Ford Mustang News

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2019 Detroit auto show

    It's been 50 years since the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT350 shared the showroom, and for 2020 the two muscle cars sporting the automotive legend's name will once again. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the automaker said it's the pinnacle of the sixth-generation pony car. When it launches this fall, Ford said the GT500 will run the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds and spring from 0 to 60 mph in the mid 3-second range. ALSO SEE: Here's what the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 sounds like Blown...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 doesn't have a manual transmission, here's why

    The snake has finally returned. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a surprise for enthusiasts: no manual transmission. But why? Ford spokesman Jiyan Cadiz told Motor Authority the 2020 Shelby GT500 doesn't...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    Dodge Challenger outsells Camaro in 2018, but Mustang still king

    Executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford have reason to celebrate over their muscle cars, while Chevrolet is likely taking a hard look at its Camaro. The 2018 sales figures are in from all three American automakers, and the results put Ford on top in the muscle car wars. Despite a decrease...

  • Bullitt Ford Mustang watch made with original car's paint
    One-of-a-kind watch with paint from original "Bullitt" Ford Mustang to be raffled for charity

    In early 2018, the original 1968 Ford Mustang from the motion picture "Bullitt" emerged from the shadows after decades. The car spent the year criss-crossing the country and even the Atlantic Ocean to help launch the 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film. Now, the...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Terlingua, Texas
    What does the Ford Mustang mean to America?

    A pencil-straight imaginary line connects Portland, Oregon, to Terlingua, Texas, about 1,800 miles, unbending and uninteresting between two disparate towns at near-opposite poles of the U.S. We found their connection in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT, and in the story of how the Ford Mustang became...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    Is the 2018 Mustang GT the end of a performance era?

    The V-8 engine has defined American performance since Henry Ford stuck a low-cost flathead V-8 in the 1932 Ford. It made cars faster than their brakes and suspensions could handle during the muscle car era of the 1960s, got choked during the gas crisis of the 1970s, and came on strong again with a...

  • Portland Cars & Coffee Mustang Day

    At a gas stop at a Chevron in Lakehead, California, I stop in the middle of the candy aisle to read email. “Hey! Why does your license plate say DIE?” The voice from the front of the store asks. He says it again, then again, before I realize he’s talking to me. “It doesn’t,” I explain. It’s a Michigan manufacturer’s license plate with a special code. “It says DTE and then some numbers.” I burrow back into email next to the Snickers. He calls out again, and this time he wants to know what’s really going on with the blood-red...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Terlingua, Texas
    Terlingua, Texas: Where Carroll Shelby’s rat pack let their Mustangs run wild

    TERLINGUA, Texas—On a scalding May afternoon, it’s not easy to see how Carroll Shelby saw dollar signs between the stubby cacti nestled among the yellow rocks. Summer arrives earlier in West Texas than anywhere else in the U.S. The sun beats down on my bright red Ford Mustang GT’s...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    History of the Ford Mustang GT

    With its 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT offers ready-made power for the masses. It’s not the top performer in the lineup, but it is Ford’s symbol for obtainable Mustang performance and it’s better than ever. The GT badge has held various meanings throughout...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT
    We built our own 2018 Ford Mustang GT this way; here’s why

    Building a 2018 Ford Mustang is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story. With so many options and trim levels, it’s unlikely your Mustang will ever meet an exact twin in its lifetime—that’s even before considering aftermarket parts. When Ford asked us to custom-order our long-term...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn
    Deep dive: Ken Block's 1,400-hp 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn

    In honor of Gymkhana 10's release on Monday, let's take a closer look at one of the five star cars of the latest film: the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The car Ken Block has called "frightening." The Hoonigan team highlighted the car as part of the Biology Build series, which goes through the ins...

  • Aviar R67
    Russian firm wants to build high-tech EV styled like a classic Mustang

    Classic cars fitted with electric powertrains is starting to become a thing, but there's a Russian company by the name of Aviar taking a very different route to achieve a similar result. The startup company is working on a car that features an electric powertrain, a modern interior, and advanced...

  • Teaser for 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 due in 2019

    As the cost to 3D print components drops, we're beginning to see more vehicle incorporate the breakthrough technology. Numerous automakers plan to include more 3D-printed components in future vehicles, and on deck is the upcoming 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Ford said on Tuesday that its new Shelby GT500 will have two 3D-printed brake components. The larger announcement dealt with the ongoing progress at the automaker's new $45 million Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Michigan. Inside the facility, 3D printers are busy churning out the brake components for the 2020 Shelby GT500...

  • 2020 Ford electric SUV teaser
    Could Ford's Mustang-inspired electric SUV be called a Mach E?

    Ford irked the Mustang community early this year when it announced that the cherished Mach 1 name would be used on an electric crossover SUV with styling inspired by its iconic pony car. Due to the strong negative response to the use of the name on something other than a Mustang, Ford in August...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teaser
    Ford saves 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 for 2019 Detroit auto show

    Muscle car fans hoping for a surprise reveal of the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show are in for disappointment as Ford is saving the debut for January's 2019 Detroit auto show, a company spokesman confirmed to Motor Authority on Tuesday. Instead, the Blue...

  • Ford Mustang Bullitt at Isle of Man
    Ford Mustang Bullitt takes on Isle of Man

    The Isle of Man hosts the most famous and most dangerous motorcycle race in the world. But two wheels aren't required to enjoy the Isle of Man. Case in point, Ford of Europe sent the Mustang Bullitt to the island to drive the 37.7-mile course that is legendary with so many motorcycle racing...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang bearing VIN 5F07U100002
    The first Mustang coupe Ford built heads to auction

    An original Ford Mustang billed as the first hard-top example is coming up for auction. It will go under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona running January 12-20, 2019. This is a 1965 Mustang coupe bearing a VIN ending in 00002, meaning it comes after the 1965...

  • Charge Ford Mustang with electric powertrain conversion
    Charge reveals EV conversion for classic Mustangs

    Is the future of classic cars one where electric powertrains triumph? A British firm by the name of Charge thinks so, and it's revealed a classic Ford Mustang with an electric powertrain swap. The company revealed the car in October, but it's more than just a quick internal-combustion engine to...

  • 1966 Ford Shelby GT350H barn find

    Just when it appears the world has run dry of barn finds, the internet doesn't disappoint. The latest discovery is none other than a 1966 Ford Shelby GT350H, and the car has sat parked in a garage for three decades. BarnFinds.com reported on the special Shelby on Wednesday, and it was reportedly found in an elderly woman's garage where it languished for years. We don't have much information on the car's life, but at one point, it was involved in a wreck. We can see a few body panels that don't match and a different color door on the driver's side. Whoever had been working on the car was...

  • 1969 Classic Recreations Ford Mustang Boss 429
    Classic Recreations' first Mustang Boss 429 makes debut, packs 815 horsepower from stroked V-8

    Classic Recreations recently secured a license from Ford to bring back some of the automaker's most cherished Mustangs. We're talking the 1960s-era Boss 302 and 429, as well as the Mach 1. The Yukon, Oklahoma-based company has since unveiled the first of the modern recreations, stunning audiences...

  • 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
    50th anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet rips into SEMA show

    The very first Ford Mustang Cobra Jet was built in 1968. Now, 50 years later, Ford has a special anniversary version and this one packs serious heat under its hood. First shown in August, Ford on Tuesday brought the 50th anniversary Cobra Jet to the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Ever since that...

  • Teaser sketch for 2019 CJ Pony Parts Ford Mustang GT debuting at 2018 SEMA show
    Ford earns trio of SEMA awards and Jeep grabs one too

    Ford arrives in Las Vegas every year ready to take charge at the SEMA show. This year is no exception, as the automaker has more than 50 vehicles on display. Ford isn't just there to show off some cool stuff though, as once again the Blue Oval takes home a handful of awards hardware. The F-150...

  • 2019 Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance
    Ford and RTR Vehicles collaborate on Series 1 Mustang

    Professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his RTR Vehicles team are working with Ford to develop a range of performance and style upgrades that can be added before a car leaves the dealership. The first is the Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance announced Monday and due on sale in...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee: Ford Mustang GT Performance Package Level 2

    Ford made the leap from muscle car to sports car with the current-generation Mustang, but the Blue Oval didn't finish the job. We drove the latest Mustang GT, and while it's good, it falls short of spectacular. Even the engineers knew it could be better, so they decided to tinker with it in their...

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