Monday, September 20, 2021

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.

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