There's always going to be something faster out there, and there's nothing about a Mustang that can't be improved upon, so why not start with a V6?
That was the basic reasoning behind this car.
The engine is fairly heavily modified, and features a 4.2L crank from an F150 and a lot of forged parts, as well as a Garrett GT3582R turbocharger. The engine electrical components are stock (except for the MAF) and are more than adequate for the task.
The suspension is completely aftermarket, and is designed for open-track or autocross use. It consists of a complete Maximum Motorsports front suspension, and a Steeda 5-link rear. The front brakes include C5-C6 Corvette calipers.
My turbo setup, with a Precision PT67 turbo, was tested at 381 hp and 420 lb-ft on a Mustang chassis dyno. This works out to about 450 hp and 500 lb-ft at the flywheel. The car was losing around 2 psi of boost at the top. I've moved the wastegate reference vacuum line to the intake, so this should no longer be an issue. Unfortunately, I haven't tested the car since performing the GT35R swap.
The previous Procharged setup (308 whp, 331 lb-ft) was easily able to out-accelerate a Mach 1 on the front stretch of Pacific Raceways, although the reliability issues associated with the supercharger system caused me to buy the Cobra (which is cheaper to repair). I don't intend to race this turbo setup, but I expect that it would have straight line speed at least comparable to a stock '03-04 Cobra.
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