Yet another custom Mustang story. OK, we understand you might be getting overwhelmed by all of the special 'Stangs on the market right now, but as America's only affordable sportscar with a V8, it's an obvious tuner choice. And this happens to be a Mustang by one of our favorite customizers, Chip Foose. As we reported back in November, Chip Foose was working on a project with Ford to sell limited edition Fooseified products through select Ford dealers. Speculation was that it would be a version of his Stallion Mustang that had been available since June through select dealers. Well, that speculation was pretty accurate. But there's a twist.
While a supercharged version of the Foose Stallion will continue to be sold through select dealers, a new naturally aspirated base model will also be offered, through ALL Ford dealers. In partnership with Unique Performance, the base model Foose Stallion will be built with the Foose Stallion styling package as well as upgraded brakes, exhaust and wheels/tires. The complete rundown of modifications goes something like this: a Ford Racing exhaust and suspension, 11-inch rear and 12-inch front DecelaRotors, Chip's custom embroidered seats, Foose sill plates, Foose ID plate, signature logo on the dash, plus the custom Foose upper and lower billet grille and 20-inch Foose Nitrous wheels. The base model Foose Stallion is available now at a starting MSRP of $36,365. We swung by the local Tuttle-Click Ford dealer with our pal Drew Phillips and got some pics of a nice black base model.
Click the images to go to the high-res gallery and follow the jump to read the full press release.
[Source: Unique Performance]
FOOSE STALLION MUSTANG NOW AVAILABLE
THROUGH ALL NORTH AMERICAN FORD DEALERSHIPS
DALLAS – January 5, 2007 – Unique Performance has expanded distribution of the Foose Stallion Mustang by introducing a new base model for all North American Ford Dealerships. Deliveries of the first Foose Stallions began in June 2006 and demand has steadily grown for the stylish, high performance pony car over the past six months. Response to the Foose Stallion led Unique Performance to introduce additional models at SEMA in November 2006.
Designed by Foose and built by Unique Performance Concepts, all custom versions of the Ford Mustang were recently only available through Ford select dealers. Unique Performance Concepts is a joint venture between Unique Performance and the Tecstar Automotive Group, a subsidiary of Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide (Nasdaq: QTWW).
"The Foose Stallion is responsive and fluid, powerful and dynamic, superbly crafted and unmistakably Foose in every element of its design," said Unique Performance President Douglas Hasty. "During the first few months of production, many consumers have asked for additional versions of the car. This new base model expands the Foose Stallion models available so drivers now have the opportunity to own an even rarer custom car."
Available in coupe and convertible configuration, the team enhanced the handling, styling and capabilities of the current Ford Mustang to create the Foose Stallion.
Performance enhancements include a Ford Racing exhaust and suspension and 11-inch rear and 12-inch front DecelaRotors. In addition, Chip's touch can also be found throughout the Stallion. From Foose embroidered seats and Foose sill plates to the Foose ID plate and signature logo on the dash, the famed designer put his stamp on this modern muscle car. Rounding out the modifications is an upper and lower billet grille and 20-inch Foose Nitrous wheels. This base package is available at a MSRP of only US$36,365.00.
"The Foose Stallion is resonating with so many enthusiasts that we wanted to broaden its distribution," noted Chip Foose. "So we created another version of the car that offers outstanding custom looks and performance. I'm proud of this Foose designed car, which will be available to even more people thanks to all of the Ford dealers across the United States."
A supercharged edition of the Foose Stallion will be launched in the first quarter of 2007. The supercharged Foose Stallion will be available only through exclusive Foose Stallion performance dealers. Details regarding the supercharged edition will be released shortly.
"Our goal was to build custom cars that deliver a satisfying ownership experience," explained Hasty. "That's why every Foose Stallion has stylish good looks, uncompromising performance and available with a broad list of options. And since we'll only build a few thousand Foose Stallions per year, each one will be among the most exclusive signature series production cars in the world."
About Unique Performance
Unique Performance creates performance vehicles, including Shelby continuation cars and limited edition American muscle cars designed by Chip Foose. Adept in all aspects of fabrication, restoration, racing preparation and development, the company's team has created renowned vehicles for customers worldwide. Additional information is available at www.uniqueperformance.com.
Unique Performance Concepts is a joint venture between award-winning automotive manufacturer Unique Performance and the Tecstar Automotive Group subsidiary of Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide. The company builds limited edition muscle cars based on current production vehicles.
Quantum and its subsidiary, Tecstar Automotive Group, are leaders in powertrain engineering, system integration, and manufacturing of packaged fuel systems and accessories for specialty vehicles. Quantum also designs and manufactures hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. More information can be found about Quantum's products and services at www.qtww.com.