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A custom-made Mustang Mach 40 Supercar has been awarded the annual Sony’s Gran Turismo video game honor to become an in-game ride. Given the title at the huge SEMA car customizers’ convention in Las Vegas, the winning car was built by Eckert Rod & Custom who said, “The goal was to create a what-if mid-engine concept car.”

Taking three years to complete, the Custom Mustang Mach 40 Supercar is a mixture of a 2006 Ford GT, a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8, and a stretched body that gives it a decidedly wide-mouthed 60’s vibe. Sony coders will scan the vehicle and TRON-ify it into a digital download for its Gran Turismo racing game.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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