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2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

It seems like the closer we get to 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, the bar keeps being raised higher and higher.  Shelby American is going to be one of the many key players in the aftermarket upping ante with their release of the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake.  Their base model pumps out 662hp and carries an optional upgrade to push out 850hp…substantial amounts, regardless of purpose, we think.  One key point to not here, is Shelby American is lowering their entry point base price and leaving a “more coin” approach to upgrades to get to the 850hp mark–along with a plethora of options, performance upgrades aside from the power train, and all the given accoutrements that come with the 2013 Shelby GT500.

So, does this sound like something you might go for?  If so, you’d better get your ducks in a row, as there will only be 500 of 2013 Shelby Super Snakes built, in either coupe or convertible (inclusive).  Keep reading to get the rest of the juicy details in the official Press Release.

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One-off GT500 Ford Mustang pays homage to Carroll Shelby

On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang and recently losing a motorsports legend, Ford Racing and Shelby American have announced a 2013 Shelby GT500 that dispenses an incredible amount of power…850 horses under-hood, to be exact.  This 2013 GT500 is aimed at commemorating the legends of both the Ford Mustang as well as the man who had a dramatic influence in the pony car’s lineage.

The 2013 Shelby Cobra of concern achieves this awesome power feat by starting with the (already “healthy”) 662-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 and jumps to an output of 850 horsepower via  a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger.   There’s also its menacing stance, 345 wide rear rubber, upgraded braking, and a killer color (Guardsman Blue, striped with Wimbledon White) setting this Shelby GT500 above all the rest.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the official PR from Shelby American.

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2013 Ford Mustang customizer app up for grabs

No Ford Mustang fan of contemporary times is a stranger to the Ford customizer web sites that have come about over the past few years.  These sites have spurred social media excitement, competitions, and fantastic Ford giveaways.  Head-to-head Mustang design challenges, voting, and now, an “action” element make this next rendition of the 2013 Mustang customizer something to get seriously excited about.

The latest customer for the Ford Mustang is now going to be available as a mobile app, designed for release & deployment to the Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, as well as the wide gamut of Android mobile phones & tablets.  Big deal, right?  Well, it sort of is.  Why?  This new avenue of market reach doesn’t just allow people to “design on the go”…it opens up a totally new front of customization, rapid-design, and ultimately, a more solid user/enthusiast experience for all things Mustang.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2013 Mustang customizer app in the official PR from Ford.

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20 years of SVT and Ford Mustang goodness at Woodward Ave

Every late-summer, Ford Mustang fanatics (and many other automotive junkies) all get together for an incredible display of American history & legends at the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise.  This year (2012) marks a unique milestone for Ford, however, as the Special Vehicle Team is celebrating its 20 years of supplying production & aftermarket performance vehicles and applications to the mass-market.  How cool is that?  Hard to believe it has been two decades of awesome, honestly.

The event itself is definitely one to mark your calendar over, with over 800 classic Ford Mustangs on display along with a wide array of special 20th Anniversary SVT performance vehicles.  Additionally, celebrity guest Vaughn Gittin Jr. and many other Ford professional drivers will put on a dramatic “Burn out Box” display for onlookers.  Sounds like a seriously hot blast!

So have we piqued your interest yet?  Thought so…keep reading to get the rest of the details about this fantastic Ford event in the Press Release, following.

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Custom 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca at charity auction

We all new it was coming [back] and it would be a sure-fire hit.  And the Ford Mustang Boss 302 did just so.  Now that the Boss is back and continuing in its reborn production tenure, Ford’s teeing up a custom 2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition to be auctioned off at the Cattle Baron’s Ball, with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society.  The hue of it, differing from the above photo, will be a sexy Candy Red, and will be offered up during a live auction on September 29,2012.

Ford executives, as well as the event planners, are pretty excited about this opportunity to post-up a one-of-a-kind 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca to forward the cause in the war against the stupid life-robbing disease we dub “cancer”.

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

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Ford ‘Red Tails’ Edition Mustang GT at AirVenture 2012

In case you missed the latest fantastic Ford Mustang to come out of the Dearborn brain trust, then get ready to set your sights on the “Red Tails” edition 2013 Mustang GT.  This past weekend held host to the annual (and amazing) EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh WI, where Ford’s engineering and design teams unveiled the Red Tails Mustang GT.  The car was to be sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction on July 26 to one lucky (and likely affluent) bidder, with proceeds going to charitable causes.

The 2013 Red Tails Mustang GT was designed to be an honorary tribute to the sacrifices & contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group during WW2.  This squad of P-51 Mustang pilots was the first African American unit in aerial action and flew over 1,500 missions–an impressive feat for any pilot in combat.  This 2013 Mustang GT is locked in with VIN 00051 to pay homage to the P-51 Mustang planes originally flown by these honorable Tuskegee Airmen, with its design cues signifying the aeronautic facets of history past.  Other features include a polished aluminum one-off paint job, a glass roof, numerous interior tweaks for an aviation theme, Recaro seating, and a Ford Racing 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger.

But that’s not all–there are even more attentive touches applied to this special edition Ford Mustang, so keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the official Press Release from Ford.

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Ford Mustang to be available in the Phillipines

The next “thrilla in Manila” is going to be the 2013 Ford Mustang.  That’s pretty much the only…and best…tagline we tossed around the office earlier today when we got the message straight from Ford.  Coming up this next model year, Ford’s going to put the already “global” pony car into one more marketplace–the Phillipines, as you can well read the headline.  Ford fans living or deployed on the isle(s) will get to enjoy two Mustang variants, at the least: the 3.7-liter V6 Mustang with Premium trim as well as the 5.0-liter 2013 Mustang GT, adorned with Premium fixings.  Ford has set the target date for the deployment to be very soon–September of this year, actually.  That’s quite exciting, considering the Ford Mustang is set to be the 4th vehicle to launch in this niche market, this year!

Wanna hear more about how the Mustang is continuing to expand in the global marketplace?  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Ford PR, following.

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 launch control demo

Just about a month ago, we told you about all the details surrounding the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and its completely new, sophisticated launch control system.  Well, here we are–back again to show you a pretty hardcore demonstration put on by Ford of this awesome 2013 GT500 control system.  Ford engineers, drivers, and even the late Carroll Shelby himself are featured along with the 2013 Shelby GT500 in action at the strip and on a few test courses, ripping around & testing.

Ready to see more?  We thought so.  Head over to our media gallery and check out the 2013 Shelby GT500 launch control video for yourself!

Ford Mustang giveaway coupled with 2013 Mustang customizer

We’ve shown you our tweaked out Ford Mustang customs before, and now the 2013 Mustang is the next pony car version to get pumped through the modification mill on Ford’s official Mustang customizer website.  Ford has now included some slick updates and site design tweaks to help make the user experience that much more robust and exciting.  And, to top it off, they are going to give away a Mustang V6, Mustang GT, Boss 302, or a Shelby GT500!

Nearly 1,000,000 people used the previous Ford Mustang customization site prior, and this one is set to continue the trend with a “battle mode”, Facebook badge & stats, and complete platform availability for Android devices, the iPad, and the iPhone.

Think you have what it takes to get top honors with your 2013 Mustang customization?  Let’s see what you’ve got!  Hit up the 2013 Mustang customizer site NOW!

2013 ROUSH RS Ford Mustang now on the docket

ROUSH Performance has another flavor of the month to add to its stables of Ford Mustang tuners.  The 2013 Ford Mustang V6 now gets some TLC from the ROUSH crew and the treatment results in the latest performance installment, dubbed the 2013 ROUSH RS or “ROUSH Six” Mustang.  With the core of ROUSH’s Mustang fleet focused upon performance, muscle, and lap times, the ROUSH RS Mustang tees up a new concept which the market tends to be leaning toward…performance (shaken, not stirred) with a twist of economical smarts.

The ROUSH RS Mustang V6 package carries a price tag of $4,000 and boasts numerous chassis, braking, and cosmetic improvements to take the Mustang coupe and give it some serious flair and panache.  It doesn’t stop there, either–the interior of the 2013 ROUSH Six also gets embroidered floor mats, performance foot pedals, and the typical ROUSH badging around the cabin.

So just what else is in store on this latest ROUSH installment?  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release, following.

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