Nicknamed Ruffian Mustang
Today’s Ford Mustang with the fastback body is a combination of bolt-on-plastic fenders. But this all-steel 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 427 isone of the sexiest machineswe’ve ever seen that embodies the true meaning of the “American Muscle.” Nicknamed Ruffian Mustang, this awesome machine is a work of art built by Chris Ashton.
Chris says that the fender flares for this car were hand-crafted by himself and is his first attempt. Wider arches provide shade for the car’s wider wheels. 345/30 rear tires are wrapped around 19×2.5J Signature One wheels. The wheels that accentuate the car’s identity hide 13-inch rotors and 4-piston aluminum calipers in the front. The bodywork is filled with many custom parts, from the carbon fiber hood to the front valance kit and extended headlight. The 1978 Porsche’s non-metallic green color hides the bareness of the all-steel metal body.
The game is under the hood
Chris Ashton says he was inspired by the legendary Boos Mustang from the Trans-American Sedan championship series of the late ’60s and early ’70s. But the game is under the hood. The Ruffian Mustang gave up its Coyote V8 engine in favor of an LS 427, L33 aluminum block engine but hugged an impressive 625 hp. But claims impressive-200 hp. The LS3’s aluminum block helps a lot with frontend space management and ventilation. The Ruffian Mustang uses a T56 Super Magnum 6-Speed Manual Transmission from a Camaro SS and sends power to the rear wheels through a Torsen differential.
The man behind the scene
Ashton says he has been working on cars since he was a kid. He bought his first car before he even learned to drive. He has been modifying cars for a long time, but the first car he built from the ground up was the Ruffian Mustang. He had been modifying cars for a long time, but the first car he built from the ground up was the Boss 427 Ruffian Mustang. Ashton didn’t even have an automobile-related background, but he learned everything. In college, he wanted to take a course in automotive design, but there was no such course, so he enrolled for a degree in graphic design and illustration. This decision transformed him into a computer game designer by profession, but his passion for cars never waned.
The popularity of the Ruffian Mustang has exploded like a bomb
He created this machine in his 40s and received invitations from Toyo Tyres to display it in their showroom at the SEMA show. Since then, the popularity of the Boss 427 Ruffian Mustang has exploded like a bomb. It was so popular that several famous people even offered suggestions for it. Ashton built this car himself in his garage. But he now works in construction with three employees under the brilliant name “Ruffian.” Although he still works as a computer game designer, he builds and sells more impressive cars.
A true Trans American Sedan experience!
According to Ashton, he was always a huge-Muscle Lover. When he built this Stang, his goal was to create a Trans Am-inspired car that could ride on the road. Part of the process was to keep the car as analog as possible with no digital instruments. And under the hood, the heart uses a carburetor setup instead of LS3 fuel injection, because the Trans Am experience is lost if go for the first one.
Ashton has participated in many Autocross events over the years, and this machine was designed to archive that goal anyway. It is also specially designed for low-speed grip and fast steering handling. The main reason to go for the LS3 motor was that it was very helpful in Autocross events thanks to its bucket-loads of torque. Another reason Ashton chose the Chevy Crate engine was to make the car as fast as possible with a minimal upfront cost.