2012 Mustang GT 5.0 Project Legend by H&R Springs

2012 Mustang GT 5.0 Project Legend by H&R Springs

H&R Springs’ Project Legend, a 2012 Ford Mustang 5.0 is a combination of American Muscle and European handling. As a manufacturer of premium suspension components, the team at H&R naturally focused on the Mustang’s suspension first, adding RSS Club Sport coil-overs and H&R Sway Bars, 36mm front and 26 mm rear. RSS coil-overs were designed and tested on the world famous Nurburgring, and are intended for the performance-minded driver that wants flat cornering, supreme directional control and optimum vehicle feedback in a true threaded-body coil-over.

H&R Sway Bars, meanwhile, are crafted from a special 50CrV4 steel alloy, with the highest tensile strength available. Each bar is cold formed and heat-treated, and features forged, seamless bar ends. The result is a sway bar that improves lateral stability and cornering grip, while reducing body roll. Each bar is paired with industry-exclusive sway bar bushings made from a unique urethane/Teflon composite that prevents squeaks, yet requires no grease or other maintenance.

2012 Mustang GT 5.0 Project Legend by H&R Springs - top view

Complementing the car’s new, aggressive stance is a set of OZ Raffaello III wheels, measuring 20 x 9” front and 20 x 11.5” rear, wrapped in Pirelli PZero 275/40ZR20 rubber front, 305/35ZR20 rear. Getting precisely the right offset for that taut, athletic look was achieved through the use of H&R TRAK+ wheel spacers, while perfect degree of camber was dialed in with H&R Triple C camber adjustment bolts. The chassis improvements were rounded out with a set of MRT aluminum control arms for reduced unsprung mass, and Baer Extreme Plus 15-inch front and rear rotors for fade-free stopping performance on street or track.

The stock 5.0 liter V-8 is a strong performer, but like any engine, it can be improved with a few well-conceived aftermarket performance products. In this instance, H&R turned to Edelbrock for the company’s E-Force Supercharger system, cold air intake air filter and 3.5” underdrive pulley. Brenspeed handled the custom tuning, Motul supplied the lubricants and the 5.0’s trademark throaty exhaust note was enhanced via a Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust system. The result is more than 640 hp!

2012 Mustang GT 5.0 Project Legend by H&R Springs - front

Of course Project Legend had to have looks to match its awesome performance–and again, the approach here was subtle, but effective. A complete Street Scene body kit was added, along with a Street Scene lower 4mm billet grilles, and a rear lip spoiler with Gurney Flap. Custom Grabber Blue paint was applied by Tri-Star Enterprise, and matte black roof treatment. Sticky Jewel Graphics supplied and installed the custom graphics. The car’s tasteful aesthetic carries into the interior, which features pure white leather on the seats and door panels, and matching white accents on the dash center console and Laguna Seca X-Brace.

Base Vehicle:

  • 2012 Ford Mustang GT Premium
  • 5.0 liter 4V Ti-VCT V-8
  • 6-speed manual transmission


  • 640 Horsepower
  • Flowmaster Stainless Steel exhaust
  • Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger
  • Edelbrock cold air intake air filter
  • Edelbrock 3.5” pulley
  • Brenspeed Custom Tuning
  • Ford Racing Axle Girdle
  • Mishimoto Air Diversion Plate
  • Motul Lubricants
2012 Mustang GT 5.0 Project Legend by H&R Springs - on road


  • H&R RSS Club Sport Coil Over
  • H&R Sport Sway Bar — Front 36mm
  • H&R Sport Sway Bar — Rear 26mm
  • H&R TRAK+ Wheel Spacers
  • H&R Triple C Camber Adjustment Bolts
  • Baer Brakes Extreme Plus 15” front and rear brakes
  • Fays2 Watts Link
  • MRT Aluminum Lower Control Arms
  • Laguna Seca X-Brace

Wheels & Tires:

  • OZ Raffaello III 20×9 front wheel
  • OZ Raffaello III 20×11.5 rear wheel
  • Pirelli 275/40ZR20 Pzero tires front
  • Pirelli 305/35ZR20 Pzero tires rear
2012 Mustang GT 5.0 Project Legend by H&R Springs - wheels


  • Street Scene Complete Body Kit:
  • Street Scene Driving Lamp Grille
  • Street Scene Upper & Lower 4mm Billet Grilles
  • Rear Lip Spoiler with Gurney Flap
  • Custom paint by Tri-Star Enterprise including matte black roof
  • MRT hood struts
  • Hella Color Shieldz
  • Raxiom Smoked Projector Headlights – CCFL Halo
  • Sticky Jewel Graphics


  • Pure white leather inserts on seats and door panels
  • Matching white accents on dash and center console
  • Weathertech Floor Mats