American Car City appointed by Clive Sutton as first official overseas distributor for bespoke Mustangs


October 19, 2018 By Mike
Last updated on October 19, 2018

Sutton Mustang CS800

  • Agreement covers sale of bespoke Clive Sutton Mustangs in France
  • First overseas distributor will offer customisation as well as turn-key cars
  • Demonstrator – available now – is Sutton CS800 producing 825 PS (606 kW)
  • French vehicles customised in the UK; Sutton will offer a collection service
  • CS800 Mustang with fully-loaded specification is €134,900 on the road

Clive Sutton, one of the UK’s foremost sales and personalisation brands for luxury and performance cars, has appointed France’s leading specialist US vehicle importer, American Car City, as an official distributor of its range of bespoke Sutton Mustangs.

Sutton’s partnership with American Car City – which has recently opened a €6 million facility just outside Paris and has another in Lyon (with a total of 200 American cars immediately available) – will enable Mustang owners and enthusiasts on the continent to access the full range of Sutton Mustang upgrades, customisation and performance parts, as well as offering turn-key vehicles built to order.

Using a new Sutton Mustang 3D configurator tool, buyers can personalise Fastback or Convertible body styles with a wide range of performance tuning and styling packages.

Cars are offered with either the 2.3-litre EcoBoost or 5.0-litre V8 engines, and with the six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Sutton Power Packages are available in CS350 tune (for the 2.3-litre engine), or CS500, CS700 and CS800 for the V8 model. The latter uses a Stage 2 Whipple supercharger, upgraded intercooler, new injectors and a larger throttle body, providing a maximum of 825 PS (606 kW).

The demonstrator car now available to try at American Car City is a high-specification Sutton CS800, which features Ford Performance Recaro seats that have been retrofitted with electric height and reach adjustment – in addition to heating and cooling functions – and a quad-tailpipe active exhaust system. The exhaust can be activated by a switch on the centre console, allowing the driver to adjust the volume and tone of the exhaust sound through an Apple iOS app.

American Car City is an established and respected business in the French specialist car market. It is an official Shelby American dealer, selling both Shelby trucks and Mustangs, and is the largest official Dodge dealer in the country. Partnering with Clive Sutton to become the first overseas distributor for the Sutton Mustangs gives the business a new opportunity to engage with Mustang owners and enthusiasts in France, offering a bespoke programme with full support from Sutton’s UK-based operation.

The on-the-road price for the 825 PS Sutton Mustang fully loaded is €134,900. Sutton’s relationship with American Car City is focused on offering the turn-key bespoke Mustangs, but it will also mean that French enthusiasts have access to the full range of personalisation options available through the Sutton Mustang programme. Vehicles customised by Sutton will be collected from American Car City to be upgraded in the UK, with a suite of pre-configured packages offered from €12,000 to €80,000 that buyers will be able to order online.

Further personalisation can be achieved through the Individual Options list, which includes a bespoke carbon fibre bonnet with functional ‘ram air’ scoop and carbon fibre rear window louvers. For the interior, the options include an eye-catching four-piece carbon fibre dashboard and a high-power audio system.

Each bespoke Sutton Mustang is priced individually based on the customer’s requirements, choosing from an unparalleled range of performance and styling packages and components that meet virtually every preference and budget.