If you find yourself pining for the latest Mustang Hurst Performance built to pace the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge series, you’re in luck. The tuner announced today it would produce a limited run of 50 cars for public consumption.
All 50 examples will be exact clones of the pace car unveiled at Virginia International Raceway last month. Apart from adding the gold-on-black paint scheme and pace car graphics, it entails bolting a Ford Racing supercharger onto the 4.6-liter V-8, along with dropping in a K&N air filter and a Ford Racing cat-back exhaust. The modifications are good enough to bump the so-called mod motor’s output to 550 horsepower and 542 pound-feet of torque. Cars are also fitted with an upgraded brake system (complete with 14-inch rotors and four-piston front calipers), 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, BF Goodrich g-Force T/A KDW high-performance rubber, and a Hurst Competition/Plus shifter. Pace car replicas also receive a custom leather interior, embroidered headrests, and commemorative emblems inside and out. Hurst still plans to auction the original pace car this coming January All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, which helps to explain why Hurst officially dubs the replica cars as the Hurst/Austin Hatcher Foundation Mustang. If the entire process sounds vaguely familiar, it should. In late 2009, Hurst built a special Mustang Convertible to pace the Mustang Challenge series, auctioned it off for charity, and built 50 replicas for those who missed out on the bidding. Source: Hurst Performance