PASMAG: Michael Ma’s 2013 Ford Mustang
Michael Ma, owner of M2 Motoring, has long been a respected builder of SEMA show vehicles. He has worked with a variety of manufacturers and, lately has produced notable vehicles for Ford. Vehicles such as this striking 2013 Ford Mustang, which wound up in the Ford Out Front display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
This modern, aluminum block and head, dual overhead cam, forged crank pony belts out a stout 302 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque, even before modifications. That’s 22 horsepower more than the 2003 Mustang GT’s 4.6 liter mill could muster.
Truth in numbers, this is a quick car for 90 percent of its target market, and a far better car than most others in the sub-$25k (after rebates, etc.) range in terms of horsepower-to-dollars. So, here is where Ma started his build.
Now, no SEMA car ever rolls through those doors without some exterior modifications, so Michael dove straight in with a SEM Products Candy Orange beauty treatment, expertly applied over a quality Seibon carbon fiber GT-style hood and OEM-style trunk and a custom carbon fiber roof panel and rear wing. Those stripes are the reverse result of careful masking, allowing the gorgeous CF weave to show through. A 3D Carbon lip kit is also used in combination with an APR Performance carbon fiber splitter.
The proper ride height is achieved with a premium set of KW Variant 3 coilovers, coupled with Granatelli Motorsport chassis braces, sway bars, a panhard bar and rear lower control arms. The Granatelli package even includes the driveshaft safety loop.
Take no chances, go whole hog, right? Brakes come from Wilwood, the 20-inch, perfect-fitment wheels from TSW and, while we might not love blacked-out wheels, the satin black finish adds a cool dose of attitude to the final project.
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