Check out Germany's take on the all-American Ford Mustang.
For over 60 years, the Ford Mustang has been a staple of the American auto industry while remaining forbidden fruit over in Europe. This changed with the launch of the current-generation Mustang, which went on sale in Europe for the first time in the model's history back in 2015.
While Hennessey will happily increase the output of your Mustang up to 808 hp and add an aggressive body kit, European tuners have been offering more restrained takes on the iconic US muscle car. This latest project comes from German tuner Loder1899, which has given the Mustang a subtle makeover.
In Germany, the Mustang is one of the top five best-selling sports cars in the country, making it a popular car to receive the aftermarket tuning treatment.
Loder1899's new tuning package for the Ford Mustang includes an eight-piece splitter kit weighing only seven pounds that gives the muscle car a more menacing-looking front-end. The splitter kit costs 799 Euro ($893) or the parts can be ordered separately. A striking rear wing can also be added for an extra 1,199 Euros. Thanks to its sintered carbon brackets, the spoiler only weighs 3.3 pounds.
Rounding off the package are a set of custom 20-inch wheels with brass rivets and a retro telephone-dial style design, a spring lowering kit that brings the muscle car closer to the ground by 0.98 inches at the front and 0.79 inches at the rear, and a stainless steel exhaust with a flap system that amplifies the aggressive V8 soundtrack.
The Mustang's 5.0-liter V8 has been left stock, however, which produces 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft in the stock 2020 Ford Mustang GT.
If you want more power but don't want to go down the aftermarket tuning route, Ford is bringing back the track-focused Mustang Mach 1 for the 2021 model year as a more affordable alternative to the Mustang Shelby GT350.