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Fit for a King

Ford collaborates with Richard Petty on Mustangs, including a 727hp model

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

You might recall that Petty’s Garage—a company that puts the stamp of racing legend Richard Petty on performance vehicles—showed off a 2015 Mustang at The SEMA Show last year. They eventually took that blueprint and used it to create a limited run of customized Mustangs. Well, the company is back with three series of 2016 Mustangs—and the support of Ford Motor Company.

“With the new paint on the Premier edition,” Richard Petty said, “that’s how you know we built it. They look pretty sharp.” The other ways you can identify the King Edition Mustangs are by spotting the unique custom rear diffuser, center-mounted exhaust, shift knob, sill plates, floor mats, embroidered head restraints and rear spoiler.
“With the new paint on the Premier edition,” Richard Petty said, “that’s how you know we built it. They look pretty sharp.” The other ways you can identify the King Edition Mustangs are by spotting the unique custom rear diffuser, center-mounted exhaust, shift knob, sill plates, floor mats, embroidered head restraints and rear spoiler.

“I’ve always liked the look of the Mustang, and the 2016 model gives us a great base car to work with,” Richard Petty said. “These new King Edition Mustangs are pretty much the way I’d build my own. They are great fun to drive, and have a signature single exhaust.”

In all the company will build 300 of these special-edition Mustangs: 243 King Editions, 43 King Premier coupes and 14 King Premier convertibles.

These cars roll on HRE/Petty’s Garage wheels (20x9-inch front and 20x10-inch rear) wearing Continental Extreme Performance summer tires. They get extra stopping power courtesy of six-piston front brakes and four-piston rears over two-piece rotors. Suspension upgrades on the King Editions include three-way adjustable front and rear sway bars. If you want even more performance from you King Edition, you can opt for bushings to minimize wheel hop, a coilover racing suspension or even a supercharger upgrade that results in a total of 727 horsepower.
These cars roll on HRE/Petty’s Garage wheels (20×9-inch front and 20×10-inch rear) wearing Continental Extreme Performance summer tires. They get extra stopping power courtesy of six-piston front brakes and four-piston rears over two-piece rotors. Suspension upgrades on the King Editions include three-way adjustable front and rear sway bars. If you want even more performance from you King Edition, you can opt for bushings to minimize wheel hop, a coilover racing suspension or even a supercharger upgrade that results in a total of 727 horsepower.

All the King Editions start as Mustang GTs and their base power level is 670 horsepower thanks to a Ford Performance supercharger upgrade. A custom calibration, a cold-air intake system, and a Magnaflow exhaust also bolster the blown 5.0-liter engines. You can even opt for a supercharger upgrade that takes to the King Edition up to 727 horsepower!

With that kind of power on board, you’ll need the Ford Performance TrakPak halfshafts and rear axle upgrade included in the package.

The King Edition Mustangs feature that signature Petty Blue look thanks to a Petty’s Garage/BASF read, white and blue stripes covered in a clearcoat accented by crushed and tumbled glass . The blue body parts get the crushed-glass treatment too. Inside, the cars get a custom, leather-trimmed interior with a dash plate signed by The King himself.
The King Edition Mustangs feature that signature Petty Blue look thanks to a Petty’s Garage/BASF read, white and blue stripes covered in a clearcoat accented by crushed and tumbled glass . The blue body parts get the crushed-glass treatment too. Inside, the cars get a custom, leather-trimmed interior with a dash plate signed by The King himself.

“We’re looking forward to having an even bigger footprint in more locations this year,” Jeff Whaley, chief operating officer, at Petty’s Garage said. “This is such a good opportunity for enthusiasts to own a serialized limited-production Petty Mustang GT.”

These vehicles are backed by a three-year, 36,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and prices start at $67,495 for the King Edition and $90,495 for King Premier. If you want to know more or place your order, you can visit the company’s website right here.

The Mod List

Petty’s Garage King Edition
  • 2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback (400A Equipment Group)
  • Manual Transmission
  • GT Performance Package
  • Voice-activated Navigation System
  • Enhanced Security System Package
  • Reverse Park Assist
  • Interior Color Ebony (41) Code P8C
  • Ford Performance Racing Parts 670HP TVS 2300 Blower (Includes Ford/Roush 3/36 Powertrain Warranty)
  • Ford Performance Racing Parts Cold Air Kit
  • Ford Performance Racing Parts Custom Calibration
  • Petty’s Garage Rear Fascia with Center Exhaust (Personally designed by Richard Petty)
  • Petty’s Garage/Magnaflow Center Exhaust Kit
  • Petty’s Garage Race Inspired Spoiler
  • Petty’s Garage Upgraded Three-Way Adjustable Front & Rear Sway Bars
  • Level 5 Rear Axle Upgrade
  • Petty’s Garage Embroidered Headrest
  • Petty’s Garage Logoed Floor Mats
  • Petty’s Garage Logoed Blue Shifter Ball
  • Petty’s Garage Colored Badging
  • Petty’s Garage King Edition Door Sill Plates
  • Petty’s Garage Windshield Banner
  • Petty’s Garage HRE FlowForm FF01 Staggered 20×10-inch front and 20×11-inch rear Wheels, Standard Wheel Color Matte Black
  • Continental Extreme Summer Performance DW Tires, 255/35-20 & 275/30-20
  • Richard Petty Autographed Dash Plate Numbered to Vehicle (Numbers assigned as orders received)
  • Petty’s Garage King Edition Upper Radiator Plate Hand Signed by Richard Petty
  • Petty’s Garage Serialized VIN Plate Attached to Strut Mount
Petty’s Garage King Premier Edition
  • 2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback (400A Equipment Group)
  • Manual Transmission
  • GT Performance Package
  • Voice-activated Navigation System
  • Enhanced Security System Package
  • Reverse Park Assist
  • Ford Performance Racing Parts 627HP TVS 2300 Blower (Includes Ford 3/36 Powertrain Warranty)
  • Ford Performance Racing Parts Cold Air Kit
  • Ford Performance Racing Parts Custom Calibration
  • Petty’s Garage/Magnaflow Center Exhaust Kit
  • Petty’s Garage Race Inspired Spoiler
  • Petty’s Garage Upgraded Three-Way Adjustable Front & Rear Sway Bars
  • Level 5 Rear Axle Upgrade
  • Petty’s Garage Short Throw Shifter with Petty’s Garage Logo’d Ball
  • Petty’s Garage Katzkin Leather Package
  • Petty’s Garage Logo’d Floor Mats
  • Petty’s Garage King Premier Edition Door Sill Plates
  • Petty’s Garage Colored Badging
  • Petty’s Garage Windshield Banner
  • Petty’s Garage HRE CL300 Three-Piece Forged Wheel 20×10-inch front and 20×11-inch rear, Standard Wheel is Gloss Black Face with Polished Outer Ring
  • Continental Max Summer Performance ForceContact Tires, 255/35-20 & 305/30-20
  • Petty’s Garage Big Brake Kit Upgrade Six-Piston Front, Four-Piston Rear, Two-Piece Rotor
  • Complete Petty’s Garage/BASF Custom Tri Color Stripe Package, consisting of iconic Petty Blue, Red and White, covered in crushed and tumbled glass in clear coat
  • Body cladding painted Petty Blue covered in crush and tumbled glass in clear coat
  • Richard Petty Autographed Dash Plate Numbered to Vehicle (Numbers assigned as orders received)
  • Petty’s Garage King Premier Edition Upper Radiator Plate Hand Signed by Richard Petty
  • Petty’s Garage Serialized VIN Plate Attached to Strut Mount

2016 Mustang King Edition Gallery

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