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2012 Mustang Cobra Jet specs revealed

Without an official blessing from Ford, somehow, the specifications for the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet have surfaced (right, wrong, or indifferent) and we’re here to help spread the news.  The 2010 Cobra Jet, as you see, was a serious monster released as a production car by Ford/Ford Racing, set to terrorize every drag strip imaginable, to be controlled by a limited few.

So here we are, merely facing the intro of the 2011 Mustang models, and Ford somehow manages to tease out details on a performance model set yet another year ahead.  So what all is reportedly going to be included in the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet?  Well, keep reading, and let’s see if the speculation proves to be grounded…

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MRT Mustang GT Predator takes Ford Product Excellence Award

The aftermarket players are continuing to show promise in the realm of quality, reliable parts for the 2011 Ford Mustang GT with MRT taking charge in the world of recognition.  Just recently, MRT was awarded the Ford Motor Company Product Excellence Award for all of their design & implementation work on the 2011 Mustang GT Predator Project Vehicle.  The MRT Predator was envisioned to be a Mustang to focus entirely upon power & chassis updates, with some hints of cosmetic appliqué to round out the package.

The MRT Predator is equipped with a twin-screw supercharger, long tube headers, hi-flow exhaust, and an aluminum one-piece driveshaft.  There are a myriad of other updates to the base Mustang GT that seal its transformation into the MRT Predator, so keep reading to get the full scoop in the official press release that follows!

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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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2012 Mustang Boss offers up Jekyll & Hyde with 2 keys

Prospective owners who eventually take the reins of the new 2012 Mustang Boss will be further surprised at the latest pet feature unveiled by Ford today.  The pony car will be offered in twin-key fashion; one key, adorned with a black Boss logo & another key in a racing red hue (the TracKey) which turns the Mustang Boss 302 into a tarmac-ripping beast.  This project was spearheaded by the Mustang engineering team, Ford Racing, and TracKey, adding a complete powertrain control module (PCM) program to be activated solely by the turn of a specific key.  Over 200 engine management settings are adjusted, increasing torque, engaging two-stage launch control, and summary aggressive performance in order to tackle the track.

So just how does the magic happen?  Keep reading to get a view from behind the curtain in the Ford Press Release.

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2011 ROUSH 5XR Ford Mustang is on the scene

After a great showing in the already sizzling Ford Mustang aftermarket, ROUSH Performance has yet another hat trick to play out.  They’ve got, what we deem, what appears to be the best looking and performing aftermarket 2011 Mustang out there to date.  The 2011 ROUSH 5XR Ford Mustang is coming, everyone.  And it’s bringing good looks & a serious can of whoop-ass with it.  A factory-installed ROUSHcharger®, 525hp / 465 tq, a full 3yr/36K warranty, and just 150 units produced will make this one hot pony car on the Mustang scene.  What’s more, the  2011 ROUSH 5XR Mustang will come in both the coupe and convertible, so owners who like to roll topless will also be satisfied.

Check out more on this fantastic Ford in the official Press Release from ROUSH!

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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.

Keep reading to check out more!

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Magnaflow exhaust systems for 2011 Ford Mustang GT and V6

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The 2011 Ford Mustang has been all the buzz for a while now in Mustang communities ‘Net-wide.  Today, we are helping fan the flames of aftermarket excitement by officially announcing that Magnaflow Performance Exhaust has released an awesome lineup of newly-designed systems for the forthcoming 2011 5.0 Mustang and 2011 3.7L V6 Mustang.  These offerings include axle-back systems, full cat-back systems, 2.5″ and 3″ systems, and Tru-X pipes with & without catalytic converters.

Magnaflow has over 30 unique systems for the ever-popular Ford Mustang and Magnaflow dynos have logged more hours for Mustangs than for any other vehicle brand.  All Magnaflow Mustang systems feature fast-flowing stainless steel tubing and straight-through stainless steel Magnaflow performance mufflers and polished, fully adjustable stainless steel tips.  Magnaflow 2011 Mustang cat-backs offer great performance and a great sound!

StangNet’s sister site, Planet Magnaflow is now taking pre-orders on these great new systems and expects to ship very soon.  Be sure to hop over to the Mustang forums and join in the discussion on these new 2011 Mustang Exhaust or you can also drop us a line at [email protected] with any questions you may have!

Don’t forget–check out the videos after the jump!

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Hurst performance packages available for the Ford Mustang

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After letting their latest Mustang Pace Car hit the track just days ago, Hurst Performance has decided to let loose a few goodies to flow into the aftermarket.  A nationwide distributor program will help Hurst Performance spread their latest “Hurst-Equipped” Kits which will apply to the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger.  Since the actual Hurst Pace Car is not slated for mass production, this is about as close to a Hurst special edition pony car as we can get.

These Hurst-Equipped packages are poised to enhance the personal & curb appeal of the Mustang (et al) by offering the Hurst touch via several means: a Hurst Shifter, Hurst Wheels (20×9 fronts & 20×10 rears), a Matte Black “AIR SPEED” rear wing, Hurst-Equipped badging, Hurst floor mats, and a Hurst windbreaker & cap via certificate redemption.  For the serious Hurst fans there is even more.  The Hurst Series 1 Kits allow a full-scale customization opportunity with Hurst/Magnaflow Stainless Steel Exhaust, Hurst/ Eibach Pro Kit, Hurst Numbered Dash Plaque, Hurst Fender Decals, and BFG-KDW Tires.

So what do you think, Mustang fans?  Is there room in the aftermarket for yet another player?

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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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