Modified Mustangs & Fords
Antonov AR500 Mustang GT - I've Got A Secret
If This Pony Had Been Built In The '50s, It Would Have Been On The TV Show...
The Wheel to Wheel Powertrain company is part of a larger group of companies under the TECSTAR name. Also part of that group is Classic Design Concepts, so you can appreciate why this Mustang also features their exterior and other components extensively. Still, this particular example of nepotism is obviously one that benefits everyone. The CDC exterior enhancements make for a classy package that is further enhanced by the work of North Channel Graphics. This company added the hood graphic, using a unique 'crushed glass' vinyl material. The same theme is repeated on the exterior and under the hood with a Sherwin Williams 'crushed glass' rubberized high temperature paint. The chin spoiler, rocker panels, grille inserts, deck lid trim panel and portions of the rear spoiler share the crushed glass look.
As a demonstration car for the novel concepts it has brought to fruition, we're sure that you'll agree the Wheel to Wheel folks have done a super job. It was all proven out earlier in the year with a long cruise up the east coast and, more recently, in the proving grounds facility of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. We're sure that you're going to see this technology emerge in automotive production somewhere in the not too distant future. So, remember that you heard all about it here first, because it won't be a secret much longer.
Roumen Antonov: Boundless Vision
In the '30s, many cars were produced more in an artisan fashion than an industrial way. Most of them were unique and personalised, comparable to fashion creations of the "Haute Couture". The first car sketches of Roumen Antonov, founder of the 4Stroke Company and car enthusiast from his childhood years on, were made based on this philosophy of unique creation. The style may be 1930's but the technology is pure 21st Century. The body is crafted from fiber composite to provide a light but rigid structure in conjunction with a tube steel chassis. The power unit is a high output 998cc inline 3-cylinder engine. The power output is 68 HP for the standard version, but can be boosted to over 100 HP with a supercharger. The car is not yet being produced, but positive reaction on three major fairs with international public, the daily interest from web site visitors, and the firmly expressed interest of several specialized distributors have been hugely supportive. Perhaps dreams can come true.
Antonov AR500 Mustang GT
Ford 4.6-liter, 3-valve SOHC V-8
Forged 4340 steel crankshaft and connecting rods; forged aluminum pistons; Anotnov Step-up supercharger drive system; Rotrex C38-81 supercharger with planetary drive; Custom fabricated aluminum intake manifold, with five internally mounted Laminova liquid to air tube intercoolers; C&L modified cold air kit; Diablo 'Mafia' MAF range extender; ECM reprogramming by Diablosport; Corsa axle back exhaust
Baer GT-Plus front brake kit, Eradispeed Plus 2 rear brake kit; Ford Racing strut tower brace
350 RWHP @ 4200 rpm, then 400 RWHP @ 6200 rpm
425 RWTQ @ 4200 rpm
Est. 12.9 @ 111.6 mph
Classic Design Concepts' chin spoiler, C-pillar scoops, duck tail spoiler, hood struts, deck lid trim panel; Sherwin-Willams 'Planet Color' show paint
Classic Design Concepts' gauge pod; Auto Meter oil pressure, fuel pressure gauges
Ford Racing Handling Pack, including lowering springs, front struts and shock absorbers;
Wheels And Tires
Eagle Boss 226 20 x 8.5" front wheels, with BF Goodrich 255/35-20 g-Force KDW tires and Eagle Boss 226 20 x 10" rear wheels with BF Goodrich 275/35-20 g-Force KDW tires