2012 Ford Mustang GT “Ringleader” Supercharged 5.0L SEMA Show Car is completely one of a kind Ford Mustang GT, built to be enjoyed on the street, strip, or track and anywhere in between. This car, which has been dubbed “Ringleader,” was designed and built by Cars by Kris and displayed at the world-famous SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Designed to be a high-end muscle car, Ringleader includes only the highest quality modifications from the automotive aftermarket’s top companies, such as HRE Wheels, Baer Brakes, ATI ProCharger, KW Suspensions, and many more. Absolutely amazing modern muscle car and Muscle Cars World really loves it!
Ringleader was designed by award-winning custom car designer and digital artist, Kris Horton, and features many design and performance characteristics found in high-end European luxury and sports cars such as height-adjustable coilover suspension, lightweight HRE P41 forged monoblock aluminum wheels, carbon fiber accents from TruCarbon, and a plush yet performance-oriented interior, which has been completely bedecked in leather and alcantara.
The exterior of the car has been completely refinished in custom BASF 3-stage Starfire Pearl White, Alien Green, and Jet Black paints and features custom airbrushed graphic accents within the stripes. The carbon fiber side skirts, front and rear fascias, and roof panel have been refinished with a smoked clearcoat and have a deep, reflective finish. The rear end features the prototype set of Raxiom Aero tail lights, which were designed by Kris Horton, and also have a smoked tint finish. Read more for interesting info!
Under the hood, you’ll find both style and function in the way of an ATI ProCharger supercharger system which utilizes an intercooled P-1SC-1H head unit and custom-painted tubing. This system pushes the 5.0 liter V8 engine from 412hp to over 630hp (535+ rear wheel horsepower) with only a mild tune. The power is put to the ground through a 6-speed manual transmission and heard through a pair of Magnaflow Magnapak mufflers. Stopping all of this power is a set of Baer 6P calipers and massive 14” 2-piece drilled and slotted rotors. Ringleader’s outstanding handling characteristics are provided by Whiteline Suspension, featuring a Watts Link rear end, front and rear anti-roll bars, upper and lower rear control arms, and a strut tower brace. Combined with the KW Variant 3 coilovers and Toyo tires, Ringleader is the ultimate corner carver.
On the inside, Ringleader features Ford Racing RECARO racing seats, which retain the factory side airbags but have supportive side bolsters and provisions for racing harnesses. Every surface of the interior, including the door panels, dashboard, and headliner has been finished with high quality leather with suede and alcantara accent pieces. Contrast stitching throughout helps accentuate the beautiful upholstery work. The car features factory-equipped MyColor ambient lighting and gauges which brighten up the interior nicely.
Auto Meter gauges are set into an A-Pillar mount and feature Boost/Vacuum, Fuel Pressure, and Wideband Air/Fuel readings. The rear seat area has been customized to feature the Rockford-Fosgate sound system and a custom-built rear seat delete. (The factory rear seat can be included if desired.) Audio is delivered using a Clarion NX-501 DVD/Navigation unit and includes a provision for a rearview camera system and an iPod connection. The entire interior has been lined with sound deadening material from Quiet Ride to cut down on road noise and heat in the interior.
All of these modifications, big and small, all come together to make an incredible Mustang that performs and feels like a supercar yet has the classic styling and character of one of America’s iconic pony cars. Summer’s on its way and this is the perfect car to enjoy it with!
Custom BASF Starfire Pearl White with Alien Green and Black striping
TruCarbon front fascia
APR front air splitter
TruCarbon side skirts w/splitters
TruCarbon rear fascia and diffuser w/splitters
RKSport carbon fiber roof panel
Saleen front grille
Billet 5.0 emblems
Rear deck filler panel
Custom painted rear medallion
Custom rear tail lights
Scott Drake billet antenna
Ford Motor Co. side scoops
Factory HID Headlights
ATI ProCharger intercooled centrifugal supercharger system
Snow Performance water/methanol system
Whiteline strut tower brace
Scott Drake billet hardware
Scott Drake billet fuse box cover
Scott Drake billet fluid caps
Custom painted engine cover and coil covers
Custom painted radiator cover
Custom painted rear engine bay covers
Alcantara BOSS 302 steering wheel
Custom upholstered Boss RECARO seats w/side airbags
Leather-wrapped dashboard w/contrast stitching
Leather-wrapped headliner w/suede inlay
Leather-wrapped door panels and rear side panels
Leather console w/custom shift and e-brake boots
Hand-stitched leather sun visors
Custom-built leather rear seat delete with audio console
Rockford Fosgate Boosted Rail System audio components
Clarion NX-501 Head Unit w/Navigation, Bluetooth, and iPod integration
Metra dash kit
3M Carbon Fiber wrapped dash trim pieces
Brushed finish gauge cluster and A/C vents
MyColor dash and ambient lighting
Auto Meter Phantom II gauges (Boost, Fuel Pressure, and wideband Air/Fuel)
Upholstered 3-gauge pod pillar
QuietRIDE full-interior sound deadening
KW Suspensions Variant 3 Coilover System – Height and Dampening adjustable
Whiteline Watts Link rear end
Whiteline front and rear sway bars
Whiteline Adjustable upper rear trailing arm
Whiteline Adjustable lower rear control arms
Whiteline transmission bushing
Magnaflow Magnapack axle-back system
HRE P41 Monoblok 1-piece wheels 20×9.5 Front | 20×11 Rear in Smoked Brushed finish w/green accents
Toyo Proxes T1R 255/35 R20 Front | 305/30 R20 Rear
Baer Brakes Custom-painted 6-Piston calibers front and rear w/14” drilled and slotted 2-piece rotors