/Drive’s Matt Farah compares a classic Pro-Tourer modded Mustang called “The Villain” against the brand new 2015 Ford Mustang GT with the 5.0L Coyote V8 in it and a proper stick shift
Would you spend $150,000 to have your own “Villain” retro Mustang? Would you spend $35,000-$40,000 to have a new Mustang GT? The cars are in two totally different markets, naturally, but it’s something to consider.
I’ve never been a huge Mustang guy, myself, but I must admit that black over red 2015 GT 5.0 in the video did make me drool a bit. As for the resto-mod ‘Stang, it’s definitely cool as all hell, but it’s not how I’d spend my own $150,000 because I’m a fiend for exotics. That said, I can totally see it being worthwhile for anyone who really loves muscle cars, and wants a quality resto-mod they can actually thrash.
Think about something like the Singer 911, though, how badass would it be if a company started building custom classic Mustangs like that. Classic Recreations, who makes “The Villain” seems to be trying that idea out a bit, so I wish them much success.