Sam Philip22 June 2009

Here’s one for Hammond

We’ve discovered a 700bhp Mustang to cheer up our bike-worn muscle car enthusiast

Since Hammond looked a bit miserable on that Vincent Black Shadow bike last night, we thought we'd dig out something to cheer up our favourite diminuitive muscle car fan: a 700bhp Mustang from American tuning firm Randall Reed Ford.

OK, it's hardly the subtlest tuning job, but when was lairy American muscle supposed to be subtle?

The Mustang's 4.6-litre V8 has been beefed up from its standard 315bhp to a whopping 700bhp, thanks to a brace of giant turbochargers, a new high-flow exhaust and, of course, a remapped ECU.

Those mean-looking wheels are 20-inchers, with 14-inch brakes beneath for added stoppability.

Apparently there's a bodykit, too, though we're darned if we can spot it.

Unlike most aftermarket jobs, the Randall Speed Mustang will be available through a handful of official Ford dealers in the US. Price? Let's just say it's a bit cheaper than a stunningly rare 1940s motorbike... 

Now watch Richard try out the Shelby Mustang GT500 against his own classic ’Stang:

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