Ford to unveil a more powerful Mustang at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2008

With the majority of the attention at the LA Auto Show channeled to the Mustang, one would think Ford would enjoy that wave of publicity as long as it could. However, it seems like Ford will be generating more Mustang news even prior to the display of 2010s in the showroom areas. 

At the actual unveiling of the 2010 Ford Mustang the preceding week, it seemed that Mark Fields gave a hint of the likelihood of more Mustang news being generated from the Detroit Auto Show early next year.

Not surprisingly, during the unwrapping again on Speed TV any revealing of a new Mustang for Detroit was anticipated. And surely, Fields informed the show that Ford "will reveal yet another chapter in the Mustang story" at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.

Thinking through about what this latest Mustang could be, there are only two possibilities that remain. The first is the future generation Shelby GT500. Spy shoots have been getting photos of test models running around Detroit since early summer, and if Ford maintains the same powertrain configuration as the GT and V6, then it would basically be a matter of making superficial modifications.

The second is an all-new version of the Mustang, most probably a concept that would provide a clue to a production variant. Because this is just pure speculation, there is a desire for a Boss Mustang, 5.0-liters, 400 hp and a 6-speed manual transmission. 

A Mustang celebrating Parnelli Jones' 1970 Trans-Am victory would be ideal apart from the fact that Saleen has already done it two years ago. Mark Field's declarations offered a hint at something all new, but the likelihood of a new engine could make the purchase wait for one more year. It seems like it's going to wait until January to know for certain.

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