Ford Mustang Speed Boat “Splashback” Wants to Be the Eleanor of the Sea
In the world of automotive enthusiasts, the Ford Mustang is an icon known for its legendary status on the open road. But what if we told you that the Mustang has found a new playground? Imagine the classic silhouette of the first-generation Mustang transformed into a boat gliding over the water. Meet the “Ford Mustang Speed Boat Splashback,” a creation that combines the spirit of the Mustang with the freedom of the sea. In this article, we dive into the details of this unique project that reimagines the Mustang as a waterborne sensation.
The Birth of an Idea
Just a month ago, we showcased a Cummins diesel-swapped S550 Mustang hauling a boat, highlighting the versatility of the Mustang in towing duties. However, the project we’re about to explore takes the Mustang’s capabilities to a whole new level – it turns the Mustang into the boat itself.
Converting a road car into an amphibious vehicle might sound like a crazy idea with potential pitfalls, but this project takes a different approach. Instead of modifying a classic Mustang with rust-prone materials, the “Splashback” is crafted primarily from fiberglass, the same material as the donor boat, ensuring a seamless blend of car and boat.
From Russia with Creativity
The brain behind this unique creation is a Russian tuner known as Ford Market. This tuning specialist has gained a reputation for crafting outlandish Blue Oval creations over the years, including the jaw-dropping Raptorbus 6×6. With the “Splashback,” Ford Market has once again pushed the boundaries of imagination.
What sets this project apart is not just the fusion of Mustang and boat but the subtle infusion of Hollywood flair. It’s evident that the creators couldn’t resist adding a touch of Eleanor’s charisma into the mix, though this is far from being a mere Eleanor clone.
The Design Details
While the “Splashback” retains the classic Mustang body, some design elements differ from the iconic 1967 Ford Mustang fastback made famous by Nicolas Cage’s character in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Notably, the taillights and other details set it apart, ensuring it has a unique identity.
Inside, the experience is pure Mustang, with the cabin receiving a complete ‘Stang makeover. Elements inspired by the contemporary S550 Mustang make their way into the interior, infusing a modern touch into the project.
Powering the Splashback
Now, let’s talk about the heart of this unique creation. The “Splashback” is powered by an outboard Mercury Marine engine, a four-stroke unit delivering 90 horsepower. While the maximum speed of this waterborne “hybrid” depends on weather conditions, it recently achieved an impressive 56.7 km/h (35 mph) during a competition. While not a record-breaker, it’s more than enough to provide an exhilarating pony ride on the water.
The “Ford Mustang Speed Boat Splashback” is a testament to the boundless creativity and passion of automotive enthusiasts. It takes the spirit of the iconic Mustang and lets it run free on the water. With its unique blend of classic Mustang charm and modern design elements, it offers an unforgettable experience on the waves. This project reminds us that the love for automobiles knows no boundaries, and when imagination meets craftsmanship, the results can be truly extraordinary. So, if you ever spot the “Splashback” vanishing into the sunset, know that it’s not just a Mustang; it’s the Eleanor of the sea.