Watch this mud-slinging Mustang conquer the great outdoors.
There are few things more American than a muscle car. Hundreds of thousands drive these high-powered beasts on a daily basis, and it is only natural that some of these get modified. Take the Ford Mustang, a car that has gripped the imaginations of millions worldwide. These cars have been modified for decades, and we've seen some seriously lethal builds, and some that should never have happened, but in the video posted below, we can see something completely different. This Mustang, now dubbed the "Mudstang" is a purpose-built mud-slinging hillclimber that goes up against a stock 'Stang in a battle for muddy dominance.
This Mustang goes about its business in an odd way: instead of receiving a massive lift, as is tradition, the car retains its low ground clearance but sees its wheels extracted from underneath the body. According to the owner, this completely changes the driving dynamics of the car, and we don't doubt him for a second. Not only does the Mudstang rock a crazy wheel setup, but it also packs a twin-turbo punch under the hood. The 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine has been fitted with two 67mm turbos and a manual GM TH400 transmission and makes around 1,200 horsepower at the wheels. To see how it performs, the owner pits it against a stock Mustang of the same generation that features a few extras such as Performance Pack 1 wheels and tires and long tube headers.
In the video, both cars can be seen scampering up the muddy hill with little to moderate success. The stock Mustang fails to impress, as is to be expected. The Mudstang on the other hand claws its way up the hill and nearly gets to the top before breaking an axle. Judging by the length of those axles it's no wonder that one snapped. In a scene dominated by twin-turbo streetcars, this creation spits mud in the faces of naysayers.