Justin: Hey, everybody, Justin with americanmuscle.com, and welcome back to Stage 3 of the MMD by Foose build here at americanmuscle.com, the stage a lot of you guys, including myself, have been waiting for because, that's right, the man himself is in the building working on the car. What's going on, Chip? How are you doing?
Chip: Well, it's a pleasure to be here. It's really cool to see the car.
Justin: It is. Now, what are we doing with this thing again? Remind everybody at home why you're here and what the purpose of this car is.
Chip: Well, at any time, you can click right below, because on May 20th is when you'll be able to start to enter to actually win this car. It's going to finish up August 3rd, and then August 15th, I'll be back here at the American Muscle Mustang Show, where we're actually going to give this thing away.
Justin: Second year in a row giving a car away, how does that make you feel?
Chip: It feels great. You know, I had a great time last year, where we gave away the MMD Mustang, but this year, it's actually an MMD by Foose Mustang, so I'm really looking forward to handing the keys over to whoever wins this car.
Justin: So, I mean, the performance is definitely there, and now it's time for us to pass the torch to you, sir.
Chip: Well, now, actually, all the parts were prototyped on my Mustang that I had at the SEMA Show.
Justin: Chip, what do you say we dive right into this thing? Let's check out some of these parts and show these guys what they're in for.
All right, Chip, so we're starting up front of the car here, and I think we should just dive right in. Let's get down to this chin spoiler.
Chip: What I wanted to do here is, if you look at this side rocker on this car, I wanted to pick that up up front, pull that all the way around, and take the plane view of this bumper and continue that around, still wrapping under, but then picking up the line of the upper grille. It actually drops down, wraps around, and when it's done in body color, it looks like it should have come from the factory this way.
Justin: It does. It definitely gives you a more aggressive look. But speaking of aggressive looks, let's dive into this hood scoop because this thing really caught my eye at the SEMA Show last year. It was on your award-winning car, and I remember you told me you really wanted to work with the lines of the factory hood.
Chip: I love these two lines that come down through the front, and I thought a perfect addition would be to just add something in the center and make this hood look a lot more aggressive. And then, it's following the form of that hood, just by pulling up, but coming down, and giving you two intakes.
Justin: Yeah. The front of the car is definitely working, but you didn't stop here. Of course, we've got some other parts that we still have yet to install, so what do you say we get to work?
Chip: Check it out.
Justin: We're starting with the MMD by Foose side scoop. And of course, who better to show us than the man himself? So, Chip, I understand you have some pointers for us to getting these things installed.
Chip: We'll get this wiped off. If there's wax, or any dirt or dust, it's not going to get that real tight bond that we want. So, once we've got that all cleaned, I'm going to position this. So, you hold that right in position. That's where I want it, but see, by doing it in several pieces, I can follow the curve of the part. It's going to make it a lot easier now when we peel the back side of that tape off.
Justin: Tips from the master himself, getting your side scoops aligned perfectly.
All right, guys, so the last part we're installing here today, and my personal favorite part with this build so far, has to be these new MMD by Foose quarter window louvers. They look awesome on the car, guys. Believe me when I tell you. I saw the prototypes. And we're about to throw this guy on. It's pretty cool getting to see one of your idols work here in the shop right in front of you.
Chip: I think I almost worked up a sweat putting that one on.
Justin: And it's such a simple part, right? I mean, what was your thinking behind this part?
Chip: Well, you know, you look at the history of the Mustang, you actually had these side scoops on some of the Shelbys and some of the different Mustangs. So, you know, it says "Mustang" to me.
Justin: Now, again, guys, you can pick these parts up later on this fall, MMD by Foose stuff. And I think a lot of the guys are going to be looking for those quarter window scoops. Those are awesome.
Chip: I love the little screen up front because it matches the same shape as the front grille.
Justin: But we're not done here, right? We have one more part, I think, with your spoiler in the rear, and then I think it's time to get you behind the wheel in this thing and see if you think it's fast enough.
Chip: Are we going to tear this up?
Justin: I hope so.
Justin: All right, Chip, rounding out the MMD by Foose parts here on this particular Mustang, we have a familiar part, a part I saw on your SEMA car, and something that just had to make the MMD by Foose car. What's going on with this thing, man?
Chip: Well, this rear wing, you know what, I really like it on the coupe because it's a much shorter deck lid, and just following that radius looks so cool. This little indentation that's around the license plate hole, that's what I was mimicking by pulling it up here. It's not just a simple shape. There's a little bit of design.
Justin: Absolutely. And that's one thing I've learned about, talking with Chip here recently. Everything you do or design on this car, or any car for that matter, has a purpose. You think it out, and as a result, it fits like a factory part. And I tell you what, it's fun talking about this thing, right, but you know, who likes to talk in front of Mustangs all day long? You need to feel what 650-plus horsepower feels like.
Chip: As you just said, I need to.
Justin: All right, Chip, so we're finally out in the MMD by Foose 2015 GT here, and you're putting this thing through its paces a little bit. What are your first impressions of the car?
Chip: Oh, I wish my EcoBoost rolled like this.
Justin: Well, you're right, you can't match the power of a big-blown V8, that's for sure.
Chip: I love that sound.
Justin: Gotta love that whine. Never get tired of that.
All right, Chip, so let's give these guys what they want. I'm sure they're dying to hear how this thing feels. So, why don't we let them know?
There it goes! Oh, man, it's not often that I actually get to ride shotgun, but man, it is fun. Chip, I tell you what, man, we've had a blast in this thing so far, but now, I think it's time to get it out to California, maybe with some new tires, and then we'll unveil it at your shop out there. What do you say?
Chip: I think we might have a little fun with it before we give it back.
The traction control's not working.
Justin: All right, guys, so we're here. It's the big day, the day of the reveal of the 2015 MMD by Foose GT. We're actually at Chip Foose's shop here in sunny California. How awesome is this, right? I mean, as a car fan, you've got to love this. You get to see all this cool build stuff, you've seen an overhaul, but that's not the big story. This right here, right, Chip, is the big story today. The man himself is in the building here. We're going to be revealing this thing for the very first time to you guys and a host of other people that'll be here in the building today. We're really excited, guys. We are going to be giving this thing away at our seventh annual 2015 American Muscle Mustang Show. You ready to see this thing, or what? Boys, let's do it.
All right. What do you guys think, huh?
Man: Chip brings such a neat process and perspective to everything he does.
Woman: I want to win this car, bad. We've been entering every single week.
Justin: Well, Chip, here we are, man, the big day, a culmination of months of hard work between you and MMD. The car is finally revealed. How do you feel?
Chip: I feel good. We've got all the parts on the car. We've got the graphics on the car. Now, this is a fun car to drive.
Justin: It certainly is. And the next time you see this man with this car together, we'll be at our car show, so don't miss it. Of course, enter to win this car. Again, guys, click the link below or follow the link listed at the bottom of the screen, and Mr. Chip Foose himself may be handing you the keys at our show.
So, Chip, thanks again, sir.
Chip: Thank you.
Justin: Beautiful car. And for all things Mustang...
Chip: Keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.