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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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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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2011 Ford Mustang graphics & configurator

Back in June, Ford launched a slick custom graphics site for the all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta and now, the clever marketeers have repeated the affair for the hot, new 2011 Ford Mustang.  This configurator website over at FordVehicles.com allows for a sizable amount of combos to be designed in order to appease most any Mustang fan’s preferences.  Users Riders can pick from a myriad of stripes, accents, tribal decals, and even some complete overlays.  With most of the packages just south of the $300 mark, it’s not a huge bank-breaker to tweak the 2011 Mustang and have it be set apart from the rest of the herd on the streets.

So…ready to do some shopping and tailoring?  If so, head on over to Ford and make it happen!

It’s Back: 2012 Mustang Boss 302

This year has to be one of the most exciting ever to be a Ford Mustang fan.  Why?  The legendary 5.0 has made its return, for starters.  The base Mustang coupe pumps out over 300hp with insane fuel economy metrics.  Now, we can focus our eyes upon one more fantastic Ford news bite: the 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 is a reality!  We’d hinted at the return of a BOSS when we saw the BOSS 302R Mustang variant released & figured Ford was doing some initial viral marketing to test the waters.  So, here we are, looking down the barrel and we’ve got the 2012 BOSS Mustang in our sights.  This is simply awesome!

Virtually ever single vehicle system has been upgraded to legendary BOSS performance standards.  The engine, brakes, suspension, interior, exterior–the whole package has been geared up with one thing in mind: track performance & domination.  Not since 1968 have we seen Ford get this pumped up about a track terror and road machine, all wrapped into the same package.  We’ve gotta say, it’s been well worth the wait.

Like what you see and hear?  Check out some highlights below, then dive into the official Press Release from Ford that follows.

2012 BOSS Mustang highlights:

  • 440hp / 380tq
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 3.73 rear axle
  • Recaro front seats (optional)
  • specialized BOSS intake system
  • quad-exit, BOSS-tuned exhaust
  • upgraded shocks, struts, and springs
  • 19″ rims, 9.5″ tire in the rear, 9″ tire in front
  • First non-SVT Mustang to achieve over 1.0g of lateral acceleration
  • Brembo brakes
  • BOSS Mustang decor inside & out

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2011 Ford Mustang 5.0-liter V8 engine available a la crate

StangNet Built to Cruise 2011 5.0 V8

It’s no secret StangNet was the first recipient of a 2011 5.0-liter V8 crate motor for the Built to Cruise project, but now, any willing Ford fan can lay down a soft sum of $6999 to Ford Racing, and have one of his/her very own!  That’s right, guys & gals, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT power plant can be yours for insertion into any project you see fit.  If it’s one thing we have learned about the Ford Mustang enthusiast community, it’s that they have an eye for a project and a sharp wit when it comes to improvisation.

The Ford Racing crate 5.0 carries part number M-6007-M50, is rated at the same 412 ponies and 390 lb-ft of torque as is found in the 2011 Mustang GT, and weighs in at just 444 pounds.  So…how do you get your paws on one?  Hit up your local Ford dealership–orders placed are expected to ship around August 15, 2010!

OR…

If you aren’t in the mood to drop $7 grand on the motor directly, perhaps you might do some window shopping at Late Model Restoration and put your name in the hat to win one for free!  Click here for more details!

Monster Drift with Vaughn Gittin Jr at Tulsa Shelby meet

Are you ready for a brief recap of the Mid America Shelby meet?  Do you want to see some awesome Ford Mustang specimens out on parade & on the track?  What would you say if we said we had a video packed with over 5 minutes of Mustangs, racing, and drifting madness?

I’d say you’ve come to the right place if you can answer “yes” to any of these questions.  If you said “no”…you’d better check your pulse.

What follows is a video summary of this year’s Mid America Ford Team Shelby Meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Sure, lots of people have pictures, lots have videos, but this one pretty much stands on its own.  So what are you waiting for?  Click onward, Mustang fans–witness the awesomeness that is drifting, applied and formed with the legend we all love…the Ford Mustang.

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2011 Ford Shelby GT500 nearly sold out

It’s no secret once the 2011 Ford Mustang was promised to return with the legendary 5.0-liter V8 that the car and its many Ford variants would sell like ice cream in the Mojave desert.  So what happens when we  have a Mustang coupe with a V6 pumping out over 300hp and a Mustang GT producing over 400hp?  You wonder just how awesome the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 had to be.

Well, the 550 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque (10 horsepower increase vs model year 2010) equipped 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is just that–awesome.  It’s so popular (and much better in all ways) that Ford is going to limit the 5,500 production set of the Shelby GT500 to maintain exclusivity of the car.  This is great for would-be 2011 GT500 owners, but not so great if you happen to be the 5,501st person to place your order.  What’s more daunting is that over 3,300 orders have already been filed to date, leaving under half of the production run up for grabs.

So what do you think about this, guys?  Good move (production limitations) by Ford?  Not so good?  Let us hear it in the comments–in the meantime, check out the Press Release from Ford to get the rest of the scoop.

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Apple iPad installed in a Ford Mustang

You knew it had to be done at some point.  We all know the rage that is the Apple iPad and we for sure know the excitement behind the late-model Ford Mustang.  Well, here we are, pumped up about what one of our members has completed.  He’s rammed a new Apple iPad into his S197 Mustang and he’s got the video to prove it in action.  Keep reading to catch the video and see what koach has in store for you.

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Brothers Performance open dyno days

What better way to recognize a worthy collective than to give back when they spend a lot of their time and resources providing valuable support.  That’s precisely what Brothers Performance will be doing with the launch of their “Saturday Show Up and Show Off / Dyno Club Day” events at both their Temecula, CA and DeLand, FL facilities.  Performance enthusiasts of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, SVT Lightning, and many other performance machines are welcome to join up with their clubs to fall in the ranks of filling up a Saturday packed with free dyno runs, discounts, and a club packet (including a hat or a t-shirt).

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