What is it?
A regular Ford Mustang is a relaxed, amiable, gently burbling companion, even in 5.0-litre V8 form. This CS800, from British importer and tuner Sutton Bespoke, takes such a regular Mustang and introduces the noise and aggression of a slasher movie to it.
We’ve driven Sutton’s Mustangs before, but this one?builds on the latest-generation Mustang that was?recently facelifted. You can pick and choose from the bits you like and, cleverly,?Sutton even offers a configurator to make life as easy as when choosing any other new car. Our test car had a lot of options fitted to it.
The most important is a large Whipple supercharger that's mounted high in the engine’s vee and necessitates?a taller bonnet; combined with throttle bodies and high flow injectors, the headline number is ‘up to 825hp’, which we’ll call a round 800bhp for these purposes to match the CS800 name. A few here and there won’t matter.
There is a full active exhaust with Bluetooth control (you can make it?automatically?go quiet near your house or workplace, for example), lots of carbon fibre, some re-trimming inside and a suspension drop that employs bigger wheels but still uses Ford’s adaptive Magneride dampers.