Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

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TopSpeed Rendering: 2013 Ford Mustang Mach1

It has been rumored for quite some time now that the new-generation Ford Mustang would bring about the return of some old-time names, like the SVO or Cobra.

That is looking more like a reality no, as Ford has filed a trademark application for the "Mach 1" moniker, meaning that the new Mustang will also likely include a Mach 1 variant.

Ford filed the trademark on Thursday, February 23, 2012 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and it was published for opposition on January 1, 2013. Starting August 26, 2013, the trademark application has a status of "First Extension – Granted," meaning that Ford is free to use it, and that it needs to offer a legal document summarizing the way in which the automaker is planning to use the trademarked.

While this document offered by Ford remains a secret, we expect ford to slap the "Mach 1" badge on a high-performance version of the 2015 Mustang. A likely possibility is the Mach 1 name replacing the outgoing Shelby badge.

Click past the jump to learn more about the Ford Mustang Mach 1.

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The new Camaro Z/28 announces itself to be an amazing muscle car, but how is it when put next to its competition? This is the question Chevrolet wanted to answer, so it took a brand new Z/28 and put it face to face to a Mustang Boss 302 . Why Boss 302 and not Shelby GT500? Well, because according to Chevrolet , the Boss 302 is the fastest Mustang on the track.

The test was made at GM’s high-security MRC road course in Milford, Michigan, and, as no surprise, the track-oriented Camaro dominates the Boss 302 in almost every area. You do have to remember that the test was made by Chevrolet and its car needed to be better.

We have to admit however, that the new Camaro Z/28 was specially designed to dominated the muscle car segment: it lightweight, nimble and incredibly powerful. It also lapped the Nurburgring in 7:37.40 - which makes it very fast!

Just like any other automaker that looks to make a splash at the SEMA Auto Show , Ford knows that the way to go is to build a car that can stir up some buzz and turn some heads.

Recently, the American automaker teased a pair of Ford Mustang GT models that hopes to accomplish that. The first one, called the Mustang GT Nitto Tire, is the little more subdued of the two Mustangs.

But make no mistake, this Mustang GT still looks the part of a car you’d normally see in the biggest aftermarket show in the world. It’s got an aggressive new look, highlighted by a Brilliant Red finish from BASF to go with black racing stripes, as well as a new aero kit and if you didn’t notice by its name, a fancy set of what we think are 20-inch wheels wrapped in Nitto tires.

According to Ford, the Mustang GT Nitto Tire also has a performance upgrade under its hood, thanks to a new Ford Racing Cobra Jet intake manifold breathing through a twin-bore 65-millimeter throttle body. No mention of how much of an increase in output it carries, but anytime you hear the name "Cobra Jet", the thought immediately goes to a muscle car that has in excess of 500 horsepower at its disposal.

Whatever that number is, the Mustang GT Nitto Tire will undoubtedly fit right in at SEMA.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Mustang GT

Ford must be feeling left out considering that a bunch of other automakers, Hyundai and Chrysler , specifically, are in the middle of previewing their SEMA -bound vehicles.

So, the Blue Oval did what’s only right under these circumstances: join the party!

It already introduced the Mustang Yellow Jacket a week ago; now, a pair of new heavily-modded Mustangs have been introduced, or should we say teased, leading up to the big show this coming November.

Of the just-teased Mustang GTs , the one that was built in collaboration by Hollywood Hot Rods is the more eye-catching of the two, and for good reason. The bronze-ish color looks absolutely intense! Add that to the aerodynamic enhancements that appear to include a hand-made hardtop, new fenders, a redesigned tail secition, new wheels, and what really looks like side exhausts, and you have a completely remade Ford Mustang GT that definitely lives up to its name as straight out of Hollywood.

Like the Mustang GT Nitto Tire, the Hollywood Hot Rods’ Mustang GT also comes with massive performance modifications. And like the Mustang GT Tire, Ford hasn’t revealed any details on how much of an engine upgrade it has.

Fortunately, it won’t take us too long to find out because SEMA is just around the corner. When that time comes, we’ll know everything we need to know about a Mustang GT that already has our hearts on its strings.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Mustang GT

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If you ask us, a standard Shelby GT500 is pretty cool from factory, but somehow Steeda decided the GT500 can be further updated it you know where to add the updates.

The 2014 Steeda GT500 package improves the most powerful Mustang ever with an extremely aggressive, but in the same time smooth, overall appearance. The car’s width was increased, so it now perfectly fits those wider wheels, but also makes the GT500 looking a little bit more aggressive.

A base Shelby GT500 is powered by a 5.8-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 662 horsepower - an amount of power more than enough for a car like the GT500. However, Steeda found a solution to increase this output up to 725 horsepower. Steeda did not reveal how it obtained the extra power, but we expect the usual ECU updates and a new exhaust system.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 by Steeda.

Yellow’s looking like the color of choice for a lot of automakers going to SEMA this year.

On the heels of Hyundai previewing the "Yellow Cake" Night Racer Veloster a week ago, another company is headed to the aftermarket auto show with its own piece of yellow awesomeness.

This is the Ford Mustang GT , or as it’s been dubbed, the Mustang "Yellow Jacket." It’s a heavily modified 2014 Mustang GT that was born from a collaboration between Ford and Vortech Superchargers. Yep, the mere mention of the latter means that this muscle car will have some serious horses under its hood.

Not one to disappoint, that’s exactly what Vortech is giving us courtesy of its V-3 Si blower that shoots the output of the car’s 5.0-liter, V-8 engine from its stock 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque to an incredible 605 horsepower and 473 pound-feet of torque. This is good enough — we assume — to hit 60 mph in just under four seconds to go with a top speed of about 185 mph.

Outside of the obvious performance improvements, the Mustang Yellow Jacket still has to live up to its name, and it does with a disarmingly charming yellow paint to go with a Webasto sunroof, a carbon-fiber, cowl-induction hood, a new body kit courtesy of 3D Carbon, a tuned suspension and last but not least, a set of 20-inch iForged Icon wheels wrapped in Falken Azenis FK452 tires.

Be on the lookout for the Mustang Yellow Jacket at SEMA next month. Chances are, it won’t be too hard to find.

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Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

We already are well aware that the next-generation Ford Mustang will drop some of the current variants and will adopt new ones. There likwly won’t be a Shelby model, but instead the new Mustang could add a new "SVO" trim level and a few new "Cobra" variations.

Until now, none of these rumors included any details on the race-going version known as the Cobra Jet . A report from Hot Rod magazine claims that Ford insiders confirmed the 2015 Cobra Jet program is already underway, but what the Ford folks didn’t reveal was if the 2015 Mustang will be the basis for the Cobra Jet program.

This leaves us no choice but to wildly speculate. Could the next-gen Cobra Jet possibly be a rear-wheel-drive version of the Taurus or Fusion ? Those are both unlikely situations, but intriguing nonetheless. Most likely, Ford will continue on with the Mustang being the CJ’s platform, unless it simply can’t handle the stress of quarter-mile launches.

Regardless of the platform, a Ford official confirmed that the 2015 Cobra Jet will continue to offer awesome performance and he was quoted saying "Our goals remain the same for next year as they are every year, produce a competitive product at a price that is a value for the racer."

We’ll keep you updated.

Click past the jump to read more about the current Cobra Jet.

Source: HotRod
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The 2013 SEMA show getting closer, more details on the cars to be displayed in Las Vegas.

Today, aerodynamics specialists APR Performance revealed the first details on a new wide body kit it developed for a 2013 Ford Mustang GT . We’re not huge fans of wide body kits on muscle cars, especially the Mustang, but we’ll entertain the idea.

This kit includes 10 new pieces, that will widen the `Stang GT by 50 mm (1.96 inches) on each side. Widening isn’t all this kit is about, as it also comes with a range of track-proven carbon fiber parts, including: a front splitter, a massive GT-250 wing, a rear diffuser and a parts bin chock-full of parts from other manufacturers.

This parts bin is what piques out interest the most, as it includes a nice list of performance parts. The big boy of the bunch is a ProCharger centrifugal supercharger system that will likely push the Mustang near the 600-horsepower mark. A MagnaFlow exhaust system also chimes in to add a nasty rumble to the 5.0-liter, V-8 powerplant.

Helping keep the Mustang in check is a KW coil-over suspension system, a set of custom wheels and a set of Stoptech brakes. On the inside, a set of Sparco racing seats help keep the driver in place when tackling the twist.

Meh, we can live without the body kit, but the performance goodies definitely add some extra "Go" to all of the show that this gaudy kit exudes.

We’ll bring you more when APR releases all of the information.

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Ford will auction a one-of-a-kind prototype of the NHRA competition-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas on September 28, 2013. All the proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

This one-off Cobra Jet prototype is powered by a 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8 engine mated to a T4 racing transmission. For safe racing, it also comes with a safety cage made out of chrome-moly, a three-link rear suspension, lightweight racing brakes, exclusive Cobra Jet-branded Weld wheels, a three-link rear suspension system and a 9-inch rear axle. The interior will also add Cobra-branded Recaro seats.

This special Cobra Jet also features a stunning fiery orange satin finish combined with dark gray reflective stripes and a distinctive license plate with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s logo.

The winner of the bid will not only get the car, but also a training session at Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School where he will be able to drive cars like the Shelby GT500 or the Boss 302 Mustang.

Updated 10/01/2013: This unique Mustang Cobra Jet prototype was auctioned this weekend during Barrett Jackson’s auction in Las Vegas for an impressive amount of $200,000.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ford Mustang Cobra Jet.

We have known for quite some time now that with the new-generation Mustang , Ford will replace the current Shelby GT500 with a new GT350 version. The Shelby moniker will also likely be dropped and replaced by the "Cobra" name.

Until now, everything we knew on the GT350 was pure speculations, but a Mustang fanatic at MustangG6 managed to catch what he claims is the GT350 on open road. If this claim is accurate, than it is the first time anyone has caught the GT350 on video. Even if this is not the GT350, it still bodes well for the upcoming Mustang lineup, because this thing sounds fierce!

There are few details on the new GT350 just yet, but rumors suggest it will drop the current supercharged 5.8-liter, V-8 engine that develops 662 horsepower in the GT500. Instead it will be powered by a 5.0-liter, Coyote V-8 that will deliver about 450 horsepower. Sure, that’s a huge drop in output, but it will be more fuel efficient.

No mater what engine it uses, the sound is amazing, so enjoy the video!

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Source: WCF

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