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It's always interesting to see what the guys who make and sell speed parts will build to show off their wares. Heck, that's the appeal of the SEMA show in a nutshell. So we're intrigued by this new 2013 Mustang project from Ford Racing, despite its unfortunate color, "Gotta Have It Green," a hue that doesn't exist in the natural world. (Outside of 1980's album covers, that is.)

As reported on Mustangs Daily, the project starts with everyone's favorite Ford V8, the Coyote five-liter, but adds a whole bunch of stuff from the Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog, including a 2.3-liter, intercooled, twin-screw Whipple supercharger. The car has a six-speed manual, of course, and there's an 8.8-inch axle out back. It's been lowered an inch, thanks to new FRPP springs paired with matching shocks. Stopping power comes courtesy of a 14-inch, four-piston Brembo setup and Laguna Seca brake duct kit. This project 'Stang is also equipped with a Mustang GT Side Exhaust System, 19-by-9-inch wheels with massive 255/40/ZR19 Pirelli PZero tires, and the Laguna Seca Adjustable Front Splitter.

While we don't see any performance specs for the car, we know the supercharged V8 is good for 624 horsepower and 536 lb-ft of torque.

You can check out all the images of the Ford Racing Mustang project car in our gallery.


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      k_m94
      • 3 Years Ago
      255s. 624hp. Current GT500 has traction problems with stickier 285s and 550hp. Nuff said.
        Technician Kline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @k_m94
        The new GT500 has 650, and 285's. . It's all gearing, you don't need fat tires to hook up, you need to know how to drive. . . . .
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rather see it in a black or grey, but looks nice cool and simple.
      Jarda
      • 3 Years Ago
      The color is awesome.
        BC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jarda
        Agree. In the '60s Mustangs were available in many cool colors and it's nice to see some coming back in recent years instead of the paradigm that sporty cars should only be bright red, some gray shade between white and black, and possibly dark blue. Next we need to get back cool interiors like light/medium Ivy Gold two tone.
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm actually suprised an extra 2psi gives another 100hp. Does anyone know what the stock internals can safely handle? What about the loss of the oil squirters for the 2013s? Anyhow, 200hp for $7500 is not a bad price at all.
      Pak
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since when are 255s considered "massive"? Those are pathetic for the power level this thing is putting out.
        Technician Kline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pak
        Ford Racing knows what they are doing. . . . Just because it has small tires, doesn't mean it won't put the power to the ground. . . Lot's has to do with gearing, and what the car is actually tuned for. Lol. If you have a tire too wide, it is bad for coming out of corners, it loses grip, and won't lay it to the ground. The GT500 has 285's, and SVT has run a 3.4 to 60 in it. . . A good driver can make a car perform that way. Lol.
      Christopher
      • 3 Years Ago
      Green hot!
      roy
      • 3 Years Ago
      The question becomes What Can U Not Do With A Mustang? This Pony Is Hot and Ford Is Smoking...Here Chevy,Chevy,Chevy hahaha
      MyPart
      • 3 Years Ago
      "This project 'Stang is also equipped with a Mustang GT Side Exhaust System..." Where's that side exhaust? I'm not seeing it in the gallery photos.
        Dipstick!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MyPart
        Barely visible on the lead shot. Under the side skirt next to the rear wheels (a la BOSS 302).
      Will
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds great if it can get the power to the ground effectively. I know this is just a showcase car but If I were to have one I would take it sans supercharger.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Will
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          Will
          • 3 Years Ago
          It matters if it creates more power than the rear can handle.
      WindsWilling
      • 3 Years Ago
      This color looks so much better in person. Just saw it at the new york auto show and its killer. Reminds me of the muscle car era of crazy cool colors. I did see it on a boss though. The stripes may have broken it up enough. Im not sure about just on a gt though. Id get candy red on that and actually wish the boss came in that color.
      robespierex
      • 3 Years Ago
      How many performance versions of the Mustang are available from the dealer?
        Jon Bowen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @robespierex
        boss and shelby. this is not avaliable, this is a car FRRP builds every year to showcase their parts
      stclair5211
      • 3 Years Ago
      So much better than a fat bloated can't see out the back camaro. And don't give me the camaro is faster crap. NOBODY drives their car anywhere near its limit. That is why the mustang is better. It's the better everyday livable car. When you children actually have a car payment you will understand.
        Jon Bowen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        gotta have it green is totally different in person,, its bright and vibrant. more like the camaro/challenger colors, not minty like this
        themanwithsauce
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stclair5211
        I like the look of the camaro better. I've hated the styling of the mustang since the redesign in 2005. The facelift was better but......bleh. It reeks of trying too hard. And a camaro is about as expensive as a mustang. So I don't get the "When you have a car payment" line. And if these cars won't be at their limits 95% of the time anyways (and typically mustang drivers are FAR worse when they are) what does it matter to you which one is faster? Just go with which one you think looks better.
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