It appears Ford has been road testing prototypes of the much anticipated 2009 Mustang. KGP Photography snapped a barrage of pictures as the Mustang passed by during heavy traffic in what appears to be Dearborn. In true spy shot form, the the front half of the car is covered – though the resemblance is unmistakable. It’s clear this car has taken cues from the Italiano “Giugiaro” concept we first spotted at the LA Auto Show.
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Introduced last week (sorry, we’re late) at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando, Steeda Autosports’ newest creation is a race inspired version of their street / strip specialty Q335, they call it the “Club Racer“. In true Steeda fashion, this car is at home on a road course, the drag strip, or as a daily driver (albeit with a bit more flash).
“The Q335 Club Racer comes with all the standard Q335 equipment plus these competition proven parts: Steeda Pro-Action Struts and shocks, Front Control Arm Relocation Kit and chrome –moly rear lower control arms. Popular options include the competition front facia, Steeda billet front brake duct kit, 14” front and 13” rear brake upgrades. The Steeda Q335 Club Racer is available through Ford dealers.”
Available as a tuner package, you get all of the features listed above plus some engine mods (bumping the horsepower of the standard 4.6L to 348 ponies) for about $16,895 (from Steeda’s website). Enjoy the pics.
Ford announced today that recent internet rumors about a possible four door version of the Mustang are not true. In a press release posted just a few hours ago, Ford promised their iconic ponycar will remain in its current form – a “unique, two-door, rear-wheel drive, 2+2 performance car.”
While we certainly understand Ford’s desire to push their American into an international superstar, we’re not quite sure what to think about this one. Britain’s Autocar is reporting Ford’s bold strategy involves stretching the sixth generation ponycar onto a Lincoln frame and adding a couple more doors – maybe even a back hatch (say it ain’t so). Who would have thought you’d be throwing groceries into the back of a station wagon with a pony emblem on the front…
Amid much speculation about the next generation Mustang planned for 2010 (see Guigiaro), Ford has been somewhat quiet about what’s coming next year. On that list is, reportedly, is another Bullitt edition and the “official” return of the Boss. This is in addition to the already promised Shelby GT.