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2015 Ford Mustang specs revealed, GT to pack 435 HP [UPDATE]

The 2015 Ford Mustang sounds great so far – at least on paper. Ford has just announced specs for the latest version of the iconic pony car in Dearborn, telling Autoblog that it will pump out as much as 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque from its 5.0-liter V8. Those gaudy figures power the naturally aspirated GT model, and they easily eclipse the "more than" 420 hp and 390 lb-ft that Ford originally estimated. The 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder makes 310 hp and 320 lb-ft, and it's the first turbo Mustang since the 1986 SVO. The 2.3-liter turbocharged... Read More

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    Video: Ford demonstrates Mustang's new Line Lock burnout feature
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    Been saving your pennies for a 2015 Ford Mustang? Put in a few extra shifts or some overtime? Got a great down payment ready? Well, however much you saved for your new pony car, start saving more - you'll need the extra money to spend on tires. That's because the Mustang will come with a system called Line Lock, which can lock the front brakes ...

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    Video: Mustang driver proves wheels are overrated
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    We don't need to tell you that there's something missing in the image above. What we do need to tell you is that this is not a picture of a parked car stranded on the highway. This is, rather, just one frame from video of that three-wheeled Mustang traveling down the highway at highway-appropriate speed. We don't know where you'd have to be nor how badly ...

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    New York: 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition pays homage to 1964
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    The Ford Mustang was first shown to the public at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. Five decades later – almost to the day – Ford has rolled out its 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition at the New York Auto Show. Limited to just 1,964 examples, the rear-wheel drive coupes (no convertible has been announced) are based on the all-new 2015 ...

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    New York: Ford overlooks the Big Apple in the 2015 Mustang Convertible [w/video]
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    Ford has done it again. Like in 1965, there is once again an all-new Mustang Convertible sitting on the observation deck of New York City's Empire State Building. This has been in the making for a little while, with the first report that Ford would recreate the sky-high publicity stunt coming out a few weeks back. The process of getting the Mustang up ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition says 'happy birthday' in New York
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    Fifty years ago this week, Ford debuted the first-ever Mustang at the New York World's Fair. And to celebrate, the Blue Oval is offering up this special, 50th Anniversary Edition 2015 Mustang, which makes its debut at the New York Auto Show. It'll be a seriously limited affair, with only 1,964 examples of the special edition Mustang slated to be produced ...

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    ETC: Chevy Camaro is a good sport, wishes Ford Mustang Happy 50th
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    It was 1966 when Chevrolet launched its challenger to the wildly successful Ford Mustang, the Camaro. While the competition between the two brands was already healthy, the arrival of the Camaro set off one of the most intense, model-to-model rivalries in the industry. That competitive spirit hasn't stopped Chevy and the Camaro from wishing Ford's iconic ...

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    Motorsports: Formula Drift kicks off 11th season on Streets of Long Beach
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    The 2014 Formula Drift series kicked off last weekend in Long Beach, and saw Chris Forsberg, who you'll recall went mad and drifted around a warehouse in an Infiniti M, take the title behind the wheel of his Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z (shown above). Forsberg ran away with the first round of competition, beating out second-place finisher Kenneth Moen and ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you Ford's next Bullitt Mustang? [w/poll]
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    Ford has a long history of offering special editions of its legendary Mustang. One of the most vaunted of those trim packages, though, has only been offered twice. The first time was in 2001, and then again in 2008. Yes, we're talking about the Bullitt. Named for the infamous Dark Highland Green Mustang Fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the 1968 cop ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible to recreate Empire State Building stunt
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    It would have been all too easy to miss the auto show debut of the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible. It was, after all, unveiled alongside its fixed-roof counterpart at the Detroit Auto Show this past January, lumping coupe and cabrio into one debut. But Ford is evidently still intent on making its new droptop stand out. The top of the Empire State Building ...

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    Auctions: Unrestored 1969 Shelby GT500 one of many classic barn finds going to auction
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    We love a good barn find here at Autoblog. We like that there's a palpable excitement and sense of mystery surrounding barn finds. Each case has its own uniqueness to it, and this latest discovery is no different: an unrestored, one-owner 1969 Shelby GT500 with just 8,531 miles on it. In the case of this particular barn find, many of the typical ...

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    Official: How Ford made its 2015 Ford Mustang safer for toupee wearers [w/video]
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    Ford is ready to tell the story of its 2015 Mustang Convertible, the can't-miss bits being the easier, quicker and quieter roof operation, a more robust roof build for a coupe-like cabin noise, more trunk space, better visibility and reduced in-cabin buffeting. The top release system has been completely redesigned with a single, center-mounted latch on ...

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    Video: This 2,000-hp Mustang is in serious need of wheelie bars
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    The Ford Mustang on the right is drag racing with the standard technique. The Mustang on the left, driven by David Measell, is using a new "rear bumper only" technique that evidently surprised everyone at the South Georgia Motorsports Park strip – including Measell. Measell said his outfit just bought the car the week before the event, noting that ...

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    Video: Ford 3D-printing Mustang out of chocolate and candy for Valentine's Day
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    Is your beloved in love with the new 2015 Ford Mustang? Do they like chocolate (that's a trick question – everyone likes chocolate)? Are they a bit of a futurist? Then this Hallmark holiday, you need to get them this Ford Mustang, 3D-printed in sweet, delicious chocolate. Ford is teaming with 3D Systems' Sugar Lab in LA to produce the ...

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    Chicago: Ford Mustang pinball machine has supple wrist, plays by sense of smell [w/video]
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    Ford didn't have anything major to show off at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, so it seems it instead opted to have some fun - it brought a row of pinball machines to the show. Yes, pinball machines. We originally told you about the Stern Pinball Ford Mustang machine a few days ago, and as day two of the Chicago show is a bit of a slow one, we opted to head ...

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    Official: Mustang-themed pinball game debuting in Chicago [w/video]
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    Believe it or not, but new pinball machines are still being made. Chicago-based Stern Pinball still makes them and has found a niche selling modern machines to individual buyers and arcade distributors. For its latest cabinet, Stern partnered with Ford to create a pinball game that pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Mustang, including the next ...

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    Video: Need For Speed airs extended Super Bowl commercial, hits theaters March 14
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    Sunday's Super Bowl saw a new 30-second spot air for the upcoming Need For Speed movie, starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. But what you may not have seen yet was the extended, 90-second trailer that went live online last night. The other item of news is NFS's release date - the new flick will hit theaters on March 14. While the Super Bowl ad was almost ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Mustang GT350 drops some camo
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    Now that we've poured over the 2015 Ford Mustang in its standard form, it's time to look ahead. We already knew (and heard – literally) that Ford was working on a higher-performance version of its 'Stang to replace the Shelby GT500, and earlier reports have stated that it will simply be called the GT350. We don't have a ton of detail to go on, but ...

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    Auctions: Barrett-Jackson 2014: First production 2015 Ford Mustang earns $300k for JDRF [w/video]
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    We've almost become immune to the huge dollar amounts that collectible cars earn for charity at Barrett-Jackson. To wit, $300,000 for the first production 2015 Ford Mustang initially didn't seem like very much money. In reality, though, it's probably about 10 times the actual asking price for the car, and we're pleased to report that 100 percent of the ...

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    Official: Ford, Volvo top 2014 EyesOn Design awards
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    Each year at the Detroit Auto Show, the top vehicle designs are recognized with the prestigious EyesOn Design award for production and concept vehicles. This year, the 32 EyesOn Design judges (comprised of current and former vehicle designers including Chrysler designer and SRT president Ralph Gilles, Kia designer Peter Schreyer and retired General Motors ...

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    Detroit: Ford looks back on 50 years of the Mustang in Detroit
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    Ford has something special sitting in its booth here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. In fact, it brought two special somethings in the form of the Ford Mustang 1 Concept that first saw the light of day in 1962 and the very first production Mustang that rolled off the production line in 1964. These classic creations are sharing floor space with the ...

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