Even when Aston Martin was owned by Ford there was never any talk of jamming one of Aston’s exotic V12 engines under the bonnet of a Mustang.
That doesn’t mean it wasn’t on the minds of other parties and an independent custom shop went ahead and built a 2005 Ford Mustang ‘Vanquishd’ show car that was shown at the 2006 SEMA aftermarket gathering.
Canadian tuner Western Motorsports was responsible for the engine swap giving this one-of-a-kind Mustang the 6.0-litre V12 engine with 600 horsepower from a 2001 Aston Martin Vanquish. Power is delivered to the wide rear wheels through a 6 speed manual Tremec T-56 transmission.
Other mods include a sensible performance braking system, an upgraded suspension set up, 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels and body mods. (more…)