|The "Reactor" Mustang
Roush Performance today unveiled their plans to showcase a very unique Mustang in their booth at this years Sema Show in Las Vegas. Dubbed the "Reactor," this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback took more than 2000 hours to build.
The gorgeous deep metallic green vehicle is owned by Doug Hoppe of Sioux Center, Iowa who commissioned the Ringbrothers to rebuild the car with one simple objective; to contend and hopefully win the 2007 Good Guys Street Machine of the Year award.
"The Reactor is a car build that we are really proud of, and I know that Doug is thrilled with how it turned out," said Mike Ring, Ringbrothers co-owner. "We did all we could with the car, and are very excited to debut it to the world in the ROUSH Performance booth at the SEMA Show."
Among the massive amount of modifications to this awesome ride, some of the most subtle are those that make the biggest difference in the overall appearance. This would include mods such as splitting the rear window glass, removing the drip rails and door handles, and adding several hand made carbon fiber parts such as the deck lid, hood, front fascia, front and rear bumpers, and tail light panel.
You might be wondering why The Reactor is being displayed in Roush Performance's booth. Well that's simple, Roush delivered the heart of this beast, a Roush 427 IR crate engine. The 427 IR, which puts out 552 horsepower and 535 lb.-ft. torque, is comprised of all a forged crank, pistons, and rods stuffed in a Roush race ready block. Before delivery it was hot tested with multiple pulls on a dyno to document the horsepower and comes with a 2-year/24,000 mile warranty.
"The 'Reactor' represents the type of vehicle that we are seeing more and more of our crate engines being used in," said Todd Andrews, ROUSH Performance's performance engines sales and marketing manager. "More of the very high-end specialty builders recognize the craftsmanship to our engines and they are quickly becoming the first choice among this group. We are thrilled to be part of this Mustang and honored to have it displayed in our SEMA booth."
Following the SEMA Show, the "Reactor" will go on tour visiting several Good Guys events across the country, and other indoor shows such as the 2007 Detroit Autorama.
You can see the Reactor and other high performance Roush vehicles at their booth, number 24701, at the Sema Show which is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on October 31 to November 3.
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