The first-generation Ford Mustang is one iconic car and has as such become a go-to vehicle for many tuners. California-based Timeless Kustoms is one such firm ... and it's now taken the classic fastback and turned it into a fittingly named "Vicious Mustang".

Let's dive straight into the number that matters most here: peak power. Yes, a full 746 kW is on offer thanks to a heavily reworked version of Ford Performance's 5,2-litre V8 Aluminator engine. The eight-cylinder gains Twin Precision turbochargers and a Magnuson MP2300 TVS Supercharger, while the majority of its innards have been swapped out for stronger parts. Unfortunately, Timeless Kustoms has yet to reveal any performance figures.

This considerable power is delivered to the wheels through an EMCO CG46 six-speed sequential transmission and custom Centreforce DYAD clutch. The Vicious Mustang’s handling is improved by a C7 Corvette clip up front and an independent multilink suspension system at the rear. Both axles boast a set of Ridetech triple-adjustable coilovers, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and Kumho ECSTA V720 tyres.

As you would have noticed by now, the Vicious Mustang’s appearance fits the bill. The body kit makes use of a mini-tub structure with two-inch custom flared fenders and a rear diffuser inspired by the Ferrari F430. The red cabin gains a pair of Sparco seats with safety harnesses, a Motec colour dash setup and a vintage air-conditioning system.

The overall price? A cool $1 000 000 (about R12,6-million)...