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Miller Motorsports Park now hosts Boss Track Attack

As if owning a 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 wasn’t wickedly illustrious enough, Team Mustang and Ford Racing have sweetened the deal for each & every Boss 302 owner a chance to take on the “track attack” opportunity.  This event is a complimentary offering which also involves direct driving instruction from the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

Seriously, how much cooler can the Boss 302 reincarnation get?  Well-over 400hp, a Jekyll & Hyde persona via the track key, and now, Ford’s official blessing to thrash the track at Miller with the guidance of racing gurus just make it even more awesome.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release from Ford, following.

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Mustang Memories 2011 brings out the best of the best

This Sunday past at Ford World Headquarters, Dearborn MI, the Mustang Owners of South East Michigan put on a great Ford Mustang exhibition which they hold annually.  The “Mustang Memories Car Show” held host to a series of awesome enthusiast and nostalgic events include the Mustang Dream Giveaway grand prize presentation, the National Boss Reunion, and the Bullitt Reunion.  On-site were some awesome Mustang personalities, including Vaughn Gittin Jr., Donald Farr with his spectacular new Boss 302 book, Dave Pericak (Mustang Chief Engineer), and Jamie Allison (Ford Racing).  The show (as always) was a stunning success for everyone involved.

Keep reading to read the report from the MOCSEM club and also check out the Facebook album of the event, posted by Ford.

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2011 Mustang & 2012 Mustang transmission scrutinized

What do you get when you cross the 2011 Ford Mustang and the 2012 Ford Mustang and a 6-speed transmission made in China?  An official investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration based upon numerous customer complaints, that’s what.  Well over two-dozen Mustang owners have officially vented filed their frustrations about unexpected inability to shift into gear on the 2011 Mustang and the 2012 Mustang, regardless of power plant (the commonality: the 6-speed manual gearbox).

What’s the basal impact here?  26,000 units, covering model years 2011 and 2012 of the Ford Mustang.  The government involvement and consumer backlash impact could deal a resounding blow to the Blue Oval; not what we wanted to hear on the eve of ‘Barackalypse Now’, guys.  Detroit has had its fair share of bad PR in the past few years–this one isn’t helping matters much…

Hit the jump to read the clip from Inside Line.

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Winner announced in dual Boss 302 Mustang giveaway

With the closure of the dual-Boss 302 Ford Mustang giveaway on July 4th, there lies a lucky finalist who has the keys to a 1969 Boss 302 Mustang as well as a 2012 Patriot Edition Boss 302 Mustang.  24 year old Thomas Barker from Effingham, IL is the man of the hour for this exciting national sweepstakes.  This Sunday, August 7, Barker will receive the keys to the only pair of matching first and second generation Boss 302 Mustangs in the world.  Pretty cool feat, indeed!

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MRT unveils 2012 Boss 302 GT/CS front splitter

MRT 2010-12 Boss 302, GT and C/S Front Splitter

If you haven’t already grabbed hold of your late-model 2010 Mustang, 2011 Mustang, or 2012 Mustang and started tweaking the appliqué, then MRT is ready to help you get started with one of the most attractively popular Mustang body parts currently on the (after)market.  The newest piece out by MRT is the Front Splitter for he 2010 – 2012 Mustang Boss 302, Mustang GT, and the Mustang California Special Edition.  Designed and crafted with the end in mind, the MRT Front Splitter is formed from ABS plastic and utilizes Stainless Steel turnbuckles for a truly functional-form in racing appearance.  There’s no painting required, so don’t sweat it if you are worried about finishing something that is likely going to catch its fair share of scuffs in the corners.

Keep reading to get the rest of the details in the PR from MRT.

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Shelby American to bring back rent-a-racer Mustangs

As we creep closer to the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby Mustang nameplate, the rumor mill keeps churning out the hot hits with notes that the new Shelby American team is set to release a limited series of 2012 Mustang rent-a-racer cars to the masses.  That’s right–it’s 1966 all over again!  So, just how do the talking heads keep the Joe Wrenches of America from swapping parts like they did in the Classic era…meh, we’ll let them fight that battle.  We’re just excited to get our hands on a 400+ horsepower 5.0 Mustang that we don’t have to tarp for a portion of the year, yet fully enjoy it on the road course or drag strip!

There isn’t much to go on just yet, as the last GT-H cars we saw posted in the limelight were those merely for sale; this time ’round, it looks like these add-on applied cars will be true rentals, ready for the rippin’ and the tearin’!

Stay tuned, as we’ll keep you posted as we hear more!

Source: Autoweek

MRT announces new H pipes for Mustang GT and Boss 302

As if the new 5.0-liter Mustang needed more power and performance statistics…ok, we’re kidding–it does…and now, MRT is on the scene bringing Mustang fans a quick & easy way to bolt on some serious sound and a bit more power.  The 2011 Mustang and the 2012 Mustang, in addition to the 2012 Boss 302, are now destined recipients of an off-road H pipe setup, boasting fantastic muscle car intonation and performance-inspiring power.

These direct-fit, 304 Stainless Steel, mandrel-bent (say that 3x fast) H-pipes are guaranteed to leave many smiles for miles on any new 5.0 Mustang owner…as well as the crowd standing nearby & behind!

Keep reading to check out the sharp tech in the press snippets from MRT.

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Official 2012 Shelby GT500 pics & intel

If you haven’t yet seen the new 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 in person yet, then you will be pleasantly surprised that Ford isn’t changing a ton…rather, the 2012 GT500 will be a simple carryover from the 2011 model year.  That said, the 2012 Shelby GT500 will be packed with a few additional touches that will slightly separate it from its contemporary lineage.

Of which, the flavorings on the new GT500 Mustang come in the form of several interior upgrades including illuminated dual visor vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and a healthy sun visor storage bin.  If a new Shelby owner opts for the SVT-fashioned Recaro front seats, then he/she will be up to par with the same seating found inside the 2012 Mustang Boss 302.

Some other tech found on the 2012 GT500 include the latest SYNC programming and the optional AppLink (free software offering voice control of applications stored on most any smartphone).

Keep reading to see the official PR from Ford, as well as a gallery of hot new images of the new 2012 Ford Shelby GT500!

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Video: Roush Stage 3 Mustang thrashing Summit Point Raceway

Ever wonder what it’d be like to pilot a 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang out on the track?  Some of you have had plenty of track time, for sure, but we’re guessing the number of ROUSH racers, especially the 2012 Mustang variety, are limited in number.  So he we are, bringing you a featured video from ROUSH Performance, exhibiting professional driver Billy Johnson at the reins, taking on Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia.  Pictures are worth a thousand words and videos are nearly priceless, so keep going to see some seriously sweet Mustang hot lapping action!

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Steeda releases 2012 Patriot Edition Boss 302 for the troops

With the black-bagging of Bin Laden, we all think it’s time to step back and once again say “thank you” to all the United States Armed Services personnel who are in action at home & abroad, fighting the good fight, so the rest of us can roll down highway in our Ford Mustang with the 2-60 air on.  Steeda Autosports is taking the salutation and thank you one step further with a pair of Boss 302 Mustangs to be awarded, tax-exempt, to one lucky winner of their sweepstakes.

The 2012 Patriot Edition Boss 302 Mustang features all the awesomeness in OEM equipment that comes from Ford in addition to some sweet add-ons provided by Steeda.  A new shifter, lower trailing arms, sport springs, and a bolstered cold air intake kit are just a few of the finer touches applied.

For more details on the car and the contest itself, keep reading to see the details, straight from Steeda.

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