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50th Anniversary Special Edition Ford Mustang is here

Ready.  Set.  Now!  That’s it.  We are finally here, everyone.  Ford’s on the brink of showing us just how big their plans are for the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, and everyone will be at the edge of their seats.  Their first token of celebration–a throwback pony car, paying proper homage to the original 1964 Mustang which put all of this pomp & circumstance into position, for 50 years, and more to come.

This special edition 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback will be colored in one of two choices:  Wimbledon White or Kona Blue.  In addition to legacy hues of honor, the special edition 50th Anniversary Mustang will come standard with nearly every potential option in the books, and the only question remaining for a buy will be “automatic or manual?”.  Not bad.

This is but the beginning of an avalanche in the news bit onslaught to come this week out of the Ford Motor Company camp, so with that, we turn it over to the official Ford Press Release, so you get the story straight from the source…

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2015 Ford Mustang and its aero design focus

It might come as a surprise to some, but to those following the overall 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang saga unfold all this time, it really isn’t that dramatic to bear witness to.  What’s that, one might ask?  It’s the attention to detail we are witnessing Ford pour into their latest rendition of the prized pony car on the eve of its half-century historical marker.  The 2015 Mustang prototypes passed all around the proving grounds & test  labs have been subjected to plenty of grueling procedures to ensure this is going to be one for the record books.

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A Ford Mustang attraction fatale

It’s a well-known fact many folks from Philly bleed green, but there’s one Ford Mustang fan there in particular who took it a step just a bit further.  Nikki Frost knew she was going to get a new Mustang in her future, so she set her sights on a 2013 Mustang GT of a special variety–one which a good friend of hers told her about.  No, not some pink one from the Mary Kay reject aisle…nor was it the Grabber Blue (we’re huge fans of this one)…and nope, it wasn’t School Bus Yellow, either.

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2015 Ford Mustang wins best design award

It’s not even entirely ready for mass-distribution, and it’s already winning awards.  The 2015 Ford Mustang was able to nab a Design award at the Detroit auto show, almost a week ago.  We’ve seen this car come from the span of complete rumor, to rendered speculation, and now…production & forthcoming burnouts sales.  What’s the big deal, you say?

Well, it’s not every day you hear about a regular production muscle/pony car having its 50th birthday, winning Design awards mostly reserved for extreme concepts, and keeping the tradition of American automotive history alive and well, for many miles and years to come.  I mean, c’mon, the Camaro kept the heartbeat thumping from 2003 to 2009, right?  Sorry, closet bow tie boy & girls; I had to let that one slip out…

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2015 Ford Mustang official intel

Now that the cat’s officially out of the bag, we suppose it is safe to offer up our two pence on the 2015 Ford Mustang.  But first things first:  EcoBoost–yes.  More powerful 5.oh V8–yes.  Independent rear suspension–yes.

OK, now with that out of the way, let’s focus upon the seemingly superficial things…like looks, looks, aaaaand looks.

The goal Ford proponed was a global platform, updates to the existing contemporary design, and conducting some “trimming” along the way to sleeken the overall Mustang appearance to the masses. So what’s that fancy-pants marketing jargon really mean? A lowered, wider stance obtained by a roof height reduction and extending the rear fenders out just-so, providing for a wider track…simply put.

At the same time, Ford’s quite excellently integrated the old-school fastback look with a sleeker windshield and rear glass angle. Look long and hard enough, and you can even get a twinge of Fox coupe design mixed into the 2015 Mustang crucible. Of course, tri-bar taillamps are out back, illuminating with standard sequential bulbs.

Inside, the continued ramp-up of sport technology continues to roll forward. Ford has put the pilot of the 2015 Mustang at the ready with aptly placed controls and switches, making the Mustang even more practical (dare we say?) than before.

We could go on and on for hours on this one, and let’s be honest, your attention has drifted a few times already to this point. So with that said, hop to the full Press Release and source material from Ford to get full disclosure on the 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang.

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SEMA 2013 – Ringbrothers Blizzard Ford Mustang

Here’s yet another cool Ford Mustang character cast for this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas–the NASCAR-powered 1965 Mustang Blizzard, by Ringbrothers™.  This custom classic Mustang packs serious 700+ horsepower punch, carries an insanely clean interior, and is lacquered with a world-class regal white paint.

This fine specimen of a custom Mustang could be found at the Global Finishing Solutions booth, and it’s sure to never disappoint.  Interested in learning more about this one?  You’d better be–there’s much more below the surface skimming, as this car is loaded with massive attention to detail.

Check out more in the Press Release and the official specifications for the Blizzard Mustang by Ringbrothers.

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J&M Products Caster Camber Plates for Ford Mustang

Whether you have just picked up a Ford Mustang for the strip or the street, one of the most popular modifications nearly every enthusiast seeks after is that of suspension.  Be it for looks or for slaloming through the twisties, lowering the Mustang is a very solid and appealing change-up from the stock 4×4 ride height.

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Hotchkis Suspension to reenact McQueen Mustang chase

Well, here’s a little break from all the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang hoopla…let’s talk about this year’s upcoming SEMA show in ‘Vegas.  This year’s show is going to be no exception from those past, with loads of aftermarket concepts pouring into the exhibition halls, inciting excitement & disgust all the same.  One cool happening to take note of this time around is a very slick reenactment.  No, not the Civil War kind, where participants get to nap for 4 hours while “playing dead”, but the type where a tribute to one of the greats is laid forth.

The folks at Hotchkis Sport Suspension are going to bring the one of the most renowned car chase scenes of all time to life for all to see.  That’s right, McQueen’s dream will be replayed once again, for all to see, firsthand.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the Press Release which follows, as there’s much more going on there than this simple scene of awesomeness.

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Equus builds a Ford Mustang with a Corvette heartbeat

Slapping an LSx into a Ford Mustang isn’t exactly something watershed; and it’s always going to be a major point of contention for both sides of the muscle/pony car spectrum.  So now, the car company Equus has a project which they call the “Bass770″, which calls upon classic Mustang style as well as various Chevrolet Corvette cues.  It’s a fastback Mustang with the unmistakable horse emblems on the grille and rear deck lid, but there is something more to it, once you look a bit deeper.

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Ford Mustang Video series countdown – the Mustang II

“Like one, you’d best like ‘em all…”, my uncle used to always tell me when referring to the Ford Mustang attraction.  Others will tend to disagree, but quite frankly, if you really are a fanatic about a car, guess what–you’re going to have to own up and take the (perceived) bad along with the good.  And that’s just it; the Ford Mustang II is most commonly referred to as the bastard child of the Mustang’s long-standing good record…but if one steps back and examines the actual facts, it quickly becomes evident this little red-haired kid pretty much carried the Mustang moniker throughout some of the toughest times in American automobile history.

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