Sixth Generation Mustang Gets JDM-Flavored Track Day Makeover

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It’s no secret that the Ford Mustang is one of the most modified vehicles ever produced – the GT in particular is something of a blank performance slate that can go in numerous directions.

With the introduction of the sixth generation pony car, Ford finally made the switch over to an independent rear suspension, giving track day enthusiasts a lot more to work with than the solid rear axle it replaced. And while the GT equipped with the Performance Package is a capable platform right out of the showroom, there’s also plenty of room for improvement for owners who’re looking to do some serious track work.

This is how the Mustang looked when the owner brought it home from the dealership just over six months ago. It didn't take long for the modding bug to strike.

This is how the Mustang looked when the owner brought it home from the dealership just over six months ago. It didn’t take long for the modding bug to strike.

This modularity wasn’t lost on forum user “Kkakonn” over at Mustang6G.com when he started his build thread just a few days after picking up his Mustang. “Being a JDM guy at heart I wanted to give this car that touch without making it too “ricey”. My goal is to build a functional, occasional track going, good handling monster.”

Of course, as is often the case when minor modifications start, they quickly escalated in this build to transform the car substantially. The car now sits on HRE wheels wrapped in Toyo R888 tires, with JRZ RS Pro coilovers and BMR suspension componentry tightening up things on the handling front.

The exterior got a major transformation, starting with an Avery Gloss Intense Blue vinyl wrap that was complimented by an APR front splitter and APR GTC-250 wing. Inside, an MGW short throw shifter talks to the gearbox, while Sparco Evo II buckets, Schroth racing harnesses, an AIM data logger, a quick-release steering wheel and a half cage give the car a competition vibe.

In the clip above we get a chance to see the Mustang in action at Big Willow during a track day event where looks to be very much at home on the race course, even though it’s only mid-way through the owner’s build. Here’s hoping the owner goes all the way and turns this thing into an actual American Iron Series racer – it’s already halfway there.

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