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First 2015 Ford Mustang to auction for charity

After seeing the 2015 Ford Mustang for ourselves mere days ago, it seems that Ford’s wasting zero time, pushing ahead with the 50th Anniversary event stream.  The latest morsel to fall from the table is that the very first retail 2015 Mustang GT is going to be a Fastback style car, destined for the auction block of Barrett-Jackson…for charitable purposes, of course.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) is to receive the proceeds from the auction of 2015 Mustang unit #1.

The fortunate (and likely deep-pocketed) auction winner will be able to fully customize his or her 2015 Mustang GT with any of the available options Ford has tossed on the plate–and there’s no shortage of choices by any stretch of the imagination.

Keep reading to get the official dig from the Ford Press Release which follows…

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Take the 2015 Ford Mustang for a test drive

Ready to get behind the wheel of a the new 2015 Ford Mustang?  Duh, who isn’t?  Well, until you’re able to get your paws on a set of keys at the dealership, we’re here to tell you about the next best thing.  The “Need for Speed Rivals” video game is going to have to tide us all over until Ford lets out more of the story on the 2015 Mustang.  The video game already features a plethora of awesome super cars and popular sports cars alike, but with a simple free download, gamers will be able to load up a 2015 Mustang to tool around in.  There are 5 potential custom options for the virtual 2015 Mustang, and with a blistering launch on November 16th, the 20th installation of the Need for Speed franchise is definitely keeping a solid racing experience alive.

So for now, hope over to Forbes to check out the rest of the game’s feature of the much-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang…

Source:  Forbes

2015 Ford Mustang official intel

Now that the cat’s officially out of the bag, we suppose it is safe to offer up our two pence on the 2015 Ford Mustang.  But first things first:  EcoBoost–yes.  More powerful 5.oh V8–yes.  Independent rear suspension–yes.

OK, now with that out of the way, let’s focus upon the seemingly superficial things…like looks, looks, aaaaand looks.

The goal Ford proponed was a global platform, updates to the existing contemporary design, and conducting some “trimming” along the way to sleeken the overall Mustang appearance to the masses. So what’s that fancy-pants marketing jargon really mean? A lowered, wider stance obtained by a roof height reduction and extending the rear fenders out just-so, providing for a wider track…simply put.

At the same time, Ford’s quite excellently integrated the old-school fastback look with a sleeker windshield and rear glass angle. Look long and hard enough, and you can even get a twinge of Fox coupe design mixed into the 2015 Mustang crucible. Of course, tri-bar taillamps are out back, illuminating with standard sequential bulbs.

Inside, the continued ramp-up of sport technology continues to roll forward. Ford has put the pilot of the 2015 Mustang at the ready with aptly placed controls and switches, making the Mustang even more practical (dare we say?) than before.

We could go on and on for hours on this one, and let’s be honest, your attention has drifted a few times already to this point. So with that said, hop to the full Press Release and source material from Ford to get full disclosure on the 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang.

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2015 Ford Mustang leaked ahead of debut

By now, we’re sure everyone knows what’s coming…intel, leaks, rumors, and the whole gamut has maybe been put out to pasture, with the hemorrhaged images of the next Ford Mustang.  The clan over at SVTPerformance seems to have stumbled upon a magazine’s or publisher’s (intended?) blunder, revealing the 2015 Mustang well ahead of the intended debut date set by Ford Motor Company.

While the masses are sometimes quick to gather around the Kool-Aid fountain, the cynical skeptic in each of us at the StangNet shop leaves us scratching our heads, thinking “Wait, what?  That’s it?  A leak defines the next one’s looks?”  There has to be something more to this one, Ford. Either way, it doesn’t affect the fans, directly, other than the drama builds excitement…right?  Take a look, and see what you think for yourself.

Source: SVTPerformance

Need for Speed Ford Mustang setting the pace

This past weekend let us see the Need for Speed Ford Mustang in the limelight of the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR event at Homestead, and we’ve got to say, they are “doing it right”.  Piloted by one of the upcoming (March 2014) movie’s stars, Ramon Rodriguez, the Need for Speed Mustang made its public appearance decked out in police car trim, including some stunning silver paint, blue striping, roof mounted patrol lights, 22″ custom wheels, and let’s not forget…900 horses under the hood.

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Donald Farr Book marks 50 years of Ford Mustang

Think you’re totally ready for the Holiday shopping season?  Got all your Ford Mustang paraphernalia purchased?  How about trivia–got the Mustang mantra all down-pat?  If you do, well then, you’re quite ahead of the game, and set to make a mark of being a true blue-blooded Mustang enthusiast.

One special item we’ve made sure to pick up this fall, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang we all love, is Donald Farr’s Mustang: 50 Years book.  Donald has collected & assembled a completely detailed timeline, from a meager start  to today’s monster sales mogul, known across the entire planet.  From the re-configured, redesigned Falcon platform pony car all the way up to the 2014 Mustang and 2015 Mustang expectations, Farr’s got it all covered in composite, with photographs and text, telling the entire famous Ford tale.

There are over 400 photos of the iconic Ford Mustang in this book, so be sure to put Mustang: 50 years on your Amazon wish list, today!

Classic Design Concepts Bad Penny Ford Mustang

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is keyed-up for starting next Tuesday, and already, the list of hot-shot Ford Mustang specimens has grown long.  One special one-off we took note of was the “Bad Penny” Mustang, produced by Classic Design Concepts (CDC).  This deep black and copper-accented pony car has a heavy arsenal of performance add-ons to bolster the wow factor, and of course, is not short on style in the slightest.  The CDC crew sought to come up with a classy way up wrapping up almost crass & rowdy performance…and they’ve done more.

Keep reading to see just all what they put into this 2014 Mustang to make it one serious street machine.

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One of the better 2015 Ford Mustang realistic renderings

We have all seen plenty of what is to be the next Ford Mustang in several artistic sketches and renderings.  Up until now, most have seemed to be far-fetched, edgy, and a little too “bought in” to the Evos concept debuted some time ago.  This one, by Josiah LaColla, seems to show some of the more realistic and tastefully applied changes we’re rumored to see in the 2015 Mustang.

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Check in with Europe’s true Ford Mustang Man

This next (video) chapter in the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary story is definitely a cool one…and it’s from a true enthusiast from across the pond, as well as the Rhine.  Take a moment to breeze through this video feature, and you’ll quickly see that Ralf Wurm is likely one of the biggest fans of the Mustang in Europe; and maybe the world.  With over 30 years of exposure and daily 12-14 hour immersion with our favorite pony car, he’s definitely got a leg up on pretty much the 95th percentile when it comes to true fanaticism about the Mustang.

The video following shows just how deeply genuine Ralf’s passion truly is, how he helps others come to the hobby, and provides us with a peek at his favorite Mustang–a 1969 Shelby GT500 he’s personally restored in entirety.

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How Carroll Shelby shaped the original Ford Mustang

In another documentary video release from Ford, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we get another glimpse into the brain trust behind the sporting-up of the original pony car.  The senior leadership (Lee Iacocca, et al) of Ford Motor Company put up the task to make something meager into a serious performance monster.  And as you had better know already, it was Carroll Shelby and his team who were tapped to get the job done.

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