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Upcoming Ford Mustang rendered from latest spy shots

Remember those spy shots of the 2014 Ford Mustang that floated around the web last week?  Yeah, they didn’t really show too much more than we had already expected, but what’s cool about what we’ve scooped up this week, is that the team over at CarBuzz has taken those same images and refactored them in a totally slick “what if” rendering.

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Ford Mustang set for an official New Zealand launch

It looks like the global marketing campaign for the upcoming Ford Mustang model is continuing to take shape, with more and more countries around the planet getting the new Mustang, in “official” distribution capacity.  Earlier this week, Ford announced the next generation Mustang is definitely a go for the major Asia Pacific markets of Australia and New Zealand.  Aside from the fact it will definitely be a right-hand drive configuration, Ford didn’t really let much else out of the bag past its already known “One Ford” global marketing mix of vehicle offerings.

Even Mustang enthusiasts down under have loads of speculation about power plant options, with the words EcoBoost and direct-injection turbo passing across the scene.

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US Air Force Ford Mustang Auctioned for nearly $400K

Back in early July we told you about a special USAF edition Ford Mustang and all of its supporting details.  So the “Gathering of Eagles” auction event happened mere days ago, and the 2014 Mustang GT done-up for a fortunate bidder, was auctioned off with a final price of $398,000.  Wow.  The cool part about the high price is that it’s for charitable purposes; so the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program benefits as a result.

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Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary countdown

With the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary inching its way closer as we creep into August, Ford has started to spark up the interest for the anticipated event with a new video series, aimed at sourcing the vast community of Mustang enthusiasts around the world.

The “Ford Mustang Countdown” campaign is a weekly online series which will feature video clips highlighting moments in the Mustang timeline, starting with the initial launch of the 1962 Ford Mustang 1 concept.

In the clip following, you get to see one such enthusiast, Zach King, put together a short film exhibiting two RC Mustangs in a model city chase scene.  Pretty well done, at that, actually!  Other clips are going to cover a great deal of Mustang legacy, so be sure to keep your eyes open for future video features.

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Next Ford Mustang apparently to be Limited 2014.5 Edition

Ready for another next-gen Ford Mustang rumor? Sure you are!  This month’s biggest morsel we could scavenge for was the notion the upcoming Mustang redux will be a 2014 1/2 model, to be produced in limited fashion for commemorating the car’s 50th Anniversary.  Sounds familiar, right?  That’s because, as so many of us well-know, the original pony car we look at with admiration & awe today was released (technically) as a 1964 1/2 model.

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Ford Mustang to star in Need for Speed movie

We’ve all been there at some point…crouched over the QWERTY, with a gaming mouse or at the console with a controller or steering wheel in-hand; swerving, smoking tires, and avoiding pursuit in the virtual racing world.  The ‘Need for Speed’ series of games has captured audiences worldwide for nearly 20 years and isn’t about to leave any thrill untouched.  Know what’s even cooler?  A group of producers has teamed up and roped in the Ford Mustang for an actual movie based upon the video game series.  There’s no solid word on the title just yet, but you can safely bank it will somehow tie in the long-standing Need for Speed moniker in order to take advantage of the franchise’s successes.

The Ford Mustang in the movie is reported to be a 900hp variant, powered by the all-aluminum, 5.8-liter, supercharged V8…not too bad at all, considering America’s favorite pony car will be ripping the roadways with a healthy collection of global exotics and supercars, no doubt.  As for the timing of when we get to see it all–it’s presently pinned for March of next year, right along with the Mustang 50th Anniversary.  How convenient, right?

Cool?  Corny?  Meh?  Regardless of how you react, it’s going to be a cool sight to see, if at the least to say it’s the X-thousandth time you have spied a Ford Mustang in a production silver screen product…  Follow the jump for the video.

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2014 ROUSH Ford Mustang Configurator

Think you have the eye for creativity and the art of fashioning a sensational 2014 Ford Mustang a la ROUSH?  If so, then you are in luck, because with all of the customization offerings out and about in the Mustang realm, ROUSH Performance is adding their own online configurator to the mix.  The ROUSH tool lets you start with either a 2014 Mustang coupe or a 2014 Mustang GT, then add on any little or big part your little twitchy fingers desire.  Ford has their own 2014 Mustang configuration tool out there, also, if you haven’t already seen the official one from them.  So go on, what’re you waiting for–get to clicking and customizing your dream ROUSH Mustang!

Source: ROUSH Performance

 

Ford Racing stretches the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Well, that didn’t take long…just a couple of months after announcing the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet would get a few updates, Ford Racing has already put a test on paper with a development prototype at the South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, GA.  Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine and Ford Racing engineers were on-hand to take the 2014 Cobra Jet down the strip to help collect direct and subjective data to help bolster the track talent of this quarter mile monster of a 2014 Mustang.

A few noteworthy, although not earth-shattering, changes from the 2013 Cobra Jet include: a lighter body, electric power steering, an updated roll cage, enhanced Recaro FIA racing seats, improved suspension geometry, and a parachute mount.  Additionally, the 2014 Cobra Jet will get two new hues for views: Gotta Have It Green as well as a Matte black.

Source: MustangsDaily

 

2014 ROUSH Stage 3 Ford Mustang video

So…have you had your first look at a 2014 ROUSH Stage 3 Ford Mustang yet?  Maybe.  If not, then here ya go.  This video is pumped up with plenty of revs, fly-bys, and a taste of what the ROUSH Performance team has packaged into their fully-warrantied performance Mustang.  There really isn’t a whole lot to say here, as the video alone speaks volumes.  You’ll see, if you haven’t already stopped reading and clicked “play” by now.  After all, what’s not to like about a 2014 Mustang with a 575hp Coyote 5.0 under the hood…

Source: ROUSH Performance

2014 Ford Mustang Saleen S351 prototype

Steve Saleen and his crew are no strangers at all to the Ford Mustang performance realm, and his team is one that’s not likely to be left out of the action.  With the teaser of a future 351 Mustang back in November 2012, we can now hold it up to the light and see a 2014 Mustang, a la S351…well, a prototype, at least.  This weekend past, at Knott’s Berry Farm in SoCal, Saleen had the S351 Mustang on display for passers by to check out and pitch their cheers or jeers at it.

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