Ford’s Mustang V6 new performance package has been named the “Mayhem Mustang Package” in a Facebook contest that drew more than 3,000 entries. The package bundles a 305-horsepower all-aluminum V6 (sweet), a 3.31 performance rear axle (couldn’t go 3.55 here at least?!?), Mustang GT-based suspension and braking components, unique 19-inch wheels and Pirelli performance tires.
The winning entrant, from North Carolina, gets a three-year lease on a 2012 Mustang with the Mayhem Mustang package. I guess that’s better than nothing, considering it wasn’t a groundbreaking name, but it wouldn’t have killed them to give him one for free all together! (Everyone sing: “it wouldn’t have killed them to give him one for free all together”) That was for all the “Airplane” movie fans.
Ford said nearly 6,700 Facebook users downloaded and installed the automaker’s You Name It app. Now Stang Pit is somewhat new to Facebook, but couldn’t they just have a poll for this on their website? Was an app really necessary?
The contest winner, Jeremy Marler of Charlotte, North Carolina, should be pretty stoked to have a freakin Mustang package that he named. We’ll just call him Jeremy Mayhem from now on.
Ford said the Mayhem Mustang package will be used as the name on all Mustang sales, marketing and communications materials. That’s pretty awesome.
Definition of mayhem / noun / māˌhem / :
Violent or damaging disorder; chaos. As in “complete mayhem broke out”.
The crime of maliciously injuring or maiming someone, originally so as to render the victim defenseless
Sounds mean, and I like the alliteration. Thousands of entries lost, of course, but “win” in the entertainment category. Losing entries include:
- Twinkle Toes Package
- My Big Package
- Beefy Package
- Sixy Package
- Gassy Package
- Rainbow Package
- Poofy Package
- Carl Package (I hope the author of this one was named Carl).