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Video of the 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang on the strip

2010 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet testing

Mere months ago, we were excited at the fact Ford would let the Cobra Jet Mustang roll on into 2010 with the new model’s release.  Now, we are able to see some testing firsthand via some slick video footage of the 2010 Cobra Jet at a test-n-tune trial.  The famous Milan Dragway in Michigan was the host site for the drag session and from what we can tell, the weather was absolutely perfect.  A new supercharger (a la Whipple), packing a 3.4-liter punch, is set atop the 5.4-liter V8 power plant in order to bolster up the pony car’s pulling ability beyond that of its predecessor.  Also, aside from the Ford photos and this video, we haven’t seen a real good close-up of the car to give it a fan’s eye…perhaps we’ll get the chance to do so at the official debut of the 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang at SEMA this November.  Until that happens, we’ll have to be satisfied with this video of the 2010 Cobra Jet roaring down the quarter-mile path.

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Official Notice – Ford Mustang to enter NASCAR

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About a month ago, we told you (and hinted at some time ago) about the rumors surrounding the Ford Mustang joining NASCAR for the first time in the 2010 Nationwide Series.  Now, we’re back to tell you about the real deal.  Today, the director of Ford North America Motorsports has officially announced the Mustang will be running laps with the field contenders next year!  With the retro redesign in 2005 and the upgraded lines on the 2010 Mustang, Ford keeps throwing punches at the competition to make sure enthusiasts get to see a good fight.  Watch closely, race fans, this could get good!  Keep reading to get the scoop in the official Press Release.

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Lee Iacocca Crafts his own “45th” Ford Mustang

2009 1/2 Lee Iococca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang

For all the aftermarket flavors of the Ford Mustang, we feel this one is well-deserved. The proud papa of the Legendary pony car known as the Ford Mustang, Lee Iacocca, recently conjured up one to be his very own: the 2009 1/2 Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang. Designed by Michael Leone and constructed by the Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, this massaged Mustang features smoothed lines on the front and sides, and features a sloped roof that stretches all the way back to the end of the car. Inside, the car is well treated to what would otherwise be considered a designer or luxury treatment. Diamond Design stitched leather seats, a branded “I” leather steering wheel, Iacocca sill plates, and much more make this Mustang a real one-off gem. Continue Reading →

Factory Track Pack now available for Ford Mustang

Track Pack for 2010 Ford Mustang

Some of the early birds who snagged up the first productions of the 2010 Ford Mustang weren’t able to take advantage of what’s now a hot offering straight from the Ford Racing parts closet. The recently announced Track Pack for the Ford Mustang is just another way Ford is making sure to keep the Legend alive amidst all of the chaos that is the global automotive marketplace. The golden 2010 Mustang (pictured) which won the Ford Racing Invitational this weekend past was actually equipped with a healthy collection of the Ford Racing Track Pack’s functional parts as well as a functional shaker hood. In addition to this offering by Ford Racing, there’s also the FR3 Handling Pack that includes a setup providing a one inch lower ride height, stiffer springs, tightened sway bars, and re-tuned dampers for a crisp and aggressive ride. Both of these new offerings from Ford Racing are designed to fit both the GT and V6 Mustang trims. Keep reading to get all the gritty details in the official Press Release. Continue Reading →

Ford Racing to offer racer-white schemed Mustang body parts

Ford Mustang racing body parts

The 2010 Ford Mustang has already become the benefactor of several awesome aftermarket applications and treatments.  From the ROUSH 427R to the latest Steeda Q-Series, we have seen some very impressive showing from some key aftermarket players, further keeping Mustang fans equipped for the strip and road course.  At the recent 3rd Annual Ford Racing Invitational at Milan Dragway in Michigan, Ford announced the forthcoming availability of white keyed body parts for boy racers based on the 2010 Mustang.  These rare shells are compliant with most any class, so there’s surely a niche to be filled for the racing freaks out there.  Orders for the parts will start in mid-July and will continue through the fall, with orders being delivered sometime in December.  Aside from the newly-announced exterior panels, a number of interior trim and wiring kits will also be available for racers to fit into any desired class they wish to compete in.  If you happen to know any hardcore Mustang racers out there, the chance to upgrade to some novel paneling and tech is here!

Ford Announces 2010 FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang

Ford FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang

Yeah, yeah, we know you’ve seen this Ford Mustang before.  By now, no Mustang freak out there should find the FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang something still held as a surprise, but…there’s more to the story now.  Ford recently let loose the detail on the fact they aim to produce a 2010 Mustang flavored a la Cobra Jet as well.  The most recent purebred drag racing Mustang came straight from the stable with authentic Ford Racing parts directly from the warehouse and pumped out an eye-opening 400 horsepower with its 5.4-liter supercharged (yet detuned) V8 power plant.  Customers, racers, and fans enjoyed the 2009 FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang so much that Ford Racing sold the whole lot of 50 cars in under two weeks!  The upcoming 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang will likely have a sticker of $75,000 and will also be produced in limited fashion (50 vehicles).  Maybe you can be one of the lucky few who is able to pick one of these Ford Racing masterpieces up?  OK, if you can’t, be sure to check out what you’re missing in the official Press Release from Ford. Continue Reading →

Elliott set to Crack NASCAR Speed Record in an E-85 Ford Mustang

Ford FR500C Mustang

It’s not often records like this are broken. It’s been 22 years as a matter of fact. The current (aged) record for NASCAR top speed is placed at 212.089 mph, set by Bill Elliott at the Talladega Superspeedway in a 1987 Ford Thunderbird. This Wednesday (May 13, 2009) will mark the time in which this record will likely fall. The folks at Hajek Motorsports have tweaked and tuned a Ford Mustang FR500C to run on E-85 fuel to be the steed Bill pilots in this attempt. It should be an easy record to displace, given this Mustang has already been clocked at about 252 mph at the Salt Flats. Who knew green could be so fast!? Be sure to check out the dyno video and the official Press Release from Ford regarding this exciting event. Continue Reading →

Vaughn Gittin Jr at the 45th Mustang Anniversary

Hey Ford Mustang fans, here is a hot scoop, straight from the good folks at Ford Racing–it’s Vaughn Gittin, Jr. tearing up a set of tires at the 45th Anniversary celebration of the Ford Mustang.  We were able to see it first-hand and we’ve gotta say–it was quite the impressive smoke show at Barber Motorsports Park (Alabama) that day!  This is one clip you won’t want to miss!

Shelby & Ford Racing Announce 2009 Shelby GT R Model

Shelby GT R Ford Mustang

Pinning up a successful nameplate once again, Carroll Shelby’s automotive division and Ford Racing have joined forces to release about three dozen “Jerry Titus Edition” track cars based upon the Ford Shelby GT Mustang.  This packed out pony will reportedly boast 550hp from the force-fed 4.6L power plant, tout a 3.73:1 rear gear ratio, a 6-speed gearbox, and of course, a full track tuned suspension.  The pinnacle note of the 2009 Shelby GT R Model will be to recnognize the 1965 SCCA championship of Jerry Titus and the last few units of the current S197 Mustang design.  Keep reading to get the official scoop on this “last blast” from Ford and Shelby for the 2005 through 2009 Ford Mustang production series.

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First FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang Delivered

Ford FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang

The very first FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang from Ford completed assembly and quality control, then rolled through the concourse to meet its new owner, Brent Hajek.  This 500 horsepower beast of a Mustang is set to take on the competition at the 2009 Winternationals in Pomona, CA in just a few months, so the beefy, blown 5.4 liter powerplant has its work cut out for it.  Interested in acquiring your own FR500CJ Mustang?  See your local participating Ford dealer and help keep this monster of a legend alive!