"The Mustang continues to be one of the few bright spots in Ford's
product range, and Dearborn intends to make the most of the reborn
NoOp Comment: And to think back in the late 80's Ford was going to
kill it by switching it to FWD (the "Probe Mustang").
"The recently announced 325HP Shelby GT will be joined by two more
Mustang variants in 2007 -- an all-new Bullitt will be the best
interpretation up to this time of the iconic 1968 390 GT driven by
Steve McQueen in the movie that still sets enthusiasts' pulses racing
for its real-world chase sequence through the street of San Francisco.
Insiders who have seen styling mockups report the 2007 Bullitt features
a plain grill with the gallopingpony badge or spotlights and a
black-painted panel between the tailights, just like McQueen's '68.
Naturally, the car will be Highland Green."
NoOp Comment: This car is going to sweet looking!!
"More significant, though, will be the new Boss, which will introduce
Ford's all-new 5.0-liter Hurricane V-8."
NoOp Comment: Awesome, simply awesome! I must admit though the
Modular has carried the torch well. Ward's recently declared the 4.6
one of their 10-Best engines.
"Due late in the year, the limited-edition Boss will get a tuned
425HP-435HP version of the Hurricane, a stripped-down interior (though
AC will be available), and less sound deadening. The idea is to
replicate the original Boss Mustang's race-car fell. Only 1000 cars
will be built."
NoOp Comment: Ford you MUST build more than a 1000!!
"Slightly detuned from the Boss spec, the Hurricane will become the
regular GT's engine in 2008, when the Mustang will get a major
NoOp Comment: Hmm... isn't this the same time the new Camaro and
Challenger (with big-inch pushrods) are set to debut? Funny how the
timing of this all coincides, isn't it? Is everyone ready for the
return of the Trans Am [ponycar] racing series?!
"Insiders report every exterior panel is to be changed and updated,
with the base cars getting more aggressive look similar to that of the
NoOp Comment: Holy crap! The base car is going to look this
"The current GT500, meantime, will become even more extreme looking."
NoOp Comment: More extreme... than the Terminators or the GT500?!
(They are some mean looking bastards!) What could be next... an
animated grill/mouth fitted with big fangs?
"An all-new Mustang is due in 2010, a year after the new Camaro and
NoOp Comment: This is going to be soooo cool!!
- posted 14 years ago