Special Edition Mustang V6 Sport Appearance Revealed… for Japan?

Ford is looking to increase its popularity in the Japanese market with a special edition Mustang V6 Sport Appearance. Production for this special edition Japanese Mustang will be limited to 50 units total, 25 going to the coupe and 25 for the convertible. The Sport Appearance Mustang mainly consists of accessories, leaving the 3.7L V6 power plant untouched at 309-hp and 279 ft-lbs of torque.

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American Muscle Cars Outsell Hybrids in May

The Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang together outsold all hybrids in the U.S. market for the month of May. With fuel prices skyrocketing and the cost for a gallon of gas around $4, many would think this is absurd. However with advancements in technology, the fuel economy efforts by GM, Ford and Chrysler have made these models far more efficient than in the past. And besides, Spring is the perfect season to buy a summer toy.

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Ford Planning Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Mustang; The Return of the SVO?

The last time a four-cylinder turbo-charged engine was used in a Mustang, Ronald Reagan was president, but this may change. Ford is looking at producing a version of the EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder found in the upcoming 2013 Ford Taurus for the new Mustang. The mustang would be a 2.3-liter version with a different cylinder head configuration.

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Ford Names Mustang Package "Mayhem" Thanks to Facebook Fans

In anticipation of a 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package, Ford took the world of Facebook in order to find a name for the package. After 1.4 million fans on Facebook chimed in, Ford decided to name their newest performance package Mayhem.

“We saw great enthusiasm from fans, with tons of creative, unique names coming in,” said Brian McClary, Ford social and emerging media specialist. “The contest was twofold – it let us engage with fans by letting them have a say, and it helped build awareness for the package.”

The “You Name It” app had nearly 6,700 user installs and after the dust cleared, there was over 3,000 submissions. The user that came up with the name Mayhem received a three-year lease on a 2012 Mustang equipped with the Mayhem package.

The Mayhem package doesn’t modify the engine in any way. What it does deliver however is heightened performance thanks to a collection of suspension, braking and chassis modifications making it a superb handling machine. The Mustang also gets a slight diet bringing it down to less than 3,500 pounds.

The package includes a 3.31 rear axle ratio (for quicker acceleration), front and rear stabilizer bars from the Mustang GT, front struts and rear shocks/springs from the GT and Shelby GT500 rear lower control arms. 19-inch wheels are tossed on all four corners with Pirelli rubber. Brake upgrades include Mustang GT front and rear calipers equipped with Performance Friction pads. A strut tower brace stiffens the chassis while electronic stability control calibration offers a sport mode for an enhanced driving experience. Last but not least, the Mayhem will feature special badging. No pricing for the package was announced.

Official press release available after the break.

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Scooby Doo Mystery Van, Fast & Furious Cars to Star at Hollywood Vehicle Auction

The Volo Auto Museum will be hosting one of the most comprehensive Hollywood car auctions ever on June 8th. Based out of Illinois, the auction will feature plenty of Hollywood’s most famous rides including the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine and Herbie, from Lindsey Lohan’s 2005 feature film. And the coolest part of the auction? No reserves!

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. Takes His 1969 RTR-X Mustang Drifting

Nothing thrills us more than a show-quality built car getting thoroughly abused on the track. And in true Vaughn Gittin Jr. form, his 1969 Ford RTR-X Mustang has finally gone sideways. Originally built as a SEMA project vehicle, Gittin Jr. promised many that he would take it out on the track proving that every bit of the car was as functional as it was show.

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2012 Roush RS3 Mustang Revealed With 540-HP [Video]

Famed Ford Mustang tuner Roush has been modifying Mustangs since 1995. And with a history of racing in various forms of motorsports, Roush Performance has become more than just about aftermarket parts – they’ve been building Roush cars, blending the best of street and race performance into an affordable package.

In great anticipation from Mustang enthusiasts all over the world, Roush has just unveiled its 2012 RS3 model at the Fabulous Fords Event at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. Sporting 540-hp and 465- lb-ft of torque thanks to a Roushcharger, it also gets dual-color graphics that available in six different shades. In addition, the Mustang will sport Jack Roush’s signature in a rear blackout panel and a Roush-badged gas cap.

Hit the link below for more photos and check out the video after the jump:

[Source: MustangsDaily.com]

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2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake To Debut At New York Auto Show With 800 Horsepower

The “regular” (if one can even say that with a straight face) Shelby GT500 is already in the rareified world of cars with over 500 horsepower, but there are still an assortment of nutcases out there who need more power.

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Kurgan Motorsports Transplants 5.0 Coyote Into Fox Body 5.0 Mustang

It was just a matter of time before the new generation Ford 5.0 Coyote powerplant (from the 2011 Ford Mustang GT) found its way into the original 5.0 Ford Mustang Fox Body. We’re actually surprised it has taken as long as it has, but Kurgan Motorsports has done a very clean swap into their Fox Body project. Blending tradition with modern technology, the result is a “friggin’ animal on the streets” according to Bob Kurgan himself.

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Saleen Performance Vehicles Will Stop Producing Mustangs

Saleen Performance Vehicles announced that it will end production of their Saleen Mustang vehicles in order to focus on aftermarket parts. The final vehicle, a 2011 Saleen S302, will end a lineage that stretches back to 1983. Production will end in the third quarter of 2011.

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Next Ford Mustang to Be Designed Globally

The car industry is shrinking the world. Nowhere is this more evident than at Ford, who has made an effort in recent years to bring its American lineup and styling in with the rest of the planet’s. So when the next Mustang comes out, expect to see it developed with design input from Ford’s European and Australian studios.

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Ford Mustang To Get Ecoboost Engine, Confirmed By Bill Ford Jr.

A tip given to Jalopnik states that Ford chairman Bill Ford Jr. confirmed that an Ecoboost engine will appear in the Mustang, although a timeline and engine specifications were not provided.

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WD-40 / SEMA Cares Mustang Raises Over $200K for Charity

Back in October, we broke news of the WD-40 / SEMA Cares 2011 Ford Mustang GT that would be auctioned off with the proceeds going straight to charity. And now that the Mustang has been sold off at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction, with WD-40 and SEMA Cares proud to announce they have generated the largest donation to date to SEMA Cares.

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Chevrolet Camaro Bests Ford Mustang In Muscle Car Sales Race

For the first time in 25 years, the Chevrolet Camaro has outsold the Ford Mustang, beating the Blue Oval’s pony car by roughly 8,000 units, with 81,371 Camaros sold.

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Canadians Prefer the Ford Mustang Over the Chevy Camaro

If you’ve been paying attention to the muscle cars wars between Ford and Chevy, likely you already know that the Camaro is poised to out-sell the Mustang for the first time since pretty much anyone can remember. The opposite is true in Canada, where our neighbors to the North have a noted preference to the Mustang, despite the fact that that the Camaro is built at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario plant.

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