Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
2008 Ford Mustang GT - A Lethal Concoction
Phil Smith's '08 GT Was Formulated To Showcase The Abilities Of FRP Customs.
With the drivetrain and suspension in place, the STS kit could then be installed. Quite different than most turbo systems, the turbos are mounted under the car near the rear tires. FRP Custom handled the entire installation, including the maze of plumbing. Phil estimates the kit stepped up the stroker's power output to about 650 hp.
Inside, the FRP Customs team reskinned the stock seats with custom-stitched Katzkin upholstery. Made with black Tuscan leather, black suede, and orange stitching to match the orange pinstripe, which breaks up the candy green and black exterior. Pieces of the dash were painted candy green to match, modified to house the Ridetech controls, and then signed by Chip Foose.
The last modification was the sound system. ARC Audio supplied the speakers throughout, including a 12-inch sub mounted in a sealed box in the trunk. The head unit is a Visualogic VMOD on-board computer, which features navigation, a web browser, games, music, and videos.
The result is a one-of-a-kind showpiece that displays the company's talent and abilities. It was completed in an astonishing six weeks and was a big hit at SEMA 2008. The blending of Foose's design and FRP Customs' hard work resulted in this concoction that is undoubtedly lethal to all who combat it in show or on the street.