With new color, Ford up to its old 1970s shenanigans

 
 
Updated 3/25/2019 7:44 AM
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  • Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models.

    Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models. Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

  • Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models.

    Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models. Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

  • The LFT-C customization adds a new hand-stitched leather interior.

    The LFT-C customization adds a new hand-stitched leather interior. Courtesy of Lister

  • The customized Honda Gold Wing has retro disc covers on the front wheel.

    The customized Honda Gold Wing has retro disc covers on the front wheel. Courtesy of Honda

  • An air suspension was installed to slam the two-wheeler to the ground.

    An air suspension was installed to slam the two-wheeler to the ground. Courtesy of Honda

Last week marked St. Patrick's Day and, as luck would have it, Ford released a retro new color for its iconic Mustang.

Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models.
Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models. - Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The hue is called Grabber Lime and the high-impact green was inspired by a vintage Mustang color from the 1970s.

Grabber Lime isn't the only new paint color; it's joined by Twister Orange, Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic.

The 2020 Mustang arrives this fall.

Lister LFT-C

Hot on the heels of releasing its LFT-666 model last summer, British auto-customizer Lister has unveiled the coupe's drop-top counterpart. It's called the LFT-C and promises to be the fastest and most powerful open-top supercar the tuner has ever created.

The convertible (just like its hardtop counterpart) is based on Jaguar's F-Type and gets the same Lister performance upgrades. The Jag's factory-installed, supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 is tuned, dialing up output to 666 horsepower. That'll propel the vehicle from zero-to-62 mph (100 kilometers per hour) and in just over three seconds. It delivers a sure-to-mess-up-your-hair top speed of 205 mph.

The convertible Lister LFT-C, like its coupe counterpart, is a heavily modified Jaguar F-Type with body, engine and performance upgrades.
The convertible Lister LFT-C, like its coupe counterpart, is a heavily modified Jaguar F-Type with body, engine and performance upgrades. - Courtesy of Lister

The car also gets lightweight carbon fiber body panels, like the front bumper and splitter, rear diffuser, lip spoiler and rear extended wheel arches. There's also a new grille design, too. New weight-saving alloy wheels are installed, wrapped in Michelin tires. The suspension and brakes get upgraded, along with a custom, and very raspy, exhaust system.

Each LFT-C is built to customer specifications and each gets a new leather interior, retrimmed by hand. While 99 examples of the coupe are being produced, the convertible will be limited to just 10 for the worldwide market. Pricing will start around $181,750 with an "unlimited option list" for shoppers to choose from. They'll come with a seven-year warranty.

The sports cars will be built at Lister's new headquarters in Blackburn, England, which just opened this January.

If you were hoping for your own custom Jag roadster, but can't pony up for the full LFT-C experience, Lister has you covered. The company offers just its wheel and body enhancements for all F-types. For around $12,740, Lister will sell you its badge, bumper and wheel upgrades.

Custom Honda Gold Wing

Honda unveils the Cool Wing, a customized Gold Wing made by California's Steady Garage, at Daytona Beach Bike Week earlier this month.
Honda unveils the Cool Wing, a customized Gold Wing made by California's Steady Garage, at Daytona Beach Bike Week earlier this month. - Courtesy of Honda

Honda's Gold Wing motorcycle has a long and storied past and to celebrate, so the brand recently commissioned a custom creation. Starting off as a 2019 example, the bike was built into the "Cool Wing" by the Steady Garage, a shop in southern California.

Many parts were specifically fabricated, included the retro disc covers on the front wheel. An air suspension was installed to slam the two-wheeler to the ground, along with a handcrafted leather saddle and blind-spot monitoring system.

The wild machine debuted at the Daytona Beach (Florida) Bike Week and will be shown at other events throughout the year.

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