Farmington Hills, MI, September 18, 2017 - The MAHLE “Mustang Build” YouTube video series continues with a fourth installment highlighting the car’s custom paint scheme, as well as several enhancements to the interior of the vehicle. The 1,000 horsepower custom-built Ford Mustang from Petty’s Garage will be awarded at AAPEX 2017 as part of the MAHLE “Drive with the Original” promotion. The video is available at the MAHLE Aftermarket YouTube Channel at Watch it now below.
In this next documentary video, the Petty’s Garage team gives the MAHLE Ford Mustang a complete paint job featuring a custom-formulated blue color representative of MAHLE’s corporate color. The car was fully disassembled and the special blue paint was applied to several unique areas and parts of the vehicle, including the door jambs, the engine bay and the brake calipers. The interior of the car was upgraded with Ford Recaro seats wrapped in special leather with MAHLE blue stitching and custom embroidery on the seat-backs.
The final installment in the MAHLE “Mustang Build” video series will premiere toward the end of this month just ahead of the conclusion of the “Drive With the Original” promotion on October 1. The video will feature highlights of the MAHLE Mustang on the dyno when it reaches 1,000 horsepower - as well as a special appearance by “The King” himself, Richard Petty.
The grand prize MAHLE Ford Mustang will be awarded on October 31, 2017 at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. Four finalists will be randomly selected from all entries to receive an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas to participate in the special grand prize ceremony. The “Original”, Richard Petty, will be present when the finalists each select a key fob - one of which will unlock the doors of the customized, twin-turbo 1,000 HP Grand Prize MAHLE Ford Mustang from Petty’s Garage.
In addition to the grand prize, over 2,400 instant win prizes are up for grabs, including Richard Petty Driving Experiences, autographed Richard Petty signature Charlie 1 Horse cowboy hats, and autographed #43 die-cast model cars.
Complete information about the “Drive with the Original” promotion, including official rules, terms and conditions, can be found at Information to participate in the promotion is also available on specially marked MAHLE Original gasket boxes.
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About MAHLE Aftermarket
MAHLE Aftermarket, the business unit specializing in spare parts, uses the expertise from the series production of original equipment in its automotive aftermarket product range, and supplies trade, repair shop and engine repair partners. MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 22 locations and other sales offices worldwide, with 1,555 employees. In 2016, the business unit achieved a global sales volume of EUR 899 million (USD 946 million).
About Patty’s Garage
In June 2008 Petty's Garage, a Level Cross, N.C.-based company, was born to begin restorations on racecar chassis from owner Richard Petty's private collection. Petty's Garage is currently bringing "The King's" winning tradition to a wide variety of high-performance automobiles from production-based Richard Petty Signature Series to custom builds and restorations. Petty's Garage is a high performance speed shop focused on spectacular performance automobiles.