Slapping the iconic blue/orange Gulf racing livery on a 2020 Mustang doesn’t justify a USD$139,995 price tag. But a paint job isn’t the only thing that Tennessee-based Brown Lee Performance did for their Gulf Heritage Edition Mustang—and what they have done will leave you feeling that USD$140K is a steal.
For starters, this particular Gulf Heritage Mustang is official, meaning there’s a licensing agreement in place between Brown Lee Performance and Gulf Oil, allowing the builder to reproduce the livery of the Ford GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in both 1968 and 1969. Not satisfied that this licensing agreement warrants the price? Don’t worry, there’s more.
Under the hood, Brown Lee added in a 3.0-litre Stage 2 Supercharger System on the GT’s 5.0-litre V8, bumping up its horsepower to a mean 800. The engine is paired with either a 10-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. They also upgraded the air to water intercooler system and the fuel injectors, while also tacking on a high-flow air induction system.
To improve aerodynamics, the front grille was deleted and a rear decklid was added. CarbonAero contributed a front carbon fibre splitter, carbon fibre side sills, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler with gurney lip. The suspension was lowered, and Brembo brakes were added in the front and back.
The chassis was also given a dyno calibration. The Mustang rides on 20-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.
Inside, Brown Lee added custom full leather and Alcantara finishes with Gulf racing accents. You can choose from Recaro and Non-Recaro seats. There’s also plenty of badging throughout. If you’re interested in picking up one of these special Gulf Heritage Edition Mustangs, you can choose from either a 2019 or 2020 Mustang in either the coupe or convertible. Don’t wait too long to make a decision; Brown Lee will only be making 119 of these Mustangs.