Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Modded Mustangs: Aviation History Tribute

Ford has done an outstanding job of creating American Muscle cars that emulate the planes of our past. Well, technically Ford didn't really design or build these monsters, but they did build the cars. These four Mustangs have been given makeovers and steroids, making them some seriously powerful machines. First up, we have the Red Tails Tribute Mustang dedicated to the black men who served in WWII flying the infamous P-51 Mustang. 
"Starting with a Mustang GT with the glass roof, the exterior gets a non-production aluminum-look paint finish with, naturally, a red tail. In addition to the red and yellow color trim, Ford has added a Boss grille and rear spoiler, Roush rockers, a GT500 rear diffuser, 20-inch Forgiotto wheels and an awesome quad exhaust setup from SVT" 
I think that the Red Tails "Stang is the best looking, and from the parts installed it's probably the quickest, too. However, there are a few more I want to share with you, simply because they're too cool to pass up. This next build is supposed to be an homage to the SR-71 Blackbird, the spy plane made famous by movies and video games. This rendition of the car looks far more menacing than the Red Tails', but it seems too cartoony for my taste.
"This year's aviation-themed Mustang is inspired by the SR-71 Blackbird, a project that brought together Jack Roush and Caroll Shelby for the very first time. The one-of-one pony car, based on the 2011 Mustang GT, features a black and gray matte exterior with an SR-71 design theme, custom SVT wheels, roll cage and various performance upgrades including a Ford Racing supercharger, sportier suspension and high-flow exhaust system. Both Roush's and Shelby's signature are embroidered into the custom Recaro seats."

For more pics and info on these beautiful machines, check out Autoblog.com. Don't forget to subscribe for future Wheels and Deals updates! 

Source: Autoblog.com

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