What Is the Stinger Edition Mustang?Last Updated August 4, 2019
The Stinger Edition Mustang was designed for the car buyer who wanted a Mustang with a little extra “attitude.” Starting with a Mustang GT as a base, the 2008 Stinger came with a variety of factory-installed exterior extras, such as an aluminum front and rear end and aluminum side panels with side exhaust. Other distinctive exterior features included a Billet-type grille and wheels and a shaker hood scoop that added to the vehicle’s style — not to mention its performance!
All-Ostrich Leather Interior
Perhaps the most unique feature of the Stinger Edition Mustang was what was found on the inside. The interior consisted of ostrich leather, a relatively rare and exotic type of leather that is not often used in automobile manufacturing and usually found only in high-end luxury automobiles. The Stinger offered leather upholstery on the seats and even an ostrich print leather console.
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Designed for those that wanted a little extra "attitude" the Stinger Edition Mustang featured some good exterior upgrades. The most interesting upgrades were found inside as the interior featured ostrich leather.
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The Hurst Mustang is a tribute to Ford's racing heritage and was designed to pace the final race of the 2009 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge. The original was auctioned off in 2010 and another limited-edition run of 50 car replicas were available by special order.
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