The 2014 SEMA Auto Show was packed with bespoke Mustangs. From Full Race Motorsports’ track-prepped, turbocharged fastback and Classic Design Customs’ 1970s-inspired drop-top to Ford’s very own King Cobra Concept, the 2015 Mustang stole the show in the pony department. But while most of these muscle cars won’t become full-fledged production vehicles, there’s at least one SEMA exhibit that will. The car in question is the 2015 Mustang GT by Petty’s Garage, and its introduction as a limited-edition, production model has just been confirmed by FoMoCo and Petty’s Garage, a performance shop NASCARlegend Richard Petty launched in 2008.

"We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our Petty’s Garage Mustang GT displayed at the SEMA show," said Jeff Whaley, Petty’s Garage COO. "With so much interest, we began to explore the possibility of building a limited run of the Petty’s Garage Mustang GT." The announcement goes on to say there will be two different versions of the muscle car. A Stage 1 variant limited to 100 units and a Stage 2 version limited to 43, in a nod to Richard Petty’s NASCAR racing number. Both feature supercharged, 5.0-liter, Coyote V-8 engines.

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Why it matters

It’s not often that an automaker teams up with a tuning shop to turn a one-off project into a production car, be it limited to only a few examples, and this is what makes the Mustang GT by Petty’s Garage special. What’s more, with Petty’s Garage owned by none other than NASCAR legend Richard Petty, this bespoke Mustang is shaping up into a spectacular tribute to the man who still holds several records in the sport, including seven Sprint Cup championships, seven Daytona 500 wins and 200 career victories.

Keep reading to find out what makes this custom Mustang special.

Ford Mustang by Petty’s Garage

2015 Ford Mustang by Petty's Garage High Resolution Exterior
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Petty’s Garage is set to show off its tuned, "Electric Blue" Mustang at the 2014 SEMA show.

The Mustang GT by Petty’s Garage comes with a host of bespoke features, starting with reworked front and rear fascias, a center-mounted exhaust, and a race-inspired, trunk-lid spoiler. Inside, the tuning shop added custom embroidered head restraints and floor mats, as well as Richard Petty’s signature on the dashboard.

Under the hood, Petty’s Garage kept the Mustang’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine, but fitted several aftermarket parts to up the oomph from the standard 435 horsepower to a solid 627 ponies. Upgrades include a Ford Racing/Roush supercharger, cold air intake and a MagnaFlow exhaust system.

All the features above come with both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 models, but Stage 2 gets a few extra goodies. While the Stage 1 can be ordered in any color, the Stage 2 comes finished in a bespoke two-tone paint job that matches the SEMA concept. The hood, roof and trunk are painted in a custom, tri-coat, pearlescent blend of Ford Tuxedo Black, with the rest of the body wrapped in the brand’s stunning Petty Blue. The wheels are different as well, with Petty’s Garage offering 20-inch HRE FlowForm rims for the Stage 1 and HRE three-piece, forged-aluminum rims for the Stage 2, both shod in Continental tires.

Further setting the Stage 2 apart is Petty’s iconic No. 43 ghosted into the hood and C-pillar, in trubute to the NASCAR-spec, blue-painted Ford Torino Talladega the King drove in 1969.

The Petty’s Garage Stage 1 Mustang is priced from $62,210, while the Stage 2 comes in at $92,210. Both stickers include the base 2015 Mustang GT, which retails from $32,300. You can place an order for this limited-edition, bespoke ’Stang at any Ford dealership. Get them while they’re hot, as these supercharged ponies are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Press Release

Ford Motor Company and Petty’s Garage are teaming up to build a new 627-horsepower* Mustang GT – a limited-edition fastback inspired by the popular Petty’s Garage Mustang GT on display at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.

“We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our Petty’s Garage Mustang GT displayed at the SEMA show,” said Jeff Whaley, Petty’s Garage COO. “With so much interest, we began to explore the possibility of building a limited run of the Petty’s Garage Mustang GT.”

Two versions of the Petty’s Garage Mustang GT will be built this year; the Stage 1 version will be limited to 100 units, while the even more exclusive Stage 2 version will total 43 units.

Stage 1 Petty’s Garage Mustang GT will feature a host of custom modifications – both visual tweaks and under the hood. A Petty’s Garage fascia at the front imparts a unique look, while a reworked rear fascia features a center-exit exhaust and prominently showcased race-inspired spoiler. Inside, custom embroidered head restraints, floor mats and Richard Petty’s own signature on the dashboard set this Mustang GT apart from the rest.

A Ford Racing/Roush supercharger, cold air intake, custom engine calibration and MagnaFlow exhaust system are fitted to Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter engine, boosting output to 627 horsepower. Power is delivered to the road by custom 20-inch Petty’s Garage HRE FlowForm wheels shod with Continental tires.

Stage 1 Mustang GT can be ordered in any color, with all unique bodywork painted to match in-house at Petty’s Garage.

Along with the features found on the Stage 1 car, the Stage 2 version includes a Petty’s Garage Wilwood big brake upgrade and a complete Petty’s Garage custom two-tone paint job. Stage 2 Mustang GT will ride on Petty’s Garage HRE three-piece forged-aluminum wheels.

Of the 43 Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GTs planned, only 42 remain, as rock ’n’ roll legend Brian Johnson has an order in for the first car. “This Mustang has just taken my breath away,” said Johnson, lead singer for AC/DC. “It really is one of the best cars I’ve ever driven. I didn’t have an American car, but I do now!”

Paint fit for ‘The King’

The Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GT’s custom two-tone paint job is identical to the 2014 SEMA show car. Using crushed-and-tumbled glass combined with iconic Petty Blue paint, Petty’s Garage has created a one-of-a-kind color for the lower half of the car. A custom tri-coat pearlescent blend of Ford Tuxedo Black complements Petty Blue for the upper half. “The King’s” legendary No. 43 is expertly ghosted into the paint on the fastback Mustang GT’s hood and C-pillar.

The Petty’s Garage Stage 1 car carries an MSRP of $62,210, while the Stage 2 car comes in at $92,210. Orders for this limited-edition Mustang GT can be placed at any Ford dealership on a first-come, first-served basis.

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