This past weekend let us see the Need for Speed Ford Mustang in the limelight of the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR event at Homestead, and we’ve got to say, they are “doing it right”. Piloted by one of the upcoming (March 2014) movie’s stars, Ramon Rodriguez, the Need for Speed Mustang made its public appearance decked out in police car trim, including some stunning silver paint, blue striping, roof mounted patrol lights, 22″ custom wheels, and let’s not forget…900 horses under the hood.
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This next (video) chapter in the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary story is definitely a cool one…and it’s from a true enthusiast from across the pond, as well as the Rhine. Take a moment to breeze through this video feature, and you’ll quickly see that Ralf Wurm is likely one of the biggest fans of the Mustang in Europe; and maybe the world. With over 30 years of exposure and daily 12-14 hour immersion with our favorite pony car, he’s definitely got a leg up on pretty much the 95th percentile when it comes to true fanaticism about the Mustang.
The video following shows just how deeply genuine Ralf’s passion truly is, how he helps others come to the hobby, and provides us with a peek at his favorite Mustang–a 1969 Shelby GT500 he’s personally restored in entirety.
In another documentary video release from Ford, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we get another glimpse into the brain trust behind the sporting-up of the original pony car. The senior leadership (Lee Iacocca, et al) of Ford Motor Company put up the task to make something meager into a serious performance monster. And as you had better know already, it was Carroll Shelby and his team who were tapped to get the job done.
“Like one, you’d best like ‘em all…”, my uncle used to always tell me when referring to the Ford Mustang attraction. Others will tend to disagree, but quite frankly, if you really are a fanatic about a car, guess what–you’re going to have to own up and take the (perceived) bad along with the good. And that’s just it; the Ford Mustang II is most commonly referred to as the bastard child of the Mustang’s long-standing good record…but if one steps back and examines the actual facts, it quickly becomes evident this little red-haired kid pretty much carried the Mustang moniker throughout some of the toughest times in American automobile history.
With the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary inching its way closer as we creep into August, Ford has started to spark up the interest for the anticipated event with a new video series, aimed at sourcing the vast community of Mustang enthusiasts around the world.
The “Ford Mustang Countdown” campaign is a weekly online series which will feature video clips highlighting moments in the Mustang timeline, starting with the initial launch of the 1962 Ford Mustang 1 concept.
In the clip following, you get to see one such enthusiast, Zach King, put together a short film exhibiting two RC Mustangs in a model city chase scene. Pretty well done, at that, actually! Other clips are going to cover a great deal of Mustang legacy, so be sure to keep your eyes open for future video features.
The man behind the definitive literature of all things Ford Mustang (and especially the BOSS timeline), Donald Farr (Mustang Monthly editor), has been in the Ford limelight a lot recently, and he’s now featured in this CarsInContextTV video, putting in his two cents on the “state of the Mustang”, so to speak. The video might seem a little long at first, but if you can stick it out, it’s definitely worth it. It’s just cool to see spots like this where authors can finally come off the pages and put an audible voice to their opinions.
So, if you’re super bored at work or have a few minutes before shunting off to bed, give the video a view for some good, informal Mustang chatter.
Renderings, concepts, spy shots, and now even a small video of the 2015 Ford Mustang has seeped out from the 50th Anniversary cracks. This latest clip sounds off the low-end tones of what’s most likely the 5.0 Coyote we have come to know and love in today’s Mustang, and while we don’t get any high RPM revs or event a blip of spirit, we can say we’re plenty pleased with the throaty tone from what is highly speculated to be the 2015 Mustang to be. Follow the jump for the video.
We’ve all been there at some point…crouched over the QWERTY, with a gaming mouse or at the console with a controller or steering wheel in-hand; swerving, smoking tires, and avoiding pursuit in the virtual racing world. The ‘Need for Speed’ series of games has captured audiences worldwide for nearly 20 years and isn’t about to leave any thrill untouched. Know what’s even cooler? A group of producers has teamed up and roped in the Ford Mustang for an actual movie based upon the video game series. There’s no solid word on the title just yet, but you can safely bank it will somehow tie in the long-standing Need for Speed moniker in order to take advantage of the franchise’s successes.
The Ford Mustang in the movie is reported to be a 900hp variant, powered by the all-aluminum, 5.8-liter, supercharged V8…not too bad at all, considering America’s favorite pony car will be ripping the roadways with a healthy collection of global exotics and supercars, no doubt. As for the timing of when we get to see it all–it’s presently pinned for March of next year, right along with the Mustang 50th Anniversary. How convenient, right?
Cool? Corny? Meh? Regardless of how you react, it’s going to be a cool sight to see, if at the least to say it’s the X-thousandth time you have spied a Ford Mustang in a production silver screen product… Follow the jump for the video.
C’mon, you know the thought has passed through your head, too. We’ve all wondered what it’d be like to toss something on the dyno for kicks, and hey, what better than a smaller scale of our favorite pony car–Barbie’s pink Ford Mustang a la Power Wheels? Exactly.
Check out the video above to see Barbie’s hot rod in action, putting down some chuckle-worthy power to the wheels. If anything, you’ll get a good laugh out of it…all of us here at StangNet HQ certainly did!
Have you ever seen a Ford Mustang on a dynamometer? Sure, many of us have. Have you ever witnessed a dyno seize up while in action? Maybe. Well, has anyone caught a dyno seizing up and throwing in the towel with a Shelby GT500 putting down the power at the wheels? Possibly.
But by now, we’re sure everyone has at least heard of this one. It’s quite viral, and we are sure it’s made quite the impact on anyone who’s ever signed that waiver when putting their queen upon the dyno throne.
So go ahead, take a view, and see what you think. Pretty sure we’d be the last to attend such a show at close range ever again.