Dope Mods: Custom Mustangs Display at SEMA

by Bill P.

Ford will display tricked-out Mustangs at the upcoming SEMA 2014 (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show. Working with top builders including Galpin Auto Sports, Petty’s Garage, and MRT, Ford will showcase over a dozen custom Mustangs in its 20,000-square-foot booth at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, with even more new pony cars on display around the show floor. Performance specialists will demonstrate newly developed aftermarket parts to enhance the track handling of the 2015 Ford Mustang.

Galpin Mustang 2014
Galpin Mustang 2014

The next-generation Mustang includes an all-new independent rear suspension and new multilink front suspension that is being tweaked by Roush, Steeda and others. Expect to see plenty of 5.0-liter V8s roaring around SEMA, but the spotlight will be on the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which provides a whole new platform for experienced turbocharging specialists. With 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2.3- liter EcoBoost makes plenty of power from the factory, but there’s much more potential for performance. Several tuners will be on hand with high-powered versions of the new turbo four-cylinder.

Galpin Auto Sports Celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang with a golden anniversary car at the SEMA Show. This 2015 Mustang features restyled front and rear fascia with a gold motif. The car wears metallic goldflecked black paint and gold badges, and features interior trim work and special wheel calipers. To top it all off, a gold powder coated Whipple supercharger helps the 5.0-liter V8 develop 725 horsepower.

For fans of Formula DRIFT, Vaughn Gittin Jr. will put on a show with his heavily modified 2014 Ford Mustang RTR at the three-acre Ford Out Front motorsports and display venue.

Pettys Garage Mustang
Pettys Garage Mustang

Petty’s Garage will be bringing a Roush supercharged V8 model wearing Richard Petty’s famous blue paint and a discrete No. 43, Petty’s car number in his NASCAR days. The car will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson with proceeds benefiting Victory Junction, which is dedicated to helping chronically ill children attend summer camp.