It’s no secret that the Ford Mustang has never been the best handling car on the market.
However, installing a set of Lowering Springs is one of the most popular modifications that a Mustang enthusiast will do! This definitely helps in a few different departments. However, the Struts have always stayed a weak point on the 2011+ Mustang suspension with the lack of options out there.
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In the movie, actor Aaron Paul (star actor from the TV show Breaking Bad) whips around in a highly modified for television Mustang that’s based around a 2014 Mustang GT500. While the wide body Shelby steals the show, Aaron Paul also gets behind the wheel and shows off the new 2015 model, as seen in the above clips.
The GT500 was outfitted with a custom built wide-body kit specifically for the movie and with filming and promotional footage now in the past, this one-off Mustang will be auctioned off for a good cause. This blue and silver “hero” car grabs your attention the moment it hits the screen. According to the director Scott Waugh, the Mustang was a perfect fit for his movie:
” The best movie cars combine tons of power, rear-wheel drive, great handling and the ability to be easily flung around corners…Mustang fits the bill perfectly ”
And while the movie’s protagonist, Toby Marshall (played by Aaron Paul), may be seated in a 2014 wide-body Shelby at heart, the body is all its own. In fact, some of the hero car’s styling can be seen in the 2015 Mustang–just take a look at the front splitter and rear decklid panels, for example. Mixing popular styling of the past with new, innovative designs is certainly not a foreign concept when it comes to the Mustang. Let’s hope Need For Speed can accurately show the Mustang naysayers what a Shelby powered Ford is all about.
Spring is almost here and that means it’s time for a rim refresh. Each generation of the Ford Mustang has a particular wheel that just seems to fit perfectly with the car’s design. With that in mind, we’ve laid out the top 5 wheels you should consider throwing on your 1979-2014 Mustang this Spring.
AMRs (1994-2014 Mustangs) – A drift inspired design that’s been an instant classic for the S197 Mustangs also puts a fresh spin on the older SN95 cars. The thinner, multi-spoke build of this wheel represents the new school identity many Mustang wheels have taken on, but at the same time, they maintain enough of a resemblance to those worn by the more classic ponycars that they work equally well on older 1994-2004 Mustangs. For SN drivers, AMRs give you a new, distinct way to stand out from the rest of the customized car crowd while for the S197 guys, AMRs provide the go-to look that borderlines perfection when paired with the sleek lines of the 2005-2014 Mustangs. Check our StangTV’s Project Wild E. Coyote sporting AMRs below:
Forgestar CF5V (2005-2014) – Forgestar has produced a hard-core, cutting-edge wheel in the CF5V. The split five-spoke design creates a V–vindictive of many newer designs–with a serious concave look to the wheel’s center. The overall look is said to resemble that of some European designs, but with the concave center and extended spokes, these wheels really give the S197s a downright sinister look.
FR500 (1994-2014) – FR500s are the epitome of modern style meeting the classic appearance of the SN95. With the strong, distinctive lining of the SN Mustangs, it takes a strong and equally unique wheel to match. That’s exactly what you have in the FR500s–a sleek, even modern inspired Y spoke with a deeply sunk center that gives off an aggressive theme, one that you’d expect from such a popular wheel.
Pony Wheels (1979-2004) – If it’s true what they say and nothin’ beats the classics, then the Pony wheel is the top dog in the Mustang world. The iconic look and feel that Pony wheels bring to the Fox Body Mustangs makes them a perfect combination, one as synonymous as the Bullitt Mustang is to Steve McQueen. They also look great on the later 1994-2004 SN cars–they add a throwback exterior styling element that you rarely see on that body style.
Bullitt Style Wheels (1987-2014) – Perhaps the only type of wheel more known for being authentically “Mustang” than the pony wheel are a set of Bullitts. This design was made famous by the legendary 1968 film Bullitt in which a ’68 GT was outfitted with a set of these wheels and a Highland Green paint job, thus birthing the Bullitt Mustang we all know and love today. The wheels go so well with the SN95 body style that they came standard on many 1999-2004 Mustang GTs from the factory and have sparked numerous renditions of the classic 1968 Mustang that originally featured the wheels, the most recent being Ford’s 2009 Bullitt remake.
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 the windshield frame instead of the dual latches of before. The driver can now release the roof without having to lean over into the passenger space, after which the top goes down fully automatically with the press of a button. Ford doesn't say how long it takes to stow, but it's apparently done in half as much time as before, so figure around 8 seconds.
The roof uses a five-bow structure, with the fabric outer and full inner headliner sandwiching ten millimeters of insulation. Detailing work on the top has eliminated "unsightly folds" in the corners when the roof is up and made it more compact when down; its Z-fold assembly is 6.7 inches lower than before at its highest point when put down. Ford says the new electric drive internals make less noise when in operation, and the fully-finished droptop look is achieved with snap-in caps that flank the rear seating and stow in the trunk when not in use (the outgoing Mustang's top was higher and the front when folded and always looked like it was catching air and creating drag).
The compact roof and newly independent rear suspension setup in back means liberated trunk space, 11.4 cubic feet ready to swallow golf bags and tourist swag. You can read a lot more about it in the press release below, check it out in the short video of running footage and learn about the aerodynamic improvements made to the entire Mustang lineup that decrease drag and increase fuel economy.
When you're born, it's impossible to know what sort of cars you'll be into as an adult. Your dad might be into old Mopars while your mom prefers a Ford Mustang. You, on the other hand, might end up being a fan of English cars (that was the case with your author, at least). Regardless of which vehicle type, era or marque you prefer, though, it's usually possible to trace back to the exact moment you fell in love with them.
For Frank Mandarano, his love of all things Maserati started at its birthplace in Italy, before spawning into a passion that saw him found a club and take possession of four 3500s over the years. One car in Mandrano's one-make collection stands out, though - a rare 3500GT that was imported into Mexico in 1960. It is a sweet sounding and gorgeous coupe to behold, making it the perfect subject for the crew at Petrolicious. Scroll down and have a look.