What’s that saying? Behind every successful Mustang is a woman? Of course we’re paraphrasing, but in this case, it’s actually true! These three design concepts for a 2013 Mustang GT are the headliners of the first-ever Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Mustang Build Powered by Women.
Not only were the three concept cars conceptualized by female designers, but the winning Mustang will be modified only by women, with the volunteers performing all the hands-on work. You can view the designs and vote now through June 3 at www.hotrod.com/all-female-mustang-build-ford-sweepstakes. Voters will be entered into drawings to win several prizes.
The SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women is a collaboration between Ford, which donated the Mustang, and the SEMA, led by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). The completed Mustang will debut at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, then be auctioned off on eBay, with money raised to benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket leaders and innovators by awarding cash scholarships to winning applicants.
The three GT concepts are:
Chromatic: Designed by SBN Member, Jennifer Seely of Ford Motor Company, the ultimate pop culture edition Mustang takes a futuristic design approach, drawing inspiration from pop culture elements such as street art and products for an exciting color palette that is free of all boundaries and disciplines. The anthracite-colored chrome body as a base exemplifies the neon colors bringing this Mustang to life. Design details include anthracite-colored chrome exterior, bright cyan wheels and white leather racing interior coupled with an aggressive track suspension and V8 roar.
Fast Metal: Designed by SBN Member, Theresa Contreras from L&G Enterprises. Theresa takes the American muscle car to a whole other level, using tone-on-tone dark metallic finishes and red accents for a dramatic design that underscores Mustang’s DNA, raw speed and power.
High Gear: Designed by SBN Member, Jennifer Seely of Ford Motor Company, High Gear – a luxury Mustang concept – is inspired by international products in categories such as jewelry, couture clothing and architecture. Designed to stimulate the senses by fusing luxury and power, the results are fresh and exciting, propelling Mustang into a whole new arena.
The concept with the most votes will be built in the garage at Source Interlink Media (SIM), a partner in the project, headquartered in El Segundo, California. SIM posted the concepts on several of its websites, including www.automobilemag.com, www.hotrod.com, www.mustangmonthly.com and www.musclemustangfastfords.com.
And be sure to cast your vote here!