Ford’s 2010 Mustang Reveal Party last night was loud, frantic and attended by nearly 1,000 Mustang Club fans who brought along 400+ vintage mustangs. We got to hear the winner of the “My Mustang” story and watch him get the keys to his 2010 GT. We got to see the video from the video contest winner also. Both can be seen at The2010Mustang.com.
You just knew it was going to be a fun when they are handing out earplugs with a warning that it was going to be loud. The evening built to a crescendo capped with the 2010 models being drifted, skidded or simply driven onto the hangar floor at Barker Hangar in SaMo. The fans gave them ovations as each one entered the arena.
The Mustang did get a gorgeous, chiseled new body and interior. The engine options are the same but both power plants benefited from the cold air induction introduced on the Bullitt. Short version is that the colder the air the more efficiently the car can burn its fuel. End result is more power coming from a cleaner burn. The options lists are extensive. If you want more power than the base GT provides you can go through Ford Motorsports or an authorized dealer to have “super packs” added.
Super-packs are how you make your ‘stang even more powerful and suspension tuned for more track performance to stay at the top of the performance pack. “Super-packs” means supercharged engines producing 400 or 500 horsepower along with the mods to the car so it can handle that increased power. Nice.
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The info embargo is over. As of 12:01AM 11/18 I can share some tidbits that I was given at last weeks Lincoln MKZ reveal on the new ‘stang that should whet a few appetites around LA.
First its no secret that for Ford, LA and So Cal is the most important market for the Mustang (base and performance versions) that it was only fitting that the World Premiere of the 2010 Mustang is to take place at the LA Auto Show. The LA Auto show has pretty much matched Detroits Auto Show in importance on the global car show circuit. Us finally getting the World Premieres shows how important this show has become.
What most of you don’t know is that Ford is having a special pre-reveal party tomorrow in Santa Monica. The reveal party details can be had by registering on the Ford 2010 Mustang Reveal site. We get the real deal while 11 other cities get a satellite feed of the event. At the reveal party there will be a huge Mustang only show presented by the Ford Mustang Clubs. Mustangs from the last 40 years will be on display. Followed by that is what they expect to be standing room only for the roll out and uncovering the 2010 Mustang.
The technical bits on the new Mustang I can reveal right now, more once the official press releases are passed out and I can sift through them.
- improved fuel economy on V6 and V8 models
- new suspension on all models based on current Bullitt
- Full Sync integration with Sat Nav
- automatic climate control (solves my trivial complaint nicely)
There you go, a little advance information on one of 17 cars having its World Premiere at this years LA Auto Show. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor.
Update: Blue Oval News went live this morning with additional info on the Reveal event tonight HERE