The high performance Ford Mustang Boss was introduced in 1969 to compete with Chevrolet’s V8 Camaro and has since been one of the most iconic and sought-after American muscle cars. The rarest of the Boss’ is the aluminum 494, a model originally designed specifically for Mario Andretti’s Can Am series race car, only 10 were made.

Bodie Stroud redesigned the Mustang Boss 494 for the SEMA Car Show in Las Vegas and the above The Real Thing short documentary briefly details the process.