This V-6 Mustang runs the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds!

When it comes to drag racing, V-8 engines are the norm. Supercharged, turbocharged, or naturally aspirated, V-8s are the number one choice for the drag strips. Sure, you can still find imports that use V-6, inline-six, or even inline-four mills here and there, but when it comes to American cars, it’s hard to find one that’s not powered by a V-8. But then there’s people like Joshua Blume, who built himself a V-6 Mustang that runs the quarter mile in less than 10 seconds.

Offered as the base engine in the Mustang until a couple of years ago, the 3.7-liter V-6 is no match for the Coyote V-8, but it can churn out a lot of oomph with the proper upgrades.

Joshua turbocharged it, retuned it, and swapped the transmission for quicker and better gearing.
Did You Ever Think You'd See a Normal Looking V-6 Mustang Than Can Run 9-Second Quarter-Miles?
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The V-6 cranks out a whopping 700 horsepower, which enable this 2013 Mustang to run the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds at 139 mph. That’s as impressive as it gets and it should keep V-6 haters quiet.

But despite the car’s impressive performance, Joshua eventually decided to swap the V-6 for a V-8. But he’s not swapping it with a Ford-made Coyote. He’s going with an LS engine, made by the rivals from General Motors.

LS crate engines are a great choice when it comes to drag racing, but it’s not something that Ford fans want to see in a Mustang. However, Joshua argues that the LS is cheaper and that he got a good deal on engine parts. I guess it doesn’t really matter as long it’s fast.

Did You Ever Think You'd See a Normal Looking V-6 Mustang Than Can Run 9-Second Quarter-Miles?
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But anyway, would you drop an LS engine into a Mustang? Let me know in the comments section below.

Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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