Neil Tjin Puts His Own Unique Twist On The 2011 Mustang
Are you beginning to notice a trend here? The 2011 Mustang’s are out in full force at this year’s SEMA Show, and with so many badass takes on the factory car being displayed, we’d be remiss not to share them with those unable to check out the goods in person. One of the more anticipated rides to be unveiled this week was Neil Tjin’s “Tjin Edition” 2011 5.0L Mustang, which is being displayed in the Air Lift booth and turning plenty of heads.
Tjin, one of the top up and coming designers in the automotive industry, turned this new Mustang around in just six weeks upon it’s arrival from the folks at Ford, who supplied the car to be displayed here at SEMA. Making that all the more impressive is the fact that this car has literally been customized from front to back. In fact, the list of what hasn’t been customized or modified would be far shorter than that of what has.
Tjin, while very much one that possesses an eye for the looks department of a vehicle, definitely likes some “go” with his “show,” which he demonstrated at last year’s SEMA Show with the unveiling of a 2010 Camaro SS sporting a Vortech supercharger. And this new Mustang continues that trend, with a Vortech pieced mounted atop the otherwise stock 5.0L powerplant, producing somewhere in the neightborhood of 600 horsepower. Interestingly, the supercharger has a little story behind it, as it was only the second 20th Anniversary Special Edition V3-Si Trim supercharger to roll out of manufacturing and the very first released outside of Vortech’s R&D lab. The boost travels through an air-to-air charge cooler. Supplying some extra juice is a Nitrous Express kit, with a carbon fiber bottle mounted in the trunk. Exhaust comes from a set of American Racing headers and through a Magnaflow system to a set of large chrome tips. And assisting in getting the 600 horses to the ground is an aftermarket SPEC Clutch.
Originally painted black from the factory, the Tjin Edition Mustang is now finished in Dupont Samurai Gold paint, with painted Dupont Orange and Gunmetal accent lines and pinstriping. The sleek look comes from an Extreme Dimension/Tjin Edition body kit, along with an added Webasto sunroof, smoothed side markers, flushed mount early model Mustang emblems, and matte black body accents. The headlights have also been modified from stock, with the chrome in the two center lights removed and a Light Wurkz LED setup in the front and rear installed for a much more custom look.
The car now sports a full digital-controlled Air Lift air ride system with Eibach sway bars, cruising on a custom Forgestar Concave C5 wheels measuring 20×9″ and 20×11″ on Falken tires and outfitted with a set of large Baer brakes.
Inside, you’ll find a custom STACK gauge cluster with auto Meter gauges, with a completely redone black and orang leather interior that includes Status racing seats and harnesses. Also, there is a really trick Azentek smart mirror with built-in GPS and navigation, and a Unique Fabrication roll bar. And the interior of a fully-customized car just wouldn’t be completer without a thumping audio system, which comes courtesy of Image Dynamics with three 12″ subwoofers and an amp in the trunk and a Pioneer head unit.