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Top Gear Philippines Philippine Car News - Ford, NASCAR legend Richard Petty team up to create limited-edition Mustang GT

At the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Ford announced that it was teaming up with NASCAR legend Richard Petty to create the "Petty’s Garage Mustang GT." Only a few months later and the car will reportedly go into limited production as two versions.

The Stage 1 Petty's Garage Mustang GT will have a unique front fascia, while the rear will be reworked to feature a center-exit exhaust and a race-inspired spoiler. Inside, custom-embroidered headrests, floor mats and Petty's signature on the dashboard will set the car apart from the standard Mustang GT. Technical tweaks done to the GT's 5.0-liter engine include a Ford Racing/Roush supercharger, a cold air intake, a MagnaFlow exhaust system, and custom engine calibration to boost the car’s output to 627hp. The Stage 1 Mustang GT will be limited to 100 units. It can be ordered in any color, "with all unique bodywork painted to match in-house at Petty’s Garage."

As for the Stage 2 version, the car will get all of the above-mentioned features of the Stage 1 car as well as the addition of a Wilwood big-brake upgrade and a complete Petty's Garage custom two-tone paint job. Only 43 units of the Stage 2 Mustang GT will be produced, although the very first one has already been ordered by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson.

"This Mustang has just taken my breath away," said Johnson. "It really is one of the best cars I've ever driven. I didn't have an American car, but I do now!"


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