Someone out there crossed a Ford Mustang with a Lamborghini Gallardo and is now trying to sell it.
We’re not sure what drove whoever did this to create such an automobile. Was the Mustang’s big V8 not enough? Would it not have been easier to simply swap the engine with a Lamborghini Gallardo rather than take the entire chassis and splice these two very different sports cars together?
We may never know the answer to these questions. All we know is that this car exists, and it is giving us a very confusing set of emotions.
On the one hand, the outer shell of the 2007 Mustang looks as good as ever. Sure, the grille is missing the usual galloping horse, and there are a few key differences here and there, but by and large, you’d think this car is a Ford Mustang if you were to glance at a distance.
But then you get to the rear and you find that this Mustang has a lot more junk in the trunk than any Mustang before or since. That butt is all Lamborghini Gallardo, and the cognitive dissonance is giving us fits.
On the inside, the car is almost entirely a first-gen Gallardo. The same 5.0-L Audi V10 and 6-speed manual that the Gallardo came with powers this beast, presumably giving it 513 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.
As for how old the two cars were before they got spliced together, that we don’t know.
What we do know is that the rest is a mishmash of custom fittings and other cars. The tail lights are all Gallardo, but the front indicators are from a Porsche 911 Turbo. The steel fender flares and rocker moldings are all custom, while the interior is a collision of Ford practicality and Lamborghini luxury.
The seats and Alcantara headliner are all Gallardo, but the dash has been chopped up to fit inside the Mustang’s not-so-roomy cabin. The center console is Gallardo again, but the vents look like they could have come from a random Nissan or Honda.
And rather than call it the “Mustardo”, as one would almost feel compelled to do with such a car, the designers called it the “Tractorri” in honor of Lamborghini’s humble beginnings as a tractor maker.
Who knows how much this will go for at auction, but the designers spent $700,000 splicing these cars together, so that’s the break-even number.