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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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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?

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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Steeda breaks 12-second 1320 with CAI

The key players in the Ford Mustang aftermarket keep on tweaking, tuning, and testing the 2011 Mustang GT in order to squeeze a bit more juice from the car that already produces a formidable amount of power straight off the assembly line.  Steeda Autosports has been designing a proprietary Steeda Cold Air Intake and a Steeda Performance Tune in order to break out ahead of the rest where it counts: at the track!

The Steeda CAI kit, when matched up with a set of Nitto 275/40/17 NT05 Drag Radials, was able to rocket the Steeda Mustang down the 1/4 mile strip at South Georgia Motorsports Park just under the 12-second mark with a 115mph trap!  So just how did the car sound?  Who drove the car (because we all know the best mod is the driver mod!)?

Keep reading to check out the video and the official Press Release from Steeda.  Enjoy, everyone!

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2012 Ford Mustang order guide up for grabs

2012 BOSS Ford Mustang

With 2012 Ford Mustang production set to begin with job #1 on January 18, 2011, Ford isn’t wasting any time letting Mustang fans get a hold of the changes for the new model year.  A few noteworthy adjustments from the 2011 Mustang to the 2012 Mustang are:

  • Addition of new exterior colors: Lava Red Metallic, Competition Orange (BOSS 302 only)
  • Addition of new interior colors: Lava Red, Stone
  • Sun visors with multi-purpose storage
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Selectable effort EPAS with three settings – comfort, normal and sport
  • Reverse sensing system

For all of the specifics surrounding the 2012 Mustang, Mustang GT, and 2012 BOSS Mustang, check out the official Ford documentation below.

Click here for the 2012 Ford Mustang order guide.

Source: MustangHeaven

Steeda 2011 Streetfighter Mustang at SEMA

This year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas had a tremendous showing from the Steeda Autosports team, with their exhibition of the Steeda Fiesta Sport, the performance tuned Steeda Fusion Sport, and the asphalt rippin’ 5.0L Steeda StreetFighter Ford Mustang.  The 2011 5.0-liter supercharged Q650 Steeda StreetFighter was up on display at the Nitto Tire booth, proudly donning the latest & greatest in ultra high performance tires–the Nitto NT05.

Coupled with the NT05 rubber, the Steeda StreetFighter Mustang also received a plethora of suspension upgrades; more applied to any of their production vehicles in times past.  Joining the party is also the famed Watts Link Suspension setup, permitting this Steeda Mustang to pull over 1.5Gs on the skid!  As far as performance goes, the Steeda Q650 StreetFighter has ample power to brag about a 0 to 60 time under 4 seconds & a 1320ft time of resting comfortably in the 10s.

Keep reading to get the full scoop on this aftermarket gem of a Mustang by Steeda in the Press Release that follows!

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