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 -- by Jonathon Klein Have you ever wanted a Cobra Jet for the street? Of course you have, everyone around here has played with the fantasy that is taking a drag car and running it on the street, shaking windows and setting off car alarms. That's every car guys dream. To piss off everyone with their exhausts. Well my dear friends, now is your chance to do just that, buy a completely street legal

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 -- by Derek Shiekhi Ford stopped production of its GT throwback machine after the 2006 model year, but Galpin Auto Sports has brought it back in a big - and restyled - way. It's taken the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 from 550 horsepower to an absolutely ape-shit 1,058. Torque is a similarly eye-popping 992 pound-feet.     Of course, the exterior of the sonically brutal $1,024,000 monster has been extensively restyled. Autoblog's Steven J. Ewing wasn't

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  -- By Detroit Steel   I've been spending the past few days going back to this clip of the Ford Mustang SVT spied testing on the Nurburgring, and I still can't quite decide what turns me on more - hearing or seeing this thing whip around the track.   I guess either way you look at it, it's pretty entertaining watching the higher-performance variant of the S550 shoot around the legendary ring, hitting

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--by Phillip Ferrini Ever wondered what the spray pattern of 3,000-horsepower-worth of nitrous looked like? Well, wonder no more because here's a look at a 3,200-shot of nitrous--words just don't do it justice. It engulfs the table just before freezing it, and looks like it could deplete a 10-pound bottle in a matter of seconds. There's enough N2O in this video to get an entire town giggling and still blow the rods out of every motor

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The birthday gifts just keep rolling in for the Mustang with the latest being the new model being selected to make its official pace car debut at the Michigan International Speedway. In honoring of the car's 50th Anniversary, the 2015 Mustang will lead drivers to the green flag on June 15, at the upcoming Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It's a fitting tribute for the iconic American pony car born, which has

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There are certain rules everyone should know, some of which include: chew with your mouth closed, leave a one-urinal buffer zone, never bring a knife to a gun fight and never, EVER bring a Camaro to a Mustang party. That important tenet of life was broken last week at the Mustang's 50th Birthday Party in Charlotte, North Carolina. "SvntyStang", who uploaded the video to YouTube, says some admirer of the bowtie pony car wanted

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Here's a piece of advice friends - if you're going to take your Mustang out for a joy ride, maybe one of the most prestigious horse tracks in the world isn't the best place to do it. Seems pretty logical right? Well, apparently a 37-year-old Mustang owner in Louisville doesn't think so, according to a USA Today report. Benjamin S. Bratcher, who worked for a subcontractor putting new seats in at Churchill Downs, was arrested

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Chances are if you were lucky enough to get a Ford Mustang for Christmas, you'd never forget it. Edsel B. Ford II, the great-grandson of the company's founder, Henry Ford, certainly hasn't. Recalling memories of a Christmas morning in 1964, the son of then Ford Motor Co. CEO and President, Henry Ford II, recently talked about a Mustang he received for his sixteen birthday that year. "I came downstairs that Christmas morning with my

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Plans for the Mustang's 50th year bash are starting to come together and it's so big that organizers have locked down two major spots across the country for the party. How's that for rolling in your 50th birthday? From April 16 through April 20, Ford Motor Co. and the Mustang Club of American will team up to hold events at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. and at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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5Speed07GTThe Mustang Source Ford is going to show the 2015 Mustang to a select group of reporters next week. The reporters have promised not to release details or pics ahead of the official reveal, which is now slated for December. But you know someone is going to leak something. So hopefully we can stop looking at all these renders and move on with our lives. I hope. Reuters via Jalopnik

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TMS EditorThe Mustang Source Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association and Lilly Diabetes to get Ryan Reed behind the No. 16 Ford Mustang full-time for the 2104 NASCAR Nationwide Series. The collaborative effort is part of an ongoing partnership between RFR and the American Diabetes Association to help bring more awareness to diabetes. Reed, who drove with RFR in 2013 on a limited schedule in partnership with American

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Autoweek just published these pics of the 2015 Mustang front end. No real surprises here, just a bit better look at the headlights and grille than we've had in the past. One more pic after the jump!

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Patrick Rall The Mustang Source After trailing the Chevrolet Camaro in each of the first four months of 2013, the Ford Mustang has battled back - beating the Camaro badly in June sales with a margin of over 2,000 units. More importantly, while the Mustang has only won 2 of the 6 months in 2013, the pummeling handed out by the original Pony car in June has allowed Ford's Mustang to climb into the

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When Ford unleashed the 662-horsepower Shelby GT500 in 2013, it certainly drew some attention to the brand. With the car's launch, Ford set the new baseline for muscle car horsepower, prompting tire dealers across the country to begin shopping for vacation homes and luxury yachts.We've had plenty of seat time in the 2013 Shelby GT500, and we've come away with a healthy respect for the car. Unlike other high-horsepower domestic offerings (such as the

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Want to win some free shocks? I'm certainly I could find a use for free coilovers, even if I didn't need them. Bilstein is giving away a coil-over kit to the winner of their "Lower it Right" contest on Facebook. If you have a lowered car, or a car that you would like to be lowered, upload a photo to their facebook account. It's a part of their "Lower it Right" campaign. They're trying to

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Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles Shelby announced today that they have big plans for 2013 with lots of new projects planned for the upcoming year. Vice President Gary Patterson says that the company will make debuts at both the Detroit Auto Show in January and New York Auto Show in April, and while he doesn't specifically say what will be unveiled, he does provide

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by John CoyleMustang Forums For Christmas, I fly to Florida to hang out with my family. And while getting ready to leave for a week can be kind of stressful, I do get to spend a fair amount of time flopped in front of the tube, eating my mom's cooking and drinking beer with my dad. So it's always cool when there's a big block of stuff worth watching in the holiday rotation, and this

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Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles At the SEMA show in Las Vegas last month Roush unveiled a custom 700 horsepower Stage 3 Mustang in conjunction with Ford Racing and Sherwin-Williams. The car was impressive simply sitting on the show floor, boasting a Ford Racing Aluminator engine and Roush's new Phase 3 supercharger system as well as an eye-catching Sin City Silver and Luminescent Lime

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by John CoyleMustangForumsLook, I obviously love crazy stuff like this crazy Cobra Jet Twin Turbo Concept I saw at SEMA. That's a given. But I'm always excited to hear about progress the Ford is making across the board--even with the Mustang's little sibling the Fiesta. The Blue Oval will be showing off some of the recent innovations regarding its pocket rocket at 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and I'm actually excited to check them out. Why?

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by MF EditorsMustang Forums Wayne's going through with his plan to market, then sell, the Porsche Special hill climb car designed and driven to victory in 1961 at Mt. Washington by the legendary Bill Rutan. First he takes it the Hershey Hill Climb race where his driving even surprises himself, then he brings it to auction along with a custom featured 1969 500KR Mustang Cobra.Make sure to watch the episode, Wednesday at 10 on Velocity!

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Article courtesy of MustangsDaily.com, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles After posting its highest numbers in nearly four years in May, the Ford Mustang continued its momentum by maintaining five figure retail sales in the month of June. Today Ford announced that customers purchased 10,263 Mustangs off of dealers' lots last month, just shy of the 10,427 in May and a 16.2% increase compared to June of 2011 (8,835

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This story originally appeared at Motor Authority If you've spent any time on the old Ford Mustang customizer site, you know how addictive it can be to build a Mustang to your very own specifications (unless you're a Chevy guy, in which case... Why are you there in the first place?).As entertaining as the old Mustang customizer may have been, there was no payoff for designing a Mustang beloved by fans and by your social media

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Marcus SlaterMustang Forums Ford's new ad spot for the 2013 Mustang is three parts cool, one part kinda creepy. The Mustang drives through the streets of New York shape taking on the appearance of pedestrians who care to look at it. It's a cool effect with the paint crawling over the car as it transforms, until you get to the little ballerina. I won't spoil it, but if you've seen Black Swan you might have

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Content courtesy of American MuscleThe 2015 Mustang reveal is getting closer and there's been a lot of hype from the Mustang community about the new model! J. Mays, Ford's Creative Chief Officer, previously said the new gen model will be less retro and way more modern as to move the Mustang name forward. That has people creating their own renderings of what they think it will look like.What we do know about the 2015 Mustang

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Article courtesy of Mustangs Daily, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang news and articles Late last night Ford released official details and photos of the new 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible, and today they officially revealed the car at the Chicago Auto Show. Like the coupe that made its debut at the L.A Auto Show, the GT500 Convertible has been upgraded with the new supercharged 5.8-liter V8 with 650 horsepower. The convertible doesn't have

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by Patrick RallThe NHTSA announced in August that they were launching an investigation into a variety of complaints over the 6-speed MT-82 manual transmission in the 2011/2012 Ford Mustang, with which Ford Motor Company replied that they would cooperate fully. Today, thanks in part to Ford's response to the investigation, the NHTSA has ended their investigation.In response to the investigation, Ford had issued their thoughts on the complaints about the 6-speed manual transmission found in

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Ford Racing recently unveiled the 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang at the Performance Racing Industry show in Orlando, Florida.This is the latest in Ford Racing's Cobra Jet lineage, which began with the drag racing special's victorious introduction at the NHRA Winternationals back in 1968.The legacy was revitalized in '08 when Ford Racing offered a limited run of the 40th Anniversary Cobra Jet Mustang, which quickly sold out.Now we have the '13 Cobra Jet, which offers two

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It's a good thing you guys are on MustangForums and not one of those shady enthusiast sites, because this is what can happen when you run with the wrong internet crowd. Automotive enthusiasts in southwest Japan, who met up via a forum, found their precious supercars turned into twisted sheet metal when the leader of the pack (not a Mustang driver, obviously)  turned out to be a really bad leader. Witnesses say the supercars

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by Patrick RallMustang Forums After much anticipation and speculation, Ford Motor Company pulled the sheets off its refreshed 2013 the morning ahead of its formal introduction at the LA Auto Show--and fans of the iconic pony car are sure to be pleased. Across the board The most noticeable styling difference is the GT500-inspired nose. The front fascia now extends all the way up to hood--actually wrapping up towards the base of the windshield-- whereas the

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by John CoyleMustang ForumsRegardless of how your Turkey Day went down, it's probably safe to say it turned out better than it did for these Corvette drivers. Of course, you're probably not an idiot, and understand that money doesn't guarantee driving chops.   Now, if there's a good place to street race, this isn't it. As these jerks wait for the light to turn, a guy and a little kid on a bike cross in

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Seriously, if you want a Porsche, get a Porsche. You could sure as hell get a Boxter for cheaper than it cost to tart up this 350Z. Plus, you'd actually have a cool sports car, instead of this testament to overwrought bodykits. Yikes. More Worst of SEMA >>>>

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Going to SEMA is awesome, but for the course of the week, 99% of the people you'll see are old fat dudes. Fortunately, the other one percent are girls being paid to be there, and Patrick Rall took their pictures. Meet the ladies of SEMA 2011! More Ladies of SEMA >>>>

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by Thomas BeyMotor AuthorityA highlight of this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas was the original Shelby Cobra prototype on display. Unrestored and unpretentious, its presentation was in stark contrast to the event's requisite highly polished, no-holds-barred rides surrounding it. Patina be damned, its provenance commanded due respect.Just in time for Shelby fans comes the next big event, and it's in Plainfield, Indiana this weekend: the auction of an unrestored 1968 Shelby Cobra Mustang GT500-KR with

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Our editor John is still running around SEMA, busy as can be, trying to get all the photos and scoops he can. But that doesn't mean he's too busy to keep his priorities straight. Because John's a man who knows what's important, he's done the right thing and taken plenty of photos of some of the most finely tuned ladies of SEMA 2011!  We've got lots more SEMA photos, even some with actual cars in

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by John CoyleMustang ForumsSEMA is always crazy. But with a million square feet of cars and over 130,000 attendees, you'd expect it to be! The funny thing is that everyone starts the week talking about cars, and ends up talking about one thing: walking. Because you do a lot of walking. Next year, I'm wearing a pedometer. Hope you enjoy the photos!SEMA 2011: Ford Booth  SEMA 2011: Gallery TwoSEMA 2011: Gallery ThreeSEMA 2011: Gallery FourSEMA

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Ford Mustang owners are known for their desire to stand apart from the crowd, and Ford is showing off the possibilities for various statements customers can make with their Mustang at this year's SEMA show. Several Mustangs will display just how customizable the iconic pony car is. These are but a few of the many Mustangs we'll be covering next week, and these are just the renderings, so stay tuned for the real deal!"No customer

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by Patrick RallFord Motor Company hasn't offered up any official information thus far on the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302, but thanks to a special on SpeedTV about the 2012 Boss 302, we have an idea as to what could be coming for the 2013 model year. During the program, there were shots showing a poster that looked to offer the various color choices and wheel options for the 2013 Mustang Boss 302.  This poster

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by Patrick RallFord Motor Company recently invited a group of media members to their Romeo Proving Grounds near Detroit to drive the new 2012 Ford Explorer and Edge, both powered by the 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine.  This marks the formal introduction of the 4-cylinder EcoBoost technology to the US market. In these front wheel drive sport utility vehicles, it makes 240 horsepower and 270lb-ft of torque.  This is the same engine that some rumors suggest

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by Patrick RallOver the past few months there have been rampant rumors (with some Motor Company reinforcement) that when the next generation Ford Mustang hits the streets in 2014, it will be smaller and friendlier for the global market.  The suggestion of the Mustang being anything but purely American turns many a gearhead's stomach (as it should), so when I recently had the chance to sit down with Ford Chief Creative Officer J Mays, I

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by Patrick RallWhile Ford Motor Company hasn't offered up any information about the next generation of the Ford Mustang, rumors suggest that when the "next Mustang" hits the streets in 2014, independent rear suspension (IRS) will be a standard feature.  Considering how many modern vehicles use IRS setups, it seems like a no-brainer that the classic American performance car would have this modern handling technology, but is standard IRS in the next Mustang what the

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by Patrick RallThe Woodward Dream Cruise has turned into more of a spectator event than a celebration of the automotive history of Detroit, but thanks to Ford Motor Company, there is still a massive area that is truly all about the cars.  While you will find more than just Mustangs in the gigantic Ford display that runs along 9 Mile Road in Ferndale, straddling Woodward Avenue, the largest portion of the Blue Oval area

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Ford Motor Company's August sales totaled 175,220, up 11 percent versus a year ago - driven by 16 percent higher Ford brand sales and 25 percent higher sales for Lincoln."Ford's fuel-efficient cars, crossovers and trucks continue winning over consumers in the marketplace," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Our new product lineup - especially our newest cars - continues helping Ford grow even stronger and gain market share on the

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by Patrick RallLast year, Ford Racing introduced the new Ford Mustang stock car body to the NASCAR Nationwide Series where it went head to head with the Dodge Challenger in a clash of the modern muscle cars.  Ford used to adhere to the theory "race on Sunday, sell on Monday", but if you have watched a NASCAR Sprint Cup (formerly Winston Cup) recently, you have seen a Ford Fusion stock car that offers the form

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ABPA's Video: The Good Scandals Are No Longer Limited to Tabloids by Jason GiacchinoIt's a simple matter of personal economics and a situation we have all faced at one point or another: OEM versus aftermarket replacement parts.  For many, the decision is an easy one, especially when they find themselves in a situation where an automotive part fails and the OEM component costs triple the price of an aftermarket unit, weighs more, and has to

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by Adam RossWow, talk about production value! When did car videos start getting special effects? And dance sequences? As impressive as the production quality is though, the driving itself is still the star of the show in DC Shoes' recently released Ken Block's Gymkhana Four; the Hollywood Megamercial.Man, if this doesn't make you want to drive fast and take chances, nothing will. And not to be controversial or anything, but it might even make

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Recently, the Obama Administration announced the new requirements for the CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) laws set to go into effect in 2016.  These new CAFE standards will require automakers to yield an average fuel economy level of 39 miles per gallon for cars and 30 miles per gallon for trucks, vans and SUVs - the current requirements are 30.2 for cars and 24.1 for trucks so there will be a need for significant improvement

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We recently reported that the next-generation Ford Mustang won't be bowing in until sometime in 2014, coming onto the market as a 2015 model.That means the current generation Ford Mustang, and its aging platform, will have to soldier on for almost three whole years.However, according to a new report, a facelifted version is due in the interim. This facelifted Mustang is expected to arrive as a 2013 model, and the good news is that we

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For new 2012 Mustang Boss 302 owners, the unique chance to take part in a "track attack" is now a reality.As part of a complimentary program offered by Team Mustang and Ford Racing, instructors at the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School at Miller Motorsports Park are offering all new 2012 Mustang Boss 302 owners a chance to learn what their car is capable of over the surface on which it was born - the

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All photos courtesy of AmericanMuscle.comby Patrick RallOn August 14th, 2011 a massive group of new and old Ford Mustang's will converge upon the Delaware Community College Campus in Media, Pennsylvania for the 3rd Annual AmericanMuscle.com Mustang Show.  American Muscle has become the leading name in Mustang appearance and high performance modifications so it is fitting that they also host one of the biggest all-Mustang shows in the country. And with over 750 Mustangs expected to

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by Patrick Rall Ford Motor Company kept the momentum going in July 2011 with their year over year (compared to the same month last year) gains of 8.9% ranking them third in terms of growth among major automotive groups, behind just the Chrysler Group and BMW. Unfortunately, while small, fuel friendly vehicles like the new Ford Fiesta saw great growth in July 2011, the Mustang slumped from the 8,900 units sold in June to just

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by Patrick RallSince the first 2011 Ford Mustangs were hitting the street with the new 3.7L V6 and 5.0L V8, there have been rumors about shifting problems with the new 6-speed manual transmission.  As more and more of the manually shifted 2011 Mustangs abound, more MFers complained about a variety of issues with their 6-speed transmissions, ranging from things as simple as excessive noise and vibration to the inability to shift into some gears at

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by Patrick RallJim Farley is the Chief of Ford Marketing and with a family tree chock full of Ford executives - Mr. Farley is a passionate individual.  I have had the chance to meet Jim Farley several times and his passion for Ford Motor Company and the automotive world as a whole comes across in his talks about the company's plans and future.  One other aspect of the industry that Jim Farley is passionate about

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by Patrick RallWe don't get much Mustang news from the folks at PickupTrucks.com but according to an insider source of theirs, Ford is currently working on a pair of new EcoBoost V6 engines that may find their way under the hood of the Ford F Series and the Ford Mustang.  These new engines are expected to measure 3.0 and either 2.6 or 2.7L, and while little is known about the new EcoBoost engines currently wearing

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Each year Ford donates a very special one-of-a-kind Mustang as part of its continuing commitment to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture and the organization's Oshkosh aviation event held annually in Wisconsin.This year, the very special Mustang was the 2012 Blue Angels Mustang GT, which as its name suggests, was built around an aviation theme.We can gladly report that the custom Ford Mustang has been sold during an auction at the 2011 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh,

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The members of Mustang Forums share unrivaled enthusiasm for the original pony car, and the work they do on their precious cars is certainly a reflection of that. Though the traditional Mustang models are already powerful and iconic, many fans opt to make their own special modifications in order to create a vehicle that is entirely unique and one of a kind. A great deal of time, money and love goes into each of these

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Tires Will Be a Smokin' by Jason GiacchinoAutomotive quiz time: What does one of a body of armed guards who patrol a region, a gray, wolf-like canid, and a small, hardy horse of the American plains descended from Spanish stock all have in common? If you answered Ford, specifically the Ranger, Coyote & Mustang, then not only are you likely a diehard Ford fan, but you may just need to get out more.All kidding

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by Patrick RallWhen the month of April 2014 comes around, the Ford Mustang will turn 50 years old. Many expect Ford to unveil a new Mustang to celebrate the golden anniversary of America's longest running car.  The 2014 Mustang is expected to offer a total redesign of the Mustang line - the first since 2005 - and there is massive speculation around just what to expect.  We have heard discussions of an EcoBoost Mustang and

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by Patrick RallWant to go drifting with Vaughn Gittin Jr.? Ford can make it happen courtesy of their new Octane Academy program - which will give four groups of aspiring racers a chance to study with Ford drivers Gittin, Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust and Ken Block.  These drivers will each host a four day racing program where they will teach you the ropes of their given discipline, including drifting in the Ford Mustang, rally racing

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The engineering and design teams at Ford Motor Company have produced a truly unique "Blue Angels" edition 2012 Ford Mustang GT. This one-of-a-kind vehicle will be sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction July 28, during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 2011 AirVenture Oshkosh, the world's greatest aviation celebration.All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million

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by Patrick RallThe Ford Mustang has trailed the Chevrolet Camaro through the first five months of 2011, but with strong sales in June 2011, Ford broke General Motors' shutout in this calendar year as they outsold the Camaro and the Dodge Challenger.  Ford has outsold the Challenger every month this year but with their success in June, Ford has their first month of bragging rights over both of their cross town rivals. Ford sold 8,835

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Funny man Adam Carolla's latest adventure, The Car Show, promises to be the "perfect mix of comedy, shop talk and eye candy", when it premiers tonight at 10pm Eastern on SPEED channel. Or at least that's what the press release promises. And judging from the above clip, the press release might just be right! So besides that perfect mix, why should you watch The Car Show, as opposed to some other car show that features

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by Patrick RallShelby Automotive has twice issued high performance, tuned Ford Mustang models for rental services with Hertz Rental Cars and rumors suggest that there could be a new Shelby GT-H or GT350H.Even though Shelby didn't offer up its first Mustang until 1965, the company was officially founded in 1962, so in 2012 they will celebrate the company's 60th birthday. And what better gift could they give than a high performance Mustang that is available

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Content courtesy of The Ford StoryHow did you feel when you first saw your car, truck or SUV? There's a reason some cars and trucks are totally cool to look at (you know, all Ford vehicles!), while others are completely forgettable. It has a lot to do with how the designer approaches the subject. In the case of Ford Motor Company Designer Anthony Prozzi, who was formerly a fashion designer for Donna Karen, it doesn't

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Photo courtesy of MustangForums member PiggySmallzby Patrick RallSales numbers for the first six months have been fairly strong for the Ford Mustang, but with just 39,041 units through June 2011, the Mustang is on a decline in sales from last year, and until this most recent month, it has trailed the Chevrolet Camaro every month this year.  In February of this year, the Mustang's sales were so low (3,697 units) that the Dodge Challenger came

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The Ford ambient lighting system, MyColor, is already a favorite among customers because it's a quick and easy way to personalize the interior to match their mood on any given day. Feeling playful? There's a color for that. Need something soothing? Choose a MyColor hue for that. Are you all over the map today? Create a custom color by mixing the palette. There's even a way to customize your Mustang gauges for the Fourth of

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by Patrick RallThe Ford Mustang GT500 has been the king of the hill in the American muscle car segment since returning in 2007, but when the Camaro ZL1 hits the market later this year, the Shelby Mustang will have a much tougher fight on its hands - unless the rumors of a new engine with over 600 horsepower prove to be true.  Over the past few months, sources such as Car & Driver have reported

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Peer CEOs Vote in 26th Annual Award Ford CEO Alan Mulally has been named "2011 Chief Executive of the Year," an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of his or her peers."The success he showed in the face of incredible difficulty was just extraordinary," said James Turley, chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young and member of the 2011 Selection Committee. "The foresight he showed throughout the process, the

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by Patrick RallThe sales results from around the industry trickled in from May 2011 and an interesting bit of news came out, as the Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang together outsold all hybrids sold in the US market during the month.  Many would expect that the sales of muscle cars would be on the decline with gas prices hovering around the $4 range, but thanks to advancements in technology, the fuel economy efforts

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by Patrick RallWhile the idea of changing your camshafts is to get more performance out of your Mustang, in most cases the new cam also offers an improved sound.  For some, the sound of the "big cam" is more important than performance improvements, but with the higher costs of the dual overhead cam setup in the S197 Mustang, simply changing your cam to get a better sound out of your Mustang may be too expensive

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  1986 Mustang SVO Photo courtesy of Wikimediaby Patrick RallWhile speaking to a small group at Princeton University earlier this year, Bill Ford Jr. confirmed that there would be a Ford Mustang powered by an EcoBoost engine as Ford Motor Company works to spread their fuel-friendly yet performance-oriented turbocharging technology across more vehicles around the world.There have been rumors of an EcoBoost Ford Mustang since the new Ford Taurus SHO hit the market with the

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Photos courtesy of Forum Member Praeixby Patrick RallThe Ford Mustang will officially turn 50 years old in April 2014, and while Ford hasn't issued anything official, many people expect that to be the beginning of the next generation of the fabled pony car.  Rumors have been swirling for months about possible new engines, but thanks to some recent reports, we have an idea of what could be coming for the 50th birthday of the mighty

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Content provided by CarsDirect.comRejuvenated Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has bold predictions for the next four years, CEO Alan Mulally told USA Today. The once-again profitable company seeks to expand sales by 50% in just four years, heavily relying on expansion in the Asian and African markets. Ford sold 5.31 million vehicles in all markets for 2010. Mulally says the company seeks to increase that number to "nearly 8 million" by 2015.The Chinese auto market is

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2011 Ford Parade and Street Party to Hit Downtown Carlisle CARLISLE, PA - Carlisle Events, the Downtown Carlisle Association and Ford Motor Company are proud to announce the inaugural 2011 Ford Parade and Street Party to be held on June 4th, 2011 in conjunction the with Carlisle Ford Nationals. The Saturday evening festivities will provide automotive enthusiasts, specifically those interested in the FOMOCO brands, an opportunity to share their passion as they drive in the

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2011 Schedule Promises More Fun, Entertainment and Exhibits than Ever Before CARLISLE, PA - A new year brings a new season worth of family fun, entertainment and new selection of food to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, the America's Automotive Hometown. Auto enthusiasts have their pick between eight specialty shows along with the annual bookend events, Spring and Fall Carlisle. In addition, Carlisle Events will take part in two new, mid-western events which have been added

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Buy and Sell with Confidence in a Face-to-Face SettingCARLISLE, PA - Buying or selling a car has never been easier with the car corral at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. This year, nine of the ten Carlisle based events will feature THE most convenient way to buy or sell a vehicle. In addition, Carlisle Events has partnered with Auctions America by RM, allowing for two additional car corral dates at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn,

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Long Beach, Calif. - April 6, 2011 - Following last year's successful 3D broadcast of Formula DRIFT's "Round 7, Title Fight" event, DIRECTV and Formula DRIFT take another spin around the track with the production of Formula DRIFT's 2011 season opener, Round 1: Streets of Long Beach. The race will be the first-ever drifting street race to be produced in 3D and will be available exclusively on n3D, powered by Panasonic, this summer.The season opener

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FORD MUSTANG OWNERS NEXT FOR SYNC APPLINK AND UNMATCHED VOICE CONTROL, ACCESS TO MOBILE APPS Ford will launch SYNC® AppLink next as a factory-installed feature for the 2012 Ford Mustang 2012 Ford Mustang owners are next in line for SYNC® AppLink, the industry-first software application that gives SYNC users hands-free voice control of their smartphone appsMustang will be the first vehicle with AppLink integrated with Ford's optional Voice-Activated Navigation System, adding enhanced accessSYNC AppLink for

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This story originally appeared at Mustang BlogIt seems like there is a factory Mustang for everyone these days. There's the V-6 version for those who want a lot of power without high insurance premiums and high fuel-economy penalties, the GT for those who want V-8 power, the Shelby GT500 for those who want even more power, and the upcoming Boss, for those who want a track car. And now, Ford is readying a Mustang specifically

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Content Provided by media.ford.comFor 2012, the Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package will get a new name, by engaging Facebook fans to submit their idea for the best name for the package that appeals to track-day fans and sports car aficionados alikeThe contest runs through mid-December, with the winner walking away with a two-year lease on a new 2012 Ford Mustang V6 with the Performance Package he or she helped nameThe Performance Package combines lightweight

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Hey guys, we have some pictures from the LA Auto Show. Check them out after the jump!

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Content provided by media.ford.com CHICAGO - Cars.com, one of the nation's leading resources for buying and selling a car, announced today that the Ford Mustang has been selected by the site's users as the winner of its first annual Shoppers' Choice Award.  Finalists were selected based on key shopping indicators and owner feedback on Cars.com including leads to dealers, vehicle searches on the site and volume and quality of consumer vehicle reviews collected on Cars.com. 

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TracKey, available for 2012 Mustang Boss 302 owners through Ford dealers, adds TracMode powertrain control software to the car for track use, providing full race calibration and two-stage launch control in addition to stock calibration, without compromising factory warrantyUsing a dual-path powertrain control module (PCM), TracKey software is installed after the vehicle is purchased; accessed by a specially programmed vehicle key, new code coexists with stock Boss software, allowing drivers to choose between street

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Hey all, we're heading off to SEMA this week!  We'll be providing you with information about all the latest Mustang models and other Mustang related products.  Press releases, photos, and news is only a sliver of the coverage we'll be putting up here!  The show starts Tuesday, November 2 and we'll be constantly updating.  Check back on this page throughout the week to see all the latest coverage!

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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

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2 September, 2010.  FPV ANNOUNCES SUPERCHARGED V8 ENGINE PROGRAM Ford Performance Vehicles today announced a new range of supercharged V8 engines for its Australian-made performance car range. To be launched in early October, the new FPV GS and GT model ranges will both be powered by all-new lightweight 5.0 litre supercharged Ford V8 engines producing 315kW and 335kW of power respectively. Both engine configurations are more powerful, more fuel efficient and cleaner than any

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The Boss returns! Limited production 2012 Mustang Boss 302 set to become the quickest, best-handling straight-production Mustang ever offered by Ford, based on the world-class foundation provided by the 2011 Mustang GTBoss upgraded in nearly every vehicle system; engine output, brakes, suspension, interior and exterior all examined to optimize weight, aerodynamics and track performance >Full Mustang team effort results in a comprehensive re-engineering available only through the factory; new Boss is not a package that

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Ford offered Boss 302 and 429 versions of Mustang from 1969 to 1970; the Boss 351 was built for 1971 only on a larger, restyled Mustang bodyThe original Boss 302 cars were designed to dominate SCCA Trans-Am racing with a high-revving small-block V8 and outstanding road-holding capability; Boss 429 cars were designed with acceleration in mind and built to satisfy NASCAR engine homologation requirementsAll classic Boss models are coveted collectibles today thanks to outstanding performance

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Annual production of the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 has been limited to 5,500 units to maintain exclusivity of the productDemand for the new 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 has exceeded expectations with more than 3,300 initial dealer and retail orders received to datePremium features including the glass roof and the Electronics Package with SYNC, navigation and HD Radio™ are exceeding expectations as consumers show an appetite for new features and technology  2011 Ford Shelby GT500DEARBORN, Mich.,

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The Car of Tomorrow is a distinct type of 2010 Ford Mustang racing car that features unique body design and casing materials. In order to enter a vehicle in the Nascar Nationwide series, the second most prestigious of all Nascar races, the Ford company designed a separate type of race car that combines the best features of the Car of Tomorrow with standard features of other pony cars and 2010 Ford Mustang body types.

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How do you take a V6 Mustang from stock to super-powered? Dave Kaek from AmericanMuscle and Swarr Auto have teamed up to modify a stock 2005 V6 Mustang and see just how much horsepower they can crank out of 6 cylinders. Check out the video series to see what they did to make an average Mustang look and perform like a super-powered beast!The first video (in the four part series) features Dave Kaeck kicking things

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The 2011 Ford Mustang GT, powered by a new 412-hp 5.0-liter V-8 engine, adds yet another notch to its belt: an EPA rating of 26 mpg highway when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, giving it the best fuel economy in its class.   "The 2011 Mustang continues to exceed expectations in every category, and these fuel economy numbers are another chapter in an incredible story," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president, Global Product

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Fidanza's aluminum flywheels are now available for the 2005-2008 Ford Mustang 4.0L V6.Made from high-quality 6061 T6 aluminum, the Ford Mustang 4.0L flywheel (#186401) weighs 11.5 lbs. and provides strength, heat dissipation and weight reduction. The flywheels feature a replaceable 1045 steel friction surface attached with military grade aerospace fasteners, which saves V6 owners time and money by not having to replace an entire flywheel.Fidanza flywheels are compatible with any type of clutch material, including organic,

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The 2011 Ford Mustang today breaks new ground, cracking the record books as not only the most fuel-efficient Mustang ever, but also the first production car in history to produce more than 300 horsepower and more than 30 mpg highway.   The Mustang's official EPA ratings - completed this week - certify that coupe models equipped with the 305-hp 3.7-liter V-6 and available six-speed automatic transmission achieve 31 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg

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The new 2011 Ford Mustang with all-new powertrains has  three times more orders than the 2010 model in its first month, and half of all nationwide orders are for the car's class-leading 30 mpg 3.7-liter V-6 engine.   "Fuel economy ranks among the top two reasons people choose vehicles," said Steve Ling, North America Car Marketing manager. "With the 2011 Mustang lineup, we've found a way to offer even better fuel efficiency for V-6, GT

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Ford unveiled the 2011 Mustang with the new 3.7L V6 at the Los Angeles auto show late last year but for the debut of their all new 5.0L Mustang GT, they kept the Mustang in its own back yard and introduced the 2011 Mustang GT at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. There was plenty of information and a few cars to show off the 2011 Mustang base model but the key attraction of the

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The news of the new 412hp 5.0L V8 found in the 2011 Mustang V8 has been all over the automotive world and in talking to Mustang enthusiasts I have heard a popular concern. The 5.0L V8 offers 412 horsepower and 390lb-ft of torque without the aid of any forced induction and there is a concern that the stock parts are so high quality that simple modifications won't have mustang impact on performance. This morning

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The popularity of the specialty and project Mustang at SEMA is a tried and true tradition. Here is a slideshow of what we saw, including the Ford Mustang and a Ford GT.

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Many people passed by this 1934 Ford three window coupe at SEMA, paying more attention to the blinged out Mustangs and Foci packed around it - or perhaps they were too busy watching the boys from Galpin Auto building that classic green Mustang in the background.  In any case, I saw a great many people glance at this street rod and move on, as the unique modern drivetrain was so seamlessly installed that many might

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Starting in May 2009, Chip Foose, Magnaflow Performance Exhaust, and PowerBlockTV teamed up to created a one-of-a-kind 2010 Ford Mustang to be awarded by means of a random drawing.  The Foose Mustang featured a paint design by Chip Foose, and Mr. Foose was in the Magnaflow display this year at the SEMA Show to help show off the sweepstakes Mustang.  The performance modifications begin with a Magnaflow Performance exhaust system and an Edelbrock supercharger system

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It's pretty clear that Ford Motor Company is very proud of the 2010 refresh of the Ford Mustang - even though the Mustang has not yet received the "big motor news".  Since launching the 2010 Mustang at the LA Auto Show last year, Ford has been showing off their proud new baby like any good doting parent and the 2009 SEMA Show was virtually an alter to the fabled pony car. This is nothing new, as

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Ford has used the SEMA Show in Las Vegas show off new products from Ford Racing in the past, and with the Motor Company being the official car manufacturer of this year's show, we can expect more excitement. One hint as to what we could see at SEMA was offered by yesterday, as Ford Racing issued a press release officially announcing the 2010 Ford Racing Boss 302R Mustang and some of the cars' specifications.Paying homage

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Since the 2010 Mustang hit the streets, the Mustang community has been demanding more power and bigger engines.  Other than a few subtle hints during interviews, Ford has been pretty hush-hush about what engines would be introduced for 2011 to hopefully close the gap between the Mustang and the cross town rivals from GM and Dodge.  In what could be the first non-propaganda fed discussion in ages, Fox News reported that during a meeting with

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The folks at Steeda showed off the first edition of their take on the 2010 Ford Mustang in July with the debut of the Steeda Sport Edition Mustang.  That model featured underdrive pullies, a short throw shifter, a "performance air cleaner", sport springs, and a variety of dress up items to help it stand out from the factory produced 2010 Mustangs.  The upgrades, with an MSRP of $6,995, give someone just a glimpse of what

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The Formula Drift Series kicked off the 2009 season with a bang on the sunny streets of Long Beach. As a prelude to the Long Beach Grand Prix, Formula Drift has held their season opener on this historic California street circuit for the past three years. Although the sport of drifting is more commonly associated with Japanese sport compacts, the Ford Mustang is no stranger to the series. Four blue oval representatives entered qualifying with

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Starting on December 7, 2008 at 8pm EST, Discovery HD will air its special about the Mustang Challenger for the Miller Cup.  From the description from MillerCup.com, the show, titled Why We Race: The Mustang Challenge, sounds like it will play out like a reality game show with the drama of the races combined with off-track challengers.Every FR500S for the series was prepared in the exact same fashion, so it comes down to team planning

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The Ford Mustang is one of the most easily recognizable cars on the street in the US, and Ford Racing Technology Director Brian Wolfe acknowledged that when explaining the inspiration behind the four modified 2010 Mustangs displayed on the floor of the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.  From daily driven to full-blown race cars, Mustang enthusiasts modify their cars in many different ways, be it for styling or performance, and Ford is jumping on the

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Its 11:00 a.m., on Monday, November 17, 2008, and in 36 hours Ford Motor Company will debut the 2010 Ford Mustang.  The eagerly anticipated launch of this major refresh to the S197 will meet the world at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but for those who don't live in the area and cant make the Tuesday night debut, SPEED TV will air the release live!We have seen the Mustang from just about every angle in

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With the Los Angeles Auto Show just seven days away, Ford Motor Company has released what we can expect to be the last of the teasers of the 2010 Mustang.  So far, we have seen the hood, the interior, the side profile, the wheels, and the badging for the GT models, not to mention numerous spay shots, from the base model to the GT500.  

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Have a look at these MustangForums-exclusive shots of what is more than likely the 2010 Mustang GT, first covered up (note the black wheels in the second picture), then in its familiar camouflage. While there are no badges visible, the massive GT fog lights are clear, eventhough the hood cover and large bulge looks as though it might be wearing an upgraded hood, similar to that found on the current GT500.MORE PICTURES IN FORUMS -

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