From the 2011 Mustang GT to the 2012 Boss 302, there's a lot to like in the new Mustang lineup. And Ford, along with several aftermarket companies, will be doing their best to improve (or ruin, depending on your perspective) the 2011 'Stang for SEMA with this small herd of ponies.
First up, we have the 2011 Mustang by MRT. Based on the 5.0-liter, 412-horsepower GT model, the MRT Mustang adds "chassis upgrades," a performance handling package, Baer brakes, and an MRT exhaust, plus what appears to be a body kit and some very large alloy wheels. It looks pretty darn good, with the custom body kit transforming the look of the Mustang without taking away from its inherently strong lines.
Next we have the Creations n' Chrome 2011 Mustang GT Convertible. Painted in bright pink with a unique body kit and some HRE Performance wheels, this car adds a Vortech supercharger, Wilwood brakes and custom graphics. The car's purpose is to benefit the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Third up is the Mobsteel Ford Mustang. Looking decidedly like a murdered-out mobster's car, the Mobsteel Mustang sports an STS Turbo remote mount turbocharger setup, Air Runner suspension, and a Magnaflow catback--but instead of starting with the GT, Mobsteel based their car on the 300-horsepower V-6 version. Fifteen-inch Baer brakes, Savini forged wheels and Pirelli tires cap the mod list.
Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords teamed up for a car that is destined for the drag strip. Fitted with a Ford Racing Parts supercharger and Kooks Custom headers, the car also gets a custom hood from Cervini, Roush fascia, and upgraded American Muscle brakes, seats and suspension. Mean, and it's sure to be quick in a straight line.
Finally, we come to the official Ford Vehicle Personalization program Mustang. While it certainly throws the entire book of custom treatments on an otherwise stock car, we have to say, it's the most garish of the group on display. Bright white paint is offset by coral highlights at every recess, on the wheels, and in the front air dam. The billet grille, rear quarter window louvres, and rear pedestal spoiler do it no favors either. Lets hope the average consumer puts together a better package if they decide to take advantage of Ford's Vehicle Personalization program.
There will be at least three other Mustangs on display at SEMA, including the Tjin Edition, one from Street Scene Equipment, and one from Raceskinz. All of them are in the gallery above. For the full details, check out the official press release on page two.