Ford gives the Mustang some extreme grunt


Ford joins forces with Richard Petty to produce an extreme version of the Mustang. 727 BHP makes it extreme when the GT used as the base model delivers 435 BHP.

The horsepower race has been stimulated by the Dodge Hellcat Charger and Challenger series, but currently Ford is in front by 20 BHP with their Mustang GT King Edition Premier.

Mustang GT King.

Ford has joined forces with NASCAR legend Richard Petty to create three Mustang GT King Edition pony cars. Only 300 – 243 King models, 43 King Premier models and 14 King Premier convertibles – will be built. The Mustangs will range from US$67,495 to US$90,495 and customers can now order them through their local Ford dealerships.

“I’ve always liked the look of the Mustang, and the 2016 model gives us a great base car to work with,” Petty said in a statement released by Ford. “These new King edition Mustangs are pretty much the way I’d build my own. They are great fun to drive, and have a signature single exhaust.”

The modified Mustangs use a factory GT as a base model. Petty’s speed shop, Petty’s Garage, added a supercharger to add 235 horsepower to the stock 435-horsepower 5-liter V8. Options for all three editions include different wheel bushings, a coil-over racing suspension and a supercharger upgrade that results in the 727-horsepower total.

Other modifications include a custom engine calibration, a cold-air intake for better breathing and a MagnaFlow exhaust.

The cars also include custom wheels, rear diffusers, shift knob, sill plates, floor mats, embroidered head restraints and rear spoilers. Every model will also be signed by Richard Petty.

The King Premier edition includes different wheels, a brake upgrade kit, a custom leather trimmed interior and a special stripe package.

Now that is what I really call a supercar! When will our local Europa Auto Service get their first one, I wonder?