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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?

2012 Shelby GT500 Order Guide served

Well, the doubt has been destroyed regarding the return of the Shelby GT500 for 2012, as the order guide for the famous & powerful Mustang has surfaced.  The 2012 Shelby GT500 order guide describes what we’ve seen in years past within these Ford documents and it shows the 2012 GT500 will remain pretty much the same as the 2011 GT500 offering.  Only a few quick cosmetics and some minor features have been added to the recipe: new illuminated dual vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and a multi-purpose storage system in the cabin.

MSRP is set at $49,495 with the topless version ticking in at $54,495…destination & delivery inclusive.  See below for a high-level look at what’s to come for the 2012 Shelby GT500 Mustang.

  • $1,595 - Recaro Leather Sport Seats
  • $1,995 - Glass Roof
  • $2,340 - Electronics Package (Navigation and Dual Zone Climate Control)
  • $3,995 - SVT Performance Package (includes upgraded wheels are 19″x9.5 (F) 20″x9.5″ (R) Premium Painted Forged Aluminum wheels)
  • $375 - Full Vehicle Cover
  • $1,295 - Shaker 1000 w/ In-Dash CD, MP3, 10 Speakers

Click here for the order guide.  –> 2012 Shelby GT500 Order Guide

Source: MustangHeaven

Name the new Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package on Facebook

Well, if you’ve ever wanted to be a part of the next coming of the Ford Mustang, here’s your chance.  For the 2012 Mustang V6, Ford is offering up the opportunity for the enthusiast community to be able to name the latest Mustang V6 Performance Package.  How?  Ford will flex its wings and engage the might of its social media campaign to solicit Facebook fans in order to harvest up potential ideas to apply an official name to the Performance Package, which offers the lightweight 305-horsepower all-aluminum V6, a 3.31 performance rear axle, and Mustang GT-based suspension & braking components.  Additionally, a set of styled 19-inch wheels and Pirelli performance tires add to the equation to keep all the unleashed power harnessed and under control.

So, what are you waiting for?  The contest only runs through mid-December, so you’d better hurry to enter the naming contest; the grand prize winner walks away with a two-year lease, courtesy of FoMoCo!

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2012 Ford Mustang order guide up for grabs

2012 BOSS Ford Mustang

With 2012 Ford Mustang production set to begin with job #1 on January 18, 2011, Ford isn’t wasting any time letting Mustang fans get a hold of the changes for the new model year.  A few noteworthy adjustments from the 2011 Mustang to the 2012 Mustang are:

  • Addition of new exterior colors: Lava Red Metallic, Competition Orange (BOSS 302 only)
  • Addition of new interior colors: Lava Red, Stone
  • Sun visors with multi-purpose storage
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Selectable effort EPAS with three settings – comfort, normal and sport
  • Reverse sensing system

For all of the specifics surrounding the 2012 Mustang, Mustang GT, and 2012 BOSS Mustang, check out the official Ford documentation below.

Click here for the 2012 Ford Mustang order guide.

Source: MustangHeaven

2011 Ford Mustang GT takes Best Resale Value honors

Surprise (or maybe not), Ford Mustang fans, the 2011 Mustang GT has just received the KBB.com best resale value award.  It looks like the amalgam of Ford’s innovation, engineering, marketing, and quality has paid off and is continuing to strengthen many of Ford’s brands aside from the Mustang; the Taurus and Super Duty pickup truck also took honors from KBB.  The award itself basically recognizes how well the vehicle holds up in value compared to its original list price after five years of ownership.  The Mustang took the cheese for the high-performance car category and if 2012 goes anything like this year’s model, we’re comfortable with saying the feat could repeat next time.

With classic muscle styling, a 412hp 5.0 liter power plant, and a sticker price hovering around $30K, the Mustang GT has a lot to offer potential buyers enthusiasts.  Check out the full story, straight from Ford, after the jump.

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