Update: Neiman Marcus Mustang isn't AWD, Still Packs 700hp
Last week we brought you the news that the 2015 Neiman Marcus Christmas book included a custom, limited edition Ford Mustang GT convertible with all-wheel drive. The good people at Neiman Marcus reached to us in regard to that piece, clarifying some details on their 700 horsepower Mustang. Unfortunately, as I suspected, this custom pony car is “only” rear wheel drive, but this is still a wicked limited edition performance car that will almost surely sell out in a major hurry.
No All-Wheel Drive Mustang
First and foremost, as I suspected last week, the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Ford Mustang GT convertible does not have all-wheel drive. Like every other Mustang ever, the Neiman Marcus speedster is rear wheel drive – just as it should be. This really isn’t that big of a surprise and it really isn’t a problem, but some people will surely be disappointed that a high end retailer hadn’t created the first ever all-wheel drive Mustang.
Other details removed from the initial listing are the Lexan windshield, the lightweight racing seats and the custom colored supercharger – but the Neiman Marcus Mustang GT convertible does have more than enough to guarantee that all 100 units will be cherished collectables as soon as they reach the new owners.
The Custom 2015 Mustang GT Speedster
So, while the items that we suspected were not accurate are no longer included in the package, the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition 2015 Ford Mustang GT convertible has all of the essentials to create a stunning modern muscle car.
The 5.0L V8 has been fitted with a 2.3L TVS supercharger, a stainless steel performance exhaust system, fuel system upgrades and a solid engine tune that lifts the output of the Mustang GT from 435hp and 400lb-ft of torque to 700 horsepower and 600lb-ft of torque. That power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission (no automatic is offered) and a set of 305mm wide Continental Force Contact Tires help put the power to the ground as efficiently as possible. A Progressive Performance suspension upgrade and a Brembo big brake package help to improve handling, making this a beast in a straight line and through the turns.
Finally, the Neiman Marcus Ford Mustang GT convertible features the body upgrades shown in the image above and the video below. Most importantly, the Neiman Marcus Mustang has a rear tonneau that extends all of the way up to the front seats, covering the rear seats and creating the speedster form that helps to make this Mustang so unique. This panel can be removed and the rear seats are still there, but when it is just you and one other person, the Neiman Marcus Mustang can provide the custom speedster feel.
Click here for a closer look at the listing on the Neiman Marcus website and if you want to own one of the 100 unique muscle cars, get ready – as they go on sale tomorrow (October 12th) at noon. At $95,000, this isn’t a Mustang for everyone, but it is a guaranteed bet that everyone who does one will own a piece of Ford Mustang history.