Every year the team at Ford collaborates with various aftermarket suppliers to create one-of-a-kind eye catching Mustangs. The upcoming 2013 SEMA Show, SEMA standing for the Specialty Equipment Market Association, will be no different.
The industry only show, which runs from November 5, 2013 through November 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev., will feature numerous show quality Ford vehicles on display for all to see.
Named “The 2013 Ford SEMA Dreamcase” by the marketing folks at Ford, this year’s lineup will once again include both Mustangs at Ford Fiestas. No doubt, each vehicle is a great example of all the ways you can customize a ride to your liking.
In preparation for this year’s show, we’ll be taking a look at several custom Mustangs sure to turn heads.
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Mustang by Hollywood Hot Rods
This classic themed custom 2014 Mustang GT Convertible (see photo) was designed by the team at Hollywood Hot Rods. Some special features of this Mustang include a hand-formed aluminum removable roof, a Banks Straight-Shot Water-Methanol injection system with IQ Man Machine interface, an aluminum front splitter, side scoops, skirts, and diffuser. Under the hood this custom beast produces an estimated 750 horsepower via its 5.0L V8 engine. The Mustang also features a Cortex Racing X-treme grip track suspension system.
“We really wanted to take the customization of this Mustang to the next level,” said Troy Ladd, owner of Hollywood Hot Rods. “Instead of simply adding accessories and a custom paint job, we wanted to really change the car. So we decided to redesign some key elements of the car, like the roof and rear section; to create a completely new and bold design that propels Mustang into supercar status while retaining classic Mustang DNA.”
According to Ford, it took the Hollywood Hot Rods team more than 150 hours of work to reshape the rear section of the Mustang in metal. Then they spent an additional 250 hours hand crafting the aluminum lift-off roof.
Ladd added, “We used extreme body modifications, serious race car handling, huge horsepower and a full custom interior to create an American supercar.”
Nitto’s Race Red SEMA Project Car
Nitto Tires collaborated with Ford to create an Onyx Race Red custom 2014 GT Mustang (see photo). The car’s exterior features a custom BASF R-M Onyx Race Red paint job, complete with jet black stripes. The company utilized a 3dCarbon body kit to visually lower the vehicle. They added a Classic Design Concepts performance grille and Wilwood brake calipers.
In the realm of power, this pony features a 5.0L V8 engine, backed by performance upgrades including a new intake manifold, Ford Racing Performance Parts 65-millimeter twin-bore throttle body and matching air intake, as well as a Tune Logics calibration.
The car rides on Nitto NT05 Max performance tires, matched to Niche Plus A220 three-piece forged wheels.
Vortech's "Yellow Jacket"
Vortech Superchargers has created a custom Mustang named "Project Yellow Jacket (see photo)." The project Mustang features a 3dCarbon Boy Racer kit, a carbon-fiber cowl induction hood and other carbon accents from TruFiber. The car's yellow exterior was completed using custom paint supplied by DuPont. It also features a Webasto custom electronic sunroof, iForged Icon three-piece wheels, Falken Azenis FK453 tires, a custom powder-coated Maximum Motorsports Road & Track box suspension package, and Baer 6S six-piston brakes.
"As a lifelong Ford fan, I was inspired to create this project car when I realized Ford doesn't offer yellow on the 2014 Mustang," said Brian Ellis, sales, marketing and social media manager for AirPower Group. "We wanted to create something really eye-popping with a mechanical package to match the appearance."
As for performance, the "Yellow Jacket" Mustang is sure to sting. It features a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine topped off with a Vortech V-3 Si supercharging system. The end result is 605 horsepower and 473 lb.-ft. with 7.5 psi of boost.
American Muscle's Project MMD
This 2014 Ford Mustang project car, created (see video) by the folks at the popular online Mustang parts retailer, AmericanMuscle, features MMD headlight splitters, a MMD Hood scoop, GT350 style window covers, a ducktail style spoiler, and MMD taillight trim.
The interior of this custom ride features a carbon fiber dash overlay kit, as well as other aftermarket goodies.
You can expect to see more of the American Muscle MMD project car when it debuts at the SEMA Show this November.