Hurst Performance Vehicles has launched its Viper and Challenger models and now they may be testing the waters with a Mustang project. Hurst Performance Vehicles announced that it has partnered with BFGoodrich Tires, to create a supercharged 2010 Mustang convertible to serve as the official pace car for the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge event held at Miller Motorsports Park. The BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang pace car will debut at the last Ford Racing Mustang Challenge race of the season on Sept. 19.

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After pacing the race in the Mustang Challenge series, this unique and collectible one-of-one Mustang Hurst Pace Car will make special appearances at numerous race tracks, car shows, parades and at SEMA, before being auctioned for charity in January 2010. Proceeds of the auction will go towards benefiting the newest Victory Junction Camp in Kansas City, KS.

Jason and Lance Pittack, Owners of Woodhouse Auto Family of Blair, Neb. have confirmed that they will once again partner with Hurst Performance and BFGoodrich Tires, to donate the vehicle for this project.

"Hurst and BFGoodrich both have wonderful rich histories in all forms of racing," said Nate Shelton, Chairman of Hurst Performance Vehicles. "We are proud to partner BFGoodrich to once again set the pace for others to follow and give something back to a deserving organization."

The BFGoodrich/Hurst Mustang Pace Car comes equipped with 20" BFGoodrich g-Force T/A® KDW tires; 20" Hurst polished, forged aluminum wheels and a Hurst Competition/Plus short-throw shifter with a gold anodized T-handle.

The engine produces 435-horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque, courtesy of the ROUSH Supercharger, Magnaflow stainless-steel exhaust and a K&N Air Filter. With a Hurst-tuned Eibach Suspension, coil-over adjustable shocks, springs and sway bars.

Other signature Hurst details include a traditional Hurst white on gold paint scheme, Katzkin white on black interior with gold detailing, Hurst-logoed floor mats and a Hurst AIR-SPEED rear deck spoiler.

"We are excited to combine our proud legacy and racing heritage with Hurst's incredible creations," said Doug Brown, brand category manager at BFGoodrich Tires. "This year's pace car showcases the fun and excitement of the Ford Mustang Racing Challenge and the tires are a perfect match for the exhilaration."

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