ROUSH Drag Racers Round Out NMRA Season

ROUSH® Drag Racing Team

Reflecting back on a trying and rewarding 2008 NMRA season, the ROUSH Drag Racing Team saw just how well they rolled through adversity and finished up a very successful season. Beech Bend Raceway hosted the final event for the NMRA racers and as soon as the smell of high-octane fuel graced the air, the ROUSH team geared for action–and action they received. With almost everyone on the team trying to conquer challenges with parts breakages and other technical issues, they kept their heads up and pushed forward into the competition after wrenching through the first few days of drag racing.  Susan Roush-McClenaghan took the wheel and entered the battle for the title in the Performance Modular Muscle class. We’ve talked about the ROUSH racing teams (both drag and road) all year and are happy to let you in on the details from the season finale. Keep reading to see how Susan fared in the season-closing event!

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Ford Mustang FR500S Coverage on Discovery

Ford Mustang FR500S

A couple of months ago, we teased racing fans with some in-car footage of the Roush No. 59 and received some very excited feedback about the coverage. Well, we are here to tell you about some additional video coverage of the Ford Mustang tearing up the track. The FR500S spec road racer Mustang has been through an entire season in 2008 since we witnessed its debut at SEMA last year and it has continued to live up to the hype. During this past season, it was captured on the lens by the Discovery Channel at each race and the videographers even snagged some footage from inside the car with special HD cameras designed specifically for racing scenarios.  Take a look at the video preview inside, as well as the official Press Release. Continue Reading →

Reveling in the Reveal: 2010 Mustang Debut

2010 Ford Mustang Reveal at 2008 LA Auto Show

Well, all of the excitement built up over the past months finally came to a head this week with Ford’s official revealing of the 2010 Ford Mustang in Los Angeles. We told you we’d cover the event via Twitter and we’d also fill you in on some exclusive perspectives from the show, so this is it!  Inside, we have a synopsis of the trip from Motor City to LA, an overview of the actual debut event, and as always, some images from the scene of the crime. Hope you enjoy–we certainly did! Continue Reading →

At Last: the 2010 Ford Mustang

2010 Ford Mustang

It seems like only yesterday we were clambering for the latest, greatest sneak-shot photographs of the 2010 Mustang from Ford….wait, it was yesterday.  Well, finally, Ford has taken the wraps off the latest Mustang timeline insertion and given the faithful following the best dose of medicine it could receive for a very noble addiction.  StangNet is pleased and proud to present to you, the avid Mustang enthusiast, with real images (no CGI or chopping noise here) of the 2010 Ford Mustang with no holds barred.  From tip to toe, from yes to no, we have the entire 2010 Mustang covered for you, so you need go no further than our generous serving of the Mustang montage. Continue Reading →

2010 Mustang Debut Coverage & Ordering Info

2010 Ford Mustang Unveiling Video Coverage

OK, everyone. It’s just about the time we’ve all been waiting for: Ford will finally release the agonizing stronghold surrounding the details of the 2010 Mustang and uncover the updated design at the LA Auto Show in just a few days.  On November 18th, 2008, the luckiest Mustang fans will get to be in the company of the latest Ford Mustang as it happens.  Well, we here at StangNet are happy to tell you that we are attending the event and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on all the happenings live from the LA Show via Twitter.  In addition to our exclusive coverage, the SPEED channel will be covering the event and will also serve up a TV special on Mustang legends no one could possibly forget: Carroll Shelby, Jack Roush, Ashley Force, and lots more.  We’ve got more exciting news for you after the jump, but in the meantime, keep focused on our live coverage with the Twitter link below.

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2010 Ford Mustang Taillight Revealed

2010 Ford Mustang taillight

Ford left Mustang fans worldwide hanging yesterday with a delay in the 2010 Mustang teaser image release, but we were able to grab hold of the new pony car’s latest sexy shot and make sure you got your eyes on this one.  After seeing a limited amount of exterior photos (the hood and front fender), we finally get our sights set on the rear of the 2010 Mustang. From this photograph’s perspective, we can see the updated rear end, the new ducktail spoiler, and the smoothed taillight bezel. The retro three-pillar design is still present, but the assembly seems to be styled to fit more in line with the rear bumper. With just over a week until the official debut at the LA Auto Show, we are excited to see the unveiling. Stay tuned, as we’ll bring you some of the hottest official images available and quite possibly, a behind-the-scenes look from the Show.

ROUSH Releases Details on P-51B Ford Mustang

ROUSH P-51B Ford Mustang

Following closely to the hoof prints of the ROUSH P-51A, ROUSH Performance keeps the legend of victory alive and well with the debut of the 2009 P-51B Mustang.  This aviation-inspired Ford Mustang is set to take on the enemy with an overwhelming force of 51 numbered production units.  The P-51B Mustang exhibits the same power output as the P-51A (510hp / 510 lb-ft tq) and has all the associated upgrades (forged internals, fuel system, clutch, brakes, ECM) required to support this increase over a base Ford Mustang.  The crown jewel, of course, is the supercharger unit providing the boost for the P-51B: the next-generation TVS2300 ROUSHcharger setup.  What’s most exciting about this newest release from ROUSH is that this edition will be equipped with the new Cooper RS3 ultra-high performance tires as well as the Stage 3 suspension package–believe me, I can personally attest that this setup is sure to bring a huge grin to anyone who sits behind the wheel of a Mustang equipped as such!  So c’mon, take a close look at the hi res shot of the P-51B, as well the official Press Release and spec sheet from ROUSH Performance.

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U.S. Soldier Announced Winner of Mustang Story Contest

Chesher - Mustang Story Contest Winner

Coupled with the recent Ford Mustang video contest, Ford had also made the request of Mustang fans to submit their very own personal testimonial essay about their passion for the pony car.  The stakes?  A 250 word essay judged and voted upon by Ford and the online Mustang community.  The prize?  A brand new 2010 Mustang.  The winner?  Kory Chesher.  The U.S. Army Specialist with the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division submitted his personal reflection about a black 1968 Fastback that made quite the impression on him as a youngster.  Having never owned the very car he’s so passionate about, this awesome reward for his essay is truly a slice of Heaven on Earth.  Chesher will get two tickets to the LA Auto Show this month in addition to the prize of owning a brand new Mustang.  Looks like he should be able to be there for the official unveiling of “his” new car, as his Unit is returning stateside this month.  Be sure to check out his submission about the one we all love; the legendary Ford Mustang. Continue Reading →

Jon Kaase Unleashes the Boss Nine 589ci Ford Mustang

Jon Kaase Boss Nine 589ci Ford Mustang

The Boss is truly one of the most famous Fords Mustangs of all time, and every Mustang freak and his brother has sought to put one in the garage. This passion has held strong from the Classic days up through present, with many one-offs posted by the aftermarket, but none have been fully blessed by FoMoCo. The lingering lust for a high-powered pony car with the Boss lettering has Mustang fans grabbing at any possible concept they can fathom in order to reproduce the legacy of the Boss Mustang experience.  Now, Jon Kaase and his crew have taken their best shot at recreating a Boss monster–and yeah, they have a winner here, folks. With an output of 800 ft-lbs of torque and over 900 horsepower, this S197 Mustang means business…because it’s truly the Boss. Take a good look at the Kaase Boss Nine 589ci 2008 GT Mustang and witness how it became a fire-breathing thoroughbred. Continue Reading →

Side View of the 2010 Mustang Interior

2010 Ford Mustang interior

Ford’s weekly dispensing of 2010 Mustang teaser images have shown us the interior profile from the driver’s side, the climate controls just above the center console, a good look at the dash, as well as the seats of the soon-to-be pony car.  This week’s shot provides a passenger side profile of the new Ford Mustang’s interior and a composite look at the rest of the offerings in the center console.  From what we can tell, it seems that the entertainment portion of the console center seems to occupy a lot of space and is integrated into the lower section sans seams (or at least visible ones).  This integration could be seen as a slick OEM feature, but could potentially throw a curve to those who commonly seek aftermarket head units (audio, video, navigation) to replace their stock equipment.  It’s tough to tell for sure from the angle, so we are left counting the few short weeks until the official debut from Ford.