Have your own 'Gone in 60 Seconds' moment, without the crime.
As one of the most iconic Hollywood cars in history, the Eleanor Mustang that starred in the 2000 'Gone in 60 Seconds' remake needs no introduction. But tracking down an original example used in the movie isn't easy, and it's also very expensive. Only eleven Eleanor Mustangs were built for the film, but only three are still in working order today and typically fetch a fortune at auctions.
Thankfully, there is now an alternative way to own an Eleanor Mustang. This isn't your typical replica: Fusion Motor Company acquired the rights to build officially licensed Eleanor Mustangs. AutotopiaLA recently got a chance to take one of them for a spin and came away very impressed.
To recreate the classic movie car, the Fusion Motor Company starts with a 1967 or 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback, which is then stripped to the bare metal and meticulously rebuilt. Unlike other Eleanor replicas that typically use fiber glass, the custom body kit that transforms the car into the Eleanor car we recognize on screen is made in-house using carbon fiber and fits seamlessly. These custom carbon parts include a new front bumper, hood, fender flares, lower rockers, side scoops, and trunk. Customers can also add exposed carbon to the bottom of the hood and trunk. A custom multi-link rear suspension also comes as standard.
Under the hood, the Eleanor Mustang is offered with a Roush 5.0-liter V8 that produces 430 hp or a supercharged variant that generates 600 hp.
If you want one that more closely resembles the movie car, it can also be fitted with a 427 cubic inch engine that sounds incredible in the video. Even the mufflers are sourced from the same company that built the mufflers for the movie car.
The example shown in the video produces 560 hp and 540 lb-ft of torque but Fusion Motor Company can add a supercharger that cranks this model up to 750 hp. Transmission options include a five or six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. And yes, there's a nitrous tank in the back just like the movie car. Unsurprisingly, such high levels of craftsmanship come at a price. The base Eleanor Mustang with a Coyote V8 starts at $249,000 but the 427 variant can cost around $300,000 depending on the options.