The Gen 2 Coyote V8 hiding under the hood is pretty much stock, which is why the owner estimates “about 430 horsepower” at the crankshaft. The 5.0-liter motor is connected to the 6R80 automatic transmission from the 2015 to 2017 Mustang, the predecessor of the 10R80 available today as an option over the six-speed manual.
As far as the undercarriage is concerned, the ladder frame comes courtesy of TCI Engineering and it features a four-link setup out back. The 9.0-inch rear axle is complemented by 20x12 wheels fitted with 335 rubber shoes. Wilwood is responsible for the brake booster, brake calipers, and drilled rotors.
The color of the calipers has been reproduced for the chassis, and the red carries over to the wood panels in the bed and the leather upholstery in the cabin. Even the steering wheel features red leather on the rim. The power bucket seats are reportedly sourced from a Lexus, the center console is custom, and all of the stitching is by hand. Dakota Digital gauges, air con, Bluetooth connectivity, and custom sun visors are also featured.
The ride quality may be on the firm side but not firm enough to feel uncomfortable on less-than-perfect tarmac. In terms of acceleration from a standstill, Shawn of Autotopia L.A. sums it up as “boy, it just digs!”