The Inspiration

Inspired as a child by a famous car chase scene in the movie Bullitt, Hassane’s passion for muscle cars grew from boyhood dreams into Manticore.

Meet the Engineer & CEO


After a stint at Continental Automotive Systems, Hassane El-Khoury joined Cypress to run its automotive unit. He eventually became a divisional VP and was named CEO in 2016.

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One-of-a-Kind Restoration

Muscle Car Restorations (MCR) of Wisconsin tells how it converted Hassane’s classic muscle car into a futuristic racing machine with state-of-the-art racing technology.

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The Cypress
Mustang Project

It started out as a classic car restoration and became a challenge to build one of the world’s coolest racing machines, loaded with state-of-the-art technology from Cypress.

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How Does Manticore Compare to Bullitt?

See how Hassane’s Mustang matches up to the iconic Mustang from the movie Bullitt.

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The Tech Inside the Beast

Fully Loaded with Cypress Technology

Back in the muscle-car era, the most-sophisticated technology in a car was a toggle switch and wiring harness. See how Manticore has been transformed with Cypress technology.

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Manticore’s Schematics, Build, + More

Photo Gallery

View the photo gallery for a visual tour of how Manticore was restored.

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Video insights of the Mustang Project

Video Gallery

Learn about Manticore's features and get a look inside the restoration journey.

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Contest Results

See how the engineering community got involved in the design and naming of Hassane’s Mustang.

"Build Your Dream Muscle Car" Winner!

Seyed Navid Shahrouzi

"Name the Muscle Car" Honorable Mention

Peter Holt


Gordon Margulieux


Ravi Rao


Peter Bealo


In The News

Read and view the latest media coverage about the Cypress Mustang Project.

February 5, 2019

Is the Car Interior of the Future in This 1969 Mustang?

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February 11, 2019

Playing to our Strengths

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