How do you improve on a Ford Mustang? Well, I’m sure we all have different ideas of what we’d do if we had the cash, but this owner took his Mustang down an entirely different path than I expected. This horrifyingly cool build is called the Mudstang, and as you can see, leans quite far away from the original car’s mantra.
This pony car is built specifically for getting through whatever a muddy trail may throw at it, armed with a much-widened track and huge aftermarket wheels. Oh, and it has 1,200 wheel horsepower tucked neatly away under the bonnet thanks to its 5.0-litre Coyote V8 being mated to a pair of 67mm turbos and a manual GM TH400 transmission. Despite this, the car remains at the stock ride height with only its bloated wheels to pull it out of danger.
But how does it actually perform? Well, it’s actually not that great. When pitted against an almost-stock Mustang of the same generation, it did manage to get up a bit of a wet and muddy hill, but really that was only because it gained enough speed before the incline for momentum to carry it up. Unfortunately, though, there may be such a thing as too much power, as the axle gives way under the heavy stress of over one thousand horses.