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Ford Almost Gave Us a Mid-Engine Mustang BOSS 429 In 1969

Ford Almost Gave Us a Mid-Engine Mustang BOSS 429 In 1969

A crazy, mid-engine Ford Mustang BOSS 429 existed and it almost went into production back in 1969

Performance versions of the Ford Mustang have always been sought-after, by collectors. We have models like the original Shelby GT350 R, Shelby GT500, or BOSS 302, but for many, the top of the cherry, the big daddy, is considered to be the BOSS 429. But for all its performance credentials, the BOSS 429 had weight-distribution issues, which is why, in 1969, Ford decided to experiment with a mid-engine version of the BOSS 429, dubbed the LID Mustang.

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2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition

2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition

Is it fair that blue paint and some stripes are priced at over $12k?

Did you notice that automakers will use absolutely every possible opportunity they have to reveal a new special edition? Which pretty much translates to asking for money for the exact same car, but with a different color? This is exactly the case with the latest Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition announced for the 2022 model year.

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2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition Appearance Package

2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition Appearance Package

A few new black elements make all the difference!

Ford is further improving the 2022 Mustang with the addition of a new all-new appearance package. It is called Stealth Appearance Package and will be offered for the EcoBoost® Premium model. Customers can place their orders later this year, while the first cars will arrive in Ford dealerships in the first quarter of 2022.

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2022 Ford Mustang GT California Special

2022 Ford Mustang GT California Special

The Ford Mustang California Special is making a comeback, and this time it’s got a little something extra.

Ever since the first generation Mustang arrived back in 1965, the special California Edition was part of the lineup. And it is back for the 2022 model year, but with a few differences when compared to previous years.

For the first time is will be available with the GT Performance Package and will offer a new signature appearance to commemorate the 1968 California. Customers can place their orders for the California later in 2021, with the first deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.

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2021 Ford Mustang RTR Series 1 by Ford Performance

2021 Ford Mustang RTR Series 1 by Ford Performance

No changes were made under the hood, but the exterior upgrades made the Mustang look a lot better

If you are a fan of the Mustang, you probably already know that the right place to update your muscle car is RTR (Ready To Rock) Vehicles. The company is owned by championship drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and has offered upgrades for the Mustang for more than a decade. Now, RTR has unveiled the RTR Series 1 pack for the 2021 Ford Mustang GT Premium and EcoBoost muscles cars. Only 500 units will be built, and before you get too excited, most of them are already sold out.

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2022 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – 767 Edition

2022 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – 767 Edition

A special edition Mustang Mach 1 that finally delivers the amount of power promised by the name

767 mph (1,234 km/h) - also known as the speed of sound or Mach 1. Of course, as you can imagine, Clive Sutton was not able to build a Ford Mustang that can hit this speed. He was, however, able to modify the Ford Mustang Mach 1 so it can now develop a total of 767 horsepower. If you are not impressed, keep in mind that this is almost 300 horsepower more than the standard Mustang Mach 1.

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2021 Ford Mustang Legend Edition by Hennessey

2021 Ford Mustang Legend Edition by Hennessey

From deep within the bowels of Hennessey comes a very unexpected project that involves a 2021 Ford Mustang, the black and white color scheme of the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 of 1966, and 808 horsepower of full-on, all-American muscle. Okay, maybe I’m over-selling it a little bit, as it is essentially just a rehash of Hennessey’s Heritage Edition from 2018 with a different color. But hey, this is Top Speed, and we love go-fast cars – this Mustang is certainly that, and I want to tell you a little more about it.

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2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 By Hennessey Performance

2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 By Hennessey Performance

Called the Venom 1000, Hennessey has tuned the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to make 1,000 horses!

The latest car to undergo the Hennessey transformation is the 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500. The tuner has equipped its famed HPE1000 package in this car and it now makes 1,000 horses. The changes on the outside and inside are subtle, but massive under the hood. We’re yet to hear about the official 0-60 mph time and the top speed, but it will certainly outperform the standard GT500.

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2021 Shelby Super Snake Speedster

2021 Shelby Super Snake Speedster

Shelby comes up with a supercharged V-8 convertible Mustang that’s limited to just 98 examples

To celebrate Carrol Shelby’s birthday, Shelby American has rolled out the limited-production Super Snake Speedster edition based on the 2021 Mustang. It draws power from the Coyote V-8 engine and is paired to a supercharger. You can have it with either an automatic gearbox or a three-pedal stick shift. And, the best part – it is offered as a convertible. Oh, by the way, it also makes over 800 horses!

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2021 Ford GT Le Mansory

2021 Ford GT Le Mansory

It’s just as wild as the first one

For the second time in less than a year, Mansory is dropping jaws to the floor with a new iteration of its Le Mansory program for the Ford GT. The German tuner is known for its over-the-top cosmetic upgrades, and, once again, it lived up to the billing. The second Ford GT Le Mansory packs the same design changes as the first model, albeit dressed in a new red and black colorway. Mansory has said that it plans to build three units of the GT Le Mansory. With this being the second of those three units, the third and final model should be just as wild.

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2021 Ford GT Studio Collection

2021 Ford GT Studio Collection

It’s our first look at how Ford is opening the GT to all sorts of aesthetic possibilities

Ford Performance, in collaboration with Ford GT manufacturer Multimatic, has released the first Ford GT Studio Collection model, and it is a stunner. Dressed in a black paint finish with an orange racing stripe and matching accents all around, this Ford GT is the first of 40 Studio Collection variants that Ford will build over the next two years of the supercar’s production. A total of 20 units will be unveiled this year, and each unit will have an exclusive look that highlights the highly personalized nature of the Ford supercar. The Blue Oval hasn’t revealed how much each model of the Ford GT Studio Collection costs, but given the exclusivity of each unit, don’t be surprised if the cost of owning one far exceeds the GT’s $500,000 sticker price.

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2020 Ford Mustang Four-Cylinder - Driven

2020 Ford Mustang Four-Cylinder - Driven

In 2019, we got the chance to spend a week with the Ford Mustang GT Convertible,, and it was an absolute blast to drive. In fact, we even described it as presenting a “few reasons why you still need a V-8.” Ever since then, we’ve been wondering about the four-cylinder Mustang, aka the Mustang EcoBoost. Can a Mustang with a four-cylinder engine really live up to the name of a thoroughbred muscle car? Well, after months of asking, a 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible landed in the parking lot outside of TopSpeed HQ. That car was destined to spend the next week with us, and now we want to give you our impression of the beast with a little but dominating heart.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The Mustang Mach 1 returns after 17 years with Shelby upgrades

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a higher performance version of the sixth-generation Mustang. A limited-edition model that revives the Mach 1 nameplate after 17 years, the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 bridges the gap between the GT and the Shelby GT350 models. It’s essentially a Mustang GT with a more aggressive exterior and some parts from the Shelby GT350. Power comes from the standard 5.0-liter V-8 from the GT, but output matches that of the limited-edition Bullitt model. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is the fifth Mach 1 pony car produced since the late 1960s.

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Has Arrived To Make Everything Right In the World

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Has Arrived To Make Everything Right In the World

The Mustang Mach 1 returns after 17 years with cool looks and Bullitt power

It’s been 17 years since Ford last offered a Mach 1 version of the Mustang, and the iconic nameplate finally returned. After it skipped the fifth-generation pony car, Ford revived the Mach 1 for the sixth-gen model, almost seven years after it debuted in late 2013. A bit late, we would say, but it’s better late than never. Just like its predecessors, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 combines a bold styling package with a beefed-up V-8 engine borrowed from the regular GT. Let’s see what it’s all about below.

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition Package

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition Package

Ford has introduced a new appearance package for the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that is said to harken back to the original 1965 Shelby GT350. Although the package doesn’t include any mechanical upgrades, it does come complete with a Wimbledon White exterior paint finish and Guardsman Blue racing stripes. The front and rear will benefit from official, custom badges only available with the Heritage Edition package.

The interior, on the other hand, doesn’t see much in terms up upgrades or exclusivity. There will be a unique dash badge, though, and the seats will be finished in all black with red contrast stitching. Otherwise, the interior of the GT350 should carry over unchanged. The same can be said for the powertrain, so don’t expect any power upgrades to come with the Heritage Package, either. The 5.2-liter under the GT350’s hood will continue to deliver 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.

In this case, the racing stripes and custom badges don’t offer an increase in performance, so you’ll still get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and will top out on the north end of 155 mph. Pricing for the Heritage pacl is set at $1,965 but that is added on top of the $60,440 sticker price of the 2020 GT350 or the $73,435 price of the GT350R. There’s no word on availability, but it doesn’t appear as if the Heritage Package will be limited to a certain number of takers.

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2020 Ford Mustang Jack Roush Edition by Roush Performance

2020 Ford Mustang Jack Roush Edition by Roush Performance

The ultimate Roush Mustang; more powerful than the Shelby GT500

The 2020 Ford Mustang Jack Roush Edition is a high-performance version of the sixth-generation Mustang designed by Roush Performance. Unveiled at the 2019 SEMA Show, the Jack Roush Edition is more than just another beefed-up Mustang. This special-edition model celebrates the legacy of its founder, Jack Roush, who was recently inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Although it’s not particularly more aggressive than other Roush-made Mustangs, the Jack Roush Edition is the most powerful vehicle created by the American firm. Rated at 775 horsepower, it packs more punch than iconic Mustang nameplates like the Shelby GT500 and the Shelby Super Snake. Let’s find out more about this powerful beast in the review below.

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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 UNKL by Ringbrothers

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 UNKL by Ringbrothers

A modern take on the iconic Mustang Mach 1

The Ford Mustang Mach 1 UNKL is a one-of-a-kind restomod project created by Ringbrothers and showcased at the 2019 SEMA Show. The company’s first Mach 1-based project, UNKL joins a long list of cool Mustang restomods built by the company in recent years. The apparently weird UNKL name has a simple meaning, as this build was made for a customer "who enjoys a close relationship with his uncle" and "pays tribute to his uncle’s influence on his passion for cars." It’s nice to see a meaningful message behind a car name. Well, let’s find out more about this interesting project in the review below.

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2020 Ford Mustang R-Spec

2020 Ford Mustang R-Spec

A Hot Mustang for those living Down Under

Once you see it, you can’t quite unsee it and for all the good reasons. This is the Ford Mustang R-Spec, a GT-based limited-edition variant built in RHD only for the Australian market that features a plethora of Ford Performance parts, a Roush supercharger, and an active exhaust. That makes it the first supercharged Mustang to be sold through Ford dealers. With all the goodies that have been crammed in the R-Spec, power goes all the way up to 700 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque or about 170 horsepower and 180 torques over the Mustang Shelby GT350. At $67,500 in Oz, this could just be a great bang for the buck if you can get your hands on one of the 500 examples that will be made.

It’s been five years since Australian Blue Oval fans have been mourning the loss of Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV), Ford Australia’s division that used to turn around the really quick Fords at the antipodes. While nothing can replace a Falcon with all of FPV’s go-fast features added to it, the R-Spec Mustang is a nice addition to the sports car’s lineup in Australia where, until now, all you had to choose from when it came to ’special’ Mustangs was the Bullitt - and only 700 of those have been made for the 2019 MY (the R-Spec is part of the 2020 MY Mustang lineup).

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2019 Ford Mustang by Austin Cindric and Tucci Hot Rods

2019 Ford Mustang by Austin Cindric and Tucci Hot Rods

Loads of personal nods and staggering amounts of power make for a lethal combination

This year’s SEMA Auto Show is expected to host some of the finest aftermarket vehicles of the year. That’s the typical run of the order when it comes to the world’s biggest tuner show. The Ford Mustang will undoubtedly be well-represented in the event, as is the case pretty much every year. This time, though, three custom-built, one-off Mustangs will be at SEMA, including this dandy of a build from Team Penske race car driver Austin Cindric and aftermarket tuner extraordinaire Tucci Hot Rods.

Together, the two parties worked to create what is arguably one of the most impressive Mustang builds we’ve seen in a while. It comes with important aesthetic and aerodynamic upgrades, some of which were created through non-traditional means. This Mustang also has an identity that it can call its own, thanks to several personal touches that were included to celebrate Cindric’s family roots in motor racing. Best of all, this Mustang packs the meanest engine upgrade program among the three one-off Mustangs. It’s the most powerful of the lot, and that says something considering that the other Mustangs that are included in MoneyLion’s “HEAR WE ROAR” sweepstakes are both packing 700 horsepower on their own. This one beats both, and it is awesome.

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