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Roush’s Custom 2017 SEMA Build Is A Modern Take On The Boss 429 Mustang

Roush Performance is returning to the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas this year with a custom-built 2018 Ford Mustang GT that has one foot planted in the present day, and one in the past.

Taking its cues from the legendary 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, Roush’s bold Mustang build readily distinguishes itself with a dramatically widened body, courtesy of a Roush/Stratasys custom body kit, and bespoke Grabber Green paint from Sherwin Williams. No less conspicuous are the wheels – 20-inch Vossen/Roush Performance custom RVS pieces with a golden finish – or the black Stratasys hood scoop.

Alongside those aesthetic upgrades is a whole range of functional body pieces directly from Roush, including window scoops, heat extractors, a rear blackout appliqué, and in-house-designed upper and lower grilles. Working together with Anderson Composites, Roush Performance also produced the front splitter, rear aerofoils, rear spoiler, rocker panels, and mirror caps, all rendered in high-strength, lightweight carbon fiber.

What lurks under the hood of this custom Ford Mustang is being kept quiet for now, but behind the headers is Roush’s own active quad-tip system with an x-pipe and custom tips. Handling is aided by a Roush 3-way adjustable coilover setup, and square Continental ExtremeContact tires. Stopping power is supplied by Brembo GT-series brakes.

And finally, inside the cabin, you’ll be greeted by a Ford Accessories leather interior kit from Katzkin, with a pair of Recaro racing seats up front, and an Anderson Composites carbon-fiber rear-seat delete out back. A Watson Racing roll cage and Sparco 4-point racing harnesses render the custom-built Boss 429 Mustang homage ready for the track, while a Roush Performance gauge cluster and Roush Performance floor mats spruce things up a bit. Why compromise on comfort if you don’t have to?

This Grabber Green 2018 Ford Mustang wide-body from Roush Performance will officially break cover at the 2017 SEMA Show, which starts at the end of the month. Stay tuned for more SEMA news.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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