• Nov 7, 2007
Uncle! UNCLE! Here's the scoop. Shelby's dusting off another name from the 1960s to affix to the flanks of yet another clapped out version of Ford's Mustang. Damn. Was it like this back in the day, too? Terlingua was a racing team in the 1960s that campaigned a GT350 with ferocious bunny livery. The new Terlingua models dropped at SEMA (which might as well stand for Simply Everything Mustang Always), and they're actually pretty intriguing. We'll forego the bestickered body baubelization, but in the engine room, they've gotten creative.

Rather than focus all the attention on the GT, the base V6 gets some lovin' from the Terlingua package. $7,995 buys you handling and braking upgrades as well as a supercharger that helps the V6 churn out 375 hp. That's one we'd love to sample. Armchair quarterbacking postulates that it might be a bit more nimble than a GT, with a slightly less massive mill and possibly superior weight distribution, but of course, we're just blowing sunshine without actually looking at hard numbers. Ain't speculation fun? Of course, the obligatory 20-inch rims probably do more to hinder performance, but they rev up the style, if that's your thing. Other Terlingua goodies are a continuation 1967 Mustang with more modern engineering, and a specially tweaked '65 427 Cobra.

[Source: Autoweek]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Now how about ressurecting a Mustang II or a King Cobra =D
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why does everyone get so mad when another version of the Mustang is released? The Mustang has the largest aftermarket in the world, +$30Million and everyone wants a peice of that money.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ohhhhh, a YELLOW and Blach Mustang.... How Kaii ew tte....
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's offical, std Mustang GTs are now rarer than all these special editions.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ...and Mustangblog...err...Autoblog has reached a new low...
      • 7 Years Ago
      If only Ford would put this much effort into the rest of their car line including Mercury...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Shelby CS 6 with different hood?
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Terlingua" sounds naughty...
      • 7 Years Ago
      ...I think you guys have to distinguish the difference between factory cars and aftermarket customs.

      From Ford, you can buy: V6, GT, CS, GT500, and now Bullitt.

      You can no more blame Ford for custom Mustangs than you can Honda for all the silly tuner Civics out there.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, there are more modified 240s and civics, etc... out there than these stangs, but there isn't a "Top Secret" edition, or "Signal auto" edition, there are at least 4-5 different models from each of Ford's major tuners, all Nissan has is the Nismo edition 350Z and Honda just released a Mugen edition Si Sedan, far from the numbers of aftermarket specialty 'stangs
        • 7 Years Ago
        nissanfreak87, there are a lot more aftermarket tuner Civics out there than Mustangs.

        These custom Mustangs will sell no more than a handful. Hardly saturating the streets.
        • 7 Years Ago
        we're just saying there's a ton of them in general, we know Shelby isn't the factory
        • 7 Years Ago
        Don't forget the special edition Brest Cancer Mustang.

        That makes 6 different versions of this damn car that you can buy from Ford. Not to mention all of the Shelby/JC Whitney specials that are out there.

        I swear Ford should buy the name Rabbit from VW. Then the Mustang would have a fitting name.
      • 7 Years Ago
      coming soon: the Lego edition mustang! Build your own in your garage!! only 8,000,000 pieces!
      • 7 Years Ago
      i think it's time to ban the word Mustang from this site for a few months... seems like every other article has mustang all over it..
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think its like this - all the talk of these special editions, i never see any on the street... EVER.

      The predominate thing i see here in DFW Texas is basic V6 mustangs all over the place driven by blonde chicks who's daddy bought them the car.

      The GTs are all driven by the typical high school or college douche bag who thinks they are the coolest. What I'm tired of is every 2 days someone puts some different color stripes, a different badge and some wheels and bam "special edition".

      Face it - the mustang (at least the V6) model is America's version of the civic.... not in the economy dept but in that its a "peoples car"... cheap, easy, and everyone has one. Yes people mod their civics, just like people mod their mustangs, difference is that every time someone puts some stripes and wheels on a civic they don't announce it like its special.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Whoa Jeff, you're starting to ramble. You don't like the liscensed editions because you don't see enough of them on the streets, or because they all have a tape stripe and a badge, or because too many of them are driven by rich daughters? Which is it? And are you even talking about the Terlingua, because the article mentions an 80% power increase from the factory version.
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