As if the Mustang needs to be any wider.
It was only a matter of time before the Ford Mustang received the Liberty Walk widebody treatment. While the tuner is better known for designing brash body kits for Japanese sports cars like the Nissan GT-R and Toyota 86, and exotics like the Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari 488 GTB, it has tampered with American muscle cars in the past too. One of its most famous (or should that be infamous?) designs is its Dodge Challenger kit, for example.
After showing some work in progress shots of its new body kit under wraps, Liberty Walk has announced that the Mustang’s widebody makeover is now complete. We’ll have to wait until the finished product is shown in full on October 9 at the J Nation in Japan, but a new teaser shot shared on the tuner’s Facebook page gives us an idea of what to expect. We can now see some of the new fender-flares that have been bolted onto the muscle car with exposed rivets, which is a signature design feature on Liberty Walk body kits. Other modifications that are par for the course are a custom hood, front splitter, side skirts, rear spoiler and diffuser.
Wide new wheels and tires and a lowered ride height round off the changes made to the Mustang. Typically, Liberty Walk offers these upgrades separately or as a complete kit. Don’t expect any performance upgrades though, as Liberty Walk kits only offer cosmetic changes. Liberty Walk’s body kits are polarizing to say the least, so it will be interesting to see how its latest creation based on America’s most iconic muscle car is received. Whether the Mustang needs to be any wider is up for debate - we can already sense hardcore Mustang fans calling blasphemy on this potential travesty.