Beginning with an original body, the same Oklahoma-based craftsmen who endowed the 1969 Mustang Boss with 815 horses and reinterpreted the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 "Eleanor" of Gone in 60 Seconds lore got rid of all hard edges and exposed by fitting 3D-molded composite panels and carbon fiber accents.
These exterior upgrades all accentuate the silhouette's iconic lines and instantly recognizable sloped roofline while improving aerodynamics and reducing weight. A matte black and red "Villain" decal contrasts with silver paint underneath to complete the custom pony's evil look.
Powering the Villain is a supercharged Ford 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that cranks a formidable 770 hp through a Tremec six-speed manual transmission to Forgeline rims wrapped in BF Goodrich rubber. If that's more juice than you want, a naturally aspirated version of the same engine with 475 hp is available.
CR also made sure that its latest retro ride handles like a modern supercar by replacing the front and rear subframes to accommodate the new Detroit Speed aluminum subframes and a Quadralink four-link coilover suspension. Six-piston brakes by Wilwood with massive 14-inch rotors provide stopping power.
The automotive anachronism continues on the interior. Procar Evolution suspension seats and five-point seatbelts offer contemporary safety and comfort, while the Sparco leather steering wheel, white H-pattern shift knob and '67-style dash, trim and door panels hark to the Mustang's roots. A Bluetooth-equipped JVC head unit, Kicker speakers and subwoofer deliver more than enough volume to blast tunes over the bellowing V8's roar.