That’s right, folks. The pricing for the new 2011 Ford Mustang V6 and GT models has been released leaked for all to see. It looks like we’ll take a bite off the golden goose once again, but boy, would it be worth it to have a 400+ horsepower 5.0 in the stable! The basic 2011 Mustang coupe is slated to have a suggested retail price of $22,995 (destination and delivery inclusive) while the upgrade to the GT trimmings will move the sticker to a starting point of $30,495. Sounds like a hefty jump when compared to the ’89 GT 5.0 once-owned, which had a window sticker displaying a “lofty” (at those times) $14,000. Times have certainly changed…
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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past oh say, 15 years, you’d sure to realize the Ford Mustang aftermarket is something that continues to sizzle on far beyond the dreams Carroll Shelby and Lee Iacocca ever imagined back in the 1960s. The staggering number of late-model Mustang spin-offs is something that could be seen as awesome, inspiring, or even sometimes comical. It’s quite daunting just how many flavors of the Ford Mustang there are. What’s more, we’ve done our best to draft up a list for you to digest, observe, and most importantly–help continue to add to it where we’ve left out!
Ready for this bitter pill? You better be, because we’re going to take a look at the comments to see if there are any we’ve missed (to date) and then also recruit you to help build the SN95, Fox, Mustang II, and Classic special edition lists. We’ve got the page breaks ready, so let’s hear it!
After unleashing the 2011 Ford Mustang details earlier this morning, we thought we’d show you a video collage of the killer growl of the latest & greatest 5.0 Mustang. Take a deep breath, hold onto your wallet, and watch this video of the 2011 Mustang feature highlights and a dyno run to 7,000 RPM!
In case you’ve been under a rock since 1996, when the 5.0-liter V-8 dropped from the Ford Mustang power plant offerings in favor of the 4.6-liter modular power plant, there’s a certain note of news humming about. That’s right–the 5.0 Mustang is back! Hey, better late than never, right? Well, Ford’s made sure the entrance is sure to be a memorable one with the recent update to the S197 platform’s looks, feel, and refinement. Add to the 5.0 liters of sweet sounding harmony over 400hp & 390tq, a new variable camshaft timing system, and balanced & pressurized oil systems for a smoother torque curve, and you’ve got yourself a Mustang of the future, today.
That’s right, Ford Mustang fans–the BOSS is back! Many aftermarket players have sought to capitalize upon the classic Ford moniker with tributes paying homage to the original. Somehow, some way, the attempts at achieving the magic have been all but completely satisfying. To quote Mr. Clarkson…”Until now.”
Ford Racing just took us forward with a glance back at the magical past that was the BOSS 302 Mustang. The Mustang BOSS 302R is a complete factory-built race car, prepped for time trials in any imaginable circuit. Boy Racers beware; your wallets are about to take a trip down a path often feared taken. The BOSS 302R brings back 5.0 liters of American V-8 muscle and crams all those ponies into a tightly-knit, track-capable Ford Mustang. Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Ford Press Release.
412 horsepower. 390 ft-lbs of torque. 32 valves. A 7,000rpm redline. All aluminum block & heads. These are a few of our favorite things from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, and the beauty is, they all come in one potent package. The 2011 Ford Mustang GT comes with the 5.0-liter V8 power plant and tips the dyno just about 15hp shy of the Chevrolet Camaro SS. After seeing the 2011 Mustang V6 shell out over 300 horsepower, we knew Ford had more up their sleeve and quite frankly, we’re glad we were right!
The new 5.0-liter power plant isn’t just some re-stroke. It’s a whole new engine setup. Designed in mind to handle a myriad of tech and marry it with old-school brawn, the latest 5-oh is totally dressed for success. From its TiVCT (variable camshaft timing system) to its stainless steel headers, the 2011 5.0 Mustang is one promising not only power & performance, but also refinement. All this power and torque comes in a package which can achieve up to 25 mpg on the highway. How’s it done? True Ford engineering, newer technological concepts, and some light nudging from a 6-speed (yes, that’s six gears!) transmission. Keep reading to check out more shots and specs…or, if you want to skip the eye candy, feel free to dive right into the official Ford Mustang GT technical specifications.
Mere months ago, Ford debuted the online Ford Mustang customization website, allowing enthusiasts and dreamers alike to tweak out their very own 2010 Mustang with all the options and touches they long for. That’s great and we loved it, but it’s also great to have something hands-on to keep the modding bug at bay. Enter Ford’s latest aftermarket idea: Ford Custom Graphics. So far, Ford has plans for distributing customized graphic packages and trimmings for the entire vehicle lineup, including the Mustang (of course). Aside from the initial promise of offering the various vinyl graphic applications, Ford is also backing the eye candy with the standard warranty covering the vehicle itself for 3 years / 36,000 miles. The announcement of this idea from Ford isn’t exactly watershed, as many aftermarket players are already in this game, but what’s unique about this is Ford is grabbing the aftermarket by the nape of the neck and bringing it closer to the initial marketplace. What’s next for the new model year, Ford? How many more tricks do you have up your sleeve?
The 10th and conclusive installment in the ’10 Unleashed series of the Ford Mustang ends with a total bang! You’d better watch the video and see for yourself just how cool the magical illusion of Vaughn Gittin Jr “driving through” a restrained Steve Wyrick really is. Wyrick’s grandfather owned a 1970 Mustang Mach I, so he wanted to take his granddad’s favored car breed and do something truly awesome and unique with it. The Legend lives on indeed, with Wyrick’s tribute utilizing the 2010 Ford Mustang to wow the Las Vegas crowd. After you check out the video, be sure to check out the rest of the story in the official Press Release from Ford!
One of the easiest people on the Christmas shopping list to shop for (by far!) is the Ford Mustang fan. Why? There’s an incredible aftermarket following, plenty of officially licensed quality goods, and of course an avenue to find great prices. So why not shop at one place for all things Ford Mustang this year and make it easy on yourself? StangWear has a wide variety of goodies ranging from Mustang coats, Mustang hats, Mustang toys, Mustang calendars, to items Mustang fans can put in the kitchen, driveway, and garage! If you don’t slouch and act fast, you can guarantee your order to be delivered by Christmas if it’s placed before December 18th. What are you waiting for–get that Christmas shopping done & over with!