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Featured: Agent 47 Mustang

By - March 17, 2007 – 11:17 amNo Comment | 3,190 views

When upgrading the appearance of their Mustang, most owners don’t consider exterior and interior upgrades to be performance oriented. Many of the scoops, spoilers, and air dams are just for looks, and custom interiors and mobile audio equipment do nothing to improve how a Mustang drives. For the guys at Agent 47, it’s a whole different story. The prototyping and manufacturing company based in Carlsbad, CA uses their racing experience in the NASA American Iron Racing Series to develop high quality products for the Mustang that not only look good, but are functional as well. They pride themselves in that fact that there is a direct correlation between the products that are used in their race car and the products they sell. In fact, this is the very reason for the creation of Agent 47. “More and more people want a car that will perform on the track as well as on the street,” said CEO Corey Weber, who had grown tired of seeing so many products that were simply cosmetic upgrades or just quick fixes. He wanted serious performance parts for road racing, and he believed that other Mustang owners would want them as well. And so began Agent 47 with their “race what we sell” mentality.

At this year’s SEMA, Agent 47 launched its product line for the 05+ Mustang showcased in this feature car. In the glitter and glamour of the show floor, the car somehow stood out despite its lack of bling, stickers, and chrome. Keeping with the company’s philosophy, the car features mainly functional upgrades.

Perhaps the most important upgrade to the car is the Agent 47 innerframe. Designed by legendary racecar builder Bill Osborne, the innerframe connects the Mustang’s unitbody together at ten key structural points from inside the car. The result is an interconnected frame similar to a race car that is far more effective at stiffening the chassis than subframe connectors. The innerframe is fully tig welded and can either be bolted or welded to the frame of the car. The only modification needed to install the innerframe is a set of thinner covers for the speakers on the doors that allow for clearance. Entering and exiting the car is unaffected for the driver and front passenger, although you might want to think twice before putting passengers in the rear seats.

Also helping to stiffen the chassis is the Agent 47 strut tower brace. Made of 1.25-inch chromoly tube and tig welded, the strut brace prevents flex in the front of the car and is bolted to the frame.

The front of the car has undergone retro treatment with a modified lower grille and deleted headlights. The changes are more than just visual, however. The Agent 47 lower grille includes functional air ducts to the front brakes that help prevent fading, even when used with the stock brakes. Replacing the headlights is the Agent 47 Ram Air System that feeds air to the engine through Boss-style vents. The system requires that the headlights be moved to the center of the car using the Agent 47 recessed front grille, and due to government regulations is non-street legal.

Racers know the importance of aerodynamics, and Agent 47 has developed several new products featured on this car. The Agent 47 mirrors are not only sleek and stylish, but they offer improved aerodynamics at high speed as well. They look so much better than the stock mirrors that they are worth it for their appearance alone. Aerodynamics is improved further with the Agent 47 vortex generators. These small fins placed on the hood work together with the Agent 47 adjustable rear spoiler to optimize the airflow over the car and provide traction to the rear wheels through improved downforce.

A real road-racer needs proper wheels and tires, and this car is fitted with true knock-off wheels designed in part by Agent 47 and Nitto 555 Extreme tires, 255-45-18 front and 295-45-18 rear.

Brightening up the rest of the car are just a few visual final touches. The hood and rear panel are blacked out reminiscent of the 1969 and 1970 model years, and Agent 47 logos and lettering are featured on the rear and the side sills.

The end result is a retro road racer with the latest technology that is ready for both the track and the street. This Mustang could drive to the racetrack for a day of hot laps, and then fit right in with classic cars at a local cruise later that night. For more information on Agent 47 and their products, visit www.AgentFortySeven.com.

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