This year at Pebble Beach you’ll see not one, but two Ford Mustangs wearing the iconic blue/orange Gulf racing livery. Last week, Roush teased a bespoke one-off build for a special customer but we’ve yet to see the full enchilada. Today, we have yet another Gulf Mustang – this one from Tennessee-based Brown Lee Performance – and yes, you can buy it. That is, as long as you’re cool with spending $139,995 on a 2020 Mustang GT.
That is indeed a serious chunk of change for a pony car, but you do get more than just a classic livery on a modern 'Stang. Among other things, Brown Lee Performance says this is an official Gulf Heritage Mustang, made official apparently though a license agreement with Gulf Oil that mimics the livery from the LeMans-winning Ford GT40 in both 1968 and 1969. As such, the Mustang also wears Gulf branding, though we’re sad to see the GT40’s orange wheels aren’t part of the build.
Gallery: Brown Lee Performance Gulf Heritage Mustang
As for what’s beneath the historic livery, let’s just say this Mustang isn’t hurting for power. The GT’s 5.0-liter V8 is supercharged and produces no less than 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts) that will go through either the 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual, depending on how buyers prefer to handle such thrust. The suspension is also upgraded, though details on the changes aren’t provided save to say it’s a “lowered sport suspension.” Body add-ons include a carbon fiber front splitter and side sills, a rear spoiler with a Gurney lip, a rear diffuser, and of course it wears special badging identifying it as a limited-production vehicle.
Brown Lee Performance is an offshoot of Brown Lee Ford in Morrison, Tennessee. 119 Gulf Heritage Edition Mustangs will ultimately be offered, available in either coupe or convertible trim and each will have a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty to boot. The car will make its first public appearance on Sunday, August 18 at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Source: Brown Lee Performance
Brown Lee Performance OFFICIAL Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition
LEGENDARY performance, iconic FORD LeMans livery, & 800 horsepower to celebrate 50 years!
Morrison, Tennessee (August 12, 2019) — We have all heard the inspiring story of how the Ford GT40 hit the track in 1966 and went on to secure four consecutive victories for the Blue Oval. Fast forward 50 years to the present and few racing liveries remain as iconic as the blue and orange Gulf Oil paint scheme worn by both the 1968 and 1969 winning Ford GT40. Today, we honor the feats of teamwork and determination displayed by the winning ’68 and ‘69 teams half a century ago with the arrival of the Brown Lee Performance OFFICIAL Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition, which is being introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
The Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition is derived from three core elements – Power. Speed. And a Legacy. Under the hood of this performance machine is a supercharged 5.0L Coyote V8 boasting an industry leading 800-horsepower and a vision-blurring 675 lb-ft of torque. This tire shredding power is fed through Ford’s 10-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission and can be had in either a coupe or convertible.
In addition to power, the Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition receives a completely new performance suspension, carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and wicker bill spoiler. But more notably, the car receives a full custom painted Gulf Oil licensed exterior racing livery identical to that which was displayed on the ’68 and ’69 GT40 and more recently, the 2019 Ford GT. When an owner climbs inside their limited production, licensed Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition, they will be greeted by an interior just as impressive as the engine upgrades and exterior paint scheme. Gulf orange and blue accent a full black leather and alcantara cabin to make this car truly feel special inside and out.
“We are incredibly proud to have this opportunity to honor the Ford and Gulf racing legacy in such a special build.” said Global Specialty Vehicle Manager of Brown Lee Performance, Brock Patterson. “With over 800 horsepower carrying this licensed icon from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds, the Gulf Heritage Edition Mustang pays homage to the accomplishments of the Ford and Gulf racing teams from 50 years ago, on all levels.”
Interested in owning one of these special builds? The Brown Lee Performance Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition costs $139,995, which includes a 2019/2020 Ford Mustang GT Premium. Production will be limited to 119 units globally - The 119 serial numbers signifyBe the 50-year anniversary of the ‘69 24 Hours of LeMans victory. Each Gulf Heritage Edition Mustang comes with a 3 year/36,000 mile limited warranty as well as an official letter from Gulf Oil congratulating the owner with signatures from Gulf and Brown Lee Performance executives. The Brown Lee Performance Gulf Heritage Mustang – Limited Edition is available exclusively at Brown Lee Performance, a division of Brown Lee Ford in Nashville, TN. For more information, contact Brown Lee Performance and Brock Patterson at 615.397.3331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 BROWN LEE PERFORMANCE GULF HERITAGE EDITION MUSTANG SPECIFICATIONS
0-60 mph: 3.3 sec.
¼ mile: < 10.7 sec. @ 132 mph
• 808 bhp @ 7,200 rpm
• 677 lb-ft torque @ 4,500 rpm
Conversions available for the 2019-2020 Ford Mustang GT Premium Coupe or Convertible:
• Available with 10-speed Auto or 6-speed Manual
• Custom painted Gulf blue and orange racing livery
• Custom full leather and alcantara interior with Gulf racing accents
• 3.0 Liter Stage 2 Supercharger System
• Air to water intercooler system
• Upgraded Fuel Injectors
• High-flow Air Induction System
• Chassis dyno calibration
• Gulf Mustang CarbonAero front carbon fiber splitter
• Gulf Mustang CarbonAero carbon fiber side sills
• Gulf Mustang CarbonAero rear spoiler with gurney lip
• Gulf Mustang GT front grille delete
• Gulf Mustang CarbonAero rear diffuser
• Lowered sport suspension
• Gulf Orange Brembo 6-Piston calipers with 15.1 inch rotors front
• Gulf Orange Brembo 4-Piston calipers with 15.1 inch rotors rear
• 20-Inch alloy wheels finished in gloss gunmetal
• Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 Tires (285/30ZR20 front305/30ZR20 Rear)
• Special serial number plaques on dashboard and engine bay – 1 of 119 limited build
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile limited warranty
About Brown Lee Performance
Brown Lee Performance is a performance division under Brown Lee Ford. Our Morrison, TN Ford dealership was founded by lifetime Ford owner and retailer David Lee who is the #1 Ford specialty vehicle retailer in the U.S. Browse through our specialty inventories to find the right car or truck for you, then contact one of our expert sales staff and we'll handle the rest. At Brown Lee Ford, we bring the dealership to YOU!