XForce Feature Ride: Phillip LeVasseur’s Ford Mustang GT
The Ford Mustang. The car that kick started muscle car’s golden era. After nearly refining the Mustang for nearly 50 years, Ford does it one more time. With a modern interpretation of that classic shape, and a new V8 under bonnet, the Mustang’s popularity galloped away.
Phillip first bought his Mustang in December 2014, and with the help of his friend, participated in the wholesome activity of making it fast, fun and looking good. The first thing that hits your eyeballs are the tasteful aesthetics of Phillip’s Mustang. The stock wheels have been chucked out, in favour of 20x9 and 20x10 RTR wheels.
The fronts are wrapped in sticky Nitto Invo tyres, while the rear wheels are fitted with Mickey Thompson ET Street SS; serious rubber for serious power. Allowing the Mustang to rest on the ground is an Airlift suspension kit, allowing it to lay flat out or be raised to clear driveways and humps.
Besides the bright red wheels, the rest of the exterior has been fitted with colour coded RTR side skirts, diffuser and rear wing. The front end is made more aggressive with a Cervinis front splitter, and a full Diode Dynamics RGB LED front lighting system helps the headlights stand out even more. The LED system extends inside too, lighting up those beautiful Braum Racing Elite racing seats, upholstered in red suede.
It’s not just show though. Under the lightweight Anderson Composites GT350 style carbon fibre bonnet lies the 5L V8 pumped up by a 2.9L Whipple supercharger. A tough McLeod RXT clutch ensures no slip between the engine and the driveline, pumping all 600HP to the rear wheels.
Playing the song of the Mustang’s five-o though, is the XForce catback Varex exhaust system. Phillip loves it; he could let the Mustang roar or cruise quietly down the Californian highways, evading unwanted police attention. Fully opened up, the Varex exhaust system simply allows the supercharged V8 to holler away. “The build quality is next to none, and the sound is unbeatable!” said Phillip, never one to cut corners when it comes to his Mustang. The option of having the Smart Box to fine-tune the Varex functions also provides a future upgrade path for Phillip.
Thanks for sharing your ride Phil