1988 Ford Mustang GT ‘Hypersilver’

If you’ve picked up any kind of car magazine at all in the past year, you’ve probably caught a glimpse of this 1988 Ford Mustang nicknamed “Hypersilver.” The full build has been documented in Car Craft, Hot Rod Magazine, Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords, and many other magazines made for guys with grease under their fingernails. It was neat to see the completed car in person at the Source Interlink booth at SEMA 2013!

The idea for this car was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords. The magazine’s technical editor, Mark Christ, headed up the build. Things started coming together at the Muscle Mustangs office in Florida. One article I read said that the car went from a shell to completed in just 4 weeks…an amazingly short time for a build like this!

The car is a 1988 Mustang GT with some body parts off of a 1993 Mustang from the salvage yard. Although the big shiny motor and roll cage indicate this is a drag car, it’s one you can live with. Inside you will find leather seats, a Kicker audio system, and an iPad in the dash!

This car is a fitting tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Mustang and to the 25th anniversary of Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine. It is a clean and simple car that goes fast and looks good – what more do you need?

Engine and Driveline
427ci Jon Kaase P-38 crate motor, forged internals, cross-ram intake, 600+ HP
BBK Performance long tube headers
Tremec Magnum 6-speed transmission
Moser narrowed 9-inch rear end

Brakes, Wheels, and Suspension
Subframe connectors
Coilover shocks
Wilwood big brake kit
Weld Racing 5-spoke S71 wheels
Nitto NTO1 P315/30ZR18 tires

Body and Exterior
Tubbed rear wheel wells
Cervini body kit
Saleen-style rear wing

Full 6-point roll cage
Dakota Digital gauges
TMI Interior and seats
Kicker Audio system with iPad