source.

Keep reading to read the digest of their summary in their overall report of picks for 2011′s “best”.

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2012 Mustang Boss 302 to carry $41K price tag

With recent announcements of 2012 specifications, offerings, and a two-key engine control system, the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 is no stranger to Ford Mustang fans worldwide.  One key stat recently surfaced…what we’d all be focused upon during the litmus test of ownership.  The new Boss Mustang is set to carry an MSRP of $40,995 (destination & delivery inclusive).  Most of the Mustang enthusiast discussion has poured over this topic, centering on the fact Ford would keep the package at or around the $40K mark…and they were right.

A few key options can be added to the Boss 302 in order to make that number quickly jump over the $41K mark, however.  The Recaro seating and torsen differential option package will run an additional $1,995.  Go for the Boss 302 Accessory Package (car cover and floor mats) and the price tag creeps up by $475.  Opt for the Yellow Blaze Tricoat Metallic paint and expect to see another $495 on the pricing sheet.  Lastly, the Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca package will have an MSRP of $47,990 which includes destination and delivery.

So what do you think, guys & gals?  Is the price right?  Are you going to trade up to the new Boss?