In March 2014, I made a conscious decision to make sure I got my Mustang before Ford had a chance to soften the image and make it less dangerous, so I made my way to the nearest dealer and factory ordered a GT with 301A package, Track Package, Shaker Pro audio and backup camera as the only options. Why no Recaro's? Well, I found the regular seats very comfortable, and since it's been 2 and a half years of ownership and it has yet to see a track or autocross course, I feel my choice was justified. The Brembo's aren't big enough for track duty but I didn't feel the regular brakes were good enough for street duty on a car this big. So comfort and posing it is.
I've since added Steeda springs, control arms and panhard bar, Koni dampers, AMR wheels and Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tires, Boss 302 H-pipe and side exhausts, GT500 mufflers, a Moroso oil separator, and a K&N intake. Shifting duties are handled by an MGW shifter. On the visual side, I've installed a Cervini's front lip, Roush side and rear corner splitters, Boss 302 rear valance, and a Cravenspeed Stubby antenna (for reduced drag of course). I've also painted the rear decklid panel matte-black to help break up the wall of gloss that was the ass end. Since the car was laid up for winter, I've also added some MMD fog light deletes for a Boss-ier look. I dressed up the engine bay a bit with some grabber blue Boss 302 coil covers, and cleaned it up by deleting the ridiculous sound tube, and adding some hood struts to replace the prop rod.
What does the future hold? Well I love this car a little more every spring when I bust it out of the garage for the first time, and everytime the tail steps out a bit over a set of train tracks is like she's giving me a knowing "I could kill you right now" wink. It's got character and style, and so far it hasn't killed anyone else either. It cheers me up when I walk out after a long day at work and get in it to drive home...and still look back longingly everytime I get out and walk away. That's all you can really ask of a car, isn't it?