Mustang Fan Names New V6 Performance Package

They used to say, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. Now? Give it to Facebook! That’s just what Ford did, handing over the important duty of naming the 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package to nearly 1.4 million Mustang fans, because undoubtedly they would have an opinion or two. And that they did – more than 3,000 submissions were made to the Mustang Facebook page and almost 6,700 users installed the “You Name It” app.

“We saw great enthusiasm from fans, with tons of creative, unique names coming in,” said Brian McClary, Ford social and emerging media specialist. “The contest was twofold – it let us engage with fans by letting them have a say, and it helped build awareness for the package.”

Facebook fans were asked to suggest a name on the Facebook page and reach out to their friends in the social media world to help propel their choice into the top five. A gallery on the page let visitors see all the choices that could be voted on. After the five most-voted names were selected, Ford chose the name that best shows off the personality of the package. Each finalist was run through trademark, copyright and brand approvals.

And right about now you’re probably salivating to hear what this new package is named. A shoutout to Jeremy Marler of Charlotte, North Carolina, who submitted the winning name, Mayhem Mustang Package. It will be used on all Mustang sales, marketing and communications materials specific to this package. And what did Jeremy win? A three-year lease on a 2012 Mustang equipped with the Mayhem Mustang Package!

The Mayhem Mustang Package takes advantage of the Mustang’s 305-horsepower all-aluminum Ti-VCT V6 engine’s lightweight and high-revving nature. Borrowing from the Mustang GT, there are numerous suspension, braking and body stiffening upgrades to deliver unparalleled handling performance. That road-holding is helped by a near-equal front/rear weight distribution, providing exceptional transient response along with the car’s slimmed-down curb weight of less than 3,500 pounds.

The package includes 3.31 rear axle ratio for quicker off-the-line acceleration, Mustang GT coupe front and rear stabilizer bars, Mustang GT front struts and rear shocks/springs, Shelby GT500 rear lower control arm, unique 19-inch wheels, Pirelli performance tires for improved grip, Mustang GT front and rear brake calipers with Performance Friction pads, strut tower brace for increased body rigidity, unique electronic stability control calibration with sport mode for performance driving and special badging.

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48 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Joey @carl they are discontinuing the ranger sales in America. After the end of this year you cannot buy a new Ranger in the United States, they will only have it in other countries.
2 year(s) ago via
Roger Sunderland Meh. "Mayhem" sounds too much like an Alstate commercial. BTW, the 68 GT500KR came with a 428CJ. The 429CJ was a one year only offering in the Mustang in 1971. Two completely different engines.
2 year(s) ago via
Chris Rae Who cares if the v6 is slower i'd rather be late in a ford than early in anything else
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Demetrius Although it has the same amount of horsepower it will not outperform it. Plus, it is easier to beef up mods on the old 4.6 liter. test my v8 if you want to.....
2 year(s) ago via
jim spence with a few little ford tricks my '05 v6 mustang will out run most v8s. much lighter and gets the RPMs up faster........i have spent less than $800 on extras that sets this v6 apart from others.
2 year(s) ago via
Carl Allen @ryan that has nothing to do with bail out money!! Plus how could Ford be discontuing the Ranger if it is still going to be built someplace else.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ryan Clark @ Carl Allen, The reason I bought a Ford was because FMC was willing to give me a loan at 18 with no credit history. You want to talk about bailouts and Chevrolet ? How about Ford discontinuing the Ranger, Putting thousands of workers out of work in Minneapolis, MN, and building this new Ranger in Thailand ?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sammy Gunn For those of us who bought cars in the 80's and 90's, it's hard to feel any sympathy for people complaining about a lack of horsepower.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brandon Nelson Yup, trans am's are amazing, that's why gm has produced them nonstop to meet market demand for them... Oh wait
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carmen Veneziale Well did I win !
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Angel Hernandez If you want fast ditch the Mustang and get a Trans Am. Or any other chevy car.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Drew Green SVO = Special Vehicle Operations, the V6 is 3.7L. The SVO was indeed a 4 Cyl. turbo.
2 year(s) ago via
Franke Constancio name it "Should have bought a V8" package.ha
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Allen The reason I bought a Ford in the first place was because they didn't take a bailout. I have since owned two of them. Very well made product and very happy with them. FORD RULES
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Paul Vigil What is the size of the V-6 motor in liters? I think there was a turbo charged 4 cylinder motor back in the 80's called the SVO. Special Vehicle ??? Anyone remember what that stood for?? How about the 5.0 L SVO or the V-6 SVO ??
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Allen agreed I hate the new Camaro and Challenger. LOVE the Mustang
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Allen @Sean, I agree. this is the Ford page!! if someone wants a camaro go to the Chevy page. I love my FORD and would really like to have a 2011 V-6 Mustang :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brent Henry Mayhem? how about Colt Six for the Performance V6 Mustang? Colt Six would have a more Pony/Horse/Western connected name, and Ford could even put a 6 Shooter Revolver Dial where the rear Faux Gas cap is! and of course have "Colt Six" embossed onto that 6 Shooter Revolver Dial, aka Faux Gas cap. Plus all the other special upgrades for the Performance V6 Mustang, plus they could have other logos on the interior, and maybe a unique side graphic as well. Either Colt Six or something else, but Mayhem? really?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Pesta As a taxpayer why would buy anything other than a Ford? No bail out, and whatever mustang you decide to buy will out perform the competion and costs less with better fuel mileage.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Gary Bellman G In OZ we have the 2010 4.9 GT But the XY GTHO is the best, and farstest broduction car in 71. still the best today.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brian Levix The 3.7 is in no way a waste of money. It performs very well, gets good mileage, and its very affordable. A v6 challenger is a waste of money.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Gary Bellman G Yeh 4 cyls
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
matt hilburn That is a terrible name. should have stuck with performance package or SVO.
2 year(s) ago via
Mike Olsen I'd love to get my hands on the 68' GT 500 KR with the 429 Cobra Jet, now that was a muscle car that looked great
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jeremy Marler Hey I know that Guy!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rick Stamper remember guys, the mustang started out as a secretaries car. i agree with Ryan Clark, but to each his own. Ford needs the V6 sales just as badly.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Gary Bellman G Why do people add Chev's to this comment ?? it's a FORD....
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Elliott Miller Camaro? Yuck, no thanks.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Homer Wagner They should drop in the 3.5 ecoboost and crank up the boost and only offer it with the manual transmission would be loads of fun not to mention tire smoke.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sean T. Athey Ford has long been behind in the HP game!! I had an '01 GT that had 260hp, my wife has an '08 Charger with a V6 that has 250!! It's about time Ford has stepped up it's game!! As for any Camaro comments, go to the Chevy page & stay off ours!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Will Prattis Show your ponies package
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Diego Ce argentina reaches???
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chuck Brannen I think one of these days we will be getting a notice in the mail saying these horsepower ratings are over rated just like the lawnmower people did a few years ago.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cory Harrow its called the 2012 camaro
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cory Harrow there is another car that has 312 hp for $22,000
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Bryce Campbell It goes faster than you thank it does!!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ed Huff Call it "Maverick" or better yet the "Pinto Package"
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Reilly W. Dettling very nice.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alex Earley its all about how you tune it v8 is better and easyer to tune but the 6 is just for looks or to say hey I've got one
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Josh Turnbow name a car that has 305 hp for only 22.000....exactly you cant
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jay Wakaluk sure bud
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Anders Holmgren The new V6 is cheaper and more fuel efficent than the V8. It also has an improved engine with 305-HP (speaking about 2010-->2011 comparison). For some people, it's more fitting. Perhaps for those who can't afford a V8 and gas but still wants a Mustang. It's available for (almost) anyone.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mark Boler I have a V6 Mustang and it goes fast. It has more HP than my 1988 V8 Mustang did.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Paul Moody many of you seem to forget the V6 Mustang now has HP equivalent to the prev GT engine.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Mike Olsen Thats what everybody said about the Buick Grand Nationals too
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ronald Creach I remember my 81 mustang had a 4 cylinder. Lol
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ryan Clark It would be like buying a 4cyl Hummer..
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ryan Clark a V6 Mustang is a waste of money...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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