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2011 Ford Mustang GT takes Best Resale Value honors

Surprise (or maybe not), Ford Mustang fans, the 2011 Mustang GT has just received the KBB.com best resale value award.  It looks like the amalgam of Ford’s innovation, engineering, marketing, and quality has paid off and is continuing to strengthen many of Ford’s brands aside from the Mustang; the Taurus and Super Duty pickup truck also took honors from KBB.  The award itself basically recognizes how well the vehicle holds up in value compared to its original list price after five years of ownership.  The Mustang took the cheese for the high-performance car category and if 2012 goes anything like this year’s model, we’re comfortable with saying the feat could repeat next time.

With classic muscle styling, a 412hp 5.0 liter power plant, and a sticker price hovering around $30K, the Mustang GT has a lot to offer potential buyers enthusiasts.  Check out the full story, straight from Ford, after the jump.

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2012 Mustang Boss offers up Jekyll & Hyde with 2 keys

Prospective owners who eventually take the reins of the new 2012 Mustang Boss will be further surprised at the latest pet feature unveiled by Ford today.  The pony car will be offered in twin-key fashion; one key, adorned with a black Boss logo & another key in a racing red hue (the TracKey) which turns the Mustang Boss 302 into a tarmac-ripping beast.  This project was spearheaded by the Mustang engineering team, Ford Racing, and TracKey, adding a complete powertrain control module (PCM) program to be activated solely by the turn of a specific key.  Over 200 engine management settings are adjusted, increasing torque, engaging two-stage launch control, and summary aggressive performance in order to tackle the track.

So just how does the magic happen?  Keep reading to get a view from behind the curtain in the Ford Press Release.

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Fastlane’s turbocharged 2011 Ford Mustang hits the 10s

Know what you do when you take a perfectly new & healthy 2011 Ford Mustang GT, apply some magic, and clock-out at 10.4 seconds in the 1320?  You brag, that’s what you do.  The crew at Fastlane is pretty stoked to announce their 2011 turbo’d Mustang GT shaved over 2 seconds of the stock car’s quarter-mile straight line time.  Well, knowing a stock 2011 Mustang can hit the 12s is just awesome from the get-go.  Slap on some wonderful boost inside the engine bay and there you have it; respectable power in an affordable pony car package.

Keep reading to see the modification list Fastlane used to take the 2011 Ford Mustang into the 10s.

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2011 ROUSH 5XR Ford Mustang is on the scene

After a great showing in the already sizzling Ford Mustang aftermarket, ROUSH Performance has yet another hat trick to play out.  They’ve got, what we deem, what appears to be the best looking and performing aftermarket 2011 Mustang out there to date.  The 2011 ROUSH 5XR Ford Mustang is coming, everyone.  And it’s bringing good looks & a serious can of whoop-ass with it.  A factory-installed ROUSHcharger®, 525hp / 465 tq, a full 3yr/36K warranty, and just 150 units produced will make this one hot pony car on the Mustang scene.  What’s more, the  2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang will come in both the coupe and convertible, so owners who like to roll topless will also be satisfied.

Check out more on this fantastic Ford in the official Press Release from ROUSH!

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MRT releases Interceptor Axle-back for S197 Ford Mustangs

Back on the scene and straight into the action, Team MRT has turned up the volume and announced a new line of performance exhaust kits for the contemporary Ford Mustang.  These kits are crafted to fit the Mustang GT as well as the V6 Mustang.  With proven MRT quality, these systems are vented on maximizing exhaust flow and producing that much-desired class muscle car sound.  The new axle-back systems for the Ford Mustang feature construction from 304 stainless steel, CNC mandrel-bent tubing, and a new muffler aimed at reducing annoying resonance and drone.  These systems are direct-fit kits and clamp directly onto the existing factory tubing for simplistic installation, with no drilling or alteration required.

Keep reading to check out more!

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ROUSHcharger tuner kits coming soon to a theater near you

OK, so you’ve gotten your hands on a set of keys that start up a 2011 Ford Mustang, right?  OK, good.  What…no?  No matter.  Owners and dreamers alike can estimate what it would be like to slap a supercharger atop the rekindled 2011 5.0 power plant.  One of the most reputed aftermarket crafters has released a complete tuner kit to augment the already successful Ford 5.0 Mustang; yep, you guessed it, ROUSH Performance.

If you want to figure out what all is in store with these packages, keep reading–ROUSH has lots in store in the months to come, so this is just the beginning!

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BBK unleashes 2011 Ford Mustang GT full length headers

The hard-working crew over at BBK has been slaving over drawings, castings, and engine bays in pursuit of finding the best quality and best fitment 2011 Ford Mustang headers.  They have finally arrived at the final draft and here they are!  These all-new 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 and 2011 Mustang V6 header kits are a complete, direct-fit and tuned setup designed to fit stock applications in order to bolster both power & sound.  Typical gains experienced: the 2011 5.0 Mustang are in the range of 14 to 34 rwhp while 2011 Mustang V6 owners can expect a healthy gain of 25hp / 25tq.  Keep reading and be sure to check these kits out over at BBKperformance.com.

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2011 Ford Mustang GT vs 2011 BMW M3 Coupe

The fine folks over at Motor Trend have taken it upon themselves to make a comparison we (Ford Mustang fans) can really sink our teeth into. In past model years, none have ever seriously considered a comparison between the Ford Mustang and the BMW M3. It never really made sense, as Ford’s finest simply just wasn’t enough to match up to a formidable competitor across the pond.

Until now.

As faithful followers of the 2011 Ford Mustang, we all know just how exciting this year has been. We’ve witnessed incredible power (300hp) & efficiency (35+ mpg) produced from the base Mustang couple AND the return of the legendary 5.0-liter power plant back on the scene. Yesterday, we confirmed the new 5.ooohh will be supercharged in at least 3 flavors, straight from the pages of the Ford Racing catalog. Today, we’re here to show you a stellar review & head to head between the 2011 Ford Mustang and the BMW M3.

Head over to Motor Trend for the rest of the story–it is a GOOD one!

Ford Racing releases new 5.0-liter supercharger for the Mustang

What’s cooler than getting seat time in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT?  Getting seat time in a Ford Racing supercharged 2011 Mustang GT, that’s what!  Over the weekend at the rain-soaked Woodward Dream Cruise, the folks at Ford Racing took the wraps off an exciting news bite for us all to drool over–a 2.3-liter Whipple twin-screw supercharger kit, set to bolster the pony car’s power level to 525hp / 470tq.  Coupled with the blower is a set of 47lb/hr injectors and an air to liquid intercooler setup.  What’s more, the whole thing comes blessed by Ford with a 12-month, 12,000 mile warranty (when installed by an official Ford or Lincoln dealership).

Sound good?  Keep reading.

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Kooks 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 exhaust systems

We’ve shown you a few aftermarket companies and their intake/induction offerings for the 2011 Ford Mustang these past few weeks, so now, here’s a change in gears.  Kooks has developed and released a new, complete exhaust system for the reborn 5.0 Mustang.  Their partnered development with Ford Motorsports has resulted in a perfect-fitting header and exhaust package designed to grab innocent bystanders by the ears…and is sure to turn some heads.  Sure, the new system promises great sound, but what about performance?  Kooks has it covered.  Internal dyno testing has shown consistent increases over 45hp and 4o ft-lbs of torque.  This is a great start down the road of milking more from the Mustang, for sure!  Be sure to check out all the technical detail in the Press Release from Kooks!

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