AC/DC Lead Singer Purchases First Petty's Garage Mustang GT

Feb 22, 2015 08:00 AM EST | Matt Mercuro

Ford is teaming with Petty's Garage to create a new 627-hp Mustang GT, a limited-edition vehicle inspired by Petty's Garage Mustang GT featured during last year's SEMA show.

Two versions of the vehicle will be built in 2015, according to Ford. The Stage 1 version will be limited to just 100 units and just 43 Stage 2 options will be made.

"We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our Petty's Garage Mustang GT displayed at the SEMA show," said Jeff Whaley, Petty's Garage COO. "With so much interest, we began to explore the possibility of building a limited run of the Petty's Garage Mustang GT."

The Stage 1 Petty's Garage Mustang GT will feature a number of modifications, like a reworked rear fascia with a center-exit exhaust and race-inspired spoiler.

Custom embroidered head restraints and floor mats can be found inside each vehicle along with Richard Petty's signature on the dashboard.

Stage 1 Mustang GT can be purchased in any color "with all unique bodywork painted to match" in-house at Petty's Garage, according to Ford.

Ford's Stage 2 version comes with the same features as the Stage 1 and Petty's Garage Wilwood big brake upgrade and a complete Petty's Garage custom two-tone paint job.

The vehicle was designed to ride on Petty's Garage HRE three-piece forged-aluminum wheels.

The first Stage 2 option was ordered by rock 'n' roll legend Brian Johnson, lead singer for AC/DC.

"This Mustang has just taken my breath away," said Johnson, according to Ford. "It really is one of the best cars I've ever driven. I didn't have an American car, but I do now!"

The Petty's Garage Stage 1 goes for $62,210, while the Stage 2 car comes in at $92,210. Orders for the limited-edition Mustang GTs can be placed at any Ford dealership.

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