I'll admit it. I'm not a huge fan of overly-updated muscle cars. My rational mind knows they're faster, they drive better and they'll stop when asked. And yet, a lot of the modern-classic showpieces leave me clammy. Not this Mustang.

This week on /BIG MUSCLE, Mike Musto tests out an autocross-prepped '66 Mustang by Maier Racing Enterprises. Don't know who Maier Racing Enterprises is? Bill Maier — an accomplished SCCA Trans-Am racer — founded the company back in 1969, intent to build the best mo-sport Mustangs around. Now, helmed by Bill's son Mike, Maier still does all kinds of serious Mustang work, and this '66 autocross queen is one particular showcase.

Also, inboard pushrod suspension? I'm sold.