Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
November 7, 2014

Classic Recreations, who you may know from their award-winning (and officially licensed) Shelby Mustangs, has a new “division” of the company they’re calling CR Supercars that is planning to build turn-key musclecars using modern and/or high-tech drivetrains, and their first example was debuted here at the SEMA Show in Centerforce’s booth with MMA fighter Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett joining CR’s Jason Engle in pulling the cover off the car. The CR Supercars Villain is a ’68 Mustang fastback that is far more than just a restomod—this thing has gotten the full Monty. CR used 3D modeling technology to create composite body panels for the car to “accentuate the Mustang fastback’s timeless lines but improves aerodynamics and reduces weight.” Once the new panels are fit to the car, it undergoes a 2,500 man-hour transformation that includes a Coyote engine, T56 Magnum 6-speed (with a Centerforce clutch obviously), a full Detroit Speed suspension, Wilwood 14-inch brakes, and Grip Equipped 18-inch wheels.

If you want to know more about Classic Recreations and CR Supercars, check them out at ClassicRecreations.com and CRSupecars.com. But if you want to know more about the Villian, here are the specs. The car will be at Mustang Monthly’s Los Angeles offices soon after the SEMA Show, so watch for a full feature on it in the magazine.

Vehicle: 1968 Mustang “Villain”
Engine: 420-HP Ford Racing all-aluminum DOHC 5.0L Coyote
Transmission: Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed
Suspension and Chassis: Detroit Speed Aluma-frame with Corvette-based A-arms
QUADRAlink 4-link rear suspension
Fully Adjustable DSE/JRiCoilover System
Brakes (Front and Rear): Wilwood six-piston calipers, 14-inch rotors
Wheels: Grip Equipped Series Wheels By Forgeline
Front: 18x9.5
Rear: 18x12
Tires: BFGoodrich
Front: 275/35R18
Rear: 335/30R18
Interior: Procar Seats
Old Air Climate Control System
Kicker Audio Sound System