Renderings, concepts, spy shots, and now even a small video of the 2015 Ford Mustang has seeped out from the 50th Anniversary cracks. This latest clip sounds off the low-end tones of what’s most likely the 5.0 Coyote we have come to know and love in today’s Mustang, and while we don’t get any high RPM revs or event a blip of spirit, we can say we’re plenty pleased with the throaty tone from what is highly speculated to be the 2015 Mustang to be. Follow the jump for the video.
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Got plans for this evening or tomorrow? If you are in the Jersey Shore area this weekend, then you have a fair chance for a smoky Ford Mustang treat. The 2013 Formula DRIFT championship is all set up, with Vaugn Gittin, Jr. set to defend his 2012 championship, and Mustang mate Justin Pawlak resting solid at 8th place in the overall points competition this year. As we stated earlier, Ford Motor Company is the leading the points race in the Manufacturer Cup, too–that’s awesome!
The excitement will all take place at the Wall Stadium Speedway today and tomorrow (June 22nd), in New Jersey. Keep reading to get the full scoop in the press release, following!
We’ve all been there at some point…crouched over the QWERTY, with a gaming mouse or at the console with a controller or steering wheel in-hand; swerving, smoking tires, and avoiding pursuit in the virtual racing world. The ‘Need for Speed’ series of games has captured audiences worldwide for nearly 20 years and isn’t about to leave any thrill untouched. Know what’s even cooler? A group of producers has teamed up and roped in the Ford Mustang for an actual movie based upon the video game series. There’s no solid word on the title just yet, but you can safely bank it will somehow tie in the long-standing Need for Speed moniker in order to take advantage of the franchise’s successes.
The Ford Mustang in the movie is reported to be a 900hp variant, powered by the all-aluminum, 5.8-liter, supercharged V8…not too bad at all, considering America’s favorite pony car will be ripping the roadways with a healthy collection of global exotics and supercars, no doubt. As for the timing of when we get to see it all–it’s presently pinned for March of next year, right along with the Mustang 50th Anniversary. How convenient, right?
Cool? Corny? Meh? Regardless of how you react, it’s going to be a cool sight to see, if at the least to say it’s the X-thousandth time you have spied a Ford Mustang in a production silver screen product… Follow the jump for the video.
C’mon, you know the thought has passed through your head, too. We’ve all wondered what it’d be like to toss something on the dyno for kicks, and hey, what better than a smaller scale of our favorite pony car–Barbie’s pink Ford Mustang a la Power Wheels? Exactly.
Check out the video above to see Barbie’s hot rod in action, putting down some chuckle-worthy power to the wheels. If anything, you’ll get a good laugh out of it…all of us here at StangNet HQ certainly did!
Think you have the eye for creativity and the art of fashioning a sensational 2014 Ford Mustang a la ROUSH? If so, then you are in luck, because with all of the customization offerings out and about in the Mustang realm, ROUSH Performance is adding their own online configurator to the mix. The ROUSH tool lets you start with either a 2014 Mustang coupe or a 2014 Mustang GT, then add on any little or big part your little twitchy fingers desire. Ford has their own 2014 Mustang configuration tool out there, also, if you haven’t already seen the official one from them. So go on, what’re you waiting for–get to clicking and customizing your dream ROUSH Mustang!
Source: ROUSH Performance
It’s that time, Ford Mustang fans…the 2013 Formula DRIFT season is upon us! The Ford team will be represented by the points leader, Vaughn Gittin Jr and the 2011 champ, Justin Pawlak this time around. Of all the manufacturers in the entire competition, the Ford boys have everyone else waxed out with their customized Mustangs. Round 3 of the Formula DRIFT championship will start later this week (May 31 – June 1) at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida, so if you have any desire to see some Mustangs pump out some serious smoke, then you are definitely in the right time slot.
If you are able to get out to PBIR this weekend, you’ll also be able to check out the Ford Mustang V6 & GT, a hot Focus ST, and also a customized Fusion in track-side exhibit. Also, there will be a Ford Mustang Customizer booth to let racing & drift fans design their very own dream drifter car!
Be sure to check out the full scoop of details in the Press Release, following.
Ever wonder what it would be like to modify a Ford Mustang to have more power for miles of smiles? Hah, pure rhetoric, right? What Mustang fanatic hasn’t gotten bitten by the modification bug and not been able to leave well enough alone? These are of but a few, that’s for sure.
One of those bitten (and seriously infected) by the bug is Marc Sorger, the general manager at The Mustang Shop, a facility dedicated to Mustang restorations and tuning. Marc, like so many before (and after) wanted more, so he took his 2008 Mustang GT and gave it some upgrades to bolster the output to 724hp on the pavement. So, was that enough? Nope, it never is.
The short story of this one is Marc took a NASCAR engine from Mark Martin’s Pfizer race car and slapped it into his 2008 Mustang GT. The rest, as they say, is history…and the video here and the other moving pictures at Motor Authority will get you the “rest of the story”.
Source: Motor Authority
So…are you ready to rock in a 2014 Ford Mustang? Take one out for a solid, smoky solid drift session, perhaps? If you aren’t, then you’d better check your pulse. If you can’t take your own 2014 Mustang out and shred some tires, then get ready to live vicariously through drift-master Gittin in action this Formula Drift season. Vaughn is totally set to jet in his new 845 horsepower 2014 Mustang RTR as well as take on the new role of team owner as well as the driver this go ’round.
“I’m really pumped on this years’ livery and overall aesthetics surrounding our efforts,” says Vaughn. “For the first time in my career, I have been able to start from a clean slate and get a bit crazy with the look of my car that I will be using for battle. Being that the Mustang is my weapon of choice out there on the track, the base of the livery was inspired from old battle ships that were covered with ‘dazzle camo’. From there, we added my XX5 (#25) logo and flag elements, along with some of my favorite colors and a little rock n’ roll to get a livery that I feel really portrays me. I look forward to giving it some real battle scars!”
Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the official news bit, as well as watch the promotional video for this year’s Monster Energy Mustang Gittin will be piloting.
Pictures hold a worth of 1,000 words–videos are nearly priceless. So check out this video of the Latemodel Restoration crew’s supercharged 2013 Ford Mustang GT taking a stab at the 180mph mark in the Texas Mile. It’s crazy to think how capable the modern Mustang truly has become with what’s available on the aftermarket…
UPDATE–follow-up video added.
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Was the 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C a little to expensive for your tastes? How about the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet, then, priced at about $98,000? OK, so we’re splitting costly golden hairs here, but either one of these pony cars are simply some of the most amazing ones to date.
The 2014 Cobra Jet, powered by the 2.9-liter Whipple-charged 5.0-liter V8, rolling with a full racing suspension & interior, and the ability to scream down the 1320′ straight “out of the box” without modification.
How’s this one sound for you? Got the money for it? OK, so even if you do, you had better get your name penciled in quickly…there are only going to be 50 of these produced by Ford Racing. Keep reading the PR from Ford to see just what else is in store for this drag racing monster of a Mustang.