October 24, 2013

If you don’t know by now, we are building a 1988 Mustang Fox-body – Project Hypersilver – to be unveiled at this year’s SEMA show for our 25th anniversary of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords. The 1988 Mustang GT has been Tech Editor Marc Christ’s baby since it was purchased as a donor car from MPS Salvage. Putting in some rough hours, dealing with unexpected obstacles, overcoming those obstacles just to find some new ones is pretty much the deal with any project or auto restoration.

We can tell you that the car has come a long way since its salvage days and we can’t wait to unveil it to the folks at SEMA on Nov. 5th at the Source Interlink Media booth. With that said, if you want to know just how much has gone into this, you can listen to Marc talk about this build here! See what Marc has to say about Project Hypersilver during his interview with Rob Kibble during the MuscleCarPlace Podcast! Listen here!

1988 is not only the model year for this GT; it is also the same year that MM&FF was born. What better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our magazine than by building an ’88 Mustang? After SEMA, the ultimate goal is to drive it around to car events and celebrate the Mustang’s 50th birthday. It has been dubbed Hypersilver due to the glossy silver finish that was sprayed on by Dean Santiago of Spike’s Performance in Ocala, Florida. Demon Motorsports built one hell of a roll cage (among other things) that is part of the car’s menacing appearance as well as for safety measures.

To recap our car build we have some interesting specs to share without giving the whole surprise away. Here we have coilover shocks all around, mini tub kit, Nitto race compound tires, six-point roll cage, subframe connectors, and new jacking rails.

Stopping power is provided by Wilwood brakes all around with many other goodies installed for handling, braking and appearance. Stuffed inside the engine bay is the 427 Windsor based P-38 pushrod crate engine by Jon Kaase, good for 600+ horses, which features a cross ram intake manifold.

Don’t miss the excitement at the SIM booth on Nov. 5th at 11:30 a.m. as we pull off the sheets and reveal Project Hypersilver!