Ford’s new 2011 Mustang GT will serve as the Official Pace Car at this year’s 52nd Daytona 500, the first time in 40 years a Ford vehicle has paced NASCAR’s biggest and most prestigious race. Under the hood of the Mustang GT Glass Roof Coupe will be Ford’s all-new 5.0-liter V-8, which will be available to customers in dealer showrooms this spring.
The 2011 Mustang 5.0-liter V-8 is set to make its hip-hop debut alongside Grammy Award-winning artist Nelly as part of his upcoming album’s artwork. The album, set to launch this spring, will feature a tricked-out 2011 Mustang GT customized by DUB Magazine.
Next month, Ford and the Mustang Club of America will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Ford Mustang with a four-day celebration in Birmingham, Ala. During the weeks leading up to the anniversary, we are taking a nostalgic look back at Mustang history. Last week, we took you back to the early years, 1964-1973. This week, we begin with 1974.