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725bhp new Mustang revealed
Seven hundred and twenty five. That’s the precise horsepower figure being knocked out by this new, Galpin Auto Sports-modified Ford Mustang set to grace the stands at the upcoming SEMA show. Quite a lot, innit?
More than a BMW M6. More than a Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG. More than a Lamborghini Huracan. More than… well, you get the message. It’s powerful.
The tuning arm of the largest Ford dealer in the US has turned up the standard, 5.0-litre V8 car’s power from 418bhp to that magical 725bhp using a Whipple supercharger. There’s a glass window on the bonnet to show it off, too, because GAS has deemed it prudent to powder-coat the supercharger gold. Well, why the hell not?
“We really wanted to get the colour as close to 24-carat gold as possible,” said a GAS man. Elsewhere on this modified new ‘Stang you’ll find a Magnaflow exhaust system, suspension componentry from Steeda, a minor facelift, new headlights, a carbon fibre front splitter and rocker panels, a more aggressive rear diffuser and gold flecks in the Batman-spec paintwork.
There are Recaro seats finished in black and gold, black microsuede headliner, and all chrome/metallic finishings have been blacked out. Topping it all off is a set of 20in wheels.
It’s not the only modified new Mustang at SEMA, though; Ford has promised us over a dozen creations, including the blue one you can see in the pictures above. It’s been tuned by Petty’s Garage, with a Roush supercharged V8 and finished in Richard Petty’s ‘famous blue paint’. This one will be auctioned with the proceeds donated to charity.
And just in case you didn’t get the whole ‘50th anniversary of Mustang’ thing, Vaughn Gittin Jr will put on a drift show in his last gen Mustang. If his time in France is anything to go by, expect much tyre slaying.