For die-hard Mustang fans, the Ford Mustang has always represented something special. There is something different and cool about a Mustang, a stigma, and a presence that no other car can match. There have been countless variants of the Mustang over the years, those produced by Ford, and dozens of aftermarket forays into the custom Mustang world. Recently, the Mustang was treated to some extra-special exclusivity via Neiman Marcus.
Every year, the Neiman Marcus Christmas/Holiday catalog features a special, ultra-limited production vehicle. Typically these cars bear Italian or German names. However, this year a custom-built Mustang is being sold by the retailer along with all things posh and expensive.
This is, of course, not a Mustang that can simply be purchased through your local Ford dealership. It is elite, and features some exclusive parts developed by Classic Design Concepts (CDC) and others, and only available on this particular car. We had the opportunity to check out a Neiman Marcus Mustang in the CDC booth at the 2015 SEMA Show, and to chat with CDC’s George Huisman about this one-of-a-kind project.
These cars begin life as a 2016 Mustang GT Performance Pack convertible. Those of you who pay attention to new Mustang options will note that in 2016 Ford is offering the GT Performance pack on the convertible, something not available in 2015. Neiman Marcus then works its magic to create the uber-limited holiday gift.
CDC did its part by providing its Outlaw body kit and new LED switchback grill for the build, and also provided the Speedster cover, which is exclusive to Neiman Marcus, as is the rear hoop.
The car also features Ford Performance suspension upgrades, and a Ford Racing/Roush Performance supercharger. In as-delivered form the engine makes 670 horsepower at the crank, using the latest calibration update that was recently released for this supercharger system. “The cars are delivered with 670 horsepower, but Neiman Marcus places the upgraded pulley and calibration in the trunk, which if the owner chooses to install, will up horsepower to 720,” says Huisman.
Nothing but the best will do for the Neiman Marcus Mustang, and because of this, the car rolls on lightweight Forgeline wheels to nicely round out the premium appearance of this car.
Limited to just 100 units, the Neiman Marcus Mustang carries with it a six-figure price-tag. With a price this high, many enthusiasts might scoff at the idea of such a price tag for a pony car. Huisman says however that Neiman Marcus is already nearly sold-out of these cars.
So, if you’re planning on buying the ultimate Christmas gift this holiday season, you had better let your significant other, or Santa know right now, or you might just miss out on the chance to own a very exclusive rendition of the Mustang.
If you can’t afford a Neiman Marcus Mustang, you can replicate some of its original options by ordering and installing your own Outlaw body kit and grill from CDC.