I'm lucky enough to get invites to some really interesting launches and I always do my best attend. Last week well-known East Rand-based tuner SporTech Cars invited me to the launch of their latest creation, a wide body Ford Mustang. It was set for Saturday the 19 May and as luck would have it, I was already booked to cover a race meeting on the far side of nowhere. Luckily man man Chad Wentzel also needed some images of the car for press releases and to share online to get awareness on this brilliant project and so I was commissioned to shoot the car on the Thursday before the big reveal. Awesome!
I obviously expected something that would turn heads, but this thing is just insane man! First off, it's bright yellow (as if you hadn't figured that out by now) which made me happy. Not only is yellow pretty much the best colour car to shoot, it makes a change from the usual colours that modified Mustangs are seen in. Sure the dark blues and greys more commonly seen are nice, but yellow is, I dunno, fresh. Wide kits can be a hit and miss, but I really think this works with the dimensions of the Mustang. Sure not everyone will agree, but if we were all the same this would be a pretty boring world. As you can see it's properly wide, the kit adds 100mm extra on each side. With more space created under the arches a decent set of wheels was needed. Enter the coolest Foose wheels I've seen in person; Foose Phoenix - F451 Concaves in 20-inches. They have a "brushed face with transparent brass" finish and the colour works just right with the yellow paint.
All these changes weren't made to any old Mustang either, under that bright paint you'll find a full Roush setup, meaning that 5.0 V8 is fitted with a supercharger - the only thing that can whine and still make a man happy. I drove in the car to get to the shoot locations, and while we didn't exploit the hundreds of available ponies in the process, that low down supercharger torque is super addictive and will quickly flatten your credit limit if you have bad self control. We cruised around for a bit to find a spot for some pics, and I shit you not, on every single street we turned down people whipped out camera phones to snap some pics. The owner wanted SporTech to turn his Mustang into a head turner, and that's exactly what he got and more. I hope to see this car pitch up at a few of those increasingly popular breakfast runs, it's guaranteed to have every car spotter carrying their camera bag in front to hide their, um, happiness.
Well done SporTech, well bloody done!
Author: Chris Wall
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