VMP Builds an RS Street-Fighter.
One new Ford that I have been itching to spend more time in is the potent Focus RS. With over 300HP on tap and AWD keeping that power planted the car definitely has the makings for a very fun ride. But everyone here on SVTP knows that modded is preferable to stock, and SVTP Vendor VMP Performance certainly knows how to mod. So when I first heard that they were building an RS for the 2017 SEMA show I knew I wanted to dig in and learn more about this project.
Sometimes the path reveals itself.
You know, I love it when someone asks how much you have in your build and you can simply reply with “A lot.” That’s exactly the exchange that occurred in SVTP Member Weather Man’s (Brian) S-197 build thread. It all started with a deal that was too good to pass up. Brian happened upon an engine for the right price in the SVTP Market Section and just had to pick it up. His plans only extended as far as placing it on an engine stand to wait for some project off in the distant future. Well that’s just not how things turned out.
Stock sucks, but we can fix that.
Not many people know this, but my favorite Ford color is Oxford White (or as I like to call it “Work Truck White”). If I were going to buy a new Mustang, or Raptor, or Focus RS (ad nauseam) it would certainly be white. Judging by his 2016 Oxford White Mustang GT, it would appear that SVTPerformance.com Member WomenBeShoppin (Ryan) may have the same sentiment.
Soon to be leaving a car show near you.
You wanna turn some heads or make some traditionalists lose their minds? Well there’s few better ways to do that than install a Chevy LS-Motor into your Mustang. That’s exactly what SVTP Member laextreme5 (“Cody”) is doing with his New-Edge 2002 Ford Mustang GT, but he’s taking things one step further. He’s also installing a CD009 transmission from a 2006+ Nissan 350Z. Say what?
Sam Anderson challenged himself to build a 733-horsepower classic
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Sam Anderson
If you have built more than one project car, you always want to push the next one to a higher plane than the last. That was definitely the case for Sam Anderson, who set out to see just what kind of build he was capable of creating. As you can see, he was capable of fusing two iconic Mustangs into one project-car masterpiece.