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The Compilation of Ford Mustang Special Editions

2009 Ford Mustang

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past oh say, 15 years, you’d sure to realize the Ford Mustang aftermarket is something that continues to sizzle on far beyond the dreams Carroll Shelby and Lee Iacocca ever imagined back in the 1960s.  The staggering number of late-model Mustang spin-offs is something that could be seen as awesome, inspiring, or even sometimes comical.  It’s quite daunting just how many flavors of the Ford Mustang there are.  What’s more, we’ve done our best to draft up a list for you to digest, observe, and most importantly–help continue to add to it where we’ve left out!

Ready for this bitter pill?  You better be, because we’re going to take a look at the comments to see if there are any we’ve missed (to date) and then also recruit you to help build the SN95, Fox, Mustang II, and Classic special edition lists.  We’ve got the page breaks ready, so let’s hear it!

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The 5.0 Mustang is Back!

The 5.0-liter 32-valve V-8 412HP 390TQ

The 5.0-liter 32-valve V-8 412HP 390TQ

In case you’ve been under a rock since 1996, when the 5.0-liter V-8 dropped from the Ford Mustang power plant offerings in favor of the 4.6-liter modular power plant, there’s a certain note of news humming about.  That’s right–the 5.0 Mustang is back!  Hey, better late than never, right?  Well, Ford’s made sure the entrance is sure to be a memorable one with the recent update to the S197 platform’s looks, feel, and refinement.  Add to the 5.0 liters of sweet sounding harmony over 400hp & 390tq, a new variable camshaft timing system, and balanced & pressurized oil systems for a smoother torque curve, and you’ve got yourself a Mustang of the future, today.

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The 2011 Ford Mustang Details

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

412 horsepower.  390 ft-lbs of torque.  32 valves.  A 7,000rpm redline.  All aluminum block & heads.  These are a few of our favorite things from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, and the beauty is, they all come in one potent package.  The 2011 Ford Mustang GT comes with the 5.0-liter V8 power plant and tips the dyno just about 15hp shy of the Chevrolet Camaro SS.  After seeing the 2011 Mustang V6 shell out over 300 horsepower, we knew Ford had more up their sleeve and quite frankly, we’re glad we were right!

The new 5.0-liter power plant isn’t just some re-stroke.  It’s a whole new engine setup.  Designed in mind to handle a myriad of tech and marry it with old-school brawn, the latest 5-oh is totally dressed for success.  From its TiVCT (variable camshaft timing system) to its stainless steel headers, the 2011 5.0 Mustang is one promising not only power & performance, but also refinement.  All this power and torque comes in a package which can achieve up to 25 mpg on the highway.  How’s it done?  True Ford engineering, newer technological concepts, and some light nudging from a 6-speed (yes, that’s six gears!) transmission.  Keep reading to check out more shots and specs…or, if you want to skip the eye candy, feel free to dive right into the official Ford Mustang GT technical specifications.

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2011 Ford Mustang V6 details released

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2011 Mustang Duratec® 3.7-liter DOHC Ti-VCT V-6

We thought it was pretty slick when the first-generation S197 Ford Mustang produced just over 300 horsepower right off the dealership lot.  That’s a healthy dose of power from a V8 power plant..or at least we once thought it was.  Now, what if we told you the 2011 Ford Mustang V6 is set to produce the same amount of power?  It’s true.  The sixer of tomorrow that will be in the Ford Mustang for 2011 is rated at a substantial 305 horsepower and also boasts a miserly fuel consumption ratio of  about 30 miles per gallon (highway).  Amazing!  In addition to the increase in horsepower and efficiency, the once “entry level” V6 coupe also gets a wider selection of upgrade options from the Ford bubble sheets.  The Mustang V6 Performance Package from Ford includes a 3.31 rear axle, a firm Mustang GT suspension, warm weather performance tires, electronic stability control, and a strut tower brace.  Whew.  If the V6 gets this many goodies for the next Ford Mustang iteration, we are definitely excited to see what the Mustang GT and the Shelby GT500 might be the recipients of!  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release from Ford.

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