385 HP
350 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2900 LB
Engine Size
5.0 L
Transmission Type
Top Speed
140 MPH
Zero to Sixty
4.5 Seconds
MPG (City/Highway)
24 MPG

This Mustang LX is a rare SSP model originally sold to the California Highway Patrol as an unmarked pursuit vehicle.The SSP model is a favorite of enthusiasts because it is the lightest V8-powered Mustang ever built, at just under 3,000 lbs. There are no power windows, door locks, no sunroof or fog light, and no air conditioning. The engine is a Ford Racing 302/GT40R Crate Motor with aluminum heads, which had less than 500 miles on it at the time I bought the car. The transmission is a T5. The car is being built into a street/track toy with emphasis on handling by the kind people at Maximum Motorsports of San Luis Obispo, CA. The car features a fully independent rear suspension from a 2004 Mustang Cobra modified with a new differential and bushings, front K-member suspension from Maximum's American Iron race car, 13" Cobra Brakes, 295/35ZR18 tires on HRE wheels at all 4 corners, flared fenders, and an interior by BBI Motorsport. Full build sheet to come. Here's video of me testing the new suspension on 9/23/15

Discuss this build

[]Russ Diehl

Be a nice get out of jail free topic if you get pulled over by a CHP Officer.👍🏻

[]Marc Perrone

Very nice. IMO you should paint the ribs on the GT-40 Upper manifold to match the valve covers. Love the Smoking Tire!

[]Mark Brumfield

Not even kidding. This is almost the exact build I've been wanting to do for years. Now seeing the look at least, I'm sold

[]Andy Kay

I'd never really given the fox a second look until I saw this car on youtube.. and now I kinda want one..

[]Joey Rich

Such a sick ride, love this build. Where's your R32 Skyline. Didn't see it in your list :/

[]Dominic Pardilla

how do you deal with smog? i think i want the same crate motor

[]Brandon Case

Sweet ride, I love the fox body!

[]Rene Hourian

Please, never sell this, it will break my heart if you ever sold it.

[]Bill Diaz

Looking good Matt and sounds awesome! Great to see it all coming together!

[]Seth Sherman

Best looking notch back ive seen, the stance, wheels and flares are fantasmic

[]Amado Chalhoub

Looks good bro, glad to hear you're making progress!

[]Carlos Pavon

The SSP one of my favorites and very hard to find. It reminds me of my 1992 gt which had the full MM suspension. ..

[]Columbo Saiya

Have to say, this build is what inspired me to add a fox to build in my collection, and I couldn't be happier so far! Thanks for sharing! Keep up the awesome work!

[]WarAngel Bush

I love the stang Matt. I might just have to use your parts list to help with my 87 build. Lol

[]Tim Hughes

Job well done. I have always loved the notches. Can't wait to see the vid. Congrats!

[]Mike Talamantes

Those wheels are perfect for the fox! Looks great since the last video i saw.

[]Brian Pokropski

Can't wait to hear your feedback on the Maximum Motorsport suspension. I had their torque arm/panhard bar setup on my old 2001 gt along with spherical bearing rear control arms... amazing how it transformed the car's handling! Looking forward to more videos on your notch back!

[]Nathan Gregoire

Really nice build Matt. 295s!!!

[]Dave Roberts


[]Matt Quinn

That is robust. And burly. Nutsackular.

[]Nick Culver


[]Matt Huffman

Dog you don't know how long I've been waiting to see this car finally built.. Hurry up! Haha I got a 93 gt 5.0 and love the foxes yours is the cream of the crop though Matt! Retired highway patrol light as hell

[]Michael B. Gonzales


[]Will Cavalieri

I cant wait to see this bad ass on the strrets

[]Michel Darnell

I hope yours is getting close i want to see it. I started mine about the same time and i painted it yesterday

[]Kevin Wilkins

Can't wait until it's finished, looks great. And it also was my high school dream car.

[]Mike Schell

Really looking forward to seeing this completed -- Looking good so far!

[]Blackfuriesfan Hawthorne

Loving this car! Can't wait to see her on the street :D

[]Doug Hanson

Like what you have planned for this, great job look forward to future features

[]Daniel Gonzales

Ready to hear and see this pony! I follow on IG FB and youtube

[]Stephen Schmitt

Almost bought another Fox Mustang when I saw the first video on this project.

[]Jason Dorris

I can hardly wait to see this thing carving up the canyon roads! HNNG, etc...

[]David Cole

Gonna be so much fun when it's done. I can't wait to see some videos of this beast!

[]Martin Hogan

Looking forward to it's completion! Following on TST!

[]Logan Lake

Love this ride. Thanks for sending me here via The Smoking Tire, this is a great site I had never heard of :).

[]Nate Miller

cant wait to see this shit rippin up the canyons...

[]Nathan Klein

Love the stang. This would be a really fun car to have. Enjoy it Matt.

[]Daniel Iamundo

My favorite car out of all of them, you don't know how good they are till you drive one, just got mine this summer and in time I wanna do something like you are doing to yours. And love the show you are one of my favourite because you aren't boring to watch like some people, thanks for the smoking tire

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