2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang Video

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the new Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is definitely a pony of a different stripe.

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Not only does it pack a more aggressive look thanks to a sculpted aluminum hood and racing stripes, but under that hood is Ford's most powerful naturally aspirated V-8; its 5.2-liter engine boasts more than 500 horsepower. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Photo Gallery (34 Photos)

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The muscle car so tough it refuses to date itself with a model year — hopefully dairies don't follow suit with cottage cheese use-by dates — debuted today at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. A year after the redesigned-for-2015 Ford Mustang made its presence known to the world, the Shelby GT350 Mustang is ready to throw its weight around.

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The standard pony car's high-performance variant generally doesn’t stray far from the family tree, but distinguishes itself by ditching the 'Stang logo from the front grille and adding subtle carbon-fiber details to the lower bumper in addition to a double body stripe, Shelby cobra badging and 19-inch wheels. Inside the cabin are GT350-specific Recaro cloth racing seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and a toned-down gauge treatment aimed at minimizing driver distraction.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Shelby GT350 Mustang: Up Close

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The door rolled up and in thundered the meanest looking Mustang to come out of a Ford studio in years: the Shelby GT350 Mustang, Ford's newest high-performance version of an already high-performance muscle car. This is a car with more history and pedigree than most successful show dogs, stretching back to the original version in 1965 that was never meant to be a road car, but was sold to the public in order to satisfy racing regulations.

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This new Shelby GT350 is just as much a racer as the old one, but the visual changes from the regular Mustang GT 5.0 are fairly subtle. The most obvious change is at the nose; all of the sheet metal forward of the windshield pillars is completely new. The fenders and hood are now made of aluminum and have been sculpted to optimize cooling airflow to the new 5.2-liter V-8 under the hood. It's an aggressive look, but not all that different from the already-aggressive GT. You'd have to know exactly what you're looking for to recognize this as the Shelby model. The two bold stripes on the top do help.

By Aaron Bragman | November 18, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford Mustang GT Video

"For 2015, the redesigned Ford Mustang enters the modern carscape with an all-new suite of technology both mechanically and electronically," says Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. "But with all of this new technology aimed to increase the refinement and sophistication, has the Mustang lost its edge?" Watch the video for Bruzek's answer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

New Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang: First Look

Competes With: Chevy Camaro Z28

Looks Like: The new Mustang didn't wait long to get more power

Drivetrain: More than 500-hp, 5.2-liter V-8, rear-wheel drive, six-speed manual transmission

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When a new Mustang debuted last year, it was only a matter of time before the first high-performance variant showed up. The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is that variant and it's a doozy. This is much more than just bolted-on, track-ready parts; it houses an all-new V-8 under the hood that is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever put into the muscle car.

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The star of this show is definitely the 5.2-liter V-8 engine, which is not the 5.0-liter we've grown familiar with over the past few years. This V-8 is what's called a flat-plane where the connecting rods attach to the crankshaft at 180 degree intervals instead of 90 degrees. It's a different approach and used in the European market.

But obviously the engine is not the only change.

By David Thomas | November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford Mustang: Photo Gallery (46 Photos)

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After the 2015 Dodge Challenger — and particularly its obscenely powerful Hellcat variant — hogged much of the muscle-flexing spotlight during the past year, the all-new Ford Mustang is poised for a pose down in 2015. Included in the pony car's redesign are the performance-focused GT and fuel-efficient EcoBoost versions. The turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder of the EcoBoost makes an impressive 310 horsepower and 320 pounds-feet of torque while getting a reported 32 mpg on the highway. The GT, meanwhile, is good for a chest-rumbling 435 hp from its V-8. Exterior styling changes from the outgoing car include a hexagonal grille, lidded headlights and sloped tri-bar LED taillights. The interior, meanwhile, is retro, roomy and racetrack ready.

Check out the gallery below featuring the white GT and the Compeitition Orange EcoBoost models; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 12, 2014 | Comments (3)

October's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

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An all-new Ford Mustang is a rare thing indeed and that's why it's no surprise the redesigned pony car was the fastest-selling car in the country last month. New looks and a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine have made it a much-talked about commodity to be sure. But hold the phone.

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The 2015 Mustang shares the fastest-selling title with something a bit more sedate with a much more subtle redesign, the 2015 Honda CR-V. It took just seven days to sell both the sports coupe and the sports ute. Other popular small SUVs also sold quickly with the 2015 Nissan Rogue taking 15 days to sell and the 2015 Toyota RAV4 taking 16. But those two still weren't fast enough to make the top list.

By David Thomas | November 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2015 Ford Mustang

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Vehicles Affected: About 50 model-year 2015 Ford Mustang sports cars manufactured between Aug. 18 and Oct. 2 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan

The Problem: Ford issued the voluntary recall due to an issue with the front-passenger seat-belt buckle assembly. The buckle tension sensor, included in the assembly, may not have been calibrated at the supplier. This could result in misclassification of the front passenger-seat occupant, which could lead to improper airbag deployment, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.

The Fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front-passenger seat-belt buckle assembly for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule. Ford said it is aware of no accidents or injuries related to the condition.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | October 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Ford Mustang: First Drive

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Things that don't happen every day: moon landings, royal births, Supreme Court nominations — and an all-new Ford Mustang. This year is one of those rare times in which we get to experience at least one of those events as Ford brings its completely redone pony car to be tested for the first time ever.

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On paper, the 2015 Ford Mustang looks like it's got the goods to go global: an optional, fuel-efficient, high-powered turbocharged four-cylinder engine; a completely new all-independent suspension; even forthcoming right-hand-drive models for British and certain Asian markets. Will what plays well in Des Moines, Iowa, also prove popular in Dusseldorf, Germany? Is the new Mustang improved enough to unseat the Chevrolet Camaro and fend off the redesigned 2015 Dodge Challenger?

By Aaron Bragman | September 18, 2014 | Comments (5)

2015 Ford Mustang Power Ratings Released

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Ford has now released horsepower figures for the 2015 Mustang, which will start at $24,425 including destination when it hits dealerships this fall. Ford's redesigned pony car will come standard with a 3.7-liter V-6 that makes 300 horsepower at that price — similar to the outgoing Mustang — while an optional turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder makes 310 hp.

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Why would the Mustang get the EcoBoost? In a word, torque. Though it makes just 10 hp more than the V-6, Ford says torque is rated 320 pounds-feet. Ford says the V-6 makes 280 pounds-feet — which means the EcoBoost four-cylinder and its twin-scroll turbo pack a healthy 40 extra pounds-feet of get-up-and-go versus the V-6. The V-6 actually loses 5 hp this year. We guess Ford thinks a 5-hp gap between the base engine and the more expensive EcoBoost will keep shoppers from moving up. Ten hp doesn't really seem like it would sway many who focus on that spec, however.

By Kelsey Mays | July 18, 2014 | Comments (2)

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