Before we go any further, we should clarify that the Reactor wasn’t actually built by Roush - though they are showcasing it at their booth for this years SEMA show in Las Vegas. This gorgeous deep metallic green 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback was actually built by the Ringbrothers for a gentleman named Doug Hoppe as - to contend for the 2007 Good Guys Street Machine of the Year award.
So why, of all the cars Jack and team have built, is Roush using valuable booth space for this car? That would be attributed to the Reactor’s use of the Roush 427R crate motor, producing an astounding 552 horsepower in this aplication. This is a fully race ready block with a forged bottom end and, believe it or not, carries a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty.
“The ‘Reactor’ represents the type of vehicle that we are seeing more and more of our crate engines being used in,” said Todd Andrews, Roush Performance’s performance engines sales and marketing manager. “More of the very high-end specialty builders recognize the craftsmanship to our engines and they are quickly becoming the first choice among this group. We are thrilled to be part of this Mustang and honored to have it displayed in our SEMA booth.”
As for other modifications, little is known as the car hasn’t actually been debuted yet (all we have is this sketch and a press release). Some of these modifications are noted though, and we’re gracious enough to let you in on a few of them ahead of the SEMA show. For the exterior, how about a split rear window glass, removal of the drip rails and door handles, adding several hand-made carbon fiber parts such as the deck lid, hood, front fascia, front and rear bumpers and tail light panel. Even fewer details are available for the interior, other than it’s had some sort of Euro style makeover.
The Reactor, along with a myriad of other Roush vehicles and parts, will be on display at the Roush Performance booth which is located at 24701. And, if simply looking at the car isn’t enough, you can read about all 2,000 man hours spent building this car in Scott Killeen’s “Build Book” due out in February. The 67 Fastback will also be on tour visiting several Good Guys events across the country and at other indoor shows such as the 2007 Detroit Autorama.