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Ford unveils Mustang Boss 302SX

Ford Mustang Boss 302SX concept

The Blue Oval company has unveiled a few days ago the Mustang Boss 302SX concept in Orlando, Florida at the Performance Racing Industry Show. The car is envisioned to be slotted between the Boss 302S and the Boss 302R, featuring a very aggressive front fascia, retro body stripes and a vented bonnet. It also has a Ford Racing exhaust, an adjustable rear wing and it rides on 18-inch rims wrapped around in racing tires.

Ford Mustang Boss 302SX concept

Just as you would expect from an “ultimate track day car”, the interior cabin of this Ford Mustang Boss 302SX has been stripped of just about all of the equipment. It has only one Recaro seat, a data logger, a quick-release steering wheel and a FIA-compliant roll cage.

Ford Mustang Boss 302SX concept

The car is motivated by a V8 5.0-liter engine that develops more than 500 hp (507 PS / 373 kW) and comes with tubular rear lower control arms and an adjustable coilover suspension.

Source: Ford via Mustangs Daily

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2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 launched in L.A.

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss made a public appearance at this year’s edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show. It is motivated by a V8 5.0-liter engine that develops 444 hp and 380 lb.-ft of torque. As far as the changes that have been brought in comparison to the outgoing model, the 2013MY features a new design for the splitter, functional bonnet vents, standard HID headlights, LED tail lamps and easily removable covers.

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Inside the cabin, this powerful rear-wheel coupe comes with Ford’s SYNC infotainment system as a standard feature. This includes a USB connection for digital music players as well as hands-free with voice activation calling through Bluetooth. Other than that, the system incorporates an on-demand diagnostic and information service plus an automated “911 Assist” emergency calling service which is entirely free.

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Source: Ford

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2013 Ford Mustang unveiled

2013 Ford Mustang

The new Ford Mustang is based on the 2012MY and brings a bunch of minor styling updates as well as some hardware improvements. According to the Blue Oval, the design updates that they’ve did were meant to make the Mustang look more masculine and aggressive.

2013 Ford Mustang

As far as the exterior is concerned, the 2013 Mustang comes with a new more prominent grill for all the models in the lineup, a functional hood air extractor for the GT model, a new front splitter, new design for the rear lights, body-colored rocker panels, along with a glossy rear panel that has the “Mustang” emblem. Other than that, the new Mustang has been fitted as standard with HID and LED headlights and tail lamps.

2013 Ford Mustang

The most significant change inside the cabin would have to be the new 4.2-inch LCD screen that can be controlled through a five-way button mounted on the steering wheel. The Track Apps function is able to display not only the regular range information and fuel consumption details, but also braking times, g forces, automatic and countdown starts, along with acceleration times in 0-60 and quarter-mile increments.

2013 Ford Mustang

Clients will be able to order one of the two new audio systems for the 2013 Mustang. The first one has eight speakers and 370 watts, while the other one comes with nine speakers and 550 watts. The option list available for the entire range now includes the leather- or cloth-trimmed Recaro seats from the Shelby GT500 and the Boss 302.

2013 Ford Mustang

Ford has also increased the output of the engine to 420 hp, which is 8 hp more when compared to the outgoing 5.0 GT. It can be linked to a new 6-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox that allows the driver of the Mustang to shift the gears through a button located on the side of the shifter.

2013 Ford Mustang

The Mustang GTs fitted with a manual transmission can be ordered with the optional GT Track package that includes an upgraded radiator, engine cooler, 14-inch vented front discs, performance friction brake pads, 19-inch alloys, the Torsen limited slip differential from the Boss 302 model, along with summer performance tires.

2013 Ford Mustang

The automatic Mustangs can be ordered with the V6 Performance Package, while manual models can be bought with the hill start assist system. Both manual and automatic Mustangs can be purchased with the Brembo Brake Package.

2013 Ford Mustang

The 2013 Ford Mustang will make its public debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show and it will hit showrooms in the United States in Q1 2012.

Source: Ford via Carscoop

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1965 Ford Mustang Shooting Brake Replica Up For Sale

1965 Ford Mustang Shooting Brake Replica

Back in 1965, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive Barney Clark along with a designer by the name of Bob Cumberford commissioned Intermeccanica, an Italian coachbuilding company, to create a one-off shooting brake variant of the Ford Mustang. In October the following year, the car appeared in an issue of Car and Driver.

1965 Ford Mustang Shooting Brake Replica

The one you see in these photos is not that car, but it is an excellent replica created by an individual called Joe Kamp. It is based on the Ford Mustang hardtop from ’65 and the builder cut, widened and lengthened the roof in order to create the shooting brake rear end. The C-pillars, rear window and the tailgate have been made by using parts of the original hardtop as Kamp wanted to maintain the look of the car as close to the original as possible.

He kept the same front and rear bumpers, the rear quarter windows, alloy wheels and the taillights. In addition, this replica also has the same Ford EEC-IV engine management system and the AM radio. He installed a Shelby-style grille, a fiberglass hood that has a built-in scoop, along with this nice red exterior paint that has gold stripes.

Other than that, the vehicle benefits from custom control arms, new shocks, power disc brakes and a reinforced chassis. The Ford Mustang Shooting Brake replica is motivated by a V8 5.0-liter Ford engine which is mated to a TG 5-speed manual gearbox with a heavy duty clutch and a Hurst shifter.

1965 Ford Mustang Shooting Brake Replica

As far as the interior cabin is concerned, the replica comes with a custom center console, air conditioning, a front bench seat which has been fashioned out of the original buckets, plus white door panels, brown carpets and vinyl.

1965 Ford Mustang Shooting Brake Replica

The odometer of the car reads 93,965 miles (151,222 km) and the asking price for this one-off Mustang is $64,900 (48,325 Euros). The car is already for sale in Charlotte, North Carolina at RK Motors.

Source: RK Motors via Carscoop

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EPIC: Eleven cars drag race

Out guess is that you’ve only seen something resembling to this in a Need For Speed game.

Eleven of the world’s top sport cars, airplane lane, start the engines.

BMW 1-Series M, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Chevrolet Corvette Z06/07… we’ll let you see the rest.

Who do you think wins? You’ll never guess.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDP7Pty8Qnw[/youtube]

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Design-World Tunes The Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang by Design-World

The German tuners from Design-World have revealed a few days ago their tuning program for the Ford Mustang GT. They took a black one and added CFC films in metallic orange, white & black to dress the exterior of the vehicle. Other novelties include the new bumpers with skirts, diffuser and a revised front grille.

Ford Mustang by Design-World

The highlight of this program would have to be the power upgrade for the V8 5.0-liter engine that now develops 429 hp (435 PS / 320 kW), up from the standard 406 hp (412 PS / 303 kW). They managed to increase the power of the engine by installing a new air box and a new air filter, while the ECU has been remapped.

Ford Mustang by Design-World

The Ford Mustang GT by Design-World rides on 20-inch wheels that are wrapped around in 255/35ZR20 rubber in the front and 285/30ZR20 tires for the rear wheels. In addition, the car comes with a coilover suspension from H&R.

Ford Mustang by Design-World

This tuning program will set you back 12,150 Euro, which to be honest is way too expensive for only a limited number of updates.

Source: Design-World via WCF

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Classic Recreations Announces Shelby G.T.350CR

Shelby G.T.350CR

If you have $119,000 standing around in your bank account and you are a huge fan of the old Mustang, the guys from Classic Recreations have just the right car for you. They start with an original ’55 or ’56 Mustang and install a bunch of modern goodies like a coilover suspension, high performance brakes and a pinion steering system. Aside from these, they also throw in a sport exhaust system a Tremec manual gearbox and a limited slip differential.

Now to the really good part, as under the hood they’ll fit in a massive V8 7.0-liter engine that fires 545 hp (553 PS / 406 kW). Not enough? Well, they’ll also offer a more powerful supercharged version that produces 645 hp 645 hp (655 PS / 481 kW), along with an impressive twin-turbo variant that can unleash more than 1,000 hp (1014 PS / 746 kW).

Source: Classic Recreations via Mustangs Daily via WCF

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One-off 2012 Ford Mustang Blue Angels Edition Revealed

2012 Ford Mustang Blue Angels Edition

It all started back in 2006 when Ford launched a one-off Mustang GT for the biggest aviation even in the world, the EAA AirVenture, held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year, they’ve come up with a unique car that pays tribute to the Blue Angels naval aviation demonstration team.

2012 Ford Mustang Blue Angels Edition

This gorgeous Ford Mustang GT is going to be auctioned off on July 28 and all the money earned will be donated to the EAA Young Angels, which is an organization that since 1992 has offered free introductory flights to about 1.6 million people.

2012 Ford Mustang Blue Angels Edition

They got their inspiration for this exquisite paintwork from the Blue Angels F-18 Hornet aircraft and it comes with a bespoke chrome blue paint that has “screaming yellow” stripes as well as Blue Angels crest and script. Inside the cabin, this one-off Mustang GT features leather racing seats from Recaro, along with other special details for the performance gauges, cluster graphics, safety belt fabric, navigation screen images, illuminated sill plates and other extra goodies as well.

2012 Ford Mustang Blue Angels Edition

The car is powered by a V8 5.0-liter Ford Racing supercharged engine that churns 624 hp (632 PS / 465 kW). It also comes with racetrack brakes, performance exhaust and a handling pack.

Source: Ford via WCF

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Japan Gets Special Edition Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang V6 Sport Appearance

Ford has unveiled a couple of days ago a special edition of its iconic Mustang which will only be available in Japan. Dubbed “Mustang V6 Sport Appearance”, customers will be able to choose from one of the two colors available: Grabber Bluer or Performance White. Both of these liveries will come with special pin stripes on the hood bump and on the sides.

Ford Mustang V6 Sport Appearance

In addition, the car features a rear boot lid spoiler and sits on chromed alloy rims that measure 18 inches. These wheels are wrapped around big 235/50 R18 tires. Inside the cabin, Ford has fitted this special edition Mustang with leather seats.

Ford Mustang V6 Sport Appearance

This package is available for both the coupe and convertible models, the ones powered by the V6 3.7-liter engine which in the Japan specification produces 309 hp and has a peak torque of 278.8 lb.-ft (378 Nm).

Ford Mustang V6 Sport Appearance

Ford is going to roll out only 25 units for the coupe and another 25 for the convertible. Those who own the coupe will have to pay 4.34 million Yen (about $54,250) and those that drive the convertible will need to make a withdrawal from their bank of 5.50 million Yen (approximately $63,000).

Source: Ford via Carscoop

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14 year old tries Fast Five stunt and wrecks Ford Mustang

Just one hour after his father bought this beauty, the kid decided to show off in front of his friends and cause some Fast Five kind of damage.

Look what happens when 50.000 $ worth of Ford Mustang gets in anyone’s hands except Dom Torretto. Hit the theatres to see some real Fast Five action.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZT5mQLy5C4[/youtube]

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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

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Limited Edition Steve McQueen Mustang Now Available

Gateway Classic 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Mustang

I’ve always was a big fan of the classic Ford Mustang and now the guys over at Gateway Classic Mustang have decided to bring back to life this epic car. They’ve teamed up with Steven McQueen Estate to produce a modern version of the ’68 Mustang that featured in the movie Bullitt.

Each car will start out as an original ‘67/’68 Mustang fastback and will have a V8 engine, good for 450 hp, mated to a 5-speed Keisler gearbox. The model will be fitted with Baer brakes, American Racing wheels and BFGoodrich tires. They’ll also tweak the suspension, installing adjustable front and rear coilovers.

Gateway Classic 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Mustang

Although they haven’t said anything about a base price, Gateway Classic Mustang is now taking orders, but be prepared to pay a hefty price because I’m sure that such a Mustang is not on the cheap side.

Gateway Classic 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Mustang

Source: Gateway Classic Mustang via Autoblog

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Hugely entertaining: Polish Mustang owners make a movie

2011 Ford Mustang GT


Muscle cars are not just an American passion. Europeans have caught on the bug as well and they know how to make tires smoke. Just look at these Polish Mustang owners, who have made one of the best fan video I’ve ever seen.
Since there’s really no point in adding words to match the images and the amazing, hair raising, shiver generating sound, I’ll leave you to enjoy it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj1kBHcAbzw[/youtube]

Source: Autoblog.

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Ford Wants To Bring Mustang To Nascar’s Sprint Cup Series

Ford Mustang NASCAR Nationwide Race Car

According to ESPN, Ford is planning on replacing the current Fusion with the Mustang for the 2013 Nascar Sprint Cup Series. Replacing the Fusion is a process that might take all year, and the Blue Oval is required to show that the Mustang is a competitive car. The reason behind this decision is that the automaker wants to show to potential customers that they have the possibility to purchase a car right off the showroom that mimics the one they watch on TV every weekend.

Ford already has a Mustang stock car (pictured above) that races in the Nascar Nationwide Series. The company, which is seeking its 600th win in the Cup Series in the season-opening Daytona 500, will continue to use the Fusion for this season and the next one.

Source: ESPN via AutoBlog

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Up For Auction – Lee Iacocca’s Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary Edition

Lee Iacocca’s Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary Edition

The last generation of the Ford Mustang has already spawned in a bunch of special edition versions and one of them is this Lee Iacocca 45th Anniversary Mustang that was unveiled back in July, 2009 as a commemorative model dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the Mustang’s introduction in 1964 at the World’s Fair.

Lee Iacocca’s Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary Edition

The name for the edition was given after Lee Iacocca, the man behind the Mustang’s design and under the hood there is a powerful V8 4.6-liter engine that outputs 320 hp.

Lee Iacocca’s Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary Edition

This model was first auctioned off at the Galpin Ford, located in Van Nuys, California where Steve Sularski won the bidding, agreeing to pay $125,000. Now, Lee Iacocca is auctioning off his own personal car and the winner will not only drive home with this special edition, but he will have the chance to have lunch with the living legend.

Lee Iacocca’s Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary Edition

All the earnings will be given to “Keep Memory Alive”, an organization that aims to raise awareness and supports research towards the cure of many disorders, like Parkinson, Alzheimer, ALS and Huntington’s disease as well as other memory-related disorders.

Lee Iacocca’s Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary Edition

The bidding for this special edition Mustang will start from $80,000 and some say that it will be sold for more than $125,000.

Lee Iacocca’s Ford Mustang 45th Anniversary Edition

Source: TopSpeed

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