Ford held a major dealer event this week in which it previewed the 2020 Shelby GT500 (leaked here), and the company also dropped a few major hints at what is to come for Mustang.

More notably, dealers were told that the 4-door Mustang will come with a turbo V8 and is aimed at competing with the likes of the Porsche Panamera and Audi A7.

This tidbit makes it possible that the 4-door Mustang will be distinct from and a separate vehicle than the formerly-Mach1 SUV, which Ford announced would be a full-electric SUV taking cues from the Mustang. 

Certainly, it gives us hope that Ford is laying the future groundwork for Mustang and the V8-engine is still very much part of that.

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Ford held a major dealer event this week in which it previewed the 2020 Shelby GT500 (leaked here), and the company also dropped a few major hints at what is to come for Mustang.

More notably, dealers were told that the 4-door Mustang will come with a turbo V8 and is aimed at competing with the likes of the Porsche Panamera and Audi A7.

This tidbit makes it possible that the 4-door Mustang will be distinct from and a separate vehicle than the formerly-Mach1 SUV, which Ford announced would be a full-electric SUV taking cues from the Mustang. 

Certainly, it gives us hope that Ford is laying the future groundwork for Mustang and the V8-engine is still very much part of that.

Continue reading “4-Door Mustang Is Coming, Ford Allegedly Reveals to Dealers” »

Buried in a new Ford ad campaign entitled “Built Ford Proud” was an unexpected first teaser of the Hybrid Mustang we expect to debut in the next few years.

The ad, featuring actor Bryan Cranston, provides a glimpse of a engine cutaway which then morphs into a Mustang front end — but one that is different and certainly more futuristic looking than the current model.

The engine cutaway reveals two cylinder banks and four injectors which, if an accurate portrayal of the hybrid Mustang, assures us that it will be V8-powered with an electric motor supporting it.

Check out the full Hybrid Mustang teaser in the video.

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Ford is holding its dealer meetings and presentations today where the Shelby GT500 Mustang was previewed to dealers, and now to us via these leaked photos!

Along with these photos, other info coming out of the dealer meeting indicates that the new GT500 will feature between 780 to 790 HP and will offer the 10 speed automatic as an option (manual being standard). Check out more photos and discuss inside.

The out of the box performance of the GT continues to impress. An M6G member was able to run a 11.92 quarter mile (twice) with his bone stock (truly stock with factory 255 width tires). This was accomplished with the A10 10-speed transmission and in drag mode. Of course, it also took some driving skills by the owner.

Read on inside for how he accomplished this and watch the impressive run.

 

Continue reading “Bone Stock 2018 Mustang GT Can Run 11’s” »

Check out the impressive GT350’s that Ford Performance Racing School brought out to a private track day at Thunderhill Raceway in California.

Seen here on track and in the paddocks are the FP350S and GT350R. Ford Performance Racing School trailered the cars from Utah to conduct testing on the FP350S which they will be racing in the USAF NASA 25hour race at Thunderhill at the end of November. Check out the photos and impressions inside.

This dyno video is equal parts exciting and saddening as we see M6G member bakerjd (Josh) blow his twin turboed 5.0L engine while hitting 1000 WHP on the dyno. It happened during a dyno session to optimize the tune while upping the turbo boost.

Engine failure is always a real risk when pushing an engine with stock internals to such high power levels, but it’s helpful to the Mustang community when there are owners willing to push the envelope to determine the limits of the stock engine. Watch the video and commentary inside.

This dyno video is equal parts exciting and saddening as we see M6G member bakerjd (Josh) blow his twin turboed 5.0L engine while hitting 1000 WHP on the dyno. It happened during a dyno session to optimize the tune while upping the turbo boost.

Engine failure is always a real risk when pushing an engine with stock internals to such high power levels, but it’s helpful to the Mustang community when there are owners willing to push the envelope to determine the limits of the stock engine. Watch the video and commentary inside.

The 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is only a few weeks away and we have our first look at some of the modified Mustangs we can expect to see this year.

Ford teased several 2018 Mustang builds prepared by some of the big names in the aftermarket business including from CGS Motorsports, Bojix Design, Tjin Edition, Galpin Auto Sports and CJ Pony Parts.

Mustang6G will once again be covering SEMA this year, so we’ll be bringing the M6G community many live photos from the show!

Check out the 2018 SEMA Mustang build previews inside.

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A recent article from Jalopnik cited an insider source which claimed that Ford was tapping Getrag to build a new 7-speed manual transmission that could make its way to the 2020 Ford Bronco.

Not only is this great news for the next-gen Bronco, but it also opens up the possibility that this new manual transmission — dubbed the MT-88, could very well make its way into the next-generation S650 Mustang.  As we know the S550 currently offers the Getrag MT-82 6-speed manual gearbox.

The MT-88 would no doubt provide a bump to fuel economy and could be a great way to keep the stick shift (and the V8 engine) alive in future iterations of the Mustang.

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