It is no secret that the Mustang II is a polarizing vehicle among the Ford faithful. Some hate it for it’s lack of performance, and questionable reliability when new. Others praise it for keeping the brand alive during the oil embargos, and the Jimmy Carter years. Whatever your opinion of the Mustang II, there’s no denying the awesomeness of Brett Behrens V10 Mustang II build, Mustang Evolution.
We previewed this car, and it’s build back in April of last year. The project itself is a massive undertaking, nothing on the car is untouched with perhaps the exception of the roof. The car rides on a custom tube chassis. The fenders have been widened, including incorporating part of a 2004 Mustang rear quarter panel into the rear to flare the wheel opening and provide adequate coverage for the rear tires.
Power comes from a MMR built V10, which includes a beautiful custom intake manifold, that brings the throttle body and mass air sensor under the intake. A rear mounted six speed helps balance out some of the weight from that big V10 under the hood. Inside the car is completely custom as well, with beautifully stitched interior components worthy of any high end build.
A-Team Racing out of Bend, Oregon recently completed the build, and haven’t even had the car on the dyno, or out for a shakedown yet. The car was recently on display at the Detroit Autorama, but because it was previewed online it was not eligible for Riddler Award competition. Grip-Equipped, who manufactured the wheels will be taking the car on tour this spring and summer. Recently Scottie D of ScottieD TV took a look at the car at the Detroit Autorama. Scottie gives it a great walk around in his video, and it’s definitely worth checking out. We hope to get to see this car in person during the 2014 car show season. Until then be sure to check out the video.