Steeda Celebrates 20 Years of Mustang Success

Steeda Celebrates 20 Years of Mustang Success

This year marked the 20th Anniversary of Steeda Autosports and we were quite impressed with the amount of pomp & circumstance surrounding their celebration.  With a warm reception, full track access over the weekend, and lots of great food and fun, Steed Mustang owners across the entire nation were able to take part in the recognition of a company which proudly services the Ford Mustang aftermarket and has done so for over 20 years.  We now have a special look of the company’s history and legacy in a slick video clip for you.  Take a good look at the strength of the aftermarket following the legendary Ford Mustang and how well Steeda has followed it over the years. Continue Reading →

2010 Ford Mustang Hood Shot

2010 Ford Mustang hood

Ford has thrown us another basted bone this week with a shot of the 2010 Mustang hood.  The lines and edges hint at the new Mustang having a very recognizable form we have seen before. The 2010 Mustang hood certainly has some distinguished features found in past race-ready Ford Mustangs.  Back in 2000, Ford’s SVT division released the Cobra R, and one of the most prominent features on this snake was its power dome hood.  The 2010 Mustang hood seems to have inherited some of these hot features from the 2000 Cobra R.  The hood, back in 2000, was taller than the normal Cobra hood and had gills that improved heat dissipation. This week’s power dome shot is a very cool teaser image that Ford has baited us with.  Tying in popular traits from the SN95 era and its glory is a very cool move!

2010 Mustang Spotted Shopping

2010 Ford Mustang prototype

With all the teasers from Ford and all the spy shots we’ve brought to you in the past, we’re excited to show you what appears to be a 2010 Ford Mustang prototype parked at a shopping mall. Posed for the lens sans camo, this next-gen S197 Mustang brings all the hints of edginess and ebb to fruition in broad daylight. The updated front and rear are completely visible now on this prototype, so it shores up some of the questions everyone has been tossing around about what is happening to which piece. Take a good look at the shots we have in store for you–the LA Auto Show isn’t too far, so we can see just how close the prototype comes to production!

Roush Racing Video Series Near Miss at Watkins Glen

Roush number 59 at Barber Motorsports Park

If you’ve ever held a 9&3 in your hands, you have perfect knowledge of what it is like to fear someone ahead or behind you creaming out and taking you with.  Well, this is nothing strange to the Roush #59 Ford Mustang running in the KONI Challenge this year.  One of the most exhilararting happenings took place at Watkins Glen this summer, with a Porsche wiping out on the sidewall.  Thankfully, the skilled Roush pilot was able to avoid some shrapnel and the aftermath of this “sad” and unfortunate racing event.  We road racers fully appreciate the dexterity applied here in the thrilling outcome.  Take a good look and enjoy some excellent firsthand driving footage! Continue Reading →

Grab ‘n Go – the 2010 Mustang Shifter

2010 Ford Mustang shifter

This week, Ford shows us yet another segment of the 2010 Mustang interior.  Last week, we saw the new Mustang dash and cluster, and now, we get a bit of a zoomed look of what was blacked out in the prior image.  This 2010 Mustang shifter is definitely the highest class gear changer we have seen in the Mustang straight from the factory line.  Its unique polished metal finish gives it an aura of luxury inside the already posh S197 interior of today.  Also, it could just be the angle of the shot, but we were noticing that the actual shifter itself seems shortened a bit.  If so, this could be the aftermarket influencing the market, given the demand for short-throw shifters by many Mustang fans.  We just have one word of caution on a hot, sunny day: bring a cloth to cover the handle.  Today’s aftermarket shifter knob owners know this story all too well.

Magden Automotive Optmizes Mustang Monitoring

Magden Automotive M.1b for Ford Mustang

There are a lot of products in the aftermarket providing the ability for a Ford Mustang owner to monitor air flow, fuel pressure, and the like, but very few provide the real-time coverage of up to fifteen car operations. Magden Automotive has just the tool for the trade, with the release of the M.1b. It is a state of the art on-board computer system that monitors, displays (via any LCD screen), and data logs everything that the ECU accesses. With an easy application and interface, this is one electronic component tuning gurus will not want to be without! Check out the full story in the Press Release.

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The Boys from Livernois Unleash the GT800R

Livernois Motorsports GT800R

Well, there is one thing for sure when it comes to the Mustang aftermarket; it is always producing specialties and one-offs that are born crowd pleasers. Enter the GT800R, modified by the crew at Livernois Motorsports. Equipped with enough aftermarket add-ons to get to over 800, yes, 800 horsepower, this modified Shelby takes on what the GT500KR has…and then some. During one test run on a DynoJet, the GT800R produced a whopping 814 hp and 751 ft-lbs of torque! Keep reading to see the photos, modifications, and also a video of the car in action. Continue Reading →

“Project B” Mustang to Debut at SEMA 2008

Project B Mustang

Next month, there will be a somewhat mysterious Mustang concept unveiled at the SEMA show. The folks at Galpin Auto Sports will uncover their “Project B” concept that is based off the current Ford Mustang platform. Not many details are known at this point, but we have heard that the car is powered by the Mustang V8, which is stroked to a 5.0-liter and equipped with twin superchargers. The rims are 24 inches in the rear and 22 inches up front, attempting to cover up the massive 16-inch Wilwood brakes. Rumor has it that this concept will also feature Ford’s second generation SYNC system. We’ll have to wait and see to find out for certain. Until the SEMA show, the renderings and photos will have to keep us satisfied. Take a look! Continue Reading →

Ford Uncovers the 2010 Mustang Dash & Cluster

2010 Ford Mustang dash and instrument cluster

After seeing the front fender and side view mirror, Ford has decided to take us back inside the 2010 Mustang to show us the updated perspective every owner will soon be very familiar with.  Looking out toward the front from the pilot’s view, we can see a nice presentation of the steering wheel with the updated running horse logo in the center.  What is most noticeable to today’s S197 owner is that the retro-styled air vents have now been replaced with traditional slotted ones. Hmm, we rather fancied the circular outlets–they were a great throwback to the Classic era.  Additionally, the tachometer is finally back on the right side, as it is on the current Shelby GT500.  Take a good look at the image we have shared out for you and then stop into our forums and let us know what you think!

Ford MyKey System to Limit Mustangs?

Ford Mustang MyKey

Could the legendary Ford Mustang get a new bridle to harness its power in order to promote safe driving by those less responsible?  It just might, if the program expands across the entire Ford fleet.  Starting in the 2010 model year, Ford will roll out the MyKey feature for several of its automobiles.  The key contains a computer chip that communicates with the on-board systems in order to control speed limitations, audio system volumes, and even more annoying “fasten seat belt” alerts.  Think this sounds crazy?  To most parents, who often equip their teen drivers with performance cars, the idea sounds fantastic.  Right now, the concept is just a rumor for the 2010 Mustang, but if the popularity grows for the MyKey program, we could see this new bit used on future pony cars.  Fine by us…just make sure we have at least one “dumb” key available for the weekend. Continue Reading →