The worldwide audience of the SEMA show in Las Vegas is undoubtedly going to be swarmed by the abundance of modified Ford Mustangs, but this one certainly stands out in the crowd, and not just because of the spectacular Grabber Green paint job and gold wheels.
This is Roush’s newest modified Mustang – the 2018 Roush 729, a one-off that comes to pay its respects to the classic and legendary 1970 Boss 429. It comes with Ford’s commemorative Grabber Green paint job, plastered over a custom wide-body kit designed by Roush and Stratasys that also features some race-inspired aerodynamic parts, made out entirely out of carbon fiber by Anderson Composites. And the pony car also gets flashy gold Vossen RVS forged wheels wrapped in Continental Extreme-Contact Sport rubber, with bespoke-painted Brembro GT Series brakes and a Roush three-way adjustable coilover suspension that comes with skid pad ratings of up to 1.07 lateral G’s.
Performance is unleashed through the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 sitting under the long hood, which has been treated to supercharging in order to spool up to 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts). The Roush R2650 supercharger with a front-inlet, front-drive design, complete with Eaton TVS technology is on point, along with a Roush cold air intake, and a rather funny-named “Air Gobbler” hood scoop. Inside the SEMA attendees will see a set of Recaro Racing seats wrapped in Katzkin custom leather, and safety is provided by the Watson roll cage and our-point racing harnesses.