1965 Ford Mustang Vicious Violent Engine Bay
Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
July 28, 2016

A month ago, we introduced you to the latest project happening at Timeless Kustoms in So-Cal. Vicious is a 1965 Mustang that Timeless’ Jason Pecikonis said will be “the ultimate road race Mustang with a street car environment. It’ll be nine-tenths race car with one-tenth street car, just to get you by.”

The no-holds-barred build is based around a 1965 Mustang coupe that was first transformed into a fastback with Dynacorn sheetmetal, then cut apart and sat on a custom Art Morrison chassis. It’s a ground-up build that Pecikonis said is, “an exercise in performance first, before the visual.”

The engine is a late-model 5.0 Coyote with twin turbochargers blowing into a supercharger with the goal of 1,000 horsepower, and the car has all the best parts throughout, including carbon ceramic brakes, a sequential EMCO six-speed trans, and huge wheels—19x13 rear and 19x12 front—that necessitate the custom steel wheel flares. Pecikonis said, “We’re really pushing the envelope as far as what the car’s going to look like in the end, simply because we’re basing those properties on what the car needs.”

The goal is to have it at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and maybe a date on the race track in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, and then hopefully into Mustang Monthly’s photo studio so we can properly show you the finished car. This is the latest video showing Vicious’ progress, in an all-out effort to make the due date. It’s getting exciting!