Vortech Superchargers has created a unique 2014 Ford Mustang GT for the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. Called Project Yellow Jacket, the car's paint job was inspired by the fact that Ford dropped School Bus Yellow from the 2014 Mustang's color palette.
Previously, the Mustang offered its bright School Bus Yellow paint on the high-performance Boss 302 model. When the Boss 302 was discontinued after 2013, that meant the 2014 Ford Mustang did without any yellow paint options.
To prepare this 2014 Ford Mustang GT for the SEMA show, Vortech Superchargers first installed a new body kit and carbon-fiber hood from 3DCarbon, before slathering the entire car in custom yellow paint. Special black side stripes, a custom power sunroof, and 20-inch wheels were added. Beneath the hood, the 2014 Ford Mustang GT's 5.0-liter V-8 engine received a Vortech supercharger kit that pushes output from the standard 420 hp to a claimed 605 hp. That's nearly as much as is offered by the factory Ford Shelby GT500, which extracts 662 hp from its 5.8-liter supercharged V-8. Balancing out the horsepower upgrade, Vortech added Baer six-piston brake calipers and an upgraded suspension, as well as sticky Falken Azenis tires.
Expect Ford to reveal more SEMA-bound tuner cars in the next few weeks leading up to the Las Vegas show.