The eagle-eyed amongst us would instantly realise that this 1,000bhp-at-the-wheel 1967 Ford Mustang is the very same car that was featured in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. While a 1,000bhp Ford Mustang isn’t really groundbreaking as there are quite a few that boast that many horses or more, like this Ringbrother’s 65′ Stang and of course the mental 1,400bhp machine that we all know and love as “Hoonicorn V2”. While these both are quite stunning examples of powerful Mustangs, what’s quite unique about this particular 1965 Ford Mustang created by Jason Pecikonis and his team at Timeless Kustoms is the spot-perfect way everything comes together in one package.
Timeless Kustoms is based muscle car shop in Camarillo, California. Jason, the owner of Timeless has a philosophy of building cars that are quite different than what you’d find with most muscle car and hotrod builders. While most builders comply with the customer’s requirement of tuning up a car to a desired level, in most cases, the attention to details on other aspects such as functionality, and detailing might not be at scale with their tuning prowess. It is here where Jason takes pride in American muscle car restoration that is fundamentally build for performance, while also have keen attention to detail hidden under every nook and corner of the build. This 1965 Ford Mustang for instance, while having one of the most essential muscle car interiors that a power user could want, has the highest level of fit and finish that just looks absolutely fantastic in red. It all looks so sterile that I would want to take my shoes off before entering the car just to try not to dirty it.
Underneath the neatly stacked bonnet at the front, nestles a gorgeous-looking 5.1-litre V8 that is mated with twin turbochargers as well as a supercharger, all of which results in a combined power output of 1,000bhp. While I can imagine that none of this performance or the fit and finish of the rest of the car would have come for cheap, you could head over to Timeless Kustoms’ website and be brave enough to ask the question yourself.