Microsoft Technology Mustang From West Coast Customs

March 23, 2012


This is a 2012 Mustang with a 1967 Mustang Fastback replica body slapped on it and outfitted with all kinds of Microsoft technology. Want to change the horn to sound like Windows booting up? You can do that (I think). The car features a heads-up display for the driver and one for the passenger with an integrated XBox and internet connectivity so your copilot can play video games while you drive. There's also a touch-screen dashboard so you can switch between different dash skins like a modern one, a replica of a 1967 Mustang's, or just a bunch of nudie pics like I'd opt for.

What's more, when parked, the rear windshield can flip up, turning into a projector screen for playing movies or video games from behind the car. The rear windshield also has a customizable display, giving those in the car the ability to flash custom messages to tailgaters and others.

"So you could say, 'Excuse me, you're following me too close,'" Sandquist said. Or, perhaps, something a little more profane.

West Coast Customs also put the Kinect motion-sensing controllers in the front and rear of the car. Drivers can use the cameras to check out a live video and audio feed of the car's surroundings using their Windows Phone. And if someone gets too close, the driver can tap into the external audio system with a smartphone to tell an onlooker to buzz off.

Using Viper SmartStart app for Windows Phone, drivers can locate the car, as well as unlock it and start it remotely.

Admittedly, that is kinda cool. "Sure -- until it crashes." Oh you're gooooood.

Hit the jump for several closeups and a preview of the West Coast Customs episode airing Sunday.




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Thanks to daniel, who knows a guy who decked out his bicycle with all Apple stuff. Daniel? Please tell me you're not friends with this person.

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