In observance of National Mustang Day earlier this week, we’re bringing you even more Mustang-related news. Ford Group Marketing Manager, Corey Holter has released some interesting details about the next-generation model that is absolutely grabbing our attention. According to Holter (who has spoken to The Detroit Bureau), the all-new Mustang will be revealed early next decade. And of course, there will be some major changes, including an optional all-wheel drive system. Ford is also dabbling with the idea of an all-electric variant. Interesting? Definitely. Impossible? Not for the Blue Oval.
Ford has recently confirmed a hybrid version of the current Mustang to be revealed in 2019, possibly as a 2020 model. Holter said that an electrified version of the iconic muscle car “will help further unlock Mustang’s potential.” Holter, we couldn’t agree more. Bring on the eco-friendly muscle cars. More to come, so stay tuned.
When you pin a Tesla Model S P85D against a Dodge Challenger Hellcat the outcome seems pretty obvious, right? Not always – this match-up comes with a twist. The Hellcat’s owner has added a set of drag radicals to his rear-wheel drive in hopes of matching up to the all-mighty Tesla. Have your money on one or the other? Watch below and see which car crosses the finish line first.
Mark Pieloch is a very successful entrepreneur. He specializes in patententing and manufacturing veterinary pharmaceuticals. But his first love was automotive restoration projects. He’s returned to his passion and now owns one of the largest collections of muscle cars in the world. The 123,000 square-foot museum is located near Melbourne, Florida. The facility features a bright, clean open floor plan, and houses 248 perfectly maintained cars.
To give you an idea of the types of cars in the museum, here is a (very brief) snapshot of Pieloch’s inventory:
-Ford GT 40, Ford GT, and Shelby Cobra
-More than 40 Yenko Chevrolets
-45 Indianapolis 500 pace cars, including the 2017 Camaro pacer
-Ford retractable hardtops 1957-1959
-Strings of Camaros, Mustangs, Shelbys, Corvettes, Oldsmobiles, Buicks, and Pontiac GTOs
-Ferraris and Porsches, including a group of vintage 911s, a Carrera GT, 918 Spyder, and a Rolls-Royce convertible
-MoPars, a group of 440 6-Pak and Hemi crs and a Viper with just 18 miles on the meter
Pieloch and his small group of employees search for very good original and restored cars for purchase, and then refurbish them in their on-site shop. So this all seems amazing, right? There’s a catch. It’s not open to the public. Pieloch operates his collection on an appointment and invitation-only basis. He hosts school kids, sick kids, students, military members, seniors, and veterans. So for now, we’ll leave you with these photos. Enjoy.
..As if we don’t celebrate everyone’s favorite sports car all the other days of the year! The blue oval takes the cake for the third year in a row. Crowned the top-selling sports coupe in the world, the Ford Mustang rolled into 125,809 new homes this year across 146 countries. According to IHS Markit global light vehicle registration data, the United States is responsible for more than 80,000 sales.
“Mustang represents the best of American design, performance, and freedom, with an unmistakable personality that appeals – regardless of your postcode,” says Erich Merkle, Ford sales analyst. Customers are continuing to opt for the Mustang GT and its 5.0-liter V8 over the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. Since Ford began selling Mustangs globally in 2015, the automaker has sold over 400k ‘Stangs around the globe. Interested in buying one for yourself? The 2018 Mustang starts at $26,485 and the Mustang GT will cost you at least $35,995. Enjoy. Oh, and Happy National Mustang Day.
Some of our all-time favorites have lined up for a drag race – and it’s a dream come true. Watch below as the legendary Ford GT40 matches up against the GT70 and the GT. One take, no do-overs. Place your bets.