Danny Thompson planning 300 MPH run in Ford Mustang at Bonneville Salt Flats

September 29, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

E85mustang300mphNot satisfied with his record run of 255 MPH in 2008, Danny Thompson is planning another historic run.  This time Danny is setting his sights on 300 MPH in another specially prepared E-85 fueled Mustang at the Bonneville Salt Flats sometime in October.

Back in 2008 Danny Thompson drove a specially prepared E-85 fueled 2008 Ford Mustang the fastest in history with a top speed of 252 MPH at the Bonneville salt flats.  Later in the year Danny would break the mark yet again with a 255 MPH run.  The E-85 fueled 2008 Mustang was powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 producing a mind boggling 1,100 horsepower.

This time around they are staying true to form utilizing another supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 Cobra Jet modular motor that should produce … Continue Reading

Chrome 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 from Creations n’ Chrome

September 28, 2010 Mustang News No Comments


The chrome 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 convertible you see above comes to us from Creations n’ Chrome out of Valencia, CA but the photo only tells half the story.  The chrome painted Mustang GT project car is only half done with the final color being a shade of pink.  The pink chrome Mustang will makes its debut at this years SEMA show in Las Vegas at the Ford Motor Company booth.  After the jump see a video of the chrome 2011 Mustang GT and an illistration of what the final pink chrome pony will look like.

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SMS 460 Mustang Burns to the ground at Bob Bell Ford in Maryland

September 26, 2010 Mustang News No Comments


In the wee ours of the morning on September 22 at Bob Bell Ford in Maryland a cleaning service employee discovered an SMS 460 Mustang valued at $60K engulfed in flames.  Firefighters were called to the seen but nothing could be done, the SMS 460 Mustang was considered a total loss.  The Mustang was being displayed separately from other vehicles near the front of the lot so passers by could see the limited edition Mustang.   … Continue Reading

ROUSH teams up with Grant Products to offer line of Steering Wheels

September 26, 2010 Mustang News No Comments


Roush and Grant Products are partnering up to offer aftermarket steering wheels for 2005-2011 Ford Mustangs.  The steering wheels offered by Grant will have the look and feel of an OEM wheel with a few race inspired modifications.  Grant actually uses OEM cores to create these unique steering wheels which come in a variety of colors and the option to have them ROUSH embossed or not.  All of your controls, buttons and airbag will transfer directly to your new Grant Steering wheel.  The steering wheels retail between $484 and $672 plus you will get a core rebate if you send back your old steering wheel.  Check out the photos after the jump… … Continue Reading

Grapevine Ford in DFW area offering base 2011 Mustang GT for $25,498

September 25, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

GrapevineFord-Ad-smallWhile thumbing through the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the other day I came across the automotive section with all the dealership ads with one catching my eye.  At Grapevine Ford which is just north of the DFW airport they are discounting 2011 Mustang GT’s by $5,000 and an additional $1,000 if you are approved for Ford Motor Credit financing.  A little more digging on these discounts and I found out most of the DFW Ford dealerships are doing a similar discount for the rest of the month. … Continue Reading

TSB issued by Ford concerning clutch problems on the 2011 Mustang GT

September 24, 2010 Mustang News No Comments

2011-mustang-5.0-gtFord just released a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for 2011 Mustang GT’s with six-speed manual transmissions concerning a clutch problem that may be experienced.  The clutch problem has to do with what Ford calls “clutch pedal stayout” which translates to an owners clutch staying on the floor during high rpm shifts for Mustang GT’s.

If you own a 2011 Mustang GT built on or before April 25, 2010 with a manual transmission and under 10,000 miles your vehicle may exhibit this kind of a situation.  Ford has recommended a service procedure of replacing the Brake Pedal and Bracket Assembly. … Continue Reading

Patrick Dempsey’s FR500C race car heads to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction

September 22, 2010 Mustang News No Comments


This weekend in Las Vegas the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction is invading the Mandalay Bay Resort where countless automobiles will be going across the auction block.  Among the collector cars include 28 Mustangs and a special FR500C race car owned and driven by actor Patrick Dempsey.  The 2005 FR500C race car (No. 156) was driven during the 2007 Grand-Am KONI Challenge series by Dempsey for six races. … Continue Reading

The Red Glow of the 2011 Mustang RPM Redline

September 19, 2010 Mustang News 2 Comments

redglowrevlimiterWhen I was younger redlining my Mustang was a daily occurance but now that I am older there are probably cobwebbs that high on the RPM dial.  In any case a cool new feature on the 2011 Mustang is a Red Glow when you hit the redline on your RPM’s.  Until now I have not seen this feature in action but somebody finally posted video of it. Check out the video after the jump… … Continue Reading

New 5.0-liter ROUSHcharger kit installed on 2011 Mustang GT, runs 11’s

September 19, 2010 Mustang News 2 Comments


The newly released 5.0-liter ROUSHcharger system found its way atop a 2011 Mustang GT and than down a drag strip.  The Mustang ran a low 11-second quarter-mile with the ROUSHcharger kit installed.  The system was installed and tuned by Justin Starkey of VMP Tuning.  Check out the video proof after the jump… … Continue Reading

Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat Metallic 2011 Mustang in plain sight

September 14, 2010 Mustang News 21 Comments


For the first time we are seeing photos of a Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat Metallic 2011 Mustang out of a showroom and under the sun.  The new color for the 2011 Mustang has been talked about on countless Mustang forums but with only a handful of photos from the North American International Auto Show we really could not get a true understanding of what the color looked like in natural light.  The Yellow Blaze 2011 Mustang you are looking at above is a V6 model with 19-inch painted wheels.  Check after the jump for a full gallery of photos and let me know what you think in the comments. … Continue Reading