The Ford Mustang; a car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was initially based on the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car.  Introduced early on April 17, 1964, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker's most successful launch since the Model A.  The Mustang is Ford's third oldest nameplate in history.  

In 1968, the new 5.0 (302 V8) was intruduced. The 5.0 was dropped with the "Mustang II", which was introduced two months before the first 1973 oil crisis.

Changes introduced in 1975 included reinstatement of the 302 CID V8 option (called the "5.0 L" although its capacity was 4.94 L) and availability of an economy option called the "MPG Stallion". Other changes in appearance and performance came with a "Cobra II" version in 1976 and a "King Cobra" in 1978.

The GT500 Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 through 1970. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007 for new high performance versions of the Mustang.

Few engines have received the iconic status of the Ford Mustang’s 5.0. The motor disappeared again in 1996, but Shelby and Ford returned for the 2007 model year with the Shelby GT500. Introduced at the 2003 New York International Auto Show, the GT500 uses a 5.4 L (330 CID) Modular 500 hp (370 kW) supercharged V8. Features include the Tremec TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission, suspension tuning, a body kit, and 18 inch wheels.  

For 2011, Mustang GT would feature a 5.0 engine (4.95 L or 302.15 cu. in.) that produces 412 horsepower (307 kW) and 390 lbˇft (530 Nˇm) of torque on "premium fuel" (gasoline with a pump octane rating of 91). These numbers fall to 402 hp (300 kW) and 377 lbˇft (511 Nˇm) when using "regular fuel" (87 Octane).  This Ford "Coyote" engine, has 32 valves (4 valves per cylinder) with Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (TiVCT). An optional Brembo brake upgrade is available, which features brakes previously used on the Shelby GT500. A pair of 19-inch wheels and performance tires is also included

First generation (1964–1973)
Second generation (1974–1978)
Third generation (1979–1993)
Fourth generation (1994–2004)
Fifth generation (2005–present)

New for 2013: A new American muscle car Mustang will arrive in 2013, and will sport a brace of tech and styling updates across its line - including the most powerful V8 engine sold by any automaker in the world!  

The Mustang Boss 302 comes dressed with a new hockey stick graphic featuring reflective stripes - a reference to the classic 1970 Boss 302. The Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition, pictured here, features a new School Bus Yellow color with Sterling Gray accents.

The body kit on the Boss 302 includes a front splitter and hood extractors as well as a HID headlights and LED-surround taillamps. The car also features a high-gloss panel on the rear end that connects the taillights.

The Mustang Boss 302 comes with a 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) and 515 Nm (380 lb-ft) of torque unit coupled to a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox.

Based on the Mustang GT facelift, the Boss 302 also features a more refined suspension system with higher-rate coil springs, stiffer bushings and a larger-diameter rear stabilizer bar. There's also the adjustable shocks and struts. The 302 is lowered by 11 mm at the front and 1 mm at the rear vis-a-vis the standard Mustang GT. Wheels are 19-inch black alloy racing rims fitted with Pirelli Pzero tires.



2014

 Mustang has ten models to choose from this time, from the base line V6 ($22,200) , to the Shelby GT500 Convertible ($59,800)

Ford’s newest 5.0 Coyote motor makes 420 horsepower, trumping the ‘80s 5.0 liter heritage it wishes to convey. Putting power to the pavement, a limited slip rear axle is standard fare.

Engine Specifications
  Mustang V6 Mustang GT Shelby GT500
Engine Type 3.7L Ti-VCT V-6 Engine 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 Engine 5.8L Supercharged 4V Ti-VCT V-8 Engine

Displacement 3.7L (227 cu. In.) 5.0L (302 cu. In.) 5.8L (354 cu. In.)
Horsepower (SAE net @ rpm) 305 @6,500 Premium Fuel: 420 @ 6,500 93-Octane Fuel: 662 @ 6,500
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 280 @4,250 Premium Fuel: 390 @ 4,250 93-Octane Fuel: 631 @ 4,000
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 11.0:1 9.0:1
Bore and Stroke 95.5 x 86.7 92.2 x 92.7 93.5 x 105.7
Main Bearings 4 5 5

The interior: You’ll find leather trimmed sport seats including 6-way power on the driver’s side. The leather looked sporty, right in line with the GT California Special package, and they were heated for comfort, too. Special black GT/CS carpet floor mats welcome your feet. 

2014 Mustangs features LED sequential tail lamps, an obvious nod to the past. Everyone seems to get a kick out of them. The Shelby GT500 displayed even had a looping battery that cycled the turn signals and brake lights to let all know how cool Ford is next time you get your doors blown off.

Vehicle Highlights
Max Seating Capacity 4
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 305 @ 6,500 rpm (3.7L V6)
  420 @ 6,500 rpm (5.0L V8 premium fuel)
  662 @ 6,500 rpm (5.8L supercharged V8 manual)
Torque 280 @ 4,250 rpm (3.7L V6)
  390 @ 4,250 rpm (5.0L V8 premium fuel)
  631 @ 4,000 rpm (5.8L supercharged V8 manual)
Transmissions 6-Speed Manual, standard on Mustang V6, GT
  6-Speed SelectShift Automatic, optional on Mustang V6, GT
  Tremec 6-Speed Manual, standard on Shelby GT500
Wheelbase 107.1"
Wheels Available 17" sparkle silver painted aluminum (standard on Mustang V6 and V6 Convertible)
  17" machined aluminum with painted pockets (standard on Mustang V6 Premium and V6 Premium Convertible)
  18" polished aluminum (optional on Mustang V6 Premium, V6 Premium Convertible, GT Premium and GT Premium Convertible; included in Pony Package)
  18" sparkle silver painted aluminum (standard on GT, GT Premium, GT Convertible and GT Premium Convertible)
  18" Black painted aluminum (included in the FP6 Appearance Package on V6)
  18" sterling gray metallic painted aluminum (Mustang Club of America Special Edition, optional on V6 Premium)
  19" black foundry painted machined aluminum (included in V6 performance package)
  19" bright machined aluminum with black painted windows (optional on GT Premium and GT Premium Convertible and included in FP8 Appearance Package on GT)
  19" premium painted luster nickel aluminum (optional on GT Premium and GT Premium Convertible)
  19" black painted machined-aluminum (California Special Package, optional on GT Premium models)
  19" dark stainless premium painted aluminum (Brembo™ Package on GT and GT Premium models)
  19" front and 20" rear premium painted forged aluminum (standard on Shelby GT500)
  19" front and 20" rear "tarnish" painted forged aluminum (SVT Performance Package on Shelby GT500)

Fuel Economy and Engine Highlights
  Mustang V6 Mustang GT Shelby GT500
Engine Type 3.7L V6 5.0L 5.8L supercharged V8
EPA-Estimated Ratings (Actual mileage will vary) 19 city / 29 hwy (manual) 15 city / 26 hwy (manual) 15 city/24 hwy
  19 city / 31 hwy (automatic) 18 city / 25 hwy (automatic)

Chassis Specifications
  Mustang V6 Mustang GT Shelby GT500
Front Suspension Independent MacPherson Struts with Reverse-L Lower Control Arm, Stabilizer Bar Independent MacPherson Struts with Reverse-L Lower Control Arm, Stabilizer Bar Independent MacPherson Struts with Reverse-L Lower Control Arm, Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension Constant-Rate Coil Springs, 3-Link Design with Panhard Rod and Stabilizer Bar Constant-Rate Coil Springs, 3-Link Design with Panhard Rod and Stabilizer Bar Solid-axle 3-link with panhard rod
Shocks Absorbers Hydraulic Gas-Pressurized, Outboard-Mounted Hydraulic Gas-Pressurized, Outboard-Mounted Twin-Tube, Gas Pressurized Hydraulic
Brakes Power 4-Wheel Disc; Anti-Lock System with Traction Control Power 4-Wheel Disc; Anti-Lock System with Traction Control Power 4-Wheel Disc with BremboŽ 6-piston front calipers; Anti-Lock System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Stability Control Electronic Stability Control Electronic Stability Control Electronic Stability Control with Launch Control
Steering Selectable Electric Power Assisted (EPAS) Selectable Electric Power Assisted (EPAS) Selectable Electric Power Assisted (EPAS)



2017 GT350 & GT350R



GT350

Performance/Handling


The following are now Standard:

    Aluminum tower-to-tower brace
    Continuously controlled MagneRide Dampening System
    Transmission and differential Coolers


    Track Package Deleted
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Comfort/Convenience

    Electronics Package optional on Shelby GT350
    Convenience Package replaces Technology Package


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Design/Styling

    Raised decklid spoiler now standard


Exterior colors added:

    Lightning Blue (Metallic)
    Grabber Blue
    Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (Extra-Cost option)


Exterior Colors Deleted:

    Competition Orange (Color Code: CY)
    Deep Impact Blue (Metallic) (Color Code: J4)
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Convenience Package

    Audio system with 9 speakers
    Driver 6-way power seat with memory recline
    Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
    Front 4-way adjustable head restraints
    Front-passenger 6-way power seat
    Heated & Cooled front seats
    Leather-trimmed sport seats
    Miko sueded cloth inserts and seat back map pockets 
    SiriusXM radio
    Soft door rollover
    SYNC 3
    Toggle switches
    Turn signal indicators on exterior sideview mirrors
    Universal garage door opener
    Voice-activated Navigation System
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Electronics Package

    AM/FM stereo single-CD with 9 speakers
    Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
    SiriusXM Radio
    Soft door rollover
    SYNC 3
    Toggle switches
    Turn signal indicators on exterior sideview mirrors
    Universal garage door opener
    Voice-activated Navigation System



R-Electronics Package adds:

    AM/FM Stereo/Single CD player
    Rearview Camera
    Auxiliary gauges
    Floor Mats
    Tire inflator & Sealant kit


GT350R




A limited number will be available in the U.S. and Canada in 2016. They were made at Ford's plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.

Like the regular 2016 GT350, this race version has a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft which gives it a different firing order for more high-revving power and powerful exhaust sounds. It puts out more than 500 horsepower and more than 400 lb.-ft. of torque coupled with a six-speed manual transmission.

Engineers tuned the suspension, made the car more aerodynamic and took out weight with standard carbon fiber wheels, with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high-performance tires with rubber compound and a construction unique to the Shelby GT350R. The combination of incredibly stiff and light wheels with these tires are designed for optimum steering and handling.

The rule of thumb for the GT350R was that if a part did not make the car faster around a road course, engineers considered removing it to further shed weight.
All the weight shaving adds up to a car that’s 130 extra pounds lighter compared to a GT350 with Track Pack. The anticipated price will go from $60.000 various from various versions price due to even more development attributes as well as technology design. Exactly what do you think about this model? 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

As for gas economy is concerned it has an Energy consumption of 15/24 mpg city/highway as well as it uses a 5.2 L V8 engine with six-speed manual transmission. Ford states that the composite wheels, sized 19 by 11 inches in advance and also 19 by 11.5 out back, save an astonishing 13 extra pounds per edge and also are stiffer compared to any kind of aluminum wheel.

The Track Package has been deleted for 2017 as its contents (aluminum strut tower brace, continuously controlled MagneRide Damping System, and transmission and differential coolers) are now standard on the Shelby GT350. Those track-focused bits were already standard on the Shelby GT350R.

On the cosmetic side, the Shelby GT350R’s taller rear deck lid spoiler is now standard on the regular Shelby GT350. Lightning Blue, Grabber Blue, and Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat are new exterior paint options, while Competition Orange and Deep Impact Blue have been deleted from the palette.

Inside the grille you will attend angled ductworks to aid channel the air more appropriately, the fog lights are gone and replaced with cooling for the brakes, as well as the nose badge has been replaced with a countered Shelby badge. Despite possessing a future modern exterior, the goal was to have the GT show up “as in case the actual 1960s staff had actually managed the automobile now.” To take full advantage of downforce, the R obtains a revised front splitter as well as a significant carbon-fiber rear wing. New set of vented internal fenders function to extract harsh air. In the rear a functional diffuser helps in air flow for the optional differential cooler while at the same time providing useful downforce.

For 2017, a new Convenience Package replaces the Technology Package. The Convenience Package includes the nine-speaker audio system with SYNC 3 and navigation, automatic dual-climate control, toggle switches, leather-trimmed sport seats with Miko sueded inserts (replaces cloth Recaro seats), heated and cooled six-way power front seats with driver’s side memory recline, four-way adjustable front head restraints, turn signals integrated in side view mirrors, and a universal garage door opener.

FORD'S 727 HP "Roush Mustang" GT


727-horsepower Mustang GT with a Phase 2 Supercharger for exactly $39,995.

Charlie Watson is the Roush parts manager and says the dealer's amazing $39,995 price for a 727-horsepower Mustang is part of a decision they made "to focus on establishing a nationwide base of enthusiasts (note: they'll ship anywhere) rather than making huge profits on each car." By squeezing numbers on each of the three aforementioned components the Mustang GT MSRP, Roush Phase 2 supercharger MSRP and labor; Lebanon Ford is able to get cars out the door for under $40k and still make a little money. However, most customers don't stop at the base price. Watson says many of the cars go for $45,000-$50,000, with a couple reaching as far as $60,000. Essentially, if a customer has a vision for a custom Mustang, the service team is happy to build it. That can mean performance and durability upgrades, like bigger brakes, stronger half-shafts, and custom wheels, or visual enhancements, like new paint, a full Roush bodykit, or two-tone leather interiors. So far, over two dozen of the ludicrously powerful Mustangs have been sold, and the dealer has both a good inventory of Mustang GT's on the lot and a back order on the supercharger packages from Roush.

Watson noted that while cars like the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and even Ford's Shelby GT350R were wild performance bargains at $60,000-$80,000, they were still out of reach of many people. Lebanon Ford, it seems, was feeling democratic: let's give 727 horses' worth of power to the people.

 

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