For Stage 2 of the AmericanMuscle.com 2012 Mustang GT Project Car build, we wanted Project Blackout to really start dominating as a street car. We decided it was time to kick it up a notch on this car a little and drop in more performance mods to get some horsepower crankin’! We’re getting this car ready for SERIOUS horsepower!
I guess I should introduce you to our new manual 2012 Mustang GT. We’ve named it Project Blackout, and if you’ve been following our build on our Facebook page, you probably know that we’re building it up in 4 Stages, from simple bolt-ons, to the ultimate street Mustang with more horsepower than you’d ever need!
Check this out… a good customer dropped of their 2011 5.0L Mustang GT California Special, topped off with a Vortech Supercharger, for some custom tuning on the dyno from our team at Bama Performance. Mike Wilson, Bama lead calibrator, strapped down this blown 5.0L Ford Mustang to our dyno and let it rip! The results…
If you’ve been following our 2012 Boss 302, you know that we’ve been doing what many Boss owners dare to do… use the car for what it was built for! Most Mustang junkies will know that one of the coolest features on the car was the fact that it came with factory side-exit exhaust. We loved the idea… and when we added over 60 horsepower and 69 torque to our stock Boss with some upgrades, we were really sad to see it go. We had to do something about this!
We needed an epic shot for the cover of our new 79-04 Mustang catalog. I think the marketing team might have been waiting for an excuse, but hey, either way – the recipe was simple! You take (1) part high horsepower Mustang and mix it in with (2) parts demolishing a set of rear tires. Grab your camera, and the burnout video above is what you get!
We dropped a brand new Accel Super Coil on Plug Kit into our 2011 Automatic Mustang GT to see what kind of horsepower gains were left on the table. Rated at over 412 horsepower, you really wouldn’t think that there’s a ton of room for improvement by adding affordable bolt-on performance mods (besides the basic CAI/Tuner/Exhaust). Our friends over at Accel found a way to add as much as 10HP and 9TQ to a 2011 and newer Mustang GT or V6 in less than an hour!
Are you ready to be jealous? There’s 9 of the sickest, streetable Mustangs in these videos, putting down an average of 800HP to the rear wheels! These aren’t just steroid-ed up Mustangs cruizing the street, these are the ones that put them to shame.
A few weeks back, Pete Epple of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords dropped by to check out our untouched 2012 Boss 302! While he was here, we added a few modifications to help us make this thing just a little bit faster! After a round of mods and dyno tuning, we headed to the track to check out what it could do against our 2011 Automatic Mustang GT with similar mods. Watch out for the full story and details in the January issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Ford Magazine, dropping November 23, 2011!
We’re sorry to interrupt your day, but we didn’t think this should wait! A month or so back, over 10 beautiful girls invaded the AM Headquarters for 3 days while we brought in of the area’s baddest Mustangs for an epic photoshoot!
A few weeks back, we took a trip to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY with the 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine crew to give them a taste of our Procharged 2011 V6 – currently holding the record for the fastest 2011 V6 Mustang in the world. Steve Turner, chief editor at 5.0, wanted to get some seat time to see exactly what the car could do! It was definitely an honor, and he had no problem strapping in and putting his foot to the floor!