FORD MUSTANG LEGACY AT SEMA CONTINUES WITH POWERFUL, STYLISH VERSIONS OF THE 2011 PONY CAR

Dearborn, Mich., Oct. 27, 2010 – Ford Motor Company is tapping the
2010 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas to
showcase nine customized versions of Mustang, displaying the vehicles
alongside the new Mustang Boss 302.

“The 2011 model year sets a new standard for Mustang, with
everything from bringing back the revered 5.0-liter V8 Mustang GT to
the all-aluminum 3.7-liter engine in the Mustang V6 with 305 horsepower
and 31 mpg. And it doesn’t stop for 2012, with the Mustang Boss 302
reveal and the track-ready Laguna Seca version,” said Jim Owens, Mustang
brand manager. “SEMA is a great way for Ford to not only show
customers what’s new for Mustang, but what they can do to make it their
own Mustang.”

While the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 is sure to impress visitors at the
Ford stand, a variety of Mustangs on display also will give consumers an
idea of the endless possibilities for making it a one-of-a-kind pony
car.

“People understand Mustang and they fall in love with the emotion of
the car, but at the same time they want to bring a little of their
individuality to the table,” said Melvin Betancourt, Ford design
manager. “So if you’re a Mustang enthusiast looking to set your Mustang
apart from others, SEMA is like going into a toy store full of
inspirational imagery. At the end of the day you have a Mustang that
reflects the personality of the customer’s vision.”

This Mustang GT has a look all its own
A Mustang GT by Ford Vehicle Personalization shows what can be
fashioned using Ford Custom Accessories items and some serious
creativity. The exterior of the car is coated in a custom white
tri-coat color developed by Sherwin-Williams. The paint has coral
undertones, a color used throughout the car.  

“This theme is a perfect fit for Mustang – it really shows off the
design features inside and out that set it apart from the rest,” said
Mark Conforzi, Ford Vehicle Personalization chief designer. “This
Mustang works so well because it will let the customer’s imagination
run wild with just how much they can do to their car.”

Ford Custom Accessories items are used to give consumers a sense of
what can be done with Mustang, and include a rear pedestal spoiler,
rear quarter window louvers, side scoops and a billet grille – all
covered in a concept liquid silver finish. The look is rounded out with
18-inch machined liquid silver wheels, similar to the ones standard on
the California Special Mustang. To check out the accessories used,
visit www.fordaccessoriesstore.com.

The interior of the Mustang features a concept design that uses
white and black Ultrafabrics material on a variety of surfaces, with
inserts that resemble carbon fiber. The white material is highlighted
on the seats, door inserts, steering wheel and dash appliqué. Coral
accents also set the mood inside, where they are used on the steering
wheel, gauge cluster, shifter knob and air vents. Interior styling also
includes coral accent lighting for a unique touch.

Other Mustang project vehicles showcased at this year’s SEMA show include:

2011 Ford Mustang by Team Baurtwell
West Coast meets East Coast with this Mustang by Team Baurtwell and
celebrity customizer Funkmaster Flex, designed for rapper and actor
Snoop Dogg. The exterior features Team Baurtwell custom smoked
taillights, Funkmaster Flex logos and a 3dCarbon body kit, and is
complemented by NC Forged three-piece billet wheels. Chassis upgrades
include Steeda lowering kit, sway bars and springs, while Baer brakes
provide the stopping power.

2011 Ford Mustang by MRT
Working off a Mustang GT, MRT delivers a tough street warrior theme
with carbon effects throughout the interior and engine compartment, a
custom color scheme and several performance modifications. A chassis
upgrade, performance handling package, upgraded Baer brakes and a new
MRT stainless steel exhaust all come together to deliver a performance
driving experience for customers.

2011 Ford Mustang by Creations n’ Chrome
Creations n’ Chrome is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to
raise awareness for breast cancer with its Mustang GT convertible
covered in pink chrome. This GT goes from ordinary to extraordinary
with a Vortech supercharger, HRE performance wheels and Wilwood brakes.
A 3dCarbon styling kit completes the look.

2011 Ford Mustang by Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords
This powerful 5.0-liter Mustang has been given an extra boost of power
with a Ford Racing Performance Parts supercharger kit and exhaust
system from Kooks Custom headers. The Mustang also receives a custom
paint job, Roush fascia and Cervini’s Auto Designs hood. Brakes, seats
and suspension are upgraded with American Muscle parts.

2011 Ford Mustang by Mobsteel
This Mustang offers plenty of upgrades to fill the needs of any Mustang enthusiast. An STS
Turbo patented remote mount turbo system, Air Runner suspension and
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust all push the V6 Mustang into a new level of
performance. Fifteen-inch Baer brakes, Savini forged wheels and Pirelli
tires round out the extensive modifications.

2011 Ford Mustang by Raceskinz
The team at Raceskinz took a Mustang with a 5.0-liter and started work
inside, where they used a rear seat-delete package complete with new
Raceskinz bucket seats. A ProCharger intercooled supercharger,
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust and Baer brake system deliver on
performance. Raceskinz carbon fiber accessories throughout add an extra
touch of customization.

2011 Ford Mustang by Street Scene Equipment
With plenty of stylish detail, this Mustang by Street Scene Equipment
combines style, performance and luxury all in one package. The exterior
is highlighted by a Street Scene chin spoiler, main grille, lower
valance grille and rear wing and valance. The interior offers Katzkin
leather and Polk audio amps and speakers for a more pleasurable ride.
MINT 20-inch wheels and Yokahama tires put the finishing touches on
this pony car.

2011 Ford Mustang by Tjin Edition
This Tjin Edition Mustang GT sports a custom DuPont paint job and will
be outfitted with a Webasto sunroof, Unique Fabrication metal wing,
Ignited LED headlights and fog lights and StreetGlow lighting. The
suspension is modified with a full digital air suspension kit from Air
Lift and an Eibach antiroll kit and trailer arms.

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