1965 Mustang Blizzard
Ringbrothers 1965 Mustang “Blizzard” Blends NASCAR Power and Space-Age Materials
Renowned Street Machine builder Ringbrothers debuted its 710 horsepower 1965 Mustang Fastback at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. In a scene reminiscent of the unveiling of the original Mustang in 1964, show attendees ringed the car as the sheet was pulled back to reveal the pony car’s custom bodywork. Named Blizzard for its brilliant white paint job, this redesigned classic made its official debut in the Global Finishing Solutions booth in the SEMA Show’s North Hall.
Blizzard gets its power from a highly modified 351-based 427cid V8 engine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series style engine build by Wegner Motorsports. Induction is handled by a Holley carburetor and exhaust is funneled through Flowmaster Mufflers. To keep this monster engine cool, Ringbrothers installed a Be Cool radiator and fan setup that keep the engine running at its optimal temperature while Royal Purple lubricants work to keep everything running smoothly. All 710 horsepower is delivered to the rear wheels through a Bowler five-speed manual transmission and a John’s Industry differential.
Putting all of the power to the ground are a set of HRE 560R forged wheels shod in Nitto Invo tires that measure 265 up front and 325 out back. Inside of the wheels, Baer six-piston calipers bring this pony to a stop from full gallop without even breaking a sweat. The car is actually setup to handle as well as the Stock Cars that inspired its engine thanks to a Detroit Speed & Engineering front coilover and rear Quadralink suspension with AFCO shocks and DSE sway bars.
After hundreds of hours of planning and prep to subtly sculpt every line and curve, Ringbrothers’ sprayed Blizzard in its Global Finishing Solutions paint booth with BASF Glasurit Waterborne “Blizzard White” paint over Ringbrothers’ custom carbon fiber roof, deck lid, bumper, side scoops and hood. Inside, custom billet accents adorn the interior in the classic Ringbrothers style and Upholstery Unlimited further customized the interior with custom coverings for the Recaro seats. Finally, an Alpine stereo, amplifier, and speakers have been installed to provide the in car entertainment.
Type: 351-based V8 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Motor)
Displacement: 427 ci
Induction: 750-cfm Holley 4150 Aluminum Ultra HP carb with custom Ringbrothers air induction
Exhaust: Ringbrothers custom headers and exhaust, Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers
Oiling: Royal Purple 5W30 Synthetic Oil
Cooling: BeCool radiator and electric fans
Output: 710 hp
Built by: Wegner Automotive
Fuel Pump: Holley
Fuel Tank: Aeromotive 16-gallon fuel tank
Transmission: Bowler Performance 5-Speed
Rearend: John's Industry
Rear suspension: Detroit Speed, Inc. Quadralink with AFCO Shocks with a Detroit Speed, Inc. Sway Bar
Reinforcements: Detroit Speed, Inc.
Rollover Protection: Custom Roll Cage by Ringbrothers
Brakes: Baer 14-inch rotors with Baer 6S 6-piston calipers front and rear
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 18x9.5 and 19x12 HRE 560R
Tires: 265/35R18 and 325/30R19 Nitto Invo
Steering Wheel: Driven
Upholstery: Custom by Upholstery Unlimited
Head Unit: Alpine
Paint Manufacturer: BASF Glasurit Waterborne
Paint Color: Blizzard White
Paint Booth: Global Finishing Solutions Ringbrothers Performer
Additional Details: Carbon Fiber Roof, Deck Lid, Bumper, Side Scoops, and Hood.