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MRT releases adjustable headrest for 2010+ Mustang

Halo headrests were seriously hot stuff on the Fox body Ford Mustang, and ever since, it’s left restomod fans and aftermarket cruisers hungry for an original piece for protecting against whiplash. upon stage right, today, enters MRT with their latest interior touch-up; a completely adjustable and tilting headrest for the 2010 Mustang, the 2011 Mustang, and the 2012 Mustang.

Over 4 different positions of comfort are available on these OEM quality headrests, with a fine finish to match the Ford Mustang factory leather interior.

Keep reading to check out more in the MRT press release and figure out how you can snag a pair!

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2012 Shelby GT350 drops the top in Chicago

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you know full well the Ford Mustang aftermarket scene has been dominated by the legendary Shelby Mustang nameplate.  Today, in Chicago, the Mustang legend lives on with the unveiling of the 2012 Shelby GT350.  What marks this occasion more important than most of Shelby’s latest derivatives of the Ford Mustang brand is that in addition to the Performance White hue, buyers can now opt for a Race Red or a Kona Blue version of the GT350 Mustang.  More still, the 2012 Shelby marks the first time since 1970 Shelby has released a convertible version of its GT series Mustang.

While the 2012 GT350 won’t see any performance improvements over its 2011 GT350 predecessor, it does fancy options such as: a full body kit, Cragar wheels, upgraded braking, a tuned sport suspension, and many more mentionables.  These are just some of the finer touches when buyers already have the choice of 3 power plants: the 430hp, the 525hp, or the 624hp V8 offerings.

Ready for more?  Keep reading to check out the two new hues, along with the PR from Shelby.

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201X Mustang – The Future?

If there’s one thing Ford Mustang fans know all too well, it’s to not be complacent with today’s awesome Mustang GT, Shelby GT500, and other powerful aftermarket derivatives a la Mustang.  We’ve seen a lot of great things happen in 2010 and 2011, with 2012 only adding to the mix with the return of the Boss Mustang 302 and many other awesome attributes.  So now, what do we get excited about in the 2012 Mustang, the 2013 Mustang, 2014 Mustang, and beyond?  Will the Shelby GT500 slide to the wayside with a rebirth of the coveted SVT Cobra nameplate?  Will the Boss remain the king of the road and track?  What happens if the hippies win in D.C. and we step back to 4-cylinder engines, or gasp, electric power plants?  It’s tough to tell, but right now, all we have to say is “the sky is the limit”.

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1-shot Grabber Blue 2012 Mustang Boss on the block

UPDATE:  Sold for $450,00 at the auction!

Looks like the Blue Oval boys have set up an attention getter at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Laguna Seca, with a hotter than ever 2012 Mustang Boss 302 set to take stage and go home with a thick wallet.  The proceeds from the sale of this 2012 Boss will, like many Shelby auctions of recent, go for the benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

This one-of-a-kind Grabber Blue Boss Mustang will sport more than the base Boss stuff.  It will also adorn black accents upon the roof, mirrors, and spoiler; will have a set of Recaro seats with Grabber Blue embroidery, and under the hood–a 444hp 5.0-liter V8.  Awesome.

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Official 2012 Ford Mustang pricing announced

We knew the feat would repeat.  Ford continues to stay ahead of the curve & calendar, keeping the Ford Mustang enthusiast community full of tidbits to chew upon.  On the eve of 2011, Ford has officially taken the wraps off the 2012 Mustang pricing spectrum, letting the world know they mean business with the next wave of Mustangs–from the 300hp Mustang V6 to the supercharged 5.4-liter Shelby GT500.  Last month, we saw the order guides and the candy shop collection of options, packages, and add-ons for the 2012 Mustang–here, we’re back with solid, publicized pricing straight from FoMoCo.

So, what’s the verdict?  How much more are we going to have to shell out to play with a new 5.0-powered Mustang GT?  Anywhere between $200 and $700 more, depending on hardtop or rag top.  Hey, ya gotta pay to play, right?

Keep reading to see the full breakdown from Ford on all the 2012 Mustang pricing.

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Check the 2012 Boss 302 ‘S’ Race-Ready Mustang from Ford Racing

We are sure to see an official announcement sooner or later, but for now, we know that Ford Racing plans to unleash a new race-ready 2012 Mustang Boss 302 S track car.  There’s not a ton to go on right now, but FordRacingParts.com has the specifics on what will be rolled into the 2012 Boss 302S.  The leaked photo we have here is sure to be expounded upon as we make it closer to an official Press Release.

The 2012 Mustang Boss 302S, in a nutshell, is a factory-built turnkey race car.  Prepped on the line for SCCA and NASA class racing, loaded with Ford Racing Performance Parts, and carrying a price tag of $79,000, you’d better be serious about speed to keep up.  What’s more, the production stream will be limited to just 50 units, whereas the Boss 302R is currently without limitation.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this track terror.  More details and specs continue, below.

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2012 Mustang Cobra Jet specs revealed

Without an official blessing from Ford, somehow, the specifications for the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet have surfaced (right, wrong, or indifferent) and we’re here to help spread the news.  The 2010 Cobra Jet, as you see, was a serious monster released as a production car by Ford/Ford Racing, set to terrorize every drag strip imaginable, to be controlled by a limited few.

So here we are, merely facing the intro of the 2011 Mustang models, and Ford somehow manages to tease out details on a performance model set yet another year ahead.  So what all is reportedly going to be included in the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet?  Well, keep reading, and let’s see if the speculation proves to be grounded…

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2012 Mustang Boss 302 to carry $41K price tag

With recent announcements of 2012 specifications, offerings, and a two-key engine control system, the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 is no stranger to Ford Mustang fans worldwide.  One key stat recently surfaced…what we’d all be focused upon during the litmus test of ownership.  The new Boss Mustang is set to carry an MSRP of $40,995 (destination & delivery inclusive).  Most of the Mustang enthusiast discussion has poured over this topic, centering on the fact Ford would keep the package at or around the $40K mark…and they were right.

A few key options can be added to the Boss 302 in order to make that number quickly jump over the $41K mark, however.  The Recaro seating and torsen differential option package will run an additional $1,995.  Go for the Boss 302 Accessory Package (car cover and floor mats) and the price tag creeps up by $475.  Opt for the Yellow Blaze Tricoat Metallic paint and expect to see another $495 on the pricing sheet.  Lastly, the Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca package will have an MSRP of $47,990 which includes destination and delivery.

So what do you think, guys & gals?  Is the price right?  Are you going to trade up to the new Boss?

2012 Shelby GT500 Order Guide served

Well, the doubt has been destroyed regarding the return of the Shelby GT500 for 2012, as the order guide for the famous & powerful Mustang has surfaced.  The 2012 Shelby GT500 order guide describes what we’ve seen in years past within these Ford documents and it shows the 2012 GT500 will remain pretty much the same as the 2011 GT500 offering.  Only a few quick cosmetics and some minor features have been added to the recipe: new illuminated dual vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and a multi-purpose storage system in the cabin.

MSRP is set at $49,495 with the topless version ticking in at $54,495…destination & delivery inclusive.  See below for a high-level look at what’s to come for the 2012 Shelby GT500 Mustang.

  • $1,595 - Recaro Leather Sport Seats
  • $1,995 - Glass Roof
  • $2,340 - Electronics Package (Navigation and Dual Zone Climate Control)
  • $3,995 - SVT Performance Package (includes upgraded wheels are 19″x9.5 (F) 20″x9.5″ (R) Premium Painted Forged Aluminum wheels)
  • $375 - Full Vehicle Cover
  • $1,295 - Shaker 1000 w/ In-Dash CD, MP3, 10 Speakers

Click here for the order guide.  –> 2012 Shelby GT500 Order Guide

Source: MustangHeaven

Name the new Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package on Facebook

Well, if you’ve ever wanted to be a part of the next coming of the Ford Mustang, here’s your chance.  For the 2012 Mustang V6, Ford is offering up the opportunity for the enthusiast community to be able to name the latest Mustang V6 Performance Package.  How?  Ford will flex its wings and engage the might of its social media campaign to solicit Facebook fans in order to harvest up potential ideas to apply an official name to the Performance Package, which offers the lightweight 305-horsepower all-aluminum V6, a 3.31 performance rear axle, and Mustang GT-based suspension & braking components.  Additionally, a set of styled 19-inch wheels and Pirelli performance tires add to the equation to keep all the unleashed power harnessed and under control.

So, what are you waiting for?  The contest only runs through mid-December, so you’d better hurry to enter the naming contest; the grand prize winner walks away with a two-year lease, courtesy of FoMoCo!

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