Brown Lee Ford in Tennessee wants to advertise you a 700 application Mustang with a assurance for $40,000.
That old aphorism that application sells cars is absolutely true. Attending at cars like the Hellcat or the ZR1 Corvette or the accessible Shelby GT500. The affair is that those cars are affectionate of big-ticket and not every beatnik off the artery can allow them, so there’s a accomplished arrangement of aftermarket tuners and dealers that can accomplish your charge for acceleration for way beneath than the $90,000 that a Hellcat Red Eye will set you back.
Case in point, we accept Brown Lee Performance, a Ford banker from the accomplished accompaniment of Tennessee which appear on Thursday that it is accommodating to body and advertise you a 700-horsepower Ford Mustang for about $40,000. Now, here’s the thing, as addition who has apprenticed assorted cars with that affectionate of horsepower, I can durably say that it’s apparently too abundant ability for best bodies on the artery — myself included — but that won’t stop an enthusiast.
Still, Brown Lee’s action is agrarian abundant that it got my attention, so what absolutely does a 700-hp $40-grand car attending like? Well, to alpha with, you get a 2020 Ford Mustang GT in either Grabber Lime or Twister Orange (a $495 option).
Brown Lee’s alley to application starts with one of these bad boys: a Roush Phase 1 supercharger.
Now, accede that Ford lists the GT fastback at $36,475 afore any options. If you appetite an automated transmission, that adds $1,595 to the price, so we accept that the Brown Lee kit starts with a manual.
Then you add a Phase 1 Roush TVS supercharger kit, which on its own retails for $7,699. That kit includes the supercharger itself, an assimilation kit, an intercooler, the software to adapt the branch ECU, and all the hoses, belts and brackets all-important to bolt it in.
Now, Brown Lee Achievement says that these adapted Mustangs will absorb their branch assurance and can be bought on accounts and all the accepted being you’d apprehend back purchasing a new car. What I can’t blanket my arch about is how the banker is authoritative any money on this deal?
Well, to start, the way Ford’s banker appraisement works (or at atomic the way it formed back I was a Ford dealership agent so abounding years ago) is that the added cartage a banker sells and the bigger its chump account acknowledgment is, the lower its appraisement will be back affairs banal from the manufacturer.
This agency that a aggregation like Galpin Ford in Southern California — aka the highest-volume Ford banker in the apple — is activity to pay a lot beneath for its Mustang GT than a abate dealer. It would angle to acumen that Brown Lee is a almost high-volume dealer.
Next, Brown Lee is a Roush Master Dealer, which agency that it does acceptable business in affairs and installing Roush achievement articles that it gets Roush’s best pricing. So instead of advantageous $7,699 for a Phase 1 supercharger kit, it’s apparently advantageous about bisected that.
Roadshow batten to Brown Lee’s specialty cartage manager, Brock Patterson, and abstruse that the dealership affairs on affairs about 200 Roush-modified Mustangs this year. That’s not nothing, and back you accede that the $39,995 allurement amount doesn’t accommodate anchor or abeyance or caster and annoy upgrades, we’ll be afraid if best of them don’t cycle off the lot for a lot added than that.
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