Ford has always been quick to make the Mustang as accessible to racers as it is to regular new car buyers, and a big factor has been production of body-in-white chassis. This bare-bones Mustang body saves racing teams tons of time and money by removing all the unnecessary bits, like the radio, windshield, wheels, or anything relating to the interior whatsoever. This can shave days or even weeks off of a race car’s build time, or it can serve as the perfect platform for a highly customized project.
At the Performance Racing Industry trade show last week, Ford pulled back the curtain on the 2016 Ford Mustang body-in-white, as well as the Competition Kit that adds factory trim inside and out, as well as select suspension components.
That just leaves you to come up with the remainder of the suspension, drivetrain, and engine, as well as the rest of the components necessary for a functional vehicle. The 2016 Mustang body-in-white comes on a rolling cart for easy transportation (remember, no wheels!) and pre-painted, so you don’t have to worry about rust. Sold only for off-road use, each body-in-white is also serialized so future car collectors know exactly what they’re getting.
“Some race car builds can be challenging to start with a factory assembled car, a bare body provides an ideal platform for customized builds or back-halved cars”, said Jesse Kershaw, Drag Race Parts and Competition manager. “The body-in-white is the perfect starting point for racers with a donor vehicle, or step up to the Competition Kit for the rest of the factory hardware.”
Pricing for the 2016 Mustang body-in-white starts at $7,995, with pricing of the Competition Kit to be announced sometime in the first quarter of 2016.