As if it weren’t sweet enough to bring back the epic 5.0-liter Mustang, Ford has got another great news bit to share with everyone: for the first time ever, a Mustang will pace the Daytona 500! That’s right, for the first time in 40 years, a Blue Oval will lead the pack around the oval at the Daytona International Speedway. The 2011 Mustang GT, rollin’ with a five point oh, will be marked with a special “race red” Daytona 500 paint scheme and will include several updates to the suspension, exhaust, wheels, and interior. Just 50 of these cars will be built in the series to commemorate the exciting honor and achievement for Ford, so get your wallet and/or credit applications warmed up, folks.
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The New Year is upon us, Ford Mustang fans, and the events are already starting to queue up. The first annual Steeda Stampede in Valdosta, GA is slated for February 13, 2010 and is setting up some fantastic motorhead mania. There will be a healthy dose of drag racing, a show ‘n shine, and of course, plenty of good people around. The Steeda Stampede is part of the “Pony Wars 2010″ event being held at the South Georgia Motorsports Park which will have a plethora of heads-up racing, cash, and prizes galore for the winners. Keep reading to get the full scoop in the news release from Steeda.
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.
Just in time to help solve the problem of what to get that favorite Ford Mustang fan for Christmas, the crew at American Muscle (AM) has put together a video series on their site to get a primer set up. The first video kicks off the 12 day event where the team at AM provides a series of clips in order to help give inexperienced (and of course, experienced) Mustang parts & gear shoppers some gift ideas this Holiday season. Head over there and take a good look at what’s in store!
Ever worked on a classic Ford Mustang? Ever built one or restored one? Ever built from the ground-up in 24 hours? We’ve gotta say, this last category has to be a minority in the overall population of Mustang fans. There is, however, a team from Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) that took the 2009 SEMA show by the reins and exhibited their mechanical talents for all to see. Seven crewmen took just under a day (in summary) to hand build a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback on stage, right in front of the crowd. The crowd totally ate it up. Perhaps it wasn’t something to sit and stare at all day, but the 1969 Mustang build accomplished one thing for sure–repeat traffic. People were constantly stopping back by the booth to check up on the progress of the build, wondering if the team was going to make the deadline. Legendary names and brands were all rolled up into this project, making the car a truly unique specimen. Who all was involved? What modifications were made in the build? Keep reading to find out!
Back in early September, we showed you a video of the 2010 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang making some passes for a test ‘n tune at the Milan Dragway. During the early hours of the 2009 SEMA show this week in Las Vegas, Ford Racing pulled the coverings off the car and made its debut a kosher occurrence. A mere 50 units are going to be produced by [the profitable] Ford Motor Company, so the scramble to get a hold of one of these 2010 CJ Mustang specimens will certainly thin out those with slow reaction times. What’s so great about this car? It’s a total turnkey racer straight from the Ford Racing catalog; it is equipped with a 5.4-liter V8 & a 3.4-liter Whipple supercharger; it is yet another capstone on the fortress of a legendary Ford Racing past. Take a closer look at this winner of a drag-car and check out the full story in the Ford Press Release as well.
Last week, we told you about the waterfall of Ford Mustangs to come from the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Well, this week, the river has started to rise with the details on the Ford Mustang RTR (Ready to Rock) floating out in plain sight. Set up with the trending and talented World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr, this new 2010 Mustang specialty car is the result of a combined effort between designer Caleb Clark & Classic Design Concepts. This slick-styled Mustang RTR has received some seriously cool design cues. One particular point of interest was the rear diffuser update–definitely a nice touch! The black matte hue helps to offset some of the hue balancing issues many have made note of on the 2010 Mustang. Various Ford dealerships are going to carry this SEMA special in February 2010 and it will be equipped with a few tasteful upgrades to keep enthusiasts excited: a K&N high-flow airbox, Falken (of course) tires, a Ford Racing damper kit & springs, a Baer braking system, and a tuned exhaust setup. In addition to the “go goodies”, the Mustang RTR has a few additional touches to the exterior worth noting as well. An exclusive RTR rear diffuser, front splitter, aluminum rear spoiler, RTR emblems and vinyl all give this pony car a unique racing drifter’s touch.
Keep reading to get all the details on the Ford Mustang RTR in the Press Release.
Most of the time, a Ford Mustang fan is inclined to zone in on one particular paradigm: “go” or “show”. As a result, many modified Mustangs reach a point to where they are so tweaked and/or pampered, they are relegated to weekend warrior cruising or track-only duty. So where’s the dualism here? Why can’t a Mustang fan have the cake and eat it too?
This year at SEMA 2009, Classic Design Concepts (CDC) will take the best of both worlds and mold them into one awesomely capable pony car package. The main premise of this latest CDC project is twofold: create a concept suited for the racing lifestyle enthusiast with simple tools and track day needs contained right inside the car AND keep the car’s performance & suspension upgrades in check to be aggressive, but not overbearing for comfortable everyday driving.
Keep reading to get the list of modifications on this 2010 CDC Mustang coupe and if you’re at SEMA, be sure to stop by the CDC booth to check it out firsthand!
There’s no doubt the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) supporters and participants know how to put on a car show. Well, this year, the 2009 SEMA show is going to be no exception. With a plethora of Ford Mustang customizations to be on-hand, every blue-blood is sure to have a skip in his or her step while at the show. Key players such as Steeda, 3dCarbon, Galpin Autosports, and even Vaugh Gittin are going to bring their best-dressed (and performing) Mustangs to Las Vegas to show you just what Ford is made of. Capitalizing the most popular car in the aftermarket industry isn’t just about flipping a dollar; it’s about making the Legend live on. Got tickets to the SEMA show running November 3rd – 6th? If so, awesome. If not, keep reading to get just a small sampling of what you’re going to miss out on seeing firsthand.