This week has already been full of Ford news with the original Bullitt Mustang becoming the most expensive Mustang to ever be sold, and Ford VS Ferrari has been nominated for an Oscar. And now, to top off the day, Classic Recreations has revealed their horribly intimidating restomod of a 1968 Ford Mustang. It’s no surprise they’ve named it Villain, as it looks like it would run you off the road at any chance it got.
The team started with the body, where they rounded the edges and fashioned a number of carbon fibre accents and composite panels. These new curves add plenty of aggression, more downforce producing wings, and remove excess weight. A bit of extra fat around the wheels makes the Mustang look wider, and a matte black and red decal set adds the final cherry on top to perfect its look.
Under the bonnet is where the real fun begins. A supercharged Ford 5.0-liter Coyote V8 produces 770 all-American horsepower. This is shovelled through Tremec six-speed manual transmission to the rear Forgeline wheels that are wrapped in BF Goodrich rubber. An option for a more manageable 475bhp is available via a naturally aspirated version of the Coyote, but this will all depend on the size of your knackers.
Of course, a car with so much power needs to match that performance in the corners, so both the front and rear subframes have been replaced with Detroit Speed aluminum subframes and a Quadralink four-link coilover suspension. Tucked behind those large black wheels are 14-inch rotors and 6-piston Wilwood brakes, because it will need to come to a stop just as fast as it gets going.
Inside is equally as outstanding as the exterior with Procar Evolution suspension seats, five-point harnesses, and a leather Sparco steering wheel. It also features a limited amount of creature comforts, mainly revolving around the JVC audio system and accompanying Kicker speakers and subwoofer. I’d rather listen to the screaming V8, but each to their own.
The Custom Recreations 1968 Ford Mustang Villain will begin at $169,000 according to the website. If you want to learn more about getting your hands on one, click the link here.
Find the full specification below, taken straight from the Custom Recreations website.
Frozen Silver/Vengeance Black, Bad Guy Orange/ Vengeance Black
*Custom Colors available upon requestDrivetrain:
427 C.I Crate Engine (545 H.P.)
Holley Sniper Fuel Injection
Tremec Manual Transmission
9″ Fab 9 Rear w/ 3:70 Gear Ratio and Posi Traction Installed
Concept One Pulley System
Coyote 32 Valve 5.0 (No Charge)
Automatic 4R70W Transmission (No Charge)
Supercharger (770+HP Coyote Engine Only)$10,500
Rack and Pinion Steering Conversion (Power)
Flaming River Tilt Column (polished)
Scat Rally Series 1000 Seats(Highback)
5 point Camlock Seatbelts
Sparco Aluminum Steering Wheel
Old Air Products A/C System
KPH Guages $500
Right Hand Drive $12,500
Pioneer CD Player w/ Removable Face
Stillwater Designs 4 Channel Amplifier
Stillwater Designs Coxial Speakers
Stillwater Designs Custom Subwoofer and Amplifier $1500
Flip Out DVD with Navigation $1000
GPS Tracking Device $499
Wheels and tires:
CR Villain 18×8 Aluminum Front Wheels
CR Villain 18×9 Aluminum Rear Wheels
High Performance Z Rated Tires 245/35/18 Front
High Performance Z Rated Tires 315/30/18 Rear
CR Villain Exterior Fiberglass Enhancements
CR Villain Painted Hood Stripes
Vaporworx Electric Fuel Pump
Stealth 18 Gallon Fuel Cell
Front: Wilwood 6 Piston
Rear: Wilwood 6 Piston
Slotted, Crossdrilled and Zinc Washed
Adjustable Rear Proportioning Valve
Trunk Mounted Battery
BBK Long Tube Ceramic Coated Headers
Dual 2.5″ Mandrel Bent Exhaust
Becool Aluminum Crossflow Radiator
2-13″ Electric Cooling Fans
Tubular Sub Frame Connectors
Coilover Front Suspension
Coilover Rear Suspension
Oversized Sway Bars Front and Rear
Double Adjustable Coilover Shocks $1500
Custom options available upon request
*Includes Engine Upgrade and Intercooler