We covered one of Ringbrothers' more extreme SEMA builds yesterday, the De Tomaso Pantera-based ADRNLN, but if that well-executed but over-the-top Italian-American exotic is too much for you, then perhaps this Ring Brothers 1965 Ford Mustang fastback with a carbon-fiber body suits your tastes better.

What the performance-parts manufacturer is showcasing with the Mustang is the carbon-fiber body itself, which is fashioned around the 1965-66 fastback. It can be bought from the company and bonded to the skin and unibody as a do-it-yourself project, or you can take your Mustang to Ringbrothers and have the body installed there. The fenders, doors and quarter panels are two-inches wider than stock, and Ringbrothers offers a custom widebody chassis to those who want the complete package.

The show car looks sharp in person lowered on HRE wheels, and we appreciate the bare front end so we can see the supercharged V8 and front coilover suspension, though the details on those performance upgrades are slim. Also note the custom independent rear suspension setup at the rear.

Check out Ringbrothers' description of the carbon-fiber body below, and check out the high-res photo gallery above.
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Ring Brothers Carbon-Fiber Mustang Fastback Body:
- Complete carbon fiber 1965-1966 fastback body panels
- Superior quality carbon fiber with vacuum infused epoxy resins to create the best fiber-to-resin ratio and a lighter, stronger, faster car
- Fenders, doors and quarter panels are widened 2-inches per side
- Carbon fiber shell can be bonded to your original skin and unibody
- Sold as body panels for a do-it-yourself project or can be a complete build by Ring Brothers
- Custom widebody chassis is available


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      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      "can be bonded to the skin and unibody" so its not a body. its glue-on show-car bling garbage.
        fast156GTA
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ELG
        Nope. It is both a full carbon body and a line of bolt and glue on panels. So it can be bonded, but it also is the real deal. The full carbon body is 4 inch wider. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqkoH6ILICw
      Revs29k
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great to see someone finally bucking the weight trend! 65-66 Fastbacks are some of the lightest pony cars ever.
        Allanstrings
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Revs29k
        from teh part that says " bonded to the skin and unibody " it sounds like an overlay of the existing structure. which would be adding weight, not removing it.
      Sean Thompson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Obviously this is for show, only, or they would publicize the weight savings.
      Young
      • 1 Year Ago
      >>rolls eyes<< another Ringbrothers Camaro that wishes it was a Mustang.
      jcar302
      • 1 Year Ago
      What engine is that? Valve covers almost look like it's a pushrod setup, i'd say it's not a dohc terminator or coyote No way all those cams are under those valve covers. But it has a whipple mounted and doesn't appear to be coil on plug. Reason i ask is that i don't think anyone sets up a whipple for anything pushrod.
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jcar302
        It appears to be a GM lsX with the "valve covers" actually being coil pack covers.
        Young
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jcar302
        That's how Whipple got its start making SBC kits. If you go to their site they offer plenty of GM stuff and Chrysler to a lesser extent. GM's COPO Camaro is fitted with a 2.9 Whipple.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dream machine
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Art. I'm drooling.