There’s a reason Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest people in the world; he takes ideas and runs with them until they make him so much cash, he can start to work on something else. As co-founder of Microsoft, one would expect Gates’ expertise to stick strictly to computers, but the company as a whole has found another way to roll in the profit: a West Coast Customs collaboration on an all-American Ford Mustang. Their project is appropriately called the Microstang and it’s a Mustang equipped with Windows 8 and Kinect.

The Microstang has received Dynacom’s 1967 fastback replica body and plenty of Microsoft’s latest technologies. We’re not very sure about those shiny wheels, but the interior is what makes this car really cool. Microsoft has fitted it with cool gadgets like an Xbox 360 with Kinect, a Windows operating system, a Windows Phone, Windows Azure, Bing, Ford Sync, and a rear windshield projector screen. There is also a Viper SmartStart app that can help the driver remotely start the car via the Windows Phone.

The Ford Microstang by Microsoft and West Coast Customs will officially be presented on March 25, 2012 at 6 PM Pacific (9 PM Eastern) on the Discovery’s Velocity Network during the Inside West Coast Customs show.

Hit the jump for a short video on the MicroStang.

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Source: The Verge

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  (372) posted on 06.5.2012

This is like the best trio of the season ever.

  (242) posted on 06.4.2012

I didn’t see this coming. Ford is least likely to partner with Microsoft!

  (677) posted on 05.24.2012

Don’t need much for fabulous and savvy paint finishes a simple matte black will do. The lights on the tires, hoods, grilles and technologies of Microsoft is enough to keep this car rolling. I wonder how much it will cost? 

  (619) posted on 04.19.2012

This is a very cool tandem. Now, Ford will not only reign with power, but also with technology!

  (399) posted on 03.27.2012

This is totally amazing, but I won’t say I never saw it coming. The moment I saw that car with touch screen window concept, I knew some technological company would approach/get approached to provide another car company of a more astounding innovation. This is what I love in most cars; they focus on infotainment too aside from performance and style.

  (415) posted on 03.26.2012

I don’t know what to say; I’m shocked. Microsoft, WCC, and Ford altogether will create so much noise in the automotive industry because of this interesting innovation.

  (302) posted on 03.26.2012

Are you serious? Microsoft with Ford? I can’t quite believe it. I know that Ford has always produced muscle cars, and I can’t image an innovative muscle car. This left me appalled.

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