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KENNY BROWN'S CSR-69 '05 MUSTANG GT IS A TERROR ON THE STREET AND TRACK

BY PETE EPPLE • PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETE EPPLE

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I'VE NEVER BEEN COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY BY A CAR BEFORE—ON TRACK OR OFF,

V} V VffVl behind the wheel of this Mustang, U A I was feeling the automotive bliss that takes me to another dimension. A near-perfect blend of handling and braking, combined with the right amount of power, instilled me with confidence as a driver, and as I pushed closer to the edge of my skils, I realized I was nowhere near the limit of the machine. That's how a racecar should be described, right? Well, this is a streetcar!

For 25 years, Kenny Brown has been building and racing Mustangs, and it all began with the Fox-body. After sweeping the '87 Escort Endurance Series with Steve Saleen and his Mustangs, Brown was ready for a break, but the Mustang world wanted more. When enthusiasts and racers began showing up looking for Brown to work his magic, Kenny Brown's Advanced Geometry Suspension (AGS) systems was what they got.

The success of the AGS systems continued as the Mustang transformed from the

Though this over-the-top body kit may steal the show at first glance, it's what you don't see that's ~ m most impressive.

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Fox-body to the SN-95 to the New Edge, and though there were no significant changes to the factory suspension between '79 and '04 (less the IRS), Brown's capacity to increase the Mustang's handling abilities only improved.

When the S197 chassis was released, the Mustang's all-new suspension gave Brown a chance revamp his AGS system and offer owners a new level of balance and control. When he needed a way to showcase his newest and most advanced suspension system, the CSR-69 was bom.

Built for the '05 SEMA show, the CSR-69 (Club Sport Racer) is truly a unique ride. The first thing that grabs your attention is '60s-era fastback look. This one-off body kit changes the entire appearance and attitude of the car, but it's extremely functional. The widened front and rear fenders allow for larger wheel and tire combinations, and increased traction on the street and on-track.

Though this over-the-top body kit may steal the show at first glance, it's what you don't see that's most impressive. The entire suspension has been replaced with Brown's AGS-4.0 suspension system. To outline every part could take a full issue by itself, so here are the highlights. The chassis has been stiffened with KB's strut tower brace, lower chassis load brace, jacking rails, and Super Street cage. The AGS-4.0 suspension includes a tubular K-member with revised geometry, front control arms, adjustable coil-over struts, adjustable spring perches, and high-rate spring. Impressed? That's just the front!

The rear has been treated to adjustable Pro-Comp lower control arms, K-link adjustable upper control arm, adjustable spring perches, Pro Comp adjustable Panhard bar, high-rate springs, and sport shocks. The car sits on lightweight three-piece ZX3R wheels from Forgeline wrapped in Pirelli PZero Corsa R-compound rubber in all four corners. The wide-body kit allows for 295/30R18s up

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