We know the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang is set to capture most of the news bites from mid-year through next spring when it all goes down, so hey, why not keep throwing gas on the flames, right? The latest morsels released indicate Ford is likely to drop the Shelby GT500 and bring back some sort of SVT Cobra Mustang. At the same time, the Shelby moniker isn’t going to vaporize from the Mustang lineup anytime soon, rather, sources hint at the return of the Shelby GT350 near the 2016 model year, if not prior.
Got plans for this evening or tomorrow? If you are in the Jersey Shore area this weekend, then you have a fair chance for a smoky Ford Mustang treat. The 2013 Formula DRIFT championship is all set up, with Vaugn Gittin, Jr. set to defend his 2012 championship, and Mustang mate Justin Pawlak resting solid at 8th place in the overall points competition this year. As we stated earlier, Ford Motor Company is the leading the points race in the Manufacturer Cup, too–that’s awesome!
The excitement will all take place at the Wall Stadium Speedway today and tomorrow (June 22nd), in New Jersey. Keep reading to get the full scoop in the press release, following!
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!
We were the first to do it right. There’s no hacked-up Ford Mustang with a Coyote power plant with regard to ‘Built to Cruise’ in any way. We had help from a plethora of aftermarket partners to champion the
car project, and there have been a few other players out there who’ve started their own swaps based upon pioneering ventures witnessed. LateModel Restoration is one of our long-time partners in the Mustang realm and they now have their own swap project near completion, ready for public consumption. Their 1997 Cobra Mustang is the latest swap they have tackled and there’s a video posted out there with some captioned details about what all they have put into it. So be sure to check out their video (link below) and shout out to let us know what you think!
Source: LateModel Restoration
Not sure exactly what Ford is up to here, but early Sunday the tweet below showed up in our stream along with the above picture attached. Maybe it’s a special edition? Maybe its the new 2015 Ford Mustang? Be sure to tune if you are able, as we will and will udpate you as soon as we know what’s going on here.
Think you have the eye for creativity and the art of fashioning a sensational 2014 Ford Mustang a la ROUSH? If so, then you are in luck, because with all of the customization offerings out and about in the Mustang realm, ROUSH Performance is adding their own online configurator to the mix. The ROUSH tool lets you start with either a 2014 Mustang coupe or a 2014 Mustang GT, then add on any little or big part your little twitchy fingers desire. Ford has their own 2014 Mustang configuration tool out there, also, if you haven’t already seen the official one from them. So go on, what’re you waiting for–get to clicking and customizing your dream ROUSH Mustang!
Source: ROUSH Performance
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.
It’s that time, Ford Mustang fans…the 2013 Formula DRIFT season is upon us! The Ford team will be represented by the points leader, Vaughn Gittin Jr and the 2011 champ, Justin Pawlak this time around. Of all the manufacturers in the entire competition, the Ford boys have everyone else waxed out with their customized Mustangs. Round 3 of the Formula DRIFT championship will start later this week (May 31 – June 1) at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida, so if you have any desire to see some Mustangs pump out some serious smoke, then you are definitely in the right time slot.
If you are able to get out to PBIR this weekend, you’ll also be able to check out the Ford Mustang V6 & GT, a hot Focus ST, and also a customized Fusion in track-side exhibit. Also, there will be a Ford Mustang Customizer booth to let racing & drift fans design their very own dream drifter car!
Be sure to check out the full scoop of details in the Press Release, following.
Given the fact that “Gone in 60 Seconds” wasn’t exactly the most thrilling of story lines, we all know quite well the flick made up for most of its lacking allure with plenty of automobile eye candy. Domestics, exotics, customs, chops, and more all adorned the silver screen for audiences to take in, but no car seemed to capture everyone’s attention like “Eleanor”, a highly-modified 1967 Shelby GT500. And if you do not know of the care we speak, well then, you need to turn in your Mustang keys right now…