What Is the Hurst Mustang?

What Is the Hurst Mustang?

Last Updated August 8, 2023 | Andrew Boyle

A one-of-a-kind Mustang designed to pace the final race of the 2009 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, the Hurst Mustang is a tribute to Ford’s racing heritage. The Hurst Mustang takes as its base the 2010 Mustang GT, which features an air-induction 4.6L V8 (based on Ford’s Modular engine platform) that outputs 315 horsepower and 325 foot-pounds of torque.

Hurst Mustang

To get it ready for its pacing duties, the Hurst Mustang has a number of notable upgrades, including:

  • Engine: The GT’s stock V8 has been augmented with the addition of a Roush supercharger, which boosts the engine’s output to 435 horses and over 400 foot-pounds of torque.
  • Exhaust: To complement the upgraded engine, the Hurst Mustang also features a stainless steel, custom-tuned Magnaflow exhaust system and a K&N air filter.
  • Suspension: Handling and ride quality have been improved as well with the addition of an Eibach Springs suspension kit featuring Hurst-tuned coil over shocks, springs and sway bar.
  • Exterior: While the Hurst Mustang’s white-and-gold paint scheme may not be for everyone, it will definitely attract attention. With large gold-painted racing stripes and the Hurst Pace Car logo prominently displayed on the side, there’s no mistaking this car for anything else.
  • Wheels and Tires: It wouldn’t be a true pace car without a set of eye-catching rims, and the Hurst Mustang doesn’t disappoint. Sporting distinctive 20” gold-and-silver polished aluminum wheels by Hurst and BF Goodrich’s g-Force tires, the Hurst Mustang has got plenty of flash to go with its upgrades under the hood.

Pricing and Availability

Once the original Hurst Pace Car had completed its duties at the 2009 Mustang Challenge, it made a number of special appearances on the show car circuit before being auctioned off in January 2010. Proceeds from the Hurst Mustang’s auction, which raised $120,000, went to the Victory Junction Camp for Kids in Kansas City, Kansas. Following that, a limited-edition run of 50 pace car replicas became available by special order from Ford dealers around the country. Pricing started at an additional $36,450 on top of the GT’s sticker price.

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