Ford Displays Seven Astounding Mustangs At SEMA 2017
A Mustang for Every Day of the Week
The “Magnificent Seven”. I am not writing about the famed 1960s movie or its modern interpretation. Seven customized Mustangs stormed the 2017 SEMA show, which Ford saw fit to name the “Magnificent Seven”. Each Mustang was customized by a different shop and complemented a 40-vehicle-strong Ford show in Las Vegas last week. These custom works certainly brought a lot of attention to Ford, and for good reason.
Here’s a list of all seven Mustangs that Ford brought to SEMA 2017 for your viewing pleasure.
Roush Performance GT 729 Wide-Body “TriAthlete” 2018 Ford Mustang
Easily one of the most recognizable and most outstanding pieces at the 2017 SEMA show, the TriAthlete takes the prospects of a fast wide-body Mustang and turns them into reality. The number 729 refers to the five-liter V8 in the 2018 Ford Mustang TriAthlete, which is capable of 729 hp. Roush Performance improved the V8 with a supercharger, cold-air intake, active quad tip exhaust with x-pipe, and an air gobbler ram air with a Stratasys 3D-printed functional hood scoop.
The added grunt required extensive chassis upgrades which include the addition of Brembo GT-series brakes, Roush Performance 3-way adjustable suspension, Vossen/Roush Performance custom RVS (20-inch x 10-inch front, 20-inch x 11-inch rear) wheels with Continental extreme contact (295/30/20 front, 305/30/20 rear) tires.
Upon tuning it to this extent, Roush Performance reimagined the exterior styling with the addition of the Stratasys custom body kit. The Mustang GT became a wide-body beast with a number of special carbon fiber touches. It is a mean car, regardless of its toothpaste green appearance.
MAD Industries 2018 Ford Mustang
Unlike the Roush Performance car, MAD Industries got a chance to work on a 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible. With a six-speed manual transmission and a whole set of modes, the car is faster and meaner. The EcoBoost was not dramatically improved. It did, however, receive a fine Ford Performance intake and exhaust, which improved the power a bit. More importantly, the convertible rides on 20-inch Niche Staccato wheels, features an APR Carbon Fiber Drag Wing and a custom paint job.
On the handling side of the things, the MAD Industries 2018 Ford Mustang sports Eibach adjustable suspension and a Wilwood aerolite brake setup. It won’t be afraid of the track.
The inside was refreshed as well with the Braum Elite-X Series Racing bucket seats and 3M Crystalline automotive window film.
Tucci Hot Rods 2018 Ford Mustang
It may be the fastest Mustang on this list. Tucci Hot Rods had a rather clear mission with this one – to enable the Fastback Ford Mustang GT to reach 200 mph. They accomplished their task by not only adding a ton of horsepower, but also through aerodynamic trickery!
Drag was dramatically reduced through the installation of a special body-kit crafted for high-speed passes. It is a rather different car compared with any other of the Seven Magnificent. Apart from handling air better, the Tucci Hot Rods 2018 Ford Mustang received a Hellion twin turbo kit, G-Force driveshaft and rear axles, a Borla exhaust, RideTech triple adjustable air ride suspension, Wilwood Aero brakes and a whole lot more.
This is, more or less, one supercar fast ‘Stang.
Speedkore Performance Group 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
It’s a V8, has a Roush Supercharger, but does not have a roof. At least, not an unmovable one. Based on the 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, this Speedkore Performance Group-modified ‘Stang links carbon exterior pieces with brushed aluminum accents and a special body kit.
The tonneau cover seems to draw inspiration from the speedsters and topless cars of the 1930s. The interior takes a step in the retro direction as well with bomber-brown leather covering most of the pieces on the inside. Yet, carbon fiber trim pieces do shine through.
For added rigidity and convertible safety, they also saw fit to install a rollbar, which is probably a pretty wise decision.
DeBerti Design 2018 Ford Mustang
A Roush supercharger, Borla exhaust, Watson Racing independent rear suspension, H&R Performance adjustable springs and struts, Ford Performance brakes, Forgiato (20-inch x 9.5-inch front, 20-inch x 14-inch rear) wheels – all in one 2018 Ford Mustang. Designed by racer Brad Deberti, this customized machine based on the 2018 Ford Mustang GT certainly looks the meanest of the lot. Massive rear fenders hide 14-inch wide Micky Thompson tires with the front end sporting a DeBerti grille and Bullseye Retro custom headlights.
Like its brother-Mustangs revealed at SEMA 2017, the DeBerti Design 2018 Ford Mustang features a number of carbon fiber accents inside out.
Air Design 2018 Ford Mustang
Air Design specializes in crafting body-kit pieces for the Ford Mustang. At SEMA 2017 they revealed a 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost with an assortment of additional pieces on it including a bumper redux, side skirts, fender vents, and a large front splitter. The company reimagines the exterior adding Sherwin Williams custom silver paint with black stripes. Also, they worked their magic inside and added Recaro leather seats and Ford Licensed Accessories Audio by Kicker.
At the corners, one may see Forgiato Fratello ECL (21-inch x 9.5-inch front, 21-inch x 10.5-inch rear) wheels and Pirelli P-Zero (275/35ZR/21 front, 295/35ZR/21 rear) tires.
DRAGG 2018 Ford Mustang
With a 2.3-liter EcoBoost, we can’t exactly say it’s a police interceptor to be feared by those driving muscle cars with proper muscle engines. Nevertheless, the DRAGG 2018 Ford Mustang can be considered to be a sort of a tribute to law enforcement.
The DRAGG is actually an acronym. It stands for Drag Racing Against Gangs and Graffiti. The car itself makes use of many interesting Ford Performance pieces including exhaust, lowering springs, intake, and Ford interior accessories.
- Rally Innovations custom front splitter
- Federal Signal emergency lighting by West Coast Lights and Siren
- Commercial Auto Body custom paint
- 3M graphics and logos by Ron’s Signs
- Metalhaus Inc. police push bar
- Petty’s Garage custom rear spoiler
At last year’s show, Ford exhibited eight Mustang cars. We may be down a car from last year, but that doesn’t make these stablemates any less impressive.