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In the automotive world, the combo “coast to coast” and “topless Mustang” means only one thing: freedom.

BDS’ latest restomod, in partnership with American Wild Wheels, is a love letter to the American dream, and it speaks Italian. The Ford Mustang has a very special place among BDS’ ranks and the idea of restomodding one, was always up in the air.

The time has come.

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AMERICAN MUSCLE + ITALIAN STYLE

We are reimagining the best all terrain Mustang in the world, marrying our restomod design expertise with our love for endless open roads.
The car is heavily modified both mechanically and aesthetically to suit our particular vision and mission.

BorromeodeSilva is a Milanese based design studio, specialized in automotive design and restomods. After dedicating our attention to quintessentially European cars such as the Lancia Delta, Porsche 928 and Lamborghini Diablo it was time to turn our head towards the USA and celebrate what we consider to be the ultimate road trip car, the Ford Mustang.

The Mustang is a very special car for us. In 2008, Carlo Borromeo, our creative director, drove across the USA and then from New York City to Buenos Aires in his 1968 Fastback. It was during this endless trip down the Panamericana that we started to conceptualize how the car could be modified to become the perfect adventure machine. It took us a few years to get the idea to fruition, but here we are finally. 

The design has been developed internally as a passion project for the last few years. We have located the right teams to actually build the car both in USA and EU and are planning to proceed with at least one car, for us. We would be happy to build more for other customers. Drop us a line here if you are interested in knowing more.

Engine 5.0L Coyote

For the 2012 model year Boss 302 Mustang, Ford introduced a high-performance variant of the 5.0L Coyote - 5.0 Road Runner V8 engine. Compared to a regular Coyote V8, the Road Runner engine features a forged steel crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons, CNC ported cylinder heads, and a high-flow intake manifold taken from the 302R racecar. Besides that, the engine was equipped with a revised camshaft with a high lift exhaust profile. The compression ratio is 11.0:1. The modern Boss 302 engine lost 10 lb-ft (14 Nm) of torque at peak when compared to the standard GT, but at the same time provides more horsepower at an outlandish 7,400 rpm redline due to grater airflow characteristics. The Boss 302 was rated at 444 (331 kW) hp at 7,400 rpm and 380 lb-ft (515 Nm) of torque at 4,500 rpm.

Upgrades

FRONT END

Tubular upper and lower full A-frame style control arms

 

Manual rack and pinion steering box with tie rod ends and bushings

 

Front drilled & slotted 11" disc rotors paired with heavy duty aluminum calipers

REAR END

Limited-Slip Differential (LSD) and higher ring and pinion ratio

Completely redesigned upper / lower tubular heavy duty arms 

Rear 10.5" drilled & slotted disc rotors with heavy duty forged aluminum calipers

High Performance billet coil-over shocks

Heavy duty CV joint half shafts

BODY SHELL

Brand new 1006 automotive grade steel body. 

 

The shell is thicker and stronger compared to the original, while retaining the exact shape

 

OEM Officially Licensed 

 

A complete re designed high performance exhaust with luxury top notch materials and an unique custom made tip.

EXHAUST SYSTEM

A completely re-designed high performance exhaust 

 

Top notch aerospace materials 

 

Increased flow and reduced weight

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design

You love the fastback design but you really don’t want a roof?
This is your answer.

At first glance, the most noticeable feature or better, the lack of it, is the missing roof which has been replaced by a hand built, exposed roll cage.  As we look through the tubing, we see a very essential, yet thought after interior, comprehensive of a brand new digital dashboard, a sporty steering wheel, new seats and a variety of little details that are only waiting to be thinkered around with.

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