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2012 Ford Mustang configurator is up & running

UPDATE: The 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 is now in the configurator tool also!!!

Riding right on the coattails of the 2012 Mustang iPad app, Ford has officially taken the wraps off of their online web configuration tool for all things Ford Mustang in the coming year. The 2012 Mustang configurator lets the Mustang enthusiast sort through packages, trims, exterior options, interior add-ons, and best of all, the price tag is right there in live pixels. The Ford vehicles customization site for the next iteration of the 5.0 Mustang takes web surfers down the spectrum of Mustang offerings from the Mustang V6, to the Mustang V6 Premium, Mustang GT, Mustang GT Premium, then steps up to the Mustang BOSS 302 and finally, the Mustang Shelby GT500.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Ford Mustang configurator tool for yourself to see how large a bill you can rack up!

Check out the 2012 Mustang iPad app

In case you missed it earlier this month, there’s a new app you might want to check out for all things 2012 Ford Mustang.  Ford’s official 2012 Mustang app for the Apple iPad is a slick virtual brochure tour that includes a complete breakdown of 2012 Mustang features, 2012 Mustang packages, and 2012 Mustang specifications.  Check out more inside!

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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.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the PR from Ford.

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Vortech Tjin Edition 2011 Mustang GT all snapped up

After making its official debut at the SEMA show just months ago, the Vortech Superchargers team have helped bring the Tjin Edition of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT back into the limelight for a primo photoshoot.  Check out the gallery of this uniquely styled 2011 Mustang GT, tweaked out by Neill Tjin–it’s sure to make you take a second peek.  Tjin, albeit a newcomer, is quickly becoming one of the hot new custom car builders on the aftermarket scene, so we’re pretty sure this isn’t the last creation we will see from him & his team.

There are loads of customizations–from the paint, body kit, a sunroof, and a set of Forgestar 5-spoke wheels to start with on this Vortech-powered 5.0-liter 2011 Mustang GT.  That’s right, the return of the legendary 5.0 V8 has been boosted and tuned to provide a substantial wallop of power.  To top it all off, the Mustang also features a nitrous system as well as Magnaflow exhaust.

Keep reading for all the line item details in the PR snippet from Vortech!

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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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MRT announces Fox Ford Mustang Hood Struts

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a sharp, quality aftermarket product come out for the Fox-body Ford Mustang, so we’re up in front to tell you about the latest from Mustang Racing Technologies (MRT).  These Fox Mustang hood struts are designed to nip the need for the lame OEM prop rod and serve up a clean, crisp underhood look.  What’s more, these are the first hood struts aimed at the 1979 – 1993 Mustang!  Pretty awesome, also, is the fact these parts are designed & fabricated right here in the US of A.

Read more about these MRT hood struts in the PR snippet that follows…

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Raceskinz Steeda Ford Mustang GT at the 2010 LA Auto Show

When Steeda Autosports teams up with a slick SoCal modification team, you know that whatever they come up with is a sure to be a hit.  This latest output from a partnership between Steeda and Raceskinz has resulted in a Ford Mustang GT like no other to date.  The Raceskinz 2011 Mustang GT was part of the SEMA & Los Angeles Auto Shows this year, and when the masses saw what Road & Track magazine dubbed as “Best of Show”, you know something good was underneath courtesy of Steeda.

This Raceskinz Mustang GT features an abundance of carbon fiber, Steeda styling & suspension upgrades, and loads of show.  Keep reading for all the specific details in the Press Release from Steeda.

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ProCharger winds up their 2011 5.0 Mustang Cog Supercharger kit

After the recent announcement of their 2011 Mustang GT 5.0-liter ProCharger kit, the team is set to now debut their 2011 5.0 Mustang Cog Race Kit at the  2010 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show.  This new Mustang GT supercharger is going to be on display in Orlando this weekend (starting 12/9/10) and will be accompanied in the booth by the Stage II Supercharger System & Tuner Kit as well as the High Output System & Tuner Kit that were debuted at SEMA and in back in the summer.

This all-new Cog Race Kit is made from billet aluminum and is designed to handle most any ProCharger blower setups, including: the F-1D, F-1, F-1A, F-1C and F-1R.  What’s more, the new Cog Race Kit also features an air2air intercooler and a ProCharger racing bypass valve.

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Car&Driver mark Ford Mustang as the Best

Ford Mustang fans know it.  Much of the competition (both domestic AND foreign) knows it.  It makes it all the more sweet when a reputable media outlet,such as Car&Driver, confirms it.  That’s right, the editorial staff there has selected the 2011 Ford Mustang GT as “the best”.  With a price tag hovering around the $30K mark, 400+ hp on-tap, and a million aftermarket customization combinations, it’s a no-brainer to us…but it does help validate our blue blooded passion to hear it from a relatively objective source.

Keep reading to read the digest of their summary in their overall report of picks for 2011′s “best”.

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