Timeless Kustoms presents 1965 Vicious Mustang with 1,000 hp at 2016 SEMA Show

Article by Christian A., on November 4, 2016

For the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (2016 SEMA Show), Ford made sure to bring six Mustangs, all of which have been heavily modified.

One of these was made specifically for the 2016 SEMA -- the Pearl Candy Orange Mustang convertible. Among the many features, it has Wilwood brakes, AFE intercooler, roolver bar, Forgeline wheels, body kit, and nitrous oxide system. On the inside is an airbag suspension with the dashboard coming in orange with the entire interior having an orange contrast stitch.

Another example is the one by Speedkore Performance Group which is a modified 2017 Mustang GT fastback. MRT provided a supercharged Mustang variant equipped with the EcoBoost 2.3-liter engine while VMP Performance contributed as well with the customized version of the 6th generation Mustang. The fifth customized model is from Revology Cars which is in fact a 1966 Shelby GT350.

It was made to have the same look as that of the original model that came out in 1966 but inside it would be a modern powertrain. Finally, there is the 2017 Mustang which has the usual 2.3-liter engine but placed with various components from Ford Performance.

While all of these are indeed excellent and exciting in their own right, Timeless Kustoms was not late to the party as this Camarillo, California-based company made their own modification for 1965 Mustang.

Nicknamed as “Vicious”, this model started as a 1965 Mustang before Timeless Kustoms started working on it by first removing the work and modifying the bodywork. The company then put everything on the customized Art Morrison chassis and then utilized the Ridetech Triple Adjustable coilovers, the same one fitted to a Corvette. Meanwhile the tires fitted to this version are the same ones on the Dodge Viper ACR which are sized 305/30ZR19 on the front and on the rear are sized 355/30ZR19.

The changes done to the interior were as extensive as that on the exterior as there was nothing left on the original version. Bright red leather is used and a Motec digital display is installed. The driver may find things easier especially with the new Sparco three-spoke steering wheel having large paddle shifters.

Under the hood, this modified Mustang is equipped with the Ford Performance 5.1-liter V8 engine. It not only has a Magnuson TVS supercharger but even includes two of Precision Turbo’s turbochargers.

When paired with the MagnaFlow exhaust system, the engine can deliver at least 1,000 hp. Other improvements put in to help with the performance are the 4-piston calipers in the rear and the 6-piston calipers for the front. Rotors measuring 15.5 inches and made of carbon ceramic are placed as well. Then there is the Centerforce DYAD clutch with power being transmitted to the rear wheels through the six-speed sequential transmission.

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