To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, Lee Iacocca, has introduced a coach-built version of the American pony car called ‘2009 1/2 Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang’. This exclusive car is the result of collaboration between Iacocca, designer Michael Leone, and California-based coachbuilder, Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters. The car is based on the 2009 Mustang platform and will be offered with two power plant options- a normally-aspirated 4.6-liter Ford V8 rated at 320 horsepower or an optional supercharged version offering 400 horsepower. Both the V8s will be linked to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car is also fitted with an upgraded suspension- the Ford Racing Handling Package suspension for firmer springs and re-valved shock absorbers. Designer Michael Leone has done wonders with the exteriors by giving the car a unique front-end treatment with deep-set headlights. The interior too is as beautiful as its sultry exterior and boasts of Iacocca Diamond Design leather seats, an Iacocca signature dash plaque with serial number, leather-wrapped steering wheel with the “I” logo and Iacocca-badged aluminum door sill plates.
The Iacocca Silver Edition will be limited to just 45 units and will be available exclusively at Southern California’s Galpin Ford dealership. Information regarding the price has however not been revealed yet.