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Ford Mustang Wolf Wide 5.0 Is the New "Tune It! Safe!" Concept in Essen

Every edition of the Essen Motor Show gets at least one of these awesome-looking "TUNE IT SAFE!" concepts that look like police cars from your nightmares/dreams.
Ford Mustang Wolf Wide 5.0 Is the New "Tune It! Safe!" Concept in Essen 9 photos
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My personal favorite is the AC Schnitzer BMW X4 from 2014, But there was also the ABT Audi R8 GT-R back in 2011.

This time around, the German police livery is applied to something with as much American flavor as a quarter-pounder. In this livery, the Ford Mustang will remind many people of Barricade, the evil Decepticon. In fact, after the C7 Corvette from last year, it's clear that Europe is now in love with things that come from across the big pond.

The project has been dubbed Wolf Wide 5.0 because the local Ford tuning specialist Wolf Racing was tasked with the project.

They didn't go crazy with the performance mods, as the 5.0-liter V8 motor that puts out 421 hp in stock configuration has only been taken up to 455 hp. But it's said to be enough for a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 268 km/h or 166 mph.

Modifications brought to the Mustang include a custom-designed set of 20-inch wheels with Hankook tires that sit closer to the body thanks to height-adjustable suspension. A full body kit has also been added, and it includes front and rear spoilers side panels, rear diffuser, and an enormous rear wing. The exhaust has been upgraded as well.

Of course, this wouldn't be a police car without accurate livery and a complement of blue lights and sirens by Hella.

After its debut at the Essen Motor Show this week, the Mustang will spend a full year raising awareness for the Tune It! Safe! campaign, just like its predecessors have done.

The good news is that you're not actually going to be chased down the Autobahn by this thing. The bad news is that the German police has plenty of other ways to give you a ticket. Stay tuned as we’ll likely be bringing you more photos and possibly a video from Essen where this car will be unveiled today.

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