First 2010 Shelby GT500 in the 9’s

January 30, 2010 Mustang News 2 Comments

The first 2010 Shelby GT500 to run the quarter mile in the 9-second range goes to Lethal Performance who pulls out all the stops en route to a 9.66 second run @ 146.19 miles per hour. The 2010 Shelby GT500 uses a 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger that produces 21.5 psi of boost along with suspension upgrades and an automatic transmission.

2011 Shelby GT500 Prices Revealed

January 27, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

10ShelbyGT500_33Just yesterday the 2011 Shelby GT500 order guide surfaced with news of the new aluminum block for the 5.4-liter V-8 engine and now comes word on how many internal organs you will have sell to get one.  The 2011 Shelby GT500 coupe will have an MSRP of $49,495 and the convertible will have an MSRP of $54,495. 

Package prices were also revealed which I have included for you after the jump… … Continue Reading

2011 Shelby GT500 Details come via Order Guide

January 25, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

2011ShelbyGT500OrderGuideThe 2011 Shelby GT500 order guide has been released and with it come details about the upcoming model.  The news we expected has arrived as the 2011 GT500 will come with a new aluminum engine block for the 5.4-liter V-8.  Also for the 2011 model year HID headlamps will be standard, MyKey is standard, Electric Power Assist Steering will be added, 19-inch forged aluminum wheel now standard on convertible model, integrated spotter mirror for side-view mirrors added and Shaker 500 and Shaker 1000 now come with a single CD option. 

Other additions include the availability of the Glass Roof option on the Shelby GT500 coupe, HD Radio now comes with the Electronics package and a new SVT Performance Package will be available.  The SVT Performance Package will include … Continue Reading

Russo and Steele Auction Storm Damage w/Photos

January 25, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

RussoandSteeleauctionThis past Thursday at the Russo and Steele Collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona two large tents covering about half of the automobiles were blown over during a severe rain storm that brought with it high wind gusts.  One of the tents was actually lifted up and blown onto a nearby freeway causing traffic delays for hours.  Most of the damage to the valuable collector cars was caused by the heavy metal poles used to hold the tents in place as they were thrown around when the tents were blown over.

The Barrett-Jackson and RM Auctions were also going on in Scottsdale but they reported no damage.

Check out the Mustang carnage after the jump along with a link to all the photos.  Try not to cry… … Continue Reading

Ford Mustangs Fetch Big Bucks at Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

January 24, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

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At this years Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona a slew of Ford Mustangs fetched big bucks as the auctions biggest day came to a close.  Every year at BJ the big day is Saturday when all the high dollar vehicles go across the stage and it stayed true to form as several Mustangs brought in big dollars.  Leading the way was the 2011 Mustang GT Daytona 500 pace car which brought in $300,000.  Not far behind was a 1970 Mustang Boss 429 that went for $275,000, the first 1966 Shelby GT350 went for $247,500, the 1967 Ring Brothers Reactor Mustang sold for $253,000 and Sonny & Cher’s Mustangs went for a combined $150,700. … Continue Reading

First Video of 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang

January 22, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

In the video above we get our first look at the 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang in motion along with some behind the scenes footage about what the new Shelby vehicle is all about. Motor Trend Senior Editor Matt Stone was lucky enough to get a tour through the Shelby American Las Vegas facility where production of the new Shelby GT350 will commence. Enjoy…

Grabber Blue 2011 California Special Mustang GT

January 21, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

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We get our first look at a Grabber Blue 2011 California Special Mustang GT with the all-new 5.0-liter V-8 engine.  The 2011 GTCS adorned in Grabber Blue sits just inside the main doors at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction taking place this week in Scottsdale, Arizona.  For a complete gallery of Grabber Blue GTCS photos head on over to TheMustangNews.com.

Ford to Build 50 2011 Mustang GT Daytona 500 Pace Cars

January 21, 2010 Mustang News 2 Comments

2011 Ford Mustang GT, The Official Pace Car of the Daytona 500

After our intial post on the 2011 Mustang GT Daytona 500 pace car word came down Ford plans to produce 50 exact replicas of the pace car in Race Red.  Ford will also be auctioning the actual 2011 Mustang GT pace car on January 23rd at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction with seven-time Daytona 500 champion Richard Petty on stage to help hand over the new car to the winning bidder.

All 50 limited edition 2011 Mustang GT pace cars will be painted in a special Daytona 500 paint scheme with added upgrades like a Ford Racing suspension, strut tower brace, mufflers, painted wheels, interior enhancements and specially branded lit sill plates.  No mention of price or availability as of yet. … Continue Reading

2011 Ford Mustang Order Guide for V-6 & GT Released

January 21, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

2011mustangorderguideThe 2011 Ford Mustang order guide is available for the V-6 and GT models in pdf form.  The order banks for the 2011 Mustangs opened on Monday January 18th so buyers who are ready to purchase can go by their local Ford dealership and place an order with whatever options they like.  If you are looking for the prices for the 2011 Mustang check out our previous post with the price guide.  The order guide can be found after the jump… … Continue Reading

2011 Shelby GT350 Unveiled by Shelby American at Barrett-Jackson

January 18, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

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During the opening night gala at the 2010 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction Carroll Shelby alongside his Shelby American team unveiled a 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang post-title upgrade package for the 2011 Mustang GT.  The 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang post-title package will include a Ford Racing supercharger pushing horsepower for the Mustang GT 5.0-liter to around 500.  Other goodies include Ford Racing suspension, Baer brakes, Borla exhaust and Cragar wheels.  MSRP for the package will be $33,995 which does not include the Mustang GT.

All the photos and details can be found after the jump. … Continue Reading

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