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StangNet member featured in MM&FF May 2010 issue

StangNet member features in MM&FF

Alright, Ford Mustang fans–in case you have already overlooked it on the newsstand, we wanted to let you know that one of our very own, Chad Miller (celeste in the StangNet Mustang forums), has his car featured in the May 2010 issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords. It’s been a long run to get his pristine 1989 Ford Mustang back into tip-top shape, but as you can see here, it’s been a project well worth the blood, sweat, and tears. Special thanks go out to Chad’s choice shop, Karnuts, as they’ve completed a lot of the behind the scenes work on this project. Take a good luck, everyone; this might be an issue of MM&FF you may want to buy and keep a while!

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A couple more 2011 Ford Mustang video bytes

2011 Mustang video

The official Ford Mustang YouTube channel has unleashed two nice 2011 Ford Mustang videos to perhaps tease out promotional ideas to come for TV advertising. The first video exhibits the new 2011 5.0 Mustang GT and the latter shows off the screaming V6 Mustang.  Like most anything we’ve seen come out of the Ford shop recently, these two spots are well put together and also exhibit some detailed internal Ti-VCT engine action.  Hit the jump to check them out!

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2011 Ford Mustang brochure released


The 2011 Ford Mustang brochure has hit the showroom floor, fellow Mustang fans. We’ve already heard a lot about the new 5.0-liter power plant, options for upgraded braking, specialty packages, a 6-speed manual gearbox, and many other stellar changes for the 2011 Mustang model year. Well, we’re here to give you a (digital) firsthand glimpse of just what’s in store, should you decide to take the plunge and grab the reins of this awesome 2nd gen S197 Ford Mustang. Take a look at the snippets we have here for you or just go ahead and digest the whole brochure at once via the download link.  Enjoy–we certainly have!
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The heat is on – Mustang 5.0 Fever sweepstakes


A triumphant trio of Ford Divisions (Motorcraft, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, and FordParts.com) have been working on something sweet.  Something to really sink your teeth into.  Something to get everyone even more excited about the return of the 5.0 in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT.  In case you’ve been under a rock, the 5.0 of tomorrow is a tweaked-out V8 pumping out 412 hp & 390 ft-lb of twisty torque; plenty to bring smiles about, especially since the car is also able to achieve a class-leading highway fuel economy rating of 25mpg.

So what’s going on?  What does Ford have in store for 0ne lucky fan?  Keep reading to find out!

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2011 Ford Mustang demand smashes 2010 records


It’s crazy to be thinking about 2011 with so much focus & intensity, but if it’s anything the Ford Mustang legend tells, it’s to always be ahead of the curve and the rest of the herd.  For the next go ’round, the 2011 Mustang is already ramping up to set new records in the sales category.  In its first month of order processing, Ford has seen over 11,000 orders funneling in–that’s 3 times as many orders as the 2010 Mustang had at its launch.   What’s even more staggering is that the core Mustang value is what is continuing to keep the brand strong: 50% of the 2011 Mustang orders to date are for the V6 model!  And rightly so–what’s not to like about a high-revving sixer packing over 300 horsepower?  Putting it in perspective, the 2011 Mustang coupe packs about the same punch as the initial S197 Ford Mustang GT did.  That’s impressive.

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2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Video of Dyno and Cruising Runs

After unleashing the 2011 Ford Mustang details earlier this morning, we thought we’d show you a video collage of the killer growl of the latest & greatest 5.0 Mustang.  Take a deep breath, hold onto your wallet, and watch this video of the 2011 Mustang feature highlights and a dyno run to 7,000 RPM!

The 5.0 Mustang is Back!

The 5.0-liter 32-valve V-8 412HP 390TQ

The 5.0-liter 32-valve V-8 412HP 390TQ

In case you’ve been under a rock since 1996, when the 5.0-liter V-8 dropped from the Ford Mustang power plant offerings in favor of the 4.6-liter modular power plant, there’s a certain note of news humming about.  That’s right–the 5.0 Mustang is back!  Hey, better late than never, right?  Well, Ford’s made sure the entrance is sure to be a memorable one with the recent update to the S197 platform’s looks, feel, and refinement.  Add to the 5.0 liters of sweet sounding harmony over 400hp & 390tq, a new variable camshaft timing system, and balanced & pressurized oil systems for a smoother torque curve, and you’ve got yourself a Mustang of the future, today.

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The 2011 Ford Mustang Details

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

The 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

412 horsepower.  390 ft-lbs of torque.  32 valves.  A 7,000rpm redline.  All aluminum block & heads.  These are a few of our favorite things from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, and the beauty is, they all come in one potent package.  The 2011 Ford Mustang GT comes with the 5.0-liter V8 power plant and tips the dyno just about 15hp shy of the Chevrolet Camaro SS.  After seeing the 2011 Mustang V6 shell out over 300 horsepower, we knew Ford had more up their sleeve and quite frankly, we’re glad we were right!

The new 5.0-liter power plant isn’t just some re-stroke.  It’s a whole new engine setup.  Designed in mind to handle a myriad of tech and marry it with old-school brawn, the latest 5-oh is totally dressed for success.  From its TiVCT (variable camshaft timing system) to its stainless steel headers, the 2011 5.0 Mustang is one promising not only power & performance, but also refinement.  All this power and torque comes in a package which can achieve up to 25 mpg on the highway.  How’s it done?  True Ford engineering, newer technological concepts, and some light nudging from a 6-speed (yes, that’s six gears!) transmission.  Keep reading to check out more shots and specs…or, if you want to skip the eye candy, feel free to dive right into the official Ford Mustang GT technical specifications.

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