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JUL 9, 2020 | From Ford Performance Staff Reports

Bruce Mainard Mods His '18 Stang to Turn It Into 'The Brute In A Suit'

2018 Mustang GT with Supercharger

Longtime Mustang fans often find themselves rekindling their love affair with Ford’s famed Pony Car later in life, and wind up buying a new Mustang for some modern-day cruising. At age 69, Bruce Mainard could have been counted among so many other boomers who have again found automotive happiness behind the wheel of a factory fresh Ford Mustang. Except driving a new, coyote-powered 2018 Mustang GT just made Bruce hungry for some extra punch – can you say “supercharger?” Read Bruce’s note to us below and see how happy he is after giving his car a dual personality.

2018 Ford Mustang GT in Crimson Red

“Hello, Ford Performance! My name is Bruce Mainard. I am retired, 69 years old, and live in Rocklin, California. My affair with the Mustang began in 1970 when I purchased a 1967 Acapulco Blue C-Code Fastback with a 289 2-Barrel V-8, 4-Speed, and Center Console. I loved that car!

“Life, however, got in the way. Unfortunately, I had to sell the car. I promised myself that I would someday have my dream Mustang.

“On August 25, 2017, I placed a factory order at Future Ford in Roseville, California, for a 2018 Royal Crimson, 5.0 V-8, GT Premium Coupe. Options included a 10-Speed Automatic Trans, Equipment Group 401A, Shaker Pro Audio System, Performance Pack 1, Magne-Ride, Active Valve Exhaust, and Enhanced Security Pack. I took delivery on January 8, 2018, put approximately 2,200 miles on the car and returned to Future Ford for the following upgrades:

I added a 3.0L Stage 1 Supercharger (750 HP), Ford Performance Billet Oil Pump Gears, Ford Performance Half Shafts, QA1 Carbon Fiber Driveshaft, Ford Performance Driveshaft Loop, Ford Performance Rear Deck Lid Trim Panel and a “Bullitt Mustang” Upper Front Grille as shown in the images I’ve sent along.

“I now refer to my Mustang as ‘The Brute in a Suit.’ I plan to take it out to the drag strip and the track often. I frequent car shows and automotive events in the greater Sacramento area. I will never sell the car. It will be passed down to the family. I would appreciate your consideration for this to appear in your Ford Fan Spotlight. I believe there is a unique Mustang out there for every generation of enthusiasts -- including one like me who will always be young at heart. Finally, thanks to the folks at Future Ford and Ford Performance for making my dream Mustang a reality!”

2018 Mustang GT Engine bay with Supercharger
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