Pure Vision T-5R Martini Racing 1966 Mustang

This 1966 Mustang Fastback built by Pure Vision Design – the same company responsible for the 1969 Anvil Mustang – looks fantastic with its Martini Racing livery. In fact, it would be one of our favorite Mustangs at this year’s SEMA show with just the paint scheme, but the true beauty of the car lies beneath the hood – a genuine 1960s Ford Indy Car V8.

Peter Harksell of Pure Vision Design tells us that the inspiration for this special Mustang comes from an imaginary meeting between Ford executives in the 1960s. “Ford has so much success with the Shelby racing program in the U.S., they had the new Indy motor that they wanted to get more development out of, they wanted to promote the Mustang more in Europe, and Martini Racing was just coming about,” he told us. “So the idea behind the car is that Ford contacted Martini and asked if they would do some testing on the Indy engine if they gave them some performance parts from Shelby. It’s all based on a ‘could have possibly been’ time frame, with the Indy engine development starting in 1964.”

The engine itself is an originally Ford Indy Car aluminum and magnesium V8 from the 1960s, although Harksell tells us they aren’t sure of its exact history. Originally 251ci with a 9,000 rpm redline, the engine has been made more streetable and is now 292ci with a 7,500 redline. A total of 426 horsepower are available at 9,000 rpm and torque maxes out at 362 lb-ft. There’s plenty of torque available throughout the RPM band, though, with more than 300 lb-ft available from 3,000 to 7,000 rpm. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a C&R 4-speed transmission that weighs just 63 lbs in total.

As for the rest of the car it’s been made to look like a genuine rally car – complete with auxiliary lighting up front – and is set up for open road rally events. The suspension system comes from Detroit Speed & Engineering and features coilovers up front and a triangulated 4-link design at the rear. Lightweight fiberglass body panels from Maier Racing – the car weighs approximately 2,300 lbs in total, and the one-off 4-spoke knock-off wheels are inspired by Jim Clark’s 1965 Ford/Lotus Indy Car. The interior is completely custom as well from the dash to the gauges to the upholstery.

You can view more technical details and photos of the car below.

Pure Vision Design T-5R Martini Racing 1966 Mustang Fastback:


  • Ford Indy 4-cam aluminum and magnesium 292ci V8
  • C&R Racing 4-speed transmission (63 lbs total)
  • C&R Racing aluminum radiator
  • Custom stainless steel exhaust system
  • ARP fasteners and hardware
  • Ford 9-inch rear end


  • Detroit Speed & Engineering suspension system
    • Coilover front suspension
    • Triangulated 4-link rear suspension

Wheels & Tires:

  • Evod Industries 4-spoke knock-off wheels (’60s Indy Car style)
  • Kumho Ecsta V710 tires (245/45/17 front, 295/40/17 rear)


  • Martini Racing rally paint scheme
  • Maier Racing fiberglass hood, fenders, front apron and bumpers


  • Custom upholstery by Pure Vision
  • Four-point roll cage
  • Custom dash and gauges
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