In the realm of classic muscle cars, few names command as much respect and awe as the 1965 Ford Mustang. And when it comes to a masterpiece that encapsulates power, style, and innovation, the Mustang known as “Vendetta” stands as a shining example. This extraordinary creation, a result of the meticulous craftsmanship by Scott’s Hot Rods in Oxnard, California, has not only graced the pages of prestigious magazines like Modified Mustangs and Fords but also left an indelible mark at the 2013 SEMA show.
A Symphony of Power: Roush Performance 427IR Engine
At the heart of this automotive marvel roars the Roush Performance 427IR engine – a powerhouse that defines the term “muscle.” With an iron block boasting 4-bolt mains, a forged steel crankshaft, and H-beam connecting rods, the foundation is as solid as it gets. The engine’s beating heart consists of forged aluminum pistons and a Roush hydraulic roller camshaft, ensuring not only brute force but also refined performance.
Breathing Fire: 8 Stack Induction and Custom Exhaust
Feeding the insatiable hunger of the 427IR is an 8-stack induction system, a testament to the artistry of engineering. Electronic fuel injection enhances the Mustang’s responsiveness, making every throttle input a symphony of precision. The custom 3-inch exhaust, crowned with Coffin mufflers, amplifies the symphony to a throaty crescendo, marking its presence with an unmistakable roar.
Harnessing Performance: Transmission, Chassis, and Suspension
Shifting gears is a seamless experience with the Richmond 5-speed transmission, flawlessly transferring power to the Moser 9-inch rear – narrowed by 5 inches for an aggressive stance. The limited-slip differential ensures that power is channeled efficiently, granting a thrilling driving experience. The Moser triangulated 4-Link rear suspension, coupled with Aldan coilovers, guarantees both traction and stability, a harmonious balance between power and control.
The Vendetta isn’t just about raw power; it’s about finesse as well. An independent front suspension with Aldan coilovers allows for nimble handling, ensuring that every twist and turn of the road is met with confidence. And let’s not forget the Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes with 14-inch rotors, embraced by 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, seamlessly taming this beast’s power when needed.
Craftsmanship and Elegance: A Luxurious Interior
Slide into the driver’s seat, and you’re greeted by more than just horsepower – you’re surrounded by a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. Custom diamond-stitched leather upholstery elevates the interior, showcasing meticulous attention to detail. The custom console and gauge cluster are not just functional; they’re a nod to the fusion of performance and aesthetics.
Safety and Confidence: Roll Bar and Harnesses
Knowing that power needs to be harnessed, the Vendetta comes equipped with a 6-point roll bar – a testament to its dedication to safety. Crow harnesses ensure that both driver and passenger are secure during high-octane adventures, allowing for complete focus on the thrill of the ride.
The Iconic Stance: Wheels and Tires
Making a statement on the road is essential, and the Vendetta does so with 18×8 and 20×10 Billet Specialties wheels. These wheels aren’t just functional; they’re a reflection of the car’s persona – bold, daring, and unapologetically stylish. The BF Goodrich G-Force tires provide the necessary grip to translate power into exhilaration.