If you’re not in-the-know when it comes to Pro Touring cars, they are essentially old muscle cars with modern day parts and components, and they are the currently all the rage in certain automotive circles. Oklahoma-based company Classic Recreations specializes in Ford Mustang-based Pro Touring cars, and TUNED’s Matt Farah recently got his hands on one of the shop’s latest builds, the 1968 Mustang ‘Villain’.
The Villain boasts several modern features including modern day race seats, a loud stereo, a BOSS 302 crate engine from Ford Performance with a 6-speed manual transmission, Wilwood disc brakes and much more. With the same amount of power as the 2015 Mustang GT and 300 lbs less mass to lug around, the Villain offers up retro looks with even better performance than you can get from a brand new Mustang.
That’s the idea, anyway. To find out how the Villain actually compares to a new 2015 Mustang, which has been described as the first real modern Mustang, Farrah also brought along a brand-new GT to drive alongside it. The modern GT is much cheaper than the Villain, which sells for a whopping $150,000, but the experience is much different.
Check out the video below to hear what Farrah thought about both cars.