If only we could have seen it in the flesh.
We've seen some gorgeous Ford Mustang restomods through the years, from actor Jason Momoa's 1965 drop-top Mustang which he refurbished for his wife to the 1967 Mustang Fastback named 'Copperback'. The latest old-school Mustang to get our attention is another '67 Fastback - this time painted in sinister black - from RXN Motorsports, which showed its face at the virtual SEMA360 show this year.
Thanks to Mustang Forums, we've been able to learn more about this absolute stunner, which produces in the region of 800 horsepower from its Boss 302 engine with a Whipple supercharger. Yes, that's more power than you get in a new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
Long before finding out just how well those Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires deal with all that power, there are many beautiful design details to take in. The custom Mustang boasts a flared hood and 20-inch wheels sourced from US Mags, while the huge quad-exit tailpipes are said to have been donated by the Nissan GT-R.
The quality of the work is superb, at least based on these studio shots, with aspects like the lower valance and decklid spoiler being beautifully done. The engine bay is a visual spectacle on its own, with a curved piece of sheetmetal concealing the fan and the top of the radiator, plus unique billet hood struts.
The cabin mixes quilted leather on the seats and door panels with red-hued instruments. Look closely and you'll spot a touchscreen interface, a reminder that this is no ordinary Mustang from 1967. It looks like the perfect place from which to listen to that 800-hp engine rumble and, with that much power, it's just as well that this Mustang has powerful Wilwood brakes fitted.
The engine tune and supercharger were completed by Lund Racing. Although these pictures are stunning, it surely would've been so much better to see this Mustang in person so here's hoping that next year's SEMA show marks a return to normal.