2005 Foose Stallion

Together, Foose Design and Unique Performance are launching a line of limited edition muscle cars based on the current generation Ford Mustang.

Unique Performance and Foose Design announced a formal agreement to create limited edition performance cars. The two companies initially launched a series of super cars based on 1960’s era vehicles and this is their first production vehicle program.

Chip Foose of Foose Design penned the Stallion Mustang’s bold styling. Unique Performance, a leader in limited production American muscle cars, will assist in the engineering and development of modifications, as well as manage all marketing activities.

The Stallion is scheduled to be available through select Ford dealers nationwide in early 2006. Production will be capped at only 3,000 per year with an MSRP projected to begin at $38,000. ”I’ve always dreamed of creating a limited edition streetcar,” stated Chip Foose, president of Foose Design. ”Ford’s Mustang is an extraordinary platform for a custom muscle car. We wanted to stay true to what makes the Mustang special but, to create a distinctive new look, we revised the styling cues to include a custom front grille and hood, new front and rear fascias, added some discreet scoops and lowered the stance. Each car will include custom designed wheels and interior touches. It’s the ultimate cruisin’ machine that stands out from the crowd.”

This exciting program began when Foose was bombarded with requests to recreate his stunning one-off vehicles. His company, Foose Design, is not structured to build production cars while Unique and Tecstar are experts in this field.

”We’ve stiffened the chassis, uncorked the exhaust, tightened the handling, improved the induction and upgraded the stopping power. Working closely with Ford Racing, we plan to offer even more performance options sometime next year.”

Story by Foose & Unique Performance, edited by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ $38 000 USD
engine Aluminum V8
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl w/Varibale Camshaft Timing
fuel feed Electronic, Returnless & Sequential Ignition
displacement 4605 cc / 281 in³
bore 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
stroke 90.0 mm / 3.54 in
compression 9.8:1
power 223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 5750 rpm
specific output 65.15 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 188.92 bhp per tonne
torque 433.86 nm / 320 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 6250
body / frame Unit Steel w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheels RWD
front tires P235/55ZR17 98W
rear tires P235/55ZR17 98W
front brakes Vented Discs w/Twin-Piston Calipers, ABS
f brake size x 316 mm / x 12.4 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Single-Piston Calipers, ABS
r brake size x 300 mm / x 11.8 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 20.3 cm / 17.0 x 8 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 20.3 cm / 17 x 8 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Reverse L MacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar, Coil Springs, Tube Shocks
r suspension Live Axle w/Stabilizer Bar, Panhard Rod, Coil Springs Tube Shocks
curb weight 1588 kg / 3500 lbs
wheelbase 2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1582 mm / 62.3 in
rear track 1588 mm / 62.5 in
length 4775 mm / 188.0 in
width 1877 mm / 73.9 in
height 1407 mm / 55.4 in
transmission Tremec 3650 5-Speed Manual or Automatic
gear ratios 3.34:1, 2.00:1, 1.32:1, 1.00:1, .067:1, :1
final drive 3.55:1
top speed ~225.3 kph / 140.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~14.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.0 seconds