2015 Mustang GT vs Classic Recreations "Villain": Video
Companies like Singer and Eagle have made a name for themselves by transforming old Porsches and Jaguars (respectively) into modern tributes to classic cars, with pristine attention to detail and performance that rivals or exceeds their contemporary counterparts. Classic Recreations in Oklahoma has applied the same formula to a 1968 Mustang and come up with the Mustang Villain.
With the exception of the doors and roof, every body panel on the Villain has been altered and the interior has every convenience you would expect to find in a modern car. It also boasts a track-tuned suspension, enormous Wilwood brakes and a 5.0-liter engine from the 2012-2013 Boss 302. But how does it compare to a 2015 Mustang? Our pal Matt Farah set out to compare the two in the latest episode of Tuned on Drive.
While not many folks will be cross-shopping the two, it’s an interesting comparison. The Villain is loud, brash and aimed at a small segment of enthusiasts, while the 2015 Mustang is far more drivable, with probably 90 percent of the performance. Plus, at $150,000, you could buy four 2015 Mustangs for the cost of a Villain Mustang, but it’s incredible V8 yowl alone might be worth the price of admission.