Ever since it was introduced at the World's Fair in 1964, the Ford Mustang has held a special place in the increasingly smaller American muscle car pantheon, and in the hearts of the true blue oval faithful. Here are 10 from the SEMA show.
Revolt Systems all-electric 1965 Ford Mustang shows you don't have to have a 289 to look cool and, we assume, have fun. 600 hp comes from a Revolt Systems-designed CR-43 electric crate motor.
"Our vision was to build a very special car to test our motor systems and have proof of concept," Revolt said. "After two and a half years we were able to transform this classic into a very powerful and stunning EV."
Vintage Fabrication's 1966 Ford Gulf Mustang is powered by a Ford Motorsports 5.0-liter Coyote V8, with TiV camshafts, and forged crank, rods and pistons combining to make 460 hp at 7000 rpm. It's mated to a Tremec five-speed. The list of parts goes on and on.
Danny Shaffer's 1967 Ford Mustang was built by Rodger Lee's Ironworks Speed and Custom. Host Racingjunk.com says the Ford GT500-powered machine is "a pinnacle of vision and engineering." It captured both the Goodguys 2023 PPG Street Machine of the Year and the Outstanding Engineering award from the 2023 Grand National Roadster Show.
The Mustang joined an engine from Borowski Race Engines in the booth, at upper right in the photo.
Constance Nunez has driven her 1964 1/2 "Babystang" for 19 years. Powered by a 170-cid inline-six, it's painted rose gold.
Milltek showed off its Mustang Dark Horse company demonstrator, which boasts the company's new exhaust systems for the seventh-generation Mustang.
Already packing 500 hp from the factory, Milltek's top-of-the-range Mustang Dark Horse is given an unspecified hike in horsepower, torque, and sound as a result of the company's striking new system, which finishes in distinctive 4.5-inch tailpipes.
Check out the velocity stacks on this GT 427!
"This was 90% built in the garage behind my house," said Brent Walker of his Borderline Mustang. "Four buddies did 10% of the work and I really appreciate them."
The 5.8-liter V8 with Ford blower on top makes 727 hp at the flywheel, 618 at the wheels. It rides three inches lower than stock on an all-racing suspension, with an SLA up front and a Watts link rear solid beam.
The name comes because the setup straddles the border between street and track performance.
This Mustang had a Roush blower under a see-through hood.
Bleu Bayou is actually Yachting Blue Metallic, with handcrafted aluminum side skirts, front and rear valence, modified front and rear bumpers, and a RoadsterShop fast track chassis. Those are one-off Goolsby/Forgeline 19x9.5 and 20x12 wheels. Power comes from a Roush Performance supercharged coyote engine.
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