ROUSH has released a small tidbit of information for us this week about a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback dubbed the "Reactor" they will be displaying at thier booth for the 2006 SEMA show. The car or should I say work of art is owned by Doug Hoppe of Sioux Center, Iowa and was built by the Ring brothers of Spring Green, Wisconsin. The Reactor Mustang which took more than 2000 hours to build adorns a sinister look with it's deep metallic green paint and was solely built with one objective in mind, to contend for the 2007 Good Guys Street Machine of the Year award.
Now you are probably asking yourself why would ROUSH want to display a resto Mustang like this, well lets just say under the hood is the baddest ROUSH engine on the planet, need I say more. The engine is a ROUSH 427 IR crate motor that pumps out 552 horsepower and 535 lb.-ft. torque. The engine has forged pistons, rods and cranks in a race-ready block.
Other modifications to the car include splitting the rear window glass, removing the drip rails and door handles, and adding several hand-made carbon fiber parts such as the deck lid, hood, front fascia, front and rear bumpers and tail light panel.
"The ‘Reactor’ represents the type of vehicle that we are seeing more and more of our crate engines being used in," said Todd Andrews, ROUSH Performance’s performance engines sales and marketing manager. "More of the very high-end specialty builders recognize the craftsmanship to our engines and they are quickly becoming the first choice among this group. We are thrilled to be part of this Mustang and honored to have it displayed in our SEMA booth."
If you can't make it to SEMA this year than don't worry because the Reactor Mustang is going on tour visiting several Good Guys events across the country and other shows including the 2007 Detroit Autorama.