It’s a four-cylinder Mustang with an extra 100 ponies

The sixth-gen Mustang made its debut way back in 2013 and went on sale for the 2015 model year. As part of the generational evolution, the Mustang came complete with a wider and lower body, new colors, 84.5 cubic feet of passenger space, and a newly developed 2.3-liter EciBoost four-cylinder to go with the 3.7-liter V-6 and the 5.0-liter Coyote V-8. Transmission options included a six-speed manual or a six-speed auto with paddle shifters. For SEMA this year, CJ Pony Parts has taken a 2017 model with the EcoBoost four-banger and gave it the standard conceptual treatment that includes parts from Ford Performance, a handful of exterior styling enhancements, and an increase of 100 horsepower.

The Fastback Mustang was already gorgeous as it was, but this concept that was built specifically for the SEMA show features a unique livery. For reference, the standard model with the 2.3-liter 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. There aren’t too many specifications available as far as performance goals, but that increase of 100 horsepower at 6,000 rpm will push this little four-cylinder up to 410 horsepower – that’s just 25 ponies short of the 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 and its 435 horsepower.

With that said, there’s plenty to talk about so let’s look over this Mustang Concept in detail to see what we can point out.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Mustang Fastback by CJ Pony Parts.

Exterior

There is a carbon fiber GTH-Style hood, Type ST trunk lid, front spoiler, AR-style side skirts, Rally Innovations front splitter and a new, lighter pony grille

While the car you see here is every bit a Mustang, there are some nice extras that give it the styling edge that we love so much about SEMA show cars and concepts. To start off, the exterior has been finished in Stealth Gray paint. Then there is a carbon fiber GTH-Style hood, Type ST trunk lid, front spoiler, AR-style side skirts, Rally Innovations front splitter and a new, lighter pony grille. As you can see the hood cowl, the side view mirrors, brake calipers, and front splitter have all been finished in Acid Green to add a little bit of contrast to the exterior. Acid Green is also used for the coloring the “CJ” lettering that is just ahead of the rear wheel wells and for the thin strip on either side of the black stripe that runs along the centerline of the Stang.

To round the exterior package off, the Mustang gets Ford Performance hood struts and rides on a set of Niche 20-inch wheels. Those wheels are wrapped in Michelin Super Sport 255/35-series tires up front and 275/35-series in the rear. All told it’s a very sporty look, but so far we’ve only seen the front and sides. Based on what we’ve seen so far, the rear end should be just as sporty if not sportier than the front. Not bad for a concept car, huh?

Interior

2016 Ford Mustang Interior
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Note: standard Ford Mustang pictured here.

So far, we have yet to see the interior and details still carry the Classified stamp, so we don’t know much. The car has reportedly been equipped with a Ford Performance rear seat delete package and a Ford Performance shift knob. Something tells me that’s not all of what’s going on inside, but that’s all we know for sure. I suspect that car has predominantly black leather interior, but I have a funny feeling that we’ll see some of the Acid Green pop up inside here and there. It will most likely come in the form of contrast stitching and a few inserts. Outside of that, it’s safe to assume that this concept will be mainly stock inside.

Drivetrain

Under the hood sits the 2.3-liter, EcoBoost, four-banger. In the standard vehicle, it kicks out 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, but that’s not enough for a Mustang Concept that will be displayed at SEMA. So, CJ Pony Parts has somehow managed to gain an extra 100 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. This extra boost in power comes courtesy of a Ford Performance cold air intake system, a Borla exhaust system, and some custom computer tuning. Tuning to what extent, we have no idea, but it’s most likely that CJ Pony Parts meddled with the turbo boost pressure and fuel delivery system to make up whatever the CAI and exhaust system couldn’t supply. There’s also a Cobb front-mount intercooler to help keep that forced air nice and cool after is passes through the hot turbos.

2016 Ford Mustang Interior
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CJ Pony Parts has somehow managed to gain an extra 100 horsepower at 6,000 rpm

Under the metal, you’ll find plenty of Ford Performance parts. It starts off with a full suspension kit that has clearly lowered the stand of the Mustang by an inch or so. Then there’s a strut tower brace that helps to prevent body flex in tight corners, new control arms, toe links, and bushiness, all of which wear a Ford Performance badge. All four wheels also get the privilege of a Ford Performance brake system. Power from that beefed-up 2.3-liter is delivered to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

While performance specs are unknown at this point, the standard Mustang equipped with the 2.3-liter and six-speed manual can hit the 60-mph sprint in 5.5 seconds. So, the extra 100 horses afforded by means of all those Ford Performance parts should get this six-speed pretty close to the 5.2-second sprint made possible by the same engine equipped with an automatic transmission.

Conclusion

2017 Ford Mustang Fastback by CJ Pony Parts Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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We don’t know if this will be the most aggressive Mustang at the SEMA show, but it certainly has a style all its own. The Acid Green accents really stick out among the primarily gray finish, but it doesn’t stick out enough to make it aesthetically unpleasing in any way. Hopefully, once the doors open at the SEMA, we’ll find out just how fast this pony can get to 60 mph and how fast it can hit the quarter-mile. If nothing else, at least we’ll get a better look at the interior and exterior, which I’m sure is something well worth waiting for. With that said, check back for updates in the near future. What are your thoughts on this Mustang? Let us know if the comments section below.

On a side note, if you’re looking to upgrade your ride a little (or a lot,) check out our friends over at CJ Pony Parts — you’ll be sure to find anything you want or need.

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Press Release

This 2017 Mustang concept combines the potent EcoBoost platform with a full array of Ford Performance parts for a knock-out package of style and substance. Beautiful Stealth Gray paint with Acid Green accents make this car a standout. With gains throughout the powerband of up to 100 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and a full assortment of Ford Performance parts, this pony car is a class of one.

Base car

2017 Ford Mustang fastback
2.3-liter EcoBoost
Six-speed manual

Powertrain

Ford Performance cold air intake kit, Borla exhaust, custom tuning
Cobb front-mount intercooler

Chassis

Ford Performance suspension kit, strut tower brace, control arms, toe links, bushing kit, brakes

Wheels and tires

Niche 20-inch wheels
Michelin Super Sport 255/35/20 front, 275/35/20 rear tires

Exterior

GCR Auto Collision custom Stealth Gray paint
Anderson Composite carbon fiber GTH-style hood, Type ST trunk lid, front spoiler, AR-style side skirts, grille
Ford Performance hood struts**
Ford Licensed Accessories lighted pony grille*
Rally Innovations front splitter

Interior

Ford Performance rear seat delete**, shift knob**

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