Friday, February 24, 2012

Bolt on Turbo for Ford Mustang = 500+ Horsepower

Ford's Coyote V8 responds very well to forced induction.
The Coyote V8 powering Ford's Mustang GT is a proving to be a very stout motor.  Why?  You will find out shortly!  While most people would be content with the 412 hp the engine offers at the crank, there are some who appreciate having a bit more punch than what the car has in stock trim. Bolt on modifications can yield decent returns, but for serious power, forced induction is the way to go. 
The tuning gurus at Hellion have are creating a turbo kit for the 5.0 V8, and the figures are staggering from a stock motor.  How does 552 horsepower to the wheels in an automatic transmission Mustang GT sound?  That is some serious power and with the aid of the turbo, a stump pulling 605 lb-ft. of torque is generated.  Even more shocking is this fire breathing power is produced with only 6 psi of boost on pump gasoline.  For enthusiasts driving a manual transmission Mustang GT, the same 6 pounds of boost will net them an incredible 640 horsepower and 748 lb-ft. of torque!  Who knows how high those numbers will get if a reinforced engine block were to be used.  Regardless, we have to tip our hats to the team at Ford for making such a marvelous engine. 

The full article can be viewed here:  Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

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