Yes, that is indeed a 2007 Ford Mustang you are looking at. No, we’re not kidding. And while everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion about the highly-subjective topic of vehicular styling and design, this particular example is a tad extreme for our tastes.
The “custom” build gets new, hand-formed sheetmetal everywhere except for the roof, trunk, and door skins. The headlights were donated by an aged Lotus Elise, while the taillights were taken from a 1981 Cadillac DeVille sedan. The humongous grille is hand-made of steel, the front end tilts up while Lambo-style hinges adorn the doors.
The result somewhat reminds us of a car from a video game, where the game’s designers didn’t receive a license to include real manufactured vehicles, so they had to tweak the styling so as to not include a trademarked design. To whit, that’s what Rockstar has been doing with the cars in its Grand Theft Auto series, except what we see here is much, much worse than anything we’ve seen in a video game.
The “customized” Ford Mustang has apparently been appraised at $75,000, yet is listed for only $28,500 on sheetmetalhappens.com. The car has a Vortech V-3 supercharger, which makes it sounds like the car at least retains a proper V8 engine.
So there you have it, feast your eyes on a car fit for Frankenstein’s creation, though perhaps even he deserves better than this.