Tech: SVTP GT Appearance Mods

SVTP GT Appearance Mods Featured

Mean Muggin’

Giving the SVTP GT a more aggressive visage with a selection of gear from AmericanMuscle.com

By Steve Turner

Photos by SID297 and StacyStangz

As much as we love the Mustang in its stock form, for anyone reading this site, the as-delivered Mustang is just a starting point. When it comes to personalizing vehicles, there are even stats that support the concept that the Mustang is the most modified vehicle. However, no matter what the vehicle, it is usually the exterior of a car that gets the most attention because it’s what we see first.

Who doesn’t like a little grilling in the summer? After finally deciding to install our Saleen grille in the SVTP GT—our Yellow Blaze 2012 Mustang GT project car—we also opted to give it a complete exterior makeover with a few choice mods from AmericanMuscle.com. We hope you agree it was a huge improvement.
Who doesn’t like a little grilling in the summer? After finally deciding to install our Saleen grille in the SVTP GT—our Yellow Blaze 2012 Mustang GT project car—we also opted to give it a complete exterior makeover with a few choice mods from AmericanMuscle.com. We hope you agree it was a huge improvement.

From wheels and tires to body mods, tweaking the looks of a Mustang is the easiest way to make the car your own. In the case of the SVTP GT, we were generally pretty into the car’s looks, especially its distinct Yellow Blaze paint.

However, unlike most people, we concentrated our modifications in the drivetrain and suspension. For us, performance is the most important way to customize our Fords. However, as much as we love raising the bar on performance, we aren’t immune to the siren’s song of better looks.

To that end, we put together a strategy to bring some aspects of our favorite parts and pieces to create our own unique look for the SVTP GT. We always had a soft spot for the Saleen grille, so we picked one up a while back, but never installed it.

It’s amazing what a difference a new set of headlights will make. We chose Raxiom’s Smoked Projector Headlights with a CCFL Halo (PN 49129; $289.99). Not only does the smoked treatment provide a nice contrast to the Yellow Blaze paint, but also the halo really sets the car apart from the crowd at night.
It’s amazing what a difference a new set of headlights will make. We chose Raxiom’s Smoked Projector Headlights with a CCFL Halo (PN 49129; $289.99). Not only does the smoked treatment provide a nice contrast to the Yellow Blaze paint, but also the halo really sets the car apart from the crowd at night.

Instead of adding just one mod, we decided to add the rest of these mods to complete the look. Fortunately AmericanMuscle.com offered one-stop shopping for the rest of our exterior makeover wish list. So we spent some time reading, researching, and clicking our way through the site to put together a combo.

Ultimately we chose Raxiom projector headlights, a GT CS/Boss lower fascia, Raxiom aero-style taillights, and smoked tint for the markers and signals. Shortly after ordering all the parts, we had the great feeling of receiving lots of boxes from American Muscle. All that was left was to pull the SVTP GT out into the driveway and start bolting on all our new toys.

In the end, the dark accents and new parts really added an aggressive edge to the 2012 GT’s personality. It now offers the outward personality to back up its near 600-rear-wheel horsepower credentials and Boss-level handling.

Continuing our menacing, blacked out look we chose to add Raxiom’s Smoked Aero Tail Lights (PN 49145;$224.99). These beauties retain the sequential functionality but add that blacked out look we were going for.
Continuing our menacing, blacked out look we chose to add Raxiom’s Smoked Aero Tail Lights (PN 49145;$224.99). These beauties retain the sequential functionality but add that blacked out look we were going for.
What a difference a few mods makes!
What a difference a few mods makes!

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