SEMA 2013: Classic Design Concepts to debut ‘Bad Penny’ Ford Mustang


At this years SEMA show in Las Vegas Classic Design Concepts will debut a tricked out black and copper colored Ford Mustang dubbed ‘Bad Penny’.  As the saying goes “a bad penny always turns up”, well in this case CDC is turning up the heat on the competition by setting the bar high for this years custom Mustangs.

The CDC customized ‘Bad Penny’ Mustang features a Ford Racing supercharger good for 624 horsepower, Pypes long tube headers, Magnaflow catback, Ford Racing side exhaust, Whiteline/RTR adjustable suspension components, Wilwood brakes and custom Forgiato 3-piece wheels. The exterior of the ‘Bad Penny’ Mustang features a host of CDC upgrades includingtheir performance front grille, spliter, deck lid trim panel, side splitters, chin spoiler and a front fascia with functioning brake cooling ducts.

The interior also gets an array of upgrades including Ford Racing gauges, Recaro/Ford Racing seats wrapped in Alea leather and a complete Kicker audio system.

For more check out the press release below along with a few teaser photos.

Press Release:

The competition comes and goes, but the “Bad Penny” always turns up in the winner’s circle. “Bad Penny” is set up to be the ultimate competition machine and ready for anything. Car shows, drag races, road courses or the drive to work, the “Bad Penny” dominates all. Deep black paint with copper accents is complimented by performance add-ons and styled with an aggressive stance on 20” Forgiato super concave wheels, “Bad Penny” is the epitome of sophistication with a hint of intimidation.

Classic Design Concept’s “Bad Penny” concept features a wide array of performance styling components. A Ford Racing Supercharger under the hood gives Bad Penny 624hp with street commanding presence that roars to life thanks to Pypes long tube headers and Ford Racing side exhaust! The sophisticated design doesn’t stop there. Whiteline/RTR adjustable suspension components and Wilwood Big brake upgrades all wrapped under custom Forgiato 3-piece wheels, help get keep “Bad Penny” grounded.

Exterior styling on “Bad Penny” highlights CDC’s Mustang Performance Grille and RTR aerodynamics; custom deck lid trim panel, license plate surround, side splitters, rear splitters and spoiler. Classic Design Concepts decided to round out “Bad Penny’s” design with a CDC customized Chin spoiler, lower grille and a front fascia equipped with functioning brake cooling ducts.

“Bad Penny” wouldn’t be complete without a redesigned interior. A Ford Racing gauge pack was added to keep tabs on what’s going on under the hood. Recaro/Ford Racing seats wrapped in custom Alea leather keep the driver and willing passenger secure. Interior trim accents include color match door inserts with custom made “Bad Penny” inlays. CDC also added a rear seat delete, to maximize space for a Kicker audio tray. Audio enhancements by Kicker include IX amps, QS mid range and L7 woofers. Needless to say, this concept is one “Bad Penny!”

Base Vehicle

  • 2014 Ford Mustang GT
  • 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission


  • Ford Racing Performance Parts
    • 624 HP SUPERCHARGER (M-6066-MGT624D)
    • Ford Racing side Exhaust (M-5220-MB)
  • Magnaflow GT500 cat back exhaust
  • Pypes Longtube Headers


  • Wilwood (W6A front, W4 rear) Big Brake Kit
  • Whiteline Watts Link
  • RTR adjustable front and rear sway bars

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgiato F2.15 20” three piece wheels
  • BF Goodrich G-Force Rival ( 285/35/20 front, 315/35/20 rear) tires


  • Classic Design Concepts
    • Performance grilles
    • Hood Struts
    • Hood vent accents
    • Copper Lower Body Splitters
  • RTR
    • Rear aluminum spoiler
    • Side rocker splitters
    • Rear trim panel
    • License plate surround


  • Ford Racing Performance Parts
    • Rear Seat Delete
    • Gauge Pack (M-6304GPACK-MA)
    • Recaro Racing Seats (M-63660005-MC)
  • Classic Design Concepts custom seating surfaces and interior trim
  • Kicker Audio Equipment Featuring IX Amplifiers, L7 Sub Woofers and QS Mid Speakers

Source: Classic Design Concepts