Sunday, February 21, 2010

Nelly and Ford ?????

Nelly has partnered with Ford to design a tricked out 2011 Mustang GT, customized by DUB magazine, which will be featured on the cover of his next album.According to Ford, the rapper's idea to create his own custom Mustang came when he first caught a glimpse of the vehicle while inside the walls of Ford's design studio a little more than a year ago, when he helped launch the 2009 Ford Flex.Since then, Nelly collaborated with Ford's design team and DUB's customization team to make the Mustang his own while still keeping the vehicle true to its muscle car roots."I don't care where you grew up, everyone knows the Mustang. At some point, you've had a conversation about a Mustang -- and it was probably one about you wanting to get behind the wheel of one," the rapper said. "I've always loved the Mustang; the vehicle has power to the point where you can't help but want to hit the pedal. And the newest one? More power, hotter style."Ford says when Nelly came to them with the idea to get involved for the 2011 Mustang, they jumped at the opportunity."Nelly is a true car guy, there's no denying that," said Crystal Worthem, Ford’s Multicultural Marketing communications manager. "When Nelly expressed interest in wanting to partner with Ford on the all-new 2011 Ford Mustang GT, we knew it was a perfect fit."This was just a great opportunity for Ford, and we're excited that the Mustang GT is going to be a part of one of the most anticipated albums of 2010," she added.Nelly's custom Mustang features a custom gloss black paint job with flat black racing stripes and a Street Scenes body kit, complete with custom 22- and 24-inch wheels and Pirelli tires.It also includes a Billet grille, hood scoop, tinted taillights, angel eyes headlights and a Borla exhaust.As far as the interior, it's complete with a suede and leather design, as well as a custom JL Audio system that includes two 12-inch subwoofers, amps and speakers.Nelly says he can't wait to get inside it."I'm itching to get behind the wheel of my Mustang and really take it out on the streets," he said. "This vehicle being a part of my album artwork is just a reflection of the direction and feel that the album has. To be able to partner with Ford again on another vehicle that is going to change the automotive game is exciting."The all-new 2011 Mustang GT boasts an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 engine, delivering 412 horsepower and projected unsurpassed highway mileage of 25 mpg.This year, Ford added three vibrant new colors for the 2011 model: Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat, Race Red and Ingot Silver

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