The immediate thing that stands out when you take a glance at Nick Harker’s 2015 Mustang GT is the front end. It’s definitely not a stock S550 Mustang GT front clip. The front of this car looks serious, and true to form the car directly behind that grille it is very serious. With a Whipple supercharger, Ford Performance’s FR3 track suspension and RTR Tech 7 wheels this car means absolutely serious business. In fact, the car is so serious aftermarket part supplier American Muscle decided to feature Nick’s Mustang as part of their Customer Build Series Videos.
With a slew of parts ordered from American Muscle to fully customize this 2015 Mustang, including Raxiom LED Projector Headlights and Halo Fog Lights it is no surprise American Muscle chose to highlight this particular build. However, one of the most eye-catching parts of Nick’s Mustang wasn’t something ordered from a parts catalog. The grille placed inside the MP Concepts GT500 style front bumper is a one-off custom made by Nick himself sourced from a S197 Mustang.
Nick tried a few different grille options until he found the one that worked perfectly for the aesthetic he was looking for. After playing with a Boss 302 grille he realized the fix was to mount his Raxiom fog lights directly to the Whipple dual 11-Inch fans for the Whipple heat exchanger. After some careful fabrication so things lined up just right, the front end with the MP Concepts GT500 style front bumper came together just right. The MP Concepts GT500 style aluminum hood also adds to the seriousness of the front of this Mustang.
This 2015 Mustang build isn’t just a custom grille, it also has all sorts of performance attached to it. Nick, who serves in the United States Air Force in California, chose his Instagram handle as 757Coyote based on the massive 757 ponies this Mustang is putting out at the wheels. This power is attributed to the red Whipple W175AX 2.9L intercooled supercharger kit running on 91-octane fuel.
Nick was smart during the build-up of his 2015 Mustang GT. He didn’t just throw in huge power without upgrading the rest of the car. “I wanted to upgrade the suspension to give it a good base before I just rammed a bunch of horsepower in it,” said Nick. He added Ford Performance’s complete FR3 track suspension kit. He has tried both Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect tires and Nitto NT05R drag radials doing all he can to keep some of the 757 horsepower connected to the ground (with limited success in First and Second gears).
Because of Nick’s occupation with the U.S. Air Force he is shipping the Mustang to Germany and plans to run it around the famed Nurburgring and parts of the Autobahn. This car certainly turns heads in California, but without a doubt it will be snapping necks in Germany. More photos of Nick’s build can be found on the car’s American Muscle build page.