Sterling: Annika Carter 2014 Ford Mustang

Sterling: Annika Carter 2014 Ford Mustang

Unlike many enthusiasts, Annika Carter didn’t grow up around cars and shops. When she started, she didn’t really know much about cars in general. She did, however, know that she didn’t want her first car to be boring. After searching the market for the perfect fit, she ended up choosing the 2014 Ford Mustang you see here, elated to discover it had sequential signal tail lights as a starting point.

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With intentions to modify the car to stand out from other cars on the road, Carter began learning from YouTube. As she started to attend local car meets, she fell deeper into the scene, and decided it was time to bolster the Mustang’s performance, and changed out her lowering springs for some true coilover suspension. Not long after that, she was at the track having the time of her life. 

With a taste for the track, she began to walk the line between style and performance, slowly leaning more and more towards racecar inspired modifications to perform better. The whole Steeda catalogue worth of suspension can be found underneath the car, and the drivetrain has been bolstered with an Axle Exchange driveshaft, MT-82 transmission swap, SPEC clutch and flywheel, and a differential from Ford Racing to make sure all 280 who is being used.

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Different wheel and tire packages for wet or dry conditions are accounted for now, and the brakes of the Mustang have been completely overhauled thanks to a combination of Wilwood, StopTech, and G-Loc parts, as well as some OEM+ upgrades like the GT500 rear caliper brackets. With a Top Garage Fabrication roll cage installed, Carter’s Mustang is another story of a car that went “full racecar” in no time. We love it!

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As seen in PASMAG #164. Click Here for issue preview.

Photography by Ben Ivy, Bill Land, The FIRM.



Driver: Annika Carter 
Location: Flowery Branch, Georgia, USA
Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang
Engine: Ford 3.7L V6
Horsepower: 280 whp


FB: /annikasracing
IG: @annikacarter_


  • Roush cold air intake
  • Upgraded green air filter
  • BBK 73mm throttle body
  • Tuned by Mike Angel


  • BBK long tube headers
  • Custom 3-inch single-exit exhaust


  • Axle Exchange aluminum driveshaft
  • MT-82 manual transmission swap
  • SPEC (lightweight aluminum flywheel, Race clutch)
  • Ford Racing (Torsen differential, 3.73 gears)


  • Stage Wheels Monroe dry conditions wheels - 18x10 +30 (f/r)
  • Stage Wheels Belmont dry conditions wheels - 18x9.5 +35 (f/r)
  • Stage Wheels Knight wet conditions wheels - 18x9.5 +35 (f/r)
  • BF Goodrich G-Force R1 dry tires
  • Nexen N’Fera Sur 4G wet tires
  • Wilwood (6-piston front calipers, 14-inch slotted two-piece cryo treated front rotors)
  • Stainless steel braided brake lines
  • G-Loc (R-16 front race brake pads, R-12 rear race brake pads)
  • Ford Racing Boss 302 ABS module
  • 3-inch brake cooling ducts
  • GT500 rear caliper brackets
  • StopTech 14-inch slotted cryo treated rear rotors


  • Top Garage Fabrication custom roll cage
  • Steeda (coilover kit, camber/caster plates, bump steer kit, Boss 302 front control arms, front sway bar, rear UCAs, rear LCAs, strut tower brace, corner balance)
  • Whiteline Watts link kit
  • Custom trunk bracing


  • 9 Lives Racing (Big Wang spoiler, front splitter)
  • Idle Hands Design custom livery
  • Quarter windows deleted
  • Headlight delete
  • Custom left headlight air duct
  • Decklid panel delete
  • Delta Lights headlamps


  • OMP HTE 400R racing seat
  • G-Force (6-point racing harnesses, left side window net, center net)
  • Cool Shirt brace
  • MPI alcantara race steering wheel
  • Custom Rick & Morty shift knob


  • CEMB USA Wheel Service Equipment
  • Motul
  • Dorman Products
  • ProAuto
  • Steeda
  • Max Speed Track Days
  • Stage Wheels
  • G-Loc Brakes
  • Spec Clutches and Flywheels
  • Idle Hands Design
  • Delta Lights
  • Nine Lives Racing
  • Pat Wilson


14 Annika Carter 2014 Ford Mustang SPEC PASMAG Installing Spec Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel


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