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2000 Ford Mustang GT - Two-Tone Terror
Shane Druck's 2000 GT draws you in with pristine two-tone paint and serious street power
If you are familiar with the show circuit in the tri-state area in the Northeast, you may have seen this red and black two-tone '00 Mustang GT owned by Shane Druck.
Growing up, Shane's father was into anything sporty, so it only made sense that Shane grew up with that same appreciation for muscle cars. "I had Mustangs as a kid," Shane explains, "but I wasn't allowed to own a Mustang until after I moved out," says the Hellam, Pennsylvania resident.
Soon after leaving the nest, he bought his very first Mustang, a '85 GT he modified every chance he could. After selling the '85, there was a void that could only be satisfied by purchasing his next pony. Shane decided it was time for something newer, and soon he had a stock '00 GT in his hands that has since been heavily modified.
Now a socialite in the car show scene, Shane's showstopper spends most of the car show season with its hood propped up on proud display. Sitting over a clean engine bay is a framed dyno sheet proving that this GT has both "show" and "go" as the testy Two-Valve makes a potent 402 rwhp and 391 lb-ft of torque. "I don't race the car. It has done well at many car shows and will stay a show/street car," Shane tells us. It took Third place at the massive show at Carlisle.
The power upgrade comes from an aftercooled Vortech V-3 supercharger, BBK headers and X-style exhast connected to Flowmaster mufflers. The tune came from Dave Guy of DGR Performance out of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. "I love the sound of the Vortech—it's very loud," Shane says, "but the paint and sound pull in most people."
The attention-grabbing two-tone paint work was sprayed by Endurance Automotive of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. To help with the menacing appearance is a Stalker front bumper, Cobra R hood, and a killer stance provided by Eibach suspension components, a Steeda sway bar, and Keith Pitstops custom-fit subframe connectors.
Even the interior is black and red to match, and includes embroidered LED ponies that light up red. The colors are even incorporated into his racing seats. To keep the kids entertained during long car show days, a Playstation 3 with a 19-inch LED television graces the Mustang's trunk.
The GT is also fitted with 17-inch, staggered SC-style wheels, wrapped with Goodyear rubber in the front and Sumitomo street tires on the rear. Shane already has a brand new set of wheels currently at the shop getting paint-matched to the black metallic flake exterior paint.
By the time this story hits shelves, this Mustang may look completely different. According to Shane, modifying is never done. When winter comes around and the Mustang is in hibernation mode, thoughts flood Shane's head of what he can do next.
Plans for the future include replacing all of the hoses with painted metal pipes, cutting the roof to make room for a Targa top, and maybe a bigger engine from MMR. "I want a lot more boost," Shane says, "I am far from finished."
Thanks goes out to Shane's girlfriend and kids for putting up with the Mustang obsession. The same also goes out to his friends for all of the help along the way.