Hi, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com. And this is our Appearance Bolt-on Build-Up for all 2011 and newer V6 Mustangs. These newer generation V6's have come a long way from previous generations, and honestly aren't all that different from GTs. The performance is great, and the styling differences are subtle enough that, to the untrained eye, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between a GT and its 6-cylinder sibling. So, why put together different appearance packs? Well, because we want to embrace the subtle differences that make the V6 unique, while improving them at the same time. In the end, I think you'll see why, appearance-wise, we think our race bred 2011 V6 is about to make a lot of GTs jealous.
MMD has really been cranking out some must-have parts for the Mustang lately, some of which have found their way onto our 2011 here. First up, we have their pre-painted retro style mirrors that get rid of the generic sedan style mirrors typically found on the factory V6. In addition to further increase that retro vibe, we also went with their pre-painted side scoop, which just pays tribute to the GT 350s and the GT500s from the 1960s. Now, those first two parts were great, but this third part from MMD really transformed the entire car, in my opinion. I'm referring to their pre-painted quarter window kit, that as you can see, really gives the car a very cool fast-back type of look. Now, in fact, when I first saw the car, I was reminded of the super rare Iacocca Mustang that we had in here for the calendar shoot. Either way, this pre-painted MMD kit is a great way to show you that sometimes a small part can go a very long way in regards to your exterior appearance.
We couldn't do an appearance build and not include some aftermarket lighting from Raxiom. First up, we went with their smoked aero tail lights, which are a huge improvement over the factory tail lights, in my opinion. As you can see, they've relocated the reverse light to the bottom of the housing, which totally cleans up the entire look. Now, that's just the rear of the car. Let's take a look at what Raxiom has for us up front.
It's no secret we're big fans of Raxiom smoked halo headlights, and with all the other smoked lights on the car, we figured these would be a no-brainer. In addition to these headlights, we also went with this OE style foglight kit. Now, unfortunately, our V6 was not equipped with the pony package, so we missed our opportunity to grab these from the factory. Thanks to this kit, our V6 now sports a set of very sleek fog lights, complete with all the wiring and even a factory switch to make this a seamless install.
Finally, we have the center piece of our appearance build, these gloss black 19-inch AMR wheels along with some new tires from Sumitomo. Now, if there's one area in particular where the V6's are lacking in appearance-wise, it's the wheels. The sizes are pretty weak and the design says more sedan than sports car. So, by tossing out those factory cookie cutter wheels, and adding a set of these tough-looking staggered AMRs, well, we've not only single-handedly changed the attitude of the entire car, but we also gave the car a stance any muscle car would be proud of.
Well, that wraps up the appearance build here with our 2011. As you can see, we put the race back into our race red V6 by adding a bunch of parts and vinyl that really cranked up the aggressive styling to the point where any Mustang fan would be hard pressed to guess if this was a V6, a GT, or something even more sinister. Hey, we got some other great Bolt-On Build-Ups for the 2011 and up V6, where we increase the performance and acceleration and improve our handling.