Run for the cellar! R&A Motorsports resurrects the Twister Special Mustang

click above image to view more pics of the 2008 Twister Special Mustang

The never-ending stampede of Mustang variations continues with the "Twister Special" developed by R&A Motorsports of Lees Summit, MO. The Twister carries the same name as a limited edition Mach 1 that was developed as a promotion by Ford for its Kansas City area dealers back in 1970. That particular Mustang featured special graphics, a 428 SCJ V8, drag pack, competition suspension, upgraded front brakes, and a shaker hood scoop. It came in any color as long as you chose Grabber Orange.

Working with Classic Design Concepts, R&A Motorsports put together an appearance package that carries over many of the design themes of the original. A functional shaker scoop engraved with "Twister Special" resides in a more aggressive hood. A new front and rear spoiler gives the Mustang a more aggressive look, as well as the 20-inch Foose wheels wrapped with Pirelli tires. Also included in the package is a new grille with centered headlights, sequential taillights out back, Eibach lowering springs, and a Ford Racing exhaust. Coupes come with Classic Design Concept's glassback roof and c-pillar scoops, while the ragtop version features a convertible lightbar. "Twister Special" logos can be found on the front fenders, floor mats, and headrest covers, and each car comes with a personalized vehicle identification plate.

Only 96 Twister Specials are planned for production – 48 coupes and 48 convertibles- the same number produced as the original, and pricing for the package comes in at $12,995.


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