Ford Creates Petty’s Garage Mustang GT

AC/DC's Brian Johnson ordered the first Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GT – the rock ’n’ roll legend’s first-ever domestic vehicle purchase. Pictured: Richard Petty and Brian Johnson pictured

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson ordered the first Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GT – the rock ’n’ roll legend’s first-ever domestic vehicle purchase. Pictured: Richard Petty and Brian Johnson pictured

Like you, our Planet Ford in Humble team, loves the Ford Mustang — especially custom creations. As always, Ford Motor Co. is kickin’ things up a notch.  The automaker is teaming up with Petty’s Garage with plans to build a new 627-horsepower* Mustang GT. It will be a limited-edition fastback inspired by the popular Petty’s Garage Mustang GT on display at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our Petty’s Garage Mustang GT displayed at the SEMA show,” said Jeff Whaley, Petty’s Garage COO. “With so much interest, we began to explore the possibility of building a limited run.”

There will be two versions of the Petty’s Garage ‘stang built this year; the Stage 1 version will be limited to 100 units, while the even more exclusive Stage 2 version will total 43 units.

Stage 1 Petty’s Garage Mustang GTScreen Shot 2015-02-25 at 11.27.24 PM

Features a host of custom modifications – both visual tweaks and under the hood. A Petty’s Garage fascia at the front imparts a unique look, while a reworked rear fascia features a center-exit exhaust and prominently showcased race-inspired spoiler. Inside, custom embroidered head restraints, floor mats and Richard Petty’s own signature on the dashboard set this Mustang GT apart from the rest.

A Ford Racing/ROUSH supercharger, cold air intake, custom engine calibration and MagnaFlow exhaust system are fitted to Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter engine, boosting output to 627 horsepower. Power is delivered to the road by custom 20-inch Petty’s Garage HRE FlowForm wheels shod with Continental tires.

It can be ordered in any color, with all unique bodywork painted to match in-house at Petty’s Garage.

Stage 2 Petty’s Garage Mustang GT

Along with the features found on the Stage 1 ‘stang, the Stage 2 version includes a Petty’s Garage Wilwood big brake upgrade and a complete Petty’s Garage custom two-tone paint job. Stage 2 Mustang GT will ride on Petty’s Garage HRE three-piece forged-aluminum wheels.

Of the 43 Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GTs planned, only 42 remain, as rock ’n’ roll legend Brian Johnson has an order in for the first car. “This Mustang has just taken my breath away,” said Johnson, lead singer for AC/DC. “It really is one of the best cars I’ve ever driven. I didn’t have an American car, but I do now!”

Petty Paint Job

The Petty’s Garage Stage 2 Mustang GT’s custom two-tone paint job is identical to the 2014 SEMA show car. Using crushed-and-tumbled glass combined with iconic Petty Blue paint, Petty’s Garage has created a one-of-a-kind color for the lower half of the car. A custom tri-coat pearlescent blend of Ford Tuxedo Black complements Petty Blue for the upper half. “The King’s” legendary No. 43 is expertly ghosted into the paint on the fastback Mustang GT’s hood and C-pillar.

So, how much can one of these beauties set you back? The Stage 1 version carries an MSRP of $62,210, while the Stage 2 comes in at $92,210. Orders for this limited-edition Mustang GT can be placed at any Ford dealership on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ready for your own Ford Mustang? From pre-owned to a New 2015 to custom, Planet Ford on Hwy. 59 (serving Houston, Atascocita, Kingwood, Conroe, Katy) is here to help you find your dream car. www.PlanetFord59.com

*Powertrain modifications are covered by a Ford Racing/ROUSH Performance parts limited warranty; Petty’s Garage components and installation carry a 36-month, 36,000-mile warranty from Petty’s Garage.

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