Vicious, the most radical early Mustang ever built? #TENSEMA16
Timeless Kustoms unveiled their incredible 1,000 horsepower 1965 Mustang fastback in the Magnaflow booth at SEMA
If you’ve been paying attention, you’re probably like us and have been salivating over seeing the finished project named Vicious, being built by Timeless Kustoms of Camarillo, California. Back in June and July, we showed you a few videos of the car during construction. Check them out here:
This fully radical Mustang was amazingly built in a mere eight months, starting with a Dynacorn body and is sitting on a full Art Morrison chassis with the company’s first independent rear suspension (IRS). The engine is a late-model 5.0L Coyote with twin turbochargers blowing into a supercharger that makes far north of 1,000 horsepower on a conservative tuneup, and the car has all the best parts throughout, including carbon ceramic brakes, a sequential EMCO six-speed trans (that costs $40,000!), and huge Forgeline wheels—19x13 rear and 19x12 front—that necessitate the custom steel wheel flares. Timeless’ Jason Pecikonis said, “We’re really pushing the envelope as far as what the car’s going to look like in the end, simply because we’re basing those properties on what the car needs.”
The whole build is nine parts race car and one part street car, though Timeless told us it’s a 100-percent fact that it will see street driving, in addition to standing-mile events (with a 250mph target—that’s huge in a standing mile!), and plenty of road course driving as well. The gorgeous red interior has Sparco seats with Timeless Kustoms logos, a Vintage Air a/c setup, DJ Safety fire suppression system, and full Motec controls with Motec’s digital dash cluster.
The Timeless crew pulled back the cover on Vicious in the Magnaflow booth today, November 1, 2016 at the SEMA show. While it’s a runner, it’s not ready to be run at more than a slow crawl yet, since in the rush to get it done for SEMA they haven’t finished tuning, including on the sequential trans setup—and with a $40,000 transmission, you don’t want to rush a single thing.