ROUSH JACK­HAM­MER ’STANG AND MCLAREN 720S

WITH 710HP ON TAP, DOL­LAR-FOR-DOL­LAR YOU WON’T FIND A CAR MORE POW­ER­FUL THAN THIS WITH A WAR­RANTY

Unique Cars - - CONTENTS - WORDS JOHN BOWE WITH ALEX AFFAT  PHO­TOS NATHAN JA­COBS

WHEN FORD BROUGHT the Mus­tang to Aus­tralia, it was an in­stant suc­cess – the flag­ship for a new age of V8 mus­cle cars af­ter our home-grown he­roes bowed out.

With the bowtie-clad Ca­maro soon to ar­rive on our shores, pun­ters are now spoiled for choice in terms of plat­forms; and there ap­pears to be no short­age of horse­power-hun­gry Aussies out there.

After­mar­ket tuners are well aware of the de­mand, with many in high-gear de­vel­op­ing and en­gi­neer­ing high-end so­lu­tions for those want­ing more stink out of their pride and joys.

Mel­bourne’s Mus­tang Mo­tor­sports are at the fore­front of this new breed of V8 mus­cle cars, and have show­cased their prow­ess with this flag­ship demo car.

Named the ‘Jack­ham­mer’, this car started out life as an Or­ange Fury 2018 Ford Mus­tang GT 5.0 fast­back.

How­ever it has been trans­formed into a ballistic 710hp (530kW ) mon­ster thanks to Mus­tang Mo­tor­sport’s com­plete drive-in/ drive-out Roush Jack­ham­mer pack­age.

And it is so easy to do! All you have to do is rock up with a stan­dard 2018 Mus­tang, se­lect some cus­tomis­able op­tions on top of the broad stan­dard equip­ment and the good folks at Mus­tang Mo­tor­sport will han­dle the rest.

It’s a com­pelling pack­age, with fac­tory qual­ity fit and fin­ish and a three year war­ranty to boot!

What else are you gonna get for that much money with that much power?

You buy a Mus­tang for say $70,000 on road, and toss in an­other, say, $40-ish [thou­sand]… call it a hair over $110 [thou­sand] and you get a new car with 700hp and a war­ranty!

Think about it this way; this is clos­est thing you can get to a Dodge Chal­lenger Hell­cat in Aus­tralia, let alone any­thing with that much gusto that’s cov­ered by a war­ranty.

To put that into per­spec­tive, you couldn’t even get a BMW M4 or a C63 AMG for that

ABOVE Fac­tory in feel. Hot Rod in na­ture.LEFT Fifth-gen Mus­tang still looks tough, but heav­ily out­gunned to­day. That’s MM’s first Shelby con­ver­sion ac­com­pa­ny­ing the new car.

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