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Car&Driver mark Ford Mustang as the Best

Ford Mustang fans know it.  Much of the competition (both domestic AND foreign) knows it.  It makes it all the more sweet when a reputable media outlet,such as Car&Driver, confirms it.  That’s right, the editorial staff there has selected the 2011 Ford Mustang GT as “the best”.  With a price tag hovering around the $30K mark, 400+ hp on-tap, and a million aftermarket customization combinations, it’s a no-brainer to us…but it does help validate our blue blooded passion to hear it from a relatively objective source.

Keep reading to read the digest of their summary in their overall report of picks for 2011′s “best”.

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Name the new Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package on Facebook

Well, if you’ve ever wanted to be a part of the next coming of the Ford Mustang, here’s your chance.  For the 2012 Mustang V6, Ford is offering up the opportunity for the enthusiast community to be able to name the latest Mustang V6 Performance Package.  How?  Ford will flex its wings and engage the might of its social media campaign to solicit Facebook fans in order to harvest up potential ideas to apply an official name to the Performance Package, which offers the lightweight 305-horsepower all-aluminum V6, a 3.31 performance rear axle, and Mustang GT-based suspension & braking components.  Additionally, a set of styled 19-inch wheels and Pirelli performance tires add to the equation to keep all the unleashed power harnessed and under control.

So, what are you waiting for?  The contest only runs through mid-December, so you’d better hurry to enter the naming contest; the grand prize winner walks away with a two-year lease, courtesy of FoMoCo!

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Steeda breaks 12-second 1320 with CAI

The key players in the Ford Mustang aftermarket keep on tweaking, tuning, and testing the 2011 Mustang GT in order to squeeze a bit more juice from the car that already produces a formidable amount of power straight off the assembly line.  Steeda Autosports has been designing a proprietary Steeda Cold Air Intake and a Steeda Performance Tune in order to break out ahead of the rest where it counts: at the track!

The Steeda CAI kit, when matched up with a set of Nitto 275/40/17 NT05 Drag Radials, was able to rocket the Steeda Mustang down the 1/4 mile strip at South Georgia Motorsports Park just under the 12-second mark with a 115mph trap!  So just how did the car sound?  Who drove the car (because we all know the best mod is the driver mod!)?

Keep reading to check out the video and the official Press Release from Steeda.  Enjoy, everyone!

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2012 Ford Mustang order guide up for grabs

2012 BOSS Ford Mustang

With 2012 Ford Mustang production set to begin with job #1 on January 18, 2011, Ford isn’t wasting any time letting Mustang fans get a hold of the changes for the new model year.  A few noteworthy adjustments from the 2011 Mustang to the 2012 Mustang are:

  • Addition of new exterior colors: Lava Red Metallic, Competition Orange (BOSS 302 only)
  • Addition of new interior colors: Lava Red, Stone
  • Sun visors with multi-purpose storage
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Selectable effort EPAS with three settings – comfort, normal and sport
  • Reverse sensing system

For all of the specifics surrounding the 2012 Mustang, Mustang GT, and 2012 BOSS Mustang, check out the official Ford documentation below.

Click here for the 2012 Ford Mustang order guide.

Source: MustangHeaven

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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2011 Ford Mustang charges into SEMA

Are you ready for an onslaught of new 5.0 Mustang specimens from the 2011 Ford Mustang genre?  If not, sorry; you’re about to get hit with a mind-bending preview of what’s to come of the new 2011 Mustang at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association exhibition in Las Vegas.  Showings by MRT, MM&FF, Creations n’ Chrome, Mob Steel, Street Scene, Classic Design Concepts, and MANY others are sure to make this show out to be one for the record books.

Often times in years past, we thought many a SEMA show would never be capitalized by the incredible showing of aftermarket crafters in the S197 market.  We were wrong.  You guys aren’t going to believe the awesome showing coming this year with the 5.0-liter Mustang being reborn.  What we have in store for you is a mere grain of sand on the beach of what the Ford folks have in store for us.  Take a look and get a glimpse of what the show has to offer!

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NewTakeOff dual exhaust install on the S197 Ford Mustang V6

It’s no secret that most Ford Mustang V6 owners find the single-pipe exhaust outlet the bane of driving the entry level pony car.  After all, what bigger sign does one need to say “I didn’t get the GT because…”?  Regardless of the reason, the Mustang V6 is the staple of sales and rental fleets across the nation.  So what do can we do with something so popular and widespread?  Make it look and sound a notch above the masses, that’s what.  NewTakeOff is in the game of tweaking the Ford Mustang and flooding the aftermarket with loads of applications-of-cool.  This video (after the jump) gives you a great perspective for how a dual exhaust installation on the Mustang V6 is completed.  Take a good gander–we think this would be a fantastic way to spice up the latest 300hp V6 powered Mustang!
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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.

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The Compilation of Ford Mustang Special Editions

2009 Ford Mustang

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past oh say, 15 years, you’d sure to realize the Ford Mustang aftermarket is something that continues to sizzle on far beyond the dreams Carroll Shelby and Lee Iacocca ever imagined back in the 1960s.  The staggering number of late-model Mustang spin-offs is something that could be seen as awesome, inspiring, or even sometimes comical.  It’s quite daunting just how many flavors of the Ford Mustang there are.  What’s more, we’ve done our best to draft up a list for you to digest, observe, and most importantly–help continue to add to it where we’ve left out!

Ready for this bitter pill?  You better be, because we’re going to take a look at the comments to see if there are any we’ve missed (to date) and then also recruit you to help build the SN95, Fox, Mustang II, and Classic special edition lists.  We’ve got the page breaks ready, so let’s hear it!

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