Ringbrothers reveals new ‘Caged’ Ford Mustang


Even earlier than ‘restomod’ was actually a time period, Ringbrothers was constructing a few of the finest on the market. As a result of it was by no means merely a case of patching up our bodies, rebuilding engines, becoming good leather-based and charging one million kilos – oh no. A Ringbrothers construct is exclusive, and by greater than only a paint scheme, every undertaking reflecting the precise needs and requests of its proprietor. Just like the Hellcat-engined guide Dodge Charger, constructed for Australian Supercars legend Greg Murphy. There’s not going to be one other of these anytime quickly.

This ‘Caged’ Mustang is reduce from very a lot the identical fabric as earlier Ringbrothers’ commissions. As soon as upon a time it was a 1964.5 Mustang convertible, however now solely the centre caps stay from the unique automobile. No, significantly – each single bit is new, and numerous it bespoke to this automobile. This Mustang is an inch wider and longer than commonplace (the physique itself was handbuilt), with the entrance grille again two inches and dozens of 3D-printed components as nicely. See the back lights, for instance. “Each piece of this automobile has been touched and up to date with the unique design cues in thoughts”, stated Ringbrothers co-founder Jim Ring. “There’s numerous nuances that went into the design, and we’re happy with that facet of the construct. Solely the professional eye will have the ability to discern the subtly of the variations.” The extra you look, the extra you see; a decrease, wider, meaner previous Mustang, sure, however not one one million miles faraway from the unique. Seems implausible, really.

Furthermore, this being Ringbrothers, the work doesn’t cease there. The Caged Mustang is now powered by a brand new Coyote 5.0-litre V8, with the 10-speed 10R80 computerized utilized in present Fords as nicely. With customized Ringbrothers headers and a brand new exhaust, this should sound like a correct Mustang, too. Continental tyres, an impartial rear suspension conversion (with Penske Racing coilovers) plus a Baer Brakes improve assist preserve a lid on that energy. And also you thought it was only a good coat of Burgundy Bronze paint on an previous Mustang.

In whole, greater than 4,200 hours went into making Caged, which supplies you some thought of simply how a lot work is invested. The result’s described by Ringbrothers as ‘trendy enchantment and unbridled efficiency mating the design of a Twentieth-century icon with the know-how of the twenty first.’ Which form of sounds how we’d like each automobile to be, actually. Give the Wisconsin boys one other 4,000 hours or so and hopefully one other will probably be alongside.


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