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MUSCLE CAR (GUY): Springbok rugby player Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has been named as a Ford Performance ambassador. Image: Quickpic

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The original Pony car, the Ford Mustang. An iconic machine that has been thrust into the limelight thanks to legendary films like Bullit and Gone in 60 Seconds. - Sponsored

Pretoria - Springbok rugby player Tendai Mtawarira, affectionately known as 'Beast' has joined forces with Ford Performance for the next six months.

As the ‘face’ of Ford Performance for the next six months, Mtawarira will be driving the legendary Ford Mustang, which is the flagship of the brand’s local line-up.

But it's not just any Mustang, 'Beast's' 'Stang received the exclusive ROUSH Performance Level 2 upgrade, and costs approximately R300 000. 

The team at Laz Performance in Centurion has tweaked with the Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost Fastback. 

Tracey Delate, general manager, marketing – Ford SA: "Partnering Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira with the Ford Mustang is a match made in heaven, as it embodies the ultimate in power, strength, performance and style for both man and machine." 

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Cosmetically, the red ROUSH Mustang receives an aggressive front fascia kit, hood scoop, quarter panel side scoops, rocker winglets, and bold rear spoiler. 

Cast aluminium Quicksilver 20-inch rims finished in black are complemented with high-performance low-profile tyres, ROUSH windshield banner and special decals that trace the centreline of the car from front to back. The unique finishing touch, fittingly, includes the ‘Beast’ inscription below the side scoops.

The 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine benefits from the full gamut of ROUSH enhancements, comprising the ROUSH ECO Cold Air Induction upgrade, performance exhaust kit and the specially developed 2.3 EcoBoost Level 2 Flash Pack. Performance is up by 47kw to 280kW. 

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