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 |  Mar 07 2013, 9:31 AM

It’s no secret; the next-generation Ford Mustang is going global. The iconic American ponycar has finally applied for a passport, but in order to get visas for some countries it needs to make a few changes, namely what’s under its long, bulging hood.

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 |  Dec 31 2012, 2:18 PM

Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012

With a heavy heart the staff of say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend, but thankfully it wasn’t a fire-breather. The Mayans were flat-out wrong; their doomsday prophecy was about as accurate as Bernie Madoff’s promise of a sound investment opportunity.

Still, the year brought other significant stories. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland discovered a subatomic particle consistent with the legendary Higgs boson. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, passed away, and in a brutal political battle Barack Obama won a second term as president of the United States.

Of course the automotive industry made its share of headlines throughout the year. Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 stories from the past 12 months.

 |  Oct 19 2012, 11:32 AM

If the rumors about Ford’s next Mustang prove to be true, Carroll Shelby will probably be turning over in his grave.

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 |  Sep 06 2012, 9:11 AM

It’s official, an American automotive icon is headed to Europe: the Ford Mustang.

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 |  Aug 08 2012, 2:02 PM

10 Upcoming RWD Cars

Once upon a time every car put power to the rear wheels. But much like the V8 engine, so called right-wheel drive cars are quickly disappearing.

For the few that remain, however, they’re almost certain to be genuine enthusiast machines and plenty of fun to drive. Over the next few years numerous new rear-drive machines are set to hit the market and we’ve detailed 10 that we’re most excited about.  Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 25 2012, 8:02 AM

Ford is well on its way in developing the new 2015 Mustang, and now its component set may find its way onto a rear-wheel drive Lincoln sedan.

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 |  Jun 16 2012, 3:02 PM

Given the success of Ford‘s EcoBoost engines, it’s no real surprise the American automaker is considering a turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant for its next generation Mustang.

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 |  May 21 2012, 9:45 AM

Mustang fans and Ford loyalists may decry the automaker’s modern new style language but the changes we’ve seen in Ford’s lineup until now are only the beginning.

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 |  Apr 11 2012, 2:02 PM

One of the few cars across the world that guys want to drive and girls want to ride in, the Ford Mustang, will finally get its just distribution as the automaker moves to sell it globally.

When the ball drops in Times Square and calendars turn over to 2015 there will be a shot (or exhaust note as it were) heard round the world. Ford’s move comes in commemoration of the iconic pony car’s 50th anniversary. Yes, we’re having a hard time believing it’s been that long too.

Part of the problem with selling the Mustang in a global market is adjusting it to allow for both right- and left-hand drive configurations. That issue managed, for the most part, to keep the car out of markets like Australia, the U.K. and Japan.

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 |  Jul 07 2011, 8:26 AM

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, an all-new Ford Mustang will go on sale in early 2014 as a 2015 model year car indicate recent reports. This will coincide with the timing of the original Mustang’s on sale date back in 1964.

Big things are reportedly brewing for the Mustang and its rumored to finally get an independent rear suspension. In addition, look for a smaller rear-drive platform that could help the Stang shed some weight, further transforming it from a muscle car to a true sports car. While still not a global car, look for Ford to further expand sales of the Mustang, with a model planned for right-hand drive countries like the UK, Australia and Japan.

As for the look, Ford chief designer J Mays has previously indicated it will be something new, and not just an evolution of the current retro-themed model.

Until then, look for an updated Mustang to bow next year as a 2013 model year car, with the 2013 Shelby GT500 reportedly getting 650-hp from a turbocharged V8.

[Source: MustangsDaily]