Tron’s Green Machine Hits the Streets

Admittedly, it’s hard to find a rear-wheel drive sports car that feels as good to drive as the 2015 Ford Mustang V6 for less coin than a down payment on a house. Could this be the perfect balance of sports-car looks, sound, and feel? For some people, yes, but then it still looks like practically every other Gen VI Mustang on the road.

One could settle for less, and most certainly have, but Josh Rivers, of Phoenix, AZ, expresses himself. With a sci-fi penchant and a 2015 Ford Mustang for a canvas, Rivers’ car, “The Green Machine,” looks like no other. Indeed, after working with Apex Customs and others, The Green Machine looks as though it drove straight out of TRON.

“The Green Machine”

What did it take to turn an everyday Mustang into “The Green Machine” and perhaps the best-looking on the grid? Rivers tells us he started at Best Buy, with a new sound system, and a couple of small paint jobs at Lucky Luciano Paint Shop, green key fobs and rear Pony logo.

Apex Customs provided the new Rosso Insignia 20-inch black-and-copper wheels, with Nitto skins. Like the key fobs and pony, these would get the green treatment, as well. After a black powder-coat, Apex Customs wrapped the copper accents in 3M’s Sheer Luck green wrap, to match the rest of the car. The brake calipers also got the black powder-coat treatment.

Lighting was next, Rivers opting for green halo headlights and fog lights, green LED daytime running lamps, and green LED accent lighting behind the grille.
For the body, Rivers opted for a special full-body vinyl wrap, a custom dark green with Sheer Luck green “TRON” lines. At night or in broad daylight, there’s no doubt The Green Machine is a unique car, driven by a unique driver.


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Halos, LED Strip

Powder Coating:

Black Wheels & Calipers

VInyl Wrap:

3M Gloss Full Wrap & Trim

Wheels & Tires:

Rosso Insignia 20″ with Nitto Tires


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About Josh Rivers

Rivers is a big sci-fi fan, and green is his favorite color. Judging by his custom car, we’d venture a guess that TRON is one of his favorite sci-fi movies. Sitting still or on the road, there’s absolutely nothing like The Green Machine. Rivers says he’s happy with the overall look of his car, though at some point in the future he might choose a slightly lighter green body wrap.

Inside, aside from green accepts and accent lighting, one also notes his 2015 Ford Mustang is fitted with specially equipped hand controls. In December of 2010, Rivers was the innocent victim of a random shooting leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Still in therapy for a spinal cord injury, Rivers hasn’t let a momentary weakness keep him down. For now, hand controls give him the confidence he needs and the freedom of the open road. You can follow Josh Rivers, his therapy progress, and action shots of The Green Machine on Machine on Facebook and Instagram and his website

If you would like to learn more about this project or Josh’s story, please email Elliot at [email protected]. To download photos of the green machine: Click Here

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