• Sep 15, 2011
We love car configurators here at Autoblog, and we also enjoy competition. Ford has just found a way to combine the two with a brand new website that lets you pit your online automotive creation against examples built by others. The vehicle that you're tasked with making your own is the Ford Mustang, and the automaker wants you to do battle with other Mustang fans across the Internet.

This special Ford Mustang Customizer will go live on Tuesday, September 20th. Once it does, users can pick between all varieties of the Mustang, from V6 up to the big-boy Shelby GT500. Once a user decides on his machine, it's time to customize it to his or her liking. Ford has a offered-up virtual wheels, body-kits, decals, grilles, decklid spoilers and a few choice parts from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog.

Once your mega Mustang is created, you can upload it to your Facebook page where it can "battle" against examples produced by your friends and other Mustang fans. There will be a leaderboard so you can see how your design stacks up against the rest of the world.

Also, if you end up falling in love with your work, Ford will help you turn it into a reality. A PDF description of how you optioned your car can be printed out, and then brought to your local dealer. All of the Ford performance and styling pieces can be purchased there, while the available aftermarket items will have to be sourced from the applicable vendors. Head over to Ford.com/cars/mustang on Tuesday to get cracking on creating your dream Mustang.
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New Ford Mustang Customizer Website Lets Enthusiasts

Dream Up and Share Their Ultimate Pony Car

New Ford Mustang Customizer website allows enthusiasts to create their very own Mustang, selecting colors, accessories and decals to complement the classic design. The website will go live on Tuesday, Sept. 20

The website lets enthusiasts customize a Mustang V6, GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500 with three different backgrounds, five different angles and hundreds of accessories from which to choose

Additionally, users can connect to the site via Facebook with a tool that lets them share and store all of the Mustangs they have created. They can even use "battle mode" to ask people to vote for their Mustang

Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 15, 2011 – Ford is putting design in the hands of enthusiasts with a new customizer website that features the 2012 Mustang.

Ford will launch the site on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at www.ford.com/cars/mustang to let Mustang enthusiasts take advantage of the classic design with limitless possibilities.

"This site lets Mustang fans customize cars to their heart's content," said Brian McClary, Ford social and emerging media specialist. "It's a simple-to-use layout that lets users take the base design of Mustang and run with it."

Users can choose to customize a Mustang V6, GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500. Their custom touch is blended with three different backgrounds – a dragway, cityscape or drive-in restaurant – along with five different angles from which to check out the design.

Accessories include body kits, wheels, decals, grilles and decklids, along with parts from Ford Racing Performance Parts and Ford Vehicle Personalization. Within minutes, several different looks can easily be created and saved as desktop wallpaper.

"Customers love to make Mustang their own, one that suits their taste; this is the perfect way to let them test out their design and imagine what's possible," said Jim Owens, Mustang marketing manager. "The interactive aspect also adds a whole new dimension and lets more people get in on the fun."

The site also incorporates social media, as users can log in through their Facebook account and save and share all of the Mustangs they have created. A "battle mode" through Facebook lets users go head-to-head to see who has the best-looking car.

By posting their Mustang to their Facebook wall, users can accumulate votes that will be tallied on a leaderboard for others to check out. They can even identify a nemesis to go after in battle.

For those intent on making their custom car a reality, a downloadable PDF facility offers a detailed list of all the real parts used to create that particular virtual Mustang. The PDF is separated into three categories – Ford, aftermarket and concept accessories – and includes links to the applicable websites, making it easy for customers to start a conversation with their local Ford dealer.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I would take a Boss 302 Laguna Seca over a GT500 any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
        • 3 Years Ago
        they're two very different cars.. while the laguna seca is without question the better track car, there is still something special about having 550 hp on tap..
      Shane Gardner
      • 3 Years Ago
      I share Autoblogs love for car configurators. Very good time waster.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is there an option for a non Chinese-made manual transmission, i.e., one that actually works?
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      The link probably won't get through the posting system, but here's mine. Sharp and modern, with a strong homage to my dad's '70 Mach1 in grabber green...man they gotta bring that paint back! http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd479/IBx2/Mustang_1600x1200.jpg
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd like a Boss 302 Bullitt edition. K? Thanks, bye.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll take a Boss 302 LS option in Grabber Blue with black stripes, GT500 SVT Pack style wheels (19"x10" front, 19"x11" rear) wrapped in Michelin Pilot Supersport tyres, uprated 6 piston Baer brakes front and back (may require an IRS suspension), a 302S hood, rear spoiler, CAI, track key, Tremac TR6060 transmission, all the luxury of a GT premium, a louder but not obnoxious full exhaust system, engine remap and lighter flywheel to make 500hp at 8000 rpm (stock Boss rpm limit is 7800rpm with red key, but power kind of plateaus), a shorter final drive ratio (still with a Torsen Diff), and finally a nice grille deleting the ugly faux fog lamps. After all those mods, It should be strategically lightened to bring the weight under 3500lbs. I may be a little OCD but I see massive potential in the Boss. Note I didn't mention anything about supercharging because IMO the Boss should be free breathing and very well balanced.