Ford unleashes ‘stampede’ of custom 2015 Mustangs for SEMA 2014

For the 2015 model year, Ford is launching new and very different versions of two vehicles that are popular with customizers: the F-150 and Mustang.

The Blue Oval has already shown a pair of tricked out F-150s, and now its turning its attention to the reborn Pony Car.

The first two of what Ford promises will be a “stampede” of modified Mustangs feature the over-the-top performance and visual changes that are mandatory for SEMA show cars.

Pettys Garage will contribute a Mustang GT in an eye-popping shade of the classic blue worn by the NASCAR racers of namesake Richard Petty, a.k.a. “The King.” It’s offset with a black upper body and features a Roush supercharged V8.

The Petty Mustang will be auctioned off to benefit Victory Junction Gang Camp, a summer camp for chronically-ill children run by the Petty family.

In stark contrast to the bright blue Petty Mustang is the sinister black-and-gold machine from Galpin Auto Sports.

The gold touches – including gold-flecked paint – are meant to signify the Mustang’s 50th anniversary. The 5.0-liter V8 even gets a gold-plated Whipple supercharger, boosting power output to 725 horsepower.

These two Mustangs will certainly look good in the Ford booth at SEMA, but they’ll have to compete in a crowded field that already includes hot-rodded ‘Stangs from Roush and Hennessey.

Ford hopes the tuners won’t stay fixated on the V8, either.

It’s anticipating plenty of customized cars with the new 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as well, but we’ll have to wait until the SEMA show opens to see just how they compare to the traditional eight-cylinder muscle cars.

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