Miles Cook
May 16, 2017

The evening of May 13, 2017, the ICON Workshop held a Cars and Casino benefit to help out the great work being done by the Go Campaign to help children all over the world.

The food trucks were awesome (can you say lobster roll?), as were the numerous makes and models of cars and trucks that were on hand for everyone to peruse. In case you’re not aware of the ICON Workshop, the company is well known for building all kinds of super badass cars and other vehicles such as the ICON Broncos that are enviable among 4x4 enthusiasts. Many of them are Coyote 5.0L-powered and use first-generation early Broncos from the 1960s and 1970s as a foundation. While all of the above was very well and good, we were naturally most interested in the Ford iron that was on display and most specifically about two Mustangs that happened to be there.

Speedkore Performance now offers a full selection of carbon fiber upgrades for S550 GT350 and GT350Rs. There are three levels: Light, Lighter and Lightest. Light includes a front splitter, side view mirrors, a rear diffuser and a rear spoiler. Going lighter replaces the stock sheetmetal with Speedkore carbon fiber panels, while the lightest setup adds a full complement of performance upgrades in the areas of engine, clutch, wheel and tire, suspension, braking, ride height adjustment and a complete Speedkore interior.

One was an Eleanor 1967-1968 era fastback built by Fusion Motorsports using several carbon fiber body panels. The other was a new S550 Shelby GT350R that was also fitted with carbon fiber panels, which are offered by Speedkore Performance Group.

As far as the projects in process by ICON, one of the shop’s Derelict line of patina-finished hot rods really caught our eye and you can see a few shots of it in the accompanying photo gallery. It’s a 1949 Mercury coupe that is powered by a Tesla Model S drivetrain. It may not be a Mustang, but man is it cool!

For more on the Mustangs, take a look at the below captions and visit the company websites. Even if it’s all stuff out of your budget (as it is ours) these cars are still worth a look.

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Fusion Motor Company starts with original 1967 and 1968 fastbacks as the base and a number of carbon fiber body panels are used in the builds. Roush is the exclusive supplier of the engines for the Fusion Eleanors and an option of up to 700 horsepower is available by way of a supercharged 427ci stroked Windsor small-block. The cars are also fitted with full coilover suspensions, a T-56 six-speed manual transmission and custom Wilwood six-piston brakes.

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