With tuner cars, there are modifications with which it would be quite difficult to argue. Horsepower, brakes, lightweighting – all of these are inarguably good, universally appealing changes.
And then there is the much more subjective matter of aesthetics. That’s sort of where this 2015 Ford Mustang GT, built by a company called MAD Industries, loses our fancy. We’re guessing it was built in response to the multitude of Saudi oil princes flocking to America’s shores.
To that point, gold accents abound, literally everywhere. The wheels? Gold. Front and rear badging? Also gold. As are the interior door handles. And the gauge bezels. And the little plaque on the dashboard. Even the cupholders and shifter surround are encircled by gold trim. And then we get to those overstuffed, white racing bucket seats, which are approximately the same shade as your dad’s retired, disco-era zoot suit. That shade also makes its way onto the center console wrapping, as well as the doors skins.
All of this rather detracts from the otherwise desirable MAD Industries Ford Mustang GT, which puts out around 725 HP, thanks to a Whipple Supercharger. Wilwood brakes lurk behind those deplorable gold-painted wheels, with 6-piston units in front, and drilled/slotted rotors all the way around. Eibach adjustable coil overs prop up the four corners.
In summary, MAD Industries did a lot of good with this 2015 Ford Mustang GT, and a lot of bad. Will someone out there buy it? Yes, but you probably do not want to meet this person; their overall crappiness can be measured in hair gel.
Tell you what, MAD Industries. We’ll take the performance goodies; you can keep your gold.