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CDC Shaker for the new 5.0L Ford Mustang

Aftermarket players have always done well with the Ford Mustang and Classic Design Concepts (CDC) is no exception to the norm.  They are back in headlines this week with an all-new 5.0 Mustang Shaker Hood System, which is designed to fit the 2011 (and up) Mustang GT.  This kit is crafted to be a direct fit and match perfectly with OEM specifications, as is any other CDC Mustang project.

What’s more, the CDC Shaker Hood kit maintains the use of all factory attachment points, leaves the under-hood state just as it was before installation, and leaves the factory strut tower brace alone.  But wait, there’s more! Additionally, there’s not paint or grunt work required to make the fitment and finish look like it came “that way”.

For more on the new CDC Mustang Shaker Hood kit, keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release that follows.

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Inside Line pits Ford Mustang variants head-to-head

What’s cooler than a Ford Mustang on the track, pitted against its enemies?  Several of today’s Mustangs put to the test against their own limits as well as each other’s.  Inside Line has put up a very slick video and writeup that any Mustang fan will be pumped-up to soak in.  The gunslingers at the O.K. Corral: the Mustang V6, the Mustang GT, the Boss 302 Laguna Seca, and the Shelby GT500.

Between races on the skid and the 1.6-mile course at Streets of Willow, the final victor was decided.  To no surprise to anyone, the higher the price tag and marks of performance lead to the ultimate king.

Keep reading to see the video inside and also be sure to jump over to Inside Line to comb through the entire, well-written article about just what car ended up being picked as the best.

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2011 Ford Mustang earns Top Pick honors

While it comes no surprise to Ford Mustang fans worldwide, the fine folks over at Consumer Reports have concluded the 2011 Mustang is one to make the Top Picks list this year, under the Sporty car category. It’s come as a surprise to some in the news & media field, but c’mon, really? The 5.0 Mustang is back and it’s bad, folks! We’re guessing what seems to be shocking people in the circulars the most is the fact Consumer Reports typically awards such accolades to cars which overly excel practicality and value. What’s more, this is only the 2nd time an American-made automobile has won the Sporty car category. That’s quite amazing! Last time this happened, it was with the Ford Focus SVT back in 2004.

Head over to CNN Money to catch the rest of the story as well as the video on the Top Picks by Consumer Reports.

2012 Ford Mustang configurator is up & running

UPDATE: The 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 is now in the configurator tool also!!!

Riding right on the coattails of the 2012 Mustang iPad app, Ford has officially taken the wraps off of their online web configuration tool for all things Ford Mustang in the coming year. The 2012 Mustang configurator lets the Mustang enthusiast sort through packages, trims, exterior options, interior add-ons, and best of all, the price tag is right there in live pixels. The Ford vehicles customization site for the next iteration of the 5.0 Mustang takes web surfers down the spectrum of Mustang offerings from the Mustang V6, to the Mustang V6 Premium, Mustang GT, Mustang GT Premium, then steps up to the Mustang BOSS 302 and finally, the Mustang Shelby GT500.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Ford Mustang configurator tool for yourself to see how large a bill you can rack up!

EcoBoost Ford Mustang on the way

Or at least that’s at least what hints, hopes, and rumors point toward in the upcoming years of the Ford Mustang.  We Mustang fans have to believe that something truly awesome will come on the eve of OR the year of the Mustang 50th Anniversary.  So much goodness has come out of Dearborn and the aftermarket these past few years, it’s gonna be hard to keep the inquiring minds at bay until the time comes…when rumor & speculation are laid to the wayside of truth.

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201X Mustang – The Future?

If there’s one thing Ford Mustang fans know all too well, it’s to not be complacent with today’s awesome Mustang GT, Shelby GT500, and other powerful aftermarket derivatives a la Mustang.  We’ve seen a lot of great things happen in 2010 and 2011, with 2012 only adding to the mix with the return of the Boss Mustang 302 and many other awesome attributes.  So now, what do we get excited about in the 2012 Mustang, the 2013 Mustang, 2014 Mustang, and beyond?  Will the Shelby GT500 slide to the wayside with a rebirth of the coveted SVT Cobra nameplate?  Will the Boss remain the king of the road and track?  What happens if the hippies win in D.C. and we step back to 4-cylinder engines, or gasp, electric power plants?  It’s tough to tell, but right now, all we have to say is “the sky is the limit”.

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Vortech Tjin Edition 2011 Mustang GT all snapped up

After making its official debut at the SEMA show just months ago, the Vortech Superchargers team have helped bring the Tjin Edition of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT back into the limelight for a primo photoshoot.  Check out the gallery of this uniquely styled 2011 Mustang GT, tweaked out by Neill Tjin–it’s sure to make you take a second peek.  Tjin, albeit a newcomer, is quickly becoming one of the hot new custom car builders on the aftermarket scene, so we’re pretty sure this isn’t the last creation we will see from him & his team.

There are loads of customizations–from the paint, body kit, a sunroof, and a set of Forgestar 5-spoke wheels to start with on this Vortech-powered 5.0-liter 2011 Mustang GT.  That’s right, the return of the legendary 5.0 V8 has been boosted and tuned to provide a substantial wallop of power.  To top it all off, the Mustang also features a nitrous system as well as Magnaflow exhaust.

Keep reading for all the line item details in the PR snippet from Vortech!

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AmericanPonyBuilders set to launch Ford Mustang TV show

When we think about the Ford Mustang, there’s a myriad of concepts that come up.  The aftermarket.  The legendary 5.0 return to the limelight.  The awesome racing at the road course and/or drag strip.  The TV show.  Wait, what?  Yes, a Ford Mustang TV spot.  Really?

A new concept, “American Pony Builders”, is set to hit the ‘waves courtesy of the crew at R&A Motorsports to cover all things Mustang.  With the show hosted by Jeff Yergovich, a 35-year Mustang veteran, the scope here is going to be narrowed upon restorations, modifications, tuning, events, shows, auctions, and niche products all related to the Ford Mustang.

Keep reading looking to get an exclusive look at the show’s trailer or head over to AmericanPonyBuilders.com directly to see just where this concept is headed!

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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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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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