THE MASTERPIECE – ROBERT DOWNEY Jr’s BOSS MUSTANG WITH A CONTEMPORARY 667-HP V8
Look at Iron Man’s ritual ride. For a while, we have been familiar with the fact that the actor Robert Downey Jr. has a strange, incredible and imaginary taste and preference in cars. There is a considerable electric collection of automobiles in his garage : from a fashionable, cultured Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda to an enjoyable and cost-effective Volkswagen Golf GTI. However, seeing his latest toy impressed us,it was a completely custom 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 he purchased from SpeedKore Performance Group at Wisconsin-based shop.
Crushing a first-generation Mustang Boss 302, now a strongly desired piece for the collectors, took serious control and nerve. The Boss 302 was a reaction, a reply of Ford to Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28. Then the Camaro ruled and controlled the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am speeding and racing series. Ford created and produced a very small number over two model years ’69 and ’70 expanding and promoting its performance Mustang around an engine with a high output: courageous, strong 302 cubic-inch V8 with “bulky” heads, burning nearly 300 horsepower.
The title of 1970 of the Trans-Am was taken by Ford due to this new weapon in hand. The Boss 302 enlightment bloomed. The fans of the establishment will consider this Downey’s decision as a modification of a Boss 302 and that it is profane and sinful, nevertheless his creative and inventive reconstruction would change their minds.
What the actor did first was demolishing the Mustang’s fabulous engine and putting a modern 5.0-liter V8 with a supercharger with twin screws. That was a packet that created 667 horsepower. “Our access, our way to this type of restmod project is “traditional title” – “heritage styling” – says Dave Salvaggio, cofounder and lea builder at SpeedKore. Dave and Downey worked together and throughtfully in realization of the actor’s vision.