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West Coast Customs Builds A Technified Mustang For Microsoft

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On: Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:03PM | By: Chris Weiss

West Coast Customs Builds A Technified Mustang For Microsoft

As if automakers aren't installing enough dubious technology into their offerings, Microsoft decided to get in the game. The technology company that millions of Americans rarely go a day without commissioned help from West Coast Customs in building a very special Mustang.

Microsoft has codenamed the car "Project Detroit," and West Coast Customs calls it the Micro-Stang. Whatever you want to call it, this is one serious tune.

Microsoft basically opened up its storerooms to load this car with MS technologies. It has everything from Kinect hardware to Microsoft 8 software to accompanying Windows Phone apps.

The driver gets his speed and trip information from a touchscreen display rather than a traditional instrument panel. The passenger has a tablet computer to surf the Web and entertain himself with. Kinect cameras on the outside stream live views to a smartphone or passenger-side tablet. The rear windshield is equipped with a messaging system that allows a smartphone user or passenger to type in customized messages. There's also an external PA system and an app for customizing settings like horn tone and interior lighting. Oh yeah, and some pretty flashy neon lights.

Microsoft seems to make good on its promise of building a car with cutting edge technology never before used in the auto industry. The car itself is a 1967 Mustang body planted atop a 2012 Mustang chassis.

The car was fully detailed on the latest episode of Inside West Coast Customs. Inside West Coast Customs airs on the Velocity channel Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. Check out the preview below.

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