Built in just 14 days, Rebecca Starkey’s new ride is turning heads and attracting a lot of eyes as it’s almost completely clad in carbon fiber.
What began as a 2015 Ford Mustang was rebodied to a 2018 model instead, and Starkey struck up a conversation with Anderson Composites that resulted in the majority of the car’s skin being replaced with carbon. The front fenders, hood, splitter, doors, trunk, and rear diffuser all came from Anderson. “The fit is great, they really did an outstanding job with everything,” noted Starkey. The remaining parts were sprayed in a menacing, matching flat black scheme.
Starkey only found out that they would be doing the build while at the SEMA Show, and got the new car ready for PRI in two weeks time. Although there’s no motor under the hood at the moment, plans are to have a Coyote powerplant with VMP Performance gen 3 blower bolted on in the near future. A turbo 400 transmission from Proformance with a ProTorque converter will most likely be backing the bullet, and Starkey will be going to a standalone engine management system for the first time ever – either one from AEM or Haltech, but it’s not decided at the moment.
TRZ Motorsports set her up with a solid roll cage, and also supplied the four-link setup and 9” rear end. Up front, a double A-arm suspension with a tubular K-member will keep the car smooth and steady.
A set of borrowed Weld wheels were installed to get the Mustang to PRI, although Starkey will be running on a set of Mickey Thompson 275 radials for Ultra Street competition.
Starkey was able to shed a significant amount of weight from the car thanks to all the Anderson Composites carbon fiber (although the exact number is unknown) while still retaining stock glass for the side windows. She hopes to be testing before Donald “Duck” Long’s “Lights Out 9” race at South Georgia Motorsports Park in January of 2018, if not, she’ll put the first hits on the new car at the event itself before coming back to run with NMRA