2015 Ford Mustang Front Fascia Revealed in New Spy Photos

by shnack on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The design of the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang may be one of the biggest mysteries in automotive history, and Ford has done their due diligence in keeping it a secret by heavily camouflaging all of their prototypes. Several spy photographers have managed to catch various prototypes out on the street, but they have all been so disguised that all of the styling elements are completely hidden. Until now.

Spy photography outlet KGP managed to catch the front end of the design of the 2015 Mustang after shadowing a Ford engineering team for several days. Their hard work paid off, as some of the camouflage was eventually removed for cooling tests in the hot weather. The resulting photos reveal much of the styling of the front end including the upper and lower grille, the fog light housings as well as the outline of the headlights. Amazingly, the design is fairly close to many of the recent renderings from the likes of Car and Driver and Car Scoops.

You can see some of the spy photos in the gallery below, or head over to Autoblog.com to see the full set.

[Source: MustangsDaily]

Win a 2014 Mustang GT in Motorcraft Quick Lane 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes

by shnack on Saturday, March 16, 2013

Motorcraft / Quick Lane is giving away a brand new Ford Racing fortified 2014 Mustang GT as part of their 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes for this season. You can enter online and become eligible to win the grand prize which is a Mustang GT with your choice of up to $5,000 in Ford Racing accessories.

The sweepstakes is open through December 10th, and the prize drawing will be held and awarded in early January of 2014.

You can enter online at the website at mustang50fever.com Alternatively, you can register on-site at the NHRA Motorcraft/Quick Lane display at any of the 2013 NHRA events.

Road & Track says 2015 Mustang will get 2.3-liter EcoBoost in U.S.

by shnack on Saturday, March 16, 2013

Not long ago, Edmunds broke the news that the 2015 Ford Mustang would receive Ford's 2.3-liter EcoBoost four cylinder, but that the engine would be a Europe-only option. Road & Track now reports that information isn't correct. “Road & Track has confirmed that we will indeed get the 2.3-liter turbo four here in the U.S. market,” says Road & Track’s site director Alex Nunez.

Their information says that the 2.3-liter turbo four won't be the base engine, but rather an upgrade to the existing 3.7-liter 305 horsepower V6. If this is true, then the turbocharged 2.3-liter engine could offer up more horsepower than the current V6 while offering better fuel economy as well.

[Source: Road & Track]

Shelby Unveils 2013 GT500 Super Snake Wide Body

by shnack on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shelby American, Inc. unveiled today its new 850 horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Wide Body” as well as the new performance tuned Shelby Focus ST at the North American International Auto Show. The two cars represent bookends in the lineup of high performance vehicles available from Shelby American.

“Carroll Shelby’s innovative and aggressive hot-rodder spirit lives on at Shelby American today. ” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “His Cobra redefined the sports car genre and then Shelby turned what some called a ‘secretary’s car’, the Mustang, into the fire-breathing GT350. A few years later, Shelby practically invented the American ‘pocket-rocket’ with the four-cylinder turbocharged, front wheel drive Shelby GLH. This year, we’re returning to our roots with a pair of game-changing cars that will rewrite the rules for American performance.”

Shelby American takes the stock 662 horsepower 2013 GT500 and boosts its performance to a street-legal 850 horsepower while keeping it 50 state emissions legal and tuned on 91 octane pump gas. Adding Shelby’s new Wide Body option puts all that power to the pavement, and the rest is history.

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Concept Goes Twin-Turbo for SEMA Debut

by shnack on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet concept revealed today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show proves there is indeed a replacement for displacement.

In the perpetual quest to stay ahead of the competition, for the first time ever Ford Racing has equipped its factory-built turn-key drag racer with a turbocharged engine, adopting the same award-winning technology found on road-going EcoBoost engines.

Winning heritage

When the original Mustang Cobra Jet drag racers rolled out of the Mustang factory in 1968, they relied on 7.0-liter V8 engines with massive four-barrel carburetors to propel them down the strip.

"When a new generation of Cobra Jets arrived four decades later, they immediately began winning with a modern, fuel-injected 5.4-liter V8 topped with a belt-driven supercharger," recalls Jesse Kershaw, Ford drag racing competition manager. "Over the past four years, the Cobra Jet has gone on to become both a fan and competitor favorite, the most successful late-model vehicle in drag racing."

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