The story behind the following project is a tribute to Joe Gosinski, a member of the US Mustang community who was found murdered in his Chicane Sport Tuning shop in Torrance, CA. As a remembrance one of his customers, Sal Valdez, and a former employee, Matt Bernal, teamed up to build a very special Mustang car dedicated to the well known Mustang tuner.
The “Last Ride” Mustang was released on the Doug Thorley Headers booth at SEMA 2011 this week. Via full support of numerous partners and companies the tuned Mustang found his way to the biggest tuning show in the world.
The vehicle received the following engine upgrades; Vortech V-3 Si-trim supercharger system, Ford Racing Boss 302 intake manifold, Nitrous Express n-tercooler system and purge kit, Doug Thorley Tri-Y headers, Doug Thorley x-pipe, and Doug Thorley axle-back exhaust system.
The chassis setup includes a Saleen adjustable coilover suspension, Hellwig Motorsports adjustable sway bars, Baer front 14-inch brakes with six-piston calipers. The wheels are Vossen 20 inch CV3 wheels powder coated black combined with Falken FK-452 tires.
On the outside you will spot a Trufiber carbon fiber hood, Trufiber front splitter, Trufiber side splitters, Trufiber rear valence, Saleen grille, RK Sport carbon fiber roof skin, Saleen rear quarter window covers, Silver Horse Racing custom billet fuel door, Chicane fender badges and faux gas cap, and custom paint supplied by D-BAS and applied by L&G Enterprises.
The interior features a Corbeau LG1 race seats and harness bar, and an Auto Meter a-pillar mount and gauges.