Microsoft And West Coast Customs Build Custom Mustang

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What happens when famous car customization shop West Coast Customs takes a classic pony car and sprinkles it with the latest in in-car technology?

You get "Project Detroit", that's what.

Coming to us via Mustangs Daily, Project Detroit isn't quite what it seems.

You'll have noticed the matte black 1967 fastback Mustang body, but it's actually sitting on a brand-new 2012 Mustang chassis. Classic 'Stang fans can breathe a sigh of relief at that one.

Following the conversion, the whole car was filled with Microsoft's latest technology. It's quite a list, so take a deep breath:

Project Detroit features an Xbox 360 with Kinect, a Windows operating system, Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Bing, Ford Sync and even more. It also features a Viper SmartStart app, which can be used to remotely start the car via the Windows Phone.

If that wasn't enough, touch-screen systems are used to control all the features, including a passenger dash-mounted tablet PC to surf the internet, or display a friendly message to the tailgating jerk in the car behind.

The car was built for West Coast Customs' latest television series, Inside West Coast Customs. The Project Detroit episode airs this Sunday, March 25 at 6 PM Pacific (9 PM Eastern) on the Discovery Channel's Velocity.

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Comments (7)
  1. The best of both worlds! I'm in the QC department where the new Mustang is built (Flatrock Michigan). To put the old with the new, oh yes

  2. I honestly have never wanted a car this badly in my life. Old Stang with a new chassis AND tech. *drools rainbows*

  3. same here but i want it

  4. Looks great but they really showed it. Punks!

  5. Friedlinghaus and his team did it again! Theire simply the best of the rest.

  6. Can we do this exact same hook up but with a '55 to '57 Chevy single like that bomb dark as hell glittery green? Wait we're not taking dream requests?

  7. Sweet car, but if it has Microsoft on board, it will probably get a virus and break down. Build a Linux version and I would be more impressed.

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