Pete Epple Technical Editor
March 28, 2011

The driver's compartment is one of the most crucial areas of a car to get right. Let's face it, it's where you spend almost all of your time. Even though our 2011 AMSOIL Mustang GT isn't what some might consider a normal build, every aspect of the car needed to be something special-and the interior was no exception.

Building a project car is nearly mpossible without the help of good partnerships-be it your friends, a shop to help do the work, or simply a place to get the parts you need.

For our AMSOIL GT build, we teamed up with some of the best in the business. www.americanmuscle.com (AM) made sure we were comfortable by supplying a set of Corbeau CR1 racing-style seats and the correct brackets to bolt them in the stock location. AM also supplied the rear seat delete that helped shed a few unwanted pounds, while giving our interior a super-clean, racy look at the same time.

Although we already took care of our power needs (with the FRPP blower, Kooks headers, AMSOIL fluids and SCT tune), we felt the need to raise the bar. NOS sent one of its universal EFI nitrous kits and a couple of super-slick composite nitrous bottles, which we custom-mounted in a dual-bottle bracket from Blow-By Racing.

The silver look of the bottles coupled with the bling of the polished billet bottle mount tied perfectly into the black-and-silver theme of the interior. We cover the entire install, as well as give you the hardcore dyno and track test, in a future issue.

The black and silver theme also ties into our seats. Summit Racing sent us a set of Simpson Platinum five-point racing harnesses to hold us securely in place at the track, and they look great, too! We also added an NHRA-legal six-point, bolt-in rollbar from Maximum Motorsports.

Since our AMSOIL GT started out as a base-model GT, the steering wheel was bland, to say the least. As members of the edit staff on the greatest Mustang magazine, we can pull some strings from time to time. A phone call to a friend at Ford scored us a GT500 steering wheel, which was a needed addition to the driver's compartment.

With the help of great partnerships, our AMSOIL GT's front office was completely renovated in short time. Best of all, we did all the modifications in our SIM Snap-on Tech Center. The additions add a great blend of form and function, and help set this 2011 Mustang apart from the rest.

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