Reunion is Fun
*article translated from German
With the representative of the original model of the current Mustang series S550 presented here, we are preparing loyal Cars & Stripes fans and readers alike in many respects a pleasing déjà vu. For one draws for the implementation of this coupe once again responsible for his extremely spectacular vehicles known from El Paso in Texas. Under the label “Project Cars” he regularly produces impressive show cars with which he is regular at the SEMA Show. On the other hand, we see a reunion with the created by Todd McFarlane comic anti-hero Spawn: Already in the Cars & Stripes issue 1/18 we presented a corresponding theme vehicle based on the Jeep Wrangler.
And last but not least – even if hardly recognizable – even the Mustang is no stranger to itself: in fact it is the car of Larry Bionda, who in turn was already admired in Issue 5/17 – at that time still in the yellow-black look. Since then, obviously, a lot has changed, the popular Muscle Car received another extensive upgrade
STRONG BROADBOW OPTICS
Only a few elements were retained, such as the carbon fiber hood of Carbon Creations, the exterior mirrors made of the same material and the Cervini grille inserts. The car also has the same number of LED conversions as the Diode Dynamics Daytime Running Lights and Demon Eyes, each of which lights up as required. Added to this were a carbon boot lid and a front spoiler lip and side skirts, all of which were also made by Carbon Creations. In addition, he added a RTR diffuser, a larger rear spoiler lip from Carbon and as a highlight widely flared Duraflex fender. These reinforce the brawny appearance of the Mustang immensely and also created space for the extremely generously sized new wheels: These are special three-pieces from Art in Motion in the dimensions 11.5×20 and 13×20 inches. They are characterized by black Y-spoke stars and deep, dark red outer beds. They are fastened with long, pointed Lug Nuts by VMS Racing. Last but not least, let’s not forget the full rewinding in the red and black and green détails and colorful Black and green do not go unmentioned.
RENNSITZE AND AIRBRUSH
Perfect in the spirit of the spawn guiding principle, he also refines the interior. This is particularly due to the large-scale airbrush, which extends over the entire dashboard. In addition, the Mustang Recaro racing seats, which got like the Rück¬sitze at the specialists of Katzkin a new leather cover. A whole range of Glow Shift valves supply information about various parameters, such as the Lade¬ pressure and the lambda value. Other features include the highly contoured carbon steering wheel, Fuß¬matten and a Schaltwegverkürzung of from Hurst and the lighting of the trunk.
AIRRIDE CARES FOR DEEP
In the latter, the air tank and other components of the installed in view of the significant lowering height-adjustable Airlift Performance Airrides are also installed. Furthermore, the upgrade of the powerful 5.0-liter eight-cylinder in the bow was consistently continued. Thus, a whipple compressor provided with a bright yellow housing ensures forced ventilation of the unit and thus a significant increase in performance. Especially as further improvements such as a large intercooler and fuel distributor, a carbon intake and a Whipple, a K & N air filter and software optimization from Lund Racing. The disposal of the combustion residues takes place via a Borla exhaust system consisting of, among other things, manifolds, performance catalysts and an X-Pipe. So are the bottom line good 690 hp in the data sheet – mind you on the bike measured! This means converted into the us usually indicated
ABOUT NEN PS at the clutch a value of far beyond the 700 hp, near 800 hp. The manual six-speed transmission now works in conjunction with a clutch and a flywheel, each coming from Spec. In order to be able to curb the Mus¬tang at any time, despite its massively increased power, the braking system finally received new perforated and slotted discs and ceramic coverings from R1 Concepts.