Pony cars

  • Mystery Ford Mustang teaser

    We've known for two years that Ford has a Mustang hybrid planned, but a new patent gives us a glimpse at what could be the electrified pony's powertrain. The best news: eight cylinders are pictured, which indicates any Ford Mustang hybrid will keep a V-8 engine and only add electric motors for more power and torque. AutoGuide first discovered the patent image and reported the information on Friday, but Ford filed the patent in July 2017. It was only published to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office site this week. The patent describes a "twin-motor drive system" for a hybrid vehicle. It does...

  • 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...

  • 1966 Ford Shelby GT350H barn find
    1966 Ford Shelby GT350H is a barn find gem

    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...

  • Speed family Mustang collection
    Explore the Ford Mustang collection that began with a pet pony

    Many enthusiasts dream of collecting prized vehicles throughout their lives, but not many begin with a simple trade. That's exactly how the Speed family came to collect Ford Mustangs, though. The Speed siblings (what a last name in conjunction with the family's passion) recall their father, Gilbert...

  • Ford Mustang in Australia
    The Ford Mustang is your global sports car sales leader

    The world has spoken. It has used its various forms of currency to declare the Ford Mustang as the best selling sports car on the planet. Last year marked the first time that the Mustang has ventured out into the world at large. As a result, more than 140,000 people snapped them up and embraced the...

  • Mustang Customizer winner Jennifer G - image: Ford Motor Company
    Ford Announces Its Final Mustang Customizer Winner

    Ford’s “Mustang Customizer” contest allowed fans to build the Mustang of their dreams on a dedicated website, then go head to head against others on Facebook to rack up points. The more points you earned, the more entries you received into a contest that could deliver your dream...

  • The route for Mustangs Across America's 50th Anniversary tour

    Ford’s beloved pony car, the Mustang, turns 50 years old in April of 2014. To honor the event, Mustangs Across America is planning a seven-day trip that will take participants from Los Angeles, California to Charlotte, North Carolina, arriving in time for the Mustang Club of America’s 50th anniversary bash at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Stops along the route include Phoenix, Arizona; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Midland, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi and Atlanta, Georgia. Optional detours will visit such sites as the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, home to Jim...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
    The Chevy Camaro Beats The Ford Mustang, Again - In 2012 Sales

    When it comes to muscle cars, there are Ford guys, there are Chevy guys and there are Mopar guys. While most Porsche owners would be willing to take a Lotus for a spin, while the Lotus driver borrows the keys to a Nissan GT-R, muscle car guys rarely cross brand lines. In fact, the most die-hard...

  • Terry's new Shelby GT500 Mustang
    Ford Announces Second Mustang Customizer Winner: Video

    Back in October, James (last name omitted) got a surprise visit from Vaughn Gittin Jr., who showed up driving a new Mustang GT. It wasn’t just any Mustang GT, however, it was a car that James had designed and promoted as part of Ford’s Mustang Customizer contest. Giten was on hand to...

  • The Saleen 351 Mustang - image: Saleen
    New Saleen 351 Mustang Announced In Los Angeles

    Now that Steve Saleen is back to leading the company that bears his name, it makes perfect sense to reintroduce iconic products from the builder’s past. The current Saleen Mustang, which gets its power from a 302 cubic-inch (5.0-liter) engine, is well established, so the company has chosen...

  • Bodie Stroud's 1969 Mustang
    Bodie Stroud Builds 'The Real Thing' 1969 Mustang: Video

    When it comes to pro-touring cars, some enthusiasts love the idea of taking a vintage muscle car and bringing it up to modern performance standards. Others feel this is blasphemy, and that vintage iron should only be restored to original specifications; after all, a new Mustang offers a vintage...

  • Jimi Day's 1969 AMC AMXcess
    1969 AMC AMX Defines What A Pro Touring Car Should Be: Video

    In 1968, American Motors introduced a short-wheelbase, two-seat sports car called the AMX that many saw as a shot across the bow of the Chevrolet Corvette. Despite serving up reasonable performance (especially when equipped with the 390 cubic-inch V-8, rated at 325 horsepower) at bargain-basement...

  • 1967 Camaro RS/SS survivor - image: Barn Finds

    The problem with most barn find stories is that they generally start out with “I knew a guy who’d heard of a guy whose neighbor bought a mint-condition Cobra at a garage sale for $500.” The further away from the point of origin, the taller the tale generally gets. In reality that $500 Cobra was likely a 1975 Mustang II, largely consumed by tinworm and powered by the 2.3-liter four-banger. The Cobra part? Just a decal added by an overly-optimistic former owner. Sometimes, collector car dreams do come true, though. Barn Finds tells us the story of Zach S., who tracked down his...

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
    Ford's Mustang Boss 302 Won't Return In 2014

    If you’re a fan of the current Mustang body style who’s been saving his lunch money to buy a 2014 Boss 302, we’ve got some bad news for you: the Boss 302 won’t be back next year, meaning that Ford is adhering to its promise to build the car for just two years. The news comes...

  • 2014 Holman - Moody Tour de France Tribute Mustang - image: Holman - Moody
    Holman & Moody Announces Limited Edition 2014 Mustang

    In 1964, a British racing team entered three new and unproven Ford Mustangs in a 4,000 mile European endurance race, called the Tour de France Automobile. Built by American tuning specialist and race car builder Holman & Moody, no one gave the Mustangs a chance against the well-proven Jaguar Mk...

  • James' HMS Mustang
    Ford’s Mustang Customizer Contest Picks Its First Winner: Video

    Back in June, we told you about a contest tied to Ford’s latest Mustang customizer website that would award four lucky designers the Mustang of their dreams. The process was simple enough: choose a Mustang, customize it within your allotted points and then turn it loose on the internet for...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. tours Ford's Flat Rock plant
    Vaughn Gittin Jr. Tours Ford's Flat Rock Plant, Sideways: Video

    From a profitability perspective, hiring a pro drifter to run factory tours probably isn’t the best idea. Even a driver like Vaughn Gittin Jr. (who just finished second in the 2012 Formula Drift championship) occasionally misjudges distances, meaning that a car or two will need to go back to...

  • The 2013 Mustang Boss 302 visits Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno Drives The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302: Video

    The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears applies equally well to the Ford Mustang. To those of us who use our cars for track days, the Mustang GT is a bit too soft (although it’s still very good with the optional Track Package), while the 662-horsepower Shelby GT500 is a bit too hard for...

  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Concept

    For the Camaro faithful, nothing says “affordable performance” quite like the alphanumerical combination of one letter and two numbers: Z/28. Originally an option code for cars built to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am series, the name stuck and has been associated with fast Camaros since 1967. When the fifth generation Camaro debuted in 2009, it was assumed that a Z/28 version would be launched soon after. Instead, Chevrolet has brought back other legendary trims, such as the ZL1 and the 1LE, both previously associated with competition Camaros. Now comes word from GM Authority (via...

  • 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8
    Dodge Challenger To Get Redesign, Spawn SRT Barracuda Variant: Report

    To paraphrase Mark Twain, “rumors of the Dodge Challenger’s demise may be greatly exaggerated.” Despite the anticipated introduction of the SRT Barracuda (perhaps the worst-kept secret in Auburn Hills), it now appears that Dodge may not be killing off the Challenger after all...

  • 2013 Ford Mustang
    Next-Generation Mustang Rumor Mill Cranks Up

    Ford’s next-generation Mustang isn’t due to hit dealers until sometime in 2014, likely as a 2015 model. Despite the fact that Ford has been careful not to release too many details about the car in advance, speculation over the next Mustang is again heating up. First, its widely believed...

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, to be raffled for the National MS Society, Michigan chapter
    Ford Marks 20 Years Of SVT Performance With Past And Present Mustangs

    Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, or SVT, has been making Mustangs (and other Ford products) faster since the debut of the SVT Mustang Cobra in early 1993. To honor the 20th anniversary of SVT, Ford will roll out a special display in Mustang Alley at this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise. Over...

  • Tiger Racing's Boss 302 World Challenge car - image: Tiger Racing
    Justin Bell Speaks Out On World Challenge Mustang Boss 302 Protest: Video

    The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has a long history of creating rules for classes that ensure parity between all entrants. While the organization makes an effort to ensure its rules are fair for all and promote competitive racing, sometimes it misses the mark. This gets more complex when you...

  • The 2013 Camaro 1LE laps Virginia International Raceway in under 3:00
    2013 Camaro 1LE Laps VIR Within Six Seconds Of Camaro ZL1: Video

    The first salvo in the current affordable-pony-cars-you-can-track wars was fired by Ford, with the launch of the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang. For little more than the price of a loaded Mustang GT, you could buy a car already set up for track driving, that didn’t punish you on there way there and...

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