With even the slightest lighting, AmericanMuscle customer Ben steals the show with his 2016 Mustang GT Premium in its beautiful, dark grey exterior with a deep green tone. This paint code, called Guard Metallic, was a new color that was introduced back in 2015. Adding to the GT’s stunning exterior is a rear decklid spoiler, mesh grille delete, and rear diffuser fins. He also incorporated dark tints on all the windows, as well as updated headlights and taillights. The green fogs were a nice touch to better bring out this color. There are several under-hood and suspension goodies present here too. Check out some of the standout mods below and see the full collection at AmericanMuscle.com/Guard.
Ben wanted his pony car to emit a sound that was comparable to its aggressive appearance. He opted to go with Corsa’s Xtreme Cat-Back Exhaust with black tips, and for good reason. This high-end performance exhaust is crafted from 3-inch premium grade 304 stainless steel tubing, offering improved exhaust flow and an increase in power. It includes a double helix X-pipe with two straight-through mufflers that end with black chrome 4.5-inch tips. Featuring Corsa’s patented Reflective Sound Cancellation Technology, this system gives Ben’s GT a menacing sound under acceleration with zero drone while cruising. The Xtreme Cat-Back systems are acoustically styled for a throaty exhaust tone that changes to a deep growl at idle. The crisp and raspy race sound will be noticeable to everyone on the outside, while Ben can enjoy a quiet cabin on the inside. It’s no wonder why Corsa has been a favorite among muscle car owners from the very beginning.
When you pop the hood on Ben’s GT, you will see a beautiful arrangement of custom hydro-dipped engine bay parts. Among these is an Airaid MXP Series Cold Air Intake. This system is designed to improve performance without any computer reprogramming or tuning required. Engineered and dyno-tested to provide maximum air flow, this CAI delivers more horsepower and torque with better fuel efficiency. The intake features a one-piece roto-molded intake box that draws cooler outside air from the factory cold air duct, while the unique shape improves overall airflow around the filter. The clear plexiglass lid adds unique styling under the hood, and makes it easy to check filter conditions at a glance. Providing superior air filtration, this cold air intake features an Airaid’s premium filter with SynthaFlow technology. SynthaFlow is a nano-fiber material that catches and traps the smallest dirt particles that ordinary cotton-gauze filters miss. In fact, this system can capture particulates down to 2 microns in size. The best part of all; these filters are washable and re-usable, saving you money in the future.
Race Car Handling
To aid in the overall feel and control of his GT, Ben installed Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs in addition to a Steeda’s Clutch Spring Assist. With this, not only is he getting a more linear and direct clutch pedal feel, but exceptional ride height and quality. Eibach’s Sportline springs were engineered to be compatible with the factory size wheels and tires, to ensure proper clearance with no rubbing. The proprietary progressive spring design delivers maximum lowering rates with the aggressive stance that car enthusiasts crave. These springs are a no-compromise choice for people like Ben who want a lower car that is street-capable and enjoyable at the same time. With Eibach’s Sportline series, Ben’s GT can reach the lowest drop possible for a racecar look, while maintaining exceptional ride quality and superior handling capabilities. He also experiences a lower center of gravity with noticeable improvement in acceleration, braking performance, and cornering ability.
A car that sounds and performs like a race car also deserves to look like one. For this reason, Ben opted to go with the MMD V-Series Rear Spoiler to give the competition a something impressive to look at. Its track-inspired styling accentuates the naturally sculpted lines of the Mustang GT and fits in flawlessly. Painted to match the factory color of the car, this spoiler looks like a second skin. Apart from its good looks, the V-Series decklid wing is manufactured from molded ABS material for a lightweight and highly durable construction that is also impact resistant. Some muscle cars tend to have difficult lines of vision, but this spoiler features a notched-out center design specifically to allow for maximum rear visibility. Since it reuses the factory holes left by the Fastback wing, Ben didn’t have to make any additional dimples on his GT.