Yellow’s looking like the color of choice for a lot of automakers going to SEMA this year.
This is the Ford Mustang GT , or as it’s been dubbed, the Mustang "Yellow Jacket." It’s a heavily modified 2014 Mustang GT that was born from a collaboration between Ford and Vortech Superchargers. Yep, the mere mention of the latter means that this muscle car will have some serious horses under its hood.
Not one to disappoint, that’s exactly what Vortech is giving us courtesy of its V-3 Si blower that shoots the output of the car’s 5.0-liter, V-8 engine from its stock 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque to an incredible 605 horsepower and 473 pound-feet of torque. This is good enough — we assume — to hit 60 mph in just under four seconds to go with a top speed of about 185 mph.
Outside of the obvious performance improvements, the Mustang Yellow Jacket still has to live up to its name, and it does with a disarmingly charming yellow paint to go with a Webasto sunroof, a carbon-fiber, cowl-induction hood, a new body kit courtesy of 3D Carbon, a tuned suspension and last but not least, a set of 20-inch iForged Icon wheels wrapped in Falken Azenis FK452 tires.
Be on the lookout for the Mustang Yellow Jacket at SEMA next month. Chances are, it won’t be too hard to find.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Mustang GT
The Ford Mustang GT is one of the most iconic muscle cars in American automotive history. No arguments on that end.
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.
Gallery Ford Mustang GT
The Project Yellow Jacket Ford Mustang created by the team at Vortech Superchargers packs a serious sting for its upcoming debut at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
“As a lifelong Ford fan, I was inspired to create this project car when I realized Ford doesn’t offer yellow on the 2014 Mustang,” said Brian Ellis, sales, marketing and social media manager for AirPower Group. “We wanted to create something really eye-popping with a mechanical package to match the appearance.”
The team at Vortech added 3D Carbon’s Boy Racer kit, along with a carbon-fiber cowl induction hood and other carbon accents from TruFiber all finished in a custom paint supplied by DuPont.
Under the carbon-fiber hood sits the potent 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine topped off with a Vortech V-3 Si supercharging system packing 605 horsepower and 473 lb.-ft. with 7.5 psi of boost. Other upgrades include:
- Webasto custom electronic sunroof
- Wheels and tires: iForged Icon three-piece wheels – 20- x 9-inch front, 20- x 11-inch rear (black chrome centers with flat black lips) wrapped in Falken Azenis FK453 tires (275/40/20 front, 315/35/20 rear)
- Suspension and braking: Custom powder-coated Maximum Motorsports Road & Track box suspension package and Baer 6S six-piston brakes at all four corners