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Ford Mustang confirmed for Australia

The next-generation Ford Mustang has been confirmed for Australia to become the Blue Oval brand’s new hero car from 2015 onwards. Ford Australia announced the expected news at a special Go Further event held in Sydney, where the company reiterated its commitment to the local market beyond 2016 when it will cease homegrown manufacturing...

2015 Ford Taurus not set to replace Falcon as Mustang muscles in

The Ford Mustang is returning to Australia but a bigger surprise is that the Blue Oval's American large car, the Taurus, is not set to replace the Falcon from 2017. A return of the famous US muscle car has been expected after Ford announced in 2012 that the Mustang would be produced in right-hand drive and become the latest member of the line-up to be sold as a global vehicle under the company's One Ford strategy...

Saleen 351 Mustang: 522kW pony car revealed

American high-performance vehicle manufacturer Saleen Automotive has officially unveiled its latest offering: the Saleen 351 Mustang. Armed with a 5.75-litre (351 cubic inch) supercharged V8 that makes 522kW and a ground-pounding 887Nm of torque, the 2014 Saleen 351 Mustang is the company’s most extreme Mustang to date...

1967 Ford Mustang: Gone in 60 Seconds' "Eleanor" for sale

The original 1967 Ford Mustang hero car used in the film Gone in 60 Seconds, dubbed "Eleanor", will go under the hammer at an upcoming US auction. Though several cars were built by Cinema Vehicle Services – with assistance from car designer Chip Foose – for the 2000-released movie, Lot S135 at Mecum’s Spring Classic auction is serial number 7RO20179710, the actual “Eleanor” car driven by Nicolas Cage in the cult car film...

2015 Ford Mustang: early test mule spied

An early Ford Mustang test mule has been spied testing parts likely to be seen on the next-generation 2015 model, a car that will mark the 50th anniversary of the classic Pony car. The Mustang's next-gen clues are dominated by the spied rear control arms that indicate the mule is running independent rear suspension in favour of the solid rear axle previously used on every 'Stang before it...

New Ford Mustang to shift focus to Gen Y

The next-generation Ford Mustang is expected to be the first Mustang to shy away from its past as Ford attempts to entice younger buyers into the iconic Pony car. While manufacturers have targeted baby boomers with recreations of hero cars from yesteryear - like the Holden Monaro, Ford Falcon GT, VW Beetle - the sales of some 'retro' cars is on the decline, meaning a shift to a younger audience may be required...

Ford Mustang Boss 302SX lightweight concept unveiled

Ford has unveiled a special lightweight concept at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Florida called the Ford Mustang Boss 302SX. The concept exudes a track-focused attitude, with various performance revisions over the standard Boss 302. It's just a concept at this stage, but the 302SX has already kicked up quite a stir in the US...

2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and Mustang 302S race-ready track cars

Ford has announced it will be producing a 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet model like the existing 2010 edition. This turn-key race-ready drag racing car offers everything you need to go racing. The car comes with fat slick racing tyres on the back, a race-spec roll cage, harnesses and appropriate seating and interior layout, as well as an engine powerful enough to provide 10-second-and-beyond timeslips down the quarter mile drag strip...

2012 Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package naming contest on Facebook

In search of a new name (and more importantly, fresh publicity) for its 2012 Mustang, Ford is reaching out to the masses with a competition on the vehicle’s Facebook fan page. Ford is giving fans the chance to name the upcoming 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package, with the winner to walk away with a two-year lease on one of the new vehicles...

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 to introduce second TracKey ignition technology

Ford’s 2012 Mustang Boss 302 will be available with two ignition keys in an attempt to make it the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde split personality racer. The first is a black key with a Boss logo, and when turned unleashes 331kW (444HP) of street-legal power. All very standard. The second, red “TracKey” however, takes the Mustang and turns it into a fully fledged, competition-ready track car...

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 enjoys Bathurst success ahead of local sales launch

You might recall the name Performax International from CarAdvice's review last month of the Chevrolet Camaro SS. The Queensland-based group import a number of US Muscle Cars for right-hand drive conversion, including the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which last month took part in the Bathurst 12 Hour event at Mount Panorama...