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Ford Has Reached Out To Fans To Help Name The Latest Mustang Special Edition

2023 Ford Mustang Black Appearance Package S550
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Just last week, Ford invited fans to submit their best name ideas of a 2023 Mustang Black Accent Package that’s debuting soon. And it seems like the marketing team would like to get a move on with things, as suggestions will be closed off after today. So, if you want to take a crack at naming the next Mustang package, this is it. All Ford asks is that you don’t suggest any swearwords, or anything that’s otherwise culturally taboo.

Internet, today is your last chance to submit a name for the Mustang Black Accent Package. Submit yours at

— Ford Mustang (@FordMustang) June 7, 2022

Some of the best names that were suggested by you readers included “Onyx” and “Marauder.” The former representing a dark gemstone, while the latter throws it back to a Mercury muscle car from the 1990s that was based on the iconic Ford Panther Platform. You otherwise know it as the Ford Crown Victoria.

The S550 Ford Mustang generation is in its twilight, but that hasn’t stopped new packages from debuting. Just last year, Ford pulled the sheet off of six, yes six, different S550 Mustang variants. We had the Mustang GT500 Heritage Edition, The Mustang Ice White Edition, the Mustang GT/CS the Coastal Limited Edition, and the Mustang Stealth Edition. And even as the S650 Mustang is expected to debut as soon as next spring, Ford isn’t done with the outgoing model yet. That’s sure to make the 2023 model year for the iconic muscle car a special one, as memory escapes the last time the Mustang had this many packages, special editions, and different trim levels all in one model year.

Image via Ford.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

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Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

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Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

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