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ROUSH #61 Ford Mustang wins at Daytona

The ROUSH Performance #61 Ford Mustang is once again atop the podium, and this time, it’s at Daytona to get the Grand Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season going to full speed.  Jack Roush Jr and Billy Johnson took #61 to their second consecutive win at Daytona, ahead of some serious European contenders (Aston Martins, Porsches, etc).

That’s funny…we here at StangNet HQ were reflecting about how the Top Gear trio of hosts were just bagging on the GT500 (and many other American cars) in this past week’s episode.  Funny how a simple American pony car has two wins under its belt in two years, over a myriad of European makes.  Interesting food for thought, huh?

Anyway, enjoy the racing action breakdown in the Press Release which follows, everyone!

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Tribute 2013 Shelby GT500 hit the block

Remember earlier this week, we told you the Barrett-Jackson auction would have a host of Ford Mustang specimens up for grabs?  Well, one in particular caught our eye earlier this afternoon.  A one-off special edition 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang hit the block and ended up ticking out a healthy$150,000 closing price.  This dollar amount benefits a good charitable cause, so it’s not just another high-priced Mustang sale all for naught.  This car is also signed by Ford CEO Alan Mulally as well as Bill Ford Jr, and Edsel Ford.

Check out more on this over at the SpeedTV site, linked below.

Source: SpeedTV

2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Wide Body

If you didn’t already get a chance to catch it at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, then here is an opportunity to get as much of the 850 horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Wide Body” as you can handle.  This venomous beast starts with the already crazy-powerful stock 2013 GT500 (662hp, anyone?) and ups the ante to a 50-state-legal 850hp…on 91-octane fuel.  Add to it the new “Wide Body” option to help its performance as well as appearance, and you’re beholding what’s likely the best Shelby Mustang, to date.

The 13″ rear and 10″ front wheels help give the 2013 Shelby GT500 “Wide Body” its excessively aggressive raked look, as a true throwback to muscle cars of the past. “The optional wide body package isn’t just a cosmetic change, it now gives the Super Snake much more traction and makes it easy to exploit the Shelby’s potential right past the competition.” said Gary Davis, vice president of production at Shelby American.

What’s more, aside from insane amounts of Mustang muscle, is prospective buyers can select from a few choice hues: Satin Black, Gloss White, Silver, Blue and Red stripes.  Additionally, and for the first time, wheel options include a rear-only or front and rear “wide body” packages.

Keep reading to get the rest of the dirty details in the Press Release which follows.

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2013 Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog online

If you haven’t seen it already, Ford Mustang fans, the refreshed and supercharged Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog is now out there for the 2013 Mustang (and up, amidst other Fords) to get slapped with some serious aftermarket applications.  The Mustang, Fusion, Focus, Fiesta, and F-150 are the primary recipients of love in this epic collection of go-fast and look-good hardware, keeping Ford fans excited about what more there is to the show after leaving the dealership lot with a sinister smirk…

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Saleen unveils their own 351 Ford Mustang

Hot on the heels of Steve Saleen regaining his namesake brand comes the first model announcement since the news was released. Making his announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the well known man of Mustangs announced the Saleen 351 Mustang.  It’s been well over a decade since Saleen released a 351 cubic inch powered Ford Mustang, with the S351 moniker, and now, the team is back with a follow-up rendition to pay homage to the original…and then some.  So what’s the big to-do with this latest installment from Saleen?  Just a dose of 700hp and over 650 spins of torque, that’s what.  How’s it done?  The Saleen supercharger sits atop the base 302 power plant and a 6-speed gearbox help put the ponies to the pavement, with a load of Saleen flair and styling .

Keep reading to get the rest of the technical details in the Press Release from Saleen.

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Late Model Restoration overhauling their Ford Mustang image

The Ford Mustang aftermarket is loaded with players, big and small.  What it does have less of, however, is truly real players in the game.  Key businesses and people like this are hard to come by, so when you land upon the doorstep of a great thing, you tend to take notice.

The fine people at Late Model Restoration make up one of the top aftermarket companies in the Ford Mustang scene.  Their long-term dedication to their products, service, and people is totally world-class…and now, they have completely revamped their online presence, exhibiting just what they are–real Mustang fans, focused upon one thing only…the Mustang enthusiast community.

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Twin Turbo 5.0 Coyote Ford Mustang Cobra Jet – SEMA

The 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas at full throttle today, and Ford has come out guns blazing, with their show-stopping Mustang Cobra Jet concept.  Based upon the 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet, this one-of-a-kind race car is 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 beast.  The technology behind this monstrous concept?  You guessed it–EcoBoost…the very sort similar to the tech found beneath the hood of the Focus ST.

Big deal, right?  We’ve seen boosted Ford Mustang variations time and again, but now, this twin-turbo Mustang Cobra Jet concept leads and leans strongly to us seeing a production forced-induction (say that 3 times, fast) Ford Mustang soon, based upon this EcoBoost tech.  Had enough talk?  Thought so–we have, too, so check out the video we have in store for you!

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Ford Mustang variants queued for 2012 SEMA show

If you’re actually able to get a flight away from (hurricane) Sandy and enjoy the scenery of Las Vegas, then the 2012 SEMA show is going to deliver, for sure.  OK, Ford Mustang fans, you know the drill here–get ready to take on a barrage of aftermarket Mustang customizations and modifications, all bent on separating you from your wallet.  Ford has let out a preview menu of what’s to come with a massive list of teasers, with their very own SEMA page featuring their specials.  In addition to Ford’s official spin-offs, other SEMA editions by Ringbrothers, Mothers, Autosport Dynamics, RTR, DSO Eyewear, Stitchcraft, 3dCarbon, Kenny Brown, and M2-Motoring are set to steal the show from the poser competition.

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Ford Mustang TSB for new 5.0-liter engine modifications

While both the Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) documentation itself and the modification of the Ford Mustang in the aftermarket, by owners & tuners alike, is not anything new, the fact it is making substantial buzz within online communities and forums, is.  The infant-aged Coyote 5.0-liter V8 power plant found in the late-model Mustang and F-Series trucks is now subject to scrutiny; not necessarily of the bad kind as a result of Ford’s craftsmanship, but how it is handles being “adjusted” by aftermarket players and wrench-turners out there, seeking to milk more out of the engine beyond the 400+ hp mark.

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2015 Ford Mustang rendered and detailed AGAIN

Time and again, we have all been privy to rumors and speculation surrounding the 2015 Ford Mustang. Car & Driver is now the latest party to lay out solid intel surrounding the forthcoming Ford installment of the 2015 Mustang. Everyone knows the 5.0-liter is back and it is awesome, but what does the 2015 Mustang hold for us in power, design, refinement, and pizzazz? Sources say we shall find out soon enough on Thursday, April 17, 2014 — exactly 50 years from the day the Mustang made it to the marketplace. Nothing like ringing in half a century of legendary dominance by making an entrance to the birthday party in entirely new skin, right?

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