The Car from Kick-Ass…Kicks Ass?

It looks like a gaudy movie prop…and to be quite honest in many ways it is. This is the car known as Red Mist from the new film Kick-Ass. Hidden beneath the ducting and huge scoop however, sits a pretty awesome car. Want the stats? Click to
Red Mist was built by the Hoontrepreneurs at Galpin Auto Sport, or GAS for those who love to abbreviate. The car started life as a standard ’08 Ford Mustang GT. Power from the 4.6L V8 is up to a superhero-esque 550 thanks to supercharging. The 20-in wheels (Front and Rear) are wrapped in Pirelli tires. Red Mist wears big shoes with 265s up front and 315s out back. An Eibach Pro R2 suspension setup helps keep the car planted along with the meaty rubber. A Basani exhaust system makes sure that everyone knows you are coming, and they will most likely know you are still in the area for quite awhile.
Inside, the car has the typical bonus gauges, mood lighting, and two-tone seating that you would expect from a show car such as this. However, it also features a F1-inspired steering wheel and two tanks of nitrous. I believe the tanks are more for show but I will get clarification. When purged, they create (drumroll) … red mist.
When you catch this movie be it in theaters, via netflix, or on TBS in three years – you can feel a little better knowing one of the main characters has 550 hp on tap. I wonder if one of the owner’s special powers is the ability to hoon the crap out of this car without getting a ticket? I wish I had that one…

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8 responses to “The Car from Kick-Ass…Kicks Ass?”

  1. Texan_Idiot25 Avatar

    The movie is pure awesome, to say the least. The car is what a 15 year old would do, which is ironically what most adult Mustang drivers would do too.

  2. Dorkus Malorkus Avatar
    Dorkus Malorkus

    Looks like it was made by Klingons.

  3. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Is that a JC Whitney hood scoop? I'd rock it for sure, but maybe would need a superhero mask and cape.

  4. thomasmac Avatar

    Another character came to mind when I saw this car
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    Mustang on the reg

  5. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    He (the actor not the character above) uttered one of the funniest car-related movie lines ever… it involved a Daewoo Lanos and a parental fornicator,

  6. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    It has a rear view camera, good catch

  7. PowerTryp Avatar

    Superheros are allowed to be a little eccentric, they do save lives and all. This car with out the scoop (or a less obscene one) would be absolutly amazing because every electronic feature listed in the movie is actually built into the car.
    To be completely honest thats all that kick ass was missing was a chase scene. But seeing as it was a 2+ hour movie that held up to it's namesake I'm willing to forgo that minor indiscresion

  8. Lester Ottosen Avatar

    There is definitely a whole lot to understand about this. I imagine you built some great details in Attributes also.