Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Ford Mustang X-1

Ford Mustang X-1

Just looking at the pictures of the U.S. Air Force’s Ford Mustang X-1 and Dodge Challenger Vapor makes you realize that they must have found a very crazy tuning company to help them out on this project.  Well, they did:  Galpin Auto Sports, that is perhaps most famous for turning clunkers into cool cars on MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.”  Well, consider these pony cars pimped.

The U.S. Air Force Mustang X-1 has a cockpit.  Not in the way that a regular car’s driver’s seat and gauges is described as a cockpit, but like a jet fighter with an ejection seat.  The engine pumps out 500 nitrous-fed horses and that power is put to the road through the biggest tires on the market today:  345/45R20s.  They had to widen the stock Mustang by six inches on both sides in the rear in order to actually fit the tires.



Dodge Challenger Vapor

Dodge Challenger Vapor

While the Mustang X-1 is outfitted like a screaming jet fighter, the Dodge Challenger Vapor takes its cues from the Stealth Bomber. There is a lever inside the cabin that lets you engage a second muffler for really quiet running, there is an infrared camera attached to the roof for lights-off night driving, and there is a heads up display (HUD) that spans the width of the entire windshield.

Ford Mustang X-1

Ford Mustang X-1

Do yourself a favor and head over to the Air Force’s website for these cars here. It is one of the slickest sites on the web and gives you access to all sorts of videos and information about the construction of the cars.

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Dustin says:

I love the challenger i dont like mustangs but that mustang is beast wish i had them

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Ford Mustang says:

I like the front bumper fascia treatment. Not so hot on the doors, but I guess that\’s for the jet plane feel.

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