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Russell Ingall shows off new Herrod Ford Mustang

By Scott Newman, 10 Mar 2017 News

Russell Ingall shows off new Herrod Ford Mustang

Supercar champ unveils his new 'track toy'

Russell Ingall likes his cars with an American flavour.

The 2005 Supercar champion and two-time Bathurst 1000 winner has proudly shown off his new toy on social media, a Ford Mustang tuned by the folks at Herrod Performance, while his previous ride was a modified Chevrolet Camaro converted by Performax.

Russell Ingall Chevrolet CamaroAccording to Ingall, the Mustang will hit the track at a number of corporate days (which should be quite a ride) as well as being a 'toy' for running round his native Gold Coast.

Ingall's Mustang has received the works from Herrod Performance, including its ADR-compliant supercharger kit, which lifts outputs from 306kW/530Nm to 507kW and more torque than you can poke a driveshaft at, though Ingall has opted for the exhaust system from the Shelby GT350R.

Russell Ingall Ford Mustang engineOn a cold day at Heathcote, we ran 0-100km/h in 4.2sec and a 12.1sec quarter mile at 197km/h in an auto-equipped Herrod Mustang, so it definitely has the speed to back up its figures. 

To cope with the extra grunt there's a set of Ford Performance heavy duty axles while the chassis benefits from the Ford Performance FR3 handling kit, consisting of lowered springs and new dampers, anti-roll bars, upper strut mounts and more.

Russell Ingall Ford Mustang rearThe exterior is jazzed up by a subtle bodykit and yet-to-be-released TSW wheels, while on the inside there's a Shelby GT350R wrapped in grippy alcantara.

Ingall also has no time for anyone who wants to bring up the Mustang's well-publicised two-star safety rating, saying in a comment on his Facebook "For the lightweights that go on about the Mustang's [safety] rating - go buy a Prius. [It] annoys the hell out of me that the safety rating was rated on equipment that is trying to take the place of the driver."

Russell Ingall Ford Mustang frontIngall is the latest high-profile Herrod customer, with West Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson also a tuned Mustang fan. "[Russell's] stoked with it," Herrod Performance Rob Herrod told MOTOR. "We're seeing a different clientele, in the next couple of weeks we'll hit 100 cars with deposits for another 50."