Mustang Premiere in SaMo was loud and the fans were louder

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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.

A few more pics and the drifting vid after the jump.
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2010 Mustang flanked by vintage Mustangs with racing history.
2010 Mustang flanked by vintage Mustangs with racing history.
Mustangs on dyno ran dragstip qrtr mile in 103-104mph depending on driver skill.
Mustangs on dyno ran dragstip qrtr mile in 103-104mph depending on driver skill.
New rear design maintains the 3 bar lamp
New rear design maintains the "3 bar lamp"
New interior with Sync/Nav integration.
New interior with Sync/Nav integration.

At the Auto Show Ford promises that they will have a huge interactive display where you can customize your own Mustang.  That would be the place to get all the details you could ever want on the new ‘stang.

All pics by me.  Vid too…done with a little digicam.  More can be found in my 2010 Mustang Flickr set.  The pics of all the vintage ‘stangs will be up over the weekend.   

I’m off to the LA Auto Show to see which car won the “Green Car of the Year Award”.

2 Replies to “Mustang Premiere in SaMo was loud and the fans were louder”

  1. Bummer about getting stuck behind the dude with the 10-gallon hat. Did he take it off for the second video? That’s still an enormous head. (“So I Married An Axe Murderer” jokes in three…two…one…)

    Beyond my complaints of large craniums, that car is AWESOME! Now if only I could get one with the same performance from a hybrid or electric motor. Tesla can go 0-60 in something like 4 seconds. Why not a Mustang? Of course, it would only be worth it if they could somehow get that fat V8 sound from an electric motor. A man can dream, can’t he?

  2. Wait until you see it in real life. A hybrid or all electric Mustang would be something, but if you look at the max bang for the buck I wonder if the driving world is ready for a 100K all electric Mustang. Give it a few years and we may see wonders, maybe?

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