Henry De Los Santos
Mustang360 Network Content Director
October 20, 2017
Photos By: Courtesy of Ford

Have we told you how much we look forward to SEMA each year? Truth is, SEMA brings in a lot of manufacturers and enthusiasts alike, which also makes it the ultimate car guy event. However, our favorite time to attend is when Ford is introducing the latest body style and platform updates.

Over the past year, we’ve shown you all the preproduction spy shots we could get our hands on, but the wait is over. We should note that Ford always puts on an incredible reveal, and this year, Ford is showcasing seven custom built and adrenalin inducing 2018 Mustangs. Whether it’s the EcoBoost or Coyote packing rendition, there’s a little something for everyone and we like the direction everyone is going.

As Ford put it, “Pony car lovers attending the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas this year will get a first-hand look at seven souped up 2018 Mustangs that have been designed with unique interpretations of power, performance and style.”

But that’s not all. Ford will have over 50 vehicles on display, making it the largest OEM display at the SEMA show. There’s also the Ford Out Front display that offers attendees an interactive experience of riding in one of the performance car or trucks on a closed course.

SEMA is just around the corner and you can expect more detailed shots of these rides, but we have to admit, this is a great preview of the things to come.

729 Wide-Body Mustang “TriAthlete” by Roush Performance
Wide-Body Burner Leans on Classic Mustang Styling Cues

This Roush 729 Mustang is a custom-built 729-horsepower Roush-supercharged wide-body Mustang, with styling cues from the historic 1970 Boss 429. Finished in the commemorative hue of Ford’s Grabber Green, the Roush 729 features Roush’s all-new 2018 Mustang body kit in conjunction with a custom wide-body kit. The Roush 729 is equipped with various race-inspired carbon fiber parts and custom Vossen RVS forged wheels.

Base Vehicle
2018 Mustang Fastback
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine
10-speed automatic transmission

Powertrain
Ford Performance/Roush supercharger*
Roush Performance parts:
Cold-air intake
Active quad tip exhaust with x-pipe
Air gobbler ram air with Stratasys function hood scoop
Custom exhaust tips

Chassis
Brembo GT-series brakes
Roush Performance three-way adjustable suspension

Wheels and Tires
Vossen/Roush Performance custom RVS wheels; 20x10-inch front, 20x11-inch rear
Continental extreme contact tires; 295/30/20 front, 305/30/20 rear

Exterior
Roush Performance Stratasys custom body kit
Sherwin Williams custom Grabber Green paint
Roush Performance body kit:
Functional window scoops
Heat extractors
Splitter
Upper/Lower grille
Rear blackout applique
Hood struts
Roush Performance/Anderson composites:
Carbon fiber front splitter
Carbon fiber rear aerofoils
Carbon fiber side rockers
Carbon fiber spoiler
Carbon fiber mirrors caps

Interior
Recaro racing seats
Ford Accessories leather interior kit by Katzkin
Watson Racing roll cage
Anderson Composites carbon fiber rear seat delete
Roush Performance floor mats
Roush Performance gauge cluster
SPARCO 4-point racing harness

Ford Mustang Fastback created by DRAGG
A Guardian with a Global Purpose

Created by DRAGG, a non-profit youth-oriented automotive after-school program, this 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a philanthropic speedster. DRAGG, which stands for Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti, created a uniquely custom Guardian-themed police vehicle with this 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, taking an ordinary street vehicle to an extraordinary one-of-a-kind, ecofriendly, custom-service vehicle with a global purpose. The Guardian Mustang symbolizes the commitment of the police to the communities they serve.

Base Vehicle
2018 Ford Mustang Fastback
2.3L EcoBoost engine
Six-speed manual transmission

Powertrain
Ford Performance by Borla exhaust
Air Raid intake
Jet-Hot high-performance coatings
Lucas Oil engine products

Chassis
Ford Performance lowering springs
Eibach sub-frame and rear sway bars by America Muscle
Wilwood six-piston high-performance brakes

Wheels & Tires
Velgen VFMP10 wheels; 20x10-inch front, 20x11-inch rear
Michelin tires; 275/30/20 front, 305/30/20 rear

Exterior
Rally Innovations custom front splitter
Federal Signal emergency lighting by West Coast Lights and Siren
Commercial Auto Body custom paint
3M graphics and logos by Ron’s Signs
Metalhaus Inc. police push bar
Petty’s Garage custom rear spoiler

Interior
Ford Licensed Accessories:
Leather interior kit by Katzkin
Sport pedal kit
Audio by Kicker

Ford Mustang Fastback created by Air Design
Aerodynamically Sleek Meets Advanced Technology

This 2018 Mustang Fastback styled by Air Design gives owners more ways to customize their Mustang. Backed by Air Design’s long history of innovative, easy-to-install sleek designs, the vehicle features pieces that are specifically designed and crafted for their interchangeability. The full body kit includes a front bumper replacement, side skirts, a rear lower skirt, fender vents, and aggressive rear wing, as well as Ford Licensed Accessories hood, window, and side scoops.

Base Vehicle
2018 Ford Mustang Fastback
2.3L EcoBoost engine
10-speed automatic transmission

Powertrain
Ford Performance by Borla exhaust

Chassis
Wilwood; six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes
Wilwood drilled and slotted rotors; 15-inch front, 12.9-inch rear

Wheels & Tires
Forgiato Fratello ECL wheels; 21x9.5-inch front, 21x10.5-inch rear
Pirelli P Zero; 275/35ZR/21 front, 295/35ZR/21 rear

Exterior
Air Design body kit:
Front splitter
Rear diffuser
Ford Licensed Accessories by Air Design:
Hood vents
Air curtains
Side scoops
Window louvers
Sherwin Williams custom silver paint with custom black stripes

Interior
Recaro leather seats
Ford Licensed Accessories Audio by Kicker
Sundial window tint

Ford Mustang Fastback created by Tucci Hot Rods
Overcoming Physics in a 200 mph Street Car

Reaching 200 mph is no easy feat. It’s a number that few people get to experience on land. This redesigned 2018 Mustang Fastback is a perfect starting point to reach our goal. Implementing aerodynamics, reducing drag and increasing power is the name of the game, and this Mustang will reach top speeds while the air conditioning is cranking.

Base Vehicle
2018 Ford Mustang Fastback
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine
10-speed automatic transmission

Powertrain
Hellion twin turbo kit
Mishimoto radiator, transmission cooler and oil cooler
Turned by HP Tuners
G-Force driveshaft and rear axles
DEI exhaust wrap
Ford Performance by Borla exhaust

Chassis
RideTech triple adjustable air ride suspension
Wilwood Aero brakes; six-piston front/four-piston rear
Ford Performance front and rear sway bars

Wheels & Tires
Forgeline GTD1 Open lug wheels; 19x9-inch front, 19x11-inch rear
Hoosier R7/A7; 265/35/19 front, 315/35/19 rear

Exterior
Dom Tucci design concept
John’s Auto Restoration paint
Tucci Hot Rods aluminum pro mod wing and rear diffuser
Ultimaker 3D-printed hood vents
Stroud parachute

Interior
Cobra Sebring Pro-Fit GT driver’s seat
Cobra Suzuka Pro-Fit GT passenger’s seat
Schroth Pro-Fit II 6 point HANS harnesses
Tucci Hot Rods 8 point roll cage
TMR Customs interlocking roll cage clamps

Ford Mustang Fastback created by DeBerti Design
Classic Muscle in a Power Packed Mustang Fastback

This DeBerti Design Mustang was designed by professional racer Brad Deberti, who brings a new level of modern muscle to a 2018 Ford Mustang GT outfitted with a Roush Supercharger. The body was widened to fit Mickey Thompson 18-inch wide rear tires. The hood was specially designed to tie in both old and new muscle.

Base Vehicle
2018 Ford Mustang GT Fastback
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine
Six-speed manual transmission

Powertrain
Roush supercharger
Ford Performance by Borla exhaust
Currie Enterprises 9-inch Ford third-member
US Gear 9-inch, 3.70:1 ratio
Optima battery yellow top

Chassis
Watson Racing independent rear suspension
H&R Performance adjustable springs and struts
Ford Performance brakes

Wheels & Tires
Forgiato wheels; 20x9.5-inch front, 20x14-inch rear
Mickey Thompson tires; 275/35/20 front, 29/18/20 rear

Exterior
DeBerti billet grille
Brad DeBerti hood design
Ice Nine hood fabrication
TS Designs wide body
Sherwin Williams paint
Bullseye Retro custom headlights and taillights
Ford Licensed Accessories rear wing by Air Design

Interior
Exotic sound stereo fabrication
Ford Licensed Accessories Audio by Kicker
DeBerti custom roll bar
Sherwin Williams interior paint
Ture Carbon interior panels

Ford Mustang GT Convertible created by Speedkore Performance Group
A Modern Interpretation of the Classic American Roadster

This 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible features the best of both worlds, with modern performance and powertrain options such as carbon fiber aero touches and updated suspension and powertrain enhancements. The classic American roadster theme is evoked with handmade trim, brushed aluminum accents, and an all-leather Bomber Brown interior. This striking automobile features a carbon fiber roll bar with aluminum trim. The tonneau cover is a modern throwback to classic speedsters and race cars from the 1930s.

Base Vehicle
2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine
10-speed automatic transmission

Powertrain
Roush supercharger
SpeedKore custom titanium cat-back exhaust

Chassis
Eibach Pro-Street-S coilover kit
Brembo brakes

Wheels & Tires
HRE Wheels P204; 20x 9.5-inch front, 20x10.5-inch rear
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S; 285/30/20 front, 305/30/20 rear

Exterior
SpeedKore custom paint
SpeedKore carbon fiber:
Mirror covers
Air vents
Rockers
Splitters
Spoiler
Diffuser
SpeedFlares
Exhaust tips

Interior
Gabes’ Interiors custom Bomber Brown interior and seating
Ford Accessories carbon fiber dash applique
SpeedKore carbon fiber:
Front and rear door panels
Tonneau cover
Roll bar

Ford Mustang Convertible created by MAD Industries
Customized Convertible Delivers an Open-Air Thrill Ride

This 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible by MAD Industries enhances Mustang’s aggressive new look with dramatic eye appeal for a dynamic top-down adventure. This world-class luxury sports car is outfitted with staggered 20-inch Niche Staccato Wheels. APR Carbon Fiber Drag Wing provides the down force and aggressive look. A re-tuned 2.3L EcoBoost engine with Ford Performance intake and exhaust enhance power. Inside, the cockpit artfully blends white details from the exterior theme and Braum Elite-X Series Racing bucket seats detailed in white stitching.

Base Vehicle
2018 Mustang Convertible
2.3L EcoBoost engine
6-speed manual transmission

Powertrain
Ford Performance by Borla exhaust
Ford Performance cold-air intake system
AMSOIL dominator motor oils

Chassis
Eibach Pro-R2 double adjustable coilovers
Eibach adjustable three-way adjustable; 36mm front, 25mm rear sway bar kit
Wilwood Aerolite front six-piston brakes; 15-inch front, 4-inch rear

Wheels & Tires
Niche Road Wheels Staccato; 20x9-inch front, 20x10.5-inch rear
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S; 265/35ZR/20 front, 305/30ZR20 rear

Exterior
BASF custom paint products applied by LGE – CTS Motorsports
MAD custom pony emblems
3M Film graphics installed by Daley Visual
Nano-Fusion paint protection film by CCL design
Diode Dynamics LED side markers, taillight sequencer and back-up LED lights
APR carbon drag wing with adjustable riser
APR/MAD Industries full lower splitter package
Redline tuning quick lift hood struts

Interior
Braum elite-x series racing seats wrapped in luxurious black leatherette with white stitching
MAD Industries custom interior work: black leatherette interior appointments throughout
MAD Industries custom-covered GT350R steering wheel
Classic Design Concepts light bar
3M Crystalline automotive window films
Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000 in Cooper, music player by Focal Audio System/Source AV Design Group
AL Priority Quint laser defense and parking system