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Project 2012 Mustangs expected to turn heads at SEMA

Mustang ForgiatoWhat will be a SEMA without Ford Mustangs on display. This week at the auto show, a good dose of modified 2012 Fod Mustang will be showing up. Each car will surely tickle every car owner’s desire to have these Mustangs in their garage.

Each of the Mustang will demonstrate how it can be unique from the other. The Ford Mustang has an excellent foundation in terms of performance and design so consumers. Ford also recently launched the customizer at the Ford website especially for those who love the Mustang.

Here are some of the 2012 Mustangs as done by different teams:

Forgiano Wheels

The 2012 Mustang by Forgiano wheels will showcase a staggered wheel configuration sporting 22 inch rims on the rear and 21 inches in front. It will also have a body kit by TS Designs and 3dCarbon Boy Race. This Mustang GT will be in pearl silver matte finishing. The aggressive appearance is backed up by a Vortech Supercharger to give the car that extra oomph.

Creations n’ Chrome

This Mustang is all about styling. Finished in red with the hood, trunk and roof made of carbon fiber. It will also have a Vortech supercharger, roll cage, and forged 18-inch rims.

MRT Performance

TKO Mustang boasts of a complete setup with ProCharger Supercharger, sport exhaust system, upgraded suspension, custom hood, custom paint, and race seats.

H&R Springs

This ride gets an upgraded chassis, stainless steel pipes, a supercharger by Edelbrock E-Force, and Pirelli tires on all fours. They also improved the body with kits from Street Scene Equipment with finishing by the Tri-Star Enterprise.

2011 Shelby GT350 unveiled during the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction in Arizona

The gala opening night of the Barrett-Jackson Collector auction in Arizona served as the stage for the unveiling of the 2011 Shelby GT350 derived from the 2011 Ford Mustang GT.

The 2011 Shelby was specifically designed in commemoration of the 1965 Shelby GT350 and the Shelby Cobra. The 2011 GT350 comes roaring with a supercharged V-8 5.0L engine derived from the stable of Mustang.

The 2011 Shelby GT350 is a product of collaboration of the Shelby American team with experts from Goodyear, Borla, Ford Racing, Cragar, and Baer. Everything revolves around the idea of making a car that is very fast but has very good handling. The idea came into life with the design of the small but powerful engine derived from the Mustang.

The Shelby GT350 will be rolling out in the traditional white donning the Guardsman blue stripes as it was known in Le Mans. The V-8 power plant is coupled with a six speed transmission on manual control. The supercharged engine has a Blue Shelby valve covers. Baer brakes are set up as 6 piston kit for the front and 14-inch rotors for the back, and matched with cooling ducts for all the corners.

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Mazda needs $1 Billion funding for production of hybrid vehicles

Mazda plans to raise about $1 Billion to help push for the development of their new hybrid vehicles and future technologies. The Japanese car manufacturer hopes to beef up their funds by selling treasury stocks and new shares.

A reliable source from Mazda was quoted in some reports that it will issue around 363 million shares of the company. This figure translates to about 25% of the existing stock of the carmaker. There are also some information that it will be selling 96.8 million shares it acquired from majority stakeholder Ford.

Mazda did not show early interest on developing hybrid or electric vehicles like the other Japanese car manufacturers. The North American division of the company categorically declared that they will not go into production of such vehicles if they are not sure if it will click with the market. As the demand for greener vehicles becomes the trend, Mazda changed its view and is hoping to produce hybrid units soon.

Mazda Hydrogen Hybrid

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