Yet another custom Mustang built for the SEMA Show

Launched for the 2015 model year, the sixth-generation Mustang has already received dozens of tuning programs and endless aftermarket upgrades from shops in the United States and even Europe. Ford is also working on a factory update (read facelift) for 2018, but that won’t stop tuning companies from releasing new programs. The 2016 SEMA Show will bring quite a few new Mustang projects into the spotlight, one of which is the Fastback Sport Touring by MRT.

Based on the mid-level Mustang EcoBoost, the Sport Touring comes to Los Angeles to prove that great Mustang mods aren’t necessarily built around V-8 engines. Using the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost you get from dealerships, but pimped-out by means of a supercharger, the Sport Touring has everything it takes to give just about any Mustang project a run for its money. It’s finished in a custom paint job, it’s packed with carbon-fiber inside and out, and probably has just enough power to put some V-8 cars to shame. I say "probably" because there are no official specs yet, but the upgrades speak for themselves.

MRT’s build joins other exciting Mustang projects at the 2016 SEMA Show, including the Pearl Candy Orange Concept and the restomod Shelby GT350 by Revology Cars. Find out what sets it apart in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Mustang Fastback Sport Touring by MRT.

Exterior

Although it is based on a Mustang EcoBoost, MRT’s build showcases a significantly different exterior thanks to its aftermarket parts and the custom paint job. The first thing that catches the eye is the livery, which combines a matte yet glossy black body with Candy Cherry accents. The bright red adorns the center section of the engine hood, from where it extends toward the fenders and then the upper doors in the form of thick stripes that eventually fade out as they progress toward the rear fenders. The hood is further highlighted by white "Sport Touring" lettering. The same red stripes can be seen just above the side skirts, this time around with black "MRT" lettering.

2017 Ford Mustang Fastback Sport Touring by MRT Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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The livery combines a matte black body with Candy Cherry accents.

Aside from the exotic paint job, the Sport Touring also features carbon-fiber hood, splitter, grille, side skirts, rear spoiler, and taillights panel from Anderson Composites, MRT quarter window louvers, tinted glass, and a lighted pony emblem from Ford Licensed Accessories. The exterior package is rounded off by dark gold/brown, 20-inch wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes T1 Sport low-profile tires.

Interior

2016 Ford Mustang Interior
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Note: Standard Ford Mustang interior shown here.

Inside, MRT’s Mustang gets more carbon-fiber. The Sparco-made front seats are crafted in the same lightweight material, while the rear seats have been removed and replaced with a carbon-fiber deck by Anderson Composites. MRT also added Candy Cherry red accents, a short-throw shifter by MGW, and a Kicker audio system. Other than that, the coupe remains a standard EcoBoost model, but I think it has just enough features to stand out as a custom Mustang.

Drivetrain

2016 Ford Mustang Interior
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Note: Standard Ford Mustang drivetrain shown here.

This is where things get really hot. Although MRT kept the standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost, four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission, it added a Vortech supercharger in order to increase output. There’s no word as to how much horsepower and torque is sent to the rear wheels, but it should generate significantly more than the standard 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of twist. MRT also added a stainless steel exhaust and tweaked the chassis and braking system with BC Racing coilover suspension, Baer Eradispeed rotors, and Baer six-piston calipers. I have a feeling this EcoBoost ’Stang is quicker than the standard V-8-powered GT model.

Conclusion

2017 Ford Mustang Fastback Sport Touring by MRT Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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The SEMA Show is usually packed with all sorts of go-fast and flashy concepts, which makes it difficult for new projects to stand out. But MRT’s Mustang has the potential to draw attention at the show thanks to its unique and attractive paint scheme and the large amount of carbon-fiber inside and out. The fact that it chose to supercharged the 2.3-liter EcoBoost instead of dropping a large V-8 under the hood gives MRT some valuable bonus points.

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    • * No photos of the interior yet
    • * Sounds like an expensive build

Press Release

With its 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine coupled with Vortech supercharger, this black and red beauty enhances the legendary Mustang DNA for the ultimate concept in sport touring. The focus of this MRT creation is on full car balance, commanding authority and firing up adrenaline with no apologies. The car’s styling, color scheme, carbon trim and HB Engineering-finished wheels will stop you in your tracks.

Base car

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

Powertrain

Vortech supercharger, intercooler, blow-off valve, wastegate
MRT stainless steel exhaust
MGW short-throw shifter

Chassis

BC Racing coilover suspension
Baer Eradispeed rotors
Baer six-piston caliper brakes

Wheels and tires

HB Engineering 20-inch wheels
Toyo Proxes T1 Sport performance 255/35/20 front, 285/35/20 rear tires

Exterior

Anderson Composites carbon fiber hood, chin spoiler, grille, ground effects, rear spoiler, taillight panel
MRT custom Candy Cherry paint accents
Shadow tinted glass
MRT rear window louvers
Ford Licensed Accessories lighted pony grille*

Interior

Anderson Composites full carbon fiber rear seat delete
Sparco carbon fiber front seats
MRT color-accented trim
MGW short-throw shifter
Kicker audio system

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