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Spy Shots – 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

2013 Ford Shelby GT500


Our colleagues from WCF have managed to grab a few spy shots with the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 while undergoing some testing at the Nurburgring track. The prototype you see in these shots has a huge intercooler which can only mean that the production version will be considerably a lot more powerful.

2013 Ford Shelby GT500


Although we don’t have any official information coming from the Blue Oval, if we believe the latest rumors going on the Internet, the car will be powered by a new V8 5.8-liter supercharged engine that might produce 620 hp (629 PS / 462 kW), which will be 70 hp (71 PS / 52 kW) more than the model it will replace.

2013 Ford Shelby GT500


The car looks just about the same as the current model, but when the production version will hit the dealership; it might be a little bit different. Stay tuned for more information.

Source: WCF

New Details About The 2014 Ford Mustang Emerge

2014 Ford Mustang (rendering)


We know that 2014 is far away but whenever new details about the next Ford Mustang emerge, we have to tell you about it. It seems that the original pony car will be built in order to celebrate its 50th birthday and compared to the current model; it will be lighter and smaller. The retro styling that we all love will still be maintained whereas the interior cabin will be dramatically improved, featuring advanced technology and materials of higher quality.

The 2014 Ford Mustang will be most likely be powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine, along with a more powerful V8 5.4-liter unit that churns out 500 hp (507 PS / 373 kW).

Probably the biggest news for Mustang fans would have to be independent rear suspension that the new model will get, improving not only handling but also the ride comfort. According to some reports, it might also get a torque vectoring system like the one on the 2012 Focus.

The next-gen Ford Mustang will be offered globally, including right-hand versions for UK, Japan and Australia.

PS: The image is a rendering, not an official photo of the 2014 Mustang.

Source: AutoExpress

Ford’s Tiniest Engine in the Works

For a couple of years, Ford has been working to building the smallest engine ever. It first started with Start concept car in 2010, and continued with B-Max in 2011. Actually, we are now talking about their efforts to increase the fuel efficiency on its cars, by developing small, but more powerful engines. So, Ford engineers have been preoccupied to make this mechanically and physically possible, by increasing thermal efficiency and reducing friction.

According to Ford, despite its dimensions, the turbocharged 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine will be able to provide the torque and power of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder.

“The 1.0-liter engine is a little dynamo.”

said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president of Global Product Development.

By using the system that Ford is currently developing for the manufacturing program, the fuel could be saved and the emissions cut, because it shortens the period required to get to the optimum operating temperature.

“Not only is it one of the most technically advanced and efficient engines we’ve ever designed, but it will introduce a number of new technologies to the Ford engine lineup.”

declared Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president of Global Powertrain Engineering.

In addition to this small engine, Ford is working at an eight-speed automatic transmission, which will also increase the fuel economy up to 4%.

As a future plan, Ford has in mind to offer the engine worldwide in its small cars, but more information about this will be provided in the Frankfurt auto show, in September 2011.

What do you think about Ford’s plans for their tiniest engine?

[Source: Wired, Photo: Start concept car 1, Start concept car 2, B-Max]

Ford Reveals Tiny 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine

A few days ago, Ford announced a new engine in its lineup, the 3-cylinder 1.0-liter EcoBoost power unit, which will be the smallest one available and it will be offered on a global scale. This new small power unit will benefit from a turbocharger, twin independent variable camshaft timing (aka Ti-VCT) and direct injection.

We don’t know the exact output of this engine but Ford says that it will offer similar performances in comparison to the bigger, 4-cylinder 1.6-liter unit that they use in the Fiesta, which means that power output should be around the 120 hp (122 PS / 89 kW) and 112 lb.-ft (152 Nm) mark.

We’ll have more information in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

PS: The engine in this photo is a 4-cylinder EcoBoost gasoline unit from Ford.

Source: Ford via WCF

Ford Focus III Gets Tuning Package From Loder1899

2012 Ford Focus tuned by Loder1899

It’s nice to see that every once in a while a tuning company decides to take an average car and create an upgrade program for it. Loder1899 has decided to roll out a tuning kit for the 3rd generation of the Ford Focus, the model fitted with the 2.0-liter diesel engine.

2012 Ford Focus tuned by Loder1899

In its standard output, this engine produces 138 hp (140 PS / 103 kW) and has a peak torque of 236 lb.-ft (320 Nm), but thanks to the modifications brought by the engineers at Loder1899, it has been dialed up to produce 192 hp (195 PS / 143 kW) and 291 lb.-ft (395 Nm).

2012 Ford Focus tuned by Loder1899

In addition, they’ve lowered the car by 35 mm and installed a stainless steel dual exhaust system. Also, you can get the full body kit in an RS-design, while the carbon fiber is an optional selection. Other goodies include the carbon covers on the headlights and the LED daytime running lights. You can choose from various designs of 18-, 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels.

2012 Ford Focus tuned by Loder1899

The car plus the power boost upgrade will set you back at least 27,695 Euros. For the rest of the optional features, you’ll have to pay more.

2012 Ford Focus tuned by Loder1899

Source: Loder1899 via WCF

Top 5 Cars Discontinued This Year

Car manufacturers from all over the world are launching brand new models every year which means that they have to discontinue the old ones in order to make room for the fresh cars. In this article we are going to talk about some of the cars that we won’t be seeing from now on, at least in the following period, unless they plan to make a comeback.

05. Volvo V70

This year we will have to say goodbye to the Volvo V70, the real station wagon: a large, comfortable and safe load-lugger. If you still want something similar, you can get the smaller V50 or the dressed-up, jacked-up XC70, but it won’t be the same thing.

04. Saturn (the brand)

Our 4th place in the top goes to the Saturn brand which has been killed by General Motors. In the 90s the things there went pretty smooth with employees that enjoyed making cars, buyers that loved the affordable price tags, along with some well-thought advertising campaigns. It went downhill when GM decided to forget about the plastic construction and sell the new Saturns as rebadged GM models.

03. Ford Explorer Sport Trac

This part SUV / part truck was designed for those families that wanted a spacious 4-door interior cabin and lots of room for cargo. It wasn’t made for hauling manure, but it does have a strong personality. For this year, Ford has decided to reinvent the Explorer model as a crossover. Is it a good thing or did they make a bad decision? We’ll leave it up to you to decide this one.

02. Mercedes-Benz SLK AMGOffering plenty of comfort and a very potent V8 5.5-liter, we are sad to see the SLK AMG go, but we do know that MB and AMG are working on another model based on the new generation of the SLK. This is one of those cars that offer an authentic driving pleasure, combining a powerful engine with great looks.

01. Dodge Viper

For a little while, we’ll have to say goodbye to the Dodge Viper, until at least 2013 when the new generation will be launched. With a V10 8.4-liter engine that produces 600 hp and 560 lb.-ft of torque, the Viper is perhaps one of the most exciting cars ever made in North America. The model that will come after this will probably get a V8 engine and let’s face it, it won’t be that Viper we are all used to.

Spy Shots – Ford Focus ST

Ford Focus ST

Our esteemed colleagues from AutoCar have managed to grab a few spy shots with the highly anticipated hot ST version of the new Ford Focus, which should hit the UK dealerships at the beginning of next year. The model you see in these shots is one of the 60 development prototypes that are undergoing tests in Europe and North America.

Ford Focus ST

As we previously mentioned, the Ford Focus ST will be powered by a new 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecoboost engine that produces 247 hp. This power unit will be mated as standard to a 6-speed manual transmission and the company says that the Focus ST will come with class-leading fuel economy. In addition, they said that the car will feature a lower driving position in comparison to the previous model.

Ford Focus ST

Source: AutoCar

In-car Monitoring of Driver’s Health – from Ford

Driver’s health seams to be an important concern for Ford. Otherwise we cannot explain their ongoing activity of developing an in-car monitoring system which to help people with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, asthma or allergies) – unless the 78 percent of U.S. consumers who expressed their interest in mobile health solutions, from a recent survey conducted by CTIA-The Wireless Association and Harris Interactive.

The system would empower people with self-help information while they drive, being the industry-first voice-controlled in-car connection. In order to succeed doing this, Ford uses Healthcare Experts Research SYNC Health, Wellness Connectivity Services and leading healthcare industry experts.

“Ford SYNC is well known in the industry and with consumers as a successful in-car infotainment system, but we want to broaden the paradigm, transforming SYNC into a tool that can help improve people’s lives as well as the driving experience.”

declared Paul Mascarenas, the chief technology officer and vice president at Ford Research and Innovation.

Combining Bluetooth, cloud services and Ford apps with some medical devices, a series of important health-related information and alerts can be provided, such as glucose level, allergies, all those being connected to the WellDoc platform. Ford’s innovating idea is to introduce this entire monitoring system in production process. In addition to all that we have already mentioned, the goal is the application to incorporate driver’s heart rate and stress levels, too.

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This could be really useful for auto makers in identifying driver’s stress sources while driving and try to improve, minimize or correct those issues.

What do you think about Ford’s initiative?

[Source: Autoblog, Photo]

Top 10 Worst Car Names

The success or failure of a car is greatly influenced by its name. Cars are not all about engines, gearboxes, gadgets, safety features and the rest of the lot. Marketing plays an important role in this industry and by naming a car LaPuta (“the whore” in Spanish) like Mazda did, no wonder that it was an epic failure for the Japanese automaker.

10. Subaru Brat

Manufactured between 1978 and 1987, the Subaru Brat is not only a car with an ugly name, but it also has one of the most awful designs we’ve seen from Subie. Brat stands for “bi-drive recreational all-terrain transporter.” Think of the car as a Japanese version of the El Camino. Despite its awful name, the car was pretty good thanks to its all-wheel drive capabilities. But let’s face it; wouldn’t you be embarrassed if someone asked you what car you drive?

09. Oldsmobile Intrigue

Oldsmobile launched the Intrigue in 1998 and discontinued it four years later. It was a front-wheel drive mid-size sedan, but there was nothing intriguing about it. It was developed for passionless and boring people, featuring a very dull design, making it perfect for a rental car and we all know that rental cars are anything but intriguing.

08. Dodge Swinger

The Dodge Swinger was launched in ’69 (obviously) so we have to understand the automaker for giving the car this name. Aside from its rather embarrassing name, the car was pretty awful. It was in fact a two-door version of the Dodge Dart, another automotive “masterpiece”.

07. Renault LeCar

The North American version of the Renault 5 was called “LeCar”. I don’t understand why the French automaker decided to change the car’s name when it took it stateside. Nothing is wrong with an alphanumeric car name and you’ll rarely see one in top 10s like this one. Even worse than that are the oversized “Le Car” decals on the doors.

06. Daihatsu Charade

It really was a charade with its cheap looks, uncompetitive price. No wonder they sold only a few units between 1988 and 1992, despite being under the guidance of Toyota.

05. Buick LaCrosse

If you didn’t know, “LaCrosse” is a unique French word that means “a teenage masturbator”. Maybe they meant to say “la crosse” rather than “lacrosse”. No wonder Buick sold only a couple of units in French-speaking Quebec. In addition, this also can be translated “to trick someone”, yet another unfortunate meaning.

04. Mitsubishi Pajero

“Pajero” is a Spanish slang for the word “wanker”. However, Mitsubishi was clever enough to give the car a different name when it brought it in Spain as they named it “Montero”.  However, there are lots of Spanish-speaking drivers that own a wanker which is pretty funny if you think about it.

03. Nissan Moco

Nissan made a very good decision not to bring the car in Spain as it would have been an embarrassing thing to do, taking into consideration that “moco” there means snot or booger. Luckily, Nissan sold the car only in Japan.

02. Mazda LaPuta

We mentioned this one in the first paragraph so it “deserves” its own place in the top. It was a great little car, excellent for city driving. Mazda launched it in 1999 and manufactured it for seven years, the model being discontinued in 2006. The company chose this name after Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”. However, “la puta” in Spanish means prostitute.

01. Ford Probe

Back in the 1980s, Ford was about to transform its iconic Mustang in a V8-free, FWD model, co-developed with Mazda. They changed their mind after fans of the pony car got angry at the prospect of a car totally different from what they were used to. However, Ford released a model that at first they wanted to be the new Mustang. It did not take very long after the car was launched to think of the word “probe” and its multitude of connotations, including the embarrassing one of course.

Ford Fiesta ST Spied

Ford Fiesta ST

It seems that the Ford Fiesta ST is getting closer to its launch if we look at these spy shots grabbed by AutoBlog. These photos show us a revised prototype undergoing some tests on the Nurburgring and we can’t take our eyes from that big front grille opening with the visible intercooler, along with the new bigger rims and an updated exhaust. The upcoming hot-hatch will feature the company’s 4-cylinder 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine rated at about 180 hp.

Ford Fiesta ST

The car will get its official debut later on this year so stay tuned for more information.

Ford Fiesta ST

Source: AutoBlog

Ford Freestyle, Under NHTSA Investigation

2006 Ford Freestyle

It seems that Ford’s Freestyle crossover is under the investigation by the NHTSA, after 238 complaints regarding unintended “lunging” at slow speeds when the foot of the driver is not on the car’s accelerator pedal.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating approximately 170,000 units, representing the model years 2005 through 2007. 18 crashed resulted from this defect, and one of them caused a minor injury to a pedestrian in a residential driveway. NHTSA said that his knee was bruised and they also said that this problem is more severe when the Freestyle’s AC system is on or when the driver turns the steering wheel sharply.

Source: NHTSA via Automotive News | Photo: Edmunds

American Muscle Car Legend – Ford Mustang

This week’s “classic cars” article is dedicated to my favorite muscle car of all times, the legendary Ford Mustang. The first generation of the model was launched back in April 17, 1964 and the 1965 Mustang was Ford’s most successful launch since the famous Model A. The “Mustang” nameplate is the third oldest nameplate in production, after the F-Series pickup truck line and the Falcon. The Ford Mustang is considered to be the first “pony car” in the world – a sports car-like coupe that has a long bonnet and short rear decks.

The first production car rolled off the assembly line on March 9, 1964 and it was introduced to the general public on April 17, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. The name “Mustang” is credit to executive stylist John Najjar, who was a big fan of the P-51 Mustang, a WW II fighter plane. He was involved in the design of the prototype.

The first generation of the model was produced from 1964 until 1973. The overall development of the car lasted only 18 months and the T-5 prototype was a 2-seat, mid-mounted engine roadster. It was powered by a Taunus (Ford Germany) V4 engine. The reason why Ford abandoned the 2-seat design was because of the poor sales of its 1955 Thunderbird model, another 2-seater. For this reason, it was remodeled as a 4-seater. The “Fastback 2+2” model traded the car’s regular trunk for more interior volume, along with adding exterior lines that looked a lot like the one found on the 2nd gen Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray or the iconic Jaguar E-Type. This version was not available as a 1964 1/2 model, but the first car was built on August 17, 1964.

To achieve an affordable $2,368 MSRP and to shave off development costs, Ford used lots of simple and familiar components, many of them borrowed from the company’s other models. The chassis, drivetrain, suspension and the interior were derived from the Fairlane and Falcon models.

1973-1978 Ford Mustang II

The second generation of the Ford Mustang was launched in 1974 and was manufactured until 1978. Lee Iacocca, who worked for the development of the original model, became the president of the company in 1970 and he wanted a more fuel-efficient and smaller Mustang. The first plans were to launch a model based on the company’s Maverick, but Ford changed its mind and opted for the Ford Pinto. Introduced just two months before the oil crisis of 1973, it had a reduced size, making it a worthy rival for the Toyota Celica. During its first year, Ford managed to sell 385,993 units of its Mustang II model in comparison to the first generation that managed 418,812. The model was available in both coupe and hatchback versions, along with a “Ghia” luxury edition.

1985–1986 Ford Mustang GT

The third generation debuted in 1979 and was built until 1993. It was based on Ford’s longer Fox platform that was initially developed for the Fairmont and the Mercury Zephyr models. The cabin was updated in order to accommodate four people in comfort, although it had a smaller back seat. The body styles available for the 3rd gen model were: coupe (aka notchback), hatchback and a cabrio version. It was available in various trim levels: L, GL, GLX, LX, GT, Turbo GT, SVO, Cobra and the Cobra R.

2002 Ford Mustang Convertible

In 1994 Ford launched the fourth generation of the Mustang and produced it until 2004. The entry-level model featured a V6 3.8-liter OHV engine that produced 145 hp for the 1994 and 1995 models and 150 hp for the 1996-1998 models. This power unit was linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The design of the car underwent some serious changes and was based on the company’s updated version of the RWD Fox platform, dubbed “Fox-4”.

2007-2009 Ford Mustang GT/CS

The fifth and latest generation of the Ford Mustang was introduced in 2004 at the North American International Auto Show and it was an entirely redesigned model, based on Ford’s all-new D2C platform for the 2005MY. The design reminds us of the late 1960s fastback Mustang and its exterior style was developed by Sid Ramnarace.

The 2005-2009 models had a V6 4.0-liter SOHC engine that produced 210 hp, replacing the old V6 3.8-liter pushrod engine. The “GT” version had a more powerful V8 4.6-liter engine that delivered 300 hp.

The 2010MY was launched in the spring of 2009 and brought changes to the GT version which was updated to similar specifications to that of the 2008-2009 Mustang Bullitt V8 4.6-liter, producing 315 hp @ 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 325 lb.-ft (441 Nm) @ 4,250 rpm. It also came with new spring rates and dampers for improving control and ride quality, new wheel sizes and it was offered as standard with stability and traction control.

2011 Ford Mustang

For the 2011MY, Ford updated all of the engines in the Mustang lineup. They also replaced the hydraulic power steering pump with an Electronic Power Assist Steering, which doesn’t use belts, making the car more maneuverable at low speeds and providing better grip at higher speeds.

A new addition is the V6 3.7-liter engine that weighs 40 lb less than the previous generation and packs 305 hp, while the peak torque is 280 lb.-ft.

The upcoming generation of the Ford Mustang is expected to be launched sometime in 2014 or early 2015. Rumors say that it will be based on a global platform and it will feature independent suspension.

Source: Wikipedia.org, Motor Authority | Photos: allfordmustangs.com

Top 10 Cheapest Cars Of This Year

If you live in North America and you are in the market for a very cheap car, here are the least expensive models that you can buy this year. All the prices are MSRP + destination charge:

01. Hyundai Accent GL – Starting From $10,705

Hyundai Accent GL

A little bit more expensive than the previous generation, but still the most affordable car you can buy, the Accent GL (formerly known as the Accent GS Base and Accent Blue) is what you would call a standard car. For the base model, you can forget about the AC system (another $1,000), power windows, automatic gearbox, radio, etc. If you want all of these, prepare to pay $13,415 for the Accent GS, but in this price range, you’ll find better cars. The Accent GL features a 110-hp engine and power steering. You need to know that in crash tests, it didn’t score so well and the safety equipment is quite limited.

02. Nissan Versa 1.6 – Starting From $10,740

Nissan Versa 1.6

If the Accent isn’t your cup of tea, maybe this Nissan Versa will do the trick. You get two more doors, more space inside the cabin and better resale value. The 2011MY comes as standard with door locks and power windows, but you don’t get a stereo or many options for the paintwork: only black, silver and blue. If you add AC, automatic gearbox and antilock brakes, the price tag jumps to less than $13,000. For $15,780, you can get the Versa 1.8 that comes with AC, stereo, cruise control and ESP.

03. Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan – Starting From $12,685

Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan

For the entry-level Aveo you’ll get AM/FM radio with MP3 player input jack, OnStar and AC. There are lots of colors to choose from and for $200 more, you can get the hatchback model. On the down side, the Aveo is not a very good car to drive, lacks safety equipment and if you add power windows and a CD player, the price jumps past the $15,000 mark and for that money, there are lots of cars to choose from.

04. Kia Rio Base Sedan – Starting From $12,990

Kia Rio Base Sedan

Just like the aforementioned Hyundai Accent GL and the Nissan Versa 1.6, it comes with a very short list of standard equipment. The engine is quite eager but the car’s non-power-assisted steering feels awful in the curves and you’ll have to work a lot while parking the car. The more expensive Rio LX ($15,690) comes with AC, ABS and a CD player. It does look better than the Accent and the Versa though, but not a very good car to drive.

05. Smart ForTwo Pure – Starting From $13,240

Smart ForTwo Pure

No AC, no power windows or mirrors, not even a stereo for the cheapest ForTwo. You do get automatic gearbox, ABS, ESC and side airbags. If you want the comfort features, prepare to pay another $2,000 for the ForTwo Passion.

06. Toyota Yaris 3-door Liftback – Starting From $13,615

Toyota Yaris 3-door Liftback

It offers a pretty good standard package that includes AC, ABS, ESP, along with an $800 optional automatic transmission. For $300 more, the 5-door version of the Yaris can be yours. It looks really good, it is easy to drive and thanks to its small size, you can squeeze it into small parking spaces.

07. Kia Soul Base – Starting From $13,995

Kia Soul Base

If you are in the market for a funky mini-wagon, the Kia Soul Base might be the solution for you. You’ll get as standard: power windows and locks, ABS, ESP and CD stereo with USB. You can choose from only three colors: black, white and silver. Under the hood there is a 1.6-liter engine that produces 122 hp and it can be mated only to a manual transmission. The car is pretty comfortable, safe and practical.

08. Ford Fiesta S Sedan – Starting From $13,995

Ford Fiesta S Sedan

Same price as the Kia Soul Base, and the latest model in this top. You get four doors, a pretty capable 120-hp engine, ESP, power steering, AM/FM + auxiliary input jack. The Fiesta is known as one of those cars that are very fun to drive and this S Sedan version is no exception. We recommend paying extra for the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

09. Suzuki SX4 Sedan – Starting From $14,244

Suzuki SX4 Sedan

The entry-level SX4 Sedan is a pretty basic car as you don’t get an automatic gearbox, AC, stereo and the only color available is white. However, you do get ABS, power windows and locks and a pretty potent 2.0-liter engine that cranks out 150 hp. It features a pretty big back seat and is very fun to drive. The styling is also quite nice.

10. Nissan Cube 1.8 – Starting From $14,740

Nissan Cube 1.8

The Nissan Cube 1.8 comes with a lot of standard equipment: AC, CD player, ABS, ESP and power windows and locks. The design is pretty cool and you get a lot of space inside the cabin. While some of you will like its cutting-edge style, others will disapprove.

Outside of this top 10 we find the Mazda2 Sport, with an entry-level model that will set you back $14,795; Hyundai Elantra GLS ($15,625); Kia Forte LX ($15,690); Scion xD ($15,765); the Mitsubishi Lancer DE ($15,755); Honda Fit ($15,850); Mazda 3i SV ($16,595); Nissan Sentra 2.0 ($16,270); Honda Civic DX Coupe ($16,355) and the Volkswagen Jetta S ($16,765).

As you can see, there are a lot of cars to choose from if you are looking for something very affordable that will get you from point A to point B. If we were to choose a car from this top 10, it would have to be the recently introduced Ford Fiesta S Sedan as it offers plenty of standard equipment and it looks pretty good. Plus, it probably is the most fun to drive car in this price range.

Source: cars.about.com

Ford Releases Photos Of A 2012 Focus ST Prototype

2012 Ford Focus ST (prototype)

We have talked lots of times about the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus ST here on rpmGo, and now the automaker has released new photos of a prototype, while undergoing its final testing. As a reminder, the car will be powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that produces about 246 hp (250 PS / 184 kW).

2012 Ford Focus ST (prototype)

Ford has coupled engineers from its Team RS (Europe) and SVT (North America) units for putting out a fleet of about 60 pre-production prototypes through a final and extensive round of testing and development which will help fine-tune the car.

2012 Ford Focus ST (prototype)

We don’t get to see that often pictures released by a car manufacturer of a prototype like this Focus ST, but Ford is aiming high with its new model and wants to grab our attention by any means necessary.

Source: Ford via WCF

Ford Mustang Mayhem Package Revealed

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

At the beginning of this week, Ford has revealed its “Mayhem” package for the 2012 Mustang V6 model. It comes with a sport-tuned suspension, an updated electronic stability system and a strut tower brace. Other goodies that are offered with this package include the bespoke 19-inch alloy rims that are wrapped around in Pirelli rubber, as well as a high-performance braking system and a 3.31 rear axle ratio.

The name “Mayhem” was chosen after Ford conducted a Facebook contest, where they’ve received more than 3,000 submissions.

As a reminder, the most affordable Mustang is the one with the V6 3.7-liter engine that produces 305 hp (309 PS / 227 kW) and has a peak torque of 280 lb.-ft (379 Nm). Mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, it can return 19 mpg (city) and 29 mpg (highway).

Source: Ford via WCF | Photo: AutoBlog


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