With 750 pony power under its hood, the meaty 2017 Hurst Kenne Bell R-Code Mustang will be a rare breed of only 50 examples.
In a sea of tricked-out Mustangs heading to SEMA, this one takes the cake with a plethora of gold accents applied on the custom body and also on those 20-inch alloy wheels featuring chrome plating. It looks a lot more aggressive than the regular GT upon which it’s based thanks to the beefy front splitter and extended side skirts, while at the back it gets a trunk-mounted wing and a custom diffuser flanked by quad exhaust tips.
The ride height has been dropped considerably thanks to a set of lowering springs to go with the new shoes with Nitto 265/35ZR20 and 305/30ZR20 tires. Rounding off the exterior changes are the upper and lower grille surrounds along with a reworked hood with dual inlets to let the 5.0-litre V8 engine breathe better.
Speaking of Ford’s Coyote engine, it’s no longer naturally aspirated as the tuners have slapped on a 3.2-litre supercharger kit boosting output from the series 435 horsepower to a healthy 750 hp. It’s actually the base upgrade package as Kenne Bell has two stronger kits, with the top-spec version bumping output of the V8 to more than 1,500 hp. In this particular car, the motor deliveries all that power through the standard six-speed manual gearbox, but inside the cabin there’s now a short-throw cue-ball shifter with reverse lockout.
The cabin has been subjected to several changes as well and it’s now home to a pair of body-hugging Recaro front seats wrapped in leather finished with a pearl white and black combo. The seats are complemented by matching stitching on the console lid and door panels, while a new set of Hurst-branded floor mats completes the look of the customized ‘Stang.
The 2017 Hurst Kenne Bell R-Code Mustang is going to be on display at SEMA starting tomorrow until Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Source: Hot Rod