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.
FORD MUSTANG LEGACY AT SEMA CONTINUES WITH POWERFUL, STYLISH VERSIONS OF THE 2011 PONY CAR
Ford Mustang is sure to please at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas Nov. 2-5, where nine Mustangs will show off their performance and style
A Mustang GT by Ford Vehicle Personalization uses a white and coral theme along with several Ford Custom Accessories items painted in liquid silver to give this car a look all its own. Other Mustangs show off themes such as breast cancer awareness and street warrior
Along with customized versions of Mustang, the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 will give visitors to the Ford stand a look at the reinvented legendary road race machine from the late 1960s
Dearborn, Mich., Oct. 27, 2010 – Ford Motor Company is tapping the 2010 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas to showcase nine customized versions of Mustang, displaying the vehicles alongside the new Mustang Boss 302.
“The 2011 model year sets a new standard for Mustang, with everything from bringing back the revered 5.0-liter V8 Mustang GT to the all-aluminum 3.7-liter engine in the Mustang V6 with 305 horsepower and 31 mpg. And it doesn’t stop for 2012, with the Mustang Boss 302 reveal and the track-ready Laguna Seca version,” said Jim Owens, Mustang brand manager. “SEMA is a great way for Ford to not only show customers what’s new for Mustang, but what they can do to make it their own Mustang.”
While the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 is sure to impress visitors at the Ford stand, a variety of Mustangs on display also will give consumers an idea of the endless possibilities for making it a one-of-a-kind pony car.
“People understand Mustang and they fall in love with the emotion of the car, but at the same time they want to bring a little of their individuality to the table,” said Melvin Betancourt, Ford design manager. “So if you’re a Mustang enthusiast looking to set your Mustang apart from others, SEMA is like going into a toy store full of inspirational imagery. At the end of the day you have a Mustang that reflects the personality of the customer’s vision.”
This Mustang GT has a look all its own
A Mustang GT by Ford Vehicle Personalization shows what can be fashioned using Ford Custom Accessories items and some serious creativity. The exterior of the car is coated in a custom white tri-coat color developed by Sherwin-Williams. The paint has coral undertones, a color used throughout the car.
“This theme is a perfect fit for Mustang – it really shows off the design features inside and out that set it apart from the rest,” said Mark Conforzi, Ford Vehicle Personalization chief designer. “This Mustang works so well because it will let the customer’s imagination run wild with just how much they can do to their car.”
Ford Custom Accessories items are used to give consumers a sense of what can be done with Mustang, and include a rear pedestal spoiler, rear quarter window louvers, side scoops and a billet grille – all covered in a concept liquid silver finish. The look is rounded out with 18-inch machined liquid silver wheels, similar to the ones standard on the California Special Mustang. To check out the accessories used, visit www.fordaccessoriesstore.com.
The interior of the Mustang features a concept design that uses white and black Ultrafabrics material on a variety of surfaces, with inserts that resemble carbon fiber. The white material is highlighted on the seats, door inserts, steering wheel and dash appliqué. Coral accents also set the mood inside, where they are used on the steering wheel, gauge cluster, shifter knob and air vents. Interior styling also includes coral accent lighting for a unique touch.
Other Mustang project vehicles showcased at this year’s SEMA show include:
2011 Ford Mustang by Team Baurtwell
West Coast meets East Coast with this Mustang by Team Baurtwell and celebrity customizer Funkmaster Flex, designed for rapper and actor Snoop Dogg. The exterior features Team Baurtwell custom smoked taillights, Funkmaster Flex logos and a 3dCarbon body kit, and is complemented by NC Forged three-piece billet wheels. Chassis upgrades include Steeda lowering kit, sway bars and springs, while Baer brakes provide the stopping power.
2011 Ford Mustang by MRT
Working off a Mustang GT, MRT delivers a tough street warrior theme with carbon effects throughout the interior and engine compartment, a custom color scheme and several performance modifications. A chassis upgrade, performance handling package, upgraded Baer brakes and a new MRT stainless steel exhaust all come together to deliver a performance driving experience for customers.
2011 Ford Mustang by Creations n’ Chrome
Creations n’ Chrome is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for breast cancer with its Mustang GT convertible covered in pink chrome. This GT goes from ordinary to extraordinary with a Vortech supercharger, HRE performance wheels and Wilwood brakes. A 3dCarbon styling kit completes the look.
2011 Ford Mustang by Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords
This powerful 5.0-liter Mustang has been given an extra boost of power with a Ford Racing Performance Parts supercharger kit and exhaust system from Kooks Custom headers. The Mustang also receives a custom paint job, Roush fascia and Cervini’s Auto Designs hood. Brakes, seats and suspension are upgraded with American Muscle parts.
2011 Ford Mustang by Mobsteel
This Mustang offers plenty of upgrades to fill the needs of any Mustang enthusiast. An STS
Turbo patented remote mount turbo system, Air Runner suspension and Magnaflow cat-back exhaust all push the V6 Mustang into a new level of performance. Fifteen-inch Baer brakes, Savini forged wheels and Pirelli tires round out the extensive modifications.
2011 Ford Mustang by Raceskinz
The team at Raceskinz took a Mustang with a 5.0-liter and started work inside, where they used a rear seat-delete package complete with new Raceskinz bucket seats. A ProCharger intercooled supercharger, Magnaflow cat-back exhaust and Baer brake system deliver on performance. Raceskinz carbon fiber accessories throughout add an extra touch of customization.
2011 Ford Mustang by Street Scene Equipment
With plenty of stylish detail, this Mustang by Street Scene Equipment combines style, performance and luxury all in one package. The exterior is highlighted by a Street Scene chin spoiler, main grille, lower valance grille and rear wing and valance. The interior offers Katzkin leather and Polk audio amps and speakers for a more pleasurable ride. MINT 20-inch wheels and Yokahama tires put the finishing touches on this pony car.
2011 Ford Mustang by Tjin Edition
This Tjin Edition Mustang GT sports a custom DuPont paint job and will be outfitted with a Webasto sunroof, Unique Fabrication metal wing, Ignited LED headlights and fog lights and StreetGlow lighting. The suspension is modified with a full digital air suspension kit from Air Lift and an Eibach antiroll kit and trailer arms.