1965 Ford Mustang Vapor With 785 HP Will Descend Upon SEMA Next Month

Vapor, a 785-HP restomod 1965 Mustang 4 photos
Photo: rendering for RoadsterShop
Vapor, a 785-HP restomod 1965 MustangVapor, a 785-HP restomod 1965 MustangVapor, a 785-HP restomod 1965 Mustang
Next month’s 2016 SEMA show will have an assortment of fabulous cars on exhibit. Among them is a 785 HP Ford Mustang, which initially left the factory in 1965.
The name of the exhibit is Vapor, and it is described as a “ferocious” Mustang Fastback. It was restomodded by RoadsterShop, and will be seen at the Eaton booth at the 2016 SEMA Show. The name comes from the only thing that remains visible after this vehicle passes by, say its makers.

The Vapor comes with an Edelbrock E-Force Coyote motor that has been supercharged. Evidently, since the car will be shown in the Eaton booth, the V8 will come with an Eaton supercharger. To be specific, the unit is a low-profile supercharger that features Eaton’s TVS rotors with four lobes.

With many modifications, the engine delivers 785 HP at the flywheel and a peak torque of 660 ft-lbs (894 Nm). The figures come from the Edelbrock dyno facility, and the unit runs on premium pump gas. The compression ratio is calculated at 9,5:1, and its creators promise reliable supercar performance and dependability.

Traction should be kept in check thanks to the Eaton “Detroit Truetac” five-pinion rear end, that is designed to suit high horsepower performance applications. The creators of the Vapor have not released any performance figures outside of power and torque measurements. Aftermarket customers can order most of the components found on this car.

The one-off Mustang has taken countless hours of work for the creation of bespoke components. Many parts were made with the CNC machine, and the team fitted the vehicle with new wiring, a classic shade of paint (Sport Classic Gray), a custom suspension, and a refreshed chassis. The interior was handled by the specialists at Avant Garde Designs.

As usual with SEMA designs, interested buyers could contact the makers of the vehicle and order something similar to the exhibit. We must note that Vapor took two years to build, and that it was commissioned by a collector and enthusiast from Southern California.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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