• Nick Cavanaugh; Editor-in-Chief ( @Car_Sick_Nick )

Mustang Muscle Takes Over SEMA

Top tuners are at it again cranking up America’s favorite sports car even more for the 2018 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association Show, showcasing why Mustang is one of the world’s most customized vehicles. Having grown into an all-around global sports car, these tuned Mustangs will see all performance ingredients enhance to help Mustang fans make a statement on nearly any track or street they choose.

With more than 50 vehicles on exhibit, Ford will feature the largest original equipment manufacturer display at SEMA. And don’t miss the interactive experience from Ford Out Front, offering attendees a ride in a Ford performance vehicle on a closed course and chances to meet racing personalities across various series.

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Series 1 Mustang RTR

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Series 1 RTR Mustang

The Series 1 Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance features RTR’s signature modern and aggressive styling. The Ford Performance suspension has adjustable sway bars that can change the chassis balance for either passive or MagneRide suspensions to suit twisty backroad driving, laying down lap times, drifting or blasting down a drag strip. The Series 1 package, which will arrive in select Ford dealerships in early 2019. Limited to only 500 units the RTR will come with a Ford factory limited warranty and Ford Credit financing for those who qualify.EndFragment

Base vehicle

  • 2018 Mustang GT fastback or EcoBoost equipped with Performance Pack 1

  • 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine (GT) or 2.3-liter I4 EcoBoost engine

  • 6-speed manual transmission or 10 speed automatic (factory)

Chassis

  • Ford Performance adjustable sway bars

Wheels and tires

  • Staggered wheel and tire package – 19 x 9.5-inch front and 19 x 10-inch rear

Exterior

  • Performance Pack 1 spoiler with RTR Gurney flap

  • RTR grill with lighting, body and aerodynamics packages, and graphics that signal the car’s performance motives

  • RTR fender badges, floor mats, shift knob and puddle lamps for even more custom touches

  • RTR Powered by Ford Performance deck lid trim panel badging and radiator cover badge

Galpin Auto Sports Mustang GT

Galpin Auto Sports Mustang GT

This Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) build boasts an aggressive yet sleek road racing inspired wide body design, with additional downforce measures incorporated into the front splitter, side rockers, and rear diffuser. The team included the very best Ford Performance parts to up the street cred with big horsepower and a full track-focused suspension.

Base vehicle

  • 2018 Mustang GT fastback

  • 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine

  • 6-speed manual transmission

Powertrain

  • Ford Performance/Roush supercharger

  • Ford Performance cat-back exhaust

  • Ford Performance short-throw shifter

  • Ford Performance driveshaft, half-shafts

Chassis

  • Ford Performance springs, shocks and sway bars

  • Ford Performance Shelby GT350R fixed caliper brakes

Wheels and tires

  • Custom-painted 1221 Apex 2.0-style wheels

  • Toyo Proxes tires, R888-R 305/35/ZR-20

Exterior

  • GAS custom domestic tuner market wide-body kit full ground effects kit including splitter, side skirt and slats, rear slat and diffuser

  • Pedestal wing

  • Custom GAS paint scheme

Interior

  • Custom seat inserts to match exterior paint scheme

"Smoke Show” CJ Pony Parts Drifting Mustang GT

"Smoke Show” CJ Pony Parts Drifting Mustang GT

CJ Pony Parts brings an American tribute with a metallic twist for this 700-plus-horsepower 2018 Mustang GT. This thoroughbred features Stars and Stripes livery in custom dark shadow gray paint with copper accents including a Watson Racing roll cage in copper. The build showcases a Ford Performance supercharger and follows through with hard-core body and suspension upgrades to deliver a true drift beast.

Base vehicle

  • 2018 Mustang GT fastback

  • 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine

  • 6-speed manual transmission

Powertrain

  • Ford Performance/Roush supercharger

  • Ford Performance cat-back exhaust with carbon fiber tips

  • Ford Performance short-throw shifter

Chassis