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Shelby GT nameplate returns for 2014 as post-title package with 624 hp version

November 22, 2013 Mustang News No Comments

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Shelby American announced at the L.A. Auto Show they are bringing back the Shelby GT nameplate for 2014 as a post-title package. The newest Shelby GT is based on the 2014 Ford Mustang GT with an attractive base price (cough, cough), 430 HP and a long list of Shelby goodies. The optional Shelby GT/SC supercharged model comes in either a 525HP or a staggering 624 HP version, making it the most potent version of the car ever made.

Total cost for an entry-level 2014 Shelby GT should set you back around $45,000. Check out a gallery of photos and the press release below.

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It’s Official, Ford will reveal 2015 Ford Mustang on December 5th to the World

November 19, 2013 Mustang News No Comments

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The long wait is almost over as Ford has officially announced plans to reveal the 2015 Ford Mustang to the World on December 5th. The count down begins today as Ford released the above teaser image of the 2015 Mustang over on Instagram.

To count down to this highly anticipated moment, over the next 15 days Ford is teaming with Facebook and Instagram to showcase what the Mustang has meant to its millions of fans around the World over the last 50 years and how it continues to inspire people. … Continue Reading

October 2013 Ford Mustang Sales shock us with higher than expected numbers

November 4, 2013 Mustang News No Comments

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To say its a shock would be an understatement but Ford Mustang sales for the month of October were up sharply with a month-to-month increase of 64% and a year-over-year increase as well.  Why the sharp increase you may ask, well several factors may have contributed including heavy rebates, dealer discounts and finance incentives to entice buyers to purchase remaining 2013 and the current 2014 Mustang models. Keep reading for a complete breakdown on October Mustang sales. … Continue Reading

Vortech ‘Yellow Jacket’ Ford Mustang set to debut at 2013 SEMA show

October 9, 2013 Mustang News No Comments

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Vortech Superchargers is set to make a splash at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas with the debut of their Project Yellow Jacket Ford Mustang.

“As a lifelong Ford fan, I was inspired to create this project car when I realized Ford doesn’t offer yellow on the 2014 Mustang,” said Brian Ellis, sales, marketing and social media manager for AirPower Group. “We wanted to create something really eye-popping with a mechanical package to match the appearance.”

In addition to the yellow paint supplied by DuPont, Vortech added 3D Carbon’s Boy Racer kit, carbon-fiber cowl induction hood and other carbon fiber accents.  Under the hood is where Vortech does their best work so they fitted this 2014 Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter Coyote engine with a Vortech … Continue Reading

September 2013 Ford Mustang Sales take a nose dive

October 1, 2013 Mustang News No Comments

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Ford Mustang sales took a nose dive in September as sales were off 25% from the previous month showing us interest in the S197 platform is faltering.  With the 2015 Ford Mustang coming next spring buyers may be reluctant to purchase a model they know will be outdated in less than six months.

For those looking for deals on the current Mustang the next few months may be the best time to buy a 2013/2014 Mustang as incentives and rebates will be at their highest.  For a complete breakdown on September Mustang sales keep reading. … Continue Reading

Custom Prototype 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet set to cross block at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

September 12, 2013 Mustang News 1 Comment

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Ford is partnering with Barrett-Jackson to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by auctioning off a one-of-a-kind prototype NHRA-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet. Ford will auction the custom orange Mustang Cobra Jet at the Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction on Saturday September 28 at the Mandalay Bay resort & casino with all proceeds to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The one-off NHRA legal 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet will be powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 mated to a T4 racing transmission, and boast an optional traction “wheelie” bar, 8.50 ET certified chrome-moly safety cage, exclusive Cobra Jet-branded Weld wheels, three-link rear suspension, lightweight racing brakes, 9-inch rear axle, and custom Cobra-branded Recaro seats.

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August 2013 Ford Mustang Sales Figures Released

September 6, 2013 Mustang News 1 Comment

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Nothing catastrophic or depressing about August Ford Mustang sales unless you think a 2% decrease from the previous month makes much of a difference.  Mustang sales were also down over 500 units from the previous year for the same period but my guess would be the dwindling interest in the current model will drive sales down as the year comes to a close.

Those folks looking to snap up the last of the S197 models will find some deals but don’t expect much of a selection as Ford will start the marketing and advertising for the next generation Mustang come January.  Keep reading for a complete breakdown of August Mustang sales. … Continue Reading

The radical and boring Ford Mustang concepts that never made production

August 29, 2013 Mustang News 2 Comments

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Ever wonder what Ford Mustang concepts never made production? The process of designing and developing new cars is time consuming and costly. You don’t want to commit to investing hundreds of millions of dollars without seriously considering the what if’s. Over the past five decades, Ford designers and engineers have drawn, built and tested countless concept vehicles with only a small percentage of those concepts ever making it to production.

Below we have complied a long list of Mustang concepts from the Ford archives which never made production.  Some are radical and some are boring but for the most part you can see the pony within. … Continue Reading

July 2013 Ford Mustang Sales Take Nose Dive

August 6, 2013 Mustang News 1 Comment

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As I have said before history has a way of repeating itself and this year is no different as Ford Mustang sales took a nose dive in July.  Mustang sales were so bad for the month of July, they were off nearly 3,500 units from the previous month.  Why the big drop off, well its hard to say but my best guess would be less incentives and rebates along with a dwindling supply of Mustangs as Ford gets ready for the next generation 2015 Mustang.  Keep reading for a complete breakdown on the numbers. … Continue Reading

Shelby American to open new global headquarters on Las Vegas Strip

July 8, 2013 Mustang News No Comments

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Carroll Shelby might be rolling over in his grave as Shelby American, the company is on the move to a new state-of-the-art 135,000 square-foot facility located on the Las Vegas strip.  The new global headquarters will house all operations under one roof and is slated to open on December 1, 2013.  The new location positions one of the most famous automotive brands in the heart of the largest leisure and convention travel destinations in the world.

The new headquarters fronts I-15 and is one block off of Las Vegas Blvd at 6405 Ensworth St.

“Shelby American is gearing up for global expansion,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “The decision to move operations into our new headquarters is consistent with what Carroll did many times in the past. Our new facility allows us to be more nimble and accessible to our customers, while dramatically improving production and operational efficiency.” … Continue Reading

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