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Posted: Nov 05, 2013

2013 OUSCI Preview- Troy Ladd's 2014 Ford Mustang GT

Troy-Ladd-Ford-Mustang.jpgTroy Ladd is returning for yet another trip to the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Royal Purple and KN Filters, but this time it is in a way unlike we've ever seen from him before. While many folks (including some OUSCI fans) may associate Troy and Hollywood Hot Rods with classic and vintage builds, the 2014 Ford Mustang GT Ladd built for SEMA represents a step well outside of the box.

This 2014 Mustang GT takes an extreme custom and performance approach to re-styling. It encompasses a super-car style of re-design that takes even the visual appeal of an iconic pony car to a whole new level.  This Hollywood Hot Rods creation respects the tradition of previous designers such as Shelby, takes the best of an already performance based vehicle such as the Mustang GT and propels it to new visual heights. The centrepiece is the lowered roof line, created by a brushed aluminum lift off top and completely re-designed rear section, accented by matching aluminum race and super-car inspired pieces.

By accenting the base lines with complimenting detail accessories, converting the suspension and chassis to full race capabilities, and dramatically increasing horsepower, Hollywood Hot Rods dramatically transformed a base Mustang GT convertible vehicle into something that will put some exclusive European cars to shame! The overall package creates a Mustang masterpiece to rival the style, performance and overall visual impact of any modern “super car!”

While the era may be different than what we've seen from Hollywood Hot Rods in the past, there is one thing we expect will definitely carry over- consistency. One of the things that made Ladd's builds so unique, were that they were absolute works of rolling art, yet when it came time to hit the track, they were all-in.

As many cars as there are at SEMA, it is surprisingly difficult to find any that are willing or capable of doing much more than driving to and from car shows. We applaud Troy Ladd and his crew at Hollywood Hot Rods for their willingness to prove that there is more to the cars they build, than just the beauty you see as you walk by them at a show.  The new Mustang platform should give Ladd even more of an opportunity to flex his muscle on the track and we look forward to seeing him out there. Here are the specs on what he's bringing to the fight-  

Base Vehicle

  • 2014 Mustang GT convertible

  • 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT engine

  • 6- speed manual transmission

 Powertrain

  • Banks, Straight Shot water/methanol injection system

  • HHR custom stainless oval tube side exhaust

  • California Pony Cars engine dress up accessories

 Chassis

  • Cortex Racing, X-treme grip complete front coil over suspension system

  • Cortex Racing, X-treme grip rear torque arm coil over suspension and watts link

  • JRI coil over shocks with PAC performance coil springs, front and rear

  • Stoptech, front Big Brake kit, six-piston calipers, 15” rotors

  • Steeda , rear brake kit, 13-inch rotors

  • Rollbar by Hollywood Hot Rods

 Wheels Tires

  • Forgiatto Maglia- ECL, (21x9 front 22 x11 rear) wheels

  • Pirelli P Zero tires, (255/30/21 front, 305/30/22 rear) tires

 Exterior

  • Hollywood Hot Rods, hand-made aluminum lift-off roof

  • AM Hot Rod Glass acrylic rear and side windows

  • Hollywood Hot Rods, aluminum mesh grill and brake duct assemblies

  • Hollywood Hot Rods, aluminum front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts and wing assembly

  • Paint by John Harb of “The Shop”

 Interior

  • Sparco Ford Factory Ford GT seats

  • Elegance Auto Interiors, custom interior

  • Art of Sound design, fabrication and installation of sound system

  • Art of Sound, subwoofer enclosure

  • Kicker Audio

    • 6.5” component sets

    • 12” L7 subwoofers

    • 4 - 1000 watt IX amps

  • Banks, iQ Man-Machine Interface

Design by:

e. Black Design Co.

Created by:

Hollywood Hot Rods, Inc. Burbank, California

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