1965 Mustang with a 1,000 HP Twin-Charged V8
The incredible “Vicious” 1965 Mustang was built by Timeless Kustoms in Camarillo, California for owner Chris Marechal. As the name suggests this Mustang was built to assault all your senses.
The company started by stripping a classic ’65 Mustang down to just the floorboards and pillars. Rust damage was repaired and the factory roof was replaced with a custom fastback roof from Dyacorn.
To cover the large tires that would eventually be leaving marks on every street, the Mustang was mini-tubbed and a set of custom 2″ wheel arches were fabricated.
Timeless Kustoms did not stop the body modifications there. Just about every panel was “massaged” to accentuate the body or to handle airflow better for cooling or performance purposes.
The foundation of any car is the chassis and the team went with a proven model. Under the body sits an Art Morrison MaxG chassis with a Corvette C7 front suspension and one of their multi-link independent rear suspension.
With such an aggressive look the Mustang had to have a powerful engine. The company turned to QMP Racing Engines to build them a 5.1 L stroked Aluminator V8 capable of handling a lot of boost.
QMP started with a GT350 block which received a Darton 3.700 bore sleeve kit, Manley Pro H-beam rods, Manley 2618 dished pistons and Boss 302 forged crank. This was topped of with a pair of ported GT350 heads with Manley valve springs, custom MMR titanium retainers and custom COMP camshafts.
They didn’t want to limit the engine to just one kind of forced induction so they used a Magnuson MP2300 TVS supercharger and two 64/66 Precision turbochargers. Although the Mustang hasn’t seen the dyno (coming soon) the engine is expected to make at least 1,000 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque on 93 octane fuel.
To keep the powerful engine happy an Aviaid 4 stage dry sump kit was installed. The engine is fed by two Eliminator fuel pumps along with 7/8th fuel line. The fuel system was built to handle up to 2,000 horsepower.
Behind the engine is a EMCO Gears CG46 six-speed sequential transmission with a Centerforce DYAD clutch system and QuickTime bellhousing.
Helping the car stop is a set of Brembo 15.5″ carbon ceramic rotors with six-piston calipers in front and four-piston in the rear. Those sits next to Ridetech’s triple adjustable coilovers on every corner.
The interior was kept simple with only a single MoTeC digital dash and data logger staring at the driver. Although it was sparse it certainly wasn’t subtle. The entire interior was either painted or covered in red.
This level of appearance and performance doesn’t come without a lot of effort which translates into a lot of money. Jason estimates the build cost about $1,000,000.
Source: Vicious Mustang FB page (project page) and Timeless Kustoms FB album (large build album) – photos by Drew Phillips and Timeless Kustoms