Huw Evans
July 1, 2008
Contributers: Drew Phillips Photos By: Drew Phillips

The Details
Steve Carpenter's '07 "Boss" Mustang


  • Ford 302ci SOHC Three-Valve V-8
  • Engine built by JDM Engineering in Freehold, New Jersey
  • Manley forged connecting rods
  • Eight-bolt JDM stroker crankshaft
  • Manley 11.5:1 forged-aluminum pistons
  • Comp Stage 3 Camshaft with 494 lift/292 duration
  • Ported cylinder heads
  • JDM cold-air intake
  • Steeda underdrive pulleys
  • Granatelli ignition coil packs
  • Nitrous Pro-Flow 200hp nitrous system
  • 420 rwhp, 630 rwhp with nitrous
  • Transmission

  • Tremec TR-3650 five-speed
  • RPS aluminum flywheel
  • RPS carbon-fiber 10.5-inch clutch with billet-aluminum clutch housing
  • JDM one-piece aluminum driveshaft
  • Rearend

  • Stock 8.8 axlehousing
  • 4.10 gears
  • Exhaust

  • Bassani long-tube headers
  • Bassani x-style crossover with high-flow catalytic converters
  • Bassani axle-back exhaust with dual street mufflers
  • Suspension

  • Front: Tokico D-Spec struts, Steeda competition springs, Ford Racing sway bar, adjustable K-member, Steeda triangle brace
  • Rear: Tokico D-Spec shocks, Steeda competition springs, Ford Racing sway bar, BMR polyurethane bushings, Ford Racing billet lower control arms, Saleen Watt's link
  • Brakes

  • Front: Baer Racing, 14-inch rotors, two-piston calipers
  • Rear: Baer Racing, 14-inch rotors, single-piston calipers
  • Wheels

  • Front: Boss Eagle Alloy two-piece aluminum, 20x9
  • Rear: Boss Eagle Alloy two-piece aluminum, 20x9
  • Tires

  • Front: Nitto Invo, P275/40ZR20
  • Rear: Nitto Invo, P275/40ZR20
  • Interior

  • Autopower six-point color-matched rollcage, Cobra custom leather seats front and back, Steeda gauge pillar, Auto Meter gauges made to match the dash, handmade Momo steering wheel, Hurst short-throw shifter with T-handle
  • Exterior

  • Ferrari Rosso Red paint by M&M Autoarts, CDC/Foose hood with Shaker system, CDC front spoiler with custom carbon-fiber front splitter, Agent 47 retro race mirrors, Agent 47 rear quarter-window NACA ducts, 3d Carbon headlight splitters, CDC billet grille (painted), Cervini's pedestal rear wing (painted), Cervini's lower sidescoops