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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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2012 Mustang Boss offers up Jekyll & Hyde with 2 keys

Prospective owners who eventually take the reins of the new 2012 Mustang Boss will be further surprised at the latest pet feature unveiled by Ford today.  The pony car will be offered in twin-key fashion; one key, adorned with a black Boss logo & another key in a racing red hue (the TracKey) which turns the Mustang Boss 302 into a tarmac-ripping beast.  This project was spearheaded by the Mustang engineering team, Ford Racing, and TracKey, adding a complete powertrain control module (PCM) program to be activated solely by the turn of a specific key.  Over 200 engine management settings are adjusted, increasing torque, engaging two-stage launch control, and summary aggressive performance in order to tackle the track.

So just how does the magic happen?  Keep reading to get a view from behind the curtain in the Ford Press Release.

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2011 Ford Mustang charges into SEMA

Are you ready for an onslaught of new 5.0 Mustang specimens from the 2011 Ford Mustang genre?  If not, sorry; you’re about to get hit with a mind-bending preview of what’s to come of the new 2011 Mustang at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association exhibition in Las Vegas.  Showings by MRT, MM&FF, Creations n’ Chrome, Mob Steel, Street Scene, Classic Design Concepts, and MANY others are sure to make this show out to be one for the record books.

Often times in years past, we thought many a SEMA show would never be capitalized by the incredible showing of aftermarket crafters in the S197 market.  We were wrong.  You guys aren’t going to believe the awesome showing coming this year with the 5.0-liter Mustang being reborn.  What we have in store for you is a mere grain of sand on the beach of what the Ford folks have in store for us.  Take a look and get a glimpse of what the show has to offer!

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Ford Racing releases new 5.0-liter supercharger for the Mustang

What’s cooler than getting seat time in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT?  Getting seat time in a Ford Racing supercharged 2011 Mustang GT, that’s what!  Over the weekend at the rain-soaked Woodward Dream Cruise, the folks at Ford Racing took the wraps off an exciting news bite for us all to drool over–a 2.3-liter Whipple twin-screw supercharger kit, set to bolster the pony car’s power level to 525hp / 470tq.  Coupled with the blower is a set of 47lb/hr injectors and an air to liquid intercooler setup.  What’s more, the whole thing comes blessed by Ford with a 12-month, 12,000 mile warranty (when installed by an official Ford or Lincoln dealership).

Sound good?  Keep reading.

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2011 Ford Mustang graphics & configurator

Back in June, Ford launched a slick custom graphics site for the all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta and now, the clever marketeers have repeated the affair for the hot, new 2011 Ford Mustang.  This configurator website over at FordVehicles.com allows for a sizable amount of combos to be designed in order to appease most any Mustang fan’s preferences.  Users Riders can pick from a myriad of stripes, accents, tribal decals, and even some complete overlays.  With most of the packages just south of the $300 mark, it’s not a huge bank-breaker to tweak the 2011 Mustang and have it be set apart from the rest of the herd on the streets.

So…ready to do some shopping and tailoring?  If so, head on over to Ford and make it happen!

It’s Back: 2012 Mustang Boss 302

This year has to be one of the most exciting ever to be a Ford Mustang fan.  Why?  The legendary 5.0 has made its return, for starters.  The base Mustang coupe pumps out over 300hp with insane fuel economy metrics.  Now, we can focus our eyes upon one more fantastic Ford news bite: the 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 is a reality!  We’d hinted at the return of a BOSS when we saw the BOSS 302R Mustang variant released & figured Ford was doing some initial viral marketing to test the waters.  So, here we are, looking down the barrel and we’ve got the 2012 BOSS Mustang in our sights.  This is simply awesome!

Virtually ever single vehicle system has been upgraded to legendary BOSS performance standards.  The engine, brakes, suspension, interior, exterior–the whole package has been geared up with one thing in mind: track performance & domination.  Not since 1968 have we seen Ford get this pumped up about a track terror and road machine, all wrapped into the same package.  We’ve gotta say, it’s been well worth the wait.

Like what you see and hear?  Check out some highlights below, then dive into the official Press Release from Ford that follows.

2012 BOSS Mustang highlights:

  • 440hp / 380tq
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 3.73 rear axle
  • Recaro front seats (optional)
  • specialized BOSS intake system
  • quad-exit, BOSS-tuned exhaust
  • upgraded shocks, struts, and springs
  • 19″ rims, 9.5″ tire in the rear, 9″ tire in front
  • First non-SVT Mustang to achieve over 1.0g of lateral acceleration
  • Brembo brakes
  • BOSS Mustang decor inside & out

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2011 Ford Mustang 5.0-liter V8 engine available a la crate

StangNet Built to Cruise 2011 5.0 V8

It’s no secret StangNet was the first recipient of a 2011 5.0-liter V8 crate motor for the Built to Cruise project, but now, any willing Ford fan can lay down a soft sum of $6999 to Ford Racing, and have one of his/her very own!  That’s right, guys & gals, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT power plant can be yours for insertion into any project you see fit.  If it’s one thing we have learned about the Ford Mustang enthusiast community, it’s that they have an eye for a project and a sharp wit when it comes to improvisation.

The Ford Racing crate 5.0 carries part number M-6007-M50, is rated at the same 412 ponies and 390 lb-ft of torque as is found in the 2011 Mustang GT, and weighs in at just 444 pounds.  So…how do you get your paws on one?  Hit up your local Ford dealership–orders placed are expected to ship around August 15, 2010!

OR…

If you aren’t in the mood to drop $7 grand on the motor directly, perhaps you might do some window shopping at Late Model Restoration and put your name in the hat to win one for free!  Click here for more details!

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 nearly sold out

It’s no secret once the 2011 Ford Mustang was promised to return with the legendary 5.0-liter V8 that the car and its many Ford variants would sell like ice cream in the Mojave desert.  So what happens when we  have a Mustang coupe with a V6 pumping out over 300hp and a Mustang GT producing over 400hp?  You wonder just how awesome the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 had to be.

Well, the 550 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque (10 horsepower increase vs model year 2010) equipped 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is just that–awesome.  It’s so popular (and much better in all ways) that Ford is going to limit the 5,500 production set of the Shelby GT500 to maintain exclusivity of the car.  This is great for would-be 2011 GT500 owners, but not so great if you happen to be the 5,501st person to place your order.  What’s more daunting is that over 3,300 orders have already been filed to date, leaving under half of the production run up for grabs.

So what do you think about this, guys?  Good move (production limitations) by Ford?  Not so good?  Let us hear it in the comments–in the meantime, check out the Press Release from Ford to get the rest of the scoop.

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