Neiman Marcus has been offering special edition cars around the holidays for decades. Most of these have just been appearance packages, although many of them have also had the interiors redone in special high-end materials. As older models have been shown to be collector’s items, more recent Neiman Marcus Edition cars have sold out quickly, often within minutes, as the annual collector’s feeding frenzy begins. And while a special paint color is all that most of these cars need to be worth a lot of extra money, this year’s car offers a bit of extra incentive, in the form of being an absolute beast.

Different carmakers work with Neiman Marcus to different degrees, but Ford certainly went all in on this year’s Mustang. The car gets a boatload of extra power, a unique chassis and suspension tune, unique exhaust, special wheels... it’s practically a new car. It also comes with a free two-day course at Ford Racing School, probably a good idea, since a lot of people won’t be able to control a car like this without a bit of instruction. And even with the school, this car is going to be a lot to handle.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Mustang Convertible Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition.

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    700
  • Torque @ RPM:
    600 @ 4400
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.5 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    195 mph
  • Price:
    95000
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Exterior

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The first thing you’re likely to notice about the car is the new paint. This is a sort of two-tone blue and silver scheme, although there is a sizable field of black separating the silver and the blue. The exhaust now exits from the side, and the lower body panels have been modified to accommodate this. There is a new vented hood and a carbon fiber tonneau cover. The cars will all be convertible models, but this isn’t unusual for Neiman Marcus. The windshield and door windows are all Lexan, and there are even new mirrors. It is not at all a subtle look, and a pretty big departure from previous Neiman Marcus cars. But that’s okay, as it’s supremely badass.

Interior

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A lot of these editions come with some sort of special upholstery, but for this one, there are whole new seats. These are racing buckets, a move that makes sense for something like this. But apart from that, there really isn’t too much that’s different. There are some carbon fiber accents and Neiman Marcus logos on a lot of the surfaces, but that’s about it. Although there is one last thing to mention, the all-important edition number plaque on the dash, the piece of the interior that will make this car so valuable.

Drivetrain

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First the bad news, just to get it out of the way. The press release states that this car features all-wheel-drive, and anyone who read that part of this article first probably got really excited. But unfortunately, Neiman Marcus’s VP of Communications has since followed this up with a statement to the effect that this was a misprint. That is unfortunate, but there is still quite a lot to love about the drivetrain on this car. It has the same 5.0-liter V-8 as the Mustang GT, but a supercharger (said to be a “custom color”, although the press release doesn’t elaborate on this) has been added and horsepower is now up over 700.

Torque is now up to 600 pounds-feet, and the car will now reportedly hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, as well as a top speed of 195 mph. Big Brembo brakes have been added to reign it all in, and all of this is transmitted to the ground via a set of Nitto tires. Neiman Marcus has certainly sold fast car before (there was a Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12C, for example), but this level of modification is unusual, as well as hugely impressive.

Drivetrain Specifications

Type 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V-8
Output 700 HP
Torque 600 LB-FT @ 4,400 RPM
0 to 60 mph 3.5 seconds
Top speed 195 MPH

Safety

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There is a certain perception that safety is a kind of an afterthought when it comes to sports, but this is not true when it comes to the Mustang. Not only did the 2015 model get a 5-star rating from the NHTSA, but it wasn’t even close to being less than that. Few cars on the road have better crash test scores. Whether or you’ll be able to handle the 700 horsepower without crashing, well, that’s on you.

Prices

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The Neiman Marcus Edition Mustang will set you back $95,000 if you are somehow lucky enough to grab one of the 100 units being produced. The cars are sold only over the phone, and on a first come, first served basis. Neiman Marcus does place a limit of one per household, but the cars sell out immediately every year. They’re never cheap either, but this year’s car really isn’t exceptionally expensive when compared to the normal prices that tuners charge to do something like this. And just for an extra little bit of a warm fuzzy feeling about the car, $1,000 from the sale of each car is donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.

Competition

Hennessey HPE700

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Hennessey has a 717-horsepower Mustang GT; Hellcat who?

Neiman Marcus Edition Mustangs are going to be very rare things, and for the many people who will miss out on the chance to buy one, there is another option. The power and performance numbers for Hennessey’s tuned Mustang are practically identical to those of the NM Mustang. Hennessey doesn’t go quite as overboard with the paint, but you still have the option of a bunch of cool carbon fiber aero bits.

Read more about the Hennessey HPE700 here.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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700+ horsepower muscle cars aren’t only to be found in hyper-exclusive special editions, and they don’t even require a visit to a tuner. All that’s really required now is to just drop by a Dodge dealership. You’ll have to sit on a waiting list for a while, and as cool as a Hellcat is, the lack of exclusivity will be evident if a NM Mustang ever pulls up next to you at a light. But hey, it is a whole lot cheaper.

Read more about the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat here.

Conclusion

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Neiman Marcus is primarily a clothing store, and the cars that are sold through the catalog are generally fashion items as well. They have special paint and special interiors, thing to make the cars more fashionable, but generally that’s it. And that’s fine, in reality, a lot of cars could really benefit from some of this thinking. But this Mustang is just a full-on tuner car, and even the paint job is a serious change of pace. Not that any of this will be a problem for Neiman Marcus, the cars will all still sell out in 5 minutes. If anything, it just makes us all the more curious to see what will come next year, and whether this tuner thing will become a trend.

  • Leave it
    • Near impossible to buy, even if you have the money
    • Only available as a convertible
    • A bit garish for something meant to be so fashionable

Press Release

A singular car sure to appeal to enthusiasts and serious collectors alike, the 2015 Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Mustang Convertible commemorates Mustang’s 50th Anniversary with 700+ Supercharged Horsepower. This powerful pony hits 60mph in 3.5 seconds. The driving experience is further enhanced with unique chassis and suspension tuning, a race-inspired dual exhaust system, lightweight forged 20" wheels, and an exclusive livery-covered Aero-enhanced body.

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Gift includes an exclusive two-day Ford Racing School Course.

Reserve this luxury car by calling 1-888-756-0775, beginning promptly at noon EDT on October 13, 2015. With the purchase of the Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Mustang Convertible, Neiman Marcus will donate $1,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Limited edition of 100 available.

All sales in the United States will be conducted solely by SMC Productions LLC. Limit one vehicle per qualified customer. No dealer purchases permitted. Price excludes all taxes, title, licensing, and registration fees, plus delivery and handling charges. Availability limited to the first 100 qualified customers. Neiman Marcus is acting as the advertiser for this product. Delivery to occur by March 1, 2016.

The Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Mustang Convertible features include: Engine & Transmission

5.0-liter Ti-VCT V-8 supercharged engine
Manual transmission
Kooks long-tube headers
Custom-colored supercharger

2016 Ford Mustang Convertible Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition
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Power & Performance

700 horsepower
Top speed of 195 mph
600+ lb ft torque @ 4,400 rpm
All-wheel drive (AWD) technology
Performance racing suspension and sway bars
Nitto NT05 tires
Brembo brakes
Hawk Performance brake pads
Fuel consumption 15 city/25 hwy

Exterior

DFM/SMC Exclusive blue/black/metallic silver paint
20" Grip Equipped wheels
Magnaflow custom side exhaust
Carbon fiber tonneau cover with speed arches, rear bumper insert and custom rear deck spoiler, custom chin spoiler
Modified door mirrors
Lexan windshield and door windows
Heat extractor hood vents

Interior

Edition number badge on dash
NM Edition red/white/blue emblem
Lightweight racing seats
Carbon fiber accents
NM custom-embroidered headrests and floormats
NM illuminated doorsill plates

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Racing School

Each owner will attend a two-day Ford Racing School featuring both in-classroom and on-track instruction
Experienced race professionals will teach fundamentals of track driving, vehicle dynamics, and track line techniques
Track time in an NM Edition Speedster (like the one they purchased) included
Exclusive, in-depth vehicle review and Q&A session provided by Downforce Motorsports
Four different classes will be scheduled with attendance limited exclusively to Neiman Marcus Edition Mustang owners

NEIMAN MARCUS LIMITED-EDITION MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
$95,000

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