SpeedKore Performance Group, known for its historic and modern vehicles, has just unveiled the custom-built Ford Mustang Boss 302 at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The bespoke vintage car from the 1970s was commissioned by Hollywood superstar Robert Downey Jr. who's famous for his role as Iron Man or Tony Stark from the Avengers film franchise. Downey Jr. spent time collaborating ideas with SpeedKore to restore the Mustang Boss 302’s original design while giving it several modern-day touches.
The muscle car has been equipped with Ford Performance Aluminator 5.0-liter V8 engine with Stage 2 Ford Roush Supercharger and is paired to a Bowler T56 transmission. It is rather sad that SpeedKore hasn’t disclosed any information regarding its performance but as expected, that should probably come out much later.
Embodying the same elements from SpeedKore’s latest projects, the 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 also features lightweight carbon fiber materials which are evident on the muscle car’s front and rear spoilers, quarter extensions, fenders, deck lid, hood and bumpers. Aside from shedding tons of weight, SpeedKore has added a Detroit Speed aluminum frame, new suspension, a new set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and a new powertrain to help catch up with what's trending in the highly evolving automotive industry.
Inside, the modified Ford Mustang Boss 302 is equipped with Vintage Air’s air conditioning system and premium leather materials for the brown leather bucket seats, bespoke steering wheel, custom panels and dashboard. With the help of Gabe’s Street Road Custom Interiors, the vintage muscle car has the right mix of old and modern look. In contrast, the overall exterior features the classic PPG Khaki yellow paint color. Moreover, it is flanked with the original set of HRE wheels to maintain its old retro charm.
SpeedKore Performance Group is a company based in Wisconsin, specializing in custom performance vehicles, engine integration, and carbon fiber composite parts manufacturing. Among its notable projects were the SK10 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback and the ’70 Dodge Charger (Tantrum) with Mercury Racing QC4 engine.
Almost everyone is aware of Tony Stark’s penchant for expensive and modern cars in the movie but it is quite surprising to learn that the man who plays his character also has superb taste in cars. For those who’d like to see Downey Jr.’s Mustang up close, the restored and modified 1970 Boss 302 is sharing the stage with other bespoke Ford Mustangs at this week’s SEMA Show--- including a 2016 Shelby GT 350R and a 2018 Ford Mustang GT convertible. Sammy Hagar’s Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by SpeedKore is also slated to make its debut at the same event.