The Californian fabricators from ‘Zero to 60 Design’ have made no secret of the fact that their Mustang-based GTT on display at SEMA has taken design inspiration from the GT supercar. Well, as it turns out, Ford itself isn’t too happy with the car and is considering legal action against the tuner.
“We’re aware of the Zero to 60 Designs Mustang “GTT”,” a Ford spokesman told Carscoops. “Mustang and GT feature important design elements that uniquely and individually identify both as Ford Performance vehicles. Ford’s legal counsel is investigating how best to address the matter.”
Asked to clarify whether any actions have already been taken against the Californian tuner, the spokesperson said, “All I know is that Ford’s legal team are aware and investigating”.
Apparently, the Blue Oval did not appreciate the fact that, from a number of angles, the GTT’s customized exterior mimics the GT remarkably well. Perhaps the most convincing area on the car are the sides, where the skirts and the air intakes in front of the rear wheels clearly resemble those of the GT. Other GT-inspired components include the round taillights (although there are four rather than two), rear spoiler and huge front grille and silver lip.
Alongside the model’s questionable design, it benefits from a supercharger, lifting power from the 5.0-liter V8 to a massive 800 hp. Although Zero to 60 Design says it has received interest in the bodykit, there’s a chance Ford could force the project to be scrapped.
*Correction: Zero to 60 Design’s car is called the GTT and not Mustang GTT