Custom Mustangs: Some of the Weirdest Pony Car Builds Ever

2022-09-03 04:48:01 By : Ms. Debby Qin

With enough know-how, patience, and money, you can turn just about any muscle car, sleeper, sedan, or sports car into a custom street-stomper. Builders can say the same for America’s original pony car, the Ford Mustang. However, swapping an SN-95’s V8 or the newer Coyote engine into a classic Mustang is too pedestrian for some folks. Here are some of the coolest, wildest, and weirdest custom Mustang builds we’ve ever seen. 

In 2018, SEMA hosted an automotive oddity: a custom Ferrari-swapped “Corruptt” Mustang. The gray Ford has a chopped roof, RideTech suspension to sit dangerously low, and Wilwood brakes with bright yellow calipers. However, the real showpiece is the 700-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 4.3L Ferrari V8 engine courtesy of Nelson Racing Engines. Of course, the engine’s accents match the bright yellow calipers to complete an odd and magnificent Mustang. 

The parade of twin-turbo engine swaps continues, but this time it’s from a much more mundane donor. The beating heart of this 1966 Ford Mustang is a Honda K24 engine married up to a Nissan 350Z CD009 transmission. The result is a ridiculous classic car with an even more ridiculous soundtrack.   

This Shelby Mustang build is not just weird because it’s hiked up and pretending to be a truck; it is strange because it’s a movie star. In the 1999 recreation of The Thomas Crown Affair starring Pierce Brosnan and Beau St. Clair, a custom dark green convertible Mustang on chunky, knobby tires tried its hand at off-roading. However, it didn’t do so without perverting the looks of a Shelby G.T. 350. Still, MotorTrend says that it is desirable enough that a Michigan man made his own movie clone. 

We talked about the odd noises coming from a Honda-swapped custom Mustang, but what about a fully-electric pony car? Texas electric vehicle (EV) builders Bloodshed Motors thought it was an inspired idea and created the Zombie 222. However, the Zombie isn’t a family EV focused on the range. Instead, it’s a 1966 Ford Mustang with figures fast enough to make it one of the fastest EVs in the world. 

Ken Block is a household name in car enthusiast circles. As a result, the Hoonicorn is not exactly a secret. Block’s custom 1965 Ford Mustang packs a Roush-built 410 cubic-inch Ford V8 with Garrett twin turbochargers that protrude from its thoroughly liveried hood. According to Garrett Motion, the beast produces over 1,400 horsepower and 1,250 lb-ft of torque and puts the power down via an all-wheel drive (AWD) system. 

If you think that sounds crazy, check out the Hoonicorn vs. The World series on YouTube. The twin-turbo custom classic is a proper missile. Scroll down to the following article to read more about the Ford Mustang!

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