There are two types of people in this world. The kind that get behind the wheel of a 5.0L V8 Ford Mustang and simply enjoy tearing around with 410bhp on tap, and the type who sit there and think ‘this is a little underpowered’.
Clive Sutton falls firmly into that latter category. The Sutton CS800 Mustang has been unveiled at the 2017 Top Marques show in Monaco, and to be fair it sounds very tasty. Based on the new Mustang V8, the CS800 has been fitted with a high performance supercharger that boosts the power output to a cool 800hp, alongside a new exhaust system, an upgraded intercooler, new injectors and a new throttle body.
It’s also quite different on the outside – the body has been jazzed up with a carbon fibre front splitter and side skirts, a snazzy ‘Super Snake’ bonnet, a flip up boot spoiler and a sculpted rear valance.
For that good-looking package, prices start from £64,950 (€77,500). That’s not entirely unreasonable – Irish prices for the V8 begin at €71,500.