The Ford Mustang was first released in 1964. What happened next took Ford and the entire American automotive industry by surprise. The bean-counters at Ford had estimated that 100,000 Mustangs would be built in the first year, but the model proved so popular that this number flew by in just 3 months. By the end of the first year 318,000 had been built and within 18 months Ford had shipped over 1 million Mustangs to buyers across the USA.
In the decades that have passed since we’ve seen the Mustang become an American icon, perhaps even surpassing the fame of the P-51 Mustang after which it was named. The first generation Mustang was built from 1964 to 1973 with millions still on the road – so it’s not everyday that we see one that’s entirely unique.
The Ringbrothers is a custom car garage owned and operated by Mike and Jim Ring – brothers with a shared love of automotive engineering and American cars. They build one or two custom cars each year to showcase their work, and the rest of their time is spent working on classic cars and selling a range of in-house developed parts.
Their most recent four-wheeled creation is the car you see here – a 1965 Ford Mustang with a 100% carbon fiber body with a 427 cubic inch LS7 built by Wegner Motorsports with a Whipple supercharger and a total output of 959 horsepower and 858 ft lbs of torque.
All this power is sent to the rear tires via a 6-speed Tremec T56 transmission running Royal Purple manual transmission fluid, a custom driveshaft then sends power to a Ford 9” rear end. The team at Baer were responsible for the brakes, they chose 14-inch discs and 6S callipers on each of the four corners, surrounded by forged wheels from HRE fitted with Nitto Invo tires sized 295/35/18ZR in the front and 345/30/19ZR in the rear.
If you’d like to read more about this Mustang or see some of the Ringbrother’s other creations you can click here to visit their website.