Galpin is Ford's largest dealership and their tuning arm, Galpin Auto Sports (or GAS, as seen on TV in "Pimp My Ride"), has created a special Mustang to celebrate the model's fiftieth anniversary. The GAS SEMA Mustang features a special black and gold treatment and performance upgrades. “We like the black and gold idea, and really wanted to get the color as close to 24-carat gold as possible,” said Brandon Boeckmann, GAS operations manager. The 20-inch wheels, side sills, brake calipers and badging are all finished in gold, while on the inside, everything that is normally chrome or metallic, has either been blacked-out or given the Midas touch. The Recaro sport seats are covered in a black and gold fabric and the headliner is black microsuede. The exterior is finished in a special paint that may appear black, but is actually filled with gold metallic flecks. The performance upgrades include a special gold powder-coated Whipple supercharger (that is visible under the hood "window"), STEEDA suspension bits, and a new Magnaflow exhaust. Engine output has jumped to 725 horsepower. The front fascia gets special LED lighting that includes sequential front turn signals similar to the standard Mustang rear units. If you're going to SEMA, the GAS Mustang will be in the large Ford booth/area. For more info, check out the brief press release after the jump. Additional pics will be added as they become available. If this looks like your 'Stang thang, contact GAS and have them build one for you.
Source: Ford/Galpin Auto Sports - Press release after the "read more" jump.
GALPIN AUTO SPORTS CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FORD MUSTANG AT 2014 SEMA SHOW
- Galpin Auto Sports celebrates golden anniversary of Ford Mustang production with modified all-new pony car featuring gold theme
- Gold powder-coated Whipple supercharger enhances output of 5.0-liter V8 engine to 725 horsepower
- Custom LED headlights give the face of Mustang a whole new look
GAS began by giving the all-new Mustang a facelift, borrowing styling elements found elsewhere in the car. The front fascia is restyled to match the three strakes found in the factory headlights. New headlights have been created that integrate LED turn signals and turn on in sequence – just like the rear turn signals. A carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels have been installed, as well as a more aggressive rear diffuser.
Open the hood to find a Whipple supercharger sitting atop the 5.0-liter Coyote V8. This is no off-the-shelf unit though; it’s been custom powder-coated to appear gold. A glass window integrated into the hood is designed to show off the engine, but the GAS Mustang is not just about looks. The car produces an astounding 725 horsepower. Suspension components from Steeda and an all-new exhaust from Magnaflow round out the mechanical enhancements.
“We like the black and gold idea, and really wanted to get the color as close to 24-carat gold as possible,” said Brandon Boeckmann, GAS operations manager. The 20-inch wheels, side sills, brake calipers and badging are all finished in gold. Inside, everything that is normally chrome or metallic has either been blacked-out or given the Midas touch. The Recaro seats are covered with a fabric finished in black and gold, and the headliner is black microsuede. The exterior is finished in paint that may appear black, but on further inspection is filled with gold metallic flecks.
The 2015 GAS Ford Mustang will be on display in the expansive 20,000-square-foot Ford booth at the 2014 SEMA show taking place at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7.
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