Recently, the American automaker teased a pair of Ford Mustang GT models that hopes to accomplish that. The first one, called the Mustang GT Nitto Tire, is the little more subdued of the two Mustangs.
But make no mistake, this Mustang GT still looks the part of a car you’d normally see in the biggest aftermarket show in the world. It’s got an aggressive new look, highlighted by a Brilliant Red finish from BASF to go with black racing stripes, as well as a new aero kit and if you didn’t notice by its name, a fancy set of what we think are 20-inch wheels wrapped in Nitto tires.
According to Ford, the Mustang GT Nitto Tire also has a performance upgrade under its hood, thanks to a new Ford Racing Cobra Jet intake manifold breathing through a twin-bore 65-millimeter throttle body. No mention of how much of an increase in output it carries, but anytime you hear the name "Cobra Jet", the thought immediately goes to a muscle car that has in excess of 500 horsepower at its disposal.
Whatever that number is, the Mustang GT Nitto Tire will undoubtedly fit right in at SEMA.
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The Ford Mustang GT is one of those cars that gets the attention of people from all over the world. That’s the cache it has as one of the most iconic muscle cars in American automotive history.
The latest incarnation of this muscle car carries some noticeable changes, including the more aggressive design with a more prominent grille, a new hood, and new LED signature lighting. There is also an optional GT Track Package that brings an engine cooler, an upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads, and the same Torsen differential found on the Mustang Boss 302.
Best of all, the 5.0-liter V-8 powertrain found under the hood of this vehicle now packs 420 horsepower, eight more than its predecessor, and 390 pound-feet of torque.
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The Mustang GT by Nitto Tire features a more aggressive look, raw power and track appeal. It’s been bathed in a brilliant red from BASF and given extra horsepower via a Ford Racing Cobra Jet intake manifold breathing through a twin-bore 65-millimeter throttle body.