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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!

Click past the jump to read more on the next-gen Mustang

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Today we have another car to add on our "to be displayed" list for the 2013 edition of SEMA .

After the 1,000-horsepower Genesis Coupe prepared by Bisimoto Engineering and HRE’s 1,200-horsepower surprise , the folks at Ring Brothers revealed the first image of a 1965 Ford Mustang that it nicknamed “Blizzard” and specially developed for the Las Vegas Show.

Few details are known about this special, 1965 Mustang , but according to MustangDaily, it will arrive with a 710-horsepower, NASCAR Sprint Cup V-8 lurking under the hood. The first image also reveals that it is painted white with black and red racing stripes, and features a carbon-fiber hood, roof and front spoiler. The car will also be equipped with special wheels and with large brake calipers painted in red.

We’re sure there is much more that went into building this impressive Mustang, and we will bring you all of the details when Ring Brothers releases it.

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Ford unveiled the first Mustang in 1964 as a stylish, affordable and fun-to-drive muscle car. Most customers loved the Mustang, but Ford felt that it could be even better.

This is where Carol Shelby came rolling in to push the Mustang to its limit, and in early 1965 he unveiled the first GT350 — a hard-core performance version of the Mustang. This version was driven by champions like Sterling Moss, so the Mustang soon had the on-track credibility to match its go-fast looks.

Over the years, the Shelby Mustang evolved even further, as they became faster and more powerful, with models like the GT500 and GT500KR "King of the Road."

Prior to his death in 2012, Carol Shelby was involved in the development of the high-performance version of the current generation Mustang. This new-age Shelby, known as the Shelby GT500 , carries a 662-horsepower V-8 and hits 200 mph.

Ford Mustang

Okay, if you are a car nut, still have a pulse and are not excited or worried about the next-generation Mustang , then you may want to recheck your label as a car nut... I am not a big Ford fan and even I am on edge the edge of my seat about it.

This is a bang-or-bust redesign for Ford’s resident muscle car , as it has the potential to be either the Mustang II debacle all over again or the Fox Body `Stang that swooped in to save the model’s life. There is an ongoing debate on when and where the new Mustang will debut, and all of them are somehow centered around the model’s 50th anniversary.

We have whittled the possible debut locations down two the three most likely ones, and our reasoning for picking these three.

Click past the jump to find out the three possible locations and why we picked them

When Saleen promised a major reveal this weekend at Laguna Seca , speculation ran rampant that a successor to the mighty S7 was waiting to be introduced.

Well, we didn’t get that, which is a tad disappointing, but what we did get was an equally surprising announcement in the form of the Saleen Heritage Collection, a limited edition series of specially designed muscle cars that pays tribute to the top five drivers that raced in the Mission Bell race at Riverside International Raceway back in October 1970.

The first two vehicles of this Heritage collection were actually released a few years ago - the Saleen Parnelli Jones Ediiton and the Dan Gurney Edition - and now, the next three will be dropped in succeeding order beginning with the unveiling of the Saleen George Follmer Edition Mustang, followed by the Mark Donohue Edition Camaro , and the Swede Savage Edition Barracuda.

The latter two will be unveiled at later dates so for now, the spotlight focuses on the George Follmer Edition Mustang, a car that Saleen introduced over the weekend at Laguna Seca.

If you’re not too familiar with the name George Follmer, a brief history lesson will tell you that the man is notable for having one of the most decorated racing careers back in the 60’s and 70’s. In addition to running the Indianapolis 500 , Follmer also competed in Formula One with the Shadow team in 1973, while also racing in NASCAR ’s Winston Cup and the Can-Am series where he took the championship in 1972.

Click past the jump to read more about the Saleen George Follmer Edition Mustang

The sixth-generation Ford Mustang has been caught testing plenty of times, but we have yet to get a clear listen to the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Well, one lucky Youtube user just so happened upon a camouflaged Mustang on the roads of Flagstaff, Arizona with the a distinct whistle coming from the engine compartment. The video is pretty short, but is definitive proof that Ford engineers are hard at work on a four-cylinder, turbocharged version of the next-gen Mustang.

Rumors have recently been pulling everyone in multiple directions. One day, a report claims that the turbocharged model will only find its way to European showrooms and the next day, someone else claims that the U.S. market will get a turbocharged version. This video pretty much puts the issue to bed, as there is no reason to test a turbocharged Mustang in the States, if it won’t find its way here. That would seem a little counterproductive to us.

Just about every report of this turbocharged four-pot point to it being a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that is based on the 2.0-liter EcoBoost that you can find on the Focus ST, but tuned to about 350 horsepower. And according to several comments by Focus ST owners, the sound that this Mustang makes as it pulls away is identical to the sound that they hear everyday from their Focus’ engine. So, this also helps somewhat validate the claims that this engine will, in fact, be on loan from the Focus ST.

The next-generation Mustang will be the first ever to offer an independent rear suspension and it will adopt a global design that will be inspired by the Evos Concept.

We expect to see the 2015 Ford Mustang unveiled on April 17, 2014 - just in time to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary. As a reminder, rumors point toward the first 1,000 units will be offered as a 2014 1/2 model year.

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The Mustang is about to turn 50 years old and Ford is preparing to celebrate the event in style. The most important will be that we are going to see the launch of sixth-generation Mustang , but there will be a few other events prepared for the celebration.

One of these events is a "Mustang Countdown" online video series that reveals the many stories behind Ford Mustang and how it has touched people all around the world. The series includes behind-the-scenes looks at the Mustang 1 concept car. the build of the 1 millionth Mustang at Flat Rock Assembly Plant and many more.

This is only the beginning though, as Ford promised future videos will cover video games, Mustang’s competition heritage custom restomods and much more.

Ford Mustang will turn 50 years old on April 17, 2014, which happens to be the same day that we expect to see the new-gen Mustang.

Click past the jump to watch the video series.

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A very lucky member of the Mustang6g Forums was fortunate enough to be in a hotel parking lot in Arizona just when Ford engineers were taking a break from testing a few 2015 Mustang protoypes. As no surprise, Mriley — the forum member that spotted the `Stangs — quickly took his camera and snapped off a few pictures. He even managed to take a photo of the car’s interior; well, sort of.

As no surprise, the 2015 Mustang is still heavily camouflaged and these new shots revealed very little. The interior picture does show a concave steering wheel and thick sport seats.

We do know that Ford will drop the Mustang’s current exterior look that made the Mustang so famous and will adopt a global design language. Ford previewed this design when it displayed the Evos Concept.

Along with its new look, we expect to see a few updates under the hood too.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang.

Source: Mustang6g

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