Galpin Auto Sports Builds "Kick Ass" Ford Mustang for Movie

Los Angeles custom car shop Galpin Auto Sports has crafted a wild one-off Ford Mustang for the movie "Kick-Ass". The Mustang, dubbed the "Red Mist," is reportedly a fully customized sports car, ready to serve any superhero's needs.

In this instance, however, the car is destined for a (wannabe) supervillain, played by Christopher "McLovin" Minz-Plasse. Director Matthew Vaughn first approached the shop two years ago to find a special car for the film. After grabbing what was a stock 2008 Mustang GT, GAS went to town.

Thanks to a bolt-on supercharger, the 4.6-liter V-8 pumps out 550 horsepower, allowing Galpin to proclaim it's a fully functional car, not a mere prop. Still, most of the "upgrades" are visual. GAS grafted a complete body kit to the 'Stang, giving it a sinister look. Custom 20-inch red-on-black wheels were made for car. Galpin fitted 10-inch-wide tires in back, which mandated some bodywork to accommodate the new rubber. Scissor doors are par for the course, as are a number of extra performance gauges. Red LED mood lighting and underhood nitrous purge valves help give the car some additional character.

If you want to check out the car in action (without seeing the entire movie), click here to watch a short clip.

Source: Galpin Auto Sports

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