Petty Reveals 800HP Bootlegger 2018 Mustang

Earlier this year, Petty’s Garage teased a new production vehicle dubbed the 2018 Bootlegger Edition Mustang. This new blacked-out pony was said to produce up to 800 horsepower, and the original prototype was unveiled and scheduled for sale during the Scottsdale Auction Week in Arizona.

The Bootlegger concept was designed to be the ultimate sleeper vehicle. — Petty’s Garage

This particular vehicle is a one-of-one 2017 prototype built to prove out the Bootlegger series. Only 43 (Get it? The King’s race car number.) such examples will be built as 2018 models. This prototype features Edelbrock’s 2650 supercharger which boosts the stock Mustang GT’s output to the aforementioned 800 ponies. To help keep the vehicle under control and firmly planted, the car comes standard with big Wilwood brakes, unique Niche wheels, and Continental Extreme ContactSport tires.

2018 Bootlegger Mustang Mods

Edelbrock 2650 supercharger

• Wilwood big brake kit

• Custom Niche wheels

• Continental Extreme ContactSport tires

• Race-inspired spoiler

• Magnaflow cat-back exhaust

• Custom Petty’s Garage custom interior

• Barton short-throw shifter

• Richard Petty’s Bourbon Whiskey 43

“The Bootlegger concept was designed to be the ultimate sleeper vehicle,” says Petty’s Garage. “We wanted to have as much horsepower as we could get out of it and still be street legal.”

The Bootlegger also features a custom interior that frames a Barton short-throw shifter. Each of the 2018 models sold also include a unique accessory that completes the Bootlegger theme — a bottle of Richard Petty’s Bourbon Whiskey 43. You’ll probably want to keep that out of the interior and smuggle it in the trunk if you are out for a drive, however.

Bootlegger

Photo Credit: Petty’s Garage

After the reveal this week,  the 2017 Bootlegger prototype hit the auction block with a portion of the proceeds destined for the Petty Family Foundation Charity. Richard Petty’s daughter started this non-profit, which focuses on positive long-term impact in support of many veterans and children organizations around the country.

While Petty’s Garage has yet to announce when the 2018 Bootlegger edition be available, you can stay tuned to its official website here for more updates.

About the author

Kelly Getzelman

Kelly is a SoCal car enthusiast and skilled driver. His “get out and drive” obsession began after attending his first high-performance racing school while serving on active duty. Since then, he has attended numerous military and civilian driving schools across the country to help fuel that passion.
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