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Hurst unleashes 2010 Ford Racing Challenge Pace Car

Hurst 2010 Mustang Limited Edition Pace Car

Hurst and Ford Racing recently teamed up to exhibit their collection of Pace Cars, starting with the 2010 Hurst Ford Mustang Pace Car (pictured above at Miller Motorsports Park) and now, April 25th has held host to the unveiling of the black & gold 2010 Hurst Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pace Car at Virginia International Raceway (VIR).

The Ford Racing Mustang Challenge will be just the first of this Mustang’s PR duties.  After the conclusion of the race, the collectible Pace Car will take part in the Hot Rod Power Tour at various Larry H. Miller dealerships across the country and will end up at SEMA this year.  After the SEMA show, this Hurst Mustang will then be auctioned off for charitable causes sometime in January 2011.

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A couple more 2011 Ford Mustang video bytes

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The official Ford Mustang YouTube channel has unleashed two nice 2011 Ford Mustang videos to perhaps tease out promotional ideas to come for TV advertising. The first video exhibits the new 2011 5.0 Mustang GT and the latter shows off the screaming V6 Mustang.  Like most anything we’ve seen come out of the Ford shop recently, these two spots are well put together and also exhibit some detailed internal Ti-VCT engine action.  Hit the jump to check them out!

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2011 Ford Mustang configurator now online

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We’ve got to keep the 2011 model year excitement up, everyone; the new Mustang will be on the streets before you know it!  The folks at FoMoCo are doing a great job keeping the ball rolling with their recent unwrapping of the 2011 Ford Mustang configurator tool.  This website is designed to handle mock builds and customizations in order to give 2011 Mustang buyers a sense of just how expensive their tastes can be.  Most importantly, each and every option is listed out in fine detail with the associated costs, so there’s no surprises when you take your “build sheet” to your local Ford dealer for ordering.

So have at it, everyone.  Start with either the base model coupe or ‘vert and then pile on the options…just make sure you don’t overextend yourselves; StangNet isn’t going to be there to provide you with any economic stimulus or a bailout!

2011 Ford Mustang brochure released

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The 2011 Ford Mustang brochure has hit the showroom floor, fellow Mustang fans. We’ve already heard a lot about the new 5.0-liter power plant, options for upgraded braking, specialty packages, a 6-speed manual gearbox, and many other stellar changes for the 2011 Mustang model year. Well, we’re here to give you a (digital) firsthand glimpse of just what’s in store, should you decide to take the plunge and grab the reins of this awesome 2nd gen S197 Ford Mustang. Take a look at the snippets we have here for you or just go ahead and digest the whole brochure at once via the download link.  Enjoy–we certainly have!
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Video: Mustang beats Camaro and Challenger

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Mere weeks after the wrapping was removed from the 2011 Ford Mustang GT, media moguls everywhere got some good seat time in, putting the latest Ford pony car through the paces.  The gents at Motor Trend were some of the first to officially chronicle a sanctioned test between three of the major competitors in the pony car wars.  The 2011 models tested were the 5.0-liter Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro SS, and the Dodge Challenger SRT-8.  They were stacked head to head and rigorously tested on the track as well as the open road.  In the video after the jump, Motor Trend quickly notes that the new 5.0 Mustang is by far the closest thing to a true modern day muscle car; something powerful, agile, and surprisingly comfortable to drive.

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Royal Purple Forum Wars – StangNet vs My350Z

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UPDATE:  The episode is up!  –>  http://www.theforumwars.tv/

What happens when spirited rivals are finally pitted to race against each other?  What happens when there’s sanctioned speed with the cameras rolling?  A damn good time, that’s what.  On April 5th, 2010, SPEED TV will show the full episode of the Forum Wars TV spot featuring StangNet.com against My350Z.com.  Rob Krider takes the wheel of a 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT outfitted with Hoosier Tires, Carbotech Brake  pads, and I/O Port Racing Supplies harnesses.  Rob’s been a Ford Mustang lover for some time, with his collection ranging from a 1992 Mustang 5.0 LX notch police interceptor to a 2001 Mustang Bullitt in which he autocrossed & drifted at various SCCA events.  Over the years, he’s always counted on the StangNet site and community for a lot of his setup & technical advice on all of his Ford Mustangs.

Stay tuned to SPEED to see who comes out on top!  Until April 5th arrives, we’ll have to get by on the teaser video after the jump…

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The heat is on – Mustang 5.0 Fever sweepstakes

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A triumphant trio of Ford Divisions (Motorcraft, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, and FordParts.com) have been working on something sweet.  Something to really sink your teeth into.  Something to get everyone even more excited about the return of the 5.0 in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT.  In case you’ve been under a rock, the 5.0 of tomorrow is a tweaked-out V8 pumping out 412 hp & 390 ft-lb of twisty torque; plenty to bring smiles about, especially since the car is also able to achieve a class-leading highway fuel economy rating of 25mpg.

So what’s going on?  What does Ford have in store for 0ne lucky fan?  Keep reading to find out!

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The Next-Gen Police Interceptor by Ford

New Ford Police Interceptor

First things first. It’s not a Ford Mustang, so why’s it on StangNet? Because it’s still pretty cool and it’s a new Ford taking upon a reputable nameplate. The next iteration of the Ford Police Interceptor won’t be powered by the 3.7-liter V6 slated for the 2011 Ford Mustang, but it will provide the boys in blue a choice of two power plants to suit the needs of their patrol. First off, there’s a super-efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine, producing a minimum of 263 horsepower, can run on E85 fuel, and is over 25% more efficient than the 4.6-liter SOHC V8 currently in the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. Option 2 is one more to our liking; it’s the twin-turbocharged, direct-injected 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V6 which boasts an impressive 365 horsepower & 350 ft-lb of torque across a wide engine speed range.

Great. What’s this mean to Mustang enthusiasts? Watch your rear view mirrors closely…upcoming Ford cars adorned with blue & cherry strobes will have a much easier time reeling you in for a traffic stop.

Peak Performance from the 2011 Ford Mustang V6

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Know what’s pretty awesome to have in a Ford Mustang? 300 horses under the hood to thrash the track or terrorize the street.  Know what’s even cooler than that?  Having the ability to get a record-breaking 30+ miles to the gallon while doing so.  That’s right, everyone, the 2011 Ford Mustang equipped with the V6 is the first car ever to achieve a HP rating over 300 with an efficiency of over 30mpg.  Impressive indeed.  That’s 300hp in a V6–the same rating as the 1st-gen S197 Ford Mustang GT that was equipped with a 3v 4.6-liter power plant.  Talk about a shot to the predecessor’s glory of the almighty V8!

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StangNet ‘Built to Cruise’ Project

 

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