2015 Ford Mustang leaked ahead of debut

By now, we’re sure everyone knows what’s coming…intel, leaks, rumors, and the whole gamut has maybe been put out to pasture, with the hemorrhaged images of the next Ford Mustang.  The clan over at SVTPerformance seems to have stumbled upon a magazine’s or publisher’s (intended?) blunder, revealing the 2015 Mustang well ahead of the intended debut date set by Ford Motor Company.

While the masses are sometimes quick to gather around the Kool-Aid fountain, the cynical skeptic in each of us at the StangNet shop leaves us scratching our heads, thinking “Wait, what?  That’s it?  A leak defines the next one’s looks?”  There has to be something more to this one, Ford. Either way, it doesn’t affect the fans, directly, other than the drama builds excitement…right?  Take a look, and see what you think for yourself.

Source: SVTPerformance

MRT Interceptor axle back for 2013+ Ford Mustang

Ready to rev up your late model Ford Mustang with the loud pedal?  Yeah, we thought you were.  Finally, there’s some silver linings beginning to seep out from the year-end clouds…and it’s just in time.  The Interceptor Axle-Back Quad Tip exhaust system by MRT Performance is going to seriously tweak & tune up the 2013 Shelby GT500 and the 2014 Shelby GT500.  Keep reading to check out the details in the Press Release, as well as get a flavor of the exhaust note from the included video.

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2015 Ford Mustang debut December 5th

What’s that? We don’t have to wait until March or April of next year to see the 2015 Mustang, or portions thereof? Color us happy!

That’s right–official Ford intel points to the official 2015 Mustang debut being set for December 5, 2013…mere days away!  Finally, everyone can put aside all of the total speculation, wishful renderings, and spy shots that don’t really show much more than a 5 year old’s crayon scribbles.

So what’s this mean?  It means that Ford is jumping the gun a little bit, by not delaying to make the official 2015 Mustang reveal at the New York International Auto Show, where the first Mustang made its entry 50 years ago.  The unveiling of the 2015 Mustang is also set to take place on 6 cities in 4 continents on 5Dec2013 (further testament to the Mustang evolving to a global platform).  And of course, the social media front will be completely lit with an official countdown, teasers, and suspense leading up to the official public announcement.

Sit tight, everyone; it’s going to be a fun next two weeks!

Source:  Car & Driver

Need for Speed Ford Mustang setting the pace

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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Donald Farr Book marks 50 years of Ford Mustang

Think you’re totally ready for the Holiday shopping season?  Got all your Ford Mustang paraphernalia purchased?  How about trivia–got the Mustang mantra all down-pat?  If you do, well then, you’re quite ahead of the game, and set to make a mark of being a true blue-blooded Mustang enthusiast.

One special item we’ve made sure to pick up this fall, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang we all love, is Donald Farr’s Mustang: 50 Years book.  Donald has collected & assembled a completely detailed timeline, from a meager start  to today’s monster sales mogul, known across the entire planet.  From the re-configured, redesigned Falcon platform pony car all the way up to the 2014 Mustang and 2015 Mustang expectations, Farr’s got it all covered in composite, with photographs and text, telling the entire famous Ford tale.

There are over 400 photos of the iconic Ford Mustang in this book, so be sure to put Mustang: 50 years on your Amazon wish list, today!

SEMA 2013 – Ringbrothers Blizzard Ford Mustang

Here’s yet another cool Ford Mustang character cast for this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas–the NASCAR-powered 1965 Mustang Blizzard, by Ringbrothers™.  This custom classic Mustang packs serious 700+ horsepower punch, carries an insanely clean interior, and is lacquered with a world-class regal white paint.

This fine specimen of a custom Mustang could be found at the Global Finishing Solutions booth, and it’s sure to never disappoint.  Interested in learning more about this one?  You’d better be–there’s much more below the surface skimming, as this car is loaded with massive attention to detail.

Check out more in the Press Release and the official specifications for the Blizzard Mustang by Ringbrothers.

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SEMA 2013 – Yellow Jacket Ford Mustang

Here’s another blazing & eye-catching Ford Mustang to keep watch over at this year’s week’s SEMA in Las Vegas.  This special edition 2014 Mustang GT by Vortech Superchargers is loaded with extras aplenty, including (of course) ample boost to move on up to 600+ hp, a body kit, carbon-fiber hood, enhanced braking, upgraded wheels, and Falken rubber on all four corners, to round out the performance package.

Be sure to keep your eyes out for this one at the Vortech booth, as the Yellow Jacket is going to be one creating lots of buzz, with its vibrant colors and very tasteful modifications.

Source:  Autozeitung (Google translation)

Yes, that is a Ford Shelby GT500 Wagon

It seems like everyone is gearing up with plenty of anticipation for the Ford Mustang one-off extravaganza this  year (as expected) at the SEMA 2013 show.  Just ahead of the show’s coverage, however, we wanted to show you something that particularly caught our Mustang eye…a Shelby GT500 wagon.  Yes, you read that right.

Strand Craft, a builder of super yachts, has taken on the task of putting up the bragging rights for a Shelby GT500 with its very own vast cargo hold.  The guys over at Autoblog caught wind of this, and tasked their talents to render up what this car is aimed to appear as, in the photo included here.  “When” is the only question we have left to answer–and that’s easy enough–April 2014.  Funny thing, that; the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang just keeps getting better and better…

Source: Autoblog

Classic Design Concepts Bad Penny Ford Mustang

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is keyed-up for starting next Tuesday, and already, the list of hot-shot Ford Mustang specimens has grown long.  One special one-off we took note of was the “Bad Penny” Mustang, produced by Classic Design Concepts (CDC).  This deep black and copper-accented pony car has a heavy arsenal of performance add-ons to bolster the wow factor, and of course, is not short on style in the slightest.  The CDC crew sought to come up with a classy way up wrapping up almost crass & rowdy performance…and they’ve done more.

Keep reading to see just all what they put into this 2014 Mustang to make it one serious street machine.

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2015 Ford Mustang – Getting Closer!

Wow. We really are getting close to this Ford Mustang redesign, 50th Anniversary thing, FINALLY. It’s pretty much November now, and with the newsstands filling up with magazines aplenty for the year-end and Holiday season, we can be sure of one thing—we shall be seeing a LOT of the 2015 Mustang to-be. The upcoming issue of Car and Driver has a sizeable spread and loads of intelligence laid down on what everyone has been kicking around the water cooler, sandbox, and parts counter most of this year.

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